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YAR
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posted June 10, 2003 01:40 AM  
Can anyone tell me if you might remember seeing or hearing about Kenny Schrader racing the 1997 Harris house modified anywhere in 1997? The 1997 car was white in front and green in back and had the #33 on the quarter panels, sponsored by Skoal, Bobby Jacks Racing Engines and, I think, Jackpot Junction. The car had an IMCA sticker on the tail panel and I heard that he had raced it at Knoxville. I don't know where else he might have raced at. Kelly Shryock also raced this car in '97, but I don't know if it was his full time car.

If anyone has any pictures or stories or newspaper articles that would be helpful, I'd really appreciate it. I even have some of my own pictures that I could email if it helps jog anyone's memory.

Thanks.

Mudrat454
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posted June 10, 2003 02:09 AM  
I don't remember for sure, but I am sure he probably did. He had several Harris cars back then. Now he uses Dirtworks. Dale Earnhardt aslo drove a Harris at Hawkeye Downs I think.
they have pics of some of Schraders cars on the Harris site. If you look under Star Track bodies under banchee and daytona styles.

'01HARRIS
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posted June 10, 2003 11:32 AM  
If my attachment worked, this is what it looked like.

mod16
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posted June 10, 2003 12:25 PM  
You are correct on the car, but are you sure the number was 33? I was over there in Story City once and bob gave me a shop tour and in one of the bay's was a car driven by Schrader he showed me and I think its the one in catalog. With the Banchee body.. I could be wrong but im almost certain thats the car Kenny drove. Im sure if you gave Bob himself a call he could help you find some info. I beleive he's working for JR or Midwest Motorsports now. you may be able to get ahold of Harris themselves and they may be able to help fill you in.

ryan maxwell

YAR
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posted June 10, 2003 12:52 PM  
The Banshee car was #52, wasn't it? I'm sure that he had a new car every year.

mod16
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posted June 10, 2003 06:27 PM  
Sorry I was completely wrong, it wasnt the banchee, you are correct the 52 was.

Anyway I was confused the car I was thinking of was his 99 car. It too was green and white, etc.

sorry,

Ryan

mod27
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posted June 10, 2003 10:29 PM  
YAR you are correct, Ken did drive that car. He drove it at Moberly Speedway in a couple race shows back then.
If i remember right, Bobby Jacks owned/or bought the car. I know Bobby Jack had it after that, cause a friend of mine use to drive the car for Bobby Jacks.

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
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posted June 10, 2003 10:52 PM  
The skoal car was #33 car and the #52 car was the Ac Delco car. The skoal car was the last one i beleive he drove and that car was driven by Danny Lasoski in one of the Harris clashes. I worked for Bob Harris from 93-97 and the #33 car was the Skoal car and was their 97/98 house car.

YAR
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posted June 11, 2003 10:43 AM  
CUSTOM...in 1999, there was a Skoal car that was numbered 99-it is in their catalog under the Bandit bodies; could this be the one that Lasoski drove? Do you remember that Kelly drove the 33 car also? Same chassis, but he put his orange/blue #3 body on. It is in the 1998-99 Star Track catalog. Do you remember if Kenny or Kelly won any races in this car?

mod27...how did he do with it at Moberly? If Bobby owned it, it wasn't for long. I bought this car back in 2000 from Roger Toppenberg in Ames, and Roger had bought it from someone in '98. Roger told me that he had bought it from the guy who bought it from Bob Harris.

I ask all these questions because I wonder if this car has any historical significance. I have all of the original 33 body and thought about doing something with it. I don't own the chassis now, but I know where it is.

What do you think? Would this be something cool to honor Kenny and/or Kelly with and even the whole Harris staff from then, or would they probably not care?

I appreciate your help.

mod16
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posted June 11, 2003 12:13 PM  
NOT SURE IF THIS HELPS YOU MUCH AT ALL BUT I DO HAVE A 97 HARRIS CLASH VIDEO FROM KNOXVILLE. LET ME KNOW IF YOUR INTERESTED.

RYAN

YAR
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posted June 11, 2003 12:33 PM  
I would be very interested in seeing that. Can you make a copy of it, or would you like to send it to me and I'll copy it and send it back. Let me know.

Thanks for your help.


jhon hollomon
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posted June 11, 2003 12:49 PM  
Anybody have pictures of Lasoski driving the car? I didn't know he ever drove a modified.

DirtChaser
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posted June 11, 2003 02:08 PM  
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Originally posted by jhon hollomon:
Anybody have pictures of Lasoski driving the car? I didn't know he ever drove a modified.

I know this probably isn't what people are talking about or looking for, but, I went to the Harris Clash in 1998, and was in the infield taking pictures. I have a picture of the #99 Bandit car, driven by Ken Schrader. And I also have a picture of the #52 Schrader car, driven by Danny Lasoski.
I'll scan them both, and then post them in this thread.

J. Lackmann
(here's my Webshots address, full of pictures, with 2 more rolls to be added. Mostly everything is from the Cedar Lake Speedway in western WI though.) http://community.webshots.com/user/fastphotos

[This message has been edited by DirtChaser (edited June 11, 2003).]

DirtChaser
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posted June 11, 2003 02:26 PM  

 
1998 Harris Clash, #52 Danny Lasoski pic.

DirtChaser
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posted June 11, 2003 02:27 PM  

 
1998 Harris Clash, #99 Ken Schrader pic

jhon hollomon
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posted June 11, 2003 02:59 PM  
How did they do in that race? Is that the only time Lasoski ever drove a mod?

mod27
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posted June 11, 2003 09:14 PM  
Yar,
Ken and Danny were both at Moberly that night. If i remember right Ken got involved in a first lap wreck in turns 3-4, he never came back out. On the other hand Danny gave me a heck of a run till my motor expired. He was driving that mod like a sprint car, he would fly down the straights and enter the turns low and the car would push to the top and then he would take off again. I battled him for lap after lap, I only wish someone had recorded the race that night. It was fun racing against him.
I think that was the first time he was in a mod, unless Knoxville race was, Cant remember which was first.

I know when Bobby jacks had the car, Jim Roach drove it for him, or atleast bobby had the car at his place, dont know if he actually owned it, but it was keep in his shop on the show floor when not raced.

DirtChaser
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posted June 12, 2003 01:52 AM  
quote:
Originally posted by jhon hollomon:
How did they do in that race? Is that the only time Lasoski ever drove a mod?

This race was ran the night before the WoO Sprints ran. Right after the final heat race was ran, it started to sprinkle and lightning, which was very wicked! Straight down bolts, all around the track! All the spectators took cover under the grandstand, then it started to pour very hard, and the races were postponed to a later date. I then went to Denison, IA the following night to watch Schrader race the #99 mod there. I never did find out if they ran the 1998 Harris Clash Feature, as I returned home(Alexandria, MN) after the Denison night.

race99
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posted June 17, 2003 10:58 PM  
I know the car your talking about as a matter of fact I own it now, KS drove it at dodge county in the penda nationals then it was sold to a guy in iowa, then my boss bought it and raced it a year and then sold it to me, i've been racing it for the last couple of years. It's avery good chassis.

charlie needham

p.s. the number was 33 in 97.

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
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posted June 17, 2003 11:12 PM  
Charlie that car also had a maroon body at one time for display/promotional uses cause i dont ever remember it being raced in maroon just the green and white skoal colors.

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