Dollansky Flexes Ironman Muscle
Sammy Swindell earned a third-place finish, joining his Big Game Treestands teammate Dollansky on the podium, after fighting a loose race car when his right rear tire started losing air on a restart.
“We lost some air pressure on those two long reds and I just couldn’t get it back up,” said Swindell. “If we could’ve gotten another pound and a half of air in the car it would have made it much better. It was a good night for us and we were strong all night. I would have liked to have seen a few of the restarts that we came out second stay green, but the caution kept falling.”
Paul McMahan earned a strong fourth-place finish despite contact with Tim Kaeding that resulted in Kaeding violently wrecking down the frontstretch with 10 laps to go. Kaeding was OK other than a few tough feelings he promptly expressed to McMahan on the track.
Cody Darrah held on to round out the top five after running strong for much of the feature before catching a piece of debris off Haudenschild’s crash in turn two on a lap-29 restart, causing damage to Darrah’s wing.
Haudenschild looked to be the class of the field up until lap 13 when Dollansky got around him on a restart the first time. Haudenschild again took the lead on 24 and looked strong until wrecking out of the event on the lap-29 restart.
World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship points leader Daryn Pittman was sixth, and now owns a 71-point lead in the standings over Schatz.