Scott Lagasse

Scott Lagasse


Scott Lagasse, Sr. (pronounced LAG-a-say) (born February 20, 1959 in St. Augustine, Florida) is a former race car driver. He raced primarily on road courses during his career beginning in 1985 in the SCCA where he became the first Driver to earn Novice,Regional and National License all in the same season. More impressive was winning the SCCA National Championship in his very first season of racing. Scott went on the following season (1986) to capture the SCCA National Championship again as well as winning an SCCA PRO Title. From there Scott drove for various manufacturers including Chevrolet, Lotus and Pontiac where he compiled many wins. Scott's Sports Car tenure netted 3 National Titles, multiple International records as well as setting several world record speeds before moving on to Stock Car racing. He made his NASCAR debut in 1993 at Watkins Glen, starting 15th and finishing 31st after his #75 Mark III Vans Oldsmobile suffered transmission failure. He also made his Winston Cup debut that year at Watkins Glen as well, finishing 13th in the #39 Pedigree Chevrolet. He'd run the Cup race at Watkins Glen the next year as well, but with mechanical issues finishing 36th.

In 1994 substituting for Bobby Dotter (broken shoulder) in a NASCAR Busch Race at Watkins Glen, Scott replaced Bobby after the first lap narrowly getting out of the pits ahead of the leader Terry Labonte and ran through the field to finish a remarkable 2nd.

In 1995, Lagasse signed to drive the #24 DuPont Chevrolet Silverado for BSR Racing in the Craftsman Truck Series The first year team was owned by Billy Hess and Butch Stevens with sponsorship from Dupont/Hendrick. Scott posted seven top-ten finishes and finished ninth in points. Despite this, Dupont chose not to return and the program would move in house with Quaker State and Jack Sprague at the wheel.

In 1997, Lagasse ran nine races in a start up operation owned by Allen Bloom with the #22. He had a ninth-place start at Watkins Glen in 1998 in NASCAR Busch Series, followed up by a 25th-place run for ST Motorsports at Myrtle Beach Speedway. His last start in a NASCAR-sanctioned race the following year at Watkins Glen, where he finished 14th in the #25 Team Rensi Motorsports car.

Lagasse has also run IMSA, ARCA, and ASA.

His son, Scott Lagasse Jr., races in NASCAR, as well as dirt late models around the southeast.

Contents

  • Motorsports career results 1
    • SCCA National Championship Runoffs 1.1
    • NASCAR 1.2
      • Craftsman Truck Series 1.2.1
  • External links 2

Motorsports career results

SCCA National Championship Runoffs

Year Track Car Engine Class Finish Start Status
1985 Road Atlanta Sports Renault Renault Sports Renault 1 3 Running
1986 Road Atlanta Sports Renault Renault Sports Renault 1 2 Running

NASCAR

() (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Craftsman Truck Series

* Season in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

External links

  • Scott Lagasse Career Statistics