Another Knoxville Title Caps Danny Lasoski's Impressive Season Colorado Springs, CO, December 21, 2005 - Danny Lasoski turned in one of the most exceptional seasons of his distinguished World of Outlaws Sprint Series career in 2004. A former...
Another Knoxville Title Caps Danny Lasoski's Impressive Season
Colorado Springs, CO, December 21, 2005 - Danny Lasoski turned in one of the most exceptional seasons of his distinguished World of Outlaws Sprint Series career in 2004.
A former series champion, Lasoski recorded nine main feature victories, 37 top-five runs and 50 top-10 finishes. When the final checkers waved at the bullring in Las Vegas, he trailed only Outlaws legend Steve Kinser in points.
Those results made it easy for the members of the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association to vote Lasoski onto the 35th Annual Auto Racing All-America Second Team in the Short Track Division. Following his 2001 Outlaws championship, he was selected to the First Team.
His crew thrust into high gear in June when the series rolled across the Midwest. A native of Dover, Mo., Lasoski won five times with nine top-four finishes in 11 events. His run was capped by a sweep of the 21st Annual Eagle Nationals when he won the preliminary and main features for the first time in his career.
"I've always wanted one of these [Eagle Nationals trophies]," said Lasoski, whose No. 20 J.D. Byrider Eagle is owned by NASCAR star and Eldora Speedway owner Tony Stewart. "We've come here for a long time, and we were never able to put a win together."
That victory was only a prelude of what was to come later in the summer.
First, he settled a score in July with Williams Grove Speedway by winning the Summer Nationals, his first A-main victory at the track where a scary accident in 2002 left him with a concussion.
Then, after winning at I-55 Raceway, Lasoski was set to dominate once again at the 44th Annual Knoxville Nationals, the Super Bowl of sprint car racing. He outlasted a huge field to win the $125,000 event for the second year in a row and the fourth time since 1998.
"First and foremost I have to thank Tony Stewart for all of his support and encouragement," Lasoski said after winning at Knoxville. "I have an incredible team, sponsors, family and friends, and I am so excited to share this with all of them because they all make it possible for us to do this."