Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

August 3, 2012

Lasoski leads in Speed Week points


Knoxville —  

With his win in the preliminary main on the opening night of the Arnold Motor Supply 360-cubic-inch Knoxville Nationals on Thursday at Knoxville Raceway, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame (NSCHoF) inductee Danny Lasoski of Missouri is the early leader in the 2012 Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speed Week point standings.  Night number two is Friday, August 3, with the second preliminary main of the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals.  The ‘360’ Nationals are sanctioned by the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS).

The unofficial top sixteen in the 2012 Cox Design Iowa Speed Week points after one night is as follows:  1., Danny Lasoski, 50 points; 2., Brian Brown, 49 points; 3., Kevin Swindell, 48 points; 4., Jack Dover, 47 points; 5., Jonathan Cornell, 46 points; 6., Brad Sweet, 45 points; 7., Brady Bacon, 44 points; 8., Paul McMahan, 43 points., 9., Ryan Anderson, 42 points, 10., Kyle Larson, 41 points, 11., Jesse Giannetto, 40 points, 12., Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., 39 points, 13., Clint Garner, 38 points, 14., Tony Shilling, 37 points, 15., R.J. Johnson, 36 points, 16., Henry Van Dam, 35 points.
The Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speedweek includes ten straight nights of sprint car racing between Knoxville Raceway and the Southern Iowa Speedway.  The top three places pay $2,500, $1,000, and $500, respectively, with the winner declared the Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” titlist.  Past “Mr. Sprint Car” titlists include Ricky Logan (2002) of Arkansas, Shane Stewart (2003, ’04) of Oklahoma, Billy Alley (2005) of Nebraska, Jason Johnson (2006) of Louisiana, Wayne Johnson (2007, ‘08) of Oklahoma, Terry McCarl (2009) of Iowa, and Sammy Swindell (2010, ‘11) of Tennessee.