KNOXVILLE, Iowa – Craig Dollansky held off challenges from Terry McCarl and the rain to record his 13th career victory at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night.
Starting on the pole, Dollansky led Mark Dobmeier and Bronson Maeschen early in 20-lap 410 feature. McCarl made his move into third a lap later and tried to reel in the second place car of Dobmeier. Dobmeier was eliminated with nine laps in the books, when contact with a lapped car sent him upside down in turn two. He was uninjured.
Light rain fell during the red flag period, but the race was continued with Dollansky leading McCarl, Lynton Jeffrey, Justin Henderson and Maeschen on the restart.
McCarl made a move on the low side of Dollansky on the restart, but the Elk River, Minn. native held the point aboard the Big Game Treestands No. 7. Jeffrey used a late restart to shoot by Henderson to finish third behind Dollansky and McCarl. Ian Madsen was fifth. Wood won the B main.
“We made the right adjustments on the car,” said Dollansky in Victory Lane. “It’s great to win out here tonight. You never know what’s going to happen in these races. I was just glad to see the rain held off. This is a special race track. To be back here racing with my son (Garrett), is great. Terry is a good competitor and a great guy. We had a pretty good race on those restarts.”
Billy Alley won his eleventh career 360 feature, and Matthew Stelzer won for the third time in the 305 class.
Craig Dollansky, Terry McCarl, Lynton Jeffrey, Justin Henderson, Ian Madsen, Wayne Johnson, Davey Heskin, Dustin Selvage, Brooke Tatnell, Cole Wood.