Lasoski Low Rides For 101st Knoxville Score
KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Four-time Knoxville Nationals winner Danny Lasoski used his patented low groove to storm to victory in Saturday afternoon’s non-qualifier’s program during the 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals.
Lasoski, who struggled on his qualifying night and suffered a minor engine problem during his heat race on Saturday, started seventh and planted his No. 33 on the bottom of the track at the start of the 20-lap event, steadily working his way forward.
Lasoski passed Steve Kinser for second on lap 11 and blasted under leader Jack Dover a lap later. From there, Lasoski checked out on what was an incredibly racy track for an early August afternoon event.
It was 101st Knoxville Raceway feature victory and earned him $5,000.
“We struggled on our qualifying night and got ourselves in a bad position,” Lasoski said. “We have to thank Paul Kistler for coming over for working on this this. It just shows that this team never quits.”
Lasoski will start 11th in Saturday night’s C main during the undercard for the $150,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals.
Dover came home second after starting on the pole and leading laps one through four and six through 11.
“Danny’s always good on the bottom,” Dover said. “Before the race, I saw him trying to pack the bottom so I figured he’d be there. My car was pretty good anywhere I wanted to go, then there at the end it started overheating, and we lost a little power.”
Jac Haudenschild was running second when he blew an engine in the Destiny Motorsports No. 9w on the final lap. Still, he nursed his smoking machine home in third. Steve Kinser and Seth Brahmer completed the top five.