Tri-State Speedway News & Publicity


Posted April 30, 2012

     (Haubstadt, IN - April 21, 2012)  Craig Dollansky of Elk River, MN,
captured the World of Outlaws Sprint Car feature Saturday night at
Tri-State Speedway.  The feature win was his third in his last six
tries at Haubstadt.  Dollansky started on the pole for the 40 lap
main event after winning the dash.  He then led all but three laps in
quest of the $10,000 prize.  Dollansky drives for Big Game

     It was Brady Bacon who found an opening and took the lead on a 16th
lap restart.  A challenge by Joey Saldana had ended on the 15th lap
when he flipped on the front stretch.  That incident brought out the
red flag and the opportunity restarts offer. As Dollansky resumed the
lead on lap 19 Bacon retired his car to the infield.

     Dale Blaney then moved into second and stayed in hot pursuit of
Dollansky until the checkers.  Blaney surmised:  "I was able to roll
in on Craig a little bit but there was really nothing I could do
unless he got hung up."  Fast Qualifier Sammy Swindell finished
third.  Swindell noted that he broke a right front shock about the
10th lap.  "It was tough to handle but we got a third out of it.We
also dodged a lot of stuff!"  2011 WoO Rookie of the Year Cody Darrah
finished fourth after starting 18th on the 24 car field.  The King of
the Outlaws Steve Kinser was fifth.

     In victory lane Craig Dollansky took an opportunity to reflect on the
close racing resulting in the accident involving Saldana.  "I was
trying to get through lapped traffic.  I didn't see him until the
last second.  I feel bad for Joey and their race team."

     The second five to cross the finish line were Stevie Smith, Lucas
Wolfe, Kraig Kinser, Donnie Schatz, and Jason Sides.  David Gravel,
Blaney, and Kraig Kinser won the 3 heats for the outlaws.  The third
heat was the most eventful.  Colorado driver Geoff Dodge took the Ray
Morgan Motorsports entry to a win in the 12 car, 12 lap last chance

     In UMP Modified action Steven Schnapf of Newburgh, IN, turned in a
perfect performance in winning his heat and the 25 lap feature.
Schnapf actually drove away from a pack of cars that continued to
battle for the runner-up & other top five spots.  These drivers
exchanged positions and paint lap after lap.  Two of the yellow flags
were used to remove debris from the track.  Paul Miles finally got by
the high riding Levi Kissinger to take second place.  Tyler Nicely
collected third spot, Kissinger was fourth, and Michael Fox was

     Levi Kissinger, Dave Beck, and Bradley Sterrett took the other three
heat races.  Beck was sixth in the feature.  Sterrett spun on the
first lap of the feature and did not restart.  Thirty-three modified
drivers competed.  Butch Shay won the B Main which was shortened
because time had expired with so many caution periods.

     The next race at Tri-State Speedway will be on May 12th.  The program
will feature the USAC and MSCS Sprints plus the UMP Open Wheel


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