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June 14 WNY Driver of the Week: John Lacki

Driver: John Lacki

Age: 53

Hometown: Sinclairville

Division: Super Late Models/Stateline Speedway

John Lacki

Lowdown: Lacki is both a veteran driver and car owner who currently co-owns with his brother Charlie Lacki, a trio of Super Late Models driven by Dutch Davies, John Lobb and John Lacki. John has raced since 1981, first appearing in the Spectator class at Stateline in a 1969 Chevrolet Impala. He graduated to the Cadets and then Limited Late Models, Crate Late Models and Super Late Models over the years.

Accomplishments: Lacki is the 1994 Stateline Limited Late Model champion. Moved to Super Late Models in 1996. Lacki then entered Crate Late Model competition in 2007 winning the Freedom Motorsports Park title that year. Lacki also claimed McKean County Raceway Crate Late Model championships in 2008 and 2009. Lacki and his brother then began to co-own Super Late Models in 2012 with John still continuing to also drive. In 2014, when Super Late Model legend Dick Barton was driving for the Lacki's, he broke the all-time Stateline Super Late Model feature win record. Barton earned his 80th victory eclipsing the mark of 79 formally held by Bobby Schnars. Barton drove to the Stateline championship in 2013 in the Lacki machine. Davies claimed the Stateline Super Late Model championship last year.

Favorite Food: "I'm am an All-American 'Plain Jane' eater. "I don't like anything extra like onions, green peppers, mushrooms or seafood."

Favorite Music: Heavy Metal, especially Metallica and "old school AC/DC".

Hobbies: Golf and deer hunting.

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