Dollansky Dominates at Iowa State Fair Speedway
DES MOINES, Iowa (May 29, 2016) – Craig Dollansky put together a dominating performance on Sunday at Iowa State Fair Speedway, where he led all 20 laps of the National Sprint League main event to become the first repeat winner this season.
The victory also propelled him back into the lead in the National Sprint League championship standings by 21 points over defending series champion Danny Lasoski, who entered the night leading the points.
“We’ve had a great start to the season, but we have a long season ahead of us,” Dollansky said.
Dollansky kicked off the event by setting quick time during qualifying. He then charged from sixth to third place in a heat race, giving him the most combined points and the No. 1 seed entering the $1,000-to-win Nehring Construction Pole Shootout.
Dollansky watched the six previous rounds before he faced Lasoski in the final round for the prize and the pole position in the main event.
“It was definitely an intense match race they had,” Dollansky said. “Fortunately we were able to put ourselves in position to be the last one (out).”
Dollansky defeated Lasoski to gain the preferred line entering the main event. That worked to his advantage as Dollansky quickly took the top spot at the start of the 20-lap feature. However, Lasoski stayed within striking distance and pulled even in turn three just after the midpoint of the feature.
Dollansky was able to hold onto the lead as both drivers slid up the track and he navigated traffic efficiently en route to the victory.
“I felt pretty comfortable,” he said. “I knew I had to be patient and pick my line. In lapped traffic I was trying to be somewhat patient, but not too patient. I saw (Lasoski) poke his nose in there and at that point I knew I had to step it up.”
Lasoski placed second to Dollansky for the second time this season. Sammy Swindell earned a third-place result with Kerry Madsen finishing fourth and Ian Madsen fifth.
Kerry Madsen and Tasker Phillips were heat race winners.
The National Sprint League will head to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., next Friday and Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday.
NATIONAL SPRINT LEAGUE NOTES: Craig Dollansky earned a $200 bonus from Deberg Concrete and a $50 certificate from Slade Shock Technology for setting quick time during time trials. … Kerry Madsen garnered a $100 certificate from Walker Filtration Performance for winning a heat race. … Tasker Phillips scored a $100 certificate from Kaeding Performance for winning a heat race. … Brian Brown was the So Close Award winner and received a certificate from Rod End Supply for being the highest starting driver who missed the feature redraw.
National Sprint League Sprint Car Series Race Report: Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa, on May 29, 2016 –
Deberg Concrete/Slade Shock Technology Time Trials: 1. 2ks-Craig Dollansky 19.138; 2. 18-Ian Madsen 19.211; 3. 2-Danny Lasoski 19.258; 4. 55-Brooke Tatnell 19.340; 5. 21-Brian Brown 19.367; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell 19.384; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen 19.432; 8. 56n-Davey Heskin 19.810; 9. 10-Dakota Hendrickson 19.894; 10. 96-Bronson Maeschen 19.980; 11. 71a-R.J. Johnson 19.926; 12. 7w-Tasker Phillips 20.037; 13. 19-Bob Weuve 20.754; 14. 75-Glen Saville 21.040.
Walker Performance Filtration Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 29-Kerry Madsen (3); 2. 71a-R.J. Johnson (1); 3. 2ks-Craig Dollansky (6); 4. 2-Danny Lasoski (5); 5. 21-Brian Brown (4); 6. 10-Dakota Hendrickson (2); 7. 19-Bob Weuve (7).
Kaeding Performance Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 7w-Tasker Phillips (1); 2. 56n-Davey Heskin (3); 3. 1-Sammy Swindell (4); 4. 55-Brooke Tatnell (5); 5. 18-Ian Madsen (6); 6. 96-Bronson Maeschen (2); 7. 75-Glen Saville (7).
Nehring Construction Pole Shootout (2 Laps Per Round): Round 1: 56n-Davey Heskin (7 seed) defeated 7w-Tasker Phillips (8 seed); Round 2: 1-Sammy Swindell (6 seed) defeated 56n-Davey Heskin (7 seed); Round 3: 1-Sammy Swindell (6 seed) defeated 55-Brooke Tatnell (5 seed); Round 4: 1-Sammy Swindell (6 seed) defeated 18-Ian Madsen (4 seed); Round 5: 2-Danny Lasoski (3 seed) defeated 1-Sammy Swindell (6 seed); Round 6: 2-Danny Lasoski (3 seed) defeated 29-Kerry Madsen (2 seed); Round 7: 2ks-Craig Dollansky (1 seed) defeated 2-Danny Lasoski (3 seed).
A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 2ks-Craig Dollansky (1); 2. 2-Danny Lasoski (2); 3. 1-Sammy Swindell (4); 4. 29-Kerry Madsen (3); 5. 18-Ian Madsen (5); 6. 55-Brooke Tatnell (6); 7. 7w-Tasker Phillips (8); 8. 21-Brian Brown (9); 9. 56n-Davey Heskin (7); 10. 71a-R.J. Johnson (10); 11. 96-Bronson Maeschen (12); 12. 10-Dakota Hendrickson (11); 13. 75-Glen Saville (14); 14. 19-Bob Weuve (13). Laps led: Craig Dollansky 1-20.
UNOFFICIAL NATIONAL SPRINT LEAGUE TOP 10 IN POINTS AFTER ROUND 5 –
.1. 2ks-Craig Dollansky 1968; 2. 2-Danny Lasoski 1947; 3. 21-Brian Brown 1653; 4. 18-Ian Madsen 1611; 5. 55-Brooke Tatnell 1474; 6. 56n-Davey Heskin 1383; 7. 7w-Tasker Phillips 1262; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen 1101; 9. 10-Dakota Hendrickson 1009; 10. 24-Terry McCarl 999.
RaceSaver 305 Sprint Cars
|1||5||5X||Jason Martin||Lincoln , Ne||0.00|
|2||4||14||Joey Danley||Lincoln , Ne||0.00|
|3||7||14J||Michael Johnston||Des Moines, Ia||0.00|
|4||1||55KC||Robert Hildreth||Iowa Falls, Ia||0.00|
|5||3||81E||Eric Bridger||Winterset , Ia||0.00|
|6||2||71X||Cliff Jones||Pleasant Hill, Ia||0.00|
|7||6||71||Brandon Worthington||Indianola , Ia||0.00|
|8||8||3TJ||Joel Thorpe||Urbandale , Ia||0.00|
|1||1||48||Tyler Thompson||Des Moines, Ia||0.00|
|2||3||68+1||Blain Petersen||Essex , Ia||0.00|
|3||6||4X||Jason Danley||Lincoln , Ne||0.00|
|4||7||11B||Ben Woods||Newton , Ia||0.00|
|5||4||16||Brad Fopma||Sully , Ia||0.00|
|6||2||38||Mike Dapra||Knoxville , Ia||0.00|
|7||5||12P||Ryan Navratil||Des Moines, Ia||0.00|
|1||1||69||Mike Moore||Des Moines, Ia||0.00|
|2||3||12||Tyler Drueke||Eagle , Ne||0.00|
|3||2||4L||Mike Houseman||Des Moines, Ia||0.00|
|4||6||100||Clint Benson||Papillion , Ne||0.00|
|5||4||18||Terry Richards||Denton , Ne||0.00|
|6||5||24N||Nathan Mills||Bondurant , Ia||0.00|
|7||7||12K||Koddy Hildreth||Iowa Falls, Ia||0.00|
|1||2||14J||Michael Johnston||Des Moines, Ia||0.00|
|2||4||69||Mike Moore||Des Moines, Ia||0.00|
|3||6||48||Tyler Thompson||Des Moines, Ia||0.00|
|4||10||4L||Mike Houseman||Des Moines, Ia||0.00|
|5||3||100||Clint Benson||Papillion , Ne||0.00|
|6||8||4X||Jason Danley||Lincoln , Ne||0.00|
|7||5||14||Joey Danley||Lincoln , Ne||0.00|
|8||11||5X||Jason Martin||Lincoln , Ne||0.00|
|9||16||71X||Cliff Jones||Pleasant Hill, Ia||0.00|
|10||7||11B||Ben Woods||Newton , Ia||0.00|
|11||19||71||Brandon Worthington||Indianola , Ia||0.00|
|12||13||81E||Eric Bridger||Winterset , Ia||0.00|
|13||18||24N||Nathan Mills||Bondurant , Ia||0.00|
|14||12||55KC||Robert Hildreth||Iowa Falls, Ia||0.00|
|15||9||68+1||Blain Petersen||Essex , Ia||0.00|
|16||15||18||Terry Richards||Denton , Ne||0.00|
|17||14||16||Brad Fopma||Sully , Ia||0.00|
|18||22||3TJ||Joel Thorpe||Urbandale , Ia||0.00|
|19||21||12K||Koddy Hildreth||Iowa Falls, Ia||0.00|
|20||1||12||Tyler Drueke||Eagle , Ne||0.00|
|21||17||38||Mike Dapra||Knoxville , Ia||0.00|
|22||20||12P||Ryan Navratil||Des Moines, Ia||0.00||DNS|