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– LAS CRUCES, N.M. (Nov. 14) – It was a tale of two different nights for Danny Lasoski in Las Cruces, N.M.

The veteran from Dover, Mo., capitalized on a good break on Friday, but was slowed by a wind storm on Saturday at the ASCS National Tour event at Southern New Mexico Speedway.

“We definitely had the place to start in the heat race on Friday,” he said. “We were scheduled to start third and the polesitter dropped out, so we moved up.”

Driving for Mark Burch Motorsports, Lasoski led all eight laps on the one-lane track to pick up the heat race victory, which locked him into the feature. It also earned him the eighth and final spot in the redraw, which determines the first four rows of the main event. Lasoski pulled the No. 5, which started him on the inside of the third row.

“We were just too tight,” he said. “It took the fuel load to burn off before I could start moving around.”

Lasoski faded to eighth place and he lined up seventh on the final restart with five laps remaining. However, he muscled his way back to fifth in the closing circuits and ended one position out of locking into Saturday’s redraw.

It was Lasoski’s fourth top-five finish with the ASCS National Tour in his last five events.

“We missed getting locked in by just one spot,” he said. “The bottom line is that we had a really good race car, we just didn’t quite get a transfer.”

Lasoski had an opposite pill draw on Saturday when he was forced to start eighth in his heat race. He moved up a row to sixth when a car dropped out and Lasoski then charged to finish second, which gave him the seventh-most points. It put him 11th in points for the feature.

“It was going to be all or nothing,” he said. “You get about two laps to make any move you can. When that wind storm hit during the B Mains, the elements were just bad.”

The track began to take rubber a few laps into the 30-lap main event and it was rubbered down near the midpoint. Lasoski finished 14th.

He will conclude this season driving for Mark Burch Motorsports on Friday and Saturday at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., for the 44th annual Western World Championships.

“We’re not happy with our finish in Las Cruces, so we’ll head to Tucson and give it another shot,” he said. “The track surface usually gives us two-to-three grooves and that’s all you can ask for in a race track.”

For live updates of Lasoski and the competition all weekend, check out


Nov. 11 – Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M. – Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 5 (5).

Nov. 12 – Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M. – Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 14 (11).


60 races, 56 features, 12 wins, 37 top fives, 45 top 10s, 50 top 15s, 52 top 20s


Friday and Saturday at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., with the ASCS National Tour for the 44th annual Western World Championships


4: Top-five finishes in his last five ASCS National Tour events.




Lasoski was a featured guest on the ASCS Show by Racinboys on Oct. 11 after winning an ASCS Warrior Region at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo., on Oct. 7. His interview starts approximately 12:45 into the show.

He was also on the ASCS Show by Racinboys on April 12. Click on the link below to listen to Lasoski’s interview, which begins around the 22-minute mark.

Check out this video of Lasoski’s victory at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo., on Aug. 19, when he charged from 16th:

Here is video of Lasoski’s 96th career feature victory at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 16:

Here are a couple of highlight videos of Lasoski’s win at the inaugural event for the Midwest Open Wheel Association – on April 23 at 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa.

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“All the Knoxville Nationals I’ve won have been in Eagle cars,” Lasoski said. “I’ve had a very good relationship with Eagle and have been very happy with its performance.”

Lasoski would also like to thank Creason Pipeline Services, the Michael Ross Foundation, Hoosier, Wertz Designs, Kistler Engines and Ditzfeld Transfer, Inc. for their continued support.