Hometown: Elk River, Minn.
2012 Recap: Craig Dollansky ended the 2012 campaign with a runner-up performance in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, which was his best finish since 2006. This is also the sixth season since 2001 that Dollansky has placed in the top five in the standings.
Dollansky and his Big Game Treestands team led the championship standings throughout August and into early September when he ran into some California woes.
Dollansky ended the campaign ranked in the top three in feature wins, feature laps led, pole positions earned, quick times, bonus points in qualifying and heat race victories. He was also one of only two drivers with at least 300 feature laps led.
He recorded an impressive win in eight different months at nine tracks, including Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, Deer Creek Speedway, Castrol Raceway, Lebanon Valley Speedway, Lernerville Speedway, I-96 Speedway, Hagerstown Speedway, Tri-State Speedway and Volusia Speedway Park.
The wins also helped Dollansky surpass 50 in his career with the World of Outlaws, which is a feat only 11 other drivers have ever accomplished.
In addition, Dollansky was named the inaugural champion of the four-race Kasey Kahne Challenge.
A huge achievement on the 2011 season for driver known as “the Crowd Pleaser” was a win in the annual Ironman 55 at I-55 Raceway. Dollansky added two more victories to bring his total to nine on the season. For his efforts, Dollansky finished fifth in the overall series standings.
World of Outlaws History: 1997 - 17th in points … 1998 - 15th in points … 1999 - 18th in points - 1 win … 2001 - 4th in points - 2 wins … 2002 - 3rd in points - 2 wins … 2004 - 4th in points - 5 wins … 2005 - 3rd in points - 2 wins … 2006 - 2nd in points - 6 wins … 2007 - 7th in points - 3 wins … 2008 - 7th in points - 7 wins … 2009 - 7th in points - 3 wins … 2010 - 7th in points - 4 wins ... 2011 - 5th in points - 9 wins ... 2012 - 2nd in points - 9 wins.
Interesting Facts: Is a second-generation driver …Nickname is the “Crowd Pleaser” for his thrilling style of driving on the track …Avid Minnesota Vikings football fan also enjoys ice hockey … Enjoys hunting and attending his children’s sporting events … His sons, Lucas and Garrett, have also raced sprint cars.