Lasoski leads every lap of Friday World of Outlaws feature at LVMS dirt track


By Janae Melvin


Danny Lasoski continued his string of successful finishes at Las Vegas Motor Speedway¿s half-mile dirt track Friday, winning the A-Preliminary Main event by a comfortable margin.

            Lasoski started the feature on the outside pole and took the lead off the start in turn four when the green flag dropped. He held the lead from start to finish, surviving five cautions flags. 

            ¿I know I have the best crew chief and team in the world,¿ Lasoski said. ¿They have been working hard and this car has been good to me all year. We kind of struggled there for a while this year but it looks like we¿ve got the momentum back here at the end of the year.¿

            Lasoski heads into tomorrow night¿s feature with three victories under his belt at LVMS. Should he win Saturday¿s feature, he will become the first driver in LVMS history to win four A-Feature Mains at the dirt track.

            ¿Hopefully tomorrow there will be a little more on the bottom for two groves,¿ Lasoski said. ¿It¿ll definitely be wide open here tomorrow night.¿

            Steve Kinser, who clinched the 19th World of Outlaws title of his career last weekend, had a rough evening, hitting an infield tire marker on lap three and damaging the front end of his car. Kinser, who was in third at the time of the wreck, finished two laps down in 18th place.

            Lasoski, Shane Stewart, Donny Schatz, and Daryn Pittman all earned automatic qualifying starts in tomorrow nights A-Feature Main. The remaining field will be decided through a B-Feature as well as the dashes and heat races.

            Craig Dollansky earned the pole position for the A-Preliminary Main after winning the first of two five-lap dash races.  Dollansky started the dash race on the outside of Terry McCarl but two straight no-starts moved McCarl to the outside spot, placing him third in the race.  The results of the first dash set the inside starting position for the A-Main while the second dash set the lineup for the outside of the feature event.  Danny Lasoski picked up the outside pole position after winning the second dash. The second dash began with Jim Nier wrecking in the turn four retaining wall when the green flag was waved.

            Racing begins tomorrow evening at 6 p.m. with World of Outlaws practice, followed by qualifying. The IMCA Modifieds also will return with exhibition heat and feature races.