LAGASSE JR. AND TEAMSLR PREPARING FOR 2013 SEASON

by Donalyn

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (January 10, 2013)— With the season right around the corner, Driver Scott Lagasse Jr. (www.scottlagasse.com) and Team SLR (www.teamslr.com) are anxious to take the next step in building a winning program.  Competing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series again this year in the Boy Scouts of America / HybridLight #8 Chevrolet, the Team will be running no less than 15 races including the season opener at Daytona, plus Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Richmond International Raceway, and Kentucky Speedway, just to name a few.

The season opener is a little over a month away and Daytona International Speedway is not only one of Lagasse Jr’s favorite tracks, but he considers it his home track.  Lagasse Jr. is a Florida native, who grew up in St. Augustine, just north of Daytona. This race is the closest to home for the driver and the team.

“Daytona is home for me and I grew up watching races and dreaming of winning at this place. We have been working steady for a couple years to build our program one piece at a time and it is exciting to see it coming together. I can’t wait to crank up the season with so many of our friends and family in Daytona,” said Lagasse Jr.

The team has been hard at work this offseason getting the #8 Chevy’s ready for this next step (15 races). “We formed a partnership with TBR (Tommy Baldwin Racing) which allows us the ability to gradually transition our Team into the NASCAR Nationwide Series over two seasons. We competed in 3 races at the end of last season to begin the building process, evaluate our weaknesses and sharpen our focus for 2013. We believe that this will be the best approach for our organization as well as our existing marketing partners. We plan to continue our growth and race the entire season in 2014 and beyond,” continued Lagasse Jr. “I am excited to be working with Tommy Baldwin and to have his experience, his input and guidance throughout the season.  It’s cool to partner up with Brad Parrott again as our Crew Chief and I have a lot of confidence in Brad and his abilities. Our entire team is a solid group of very talented, hungry racers that are focused on building this into a winning program and that’s exciting to be a part of. This will be a terrific year as we continue to build the HybridLight / Boy Scouts of America Race Program.”

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most recognized values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young men that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

For more than a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. For more information on the BSA, visit www.scouting.org . For more information on the BSA’s NASCAR program, visit www.scouting.org/BSARacing/nascar .

HybridLight, a subsidiary of Peterson Industries, offers many products, including solar flashlights. These flashlights use solar or collector panels comprised of photovoltaic cells, which capture sunlight and ambient light; as well as artificial and indoor lighting. These panels convert the energy to electrical energy which powers the HybridLight’s dynamic (and extremely durable) LED bulb which should last over 10 years of continual use.

These products are durable, environmental friendly, and are guaranteed for life. For more information, visit www.hybridlight.com .

Follow Scott Lagasse Jr.:The 2013 season will open up as Lagasse Jr. competes in the DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway, February 23rd.  For further information contact Roger Taylor at (435) 705-6103 or roger@teamslr.com