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Landon Cassill was born July 7th, 1989 and attends Jefferson High
School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He started racing when he was 3 years old. During
his racing career he has raced GoKarts, Midgets, Legends, Modifieds and is now
racing ASA, CRA, and ASL Late Model. At age 14 he became the youngest driver
ever to race and WIN the 1/2 mile Modified at Hawkeye Downs. Add to this the
hundreds of feature wins and several championships that he has won. Landon
graduated from the Finish Line racing school in 2003.
June 21, 2006
Stars of Tomorrow - Hawkeye Downs Hero - Landon Cassill
By Dennis Michelsen
You just never know where the next big star in racing will be born. While the
ASA Late Model Series is a long way from the star struck world of NASCAR, one
youngster campaigning in this development series is well on his way to stardom.
Just like its namesake of yesteryear that spawned stars such as Rusty Wallace,
Alan Kulwicki, and Mark Martin; the ASA Late Model series is grooming the next
generation of racers. One of those guys you will be hearing more about in the
years to come is Landon Cassill from Fairfax, Iowa.
Landon Cassill just became the youngest winner in the
history of the ASA Late Model Series with his victory at Lake Erie
Speedway on June 9th. Landon backed this up with a second place effort at Berlin
on June 14th. Just how tough was the field at Berlin, Michigan? Nextel Cup
driver David Stremme finished third with NASCAR veteran Johnny Benson 20th! Not
bad when you can beat two guys from NASCAR's top divisions in the same night.
Tough competition is nothing new to Landon since his home track is the tough
half miler in Cedar Rapids known as Hawkeye Downs. (read
Firecracker 125 Photo Gallery Part Two
Posted July 5th, 2006
Landon Cassill and the entire Cassill Motorsports Team celebrate the
16-year-olds’ first career Southern Division and Second Overall ASALMS Feature
win in the Firecracker 125 on Monday July 3, 2006 at the South Georgia (GA)
By ASA Late Model Series.
Lexington, Michigan (07/05/2006):
The ASA Late Model Series Southern Division
The ASALMS Southern Division’s first ever appearance at the immaculate ½ mile
progressively banked paved oval of the South Georgia (GA) Motorsports Park,
located North of the Georgia/Florida state line in Cecil, Georgia saw
16-year-old, Landon Cassill pick up his first career South and second overall
feature win of the season in ASALMS competition.
Cassill, who won his first career ASALMS Feature back on June 9, 2006 during the
ASALMS Northern Division’s Erie 100 at the Lake Erie (PA) Speedway, became the
first driver in ASALMS history to win in both the Northern and Southern
Division’s when he took the win in the Firecracker 125 on Monday July 3, 2006.
The Fairfax, Iowa teenager, who also won his second C-DOC Systemized Performance
Fast Qualifier Award of the season in the South and fourth overall in ASALMS
events, now has the unique opportunity to become the first driver in ASALMS
history with a chance at winning a Feature in all three divisions within the
ASALMS beginning with the next Challenge Division event this weekend at the I-70
(MO) Speedway. (read more...)
Landon Cassill Breaks Track Record at
Hickory Motor Speedway
Hickory, NC (Saturday May 20, 2006) - Landon
Cassill drove to a new track record of 14.923, which rewarded him as the Konica
Minolta Fast Qualifier. Cassill pulled a 10-Car inversion to place Travis Wilson
on the pole for tonight’s Hickory 100 Presented by GM Performance Parts.
Cassill turned a (14.923) to be the lone driver in the 14-teens. Beau Slocumb
came in second with a (15.070). Ryan Tedesco a close third at (15.100). Colt
James was fourth with a (15.125) and James Bueshcer rounded out the top five
with a (15.135).
16-year-old Landon Cassill matches his career high ASA
Late Model Series finish; a third during the 36th annual Oktoberfest Weekend at
LaCrosse (WI) Fairgrounds Speedway.
Fairfax, Iowa 10/13/05): 16-year-old Landon
Cassill, one of the “Young Lions of the ASA Late Model Series” has been
impressive all season long in the ASA Late Model Series Presented by GM
Performance Parts. The Hawkeye State teenager has been on the verge of that
coveted first ever win in the series with his strong performances of late.
Cassill added another notch in his belt with another solid podium finish, a
third place showing at one of the biggest and tradition laden shows in the
country, the 36th annual Oktoberfest Weekend! (read
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