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!!
Sprint cars were part of the Governor’s Cup weekend for the first time in several years and Lawson Racing was on hand to race at the Dacotah Speedway on July 30th. A strong field of 19 sprint cars were on hand for the night’s races. I would roll off 7th in the first heat. The hot weather on Saturday made the track very dry. It was tough at times to get a hold of the track. I was able to move up one spot and finish 6th. Kevin would start 8th in the 2nd heat and would go on to finish there. That would start me 10th in the A main and Kevin would start 14th. The track would take rubber almost immediately, so it became a matter of staying in the rubber and not moving off of it. I hung around 10th for most of the race, battling with 3 other drivers. In the end, I was able to move into 9th on the last lap and finish there. Kevin would end up finishing 11th. It was fun night and we can’t wait to race back down at the Dacotah Speedway again.