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Interview with Keoni Texeira

View from the Stands (11/18/2013)
by Eric Arnold, Knoxville Raceway Blogger & Twitter Commentator

Keoni Texeira at Knoxville Raceway with his 305 sprint car.

Keoni Texeira at Knoxville Raceway with his 305 sprint car.

On July 20th this past season Knoxville Raceway had its first driver entrant from the state of Hawaii, 30 year-old Keoni Texeira.  A native of Honolulu, he ended up moving to Moulton, Iowa this past year for work but he had a dream of racing himself.  Iowa is known as the “Field of Dreams” after all.  A chance meeting and making contacts with the right person one night and a deal fell into place for him to race a 305 sprint car a few times this season.  He raced three nights in 2013 where he qualified well each night, never worse than fourth, and finished eighth and 11th in his two features.  Night three on August 3rd he crashed in his heat race and was done for the season.  After a successful dirt racing career with over 20 wins back home in Hawaii, his local track closed, but he was determined to stay in racing somehow.

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99 for Lasoski, Brown Strong, Steering Wheel Toss, Stats, and Countdown to Nationals

View from the Stands (7/22/2013)
by Eric Arnold, Knoxville Raceway Blogger & Twitter Commentator

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Danny Lasoski (Danny Howk photo)

Danny Lasoski won his first race at Knoxville Raceway June 2, 1984, twenty-nine years later he gets win number 99 at the famed half-mile.  Hard to believe someone is within grasp of 100 career wins here at Knoxville, but The Dude is going to pull it off at some point, another milestone in his already storied Hall of Fame career!  Lasoski has struggled in 2013 to this point and if he is going to start peaking, now is the time to do it three weeks before the Nationals.

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