KNOXVILLE, Iowa — official release — Engine trouble could not slow Danny Lasoski as he won the FVP Knoxville Nationals non-qualifier feature Saturday afternoon.
The problems on Lasoski’s Creason Pipeline Services car popped up after he crossed the finish line in heat two. His crew quickly repaired the car and Lasoski was able to take his seventh place starting position in the feature.
After working his way through the field, Lasoski battled past Steve Kinser, Jac Haudenschild and Jack Dover to take the lead on lap 11.
Lasoski, and 89-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series winner, credited the hard work of his team for keeping them in position after challenges on qualifying night and earlier today.
“We had bad luck on our qualifying night,” Lasoski said. “That just shows this team never quits.”
Lasoski will start tonight’s C main in 11th. He said he hoped the track conditions would be similar come race time.
Jack Dover, who led nine laps as he battled Steve Kinser through the first half of the feature, finished second. Jac Haudenschild, who had engine trouble after he took the checkered flag, finished third.
World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Knoxville Raceway; Knoxville, Iowa; Aug. 9, 2014
A main (20 Laps): 1. Danny Lasoski (7); 2. Jack Dover (1); 3. Jac Haudenschild (2); 4. Steve Kinser (4); 5. Seth Brahmer (6); 6. Tony Bruce Jr. (3); 7. Chad Kemenah (11); 8. Brandon Wimmer (5); 9. Danny Holtgraver (9); 10. Dusty Zomer (12); 11. James McFadden (13); 12. Brad Loyet (24); 13. Jason Sides (17); 14. Jason Meyers (23); 15. Josh Hodges (10); 16. Colby Copeland (8); 17. Johnny Herrera (22); 18. Ed Lynch Jr. (16); 19. Lynton Jeffrey (18); 20. Brady Bacon (14); 21. Paige Polyak (21); 22. Trey Starks (19); 23. Glen Saville (15); 24. Austin Johnson (20).
Lap Leaders: Dover 1-4, S. Kinser 5, Dover 6-10, Lasoski 11-20.
Hard Charger: Loyet.