Recap from 34 Raceway Sept. 6 and 7
Lasoski takes two at 34 Raceway’s MOWA Sprint Challenge
BURLINGTON, IA (Sept. 6 and 7) – Danny Lasoski, Dover, Mo, went home from 34
Raceway’s MOWA (Midwest Open Wheel Association) Sprint Challenge with two wins and
an added bonus winning both Friday Sept. 6 and Saturday, Sept. 7 410 Sprint
features at 34 Raceway this past weekend. Lasoski collected a $4,000 check winning
Friday nights 34 lap feature and came back Saturday night to take the checkered
flag in another 34 lap feature that paid $5,000 to win. By winning both nights,
Lasoski would take the $1034 bonus for winning both nights, the highest paying
two-day weekend in series history for MOWA,
Others winners in the two day show were Wayne Noble, Wapello (4 cylinders) and Mike
Morrill, Pleasant Hill (Mod Lites) on Friday Night. On Saturday night’s action
Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington took the checkered flag in the 305 Sprint
feature netting $1000 for the win. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Il., would get the win
in the 4 cylinder feature and Collin Ball, Wapello, sped around the 3/8 mile to his
first ever mod lite feature victory.
Danny Lasoski, Dover, Mo., started Friday nights action on top by setting fast time
in qualifying (12.658, avg. speed 106.652) and ended the night at the top as well,
picking up the $4,000 pay day after winning the first night of a two-night show at
34 Raceway, Friday. The win was Lasoski’s first MOWA victory of the seasonLasoski
was able to out race Brian Brown down the backstretch, after the pair remained
side-by-side for the first half of a lap, but used the high line in turns 3 and 4,
to take the lead. Brown was able to get by Lasoski on lap seven, only to have the
eventual race winner get back by him in turn four of lap eight. Jason Johnson, who
started 10th, was already up to fifth when the pair battled for the race lead with
eight laps down.
Lasoski went high into 1 and 2 try to find his way around a lapped car on lap 20,
but Brown snuck under him to lead down the backstretch. Brown slid up in front of
Lasoski in turn 3, only to have the veteran driver turn the car down the hill in
turn 4 and retake the lead at the stripe.
The final caution of the event came on lap 27, when Ian Madsen, who had been running
third the entire night, went straight off turn one when he missed the cushion. He
came harmlessly to a stop about 100 feet past the end of the track.
With 13 cars still on the track on the restart, lapped traffic never became a factor
the rest of the way, as Lasoski cruised to the win.
A late race story, however, was Madsen, who recovered from his off track excursion
to come through the field back to fourth, after starting at the back of the field
with only seven laps remaining. He was forced to pass nine cars in those final laps.
On night two it was Lasoski again getting the win. Twenty cars again started the 34
lap feature race for that $5,000 to win prize with Lasoski and Jason Johnson on the
front row. Lasoski took the lead on the first lap and pulled away weaving in and out
of traffic. Terry McCarl, clocked the fast time in time trials but wouldn’t be able
to catch Lasoski ending the race with the fifth place finish behind Brown, Johnson
and Ian Madsen.
“I think this was a fantastic weekend for MOWA and sprint car racing in the
Midwest,” Lasoski said.
Friday, Sept 6 results
MOWA 410 SPRINTS
FEATURE: 1. Danny Lasoski, Dover, Mo., 2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, , 3. Jason
Johnson, Rocky Mount, Mo., 4. Ian Madsen, Knoxville, 5. Terry McCarl, Altoona, 6.
Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Il., 7. Austin McCarl, Pleasant Hill, 8. Josh Schneiderman,
West Burlington, 9. Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, 10. Jerrod Hull, Sikeston,
Mo., 11. Danny Smith, Chillicothe, Oh., 12. Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, Il., 13.
Critter Malone, Speedway, In., 4. Ben Wagoner, Emden, Il., 15. Cole Wood, 16. AJ
Bruns, Athens, Il., 17. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, Il., 18. Cory Bruns,
Lincoln, Il., 19. Jimmy Light, Lizton, In., 20 Bobby Mincer, Burlington. HEAT
WINNERS: Huls, Bruns, Smith. B-Feature: Wagoner.
Fast Time: Danny Lasoski.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 RESULTS
MOWA 410 SPRINTS (Sept. 7)
FEATURE :1. Danny Lasoski, Dover, Mo., 2. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, M., 3. Jason
Johnson, Rocky Mount, Mo., 4. KCP Racing, Des Moines, 5. Terry McCarl, Altoona, 6.
Jimmy Light, Lizton, In., 7. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, 8. Chris Urish,
Elkhart, Il., 9. Jarrod Hull, Sikeston, Mol., 10. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Il., 11.
Cole Wood, 12. Dustin Selvage, Indianola, 13. Danny smith, Chillichothe, Oh., 14.
Austin McCarl, Pleasant Hill, 15. AJ Bruns, Athens, Il., 16. Robbie Standridge,
Springfield, Il., 17. Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, 18. Ben Wagoner, Emden,
Il., 19. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, Il., 20. Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, IL.,
HEAT WINNERS: Nienhiser, Lasoski, T. McCarl. B-Feature: Wood.
Fast time: T. McCarl.
Noble and Becerra get 4 Cylinder wins
The added bonus to win both nights of the 4 cylinder features went unclaimed with
Wayne Noble, Wapello, winning the twelve lap feature Friday night, and Austen
Becerra getting the win in a wild finish Saturday night. Noble took the lead on lap
three Friday night and held off Bill Whalen to get the win in the fifteen car field.
Saturday nights 4 Cylinder saw Austen Becerra take the lead on lap 6 of the twelve
lap, nineteen car field moving up from his twelvth place start . Just as Becerra
was coming out of turn one Larry Miller had hit the front stretch wall and suddenly
stopped on the front stretch under the flag stand. With Becerra running the wall,
and cars to his left he had no place to go and would hit the rear end of Miller in a
hard hit after crossing the finish line. Both drivers were able to walk away