Lasoski captures National Sprint League debut at Mason City Motor Speedway

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June 19, 2016  |  by Shawn Miller

Danny Lasoski returned to victory lane on Sunday evening when he claimed the National Sprint League debut at Mason City Motor Speedway.

Lasoski kicked off the inaugural visit to the half-mile oval, which hadn’t hosted a 410 c.i. winged sprint car event in nearly three decades, by setting quick time during qualifying with a new track record of 16.423 seconds.

'The Dude' then maneuvered from fourth to second place in a heat race and was the driver with the most points entering the feature inversion, which was a two. That lined Lasoski up on the outside of the second row for the 20-lap main event.

Ian Madsen took the top spot on the opening lap with Lasoski advancing to third place on lap 2 and into the runner-up position on lap 9. Two laps later he used the bottom groove to his advantage to take the lead exiting turn four.

Lasoski led the remainder of the main event despite a challenge from hard-charging Sammy Swindell, who started seventh, cracked the top five on lap 3, advanced into third place on lap 9 and passed Madsen for second during a restart on lap 14 following the first of two cautions.

Madsen ended third with Terry McCarl placing fourth and championship points leader Craig Dollansky fifth.

Lasoski cut Dollansky’s lead from 92 points entering the night to only four points.

Lasoski’s quick time was his fourth during eight National Sprint League events this season. His feature win ties him with Dollansky and Kerry Madsen for a series-leading two triumphs.

Madsen, Dollansky and Matt Juhl were the heat race winners.

NOTES: Lasoski earned a $200 bonus from Deberg Concrete and a $50 certificate from Slade Shock Technology for setting quick time during time trials… Ian Madsen garnered a $100 certificate from Walker Filtration Performance for winning a heat race… Dollansky scored a $100 certificate from Kaeding Performance for winning a heat race… Juhl captured a certificate from Keizer Aluminum Wheels for winning a heat race… Dollansky was the So Close Award winner and received a certificate from Rod End Supply for being the highest-starting NSL driver who missed the feature redraw… Austin Johnson powered to the Locked in Award by being the last driver to take the green flag in the A Main to garner a $100 certificate from Hooker Harness… Swindell picked up a $50 certificate from KSE Racing Products for being the Hard Charger in the A Main.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
National Sprint League Sprint Car Series
Mason City Motor Speedway, Mason City, Iowa
Sunday, June 19, 2016

DEBERG CONCRETE/SLADE SHOCK TECHNOLOGY TIME TRIALS: 1. 2-Danny Lasoski, 16.423 seconds; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen, 16.486; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 16.533; 4. 1s-Sammy Swindell, 16.551; 5. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 16.576; 6. 24-Terry McCarl, 16.691; 7. 18-Ian Madsen, 16.758; 8. 2ks-Craig Dollansky, 16.822; 9. 09-Matt Juhl, 16.824; 10. 17a-Austin McCarl, 16.859; 11. 56n-Davey Heskin, 16.945; 12. 44-Chris Martin, 17.023; 13. 10-Dakota Hendrickson, 17.028; 14. 7-Kaley Gharst, 17.074; 15. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 17.090; 16. 81-Austin Johnson, 17.134; 17. 7w-Tasker Phillips, 17.307.

WALKER PERFORMANCE FILTRATION HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps): 1. 18-Ian Madsen (2); 2. 2-Danny Lasoski (4); 3. 17a-Austin McCarl (1); 4. 1s-Sammy Swindell (3); 5. 10-Dakota Hendrickson (5); 6. 81-Austin Johnson (6).

KAEDING PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps): 1. 2ks-Craig Dollansky (2); 29-Kerry Madsen (4); 3. 56n-Davey Heskin (1); 4. 7w-Tasker Phillips (6); 5. 7-Kaley Gharst (5); 6. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (3).

KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps): 1. 09-Matt Juhl (2); 2. 21-Brian Brown (4); 3. 24-Terry McCarl (3); 4. 44-Chris Martin (1); 5. 55-Brooke Tatnell (5).

A MAIN (20 laps): 1. 2-Danny Lasoski (4); 2. 1s-Sammy Swindell (7); 3. 18-Ian Madsen (1); 4. 24-Terry McCarl (8); 5. 2ks-Craig Dollansky (5); 6. 21-Brian Brown (2); 7. 29-Kerry Madsen (3); 8. 09-Matt Juhl (6); 9. 17a-Austin McCarl (9); 10. 55-Brooke Tatnell (16); 11. 7w-Tasker Phillips (14); 12. 7-Kaley Gharst (15); 13. 56n-Davey Heskin (11); 14. 10-Dakota Hendrickson (13); 15. 44-Chris Martin (12); 16. 81-Austin Johnson (17); 17. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (10).

Lap Leaders: I. Madsen 1-10; Lasoski 11-20.