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Mark Burch Motorsports and Lasoski Execute a Perfect 3-for-3 Weekend

9/11/2013

Inside Line Promotions - EAGLE, Neb. (Sept. 10, 2013) - For the first time since 1996, Mark Burch Motorsports pieced together a perfect 3-for-3 weekend.

Car owner Mark Burch and driver Danny Lasoski combined to sweep the Midwest Open Wheel Association doubleheader at 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa, on Friday and Saturday before capitalizing on a green-white-checkered opportunity on Sunday at Eagle Raceway.

It started on the right foot when Lasoski set quick time in qualifying on Friday at 34 Raceway. He finished third in his heat race to advance to the dash, which he started second after drawing the No. 2 pill.

"We had luck on our side," he said. "Luck was everything for position. We had to do our job on the track as well. They have to go hand in hand."

After placing second in the dash, Lasoski jumped to the early lead during the feature.

"The first night was really good," he said. "You had a top and a bottom. If your car was good you could go any place you wanted to go. I got the lead on the top and stayed in the lead. I got through lapped traffic pretty well."

Lasoski surrendered the lead in traffic for a brief moment to nephew Brian Brown.

"Brian slid me once and I got back by him," Lasoski said. "When you're leading a race you're at their mercy. You try to choose and be aggressive without running over somebody. He went where I wasn't, but I got right back by him. He only led it for a corner."

Lasoski carried the momentum from the victory into Saturday night at 34 Raceway, where he qualified fifth quickest and won his heat race to lock the Mark Burch Motorsports entry into the dash.

"The second night we went out and the driver didn't do his job qualifying," he said. "In hindsight it helped us."

Fast qualifier Terry McCarl drew the No. 6 pill, which inverted the six fastest qualifiers and placed Lasoski on the outside of the front row for the dash. Lasoski picked up the dash win to earn the pole for the 34-lap feature, which went green to checkered without a caution.

"I didn't see anybody from the time they dropped the green," he said. "When I came in they told me the next car I was going to lap was fifth place. Any time you can get one victory that creates momentum. We were lucky to get two."

The team earned a $1,034 bonus for sweeping the weekend, which was capped on Sunday with the Nebraska Cup at Eagle Raceway.

Lasoski advanced from third to win his heat race, which earned him enough points into the feature redraw. He then pulled the No. 4 in the random draw to start on the outside of the second row.

"It was an exciting race," he said. "We started fourth and immediately I got to second. We knew (Jack) Dover wasn't going to leave the top. I didn't even challenge for the first 10 or 15 laps. I noticed my car got so tight I couldn't turn the corner. The next thing I know Jason Johnson slid me. I could run with them, but couldn't gain on them."

Lasoski maintained a top-three position for the entire race and took advantage of a late caution, when he noticed the top wing had slid all the way back. He moved it forward prior to the green-white-checkered finish and capitalized.

"When they dropped the green flag it was a completely different race car," he said. "In turn one I slid across the middle and I passed him on the outside of (turns) three and four."

Lasoski took the lead coming to the white flag and pulled away to the $5,000 victory. It marked the sweep for the weekend with three wins and gave Mark Burch Motorsports its sixth triumph of the season.

The team is scheduled to compete with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series on Friday at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, and on Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 6 - 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 1 (2).

Sept. 7 - 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 1 (3); Dash: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (1).

Sept. 8 - Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 1 (4).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 6 wins, 12 top fives, 15 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, and Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.MarkBurchMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbmotorspt

VIDEO -

Check out highlights from Mark Burch Motorsports' victory at Knoxville Raceway on Aug. 24, which was Lasoski's 100th career 410ci win at the famed half-mile track: http://youtu.be/ab6x0Z8OBDw

Here are highlights of the 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary night win by Mark Burch Motorsports at Knoxville Raceway on Aug. 1: http://youtu.be/RZLvNmvZ8XY

Here are highlights of Mark Burch Motorsports victory at I-80 Speedway on May 23 thanks to Moore Race Videos: http://youtu.be/FQchd9GJmmo

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Weld Wheels

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"The Mark Burch Motorsports 1m has been rollin' on Weld Wheels since its very first race in 1994," Burch said. "Weld's 100 percent CNC machining process allows for exact sizing and balancing. They exceed the USAC Racing standard and specifications for all sprint car wheel racing applications. We have always put our trust in Weld Wheels and look forward to many more races to come."

Mark Burch Motorsports would also like to thank Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Wolfweld Chassis, AFCO Gas Shocks by Speedway Motors, King Racing Products, Joe Gibbs Driven Race Oil, Speedway Motors, Speedway Shock Service, Hot Dot, Inc., Dyer's Top Rods, Wireless Amber Alerts, Hoosier Tire, Arrow Truck Sales, Donovan Blocks, Diamond Pistons, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, MSD Ignition, Vortex Wings, S & S Welding, Inc., Lee Power Steering, Gessford Machine, DMI Bulldog Rears, Wulff Pumps, Schoenfeld Headers, Red Devil Brakes, Total Seal Piston Rings, Huggins Cams, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, Harris Decals and Awesome Racewear for their continued support.

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