SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — official series release — Rob Kocak photo —
Danny Lasoski used a late restart to slide by Brad Loyet and claim his ninth FVP National Sprint League feature of the year Sunday night at Angell Park Speedway.
Lasoski won the 30-lap event that was co-sanctioned with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Series and attracted a 42-car field in the first clash between the two series.
Loyet shot out from the pole ahead of Tim Kaeding and Lasoski. Lynton Jeffrey, who started inside row two, lost his nose wing early in the main event and the debris high in turn one brought a caution with five laps in the books.
Loyet led Kaeding, Lasoski, Bill Balog and Bryan Clauson back to green flag racing. Loyet pulled away from the field, entering lapped traffic on lap 10. Meanwhile, Kaeding, Lasoski, Balog, Clauson and Ian Madsen raced through traffic nose to tail in exciting fashion in front of another large crowd.
With 17 laps recorded, Loyet nearly made contact with the lapped car of Matt Juhl. Juhl tagged the wall and tipped over in turn four, bringing the only red flag of the night.
A cushion that had six lapped cars between Loyet and Kaeding was gone on the restart. Lasoski dove under Kaeding to take second, while Clauson and Balog exchanged the fourth position. One more caution flag came on lap 21. A chain-reaction crash involving Lynton Jeffrey and Mike Reinke saw Austin McCarl tangled up as well.
Loyet led Lasoski, Kaeding, Clauson and Balog in a nine-lap dash to the checkers. Lasoski used his sliding move in one and two again and shot to the lead. He pulled away to win over Loyet, Kaeding, Balog and Clauson.
“We have a great team,” said Lasoski. “Guy Forbrook has put together a stellar team with Pete, Nate, Brady and Asa. Tod Quiring made this possible. I’d like to thank the fans for coming out. I’d never been here, but I’d sure like to come back! We just want to keep going. The more we race together the better off we are.”
“That motor’s about 300 degrees right now,” said Loyet. “I about melted it down trying to win that thing. It was great to come back to Angell Park. I love this place. I thought we had that one in the bag…lapped traffic, we were getting through there like crazy. It just wasn’t meant to be tonight. We’ll come back and try to get another win.”
Balog set a track record during qualifying with a 11.985-second lap of the third-mile oval.
RESULTS: FVP National Sprint League/IRA Bumper to Bumper Outlaw Sprints; Angell Park Speedway; August 30, 2015
FVP A Main (30 laps): 1. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO ; 2. o5, Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO ; 3. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA ; 4. 17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI ; 5. 17w, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN ; 6. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. ; 7. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID ; 8. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA ; 9. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO ; 10. 79, Blake Nimee, Oswego, IL ; 11. 02, Mike Reinke, Howard’s Grove, WI ; 12. 12K, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA ; 13. 6, Bill Rose, Plainfield, IN ; 14. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. ; 15. 2B, Roger Crockett, Medford, OR ; 16. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA ; 17. 85M, Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls, WI ; 18. 2w, Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam, WI ; 19. 99, Kyle Marten, Sheboygan Falls, WI ; 20. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA ; 21. 1M, Phillip Mock, Pleasant Prairie, WI ; 22. 09, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD ; 23. 65, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL ; 24. 4KX, Kody Kinser, Bloomington, IN .
Lap Leaders: Loyet 1-21, Lasoski 22-30.
CREDIT: FVP National Sprint League