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Lasoski Takes All-Star Circuit of Champions Checkers in a Wild Finish

7/30/2012
Lasoski Takes All-Star Circuit of Champions Checkers in a Wild Finish

Lasoski gets UNOH All Star win in wild Huset's finish

BRANDON, SD (July 29, 2012) By Brian Liskai – When Danny Lasoski executed a 360 degree spin with just two laps remaining in Sunday night’s feature at Huset’s Speedway, he thought his chances of winning were over. But, as he gathered his car back up and raced down the back stretch in fourth, luck would be on his side.

When the caution flew for a stalled car, new race leader Mark Dobmeier’s right rear tire lost air pressure and second place Lynton Jeffrey went pit side with mechanical problems. That handed the lead to Tim Shaffer, who had started 21st, as the field readied for a green, white, checkered finish. When the green came back out, Lasoski blasted around Shaffer and went on to score the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory.

It marked Lasoski’s fourth UNOH All Star win of 2012 and the 37th of his career, placing him in a tie with Doug Wolfgang for 12 on the series’ all-time win list. For Lasoski, a three time Huset’s Speedway champion, it was his 41st victory at the track.

“That was a wild one. We went out and set the pace and I felt the rubber get down and I was just taking it easy and taking it easy. Then it started shaking real bad when I got behind a lapped car and Dobmeier ran over the front end there and turned me around and what ever happened and then he blew a tire and Timmy (Shaffer) got the lead. I waited until the last lap and I decided to go for broke and I got around the outside of him,” said Lasoski beside his Triple X Chassis, Kistler Engines, Klein Motors and RV’s, Creason Construction backed #33.

“I want to thank my guys, Triple X Chassis and Rich and my buddy Chris Straight. We have just a two man band and he works his tail off and we couldn’t do it without him. I want to thank Kistler Engines and the Michael Ross Foundation and Todd Creason…they make it possible for us to be here, added Lasoski.

“Probably from about lap 15 on I didn’t even push the gas. I was just babying it and when I got behind lapped cars it got real tight. Sometimes it’s just better to be running second. I’m just glad to be back home here,” concluded Lasoski.

For Shaffer, a three time UNOH All Star champion and current series point leader, it was another podium finish.

“I took it a little too easy trying to save tires and Danny snuck by. You know, 21st to second…we’ll take it,” said Shaffer beside his VRP Shocks, Kistler Engines backed, Aaron Call/Janet Holbrook owned #83. “It’s getting tougher and tougher…everyone seems to be getting better and better.”

Watertown, Connecticut’s David Gravel would also continue his good runs with a third place finish.

“My tire was really bald. My crew guys told me to take it easy and I did…I took it too easy throughout the whole race,” said Gravel of his P&M Transportation, Model Craft, Musco Fuels backed #89G. “But we finished and we finished on the podium and I can’t complain about that. I love this place, you have to be aggressive and up on the wheel and the fans are great.

Lasoski and Ian Madsen would bring the field to the green, but a multi-car pileup would halt the action. When the green came back out, Lasoski would grab the lead over Dobmeier, Gravel, Justin Henderson and Terry McCarl. Thanks to the opening lap crash, Shaffer, who started 21st, would be 12th after the first lap and would drive into 10th a lap later.

Lasoski, Dobmeier and Gravel would continue to hold down the top three positions while 15th place starter Lynton Jeffrey moved into fourth by lap four. Jeffrey would drive around Gravel for third on lap 14 while Shaffer had worked his way up to fifth. Shaffer would grab fourth from Gravel on lap 17.

With three laps to go, Lasoski and Dobmeier would begin battling for the lead, and when they got together in turns one and two, Lasoski executed a 360 degree spin, falling back to fourth and handing the lead to Dobmeier. A stalled car would bring out the caution to set up a green, white, checkered over-time finish. But, during the caution, Dobmeier’s right rear tire lost air pressure and new leader Jeffrey would suffer mechanical problems. That put Shaffer, who had been sitting in fourth on lap 28, into the lead with Lasoski now second, Gravel third, McCarl fourth and Henderson fifth.

Shaffer would lead the field to the white and as they hit turns three and four on the last lap, Lasoski drove around “The Steel City Outlaw” to take the checkered. Gravel would hold on to third with McCarl and Henderson rounding out the top five.

Husets Speedway - 7/29/2012

All Star Circuit of Champions (33 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines: 1. 33-Danny Lasoski, 10.771; 2. 24-Terry McCarl, 10.816; 3. 55-Ian Madsen, 10.862; 4. 11X-Gregg Bakker, 10.864; 5. 91-Dusty Zomer, 10.902; 6. 82-Justin Henderson, 10.944; 7. 25-Dylan Peterson, 10.980; 8. 89G-David Gravel, 10.991; 9. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 11.014; 10. 83K-Tim Kaeding, 11.018; 11. 4K-Paul Jeffrey, 11.021; 12. 2-Dale Blaney, 11.027; 13. 6-Kaley Gharst, 11.101; 14. 7K-Jac Haudenschild, 11.106; 15. 16-Travis Whitney, 11.109; 16. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 11.119; 17. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.129; 18. 45-Paul McMahan, 11.131; 19. 40-Caleb Helms, 11.159; 20. 17-Marty Perovich, 11.173; 21. 54-Cap Henry, 11.174; 22. 19-Lee Grosz, 11.205; 23. 83-Tim Shaffer, 11.257; 24. 17J-Jayme Barnes, 11.316; 25. 35AU-Jamie Veal, 11.327; 26. 2D-Dusty Ballenger, 11.374; 27. 14-Jody Rosenboom, 11.413; 28. 17B-Ryan Bickett, 11.454; 29. 9M-Donovan Peterson, 11.469; 30. 101-Chuck McGillivray, 11.594; 31. 4X-Eric Schulz, 11.634; 32. 13JM-Jordan Martens, 11.717; 33. 51-MJ Ziebarth, 12.862

Heat #1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 54-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 49-Brad Sweet[2] ; 3. 13-Mark Dobmeier[4] ; 4. 6-Kaley Gharst[3] ; 5. 33-Danny Lasoski[6] ; 6. 91-Dusty Zomer[5] ; 7. 35AU-Jamie Veal[7] ; 8. 9M-Donovan Peterson[8] ; 9. 51-MJ Ziebarth[9]

Heat #2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 45-Paul McMahan[2] ; 2. 83K-Tim Kaeding[4] ; 3. 7K-Jac Haudenschild[3] ; 4. 82-Justin Henderson[5] ; 5. 19-Lee Grosz[1] ; 6. 24-Terry McCarl[6] ; 7. 2D-Dusty Ballenger[7] ; 8. 101-Chuck McGillivray[8]

Heat #3 - Dragon Race Fuel (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 83-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 3. 16-Travis Whitney[3] ; 4. 14-Jody Rosenboom[7] ; 5. 55-Ian Madsen[6] ; 6. 4X-Eric Schulz[8] ; 7. 4K-Paul Jeffrey[4] ; 8. 25-Dylan Peterson[5]

Heat #4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 2-Dale Blaney[4] ; 2. 12-Lynton Jeffrey[3] ; 3. 17J-Jayme Barnes[1] ; 4. 89G-David Gravel[5] ; 5. 11X-Gregg Bakker[6] ; 6. 17B-Ryan Bickett[7] ; 7. 13JM-Jordan Martens[8] ; 8. 17-Marty Perovich[2]

Dash - Outerwears Performance Products (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 33-Danny Lasoski[1] ; 2. 55-Ian Madsen[3] ; 3. 13-Mark Dobmeier[4] ; 4. 11X-Gregg Bakker[2] ; 5. 89G-David Gravel[6] ; 6. 82-Justin Henderson[5]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 91-Dusty Zomer[2] ; 2. 24-Terry McCarl[1] ; 3. 35AU-Jamie Veal[6] ; 4. 4K-Paul Jeffrey[4] ; 5. 25-Dylan Peterson[3] ; 6. 17-Marty Perovich[5] ; 7. 9M-Donovan Peterson[9] ; 8. 17B-Ryan Bickett[8] ; 9. 2D-Dusty Ballenger[7] ; 10. 101-Chuck McGillivray[10] ; 11. 13JM-Jordan Martens[12] ; 12. 4X-Eric Schulz[11] ; 13. 51-MJ Ziebarth[13]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps): 1. 33-Danny Lasoski[1]; 2. 83-Tim Shaffer[21]; 3. 89G-David Gravel[5]; 4. 24-Terry McCarl[11]; 5. 82-Justin Henderson[6]; 6. 2-Dale Blaney[8]; 7. 7K-Jac Haudenschild[10]; 8. 83K-Tim Kaeding[7]; 9. 4K-Paul Jeffrey[13]; 10. 17J-Jayme Barnes[22]; 11. 54-Cap Henry[19]; 12. 40-Caleb Helms[18]; 13. 45-Paul McMahan[17]; 14. 6-Kaley Gharst[9]; 15. 14-Jody Rosenboom[24]; 16. 19-Lee Grosz[20]; 17. 49-Brad Sweet[16]; 18. 13-Mark Dobmeier[3]; 19. 12-Lynton Jeffrey[15]; 20. 35AU-Jamie Veal[23]; 21. 55-Ian Madsen[2]; 22. 11X-Gregg Bakker[4]; 23. 91-Dusty Zomer[12]; 24. 16-Travis Whitney[14]

Hard Charger: 83-Tim Shaffer[+19]

Article Credit: Brian Liskai

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