Craig Dollansky Captures Emotional Victory at Beaver Dam

Earns his fifth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the year

BEAVER DAM, Wis. – June 29, 2013 – For the second time in his career, Craig Dollansky captured a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory at Beaver Dam Raceway, winning the Jim Boyd Memorial on Saturday night.

Polesitter Cody Darrah jumped out to an early lead before yielding to Dollansky on lap 14. Dollansky led the next three laps before Daryn Pittman surged to the front. Dollansky moved back around Pittman on lap 19 and led rest of the 40-lap feature event for the $10,000 victory.

Pittman was second with Tim Kaeding, Donny Schatz and Paul McMahan rounding out the top five.

“This is the Jim Boyd Memorial and he was Scott Boyd’s father,” said Dollansky, who is long-time friends of the Boyd family. “You know that family supported me for a long time, they owned the team that I raced for 10 years and Jim Boyd was just a great person and an inspiration for me and an awesome individual. He passed away a few years back. He’s gone but not forgotten and I know he was riding around with me tonight in spirit.”

Dollansky, of Elk River, Minn., was joined on the podium by a pair of drivers who had to weaver their way through the field to collect their paychecks. Pittman started seventh in his Great Clips GF1 after winning his heat race earlier in the night. Pittman could close the gap to Dollansky in traffic, but when Dollansky was on clear track Pittman couldn’t run him down.

The runner-up finish on Saturday was a great rebound race for Pittman, the championship points leader who gave up valuable ground to Donny Schatz on Friday night at LaSalle Speedway when he was involved in a couple of incidents that resulted in a 14th-place finish.

“We were good all night and I always enjoy coming here,” said Pittman, a native of Owasso, Okla. “This is one of my favorite race tracks. We put ourselves in position, just maybe needed to time trial a little better and really got up there and had a shot to win, just came up a little short. I think we were good enough to get around him on the bottom if any lapped cars would have held him up at all or if I hit it right. I passed him twice under green flag, once running second and third and once for the lead, but anytime you pass a good car like that you have to take advantage of it.”

Tim Kaeding’s Roth Motorsports KPC started in the 11th starting position after qualifying sixth and missing a dash transfer position in the heat race. Kaeding charged the high side of the track to pick up eight spots.

“We worked on the car all night got it way better in the feature, and my moto ‘live and die by the high-side’ and that’s where I went straight to the top,” said Kaeding, of San Jose, Calif. “We had a good car on the bottom too so I could jump around and move around and have a little fun, like crisscross back in the day.”

Schatz salvaged a fourth-place finish and earned the KSE Hard Charger award by picking up nine spots.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is back on track Sunday night at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. Then the teams get a short reprieve off before heading to Huset’s Speedway on Wednesday night. After the midweek show the tour heads to Dodge City (Kan.) Raceway Park for the Boot Hill Showdown next Friday and Saturday night.

BEAVER DAM RACEWAY NOTEBOOK

NOTES – Jason Sides was the fastest qualifier around high-banked, 1/3-mile oval with a time of 13.115 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were James McFadden (4 points), Paul McMahan (3), Cody Darrah (2) and Craig Dollansky (1). … Kerry Madsen, Joey Saldana, Daryn Pittman and David Gravel won heat races. … The dash draw was a 4 for the 6th time this year. … Cody Darrah won the dash for the second time this year.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS – MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Wayne Modjeski; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Craig Dollansky; STP ($50 cash): Tim Kaeding; Bruce High Performance Transporters ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; UNOH ($50 cash): James McFadden; American Racing Custom Wheels ($50 cash): David Gravel; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Cody Darrah; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Steve Kinser; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; Superflow ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Klotz Synthetic Lubricants ($50 cash): Bill Rose; KSE Racing Products ($100 certificate): Donny Schatz; Penske Shocks ($100 certificate): Chad Kemenah; Armor All (case of product): James McFadden; Comp Cams ($50 certificate): Craig Dollansky; Bruce High Performance Transporters ($200 certificates): Paul McMahan, Joey Saldana, Bill Rose; JE Pistons (set of rings): Bill Rose.

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World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway; June 29, 2013

A-Main – (40 Laps): 1. 7-Craig Dollansky [2] [$10,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [7] [$5,500]; 3. 83-Tim Kaeding [11] [$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [13] [$2,800]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [3] [$2,500]; 6. 55X-James McFadden [4] [$2,300]; 7. 6-David Gravel [8] [$2,200]; 8. 4-Cody Darrah [1] [$2,100]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [6] [$2,050]; 10. 11-Steve Kinser [12] [$2,000]; 11. 17B-Bill Balog [18] [$1,500]; 12. 63-Chad Kemenah [19] [$1,200]; 13. 71M-Joey Saldana [10] [$1,100]; 14. 29-Kerry Madsen [5] [$1,050]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9] [$1,000]; 16. 6R-Bill Rose [15] [$900]; 17. 80K-Mike Kertscher [21] [$800]; 18. 1-Sammy Swindell [14] [$800]; 19. 5J-Jereme Schultz [23] [$800]; 20. 82-Jason Solwold [20] [$800]; 21. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [24] [$800]; 22. 21-Brian Brown [17] [$800]; 23. 97-Todd King [16] [$800]; 24. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [22] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Cody Darrah 1-13; Craig Dollansky 14-17, 19-40; Daryn Pittman 18. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz [+9]

Qualifying: 1. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.115; 2. 55X-James McFadden, 13.159; 3. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.226; 4. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.247; 5. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.307; 6. 83-Tim Kaeding, 13.311; 7. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.314; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.328; 9. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.338; 10. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.358; 11. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.408; 12. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.491; 13. 6-David Gravel, 13.504; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.544; 15. 6R-Bill Rose, 13.554; 16. 97-Todd King, 13.561; 17. 21-Brian Brown, 13.562; 18. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.602; 19. 63-Chad Kemenah, 13.639; 20. 82-Jason Solwold, 13.728; 21. 80K-Mike Kertscher, 13.742; 22. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.818; 23. 10V-Matt Vandervere, 13.982; 24. 5J-Jereme Schultz, 14.035; 25. 44-A.J. Bruns, 14.191; 26. 65-Jordon Goldesberry, 14.209; 27. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 14.236; 28. 23-Russell Borland, 14.243; 29. 28-Brian Paulus, 14.260; 30. 7U-Scott Uttech, 14.391; 31. 8A-Nick Alden, 14.405; 32. 1M-Phillip Mock, 14.538; 33. 4K-Kris Spitz, 14.570; 34. 20R-Robbie Pribnow, 14.620; 35. 94-Brandon Thone, 14.722; 36. 43-Jereme Schroeder, 14.934

Heat 1 – (10 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 6-David Gravel [1]; 2. 7-Craig Dollansky [3]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [5]; 6. 80K-Mike Kertscher [6]; 7. 28-Brian Paulus [8]; 8. 44-A.J. Bruns [7]; 9. 4K-Kris Spitz [9]

Heat 2 – (10 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 3. 83-Tim Kaeding [3]; 4. 55X-James McFadden [4]; 5. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [6]; 6. 65-Jordon Goldesberry [7]; 7. 7U-Scott Uttech [8]; 8. 20R-Robbie Pribnow [9]; 9. 17B-Bill Balog [5]

Heat 3 – (10 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [2]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [3]; 4. 63-Chad Kemenah [5]; 5. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [7]; 6. 6R-Bill Rose [1]; 7. 10V-Matt Vandervere [6]; 8. 8A-Nick Alden [8]; 9. 94-Brandon Thone [9]

Heat 4 – (10 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [4]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [2]; 4. 82-Jason Solwold [5]; 5. 97-Todd King [1]; 6. 5J-Jereme Schultz [6]; 7. 23-Russell Borland [7]; 8. 1M-Phillip Mock [8]; 9. 43-Jereme Schroeder [9]

Dash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 4-Cody Darrah [1]; 2. 7-Craig Dollansky [5]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [2]; 4. 55X-James McFadden [3]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [6]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [7]; 8. 6-David Gravel [9]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10]; 10. 71M-Joey Saldana [8]

Last Chance Showdown – (12 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 17B-Bill Balog [2] [-]; 2. 80K-Mike Kertscher [3] [-]; 3. 5J-Jereme Schultz [5] [-]; 4. 6R-Bill Rose [1] [-]; 5. 44-A.J. Bruns [6] [$200]; 6. 10V-Matt Vandervere [4] [$180]; 7. 65-Jordon Goldesberry [7] [$175]; 8. 4K-Kris Spitz [13] [$160]; 9. 7U-Scott Uttech [10] [$150]; 10. 1M-Phillip Mock [12] [$150]; 11. 8A-Nick Alden [11] [$150]; 12. 23-Russell Borland [8] [$150]; 13. 20R-Robbie Pribnow [14] [$150]; 14. 94-Brandon Thone [15] [$150]; 15. 43-Jereme Schroeder [16] [$150]; 16. 28-Brian Paulus [9] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1

Daryn Pittman

5212

0

5

24

30

8

2

Donny Schatz

5099

-113

7

20

30

0

3

Paul McMahan

5079

-133

3

18

27

9

4

Craig Dollansky

4916

-296

5

13

24

1

5

Sammy Swindell

4862

-350

1

10

24

4

6

Joey Saldana

4769

-443

0

7

18

3

7

David Gravel

4743

-469

1

5

17

1

8

Cody Darrah

4678

-534

1

5

15

1

9

Steve Kinser

4615

-597

1

3

14

0

10

Chad Kemenah

4549

-663

0

8

10

2

11

Kraig Kinser

4494

-718

1

6

17

0

12

Kerry Madsen

4451

-761

1

5

14

0

13

Jason Sides

4431

-781

0

5

15

1

14

Tim Kaeding

4055

-1157

6

17

22

0

15

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

2654

-2558

0

0

4

1

16

Brian Brown

2476

-2736

0

4

9

0

17

Bill Rose

2422

-2790

0

0

1

0

18

Greg Wilson

2096

-3116

0

1

2

0

19

Jac Haudenschild

1980

-3232

0

4

5

0

20

Wayne Johnson

1971

-3241

0

0

2

0

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), University of Northwestern Ohio, VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignitions, Penske Shocks and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Fuel Safe, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo, TNT Rescue and Winters Performance.