Dollansky Faces a Homecoming When Outlaws Visit Elko
For Craig Dollansky, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series inaugural visit to Elko Speedway for the FVP Outlaws at Elko is special.
Not only does the Elk River, Minn., native get to sleep in his own bed the night before the Friday, May 10, event, but many of his family and friends will get to watch him chase his 56th feature victory – a feat that would move him into the top 10 in career wins with the premier sprint car series.
As significant as the location and surroundings is the heritage. Dollansky grew up a little more than an hour away from Elko Speedway. The most recent World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series winner watched his father race countless nights on the 3/8-mile pavement track and a couple of years ago his youngest son, Garrett, picked up a victory in a legends car race.
“From what I remember it seemed to go pretty well,” Craig Dollansky said. “It’s an awesome facility. They’ve got a beautiful grandstand and a bar area set up, so it should be a great experience for the fans.”
This time the track will be covered in dirt, marking the first time in a dozen years that the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will compete on a pavement track temporarily caked in dirt. The FVP Outlaws at Elko will also be the closest event for ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ to Minneapolis this season.
“The Minneapolis market is a pretty major market,” Dollansky said. “There are a lot of dirt race car fans around the Minneapolis area. The more races in Minnesota the better.”
Check out the O’Reilly Auto Parts $5 off general admission ticket special. When fans purchase a general admission ticket at a participating O’Reilly Auto Parts store they receive $5 off (adult tickets are $35 or $30 at O’Reilly Auto Parts and child tickets are $15 or $10 at O’Reilly Auto Parts). Children 5 and younger get into the race for free.
For reserved seating ticket information, visit SLSPromotions.com or call 1-815-344-2023 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Central) Monday thru Friday.
Also, spectators can upgrade any ticket to a pit pass for only $10 on race day.