Lasoski weekly notes 2004-02-26

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World of Outlaws #20
Week 2 Performance Profile 2004
Danny Lasoski - 2001 World of Outlaws Champion

Where They've Been..

Fri., Feb. 20 - Cactus Classic Preliminary at Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix (semi-banked ½ mile oval)

Top-five: (1) Tyler Walker; (2) Steve Kinser; (3) Tim Shaffer; (4) Donny Schatz; (5) Paul McMahan

Danny Lasoski Finish: 7th (34 points earned)

Lasoski was the fastest qualifier, lapping the ½ mile oval in 15.506 seconds.

Lasoski won the B-Main to lock himself into the A-Main. In the A- Main, Lasoski picked up 10 positions to earn his seventh-place finish.

Sat., Feb. 21 - Cactus Classic Feature at Manzanita Speedway

Top-five: (1) Steve Kinser; (2) Tyler Walker; (3) Donny Schatz; (4) Jason Sides; (5) Tim Shaffer

Danny Lasoski Finish: 10th (130 points earned)

Lasoski was the fastest qualifier, lapping the ½ mile oval in 15.656 seconds for his second fast time of the year.

Lasoski won his first heat race of 2004 to qualify himself for the A- Main.

Where They're Going.

Sat., Feb. 28 - Perris Auto Speedway Feature in Lake Perris, Calif. (semi-banked ½ mile oval)

The single lap record at Perris is 13.875 seconds - held by Danny Lasoski (Feb. 23, 2002)

Lasoski is a two-time feature winner at Perris - Feb. 22, 2003 and Feb. 26, 2000

The race will be tape-delayed on The Outdoor Channel April 7 at 8 p.m. EDT.

Tues., March 2 - Kings Speedway Feature in Hanford, Calif. (semi- banked 1/3 mile oval)

The single lap record at Kings Speedway is 12.293 seconds - held by Joey Saldana (Feb. 23, 2001)

Lasoski is a three-time feature winner at Kings Speedway - Feb. 22, 2002; Feb. 19, 1999; and Sept. 6, 1995

Quote Log

Danny Lasoski

On the season-opener at Manzanita and the upcoming races at Perris Auto Speedway and Kings Speedway:

"Our two fast times at Manzanita were great. They really showed the work Paul Kistler has put into our Mopar engines. But unfortunately for us, fast times don't pay any points. We came out with decent finishes in the preliminary and in the feature at Manzanita, but when that green car (#11, Steve Kinser) finishes second and first, seventh and 10th place finishes aren't going to cut it.

"But the season is still very young, and we're going to some tracks where we've had some really good success. We're pumped up. We're ready to go. The races at Perris and Hanford should be good for us, and we're working hard to make sure that happens."

Nuts and Bolts.

Lasoski runs an Eagle chassis in the World of Outlaws with horsepower supplied by Paul Kistler-built Mopar engines.

The #20 team's sponsors are.

J.D. Byrider, The Home Depot, Mopar, Massey Motorsports, Coca-Cola, Old Spice, American Compressed Steel, Hoosier Tire and Eagle Chassis

Team Principles: Danny Lasoski - driver; Tony Stewart - owner; Jimmy Carr - crew chief

The Outdoor Channel will produce and telecast 35 World of Outlaws events on a tape-delayed basis in 2004. The one-hour telecasts will air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET between late March and mid-November as part of The Outdoor Channel's "Wednesday Night Horsepower." Most telecasts will air within 14 days of each race. Additional replays will be presented Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET and Thursdays at 10 p.m. PT.

Danny Lasoski At A Glance.

Lasoski in his fourth year with Tony Stewart Motorsports. He won the World of Outlaws championship in 2001, and finished second to 18-time champion Steve Kinser in 2002 and 2003.

Lasoski is in his third straight year of IROC competition. He and Kinser represent the World of Outlaws.

Lasoski is a three-time Knoxville Nationals champion (2003, 2001 & 1998).

Lasoski is a seven-time track champion at Knoxville Raceway (1996, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1990, 1989 & 1986), and he is also the winningest driver in Knoxville track history with a total of 82 victories.

Lasoski was recognized as the Most Improved Driver following the 1998 World of Outlaws season.

Before joining the World of Outlaws full-time in 1998, Lasoski won three championships at the Jayhawk Nationals.


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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tony Stewart , Tim Shaffer , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Tyler Walker , Jason Sides , Joey Saldana , Paul McMahan