Photo: Dasher Lawless employees celebrate the Winter Showdown victory with race car driver Lawless Alan. Division: Late Models COURSE RECORD SET AND 1ST WIN OF 2018 SEASON YOUTH WILL BE SERVED. February
Photo: Dasher Lawless employees celebrate the Winter Showdown victory with race car driver Lawless Alan.
Division: Late Models
COURSE RECORD SET AND 1ST WIN OF 2018 SEASON
YOUTH WILL BE SERVED.
February 2, 2018 Bakersfield, CA –
On Friday, Lawless Alan, #25, throttled his way to break the course record smashing it by 2/100s of a second and capturing his first win of his Sophomore Season at the 4th Annual Winter Showdown which was broadcasted nationally by SPEED 51 TV.
Positioned in the outside lane to start Lawless jumped the entire field and never looked back. He led the entire race and when it was over, his 2nd career victory and a new course record was his. The team erupted along with a crowd captured with all the drama of witnessing first hand a young driver in only his 2nd professional season make history.
“The car was tuned perfectly, and I knew if I could capture the lead I would be hard to catch”, summarized Lawless while standing on the podium. After the preliminaries no adjustments were made to the car.
Pit crew lead mechanic, Mike, echoed the same assessment, “We asked Lawless if he needed any changes and he confidently declined all of our suggestions. So, we took his lead. It is a bit unusual that a driver at his age has obtained that much experience to know when the car fits the track and his racing style.” In the end Lawless was right and right where he wanted to be at the top of the podium.
Lawless Alan was coming off his first career victory last season on September 9th, 2017 at Irwindale Speedway. In his rookie season in NASCAR Late Models he had a win, 6 podiums, a dozen Top 5s and more than 20 Top 10s. He was first among rookies in points at Irwindale Raceway finishing 5th overall, was the only rookie to win a race and was ranked in the Top 40 by NASCAR in points out of more than 500 drivers nationally.
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