August 17, 2013 – Nick Lascuola of Abington, Mass. had himself a winning weekend, sweeping both the final leg of the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series at Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway on Friday (along with the series championship) and Star (New Hampshire) Speedway’s Amsoil Nelcar Tour Series race on Saturday night.
Lascuola, 16, has now won four of his last five at Seekonk and five of his last eight races overall.
At Star Speedway on Saturday, he started third and had the lead by lap five. He had things his way until a caution for fluid on the track necessitated some “speedy dry”. Nick’s car was already “loose” and the speedy dry only added to that and he struggled over the last five laps to hang on to the lead. The yellow No. 39 survived for the win and Nick was mighty happy after the race.
“This is just awesome,” he smiled. “We led a lot of laps the last two nights but the wins haven’t been easy because the car just went away bad in both races. It was great to win the Triple Crown title last night and it’s just incredible to finally win a Nelcar race. I love racing at Star. This track’s a lot of fun and we’ve been fast both times we’ve been here. I can’t thank my team and my sponsors enough for sticking with me through all the ups and downs the last couple of years. We’ve got five wins this year. We should have eight but that’s beyond our control. It’s great to win two races in two series at two different tracks in two nights!”
Nick will get some sleep Saturday night before cleaning up the car to take it to the Boston Red Sox game on Sunday as part of their “Fanfest” celebration. Nick will be signing autographs from 3-6pm prior to the night’s ball game.
Fans can follow Nick on his website (NickLascuola.com) his Facebook page (Fans of Nick Lascuola) and his Twitter Page (@NickLascuola39). You can also download his driver app at either the I-Tunes Store or Google Play Store.
About Nick Lascuola
16-year-old Nick Lascuola is going into his third year of racing INEX Legends cars. He finished 9th in INEX National Points in 2012, winning the Massachusetts state championship for the second time in the process.
His marketing partners include Nick’s Pit Stop, The Brake Man, Powder-Pro.net, Barrett’s Haunted Mansion, Champion Spark Plugs, Impact Fighter, The Joie Of Seating, MB Cleaning, Beagle Printing, Abington Athletic Club and Crow Collision.
PHOTO CREDIT: Tracy Strohmier