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CDR Gettin’ “Aggressive”

Racing on the premier sprint car series of the world requires great partners.  Each year since 2008 Craig Dollansky Racing has select events to get exposure for partner Aggressive Hydraulics.  The same is true this year as ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ will get ‘aggressive’ this coming weekend at River Cities Speedway in the flashy Aggressive Hydraulics #7 paint scheme for the first time in 2011.

The World of Outlaws events in the Upper Midwest are a great spotlight for the hydraulic cylinder company based in the Minneapolis region which has customers in all fifty states and products operating in every continent.  Aggressive Hydraulics sets a high standard for designing and manufacturing mobile style hydraulic cylinders for numerous industries and applications. 

Since joining Dollansky, Aggressive Hydraulics Founder and President Paul Johnson has become attached to the sport from the start.  “I became an associate sponsor back in 2008 and Craig proceeded to win the first Outlaw race of the season at Volusia in Florida and led the points in the early part of the season.  He had a great year with numerous victories, made the podium at the Knoxville Nationals that year, and was in the hunt for the championship until an arm injury late in the season.”

One of the most unique things about dirt track racing is the ability for fans to get autographs and talk to their favorite driver after the races, an area that Johnson noticed Dollansky does an excellent job.  “I was impressed with the size of Craig’s fan base and saw how he was one of the last guys signing autographs in the pits after every race.  I also experienced how well spoken he is and a great promoter he is for his sponsors, which is one of the reasons we have stepped up sponsorship participation since partnering.”

For Dollansky he couldn’t be happier having great support from Big Game Treestands, Karavan Trailers, Eaton’s Aeroquip, and especially Aggressive Hydraulics this weekend.  “We’re looking forward to running the Aggressive car this weekend as well as Princeton next week, Paul and Jenn Johnson are great friends of ours as well as great supporters of this race team along with all the Aggressive Hydraulics employees so we can’t wait to run the car and hopefully get them a win.”

After Grand Forks this weekend the fun resumes both on and off the track on Saturday, June 25th in Princeton, Minnesota.  Craig Dollansky Racing will host a fan appreciation open house at their eye-catching race shop located just outside of Princeton.  Fans are welcome to check out the details behind a 900 horsepower sprint car and observe what it takes to assemble a World of Outlaws sprint car team.  Bring the whole family out to 10842 313th Avenue NW to see the shop and visit with the Big Game Treestands #7 team from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM with Dollansky signing autographs at noon.

“Since we’re running right in our backyard at Princeton Speedway which is just five minutes from our race shop we’re going to have an open house,” commented Dollansky.  “We’ve never had one before so this will allow people to check things out, see the facilities, and race cars for the fans and our sponsors and anyone else that wants to come.  We don’t typically have an opportunity where we race this close to home it’s been a few years.  We’ve got some things in the works to have at the open house and there’s going to be some prizes as well.  One lucky fan will win a chance to work on the race car and be a part of the crew at the track for the evening along with some other prizes we’re giving away.”

The race day activities don’t end there, after visiting the CDR race shop head over to nearby Princeton Speedway where Aggressive Hydraulics will host a hospitality event beginning at 4:00 PM prior to Dollansky and the rest of the Outlaws slinging dirt on the high-banked ¼-mile oval for the first time since 2008.

If you’re in North Dakota this weekend be sure to swing down to the #7 pit area after the races to get the new Aggressive Hydraulics autograph card and get your picture taken with ‘The Crowd Pleaser’.  The races at River Cities Speedway are not the only time this year that Dollansky will swap the traditional black and orange Big Game Treestands colors for black, red, and blue.  Fans can also catch a glimpse of the Aggressive Hydraulics scheme at the following events:

  • Princeton Speedway in Princeton, MN on June 25
  • Nodak Speedway in Minot, ND on August 20-21
  • Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, MN on September 17

Craig Dollansky Racing competes on the World of Outlaws circuit with great sponsors in Big Game Treestands, Karavan Trailers, Aggressive Hydraulics, and Eaton’s Aeroquip Performance Products.  Other supporters of CDR include Snap-on, Schoenfeld Headers, Morrison Racing Engines, Maxim Chassis, Integra Shocks, Winter Rearends, Sander Engineering, Overnight Wraps, Simpson, GATR Volvo, Butler Built Seats, Wings Unlimited, QuickCar Race Products, Saldana Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, KSE Steering Gears, Astro Titanium, Ray’s Autobody, Premier Powder Coating, Spectro Oil, Bob’s Bike Shop, Justice Brothers Products, CarMate Trailers, and R&R Enterprises.

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