Winning in Wisconsin: Dollansky Looks for Another Victory at Powercom Beaver Dam, WI--June 12, 2006 -- Craig Dollansky is well known by fans from coast to coast. He has raced at and won World of Outlaws features all across the country. One ...
Winning in Wisconsin: Dollansky Looks for Another Victory at Powercom
Beaver Dam, WI--June 12, 2006 -- Craig Dollansky is well known by fans from coast to coast. He has raced at and won World of Outlaws features all across the country. One state that holds a place near and dear to Dollansky is Wisconsin. Dollansky's team has a shop near Beaver Dam, and despite being born and raised in Minnesota, he is very fond of racing in the Badger state.
On Wednesday, Dollansky will have a chance to race in the land of cheese at one of his favorite tracks, The Raceway @ Powercom Park in Beaver Dam. The high-banked 1/3-mile always produces thrilling racing with multiple grooves and side-by-side action. Dollansky will battle the rest of the World of Outlaws regulars for the $10,000 winner's check.
The event traditionally draws large car counts, as many of the top contenders from the All Stars Circuit of Champions as well drivers from the Interstate Racing Association will attempt to defend their home turf against the Outlaws. Look for Dollansky and the rest of the Mean 15 to be on top of their games, as bragging rights will certainly be on the line.
Dollansky driving the Karavan Trailers Maxim, is no stranger to RacinSoles Victory Lane at The Raceway @ Powercom Park, having picked up a World of Outlaws A-Main feature win last season in July.
"The Wisconsin area is like a second home to me," said Dollansky. "It's Karavan country. There are a lot of great race fans there. Powercom Park is a great facility and a great place to race. It definitely produces a lot of great racing."
Dollansky picked up his second win of the season on June 3, at the legendary half-mile at Eldora Speedway. He also won on the ¼-mile high-bank at the always tough Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana in April. The team is strong on all the tracks the World of Outlaws have run on this year, big and small. They feel confident heading into Wednesday's action. The Raceway @ Powercom Park is one of the nicest facilities in the country and the drivers know they will have a well prepared track surface.
"It's a racy little race track and we've had some pretty good runs there, and won there in the past," said Dollansky. "It would be great to go there this year and win again."
Since the 2002 season, Dollansky has racked up five top-five finishes in just six races at the high-banked Wisconsin track. His worst finish among those was a sixth. He missed one race in 2003, as he was recovery from injuries sustained in an Infiniti Pro Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but his car was still fast, with Jason Meyers bringing home a fifth place finish in a substitute role. In the nine World of Outlaw events, that Dollansky has taken part in at The Raceway @ Powercom Park, he has finished in the top-15 all but one time.
After a very successful Eastern swing, Dollansky and the team look
forward to gearing up to hit the road again after the race at The Raceway
Powercom Park. The event will mark the beginning of a busy stretch that will close out the month of June for the Mean 15. After the race on Wednesday evening, Dollansky and his team will make a quick stop back home, before heading to Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, North Dakota. >From there, it's on to the legendary Knoxville Raceway in Iowa, another track that Dollansky enjoys racing at.
"We definitely need to get some things sorted out and organized," said Dollansky. "We're going to back to the shop and get some things situated and be ready for the week."
Dollansky has been one of the most consistent drivers this season night in and night out. He has brought home nine top-five finishes and a series best 18 Top-10's. He also has picked up two dash wins on the year, along with a quick time award. In addition to this, Dollansky has led 65 laps of feature racing competition, which is sixth best in the series.
"We're definitely feeling good about things," said Dollansky. "I think we probably should have had a few more wins by now, but we've got a lot of racing left to do this year. We'll just keep working hard on things here."
Dollansky is on quite a run this season, as he is up to third in series points, only two markers behind Joey Saldana in second. Since May 16 at Grandview Speedway, he has finished outside the Top-10 only two times. Currently, Dollansky is in the midst of a streak of four straight Top-five finishes, and eight straight Top-10's. At last weekends Eagle Nationals at Eagle Raceway in Nebraska, he finished third in the preliminary feature on Friday, and backed that up with another strong third in Saturday's 40-lap finale.
Always one of the best prepared crews in the pit area, the Karavan team usually is one of the first to arrive at a track and you can find them going off the race car with a fine tooth comb, to make sure Dollansky has the best and fastest machine each night.
"We'll just try to keep things the way they need to be in terms of equipment, and things like that," said Dollansky. "We'll just keep working at it and see what we can do down the stretch."
For ticket information about the World of Outlaws event at The Raceway @ Powercom Park visit http://www.powercompark.com or call the ticket office at 1-888-647-8899.
Adult reserved chair back seat tickets are $35, with regular reserved seats $30. Reserved seat tickets the day of the race will be $35. Also reserved seat/pit pass combos are available for $35. Tickets for students ages 7-14 are ½ price, and children 6-under will be admitted free with a paying adult.