Scott Lagasse Racing at Homestead
April 11, 2017
APRIL 10, 2017
Nuts and Bolts:
After a one month break, Scott Lagasse Jr. and his crew headed to Homestead-Miami Speedway for Round 2 of the Trans Am presented by Pirelli 2017 season. After a busy few weeks of preparation, TeamSLR felt confident they were taking a fast Screen Your Machine/Beck Chevrolet Camaro to the track.
The crew quickly learned that they were working in the right direction with the Screen Your Machine/Beck Chevrolet as it posted lap times consistently inside the Top-10 during both practices. After few more minor adjustments, Scott Jr. posted the 2nd fastest lap in the field during qualifying. He would start on the outside of the front row for the 45-lap race.
Sunday morning, the green flag flew, and Scott Jr. immediately went in tire conservation mode, with a focus on the last 10 laps of the race. On lap 14, Scott Jr. was running inside the Top-10 when he ran over a piece of debris, cutting the right front tire, ending all hopes of a good finish. The car sustained enough damage to the right side that the team could not repair the car in time to return the race.
Push to Talk:
"We learned a lot, and are continuing to grow our program. My Screen Your Machine team did an awesome job preparing my car for the race. I hate that we couldn't show our speed for the entire race, but we are confident in the direction we are heading. Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug. This just wasn't our day. We'll continue paying our dues and get ready to head to Road Atlanta. I want to thank Fight CRC and SU2C for supporting my Screen Your Machine message here in South Florida." -Scott Lagasse Jr.
Scott Jr. will return to the track in the Trans Am Series with his Screen Your Machine/Beck Chevrolet on May 13th at Road Atlanta. Over the next few weekends, Scott Jr.'s NASCAR Xfinity Series showcar will be at the following events: April 22- Feel the Wheels in St. Augustine at the St. Augustine Outlet Mall & April 23- St. Johns County Kids Triathlon promoting the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety for Alert Today Alive Tomorrow and the Florida Lottery representing their Bright Futures Scholarship and Just Imagine programs.
About Fight Colorectal Cancer:
Fight CRC is a national nonprofit advocacy organization fighting for a cure. It was founded in 2005 by Nancy Roach, a nationally-recognized patient advocate who witnessed the need for colorectal cancer advocacy after her mother-in-law's diagnosis. The organization plays an important role in rallying colorectal cancer advocates to action. Fight CRC is known for activism and patient empowerment throughout patient, academic, political, scientific, medical and nonprofit communities. With a mission focused on advocacy, research, patient education and awareness, the organization serves advocates in every state of the U.S. and many others around the world. Fight CRC is a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator and 93 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to colorectal cancer programs. To learn more, visit FightCRC.org.
About Scott Lagasse Jr.:
Scott Jr. (Scotty) has been a driven individual from an early age, excelling in sports and as a high achiever in school, earning a college degree through the Bright Futures Scholar Program. Scotty's commitment to excel in racing began at age 7 and includes winning races in motocross, karting, and many forms of auto racing. He is a mentor and role model to our younger generation, an avid cyclist and recognized advocate for Bicycle and Pedestrian safety. Recently, Scotty launched a mission with a focus of saving lives because of his recent fight with cancer. Scotty decided to speak out, and he is now an advocate for Fight CRC, and an Ambassador for Stand Up 2 Cancer. He has created his own message as well, "Screen Your Machine." Scott Jr. is combining his passion for saving lives with his goal of winning races. Using his platform as a professional racecar driver, Scott will strive to motivate people everywhere to be screened for cancer of all types. please visit www.teamslr.com. Keep up to date with Scotty by following him on Twitter: @scottlagasse FACEBOOK: /scottlagassejr