Scott Lagasse Racing http://scottlagasse.com Offical site of NASCAR driver Scott Lagasse Jr. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 22:24:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Scott Lagasse Jr. Joins Richard Childress Racing for Homestead-Miami Speedway Nationwide Season Finale http://scottlagasse.com/2014/11/22/scott-lagasse-jr-joins-richard-childress-racing-for-homestead-miami-speedway-nationwide-season-finale/ http://scottlagasse.com/2014/11/22/scott-lagasse-jr-joins-richard-childress-racing-for-homestead-miami-speedway-nationwide-season-finale/#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:51:51 +0000 http://scottlagasse.com/?p=4458 Scott Lagasse Jr. Joins Richard Childress Racing for Homestead-Miami Speedway Nationwide Season Finale

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LAGASSE JR DRIVES ALERT TODAY ALIVE TOMORROW MESSAGE HOME AT VOLUSIA SPEEDWAY PARK http://scottlagasse.com/2014/08/06/lagasse-jr-drives-alert-today-alive-tomorrow-message-home-at-volusia-speedway-park/ http://scottlagasse.com/2014/08/06/lagasse-jr-drives-alert-today-alive-tomorrow-message-home-at-volusia-speedway-park/#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 03:14:10 +0000 http://scottlagasse.com/?p=4452
Scott Lagasse Jr. and TeamSLR fans were not disappointed on Saturday night. Fans were hoping for a great evening of racing and they got their money’s worth when the Late Model Feature Race took to the track. The night started on a great note for TeamSLR, as Scott Lagasse and Lightning in afternoon practice
Jr., driving “Lightning”, the Boy Scouts of America Built Race Car, took the lead early in the heat race to capture the 8-lap Heat Race in his Alert Today Florida, BugOut Service, Pinch A Penny Pools Camaro.

“The track is still slick but it should be really fast for the feature tonight. Our Scout Built Car ‘Lightning’ needs some adjustments and is going to have to be better
for the feature to outrun some of the good cars here tonight. We will go to work and figure it out,” said Scott Jr.

During the intermission, Scott Jr. participated in a meet-and-greet with the fans of VSP. He signed autographs and took pictures with the loyal fans.
Afterwards, Scott cheered the kids on as many took part in the bicycle race along the
front straight. Scott Jr. awarded the winner of each class, an Alert Today Florida hat and shirt. To the delight of the fans, Scott even test drove the winners bike. Once the bike race was over, Scott Jr’s focus turned to the Scout Built car “Lightning”. Scott Jr. and the TeamSLR crew members worked diligently to prepare the car for the feature race.

Scott Jr. would line up third for the race after the draw to invert the top-six. When the green flag dropped the fans were on their feet as the three wide racing heated up quickly. After the first couple laps, it was clear that Scott Jr. would have to work hard to win this one as the leader was really hooked up and Scott Jr.’s battle to catch and pass the second place car was intense.

Scott Jr. worked several grooves around the track looking for the optimum line for the cars handling. After working on the second place car for 14 laps, he made the pass and set his sights on the leader. Scott Jr. continued trying different lines but his car was no match for the leader at this point of the race. He was still seven car links back and not gaining. With 6 laps to go, the yellow came out for the final caution. Scott Jr. put his experience and skills to work as he made a great restart, and the fans new the race was on now. Side by side at the start line, Scott Jr. was on the inside and the green flag waved. The two would enter turn one dead even and through the middle of the corner the two touched with Scott Jr. taking the lead.

Scott Jr. and “Lightning,” ran their fastest laps of the race for the next 5 laps with the earlier leader closing every lap. With the checkered flag waving and Scott Jr. exiting turn four for the final time, the second place car made a daring attempt for the pass, sliding into Scott Jr. &”Lightning.” The hard contact with the left side of the car sent Scott Jr. up the track, but he was able to save the car from spinning, as the earlier leader spun around. Scott Jr. and “Lightning” took the checkered flag and chalked up another hard earned victory.

“This is an awesome win for us. We all worked hard for this win tonight and I know the fans loved it. Thank you to Alert Today Florida, Pinch A Penny Pools, BugOut Service and the St. Augustine Alligator Farm for their support. Thanks to all of the Boy Scouts who helped build ‘Lightning.’ We were a little off tonight on our adjustments but you can’t always have the fastest car or everything just the way you want it. Sometimes if you keep digging hard and believing, you can still succeed,” said Lagasse.

Follow Scotty on Twitter: @scottlagasse and Facebook: /scottlagassejr for your chances to win autographed merchandise. Online at scottlagasse.com and teamslr.com.

About the Florida DOT:
The Florida Department of Transportation’s primary responsibility is to coordinate planning and development of a safe, viable, and balanced state transportation system serving all regions of the state, and to assure the compatibility of all components, including multimodal facilities. Florida’s transportation system includes roadway, air, rail, sea, spaceports, bus transit, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. For more information on the Florida Department of Transportation, please visit www.dot.state.fl.us. For more information on Florida’s Focused Initiative for pedestrian and bicycle safety, please visit www.alerttodayflorida.com.

About The Boy Scouts of America:
For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes – and, through over a century of experience, knows – that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society. The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.

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Daytona Rain Challenges Lagasse in Friday’s Subway Firecracker 250 http://scottlagasse.com/2014/08/06/daytona-rain-challenges-lagasse-in-fridays-subway-firecracker-250/ http://scottlagasse.com/2014/08/06/daytona-rain-challenges-lagasse-in-fridays-subway-firecracker-250/#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 02:23:41 +0000 http://scottlagasse.com/?p=4443 Scott Lagasse Jr. returned to Daytona International Speedway this weekend to compete in Friday’s Subway Firecracker 250.

Sporting the Alert Today Alive Tomorrow and Boy Scouts of America (BSA) insignia on his No. 29 car, Lagasse Jr. participated in the weekend’s only scheduled practice session on Thursday, posting speeds fast enough for the 14th position.

Though the skies were gray and the forecast less than desirable on Friday, the Nationwide Series cars took to the track for qualifying. Several minutes into round one, a handful of drivers hit a sudden wall of rain sending them spiraling down the backstretch. Lagasse Jr., close behind, was unable to avoid the out of control cars and made contact, terminally damaging his Alert Today Alive Tomorrow racecar.

NASCAR froze the field mid-accident, canceling the second and third rounds of qualifying due to inclement weather, and set the running order for the night’s race. Lagasse Jr. would start in the 28th position. The team quickly jumped into action, unloading the backup car from the hauler and preparing it for the race.

Lagasse Jr. dropped to the tail end of the field before the race due to his swap to a back-up car. He was quickly able to move up to the 11th position before experiencing a significant vibration. Lagasse Jr. ultimately finished the 100-lap event in the 31st position.

Scotty and NASCAR Representatives at the NASCAR Foundation Event

Throughout the weekend, Lagasse made appearances on and off the track. He participated with the NASCAR Foundation on Friday morning to help pack boxes for the Armed Forces Foundation’s: Operation Caring Classroom. After the NASCAR Foundation event, Lagasse Jr., participated in a Presser for the Department of Transportation, to unveil the Alert Today Florida Challenge. Throughout the weekend, Lagasse Jr. and other DOT Officials answered questions from fans and gave away Alert Today Alive Tomorrow prize packs at the Main Stage in the Sprint FanZone. Lagasse Jr. got involved in at-track activities on Saturday, where he signed autographs for fans at the Alert Today Alive Tomorrow display booth in the midway.

“The Alert Today Alive Tomorrow Team showed determination and perseverance this past weekend at Daytona. We were 14th fastest in practice on Thursday and I felt we had a good car for the race. During qualifying, we unfortunately got caught up in the sudden rain downpour that caused damage to many cars including ours. Crew members from many other teams came together to help us get our car ready for the race and it was impressive to see. Thank You to RAB and everyone that pitched in! The car felt really good as we climbed through the field early and then we developed a big vibration. Our team did a great job as we successfully completed the race,” said Lagasse Jr.
Stay up to date with Scotty on Twitter: @scottlagasse and Facebook: /scottlagassejr.
Online at scottlagasse.com and teamslr.com.

About the Florida DOT:
The Florida Department of Transportation’s primary responsibility is to coordinate planning and development of a safe, viable, and balanced state transportation system serving all regions of the state, and to assure the compatibility of all components, including multimodal facilities. Florida’s transportation system includes roadway, air, rail, sea, spaceports, bus transit, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. For more information on the Florida Department of Transportation, please visit www.dot.state.fl.us. For more information on Florida’s Focused Initiative for pedestrian and bicycle safety, please visit www.alerttodayflorida.com.

About The Boy Scouts of America:
For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes – and, through over a century of experience, knows – that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society. The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.

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Scott Lagasse Jr. Returns to Daytona International Speedway with Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow http://scottlagasse.com/2014/08/06/scott-lagasse-jr-returns-to-daytona-international-speedway-with-alert-today-alive-tomorrow/ http://scottlagasse.com/2014/08/06/scott-lagasse-jr-returns-to-daytona-international-speedway-with-alert-today-alive-tomorrow/#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 02:04:26 +0000 http://scottlagasse.com/?p=4439 The St. Augustine, Florida-native has been busy racing and winning in his dirt Super Late Model Car and will look to finish ahead of the field after 250 miles in his return to one of NASCAR’s largest and most exciting tracks. Lagasse Jr. will be paired with veteran crew chief Chris Rice, who boasts a near-perfect lap completion record (99.5%) at the famed superspeedway, as well as a best finish of third.


In addition to his hard work on the track, Lagasse Jr. would like to raise awareness about an initiative close to his heart, keeping Floridians safe. And he wants to remind everyone that ‘Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident.’

The ‘Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow’ initiative began in 2011 with the goal of increasing awareness and decreasing crashes, injuries and fatalities of bicyclists and pedestrians in the state of Florida. As part of the Florida DOT’s focused initiative, the ‘Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow’ campaign is being presented via television, radio, social media, transit advertising, and through local education and enforcement activities. The message that ‘Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident’ is a reminder for all roadway users to pay attention and follow the rules of the road.

Specific tips for reducing pedestrian and bicycle fatalities include:

Pedestrians: Always use the crosswalk and look both ways before crossing.
Motorists: Stop before turning right on red and always yield to pedestrians.
Bicyclists: Make yourself visible and always signal your intentions so drivers know what to expect.
Everyone: Pay attention to the road, every time, every trip.

“Driving the Alert Today Alive Tomorrow Car at Daytona is a great opportunity for TeamSLR to partner with FDOT & RAB,” said driver Scott Lagasse Jr. “I am always excited to race at Daytona, this is home for me. We all worked well together in February and I am excited for the opportunity to work with Chris Rice and RAB. Our car was really fast in the draft, but unfortunately that changed on pit road. We look forward to a great race and improving on our finish earlier this year.”

“This Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Campaign really hits home with me. I am an avid bicyclist myself, and to see this effort to make Florida a better state to be a cyclist or pedestrian is great. Please join me in making a difference,” stated Scott Jr.

The Boy Scouts of America continue to play a significant role in Scott Lagasse Jr’s race program and are a perfect fit as a partner with the FDOT Safety message. The BSA and Lagasse Jr. have been successfully providing unique opportunities for Scouts through motorsports for the past 2 years and continue to expand the relationship and positive impact for all.

NASCAR Nationwide Series practice can be seen on Fox Sports 1 at 2:30p.m. EST. and 5:30p.m. EST., on Thursday, July 3. Qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series will be aired on Fox Sports 1 at 3:00p.m. EST. on Friday, July 4. The Subway Firecracker 250 will be aired live on ESPN2 Friday, July 4th at 7:00 p.m. EST. and broadcast on MRN.

Stay up to date with Scotty on Twitter: @scottlagasse and Facebook: /scottlagassejr.
Online at scottlagasse.com and teamslr.com.

About the Florida DOT:
The Florida Department of Transportation’s primary responsibility is to coordinate planning and development of a safe, viable, and balanced state transportation system serving all regions of the state, and to assure the compatibility of all components, including multimodal facilities. Florida’s transportation system includes roadway, air, rail, sea, spaceports, bus transit, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. For more information on the Florida Department of Transportation, please visit www.dot.state.fl.us. For more information on Florida’s Focused Initiative for pedestrian and bicycle safety, please visit www.alerttodayflorida.com.

About The Boy Scouts of America:
For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes – and, through over a century of experience, knows – that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society. The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” The Scouting organization is composed of almost 2.7 million youth members between the ages of 7 and 21 and 1 million volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.scouting.org.

About Scott Lagasse Jr:
Scott Jr. has been winning races since the age of seven on motorcycles, karts, modifieds, NASCAR Late Models, ASA Series, ARCA, Dirt Late Models and more. Scott is now focused on winning at the top levels of NASCAR. For more information about Scott Lagasse Jr./ TeamSLR and The Boy Scouts of America NASCAR program, please visit www.teamslr.com. Keep up to date with Scotty by following him on Twitter@scottlagasse FACEBOOK/scottlagassejr

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Scott Lagasse Jr. joins “Drive It Home” Campaign http://scottlagasse.com/2014/05/06/scott-lagasse-jr-joins-drive-it-homekeep-our-paradise-litter-free/ http://scottlagasse.com/2014/05/06/scott-lagasse-jr-joins-drive-it-homekeep-our-paradise-litter-free/#comments Wed, 07 May 2014 02:41:19 +0000 http://scottlagasse.com/?p=4420 No29Car_SL

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), has officially launched and unveiled elements of a new statewide, comprehensive anti-litter campaign, Roadside Litter Prevention Education Media Campaign (RLPE).

Scott Lagasse Jr., will be a spokesperson for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) “Drive It Home… Keep Our Paradise Litter-Free” campaign. The goal and initiative of the campaign is to keep our paradise litter-free. This new campaign was officially unveiled in the State Capitol Courtyard with a host of athletes and partners.

The “Drive It Home” Campaign aims to minimize the amounts of littering on Florida highways, promote pride in Florida’s landscapes and to educate motorists about the dangers of roadside litter. SideBanner

“Florida is an exceptionally beautiful part of our country, but that beauty is marred by thoughtless and careless highway littering. We intend to change that with the DRIVE IT HOME . . . KEEP OUR PARADISE LITTER-FREESM campaign,” said Ananth Prasad, DriveItHome

Lagasse Jr. Banner for “Drive It Home” Campaign
P.E., Secretary of FDOT. “Sports figures are influential role models. We hope, through this campaign, to use their influence to reduce highway littering.”

Prasad was joined by Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Dr. John H. Armstrong, Surgeon General, Herschel T. Vinyard Jr., Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and David Hawk, Chief Operating Officer for the Federal Highway Administration.

Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera read a proclamation declaring it Florida’s “Drive It Home, Keep Our Paradise Litter-Free” Day.

“Florida is a beautiful state and this campaign will just strengthen our efforts to keep our paradise litter-free,” said Lieutenant Governor Lopez-Cantera. “Let’s continue to ‘drive our litter home’ and keep Florida’s roads clean.”

Litter takes a variety of forms, the three top items littered, according to a University of Florida poll are paper (22%), cigarette butts (18%), and fast food waste (6%).

“The ‘Drive It Home’ campaign is a great way to alert Florida citizens and visitors of roadside litter. I am proud to be a part of this initiative. If we all join together we can make a difference by reducing the amount of littering that happens on our roadways,” said Lagasse.

Lagasse Jr. is joined in the campaign by Johnathan Cyprien, Safety, Jacksonville Jaguars; Brian Hartline, Wide Receiver, Miami Dolphins; Mike James, Running Back, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and PGA Tour Champion, Kenny Knox. These athletes will appear in television and radio public service announcements, on print ads, outdoor billboards and in public appearances.

“Drive It Home… Keep Our Paradise Litter-Free” is a three-year campaign that will seek to educate Floridians and visitors on litter issues, while changing their behavior by leveraging the influence of athletes portrayed in the high-visibility multi-media campaign with television, radio and outdoor advertising components, as well as community events. The primary audience for the campaign will include driving motorists between the ages of 15 – 35.

The RLPE’s mission is to educate and encourage Florida’s motoring public to take a greater responsibility for helping the department maintain a litter-free roadside on the State Highway System, with the vision to promote Florida’s highways as valuable litter-free assets where the motoring public can enjoy the natural beauty of Florida’s landscape. The cost of cleaning up our roadside litter has grown to an estimated annual cost of over $10 million dollars. Litter can also become a safety and health hazard that endangers the motoring public. In addition, this endeavor is part of the ongoing state’s media campaign, with the primary goal of helping reduce litter from our state’s roadsides on the State Highway System. The campaign is empowered by motivating the Florida’s motoring public to respect the environment, appreciate litter-free roadways and be committed to not littering our beautiful state.

About the Florida DOT:
The Florida Department of Transportation’s primary responsibility is to coordinate planning and development of a safe, viable, and balanced state transportation system serving all regions of the state, and to assure the compatibility of all components, including multimodal facilities. Florida’s transportation system includes roadway, air, rail, sea, spaceports, bus transit, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. For more information on the Florida Department of Transportation, please visit www.dot.state.fl.us. For more information on Florida’s Focused Initiative for pedestrian and bicycle safety, please visit www.alerttodayflorida.com.

About Scott Lagasse Jr:
Scott Jr. has been winning races since the age of seven on motorcycles, karts, modifieds, NASCAR Late Models, ASA Series, ARCA, Dirt Late Models and more. Scott is now focused on winning at the top levels of NASCAR. For more information about Scott Lagasse Jr./ TeamSLR and The Boy Scouts of America NASCAR program, please visit www.teamslr.com. Keep up to date with Scotty by following him on Twitter@scottlagasse FACEBOOK/scottlagassejr

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Scott Lagasse Jr delivers “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow” message at Daytona International Speedway http://scottlagasse.com/2014/02/13/scott-lagasse-jr-delivers-alert-today-alive-tomorrow-message-at-daytona-international-speedway/ http://scottlagasse.com/2014/02/13/scott-lagasse-jr-delivers-alert-today-alive-tomorrow-message-at-daytona-international-speedway/#comments Fri, 14 Feb 2014 01:35:33 +0000 http://scottlagasse.com/?p=4402 February 12, 2014– St. Augustine, Fla.

Daytona International Speedway will see it’s hometown driver, Scott Lagasse Jr. in action in a joint effort between RAB Racing and TeamSLR in the DRIVE4COPD 300 on Saturday, February 22nd. Lagasse Jr. will be carrying an important message for the fans in the state of Florida, on his No. 29 Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow Toyota Camry. The DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway will also be the first event for crew chief Matt Lucas at RAB Racing.

The ‘Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow’ initiative began in 2011 with the goal of increasing awareness and decreasing crashes, injuries and fatalities of bicyclists and pedestrians in the state of Florida. As part of the Florida DOT’s focused initiative, the ‘Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow’ campaign is being presented via television, radio, social media, transit advertising, and through local education and enforcement activities. The message that ‘Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident’ is a reminder for all roadway users to pay attention and follow the rules of the road.

Specific tips for reducing pedestrian and bicycle fatalities include:
Pedestrians: Always use the crosswalk and look both ways before crossing
Motorists: Stop before turning right on red and always yield to pedestrians
Bicyclists: Make yourself visible and always signal your intentions so drivers know what to expect
Everyone: Pay attention to the road, every time, every trip
Lagasse Jr., the St. Augustine, Florida native will make his 56th NASCAR Nationwide Series start, and will look to finish ahead of the field after 300 miles at the largest NASCAR Nationwide Series event of the year. More importantly, he’d like to raise awareness about an initiative close to his heart, keeping Floridians safe. And he wants to remind everyone that ‘Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident.’

Lagasse Jr readys for action

2014_ScottPost“Driving the Alert Today Alive Tomorrow Car at Daytona is a great opportunity for TeamSLR to partner with RAB Racing and FDOT,” said driver Scott Lagasse Jr. “I look forward to working with Robby Benton and crew chief Matt Lucas on the No. 29 Toyota Camry. I am excited to partner with FDOT to spread the word and remind everyone of the dangers for pedestrians and bicycles on the road. We can all help reduce deaths if we stay alert and pay attention. Please join me in making a difference.”

The Boy Scouts of America will continue their involvement and support of Scott Lagasse Jr. and TeamSLR for 2014 beginning with the Daytona International Speedway event. The BSA and Lagasse Jr. have been successfully providing unique opportunities for Scouts through motorsports for the past 2 years.

During the off season Scott Jr and Team SLR have been preparing for a busy 2014 season with 21 scheduled dirt events in the Boy Scouts of America “Scout Built Car” throughout Florida and Georgia as well as a minimum of 4 NASCAR Nationwide Series Races. Scott Jr’s Race schedule along with new Team Partners will be announced in the week following the upcoming Daytona 300 Race.

The DRIVE4COPD 300 will be aired Live on ESPN Saturday, February, 25 at 1:15 p.m. Pre-race show starts at 12:00 p.m on ESPN.

About the Florida DOT:
The Florida Department of Transportation’s primary responsibility is to coordinate planning and development of a safe, viable, and balanced state transportation system serving all regions of the state, and to assure the compatibility of all components, including multimodal facilities. Florida’s transportation system includes roadway, air, rail, sea, spaceports, bus transit, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. For more information on the Florida Department of Transportation, please visit www.dot.state.fl.us. For more information on Florida’s Focused Initiative for pedestrian and bicycle safety, please visit www.alerttodayflorida.com.

About The Boy Scouts of America:
For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes – and, through over a century of experience, knows – that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society. The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.

About Scott Lagasse Jr:
Scott Jr. has been winning races since the age of seven on motorcycles, karts, modifieds, NASCAR Late Models, ASA Series, ARCA, Dirt Late Models and more. Scott is now focused on winning at the top levels of NASCAR. For more information about Scott Lagasse Jr./ TeamSLR and The Boy Scouts of America NASCAR program, please visit www.teamslr.com. Keep up to date with Scotty by following him on Twitter@scottlagasse FACEBOOK/scottlagassejr

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LAGASSE JR WINS 16TH ANNUAL SHOWDOWN IN SAVANNAH http://scottlagasse.com/2013/10/16/lagasse-jr-wins-16th-annual-showdown-in-savannah/ http://scottlagasse.com/2013/10/16/lagasse-jr-wins-16th-annual-showdown-in-savannah/#comments Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:22:04 +0000 http://scottlagasse.com/?p=4363
St. Augustine, FL (October 14, 2013)

TeamSLR and driver Scott Lagasse Jr traveled to Savannah, Georgia for the 16th Annual Showdown in Savannah at Oglethorpe Speedway Park this weekend. This race attracts top Dirt Racers from around the Southeast and the Saturday night race was full of excitement. “I am really excited to see all of the fans here tonight, especially all of the Boy Scouts. We have a fast car and this should be a lot of fun,” said Scott.

Scott and the team arrived on Thursday afternoon to take part in practice with the No. 8 Bug Out Services, Fort Knox Vaults, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, Jack Wilson Chevrolet. Lagasse’s #8 was one of the fastest cars on the track. This practice allowed the team to set up the car to their liking for the next two night’s of racing action.

Scott Lagasse

“I am really excited to see all of the fans here tonight, especially all of the Boy Scouts.”

- Scott Lagasse Jr.

Scouts join Scotty for a quick photoQualifying and the Heat races took place on Friday evening with the Annual 50-lap feature happening on Saturday. Qualifying was exciting as one car at a time went on the track for two laps to run their quickest time. Thursday night practice paid off for Lagasse as he laid down the fastest lap and earned an extra check as well as the #1 starting spot for the Heat race. In the Heat Race Lagasse was able to pull away from the field when the green flag dropped. He would win his heat race in dominating fashion. “This weekend will be our second big dirt event with this car that we named “Lightning”. The car is fast and was assembled with the help of thousands of Boy Scouts at the annual Jamboree in July as part of our STEM initiative to share Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with Scouts and youth all over the US. Racing is one big science project and I love the challenge of understanding the physics,” said Scott.

Saturday night’s weather in Savannah was perfect and the huge crowd included well over 200 Boy Scouts, leaders and parents who came to see the BSA race car with thousands of signatures all over it. With the feature moments away and the cars gathered on the front straight waiting for the driver introductions, Lagasse jumped back in his car and went back to the pits to make one last adjustment on the car. After getting a better look at the current condition of the track Lagasse chose to change the right front tire to another compound. Would this be the winning move?

Lagasse made it back to the front of the grid in time for the introductions. This race would include one more twist which is often part of a special race event and that is to randomly draw or spin to determine if the top 6 would be inverted. The result was that that only the top 2 would invert. Instead of starting on the pole position, Lagasse would start in second which is the outside position on the front row.

Scotty with Scouts The cars ran several laps behind the pace car to allow the engines to get up to operating temperature and finally the green flag flew on the 50-lap feature race and Lagasse and the No. 2 car began the battle for the lead with Lagasse in second as the cars ended up single file around the really fast ½ mile race track . Early in the race the track only had one fast groove and Lagasse kept pressure on the leader but seemed to be content as they opened up a little distance from 3rd & 4th place. Now all that had to happen was for the leader to make a mistake. Lagasse waited patiently as he and the leader slid their way in and out of traffic. Finally on lap 39, with Lagasse applying more and more pressure the leader slid a little high in turn 2 with Lagasse quickly taking advantage and into the lead. The Boy Scouts made a loud cheer and the next lap the caution flag flew. “Wow, that was a long green flag run for a dirt race. I made the decision right before the race to change to a softer right front tire and I was getting worried that I was overheating it” said Lagasse. The caution laps allowed Lagasse to cool off his tires for the final 11 laps. When the green flag came back out, Lagasse and the No. 2 car battled hard for the lead with Lagasse finally in front and wasting no time separating himself from second place. The checkered flag waved in the air as Lagasse sped under it taking the victory at the Showdown in Savannah.

When Lagasse came to a stop on the front straight and stood up on the car to salute the fans the Boy Scouts started chanting “Scotty, Scotty, Scotty”. “Great Race and this is a big deal for us. I feel really fortunate to win this race for the Boy Scouts and all of the companies that made it possible for us to be here tonight. This race has a long history of special racers who have won it in the past and I am really proud of my team that work so hard with me to make this a competitive car and put us in a position to win. A special thanks to Bug Out Services, Fort Knox Gun Vaults, St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Jack Wilson Chevrolet. Without their belief in our program we would not be here,” said a happy Scott Lagasse Jr.

After the race, the track officials opened up the pit area for the fans so that they could get an up-close view of the cars and the drivers. The Boy Scouts that were in attendance had the opportunity to meet Lagasse and his crew members. While in the pits, the Scouts took pictures with Lagasse as he signed autographs for each of the Scouts. The Boy Scouts even had the opportunity to sign “Lightning.” Once all the post race celebration and tech inspection was complete, the entire team, track officials and fans gathered in the tracks trophy room to toast Scott Lagasse Jr. This included the annual tradition of removing last year’s race winner’s door from the wall and the new winner’s (Lightning) door was hung until this time next season.

Stay tuned for more racing with Scott as he will race his “Scout Built” National Late Model Dirt Series car in several more races in 2013 including Volusia Speedway Park on November 8th and 9th.

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STRONG SHOWING FOR LAGASSE JR. IN KANSAS http://scottlagasse.com/2013/10/07/strong-showing-for-lagasse-jr-in-kansas/ http://scottlagasse.com/2013/10/07/strong-showing-for-lagasse-jr-in-kansas/#comments Mon, 07 Oct 2013 17:08:11 +0000 http://scottlagasse.com/?p=4340
St. Augustine, FL (October 5, 2013)

On Friday, October 4, 2013, Scott Lagasse Jr. reunited with Cunningham Motorsports in an effort to place another win on their resumes and quickly showed why the competition was worried. This was the finale for the 2013 ARCA Stock Car Racing Series at Kansas Speedway in the Kansas Lottery 98.9.

Lagasse is no stranger to the 1.5 mile Kansas Speedway where he has won in the past and the cars reach speeds in excess of 190 mph and average over 175 mph. Even though Lagasse never sat in this car before Friday morning’s practice, he and the team showed how good they work together as they began dialing in the cars handling for the night time race. The car proved to be very fast in the only practice of the day and in qualifying. Lagasse posted the sixth fastest time in the FORT KNOX Vaults car.

Scott Lagasse

“These cars are really fast and fun to drive around a track like this.”

- Scott Lagasse Jr.

No. 22 Fort Knox race car“These cars are really fast and fun to drive around a track like this. There are some really good cars and drivers here that we will need to outrace. I think we have a good car for tonight and with this rain coming and likely a shorter race, we are going to try to get to the front as quickly as we can,” said Lagasse.

The race was aired live on FOX Sports 1 and was on a hurry up schedule due to the severe weather forecast with rains just some 20 miles away and headed toward Kansas Speedway.
As the 32 cars came out of turn four to take the green flag, Lagasse timed it perfectly. Starting in the sixth spot, Lagasse took advantage of the momentum he built up along the front straight and combined with his confidence that the tires would grip, he rocketed through turn one passing everyone between he and the leader. Lagasse was side by side with the leader as they exited onto the backstretch and completed the pass to take the lead.

Lagasse began opening up a sizable lead over the next several laps setting a pace quicker than qualifying speeds. “My crew chief Chad Bryant did a great job today with the changes and our car was really fast at first but I could feel that as we ran we were getting tighter and needed one more adjustment to be really good,” said Lagasse.

On lap 13 Lagasse had a close call while lapping a slower car that suddenly moved high in the corner with Lagasse narrowly missing the outside wall. Just three laps later a similar situation happened while lapping another ill handling car that caused Lagasse to lose momentum allowing the second place car to move along side.

St. Augustine Alligator Farm Jack Wilson Quarter Panel Lagasse and the second place car, No. 17 put on quite a show over the next several laps as they raced side by side, splitting slower cars three wide inside and outside. On lap 19 as the two exited turn 2, the No. 17 ran into the left rear of Lagasse, sending both cars into the outside wall and putting both teams out of the race.”I’m really not sure what the 17 was thinking. We had a great car and certainly a shot to win. I am grateful for the opportunity and a special thank you to all of our partners FORT KNOX Vaults, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, Jack Wilson Chevrolet Buick GMC, Bug Out Services and especially the Boy Scouts of America, ” said Lagasse.

The race was shortened from 99 laps to 65 laps due to the severe weather near Kansas Speedway. The race was won by Frank Kimmel as he broke the all-time record for wins in the ARCA Series with his 80th win.

Stay tuned for more racing with Scott as he will race his “Scout Built” National Late Model Dirt Series car in Savannah, Ga. on October 11-12, followed by Waycross, Ga. on October 25-26 and Volusia Speedway Park on November 8-9.

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SCOTT LAGASSE JR. RACING IN KANSAS http://scottlagasse.com/2013/10/04/scott-lagasse-jr-racing-in-kansas/ http://scottlagasse.com/2013/10/04/scott-lagasse-jr-racing-in-kansas/#comments Fri, 04 Oct 2013 21:08:33 +0000 http://scottlagasse.com/?p=4335
St. Augustine, FL (September 16, 2013)

Although racing is the primary reason for traveling to Kansas, Scott Lagasse Jr. and his team orchestrated their well known Drive a Boy Scout to School program on Wednesday and Thursday. Braden Korgol a Cub Scout who is in the second grade was driven to school by Lagasse on Thursday morning. “I don’t know who has more fun with this ride but it is great to see the Scouts so excited about our race program,” said Lagasse.

On Wednesday, Lagasse took 12-year-old Parker Hernandez to school in the No. 8 Boy Scouts of America Chevy Camaro in conjunction with the Great Plains SPCA special charity auction. The ride was in honor of Benjamin Cote who had a special connection with Lagasse.

Scott Lagasse

“I love these fast tracks like Kansas and these ARCA Series Cars are a lot of fun to drive.”

- Scott Lagasse Jr.

“This is a big win for us and all of the Scouts that helped build and sign the car. The National Late Model Series is a terrific series with some of the best dirt racers in the country. Many of these guys have gone out of their way to welcome us into the Series and I owe an extra Thank You to Ivedent Lloyd for his help,” said Lagasse.

On Friday, October 4, 2013, Lagasse will drive the No. 22 FORT KNOX Vaults, St Augustine Alligator Farm, Jack Wilson Family of Dealerships, BSA car for Cunningham Motorsports at Kansas Speedway in the Kansas Lottery 98.9.

Lagasse with Korgol after thrilling race car rideLagasse is the exclusive Boy Scouts of America driver in both the ARCA and the NASCAR Series. Lagasse and Cunningham Motorsports won this race the last time they teamed up in 2007 and the duo expects the same results again on Friday night.

“I am glad that Kerry Scherer (Team Owner) called and I am really excited for another opportunity to win again with this team. I know the competition is stiff but Paul Andrews and crew chief Chad Bryant put together great race cars and we should be really competitive,” said Lagasse.

Two weeks ago, Lagasse won the National Dirt Late Model Series Race at Volusia Speedway Park. He was driving the BSA, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, Bug Out Services, Jack Wilson Chevy Camaro. This was a big win and the first for the thousands of Boy Scouts that helped build the race car at the BSA National Jamboree.

Lagasse will be making his 17th career start in the ARCA Series on Friday. He has two previous wins in the Series. Kansas Speedway is a 1.5 mile track. The race is scheduled for 100 laps which equals 150 miles around Kansas Speedway. “I love these fast tracks like Kansas and these ARCA Series Cars are a lot of fun to drive,”Lagasse said.

The racing action will include live coverage on Fox Sports 1 and live timing and scoring on arcaracing.com beginning this Friday at 8:30 P.M. ET. The race will re-air the same night on Fox Sports 2 at 1 A.M. ET and on October 5 at 3:30 A.M. ET.

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SCOTT LAGASSE JR. WINS NATIONAL LATE MODEL SERIES RACE AT VOLUSIA SPEEDWAY PARK http://scottlagasse.com/2013/09/18/scott-lagasse-jr-wins-national-late-model-series-race-at-volusia-speedway-park/ http://scottlagasse.com/2013/09/18/scott-lagasse-jr-wins-national-late-model-series-race-at-volusia-speedway-park/#comments Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:34:45 +0000 http://scottlagasse.com/?p=4319
St. Augustine, FL (September 16, 2013)

Scotty/Wild Scout T-Shirt Available at www.teamslr.com/storeSome of the best Dirt Late Model Racers from around the Southeast arrived at Volusia Speedway Park, Friday for practice and for Saturday’s National Late Model Series (NLMS) Race at the track known as the World’s Fastest Dirt half mile oval.

This would be Scott Lagasse Jr.’s (Scotty’s) second entry into a Hedman Hedders National Late Model Series Race and the first for the “Boy Scout Built” Car named “Lightning”. The car is sponsored by the St. Augustine Alligator Farm, Bug Out Services, Action Heating & Air and Boy Scouts of America. “Lightning” was assembled from a bare frame to a complete Dirt Race Car by thousands of Boy Scouts this July at the BSA National Jamboree where the build was delayed several times by lightning storms and the inaugural race was also postponed by thunderstorms and lightning which motivated the team to name the car.

Scott Lagasse

“This is a big win for us and all of the Scouts that helped build and sign the car.”

- Scott Lagasse Jr.

“This is a big win for us and all of the Scouts that helped build and sign the car. The National Late Model Series is a terrific series with some of the best dirt racers in the country. Many of these guys have gone out of their way to welcome us into the Series and I owe an extra Thank You to Ivedent Lloyd for his help,” said Lagasse.

The night began with one quick practice session followed by single car qualifying where the fastest six cars were locked in to the Main Event. All others would run heat races to determine the feature lineup. Lagasse qualified sixth and after the fan favorite draw the top six were inverted. Lagasse would start third.

LightningWhen the green flag waved for the start it was obvious that this was going to be one of those races of multiple grooves and good close competition. Lagasse chose to run the bottom with the majority of the field on the top with everyone sideways looking for grip. “It was slick tonight and we made the decision early to focus our setup on running low around the track,” said Lagasse.

Lagasse raced hard to gain positions but the first and second place cars opened up some distance as he settled into third, with the pack of fourth through sixth close behind. By lap 10 “Lightning” began to really find speed as Lagasse pulled away from fourth and closing on second place. By lap 14, Lagasse set up the second place car for the pass and once clear was catching the leader.

The No. 8 BSA, St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Bug Out Services Chevy Camaro of Lagasse was hooked up and clearly the fastest car on the track. On lap 16, Lagasse ran down and passed the leader. Immediately Lagasse began pulling away.

Lap 18 the caution came out and Lagasse knew he would have his hands full again for a few laps as “Lightning” just didn’t seem to get going until the tires warmed up. The field would restart double file and as the green flag flew to begin lap 19, Lagasse made a great restart but the pressure was on as some of the guys on softer tires would have the advantage. By lap 21, Lagasse found himself back in fourth position racing hard to maintain, but by lap 24, the momentum swung back to Lagasse and “Lightning” as they began running down the leaders in traffic.

Car preparations “The tire pressures and compounds we chose made for some tough racing on the restarts but we definitely made the right decisions. I just need to do a better job keeping heat in them during the cautions,” said Lagasse.

By lap 31, Lagasse was clearly the fastest car on the track as he passed both the third and second place cars, with his sights set on the leader. Lagasse consistently closed the several second gap to the leader, and on lap 42, Lagasse caught the leader at the start finish line and moved inside as they dove into Turn one side by side. Lagasse took the lead as they exited the corner and headed down the back straight with the yellow flag flying once again. The car Lagasse just passed had a tire go down and caused the caution. Lagasse knew that he would have 8 laps to the checkered flag and no time to lose position and come back for the win.

Lagasse worked the tires hard during the three caution laps. From the wave of the green flag to the checkered flag it was obvious Lagasse was on a mission. Lagasse ran the fastest laps of the race as he worked the bottom and middle grooves with second, third and fourth challengers close behind. Lagasse was able to open up a five car length advantage at the checkered flag for his and “Lightning’s” first big Dirt Late Model win in just a couple of races.

“Our car was really good and I want to thank everyone on our team for helping to make it possible. I could use a little more dirt racing experience to consistently run with these guys but when your car is good you have to close the deal. I can’t wait to race “Lightning” again, this really is going to be a fast race car,” said Lagasse.

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