BEAVER DAM, Wis. — For the second time in his career, Craig Dollansky captured a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory at Beaver Dam Raceway, winning the Jim Boyd Memorial on Saturday night.
Polesitter Cody Darrah jumped out to an early lead before yielding to Dollansky on lap 14. Dollansky led the next three laps before Daryn Pittman surged to the front. Dollansky moved back around Pittman on lap 19 and led rest of the 40-lap feature event for the $10,000 victory.
Pittman was second with Tim Kaeding, Donny Schatz and Paul McMahan rounding out the top five.
“This is the Jim Boyd Memorial and he was Scott Boyd’s father,” said Dollansky, who is longtime friends of the Boyd family. “You know that family supported me for a long time, they owned the team that I raced for 10 years and Jim Boyd was just a great person and an inspiration for me and an awesome individual. He passed away a few years back. He”s gone but not forgotten and I know he was riding around with me tonight in spirit.”
Dollansky was joined on the podium by a pair of drivers who had to weaver their way through the field to collect their paychecks. Pittman started seventh in his Great Clips GF1 after winning his heat race earlier in the night. Pittman could close the gap to Dollansky in traffic, but when Dollansky was on clear track Pittman couldn’t run him down.