TSM's Lasoski weekly news 2003-06-18

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World of Outlaws #20
Week 22 Performance Profile
Danny Lasoski - 2001 World of Outlaws Champion

Where They've Been..

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

Top-five: (1) Jason Meyers; (2) Donny Schatz; (3) Kraig Kinser; (4) Jason Sides; (5) Steve Kinser

Danny Lasoski Finish: 6th (138 Points Earned)

Lasoski was the fastest qualifier, lapping the 3/8 mile oval in 13.013 seconds for a new single lap record.

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

Top-five: (1) Steve Kinser; (2) Jason Meyers; (3) Donny Schatz; (4) Sammy Swindell; (5) Brooke Tatnell

Danny Lasoski Finish: 8th (33 Points Earned)

Lasoski was the second-fastest qualifier, lapping the ½ mile oval in 15.331 seconds.

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

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

Danny Lasoski Finish: 5th (36 Points Earned)

Lasoski was the third-fastest qualifier, lapping the ½ mile oval in 16.056 seconds.

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

Top-five: (1) Danny Lasoski; (2) Donny Schatz; (3) Tim Shaffer; (4) Mark Kinser; (5) Kraig Kinser

Danny Lasoski Finish: 1st (154 Points Earned)

Lasoski's victory in the Duel in the Dakotas was worth $20,000.

This was Lasoski's first career victory at Red River Valley Speedway.

Where They're Going.

Wed., June 18 - Huset's Speedway Feature in Brandon, S.D., (high- banked 3/8 mile oval)

The single lap record at Huset's Speedway is 10.528 seconds - held by Terry McCarl (May 27, 2001)

Fri., June 20 - Joplin 66 Speedway Feature in Joplin, Mo., (high- banked 3/8 mile oval)

The single lap record at Joplin 66 Speedway is 13.376 seconds - held by Stevie Smith (March 29, 2002)

Lasoski has two "A" Feature wins at Joplin 66 Speedway (March 29, 2002; March 25, 2000)

Sat., June 21 - Lakeside Speedway Feature in Kansas City, Kan., (slightly-banked ½ mile oval)

Sun., June 22 - Tri-City Speedway Feature in Granite City, Ill., (semi-banked ½ mile oval)

The single lap record at Tri-City Speedway is 15.917 seconds - held by Mark Kinser (June 16, 1999)

Mon., June 23 - Farmer City Raceway Feature in Farmer City, Ill., (high-banked ¼ mile oval)

The single lap record at Farmer City Raceway is 10.330 seconds - held by Tim Shaffer (June 7, 2002)

Points etc..

The distance between Lasoski and second-place Steve Kinser heading into Huset's Speedway is 67 points.

Lasoski is second in "A" Feature laps lead with a total of 210 laps. Steve Kinser is first in "A" Feature laps led with a total of 229 laps.

Lasoski leads the World of Outlaws in fast times with 12. 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 14.

Quote Log.

Lasoski on his win in the Duel in the Dakotas last week:

"First of all, I feel terrible for Steve and the Quaker State team," said Lasoski, referring to Kinser, who was leading the race when the car of Wade Nygaard flipped into Kinser - taking both drivers out of the race. "They had a strong car all weekend long.

"I know it's Donny's (Schatz) hometown and he won there last year," continued Lasoski, who held off several late attempts by Schatz to win another Duel in the Dakotas title, "but you have to spread the wealth around a little, too.

"My crew chief, Jimmy Carr, told me to bide my time from the start. He thought Steve would probably get the jump on me. I saw Donny down there in (turns) three and four, and I had no idea that I could run the bottom that well, but that's usually where I like to be. I probably should've tried to run the bottom a little sooner, but when you're leading and running in traffic, you just have to try to go where the other cars aren't.

"We won in J.D. Byrider country, and there were a lot of representatives up there in the stands. It was great to win it for them and all the people from North Dakota. We love going up there."

Team Owner Tony Stewart on Lasoski's most recent victory:

"I'm a firm believer in making your own luck, and that's just what Danny and the team did up in North Dakota. When Steve (Kinser) had his misfortune, they were ready to capitalize on it. That comes from showing up at the race track knowing that you've done everything you know to do to make yourself ready to win. I'm really proud of those guys. Their schedule is a grueling one, but they keep at it and they never quit. Wins like the Duel in the Dakotas are a great reward for them."

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

Log onto www.dannylasoski.com, www.tonystewart.com or www.worldofoutlawsracing.com


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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Tony Stewart , Kevin Harvick , Kurt Busch , Tim Shaffer , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Brooke Tatnell , Jason Meyers , Jason Sides , Kraig Kinser