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Podium Finish in Season Debut at 34 Raceway

PR by Reid VanEck - April 14, 2014

The Big Game Treestands #7 team kicked off their 2014 season on Saturday traveling to southern Iowa for Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) competition at 34 Raceway where Craig Dollansky recorded a dominating performance picking up the victory in his most recent visit in June.

With a good field of 33 drivers on hand, Dollansky got a feel for the track in hotlaps and then registered the 14th fastest lap in qualifying.  Sixteen cars inverted into four heats then put the Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim on the pole of heat two where Dollansky powered to the victory.  Starting on the pole of the dash, the #7 set the pace going on to win the event earning the right to start on the pole of the main event.

Following final preparations by Scott Vogelsong and crew, the Big Game #7 sprinter ran second in the early stages of the main event primarily running the highside around the 3/8-mile.  After a caution around the midway point, Dollansky tried the bottom in turns 3 & 4 but gave up a position in the process and ended up racing to the checkered flag with a podium finish in third.

Quick stats: 
FIELD: 33 CARS
QUALIFYING: 14th
HEAT RACE 2: 1st, start (1)
DASH: 1st, start (1)
A-MAIN: 3rd, start (1)

2014 Season to Begin This Weekend

PR by Reid VanEck - April 8, 2014

After a long and cold Minnesota winter, spring time has arrived at last and the 2014 season will commence this Saturday for Craig Dollansky and the Big Game Treestands #7 team.  The team plans to travel to Burlington, Iowa and compete against the MOWA Sprint Series at 34 Raceway, a tight 3/8-mile bullring where ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ put on a dominating performance capturing the victory in his most recent visit to the facility with the World of Outlaws last June.

“It’s been a long winter and I’m chomping at the bit to get racing,” commented Dollansky.  “I feel real good about the great job that Scott Vogelsong and Brian Kemenah have done getting this race team prepared.  Burlington is a nice little race track and they work hard preparing a good track to race on so I’m looking forward to going back to that track.”

The #7 team will then prepare for opening night at Knoxville Raceway as the Lucas Oil Championship Cup Series roars to the green flag on April 19th.  From the short track of 34 Raceway to the big half-mile of Knoxville Raceway, the contrast is quite different but a good early season transition that has Dollansky eager to begin the season.

“I enjoy the half-miles and the change of track size, I feel  our team is going to be very well prepared and ready to go to work and get a handle on our cars and get after it,” explained the Elk River, Minnesota native.

2014 Plans Revealed

PR by Reid VanEck - March 3, 2014

The 2014 season will commence next month for Craig Dollansky as he rejoins the Big Game Treestands #7 team for Big Game Motorsports.  Aside from making the weekly Lucas Oil Championship Cup Series at Knoxville Raceway a top priority, the team plans to take full advantage of the benefits an open schedule provides.

“Our #7 team is looking forward to changing up our schedule to something completely different in 2014,” commented Tod Quiring, CEO of Big Game Treestands.  “If I could pick only two tracks in the country to have our team’s race at it would be Knoxville Raceway and Eldora Speedway.  This type of schedule is something I have wanted to do for a long time and a big part of our decision to focus on Knoxville was the MAVTV package Brian Stickel and his staff has brought to the weekly program.  We feel this is a potential start to something big and we want to support their efforts.”

With deep roots in the automotive world and an extensive lineup of motorsports events, MAVTV is available in 65 million households across the nation.

Having competed nationally well over the past decade, the upcoming season will definitely be a change for ‘The Crowd Pleaser’, but the change is a favorable transition with many benefits like the opportunity to race weekly with his 20-year-old son Garrett.

Racing Schedule


DateTrackLocationFinish
4/1234 Raceway (MOWA)Burlington, Iowa3rd
4/19Knoxville Raceway (KCCS)Knoxville, Iowa 
4/25Salina Highbanks Speedway (WoO)Salina, OK 
4/26Knoxville Raceway (KCCS)Knoxville, Iowa