By Tony Veneziano, World of Outlaws PR Director
Danny Lasoski always enjoys racing in his home state of Missouri and he especially enjoys winning in front of his home state fans. The native of Dover, Missouri capped off his 2007 season on Saturday night by winning the inaugural Turkey Open Wheel Classic at Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Missouri.
Lasoski, who won six times with the World of Outlaws this season en route to a third-place finish in championship points, bested a 17-car field Saturday night on the ¼-mile banked oval to take home a $2,500 top prize.
It was his third win in a 360-sprint car this season, with all three coming in the Show-me State. He was also victorious in the Bob Ramey Memorial at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia back in April and in the Merlyn McCown/Ken Taylor Memorial at LA Raceway in July. Both of those triumphs were with the Winged Outlaw Warriors.
The 2001 World of Outlaws champion bested his nephew Brian Brown and Jesse Hockett on Saturday night in the final winged sprint car event of the season in the United States, which drew a hearty crowd on a chilly fall afternoon and evening.
The 30th anniversary World of Outlaws season begins on February 8, 2008 with the 37th Annual Florida DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park.