When the green flag waved on the 40-lap A-Main, Dollansky motored from the fifth row up to seventh when the first caution came on lap 3. A strong restart saw the Eaton’s Aeroquip Performance Products #7 move up two more positions, to fifth, by the exit of turn two. After a stoppage on lap 6, ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ used another great restart to get by Jason Meyers for fourth and come after Joey Saldana for third. Dollansky and Saldana continued their charge to the front as the #7 assumed third on lap 18 and then the runner-up position by lap 27. Dollansky closed in on Saldana for the lead two laps later until a caution with 12 laps to go. As racing resumed, both drivers ran the highside in turns 1 & 2 but in 3 & 4 Dollansky ran downstairs and Saldana on the top shelf. Dollansky kept trimming Saldana’s lead as the two ran nose to tail at the line with 2 to go and gave it one last try but came up just a few car-lengths short.
“We had a lot of close racing going on and Joey had a good race car as well,” said the driver of the #7. “I thought I had a shot at him at the end but it seemed like the top in three and four was getting faster and the bottom was getting slower. I gave it all I had a lap before the end and got to low and popped the front end on the tire. It’s still a great run for this Big Game Treestands team and Karavan Trailers being here in Karavan country who have been big supporters of mine for many years. We carried JB’s picture on the top of the car and would have loved to get a victory with ‘JB’ but I know he was there riding with me and we gave it all we had and he knows that.”