Lasoski Wins Gumout Lone Star Race KILGORE, TX (April 4) -- Defending Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series champion Danny Lasoski inherited the lead from Tyler Walker with five laps remaining and went on to win the World of Outlaws Gumout ...
Lasoski Wins Gumout Lone Star Race
KILGORE, TX (April 4) -- Defending Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series champion Danny Lasoski inherited the lead from Tyler Walker with five laps remaining and went on to win the World of Outlaws Gumout Series opener Thursday at Lone Star Speedway.
"We didn't have the fastest car tonight," Lasoski said. "Steve (Kinser) and Tyler (Walker) were gone after they got by me. It's a shame they got taken out, but sometimes it's better to be lucky than be good. I don't know what happened, but we got really loose after that red flag, and I could hardly get the car down the straightaways. I'm just glad we could come out here to east Texas and put on a good show for everyone that came out tonight, and hopefully we can come back sometime."
Lasoski led the first 22 laps from outside the front row, only to have Walker pass him in turn four. As the leaders approached heavy traffic, Zach Chappell spun in turn one, collecting leader Tyler Walker and second place Steve Kinser. Walker was able to restart, despite a severely bent left front radius rod. "The Dude" restarted in first place and won by more than a straightaway.
Jason Sides finished second, ahead of Travis Rilat, Gary Wright, Walker, Shane Stewart, Jason Johnson, defending World of Outlaws Gumout Series champion Daryn Pittman, Craig Keel and Brooke Tatnell.
"It's not a bad way to start the year," Sides said. "We know that the secret (to winning a championship) is to be consistent, and try to win some races along the way. We just kind of hung around tonight, and caught the breaks to get back up front. I hate to see the leaders get taken out like that. That's just part of racing sometimes."
Twenty of the 23 cars broke the old qualifying record established in 1984 by Jeff Swindell.
"We were pretty good tonight," Rilat said. "We're just glad to be a part of this series. I've run with a lot of different organizations, and we're looking at (the Gumout Series) as a challenge. We're going to get to go to some places that we've never been before, and we're going to have some fun and try to run up front every night in the Haulmark car." -