Dollansky Outlasts World of Outlaws for Ironman Win at I-55 Raceway
From left to right: I-55 Raceway promoter Ray Marler, Jason Meyers, Craig Dollansky, Lucas Wolfe, World Racing Group President Brian Carter
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Minnesotan earns seventh victory of year; runner-up Meyers extends points lead
PEVELY, Mo. — Aug. 6, 2011 — Craig Dollansky was breathless in victory lane on Saturday night after capturing the Ironman 55 at hot and humid I-55 Raceway, but he still managed to crack a smile as he celebrated his seventh World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series win of the season.
“I am absolutely spent,” said Dollansky, of Elk River, Minn., as he tried to lift the 55-pound trophy. “Fifty-five laps is a long time out there and the track was just so fast all night long since they had about 3 inches of rain here the day before. It also was about 95 degrees plus the humidity just made this a tough one. I can’t thank my team and everyone behind this car enough. Jason (Sides) got around us on a restart when I chose the top line but I thought I could cross over and get back by him down the backstretch. Luckily for us, we had a caution come out before the lap was completed and allowed us to get back out front. Then we had to hold off Brad Sweet and Jason Meyers, too. Meyers is one of the best in the business and won this race last year.”