Blaney takes $15,000 Renegade sprint car win, Lasoski second
Atomic Speedway in Ohio site of Open Wheel Championship.
Dale Blaney became the third different winner in as many races during the inaugural Renegade Sprints season, which wrapped up on Saturday with the $15,000-to-win Open Wheel Championships at Atomic Speedway.
Blaney took the lead approximately a quarter of the way through the 40-lap feature and he efficiently maneuvered around the high-banked track despite bouts with heavy traffic.
"We raced good all weekend," he said following his first career Renegade Sprints event. "We had a great year. It was more than we could have imaged at the beginning of the year."
Danny Lasoski (in a file photo from a previous event), who made his debut with Big Game Motorsports during the Open Wheel Championships, led the first segment before Blaney was able to get under him for the top spot. Lasoski maintained the runner-up position for the remainder of the race.
"Hats off to Blaney's team," he said. "They did a great job. My guys worked their tails off for me. I want to thank Tod Quiring for giving me this opportunity to drive the Big Game Treestands car. We did our best, but could only run second."
Greg Wilson - the most recent Renegade Sprints winner entering the weekend - advanced from ninth to third place. He held off Nathan Skaggs and polesitter Jimmy Stinson, who claimed the $1,000-to-win dash, in a spirited battle for the final spot on the podium.
"The race track was awesome last night and tonight," Wilson said. "I got beat by two of the baddest sons of guns that ever drove a sprint car. I want to thank all the people at Atomic Speedway and the Renegade Sprints for putting on the show."
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