Lasoski Banks $5,000 In Nebraska Cup

Danny Lasoski won the Nebraska Cup Sunday night at Eagle Raceway. (NCRA photo)
Danny Lasoski won the Nebraska Cup Sunday night at Eagle Raceway. (NCRA photo)
Danny Lasoski won the Nebraska Cup Sunday night at Eagle Raceway. (NCRA photo)

EAGLE, Neb. — Danny Lasoski took advantage of a late-race caution to pass Jason Johnson and hold on the final two laps to claim the National Championship Racing Ass’n of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car feature with the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest region Sunday night during the annual running of the “Nebraska Cup” at Eagle Raceway.

Jack Dover and Tony Bruce Jr. started on the front row for the 30-lap feature with Dover taking the lead as the green flag fell and fourth starting Lasoski roaring into the runner-up position.

Lapped traffic came into play on lap eight allowing sixth starting Johnson and Bruce to close on the Lasoski for second. With the top four threading their way through lapped traffic, lap ten brought the crowd to their feet as they were three wide for the lead with Dover holding off Lasoski with leading the lap.

A lap-11 caution for Trevor Grossenbacher, the restart brought no less than four lead changes between Dover and Lasoski in two laps before Dover was able to clear himself from Lasoski. Johnson would get passed Lasoski for the runner up position on lap fourteen and used lapped traffic to his advantage to begin pressure on the leader.

On lap 21, business picked back up once again up front as Johnson executed several slide jobs on Dover and finally took the lead with six laps to go. Dover tried to mount a return trip for the lead but mechanical gremlins struck with five laps to go and he was issued with a DNF.

A late race caution bunched the field with two laps to go with Lasoski right on Johnson’s rear bumper. He would then driver the No. 1m Mark Burch owned sprinter underneath Johnson in turns one and two and would pull out into the lead heading down the backstretch.

“The Dude” would hold on to take the lead and the $5,000 paycheck, along with the “Nebraska Cup.” Fifteenth starting Brian Brown got past Johnson on the last lap to finish second while Bruce settled for fourth. Current NCRA sprint car point leader C.J. Johnson started 14th and finished fifth.

The finish:

Danny Lasoski, Brian Brown, Jason Johnson, Tony Bruce Jr., C.J. Johnson, Jake Martens, Wyatt Burks, Josh Riggins, Jason Danley, Seth Bergman, Jordan Boston, Tige Jensen, Robby Wolfgang, Jeff Lowery, Gregg Bakker, Ryan Roberts, J.D. Johnson, Jack Dover, Trevor Grossenbacher, John Klabunde.