Bucky Lasek

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Bucky Lasek
Personal information
Full nameCharles Michael Lasek
Born (1972-12-03) December 3, 1972 (age 48)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight155 lb (70 kg)
Global Rallycross career
Debut season2012
Current teamSubaru Rally Team USA
Car number81
Starts34
Wins0
Podiums3
Best finish8th in 2014
Finished last season12th
Sport
Country United States
SportSkateboarding, rallying

Charles Michael "Bucky" Lasek[1] (/ˈlsɪk/ LAY-sik; born December 3, 1972) is an American professional skateboarder and rallycross driver.

Career[edit]

Professional skateboarding[edit]

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Lasek started skateboarding at the age of 12, shortly after his bike was stolen.[1] After entering amateur contests, he was quickly noticed by Powell Peralta talent scouts in 1987. Powell sponsored Lasek, and he made his video debut in the fourth Bones Brigade video, Public Domain (1988).[citation needed]

Lasek attained professional status with Powell in 1990, but by this time, skateboarding, and vert skateboarding (Lasek's discipline) in particular, began to lose popularity and his career waned. After vert skateboarding was included as part of the X Games by ESPN in the mid-1990s, Lasek's career was revived.[citation needed] A move from Baltimore to San Diego in the summer of 1998 helped his career further.[citation needed]

As of May 2009, Lasek owns a backyard concrete skateboarding bowl named "Lasekland".[2]

Professional racing[edit]

In May 2012, Lasek was one of three drivers selected by Subaru Rally Team USA to compete in the 2012 Global RallyCross Championship. Lasek continued with the team earning several second and third place finishes through his career with Subaru. He left the team after the 2016 season.[3]

Video game appearances[edit]

Lasek was a playable character in the first five games in the Tony Hawk's series: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater through Tony Hawk's Underground. He also appears in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2.

Film and television[edit]

Lasek made a cameo appearance in the low-budget 2003 movie Haggard, in which he hands a skateboard to Bam Margera while he runs from the villain Hellboy. He appeared in MTV's reality television series Viva La Bam and in the music video for Pink's single "Raise Your Glass". He served as a stunt double in the 2003 movie Grind.[4] He also made an appearance as himself in an episode of The Jersey called "What's Gotten Into Elliott Rifkin?".

Personal life[edit]

As of June 2015, Lasek resides in Encinitas, California with his wife Jennifer (m. September 1996) and their three daughters.[5]

Contest results[edit]

As of 2016, Lasek has won 13 medals at the X Games, including ten gold medals, and is one of only two vert skateboarders to have won three X Games gold medals consecutively—the other is Pierre-Luc Gagnon.[6] Lasek is also one of only three athletes to compete at every X Games since the series' inception in 1995.[7]

  • 1st 2013 X Games (Los Angeles): Vert
  • 1st 2013 X Games (Munich): Vert
  • 1st 2013 X Games (Barcelona): Vert
  • 1st 2013 x Games (Foz do Iguacu): Vert
  • 1st 2013 Vans Pool Party[8]
  • 2nd 2012 X Games: Vert
  • 3rd 2011 X Games: Vert
  • 1st 2010 Vans Pro-Tec Pool Party: Pro Division
  • 1st 2009 Dew Action Sports Tour: Vert
  • 1st 2009 Vans Pro-Tec Pool Party: Pro Division
  • 1st 2008 Dew Action Sports Tour: Vert
  • 1st 2006 Dew Action Sports Tour: Vert
  • 1st 2006 X Games: Vert Best Trick
  • 1st 2005 Dew Action Sports Tour: Vert
  • 1st 2004 Vans Triple Crown
  • 1st 2004 Gravity Games
  • 1st 2004 Slam City Jam
  • 1st 2003 X Games: Vert
  • 1st 2003 X Games: Vert Doubles (with Bob Burnquist)
  • 1st 2002 Slam City Jam: Vert
  • 2nd 2002 X Games VIII: Vert Doubles (with Bob Burnquist)
  • 2nd 2001 X Games: Vert
  • 1st 2000 X Games: Vert
  • 1st 1999 X Games Vert

Racing record[edit]

Complete Global RallyCross Championship results[edit]

Supercar[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 GRC Points
2012 Subaru Puma Rallycross Team USA Subaru Impreza WRX STI CHA
11
TEX
14
LA
13
LOU
11
LV
8
LVC
7
13th 35
2013 Subaru Puma Rallycross Team USA Subaru Impreza WRX STI BRA
MUN1
14
MUN2
11
LOU
8
BRI
12
IRW
11
ATL
12
CHA
16
LV
14
11th 49
2014 Subaru Rally Team USA Subaru Impreza WRX STI BAR
13
AUS
2
DC
11
NY
12
CHA
6
DAY
3
LA1
11
LA2
5
SEA
14
LV
3
8th 215
2015 Subaru Rally Team USA Subaru Impreza WRX STI FTA
10
DAY1
DNS
DAY2
12
MCAS
7
DET1
11
DET2
8
DC
LA1
DNS
LA2
DNS
BAR1
BAR2
LV
8
12th 88
2016 Subaru Rally Team USA Subaru Impreza WRX STI PHO1 PHO2 DAL DAY1 DAY2 MCAS1
10
MCAS2dagger DC
9
AC
10
SEA
LA1
LA2
15th 34

daggerRace canceled

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bio". Bucky Lasek. Bucky Lasek. 2014. Retrieved April 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "Bucky Lasek Pro-Tec" (Video upload). Pro-Tec on Vimeo. Vimeo LLC. June 10, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  3. ^ "Busky Lasek | GRC". Global Rallycross. Global Rallycross. 2013. Archived from the original on June 18, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  4. ^ "Bucky & Pink". Skate and Annoy. Archived from the original on July 17, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  5. ^ "Lasek family, Dina Perouty-Leone's family". The Baltimore Sun. July 23, 2013. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
  6. ^ Colin Bane; David L'Heureux (June 27, 2013). "Bucky Lasek Wins Again". ESPN X Games. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
  7. ^ "A Retrospective of Bob Burnquist's 25 X Games Medals Part 1". Backgrinder. Backgrinder. July 5, 2013. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
  8. ^ TWS (May 12, 2013). "2013 Vans Pool Party Results". Transworld Skateboarding. Bonnier Corporation. Retrieved May 16, 2013.

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