Madsen was trying to win his second consecutive Friday night event after taking the checkered flag last week at Eldora Speedway in his Keneric Racing KPC, but a mechanical issue in the waning laps nearly cost him his runner-up finish.
“The track was fantastic, we just had an issue and we’re very lucky to finish at all,” said Madsen. “It’s been a nightmare, but to give away a race like that, Tim’s good, but these races are hard to win.”
Dollansky tried to take charge of the event early in his special Aggressive Hydraulics/Eyecon Trail Cameras Maxim, but after a dozen laps he knew it was going to be a struggle in front of his home state fans.
“About 12 or 13 laps in our motor laid down and I feel like we’re pretty fortunate to make it to the end,” said Dollansky. “It was a great race and I know Tim started fairly deep so again I hope these Minnesota fans got to see a good race.”
World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship point leader Daryn Pittman logged another solid top-five run, finishing fourth after starting 12th to continue his incredible season in the Kasey Kahne Racing Great Clips Maxim. It was Pittman’s 17th top-10 finish and his 14th top-five run with four wins in 20 events this season.