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Dollansky Charges Past Meyers to Claim 8th Win of 2011

Elk River, Minn. native uses high side to power past series points leader

ALGER. Wash. — Sept. 2, 2011 — Craig Dollansky and his Big Game Treestands team are back in victory lane after a month of hard fought battles and frustrations. Having come off their 7th win of the season in the grueling Ironman 55 at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Mo. Before the 51st Goodyear Knoxville Nationals, the team tried some different combinations when it came to their setup and the results just didn’t match up their prior success. With the Outlaws kicking off their second West Coast swing, the team returned to their winning combination and picked up their 8th win of 2011.

“We tried quite a few different things after Pevely (I-55 Raceway) and I think tonight is the first time we’ve been in the dash since then,” Dollansky said. “We finally got our setup’s back to where they were and what a difference it made. We set Quick Time on the night and won this race. The track was awesome tonight because it really opened up on the top and bottom. I’ve got to thank my crew, Big Game Treestands, Aggressive Hydraulics, Aeroquip and Karavan Trailers. It’s always a team effort when you win. We dug ourselves into a hole as far as the points go earlier on in the season during that first swing in Canada. Now we’re trying to catch up and put as many wins on the board as we can.”

In order to pick up his series leading 8th win of the season, Dollansky had to make his way from the fourth starting spot when the green flag dropped. After several early cautions and red flag periods, points leader Jason Meyers appeared to have victory well at hand until Dollansky began to gain on the 2010 Series Champion and eventually passed him on lap 23.

“I gave this one away tonight,” said a disappointed Meyers. “We led earlier on and my crew gave me an awesome car. It was just on me tonight. I want to thank our partners DDNi/Media-Tile/Allstar Performance and GLR Investments. My parents are out here so hopefully we can rebound from this and go after the win again tomorrow night.”

Behind Meyers, a fierce battle was waged for the third position which saw 20-time Champion Steve Kinser prevail to pick up his second third place finish in a row.

“The track was a little rough tonight so you had to pick your spots,” said Kinser, driver of the #11 Bass Pro Shops/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet. “There were quite a few accidents early on so you had to pick your way through them as best you could.”

Owner-driver Jason Sides started the night’s 30 lap feature on the pole position and battled with Meyers for most of the race before being passed by Dollansky and Kinser to finish fourth. Paul McMahan was the highest finishing Kasey Kahne Racing machine as he brought his #83 Roth Motorsports/HR Cattle Maxim home in the fifth position.

The Outlaws will complete their weekend at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. on Saturday, September 3 before they head to Cottage Grove (Ore.) Speedway on Monday, September 5.

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY NOTEBOOK

WINNERS – There have been 48 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events in 2011. The winners include: Craig Dollansky – 8 (Silver Dollar Speedway on March 12, Salina Highbanks Speedway on May 3, River Cities Speedway on June 17 and 18, Dodge City Raceway Park on July 1, Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 24, I-55 Raceway on August 6, Skagit Speedway on September 2); Steve Kinser – 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 11 and 12, Pike County Raceway on Feb. 25, the Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Lakeside Speedway on June 4, River Cities Speedway on August 19, Huset’s Speedway on August 20); Donny Schatz – 6 (Attica Raceway Park on May 20, Princeton Speedway on June 25, Limaland Motorsports Park on July 13, Bloomington Speedway on August 5, Knoxville Raceway on August 13, Black Hills Speedway on August 23); Jason Meyers – 4 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 8, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23, Autodrome Drummond on July 30, Castrol Raceway on August 26); Sammy Swindell – 4 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 26, Merced Speedway on April 1, Tri-State Speedway on April 30, Knoxville Raceway on June 11); Joey Saldana – 4 (Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 3, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 19, Eldora Speedway on May 6, Beaver Dam Raceway on July 9); Jason Sides – 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Calistoga Speedway on April 2, I-96 Speedway on May 30, Dodge City Raceway Park on July 2); Paul McMahan – 3 (the Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 28, Belleville Highbanks on June 3, Brockville-Ontario Speedway on July 29); Tim Shaffer – 2 (Eldora Speedway on July 15, Lernerville Speedway on July 19); Dale Blaney – 1 (Lernerville Speedway on July 19); Cody Darrah – 1 (Castrol Raceway on august 27); Greg Hodnett – 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Daryn Pittman – 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 13); Tony Stewart – 1 (Oshweken Speedway on July 27); Tyler Walker – 1 (Eldora Speedway on July 16.)

KNOXVILLE AIRING– Tune into SPEED TV on Sunday, September 4 at Noon EDT for the airing of the 51st Goodyear Knoxville Nationals. The a two hour television event features veteran’s Ralph Sheheen and Brad Doty in the booth with Bobby Gerould and Tony Bokhoven roaming the pit area.

TIME TRIALS– Craig Dollansky was the fastest qualifier around the 3/10th’s mile oval with a time of 11.388 seconds and earned five championship points. Also earning points were Paul McMahan, Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz and Jason Sides. It marked Dollansky’s second Quick Time of the season.

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World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Skagit Speedway; Alger, Washington; Sept. 2, 2011

A-Main – (30 Laps)

1. 7-Craig Dollansky[4][$8,000]; 2. 14-Jason Meyers[2][$4,000]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[6][$2,500]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides[1][$2,200]; 5. 83-Paul McMahan[7][$2,100]; 6. 18-Travis Jacobson[8][$2,000]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz[5][$1,800]; 8. 9-Brad Sweet[3][$1,600]; 9. 92-Kerry Madsen[18][$1,500]; 10. 63-Chad Kemenah[16][$1,300]; 11. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[12][$1,200]; 12. 1-Sammy Swindell[17][$1,100]; 13. 88-Jesse Whitney[24][$1,000]; 14. 4X-Toni Lutar[20][$700]; 15. 6R-Bill Rose[15][$600]; 16. 44W-Austen Wheatley[23][$600]; 17. 6-Kraig Kinser[21][$600]; 18. 55-Trey Starks[11][$600]; 19. 2L-Logan Forler[22][$600]; 20. 83JR-Tim Kaeding[19][$600]; 21. 26-Sam Hafertepe[9][$600]; 22. O-Jonathan Allard[13][$600]; 23. 39C-Jason Solwold[14][$600]; 24. 91-Cody Darrah[10][$600]

Lap Leaders: Jason Meyers 1-23, Craig Dollansky 24-30

KSE Hard Charger Award: 88-Jesse Whitney[+11]

Qualifying –

1. 7-Craig Dollansky, 11.388; 2. 83-Paul McMahan, 11.399; 3. 9-Brad Sweet, 11.412; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.413; 5. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.419; 6. 14-Jason Meyers, 11.434; 7. 55-Trey Starks, 11.458; 8. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 11.476; 9. 18-Travis Jacobson, 11.524; 10. 11-Steve Kinser, 11.526; 11. 26-Sam Hafertepe, 11.544; 12. 91-Cody Darrah, 11.591; 13. O-Jonathan Allard, 11.632; 14. 39C-Jason Solwold, 11.643; 15. 6R-Bill Rose, 11.671; 16. 63-Chad Kemenah, 11.706; 17. 1-Sammy Swindell, 11.753; 18. 92-Kerry Madsen, 11.772; 19. 83JR-Tim Kaeding, 11.829; 20. 4X-Toni Lutar, 11.832; 21. 6-Kraig Kinser, 11.861; 22. 66-Barry Martinez, 12.040; 23. 2L-Logan Forler, 12.045; 24. 33-Colton Heath, 12.051; 25. 88-Jesse Whitney, 12.065; 26. 25-Bobby McMahan, 12.106; 27. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 12.121; 28. 23-Ian Madsen, 16.402

Heat 1 – (10 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 11-Steve Kinser[1] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[3] ; 3. 55-Trey Starks[2] ; 4. 83JR-Tim Kaeding[7] ; 5. 7-Craig Dollansky[4] ; 6. 63-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 7. O-Jonathan Allard[5] ; 8. 66-Barry Martinez[8] ; 9. 23-Ian Madsen[10] ; 10. 88-Jesse Whitney[9]

Heat 2 – (10 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 26-Sam Hafertepe[1] ; 2. 83-Paul McMahan[4] ; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[2] ; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell[6] ; 5. 39C-Jason Solwold[5] ; 6. 7S-Jason Sides[3] ; 7. 25-Bobby McMahan[9] ; 8. 4X-Toni Lutar[7] ; 9. 2L-Logan Forler[8]

Heat 3 – (10 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 91-Cody Darrah[1] ; 2. 18-Travis Jacobson[2] ; 3. 9-Brad Sweet[4] ; 4. 14-Jason Meyers[3] ; 5. 6R-Bill Rose[5] ; 6. 92-Kerry Madsen[6] ; 7. 6-Kraig Kinser[7] ; 8. 44W-Austen Wheatley[9] ; 9. 33-Colton Heath[8]

Dash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature)

1. 7S-Jason Sides[2] ; 2. 14-Jason Meyers[1] ; 3. 9-Brad Sweet[4] ; 4. 7-Craig Dollansky[6] ; 5. 15-Donny Schatz[3] ; 6. 11-Steve Kinser[8] ; 7. 83-Paul McMahan[5] ; 8. 18-Travis Jacobson[7] ; 9. 26-Sam Hafertepe[9] ; 10. 91-Cody Darrah[10]

B-Main – (10 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. O-Jonathan Allard[1] [-]; 2. 2L-Logan Forler[4] [-]; 3. 6-Kraig Kinser[3] [-]; 4. 4X-Toni Lutar[2] [-]; 5. 44W-Austen Wheatley[7] [-]; 6. 88-Jesse Whitney[5] [-]; 7. 25-Bobby McMahan[6] [$200]; 8. 66-Barry Martinez[8] [$180]; 9. 33-Colton Heath[9] [$175]; 10. 23-Ian Madsen[10] [$160]
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