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Dollansky Wins In Dodge City

Jim Pedley | Managing Editor, RacinToday.com Saturday, July 2 2011

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Craig Dollansky on Friday charged through the field and used a late race restart to grab his fifth World of Outlaws win of the season and first victory at Dodge City Raceway Park in Southwestern Kansas.

“Tonight certainly was a work in progress as we had to keep adjusting throughout the heats and the dash,” said Dollansky in Victory Lane. “It always is a total team effort and to get that last restart was pretty cool. I wasn’t quite sure what was going to happen on it. I got a good run off of Sammy (Swindell) coming off of turn 2 and got under him and made it work.”

Swindell, who led 26 laps of the 30 lap main event, settled for second place after starting on the outside pole.

“We really didn’t want to see that caution with three (laps) to go,” said Swindell, a native of Germantown, Tenn. “Craig pulled of a pretty good move and I wasn’t able to get back past him. It’s a good night for Big Game Treestands.”

2010 Series Champion Jason Meyers finished in third. Meyers, a Clovis, Calif. native, sat on the pole for the night’s main event and had high hopes going into the 30 lap affair.

“We felt like we were really close tonight to getting our first win of the season,” said Meyers. “We maybe just missed something for the feature. However, we can take tonight and add it to our notes and go on from there.”

The nights fastest qualifier, Jason Sides, was fourth with five time Dodge City race winner Joey Saldana coming home in fifth. Fargo, N.D. native Donny Schatz was running fourth in the main event until problems with the engine on his sprinter regulated him to a 20th place finish.

NOTEBOOK

QUICK TIME – Jason Sides was the night’s fastest qualifier with a lap around the three eighths-mile oval in 13.542 seconds, earning five championship points. Kerry Madsen, Joey Saldana, Sammy Swindell and Donny Schatz also earned qualifying points. It marked Sides’s third Quick Time of the season.

WINNERS – There have been 25 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events in 2011. The winners include: Craig Dollansky – 5 (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); Steve Kinser – 5 (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); 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 – 3 (Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 3, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 19, Eldora Speedway on May 6); Jason Sides – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Calistoga Speedway on April 2, I-96 Speedway on May 30); Paul McMahan – 2 (the Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 28, Belleville Highbanks on June 3); Donny Schatz – 2 (Attica Raceway Park on May 20, Princeton Speedway on June 25); Daryn Pittman – 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 13.)

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World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Dodge City Raceway Park; Dodge City, Kan.; July 1, 2011

A-Main – (30 Laps)

1. 7-Craig Dollansky[6][$10,000]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell[2][$5,000]; 3. 14-Jason Meyers[1][$3,000]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides[4][$2,700]; 5. 9-Joey Saldana[5][$2,500]; 6. 83-Paul McMahan[8][$2,200]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser[12][$2,000]; 8. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[9][$1,800]; 9. 92-Kerry Madsen[7][$1,600]; 10. 6-Kraig Kinser[11][$1,450]; 11. 63-Chad Kemenah[14][$1,300]; 12. 91-Cody Darrah[20][$1,200]; 13. 6R-Bill Rose[10][$1,100]; 14. 2B-Ben Gregg[13][$1,000]; 15. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[15][$950]; 16. 11X-Patrick Stasa[21][$900]; 17. 33-Kris Miller[17][$850]; 18. 1T-Ty Williams[23][$750]; 19. 36-Jason Martin[16][$725]; 20. 15-Donny Schatz[3][$700]; 21. 91X-Jeff Stasa[24][$700]; 22. 2J-Zach Burton[18][$700]; 23. 20PK-Ron Krysl[22][$700]; 24. 97-Brian Herbert[19][$700]

Lap Leaders : Jason Meyers 1-3, Sammy Swindell 4-27, Craig Dollansky 28-30

KSE Hard Charger Award: 91-Cody Darrah[+8]

Qualifying -

1. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.542; 2. 92-Kerry Madsen, 13.547; 3. 9-Joey Saldana, 13.652; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.690; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.709; 6. 6-Kraig Kinser, 13.751; 7. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.908; 8. 14-Jason Meyers, 13.950; 9. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.972; 10. 2B-Ben Gregg, 14.004; 11. 6R-Bill Rose, 14.021; 12. 83-Paul McMahan, 14.028; 13. 7-Craig Dollansky, 14.038; 14. 63-Chad Kemenah, 14.247; 15. 18-Tony Bruce Jr, 14.361; 16. 36-Jason Martin, 14.556; 17. 33-Kris Miller, 14.617; 18. 2J-Zach Burton, 14.673; 19. 97-Brian Herbert, 14.752; 20. 21-Taylor Velasquez, 14.761; 21. 91-Cody Darrah, 14.798; 22. 91X-Jeff Stasa, 14.820; 23. 11X-Patrick Stasa, 14.919; 24. 1T-Ty Williams, 15.669; 25. 20PK-Ron Krysl, 16.029; 26. O-Steven Richardson, 16.203

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1-Sammy Swindell[3] ; 2. 7-Craig Dollansky[5] ; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[2] ; 4. 7S-Jason Sides[4] ; 5. 36-Jason Martin[6] ; 6. 2B-Ben Gregg[1] ; 7. 97-Brian Herbert[7] ; 8. 91X-Jeff Stasa[8] ; 9. 20PK-Ron Krysl[9]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 6R-Bill Rose[1] ; 2. 14-Jason Meyers[2] ; 3. 15-Donny Schatz[3] ; 4. 63-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 5. 92-Kerry Madsen[4] ; 6. 33-Kris Miller[6] ; 7. 11X-Patrick Stasa[8] ; 8. O-Steven Richardson[9] ; 9. 21-Taylor Velasquez[7]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 83-Paul McMahan[1] ; 2. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[2] ; 3. 6-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 4. 9-Joey Saldana[4] ; 5. 91-Cody Darrah[7] ; 6. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[5] ; 7. 2J-Zach Burton[6] ; 8. 1T-Ty Williams[8]

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

1. 14-Jason Meyers[1] ; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell[3] ; 3. 15-Donny Schatz[2] ; 4. 7S-Jason Sides[6] ; 5. 9-Joey Saldana[4] ; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky[10] ; 7. 92-Kerry Madsen[5] ; 8. 83-Paul McMahan[9] ; 9. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[7] ; 10. 6R-Bill Rose[8]

B-Main – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2J-Zach Burton[1] [-]; 2. 11X-Patrick Stasa[5] [-]; 3. 97-Brian Herbert[2] [-]; 4. 20PK-Ron Krysl[7] [-]; 5. 1T-Ty Williams[6] [-]; 6. 91X-Jeff Stasa[4] [-]; 7. O-Steven Richardson[8] [$200]; 8. 21-Taylor Velasquez[3] [$180]

Jim Pedley | Managing Editor, RacinToday.com Saturday, July 2 2011
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