TSM's Lasoski weekly news 2003-06-10

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World of Outlaws #20
Week 21 Performance Profile
Danny Lasoski - 2001 World of Outlaws Champion

Where They've Been..

Tues., May 27 - Lebanon Valley Speedway Feature in West Lebanon, N.Y., (high-banked ½ mile oval)

Top-five: (1) Joey Saldana; (2) Steve Kinser; (3) Paul McMahan; (4) Danny Lasoski; (5) Donny Schatz

Danny Lasoski Finish: 4th (142 Points Earned)

Lasoski was the fastest qualifier, lapping the ½ mile oval in 16.383 seconds for a new single lap record.

Wed., May 28 - Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Feature in Elbridge, N.Y., (semi-banked 5/8 mile oval)

Top-five: (1) Steve Kinser; (2) Donny Schatz; (3) Jason Johnson; (4) Danny Lasoski; (5) Paul McMahan

Danny Lasoski Finish: 4th (142 Points Earned)

Lasoski was the fastest qualifier, lapping the 5/8 mile oval in 17.551 seconds.

Fri., May 30 - Sharon Speedway Feature in Hartford, Ohio (semi- banked 3/8 mile oval)

Feature was rained-out after seven laps. Will be completed Wed., July 30.

Lasoski was the second-fastest qualifier, lapping the 3/8 mile oval in 13.510 seconds.

Sat., May 31 - Eldora Speedway Feature in Rossburg, Ohio., (high- banked ½ mile oval)

Top-five: (1) Steve Kinser; (2) Tyler Walker; (3) Danny Lasoski; (4) Jason Meyers; (5) Mark Kinser

Danny Lasoski Finish: 3rd (144 Points Earned)

Lasoski was the second-fastest qualifier, lapping the ½ mile oval in 12.882 seconds.

Where They're Going.

Tues., June 10 - Fox Ridge Speedway Feature in Arcadia, Wis., (high-banked 3/8 mile oval)

This is the World of Outlaws' first visit to Fox Ridge Speedway.

Thurs., June 12 - Duel in the Dakotas Preliminary at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., (high-banked ½ mile oval)

The single lap record at Red River Valley Speedway is 14.786 seconds - held by Craig Dollansky (July 4, 2002)

Fri., June 13 - Duel in the Dakotas Preliminary at Red River Valley Speedway

Sat., June 14 - Duel in the Dakotas Feature at Red River Valley Speedway

The distance between Lasoski and second-place Steve Kinser heading into Fox Ridge Speedway is 31 points.

Lasoski is second in "A" Feature laps lead with a total of 186 laps. Steve Kinser is first in "A" Feature laps led with a total of 223 laps.

Lasoski leads the World of Outlaws in fast times with 11. His closest competitors in this category are Steve Kinser and Kraig Kinser with four fast times each.

Lasoski is second in Dash Wins with seven. Steve Kinser leads the World of Outlaws in Dash Wins with 12.

Quote Log.

Lasoski on having a week off from World of Outlaws racing and going into the Duel in the Dakotas this week:

"For the team the week off was great. The guys got a chance to rest. For me, I would just as well race everyday if I could. We did, however, pack up our stuff and head to Knoxville (Iowa) to go and run a weekly show on Saturday night, but unfortunately we got rained-out. But it was a great time for my guys to get recuperated. We built another race car. We just got things ready for the grind and some of the big races coming up in July and August. It was a good deal. I'm glad to see the World of Outlaws giving us a little bit of a break. They're also going to give us a date off around the first and second of August.

"It's always a big race when we go to Fargo (N.D.). All the guys from the North come down and we all put on a really good race. And the fans up there are just phenomenal. They come from Canada and all over. We really enjoy going there - with the exception of the mosquitoes - because the mosquitoes have their landing lights on when they hit you.

"Fargo is a big half-mile, high-banked track and you haul the mail around there. You really go fast, which makes it one of my favorite places to go."

Team Owner Tony Stewart on wearing the hats of Winston Cup driver and World of Outlaws team owner:

"The biggest thing is just communication. We've got the right people to do the right jobs. I'm really confident in (crew chief) Jimmy Carr and what he does with the race car and Danny during the race. He has really good organizational skills too, with what he does at the shop in keeping the place organized. He makes sure that the things that need to get done are handled. The nice thing is that I'm never more than a phone call away. If they ever have questions, all they ever have to do is call."

Nuts and Bolts.

Lasoski finished 10th in the IROC race held April 5 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. He is now tied for sixth in points with Sam Hornish of the Indy Racing League and Kevin Harvick of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. All three drivers trail point leader Kurt Busch by 24 points with two events remaining - July 12 at Chicagoland Speedway and August 2 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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, American Compressed Steel, Hoosier Tire and Eagle Chassis

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


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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tony Stewart , Kevin Harvick , Kurt Busch , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Craig Dollansky , Tyler Walker , Jason Meyers , Joey Saldana , Paul McMahan , Jason Johnson