Danny Lasoski, a regular in the Knoxville Cup Series that races every Saturday, traveled to I-80 Speedway on Friday for the NAPA Outlaw Shootout 2015 to compete within the World of Outlaws Series that tours with the United States. Lasoski came out with his 90th career win.
The 56-year-old veteran had to race his way past Donny Schatz for the victory, literally, winning on a last lap pass with a winning margin of just .077 seconds.
“I raced nerves out a long time ago after 26 years of this racing,” Danny Lasoski said after the win. “We restarted and there were only a couple of laps left and I had a great car.”
“I was running well low and got through the lap traffic pretty well, but those last four laps, I was just on it and holding on,” said the 56-year-old.
Schatz was racing for his 12th win of the season and came from 13th to the lead, only to fall to second place during the closing seconds. At one point the Tony Stewart Motorsports driver moved from 5th to 2nd in just five laps.
Schatz keeps his #1 spot in the points standings and extends his lead over his closest competitor, Shane Stewart, who placed fifth of Friday.
“It took so long to figure out what we needed to do with this car and how to get out of the corners,” said the four-time World of Outlaws champion. “We finally got it right with about 10 laps to go and started moving through the pack. I’m just upset I didn’t get to the front — that’s what we’re racing for and I’ll have to go harder next time out.”
Another Knoxville Cup driver, Brian Brown, had a strong night getting as high as 2nd, but finished 4th when it was all said and done.
The World of Outlaws Series will be back on Saturday Night for their third race in four days, as they travel to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS.
The man who sits third in points, Kerry Madsen, won at Lakeside last season and will be looking for a repeat performance this year.