Lawson Racing completed the first of 2 back to back doubleheader weekends this past weekend. The first race of the weekend was Saturday night up at the Estevan Motor Speedway. Kevin would start on the pole of heat 1 and finish 3rd. I would start on the pole of heat 2 and finish 3rd. That would start Kevin and I in row 3. Coming to get the green flag to start the race, the car behind Kevin tried to jump the start and ended up running of the front of Kevin’s car. Kevin spun out, but kept going. However, his front wing was too damaged to continue and he had to go to the pits without completing a lap. My car was working good in the low groove and I was running around 6th when with 3 to go, I missed the bottom and spun in the slick middle of turn 4. I did do a 360 and keep going, but the yellow came out and I had to restart in the back. I was able to move back up to 7th at the finish. On Sunday night, we were in front of the hometown crowd at the Nodak Speedway. I was in the 1st heat and struggled to get a hold of the slick track. I would come home 8th. Kevin started 4th in the 2nd heat and moved to 3rd off the start. He ran there until a late caution when the leader hit an inside tire and that moved Kevin to 2nd. He would hold that spot on the restart and finish there. In the feature, Kevin would roll off 4th and I would start 15th. I was racing around that position most of the race. I was in a group of 4 cars when 1 of them hit an inside tire and bounce back onto the track. I was able to avoid it by going high. The rest of the feature was a battle to stay on the rubber that was laid down around the bottom. I would come home 14th and Kevin 12th. Now it’s onto the Dacotah Speedway on Friday for their Super Show.
This weekend marks the first races of the year out in Western ND and Sask. On Saturday, Lawson Racing heads north of the border into Canada for the Energy City Sprint Car Showdown at the Estevan Motor Speedway. This will be the second year of the event and everyone is very excited to have sprint cars back again. Then on Sunday, we get to race in front of our hometown family and friends at the Nodak Speedway. It is always great to get to run on the fast 3/8 mile track. We would like to thank all of our great sponsors for their support this season: Prairie Ford in Stanley, Too Dark Motorsports, DG Graphics, National Day Calendar, Lawson Properties, RHRSwag.com, and Tires Plus.
Lawson Racing kicked off our 2017 season this past Friday with a trip out to the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. After the long off season, we were ready to get back on the track. I started 7th in the 2nd heat. The car felt good, just a little under geared. I would finish in 7th. Kevin started 4th in the 3rd heat. He had a good run going, but the motor developed a miss half way through and he would finish 6th. In the feature, I would start 19th and Kevin 16th. Off the start, my car was working good on the bottom and I was able to move by a few cars before the first caution. A second caution would follow a few laps later and on the restart, a couple cars got together in turn 4 coming for the green. I was restarting on the outside of the double file restart and was trying to avoid the cars by going high, but a car turned up the track and just caught me in the left rear as I was trying to squeeze between it and the wall. I stopped in the front straight, but after a quick inspection by a member of the track crew revealed no damage, I was able to continue. The car remained good on the bottom and I was able to come home 13th. Kevin’s car still wasn’t running correctly and he pulled off after 6 laps, finishing 20th. Lawson Racing’s next time on the track will be for the first 2 races of the Western ND Sprint car season, June 3rd up in Estevan, Sask and June 4th in Minot. We would like to thank our great sponsors for supporting us this season: Prairie Ford in Stanley, Too Dark Motorsports, DG Graphics, Lawson Properties, Tires Plus, and RHRSwag.com
Here is the 2017 schedule for Lawson Racing. We will once again be racing across ND and up into Canada. With races at the Nodak Speedway, Dacotah Speedway, Estevan Motor Speedway, Devils Lake Speedway, River Cities Speedway, and the Jamestown Speedway, we will be racing on a diverse set of tracks again this summer. We can’t wait to kick off our season and see everyone at the track!! There is still time to become a marketing partner with Lawson Racing for the 2017 season. Contact us for details.
Lawson Racing had another great season this year. It was highlighted by both of us making the A Main with the World of Outlaws when they ran in Minot and also saw my first heat race win out that the Williston Basin Speedway. It saw us race up at the Estevan Motor Speedway, helping to bring sprint cars back up there after an almost decade absence. We also raced down at the Dacotah Speedway as part of the Governor’s Cup weekend and once again took part in the Tyler Fedyk Memorial at the Nodak Speedway. We would like to thank our great sponsors for another great season: Prairie Ford in Stanley, TooDarkMotorsports.com, Finish First Coatings, Lawson Properties, Tires Plus and DG Graphics. See everyone in 2017!!