Lawson Racing kicks off season at River Cities Speedway

A strong field of 33 sprint cars greeted Lawson Racing on Friday, May 15th, as we kicked off our 2015 season.  The field was broken into 4 heats, with Kevin in the 3rd heat and I was in the 4th.  The track had received quite a bit of rain leading up the races on Friday and that caused the track to become rough.  Kevin would finish 6th in his heat and I would finish 7th.  That would put us both into the B main with the top 4 transferring onto the A main.  At the start, I jumped to 5th and Kevin slotted into 4th.  On lap 2, I was able to get past Kevin out of turn 2 and take over 4th.  From there, I would hold to that position and finish 4th and transferring to the A main.  Kevin’s car would break a right front lower shock mount and he would finish 7th.  I would start 24th in the A main.  On the first lap, as the cars went into turn 3, Wade Nygaard would catch a wheel and go for a tumble.  Everyone was able to miss him and it was a quick red flag for cleanup.  On the restart, I was racing with 4 cars for several laps when there was another red for a 2 car crash.  The track was still rough in the feature and it was tough to find a consistent groove and the car was moving around a lot.  On lap 8, I caught a rut in turn 2 and the car bicycled.  It came back down on all four tires and sustained no damage.  Soon after that I would pull off to save the car.  I would finish 19th.  All in all, it was good first night of the season.  Knocked the rust off and shook everything down.  We are looking at heading back out to Grand Forks this Friday for round 2 of the season.  Check out the pictures section for shots from Friday night.

Dusty 5-15-2015

Kevin 5-15-2015

 

Vote for Kevin for the Nodak Speedway Hall of Fame

Kevin has been nominated for induction into the Nodak Speedway Hall of Fame.  He has been a member of the race club for over 40 years and has put a car on the track at Nodak for over 30 years.  He has also been a race official, volunteer, and a car owner to me.  You can go to www.racenodak.com/hall-of-fame/vote/ and vote for Kevin for this deserving recognition.  If voted in, he would join his father, Jerry, as a member of the Hall of Fame.

Season debut this Friday at River Cities Speedway

Lawson Racing is excited to make our season debut this Friday out that the River Cities Speedway.  With a new look for both cars, we are excited to get back on the track and get back to racing.  Be sure to follow Lawson Racing on here, as well as on our Facebook page and also on Twitter: @LawsonRacing20L.  We would like to thank Prairie Ford in Stanley, TooDarkMotorsports.com, and Finish First Coating for being sponsors of Lawson Racing this season.

New look for Lawson Racing for the 2015 season

Lawson Racing will have a new look for the 2015 season.  Tad and Jen Wagner of TooDarkMotorsports.com have come up great designs for the 20 and 20L sprint cars.  This is their first time designing a wrap for sprint cars and they really did an amazing job.  Look for the finished product in the near future and look for them on track at our first race of the season, May 8th at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks.

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Kevin’s car

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Dusty’s car

Lawson Racing is getting set kick off their 2015 season

The snow has finally melted and spring is in the air and that means that race season is quickly approaching.  Lawson Racing is excited to kick off their 2015 season on May 8th in Grand Forks.  This season will see Lawson Racing compete at tracks across North Dakota, including Nodak Speedway in Minot, Devils Lake Speedway in Devils Lake and River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks.  The race in Minot on June 21st is the inaugural race for the Western North Dakota Sprint Car group that we are a part of.  We will also be racing with the World of Outlaws when they race in Minot on August 23rd.  You can keep up with Lawson Racing by visiting our website, liking our page on Facebook, or following us on Twitter at @LawsonRacing20L.  Lawson Racing would like to thank our sponsors: Prairie Ford in Stanley, Finish First Coatings Inc., and TooDarkMotorsports.com.  Lawson Racing still has 2015 Marketing/Sponsorships opportunities available.  If you or your company would like more information on becoming a partner with Lawson Racing for the 2015 season, feel free to send us a message.