A trio of races was on tap for the Eyecon Trail Cameras #7 team as they got the weekend action underway on Friday at LaSalle Speedway in Illinois.  With the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars back at the high-banked ¼-mile for the first time since 2010, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ aimed to extend a stretch of eight straight top-ten finishes.

After a late draw in qualifying yielded the 15th fastest time among the 32 drivers, Dollansky started on the pole of heat three and raced to the checkered flag in 2nd behind Tim Kaeding to earn a spot in the dash.  In the 6-lap dash the Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim started ninth on the grid and finished 8th.

When three attempts to start the 40-lap A-Main resulted in three cautions, the fourth try was successful until a lap 3 caution when the MobileStar #7 powered up to fourth.  Following a red on the restart, Dollansky raced past teammate Sammy Swindell on the ensuing restart and then battled with Donny Schatz a few circuits later.  Shortly after the halfway point the Elk River, Minnesota native motored past James McFadden for fourth and then by Paul McMahan six laps later.  Closing the gap on leaders Tim Kaeding and Donny Schatz with just five laps remaining, Dollansky zoned in on the runner-up spot but ran out of laps taking the checkered flag with a strong podium finish in 3rd.

“It was a good run for us starting eighth and working our way up there and a good run for the Eyecon Trail Cameras team,” commented Craig.  “DJ, Sean, Chevy do a great job working hard and Pete who is here helping us this weekend.  Tim and Donny were pretty good but we were definitely coming on them at the end.  It always takes a team effort and we have a lot of great people that support this team, as much as we wanted to get the win we’ll take a third and work on things for tomorrow and Sunday.”

The Eyecon Trail Cameras #7 team now travels to Beaver Dam, Wisconsin for racing tonight at Beaver Dam Raceway.


Craig Dollansky Racing competes on the World of Outlaws circuit, the premier sprint car series in the world, with great sponsors in Eyecon Trail Cameras, Big Game Treestands, Aggressive Hydraulics, MobileStar, Dakota Fluid Power, and Eaton’s Aeroquip Performance Products.  Other supporters of CDR include Maxim Chassis, Morrison Racing Engines, Integra Racing Shocks, Schaeffer Oil, DMI, Keizer Wheels, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Snap-on, Schoenfeld Headers, Benic Enterprises, Sander Engineering, Hoosier Tires, Simpson, GATR Volvo, Butler Built Seats, Wings Unlimited, Saldana Race Products, All Star Performance, Fuel Safe, FK Rod Ends, Jiffy-Tite, Outerwears, Fel-Pro, CP-Carrillo, KSE Steering Gears, Astro Titanium, Bob’s Bike Shop, Randy’s Racing Filters, Justice Brothers Products, R&R Enterprises, Red Devil Brakes, Trent’s Signs & Graphics, Glenn Hepfner Inc., and Racing Optics.