He’s Called ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ How Did Craig Dollansky Get That Nickname?
Craig Dollansky has been a sensation in sprint car racing for several years nationwide. He's raced from coast to coast as a fierce competitor on all tracks.
Dollansky has been nicknamed 'The Crowd Pleaser' for his aggressive and impressive style of driving. He has raced full time with the 'World of Outlaws Sprint Series' since 2001, and was the 'World of Outlaws GUMOUT Series' champion in 2000.
There's one track in particular where he has been a real standout from before touring with the national series as well as while he was touring when the circuit made the stop at that track. The track we are talking about is Huset's Speedway near Brandon, SD.
And now Dollansky is running an open schedule in 2014, and it looks like Huset's is going to be a regular thing. I talked with him at the season opening event and he said, 'If you want to know what track is my favorite, Huset's Speedway is the answer.'
Dollansky was very successful competing with the World of Outlaws at Huset's. For example, he won both outlaw shows at the track in 2008.
The second generation driver resides near his home town of Elk River, Minnesota and the #7 Big Game Motorsports team works out of the BGMS shop in Windom, Minnesota when they are not traveling on the road.
Dollansky says, 'This team's still a work in progress.' He also pointed out they are putting together a 60 race schedule for this year.
At the May 18 race at Huset's, Dollansky scored a 2nd place finish putting huge pressure on race winner Ian Madsen. I talked with Craig prior to the race, here it is on video: