NST: McCool Junction preview

Close racing expected to continue in McCool Junction McCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. -- Danny Lasoski was the center of attention Saturday night at the Knoxville Nationals. On Monday, Aug. 14, Lasoski and the other stars of the National Sprint Tour ...

Close racing expected to continue in McCool Junction

McCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. -- Danny Lasoski was the center of attention Saturday night at the Knoxville Nationals.

On Monday, Aug. 14, Lasoski and the other stars of the National Sprint Tour resume their battle for the inaugural NST title with a show at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction.

Lasoski started last Saturday night in the B-main at Knoxville Raceway, and stormed his way into the fourth and final transfer spot.

Along the way, Lasoski made contact with fellow NST driver Kerry Madsen. The contact sent Madsen, fifth at the time, flipping in turn 4. Many eyes will be on the two drivers to see if Saturday's fireworks will be reignited at Junction Motor Speedway.

Lasoski later made contact with nephew Brian Brown in the battle for the last transfer spot, spinning in the process. After the two drivers nearly made contact several times under yellow, Lasoski got by on the restart to move into the A-main, which took place after a family feud ensued in the pits.

Once the 30-lap main event started, four-time Nationals winner Lasoski moved through the field to post a fourth place showing.

Other drivers at McCool Junction will include Jason Meyers, fifth at Knoxville, and 12-time Nationals champion Steve Kinser, who was sixth on Saturday.

An all-star cast of drivers such as Tim Kaeding, Jason Solwold, Jason Sides, Paul McMahan, Brian Paulus, Shane Stewart and Dean Jacobs will be joining them Monday night.

Heading into McCool Junction, Danny Lasoski has parlayed seven wins and consistency into the points lead. One of those wins came in the most recent NST race, Aug. 6 at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Md.

However, the lead is anything but safe with two Steve Kinser Racing drivers charging hard.

Steve Kinser and Kaeding have been swapping positions regularly both on the track and in points recently. Kaeding has a series-leading 11 wins on the season to date while Kinser has 4 wins.

Kaeding and Lasoski have swapped the points lead back and forth a few times, with consistently strong finishes allowing Lasoski to take the lead back last month. Lasoski has finished in top-10 every race this year but one, and has a 63 point lead over Kinser.

Grandstand admission for the race will be $30 for adults, $15 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. Advance tickets are available by calling 402-773-5538 ext. 9. Tickets will also be available at the track on the day of the race.

For more information on the National Sprint Tour, please visit www.nationalsprinttour.com. For more information on Junction Motor Speedway, visit www.junctionmotorspeedway.com.

-credit: nst

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Series Sprint
Drivers Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser , Brian Brown , Brian Paulus , Dean Jacobs , Jason Meyers , Paul McMahan , Shane Stewart , Tim Kaeding