Big Game Motorsports Garners Two More Top Fives, Four Top 10s
Inside Line Promotions – FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (June 25, 2013) – For the second straight week Big Game Motorsports teammates Sammy Swindell and Craig Dollansky each earned a top five and two top 10s during World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series action.
And for the second consecutive week the Eyecon Trail Cameras car powered by Dollansky battled with the Big Game Treestands backed Swindell for position as the premier sprint car series tackled River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., on Friday to open the weekend.
Swindell set quick time in qualifying for the fourth race this season and Dollansky qualified fourth quickest. The Big Game Treestands car then powered from fourth to first in the heat race to advance to the dash, where the No. 8 was pulled during the dash draw to place Swindell on the outside of the fourth row.
Dollansky drove the Eyecon Trail Cameras car to a fifth-place finish in his heat race to qualify for the main event, which he started 11th.
“We were pretty good early in the main event,” he said after finishing eighth. “We got up to fourth and was pretty good on the long run. We had a yellow with about 18 laps to go. On the restart I couldn’t get going again. Then we had a red flag and pretty much my tires were done at that point. I just knew we had to finish out as strong as we could. At the end of the day it wasn’t as good of a finish as we wanted, but we got out of there with a top 10.”
After placing ninth in the dash, Swindell started the feature on the inside of the fifth row.
“We had a wing brace break on the sixth or eighth lap so the wing was going the wrong way,” he said. “It kinda picked up the front end.”
The team was able to fix the broken nose wing on a late restart, when Swindell rallied to place ninth.
“On the restart we were able to get a few positions,” he said. “We should have had a top five there pretty easy. You’ve gotta have your stuff together when everybody else has their stuff together.”
On Saturday the teammates traveled to I-94 Speedway, which hosted its first-ever World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event.
“It’s a beautiful facility,” Dollansky said. “It sure would be nice to go back there in the future and race again. It’s always good to race in Minnesota, close to home. The fans seemed to enjoy the show and the speed of the sprint cars.”
The Big Game Treestands car qualified second quickest and the Eyecon Trail Cameras car eighth quickest. Swindell finished fourth in his heat race and Dollansky won his as both drivers advanced to the dash, where the No. 4 was drawn to start Swindell third and Dollansky sixth.
Swindell maintained his position and Dollansky picked up one spot to place fifth, starting the Big Game Motorsports teammates inside the top five for the main event.
“It had a few yellows so it took a lot of traffic away,” Swindell said. “That was our only chance of doing anything. There wasn’t much of that so it was pretty much wide open. We’re all so close it’s hard to do a lot. When we did get some traffic it’d seem like they would get them coming into the turns and I’d catch them off the turns.”
In a role of reversal from the previous weekend, the Big Game Treestands car held off the Eyecon Trail Cameras car for the final spot on the podium.
“We had a pretty good night,” Dollansky said after placing fourth. “We had a yellow flag with about 15 laps to go or so. It seemed before that yellow we were about to get in heavy lapped traffic. It seemed like after that restart we followed each other to the checkered flag.”
The Big Game Motorsports teammates and the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will compete in a tripleheader this weekend. On Friday, LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Ill., hosts its first race since 2010. Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., will put on the 4th annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial on Saturday before Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., holds its lone event this season on Sunday.
QUICK RESULTS –
June 21 – River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. – Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 8 (11).
June 22 – I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minn. – Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 5 (6); Feature: 4 (5).
June 21 – River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. – Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (4); Dash: 9 (8); Feature: 9 (9).
June 22 – I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minn. – Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 4 (4); Dash: 3 (3); Feature: 3 (3).
SEASON STATS –
DOLLANSKY : 35 races, 4 wins, 11 top fives, 22 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 33 top 20s
SWINDELL : 35 races, 1 win, 10 top fives, 23 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 33 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Ill., Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., and Sunday at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series
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