Dollansky Keeps Streak Alive By Kendra Jacobs BRANDON, SD (August 19)-The Gumout Racing Series North Midwest Tour could not have gone better for Craig Dollansky. Going into the series, Dollansky trailed Jeff Shepard by four points. When the ...
Dollansky Keeps Streak Alive
By Kendra Jacobs
BRANDON, SD (August 19)-The Gumout Racing Series North Midwest Tour could not have gone better for Craig Dollansky. Going into the series, Dollansky trailed Jeff Shepard by four points. When the checkered flag dropped at Huset's Speedway, Dollansky had gained four more victories and a 34-point lead over Shepard in the point standings.
"It's been a great week. We've had some bad luck along the way this year. Thank God, that some of that stuff is behind us now," Dollansky told the crowd from victory lane. "You have to get some breaks going your way when you are racing out here [Gumout Series]. Hopefully we can keep it going."
Paul McMahan and Kraig Kinser won the Weld Racing Dash and Weld Race Components Dash respectively. As the green flag dropped, Kinser dove low as McMahan chose the high groove. Going into turn three, Dollansky passed Kinser on the low side to take over the second position. Kinser fell to third, followed by Jeff Shepard and Ronald Laney.
On lap three, Dollansky had pulled alongside race leader McMahan at the flag stand. Going into turn one on the following lap, Dollansky again dove low to take the lead away from McMahan. Further back in the field, Brad Furr had moved up to challenge Laney for the fifth position. Furr took over the position on lap six, as the #4J of Shepard began to stumble. Shepard slipped back into the field rapidly allowing Furr and Peter Murphy to join the top five.
By lap ten the race leaders had entered heavy traffic. Furr got around the #11K of Kraig Kinser in turns three and four. Shepard, back up to speed, also got around the rookie putting Kinser into the fifth position. By this time, Dollansky commanded a straightaway lead on McMahan. Lap 20 saw a heated battle for the second position begin between McMahan and Shepard. Shepard continued to dive low, but McMahan's momentum around the top of the track, allowed him to hold onto the position.
Dollansky, by lap 25, led by ½ lap over McMahan, Shepard, Murphy and Furr. Lap 27 saw Furr regain the fourth position from Murphy. One lap later, Shepard pass McMahan coming out of turn two to take over the second position. After going 30 laps, green to checkered, Dollansky won his fourth Gumout Racing Series event in a row. Shepard finished second with McMahan, Furr and Murphy rounding out the top five.
This was the first non-stop feature event for the Gumout Racing Series. In fact, the Hank's Performance Products "B" Feature was the only sprint car event of the night to see the yellow flag.
Craig Dollansky earned his first Huggins Fast Time Award of the year with a time of 10.776. Randy Kinser passed four cars en route to a ninth place finish to earn his first KSE Hard Charger Award.
In a correction from the River Cities Speedway results, Bob Bennett should have been placed in 12th position. This correction made him the KSE Hard Charger for that specific event as he passed 11 cars throughout the 40-lap feature event.
2000 Gumout Racing Series
Huset's Speedway, Brandon, South Dakota
Saturday, August 19, Feature Program #25
Huggins Qualifications: 1. Craig Dollansky, Karavan Mtspts. 7, 10.776; 2. Brad Furr, Furr Racing 2F, 10.915; 3. Jason Meyers, Carter Racing 14M, 10.982; 4. Jeff Shepard, Double L Mtspts. 4J, 10.989; 5. Paul McMahan, Warren Johnson U2, 11.043; 6. Shane Stewart, Holbrook Mtspts. 9H, 11.062; 7. Dennis Moore, Jr., Moore 71, 11.085; 8. Kraig Kinser, Kinser Racing 11K, 11.103; 9. Chad Radel, Radel 25, 11.123; 10. Peter Murphy, Williams 0, 11.125; 11. Ronald Laney, Laney Racing 52, 11.144; 12. Gary Dewall, Dewall 16, 11.193; 13. Randy Kinser, Kinser Racing 14, 11.260; 14. Gregg Bakker, Bakker 11X, 11.288; 15. Jason Statler, Statler Racing 00, 11.313; 16. Jimmy Carter, Rudeen Racing 14C, 11.470; 17. Dean Brown, Citywide Insulation R19, 11.472; 18. Bob Bennett, Acme Trailers 3B, 11.498; 19. Brian Carlson, SC Mtspts. 18, 11.506; 20. Chad Meyer, Wilmer 1W, 11.526; 21. Kenny Hansen, Hansen 4, 11.543; 22. Terry Reilly, Wilson/Ekern 3, 11.590; 23. Bobby Weuve, Weuve 19, 11.591; 24. Christie Passmore, GAP Roofing 1A, 11.594; 25. Terry McCarl, Rasmassen 55, 11.608; 26. Matt Wasmund, Wasmund 4W, 11.830; 27. Wade Nygaard, Slocum 9N, 11.914; 28. Randy Rosenboom, Rosy's Raceland 14R, 11.944; 29. Rich Bubak, Bubak 9, 11.947; 30. Mark Dobmeier, Dobmeier 13, 12.068; 31. Chuck McGillivray, McGillivray 101, 12.675; 32. John Lambertz, Lambertz 12L, no time.
First Manufacturer's Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Paul McMahan, 2. Craig Dollansky, 3. Chad Radel, 4. Randy Kinser, 5. Dean Brown, 6. Kenny Hansen, 7. Terry McCarl, 8. Rich Bubak. (Top five qualified for "A" Feature)
Second Manufacturer's Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Brad Furr, 2. Shane Stewart, 3. Peter Murphy, 4. Gregg Bakker, 5. Bob Bennett, 6. Terry Reilly, 7. Mark Dobmeier, 8. Matt Wasmund. (Top five qualified for "A" Feature)
Third Manufacturer's Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Ronald Laney, 2. Jason Meyers, 3. Jason Statler, 4. Dennis Moore, Jr., 5. Bob Weuve, 6. Brian Carlson, 7. Chuck McGillivray, 8. Wade Nygaard. (Top five qualified for "A" Feature)
Fourth Manufacturer's Heat Race (eight laps): 1. Kraig Kinser, 2. Jeff Shepard, 3. Gary Dewall, 4. Jimmy Carter, 5. Christie Passmore, 6. Chad Meyer, 7. John Lambertz, 8. Randy Rosenboom. (Top five qualified for "A' Feature)
Weld Racing Dash (five laps): 1. Paul McMahan, 2. Craig Dollansky, 3. Ronald Laney, 4. Jason Meyers, 5. Chad Radel, 6. Dennis Moore, Jr. (Finish determined inside starting rows 1-6 in "A" Feature)
Weld Race Components Dash (five laps): 1. Kraig Kinser, 2. Jeff Shepard, 3. Brad Furr, 4. Peter Murphy, 5. Shane Stewart, 6. Gary Dewall. (Finish determined outside starting rows 1-6 in "A" Feature)
Hank's Performance Products "B" Feature (eight laps): 1. Chad Meyer, 2. Terry McCarl, 3. Kenny Hansen, 4. Terry Reilly, 5. Brian Carlson ($200); 6. Wade Nygaard ($150); 7. Randy Rosenboom ($120); 8. Mark Dobmeier ($100); 9. Rich Bubak ($100); 10. John Lambertz ($100); 11. Chuck McGillivray ($80); 12. Matt Wasmund ($60). (Top four qualified for "A" Feature)
Gumout Racing Series "A" Feature (30 laps): 1.Craig Dollansky ($5,000); 2. Jeff Shepard ($3,000); 3. Paul McMahan ($2,000); 4. Brad Furr ($1,800); 5. Peter Murphy ($1,600); 6. Ronald Laney ($1,400); 7. Jason Meyers ($1,300); 8. Chad Radel ($1,200); 9. Randy Kinser ($1,100); 10. Kraig Kinser ($1,050); 11. Shane Stewart ($1,000); 12. Jimmy Carter ($800); 13. Jason Statler ($700); 14. Terry McCarl ($620); 15. Gregg Bakker ($600); 16. Dennis Moore, Jr. ($500); 17. Gary Dewall ($500); 18. Bob Bennett ($500); 19. Chad Meyer ($520); 20. Terry Reilly ($520); 21. Kenny Hansen ($520); 22. Bob Weuve ($500); 23. Dean Brown ($500); 24. Christie Passmore ($500).
Lap Leaders: Paul McMahan 1-3; Craig Dollansky 4-30 Huggins Fast Qualifier: Craig Dollansky KSE Hard Charger: Randy Kinser