Lasoski roars in to season

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (March 9, 2001) - Danny Lasoski is focused on one thing in the 2001 Pennzoil World of Outlaws sprint car season -- the championship of "The Greatest Show on Dirt." Lasoski is hoping that his association with new boss, NASCAR ...

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (March 9, 2001) - Danny Lasoski is focused on one thing in the 2001 Pennzoil World of Outlaws sprint car season -- the championship of "The Greatest Show on Dirt."

Lasoski is hoping that his association with new boss, NASCAR Winston Cup star Tony Stewart, will take him to the next plateau. He is also banking on a repeat performance at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track as he returns for the second annual Southern Bleacher Classic, March 29-30.

"We were fortunate enough to adapt to Texas quick enough to win the inaugural race here," said Lasoski. "I think it is a fantastic facility, I was really amazed with all the people that showed up, it was standing room only.

"We are real excited about the team," he continued about the JD Byrider-Hamm Compaction effort. "Not only am I driving for my friend but he's my boss. Nearly everything is the same as last season (when Lasoski drove for Dennis Roth). We have Eagle chassis, Hoosier tires and about the same motor program."

"We started the race team not only for me to have a good time as a car owner but to be able to participate and give something back to open-wheel racing that has been very good to me," said Stewart. "At the same time, I want to be able to help an old friend, hopefully to assist him and his family build for their future."

Lasoski's bid for a second straight $20,000 Southern Bleacher Classic top prize will be challenged by 16-time Pennzoil WoO champion Steve Kinser, Mark Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Stevie Smith and Andy Hillenburg. Complete racing programs will be presented each evening.

Tickets for the Southern Bleacher Classic are on sale at the speedway ticket office, by calling (817) 215-8500, online at www.texasmotorspeedway.com and at Ticketmaster locations.

-TMS

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tony Stewart , Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Sammy Swindell