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Entry Form Released for Battle at Berlin 150 Presented by Sip Shine

Salem, Indiana (July 29, 2021): Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS officials, along with Berlin Raceway officials, have released the entry form for the Battle at Berlin 150 Presented by Sip Shine, which will take place on Friday, August 20th and Saturday, August 21st at immaculate Berlin Raceway. As it was for the first time in 2019, the Battle at Berlin 150 Presented by Sip Shine will be a points event for both the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance, and will also be a points event for the Berlin Raceway Budweiser Super Late Models. The best drivers from all three divisions will race against each other for a great purse, points, and bragging rights!

The event is being redesigned from the original 251 lap format to a 150 lap, six tire event for this season, after consideration with the Race Tire shortages that asphalt racing has endured throughout the 2021 season.

The posted payout for this event from Berlin Raceway is $57,000. The event will pay $10,000 to win, with a strong payout throughout the field down to $700 to start. The event will also payout $2,000 to the Fast Qualifier but will also payout a bonus to the entire top ten qualifiers.

The Battle at Berlin 150 Presented by Sip Shine will be a 150-lap green flag event. The event will be a 6-tire max race. The race will feature Controlled Cautions with a Competition Caution at the end of any run of 50 green flag laps (except in the last 10 laps).

The advanced entry deadline is August 14th, after that date teams will have to pay an additional $50 for a late entry fee when entering the event.

The Battle at Berlin 150 Presented by Sip Shine will be the first event in the 2021 Chase for the Championship for both the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour.

More event and track information on the Battle at Berlin 150 Presented by Sip Shine is available on the Berlin Raceway web site at www.berlinraceway.com.

More information on CRA, including the entry form for the Battle at Berlin 150 Presented by Sip Shine, is available at on the CRA web site at www.cra-racing.com.

 

JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour at Birch Run Speedway Saturday

 

Salem, IN (July 27, 2021) – The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will return to action this Saturday in the Back to the Bricks Shoot Out at the Dixie 100 Presented by JEGS.com at Birch Run Speedway, located in Birch Run, Michigan. The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour has competed at Birch Run Speedway since it’s inaugural season in 2011. Past winners of events at Birch Run Speedway include Eddie Hoffman in 2011, Daniel Hemric in 2012, Cody Coughlin in 2013, Dan Leeck in 2015, Carson Hocevar in 2017, Brian Campbell and Bubba Pollard in the two series event there in 2018, and Johnny VanDoorn in 2019.

 

Saturday’s event will be the series sixth points event of the 2021 season. Trey Craig picked up his first ever series victory at the series points season opener at Salem Speedway on April 25th. Cody Coughlin got the win in the series second event of the season at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on May 8th and then the Delaware, Ohio native went to victory lane again at the series third event of the season at Anderson Speedway on June 12th. Kyle Jones got the win in the Dayton 100 at Kil-Kare Raceway on June 27th. Willie Allen picked up the win in the Masters of the Pros 150 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on July 17th.

 

Coughlin, the series defending Champion, comes into Saturday’s event as the current series Championship points leader and is locked into the series 2021 Chase for the Championship. Senneker Performance Rookie of the Year points leader Tanner Jack is in second place, he is 49 points behind Coughlin. 2020 Senneker Performance Rookie of the Year Chase Burda is in third place, he is five points behind Jack. Dylan Bates is in fourth place, he is 25 points behind Burda.  Zachary Tinkle is in fifth place, he is 70 points behind Bates. Saturday’s event is the last series regular season event before the series 2021 Chase for the Championship begins at Berlin Raceway on August 21st.

 

Topping the list of entries for Saturday nights event are former Birch Run Speedway series event winners Coughlin, Hocevar and Dan Leeck, all three are seeking to become the first driver to win two series events at Birch Run. Coughlin is the only three-time Champion with the series, winning Championships in 2013, 2016 and again in 2020. Hocevar, who is currently competing full-time on the Camping World NASCAR Truck Series, was the series 2017 Rookie of the Year and has two ARCA/CRA Super Series victories so far in 2021, including the Money in the Bank 150 at Berlin Raceway and the series event at Flat Rock Speedway. Leeck, a Birch Run native, is a two-time series Champion, his first was in 2014, and picked up his second Championship in 2019.

 

Other top series regulars entered include Burda, series rookies Jack, Andrew Schied and Brian Demland, along with Tinkle, Jimmy Tucker, James Krueger, Kevin Cremonesi, Ethan Stadniczuk and Will Sahutske.

 

Former series winner and the 2021 Redbud 400 winner Kyle Crump is entered to make a return visit to the series after competing with the ARCA/CRA Super Series the past several seasons for Stan and Judi Rosen.

 

Former series event winner and another former Redbud 400 winner Lakeland, Florida native Steve Dorer is entered.

 

Albert Francis, a former regular at Jennerstown Speedway, is entered to make his second start with the series in 2021.

 

Former Grundy County Speedway Champion and multi-time feature winner Anthony Danta is entered to make his 2021 series debut Saturday.

 

2020 Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Model Champion Katie Hettinger is entered to make her series debut Saturday night. Hettinger was the first female Champion with CRA and has been racing Late Model Stocks and Carolina Pro Late Model Series events this season.

 

Michigan natives David Killian and Stan Szuber are entered to make their 2021 series debuts Saturday night.

 

There is an open practice scheduled at Birch Run Speedway on Friday, pits open at 12noon, with open practice from 2pm to 6:30pm. There will be a party with live music from The Rock Show, immediately following the open practice on Friday at the track, with a driver autograph session for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour drivers.

 

Pits open on Saturday at 12pm. Practice will begin for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour at 3pm. Jerico Performance Products Qualifying for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour will begin at 6:45pm. Racing action will begin at 7:30pm and will include the Back to the Bricks Shoot Out at the Dixie 100 Presented by JEGS.com for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. Also racing that day will be the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models and as well as local divisions. More event and track information can be found at www.birchrunracing.com.

 

More information on the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance is available at www.cra-racing.com

 

 

Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks at Kil-Kare Raceway Sunday

 

Salem, IN (July 21, 2021) – The Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS will be back in action this Sunday in a special 50 lap, $1,000 to win points event at Kil-Kare Raceway, located just outside of Xenia, Ohio. Sunday’s event will also feature racing from the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS in the Bobby Jacks Memorial 71, the Victory Custom Trailer CRA Junior Late Models, the Vores Compact Touring Series and a Compact/FWD Enduro event.

 

Saturday’s event will be the eighth event of the season for the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks. Jason Atkinson got the win in the series season points opener on April 17th at Anderson Speedway. Chuck Barnes Sr. won a special non-points series event at Salem Speedway on April 25th. Atkinson got the win in the Four Crown event at Shadybowl Speedway on May 1st. Chuck Barnes Jr. picked up the win in the series event at Salem Speedway on May 15th. Atkinson won the series second Four Crown event at Winchester on June 5th, then won the series event at Mt. Lawn Speedway on June 13th and then claimed his third Four Crown event of the season at Anderson Speedway on June 26th.  

 

With his five wins and a second in the series six-point events this season, Atkinson comes into Saturday night’s event as the series season points leader. Andrew Teepe is in second place, he is 59 points behind Atkinson. Jordan Hahn is in third place, he is 83 points behind Teepe. Leading series rookie Dawson Phillips is in fourth place, he is 57 points behind Hahn. Rookie Kimmie Grieg is in fifth place, she is only one point behind Phillips in a tough battle for the series 2021 Rookie of the Year Award. Atkinson, Teepe and Phillips have all pre-entered for the Kil-Kare event.

 

Sunday’s event is also expected to attract many of the top street stock drivers in the Ohio area and from Shadybowl Speedway including former CRA Street Stock Kil-Kare winner Chad Pendleton. Recent Firecracker 150 event winner at Salem Speedway Chuck Barnes Jr. will be at Sunday’s event looking to continue his hot streak that saw him also win the Ohio Wheelman Series Street Stock event at Kil-Kare Raceway on June 27th.

 

On Sunday pit gates will open at 11:00am. Practice will begin at 1pm. Qualifying will begin at 3:30pm. The race program is set to begin at 5pm with the 30-lap feature for the Victory Custom Trailer CRA Junior Late Models, then the 30 lap A-Main for the Vores Compact Touring Series, followed by the $1,000 to win 50 lap Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks feature and then the Bobby Jack’s Memorial 71 for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman. The 75 lap Compact/FWD Enduro will close out the evening of racing action.

 

General Admission tickets will be on sale at the gate on Sunday, adults for $15, children 6 to 12 will be $5, children 5 and under are free. More event information on Sunday’s event at Kil-Kare Raceway, including the schedule of events, as well as information on all the CRA Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.

 

 

 

Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Bobby Jack’s Memorial 71 Sunday at Kil-Kare Raceway

 

Salem, IN (July 20, 2021) – The Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS will continue their 2021 season with the running of the Bobby Jack’s Memorial 71 this Sunday at Kil-Kare Raceway, located just outside of Xenia, Ohio. The Bobby Jack’s Memorial 71 was originally scheduled to take place at Kil-Kare in April during the 10th Annual CRA Cabin Fever Championships, but that event was cancelled because of weather. Sunday’s event will also feature racing from the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks, the Victory Custom Trailer CRA Junior Late Models, the Vores Compact Touring Series and a Compact/FWD Enduro event.

 

Jeff Marcum picked up the win in the series 2021 season opener at Anderson Speedway on April 17th, leading 74 laps of the 75-lap event. Austin Coe picked up his first series win of the 2021 season at the series second event at Mt. Lawn Speedway on May 23rd, holding off a hard charging Billy Hutson to get the close win. Cassten Everidge picked up his first ever series win in the series third event of the season on June 5th at Winchester Speedway and is now locked into the series 2021 Chase for the Championship. Defending series Champion Billy Hutson picked up the win in the series last event at Angola Motor Speedway on July 10th and is now locked into the series 2021 Chase for the Championship.   

 

Everidge and Hutson are locked in a tight battle for the series Regular Season Championship with Everidge leading Hutson in the series regular season points by just two points heading into Sunday’s event. Series leading rookie Kyle Worley is in third place, he is 41 points behind Hutson. J.P. Crabtree is in fourth place with Ronnie Rose in fifth place. The top three in points are all entered for Sunday’s Bobby Jack’s Memorial 71.

 

Sunday’s Bobby Jack’s Memorial 71 will pit the series regular competitors against the Shadybowl Speedway Late Models with a special rules package just for this event. Sunday’s Bobby Jack’s Memorial 71 will pay $1,200 to win and will feature extra payouts for all Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman competitors from Platinum Express/Platinum Motorsports, including a $71 cash bonus to every driver competing in the event and $171 cash bonus to the events Fast Qualifier and a $171 cash bonus for a Hardcharger Award to the driver advancing the most positions in the event. The winner of the Bobby Jack’s Memorial 71 will receive a personalized memorial banner from the organizers of the Bobby Jack’s Memorial 71.

 

A stout field of competitors are entered to challenge the series regulars for Sunday’s Bobby Jack’s Memorial 71 including Kyle Jones, winner of the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event at Kil-Kare on June 27th. Also, multi-time Kil-Kare Late Model Champion Justin Alsip, winner of the last Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman event at Kil-Kare in 2019. A tough group of Ohio drivers are entered including Chad Pendleton, Don Mahaffey Jr., Bill Browning, Caleb Reschar, Ryan Fleming, Bill Burda, Jason Timmerman, Brian Brewer and Robby Jacks, son of the late Bobby Jacks.

 

Two-time ASA National Tour Champion Gary St. Amant will get back behind the wheel for car owners Jim and Anita Newman to race in Sunday’s Bobby Jack’s Memorial 71. St. Amant was a fixture on the ASA National Tour from 1986 through 2004, winning 21 total races. Sunday will be his first time to race since the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman event at Kil-Kare Raceway in 2019.

 

On Sunday pit gates will open at 11:00am. Practice will begin at 1pm. Qualifying will begin at 3:30pm. The race program is set to begin at 5pm with the 30-lap feature for the Victory Custom Trailer CRA Junior Late Models, then the 30 lap A-Main for the Vores Compact Touring Series, followed by the $1,000 to win 50 lap Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks feature and then the Bobby Jack’s Memorial 71 for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman. The 75 lap Compact/FWD Enduro will close out the evening of racing action.

 

General Admission tickets will be on sale at the gate on Sunday, adults for $15, children 6 to 12 will be $5, children 5 and under are free. More event information on Sunday’s event at Kil-Kare Raceway, including the schedule of events and the Special Event Late Model Sportsman rules, as well as information on all the CRA Series is available at www.cra-racing.com


 

 

 

 

 

55th Annual Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400 Up Next for the ARCA/CRA Super Series

 

Salem, IN (July 9, 2021) – The ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS will resume their 25th Anniversary Season Presented by Team Construction this coming Monday in the 55th Annual Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400 Presented by Mitch Smith Auto Service and Perfecto at Anderson Speedway, located in Anderson, Indiana. Anderson Speedway is where the series raced its first ever event on April 26, 1997, where two time series Champion Brian Ross came away with the victory.

 

Past CRA winners of the prestigious Redbud race include Carson Hocevar in 2020, Johnny VanDoorn in 2019 and 2013, Rapheal Lessard in 2018, Steve Wallace in 2017, Dalton Armstrong in 2016, Erik Jones in 2015, Daniel Hemric in 2014, Ross Kenseth in 2012, Steve Dorer in 2011, Scott Hantz in 2010 and Kyle Busch in 2009. Hocevar took the lead on lap 226 and went on to get his first Redbud victory by just a half second over 2021 series Champion  Josh Brock in the 2020 addition. Hocevar and Armstrong are the only former Redbud 400 winners who are entered for Monday’s race.

 

The 55th Annual Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400 will be 400 laps counting yellows and will pay the winner $15,000. The event will also feature cost savings Controlled Cautions. When a yellow comes out teams will have three laps to service their race car without losing laps or positions on pit road. Those cars will then line up behind the cars that did not pit at that yellow. Teams not getting out of the pits in the three laps will have to fall to the tail of the field and will risk losing laps.

 

Kody Swanson picked up his first ever series win in the ARCA/CRA Super Series 2021 season opener at Salem Speedway on April 25th. Carson Kvapil got his first ever series win in the series second event of the season, the North/South Super Late Model Challenge at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on May 8th. 2019 series Champion Greg Van Alst made it three new series winners in a row with his win in the series third event of the season at Anderson Speedway on May 22nd. Carson Hocevar got the win in the fourth series event of the season, the special non-points Money in the Bank 150 at Berlin Raceway. Hocevar then got his first series points win of the season in the series last event at Flat Rock Speedway on June 19th. 2021 event winners Swanson and Van Alst are both entered for Monday’s 55th Annual Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400.

 

Hunter Jack comes into Monday’s 55th Annual Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400 as the series points leader after his 2021 series best finish of second at Flat Rock Speedway to go along with a third at Salem, sixth at Nashville and a fourth-place finish at Anderson. Scotty Tomasik is second in points, he is 14 points behind Jack. Michael Simko is in third place, he is 22 points behind Tomasik. Kyle Crump is in fourth place, he is 52 points behind Simko. Dalton Armstrong is in fifth place, he is 51 points behind Crump. All the top five in points are entered for Monday’s 55th Annual Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400.

 

Other top CRA drivers entered for Monday’s race include 2016 series Champion and a two-time series winner at Anderson Speedway in 2020 Cody Coughlin, JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event winner Mason Keller, 2020 series Rookie of the Year Jaren Crabtree and his brother J.P. Crabtree, James Krueger, Ryan Issacs and Chris Tomasik.

 

The CRA competitors will have plenty of outside competition for Monday’s event including former Southern Super Series Champion and Winchester 400 winner Stephen Nasse, two-time ARCA Midwest Tour Champion Casey Johnson, current ARCA Menards Series points leader and 2021 three time event winner Corey Heim, current ARCA East points leader and 2021 three time event winner Sammy Smith, 2020 ARCA West champion and a onetime 2021 event winner Jesse Love, three time ARCA Midwest Tour event winner Austin Nason, CARS Late Model Stock Tour and Trans Am racer Connor Musack, and 2021 Northwest Super Late Model Series event winner Austin Thom.

 

Additional track and Redbud 400 event information can be found at www.andersonspeedway.com.

 

Additional information on the ARCA/CRA Super Series can be found at www.cra-racing.com.

 

 

 

Return to Angola Motor Speedway Up Next for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman

 

Salem, IN (July 7, 2021) – The Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS will be back in action this Saturday at Angola Motor Speedway, located just outside of Angola, Indiana, in the Shepherd’s Family Auto Group 75  Presented by Vore’s Welding & Steel, which will pit the best of the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman against the best of the Angola Motor Speedway Everage Auto.com Late Model Sportsman. Saturday’s event will be the first time the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman have raced at Angola Motor Speedway since August 10, 2014, when Shawn Amor went to victory lane over Brandon Barcus in a 50 lap series feature event.   

 

Jeff Marcum picked up the win in the series 2021 season opener at Anderson Speedway on April 17th, leading 74 laps of the 75-lap event. Austin Coe picked up his first series win of the 2021 season at the series second event at Mt. Lawn Speedway on May 23rd, holding off a hard charging Billy Hutson to get the close win. Cassten Everidge picked up his first ever series win in the series last event on June 5th at Winchester Speedway and is now locked into the series 2021 Chase for the Championship as long as he races in 70% of the remaining series events leading up to the Chase.   

 

With his win Everidge took over the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman points lead after three events in 2021. Two-time series Champion Billy Hutson is in second place, he is five points behind Everidge. J.P. Crabtree is in third place, he is one point behind Hutson. Ronnie Rose in in fourth place, he is six points behind Crabtree. Rookie Kyle Worley is in fifth place, he is 14 points behind Rose.

 

Veteran New Haven, Indiana racer Tommy Cook went to victory lane in last Saturday night’s Angola Motor Speedway Everage Auto.com Late Model Sportsman feature event over Tony Dager and Jeremy Wallen. Cook is the points leader for the Angola Motor Speedway Everage Auto.com Late Model Sportsman, Evan Park is in second with Wallen in third place.

 

There is an open practice at Angola Motor Speedway on Friday from 1pm to 7pm. Pit Gates open on Saturday at 1pm. The CRA Late Model Sportsman will have two practice sessions starting at 2:30pm. Allstar Performance Qualifying is set to begin at approximately 5pm. The race program will begin at 6pm and will include the Shepherd’s Family Auto Group 75  Presented by Vore’s Welding & Steel for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS. Also racing Saturday will be the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models, the Vore’s Compact Touring Series and the AMS Modifieds, Street Stocks and FWD’s.

 

More event and track information can be found at www.raceangola.com.

 

Information on all the CRA Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.

 

Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models at Angola Motor Speedway Saturday

Salem, Indiana (July 8, 2021): The Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models will have their fourth event of the 2021 season this Saturday at Flat Rock Speedway, located just outside of Angola, Indiana. Saturday’s event will be the first ever series event at Angola Motor Speedway, the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS will also be part of the event on Saturday.

The Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models was a new racing series in 2019 to focus on a youth movement for short track stock car racing that saw 10 to 15-year-old drivers compete amongst themselves for both experience and recognition in full size late models with an economical drive train and suspension alternatives. Chase Burda was the inaugural series Champion in 2019, he has now moved up to compete with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. Katie Hettinger won the 2020 Championship, winning two series events on the way and becoming the first female Champion in the 25-year history of CRA. Hettinger is now racing late models in the Carolina’s. The series will crown a new Champion in 2021.

Some of the key components for the rule package for the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models will be the mandated use of the $3900 factory sealed Chevrolet Performance 602 crate engine. Teams will also be utilizing less expensive rear ends, transmissions and springs and spec KONI Shocks. The series will also be racing on 8-inch steel wheels and utilizing 8-inch Hoosier Racing tires. The series will compete on 3/8 mile and under racetracks with most events consisting of 8 lap heat races and a 25-lap feature.

12-year-old Carson Lucas picked up his first ever series win in the series season opener at Salem Speedway on May 8th. 14-year-old Michael Brooks picked up his first ever series feature win at the series second event of the season on June 12th at Anderson Speedway. Lucas picked up his second series win of the season in the series third event of the season at Flat Rock Speedway on June 19th.

Carson Lucas comes into Saturday night’s event as the series points leader after his two feature wins so far this season. 12-year-old Kaden White is in second place, he is only eleven points behind Lucas. Michael Brooks is in third place in points.

There is an open practice at Angola Motor Speedway on Friday from 1pm to 7pm. Pit Gates open on Saturday at 1pm. The Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models will have two practice sessions starting at 2:30pm. Qualifying is set to begin at approximately 5pm. The race program will begin at 6pm and will include a heat race and the Shepherd’s Family Auto Group Feature Event for the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models. Also racing Saturday will be the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman, the Vore’s Compact Touring Series and the AMS Modifieds, Street Stocks and FWD’s.

More event and track information can be found at www.raceangola.com.  

More information on the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models is available at www.cra-racing.com.

 


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SCSCS Family Mourns the Unexpected Loss of Series Photographer


 

Statesville, North Carolina (July 24, 2021) – The Super Cup Stock Car Series is incredibly saddened to report the unexpected loss of a close member within the series family.  Patrick Miller, the official series photographer since the 2015 season, passed away shortly after his 36th birthday due to a brief illness.

 

“It’s hard to find words that describe what Patrick meant to our series,” series director Joe Schmaling said.  “He had the ability to be everywhere during our races, recording his perspective on the day’s events.  Capturing the highs of winning to the one that got away, he always seemed to catch that moment in time.  Photographs by Patrick Miller documented years of SCSCS one picture at a time.”

 

An outpouring of fond memories and condolences have additionally been shared throughout social media by peers, racers, team members as well as their friends and family members who knew him.  Miller’s invaluable friendship with everyone will undoubtedly be missed very much by all.

 

The series asks to keep the family of Patrick Miller, including his partner in life and graphic designer for the SCSCS, Cheryl Fleming, in their thoughts at this difficult time.

 

 

 

Various Circumstances Lead Super Cup Stock Car Series to Cancel July Salem Speedway Appearance


 

Statesville, North Carolina (July 22, 2021) – A number of contributing factors, not fully foreseen prior to the week of the event, has led to the Super Cup Stock Car Series choosing to cancel their part of the program for Saturday night’s festivities at Salem Speedway.

“There’s not one thing to point a finger at, but in the end, the car count did not support this race to happen,” series director Joe Schmaling stated.  “There are people within our series family who have fallen under the weather and have communicated their uncertainty with us in recent days.  When it comes to the cost for us, the cost for our teams, and the cost for the track, the numbers just didn’t add up for a limited car count show.  We have to do what’s best for the most and we can’t force it to happen.”

While this Saturday’s races will not be held, the Super Cup Stock Car Series does have every intention to return to Salem Speedway on Saturday, September 11th for leg number one of the Kentuckiana Dual Weekend.

“The stars did not align for this race and I am optimistically disappointed, but we’ll do the best we can do with what we’ve got and we’ll go from there,” Schmaling added.

The series will press on with its next event on Friday, August 6th, the inaugural appearance at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Virginia.

More details and continued updates throughout the season will be available at the official web site at supercupstockcarseries.com as well as the Super Cup Stock Car Series FacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages.

 

Championship Duel Motors into Hoosier State for Twin 50s at Salem Speedway

 

Statesville, North Carolina (July 21, 2021) – Following the most recent Super Cup Stock Car Series event at Jennerstown Speedway, somewhat of a rivalry has emerged among competitors who have each won in the past at the next facility on the calendar.  Saturday, July 24th will mark the return to the high-banks of Salem Speedway, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.

 

During the only previous visit to the fast 0.555-mile oval, current point leader Ben Ebeling swept the night.  The Hickory, North Carolina driver, likely to no one’s surprise based on those results, enjoys going to this particular racetrack.

 

“It’s a lot of fun to go up there,” Ebeling commented following a win and a second place finish last time out in Pennsylvania less than two weeks ago.  “As far as our chances go, I went (in 2019) not knowing anything and we had the chance to do what we did.  Hopefully we can repeat on that.  We’ve got a pretty good baseline setup, but I know there are going to be some really tough cars.  We’ll go with both barrels loaded and see what we can do.”

 

One of those to contend with will be Bob Schacht, who is certainly set on closing a 75-point gap after a tough ending to the most recent weekend.  The Mooresville, North Carolina veteran racer has set two new track records as part of his various 2021 accomplishments and won more than 30 years ago at Salem, a track in which Ebeling currently holds the series qualifying record, in an arduous 500-lap ARCA Racing Series event.

 

“At one time we went down two or three laps because we had a flat tire and we just kept working our way back around, but up there in (turns) three and four I put the rear bumper against the wall and just stood on the gas pedal and let the bumper ride around the wall,” Schacht recounted about that triumphant day during a previous interview.  “I had ground off about six inches of the bumper by the time the race was over.”

 


Ebeling and Schacht will not be the only previous winners on-hand this weekend.  Will Kimmel, most recently a track champion in 2019 in the Great American Stocks (which will also be running a 50-lap feature on Saturday along with Legends and Crown Vics in action), intends to make his first SCSCS start in 2021.  The Sellersburg, Indiana family team synonymous with success in the region looks to rebound from a practice mishap during the first visit for the series two years back that sidelined them for the remainder of the evening right after setting the fastest lap time.

 

Multiple drivers that contended the first time will return for the first of two visits to Southern Indiana for 2021.  Walnutport, Pennsylvania’s Kevin Kromer registered a pair of consistent top five runs on his way to the 2019 championship and searches for his first victory of 2021.  Lauren Butler, from West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, will be on the hunt to recover from overheating issues last time out at Jennerstown and capture another solid showing.  Joe Cooksey makes his 2021 debut at a track in which the Centralia, Illinois driver has numerous laps.  Uniontown, Pennsylvania’s Bill Ashton also has a decent amount of experience and wants to improve upon a best sixth place finish from 2019’s twin races.

 

There will additionally be some Salem first-timers in the field.  Current SCSCS top rookie Jason Kitzmiller seeks another impressive performance at a facility he sees for an initial occasion.  The Maysville, West Virginia racer has finished in the top five in his debut at multiple tracks elsewhere.  Kitzmiller’s CR7 Motorsports teammate Doug George has decades of knowledge both as a crew chief and behind the wheel, but the driver originally from Atwater, California and a former NASCAR West 

Series and Southwest Tour champion has not taken a green flag at Salem before.  Another rookie Dusty Silvers, from Elizabethton, Tennessee, will tackle the 33-degree banked corners after mechanical issues cut his series debut short a couple weeks back.

 

Even more will be expected for the mid-summer evening of excitement, which will include a backpack giveaway organized by Indiana Racing for Autism Awareness, a classic car cruise-in, burnout contest, and dollar beers.  Gates open on race day at 2:00 p.m. with racing starting at 5:00 p.m.

 

Live streaming of the entire night will be produced by Dirt2Media, a member of the Speed Sport TV Network, and will be available for purchase at SalemSpeedway.tv.


 

In addition, local radio station and official partner of the track WUME-FM will be broadcasting each feature race on Saturday where fans can listen live on wume953.com.


 

There will be an optional practice on Friday evening that is free of charge and will consist of one car on the track at a time.

 

More information can be found on the Super Cup Stock Car Series official web site supercupstockcarseries.com with interactive updates throughout race day available on Facebook (search Super Cup Stock Car Series), Twitter (@SCSCSRacing), and Instagram (SCSCS_Racing).

 

Erik Jones to race a Super Late Model for McLeod/Braden Program

 

 

(07/15/21) Mooresville, North Carolina – Two-time Snowball Derby winner, Erik Jones, will return to the Southern Super Series behind the wheel of the No. 78 Fury Super Late Model for BJ McLeod Motorsports with Travis Braden at Five Flags Speedway’s double header on July 23rd and 24th.

 

Erik Jones, current NASCAR Cup Series driver for Richard Petty Motorsports, found success in his short track racing career, to say the least. In 2012, Jones secured his first win of the infamous Snowball Derby, a 300-lap super late model race held at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. The following year, the Byron, Michigan-native secured back-to-back wins at the half-mile.

 

“I’m looking forward to getting back to Pensacola in a super late model with BJ McLeod and Travis Braden’s short track program,” said Erik Jones. “I haven’t been there (Five Flags Speedway) since the derby in 2014, so it will be fun to get back on track. Both Travis and BJ have put together a nice piece for this deal. I’ve been wanting to do more super late model races, and this felt like a great fit to keep that momentum rolling.”

 

July 23rd will be BJ McLeod Motorsports with Travis Braden’s first time hitting the track with their house car at 5 Flags Speedway with Jones behind the wheel in the Southern Super Series Twin 100s.

 

The Southern Super Series’ Twin 100s weekend starts with a 100-lap race on Friday, July 23rd followed by another 100-lap race on Saturday, July 24th. If not in Florida to watch the race in person, fans will be able to watch both races on Speed51.TV with a monthly or yearly subscription. New subscribers can use code ERIK50 at checkout or sign up here for 50% off a one-month subscription to Speed51.TV.

Multiple Milestones Will Be Reached during July Jennerstown Visit

 

Statesville, North Carolina (July 7, 2021) – The Super Cup Stock Car Series this Saturday will pick up at the same location they left off, but this particular trip to Jennerstown Speedway Complex will present quite a few special pieces of significance.

 

The second race of the night not only will mark the halfway point in the 2021 series campaign, but it will be the 25th green flag that the field has taken on the 1/2-mile oval nestled in the Laurel Highlands region of Pennsylvania.  The evening’s festivities will feature twin 35-lap races, the second of three unique formats for the always enthusiastic assembly of fans to enjoy and challenges for each of the drivers throughout the summer.  The distance selected for the July date will be the first of its kind for the series since a pair of Jennerstown races in 2015, the first that were hosted under the current management.

 

“I think the 25th event milestone shows the great partnership between the speedway and the Super Cup Stock Car Series,” Bill Hribar, General Manager for the track, remarked.  “The SCSCS definitely has a forever home at the Jennerstown Speedway.”

 

The event itself will not be the lone overall milestone reached.  A few drivers are ready to embark upon hitting some distinctive statistical numbers and records.  At the beginning of the first feature, Uniontown, Pennsylvania’s Bill Ashton will set a new mark of consecutive points race starts currently held by the most recent winner from Keystone 150 weekend.

 

“It’s kind of bittersweet, because it’s a record that Brent (Nelson) holds, but I’m glad (Jennerstown) is the track it’s about to happen,” a humble but excited Ashton stated.  “I don’t place a huge importance since it might be the only record I’ll ever hold, but I’m just so thankful at my age that my health and body has been able to go to these races, which I always look forward to.  I wouldn’t want to miss one and as long as I can climb in one I’m going to.  Even if I’m no longer driving, I plan to stay involved one way or another.”

 

Ashton, intending to start his 58th and 59th consecutive races on Saturday, achieved his only SCSCS victory to-date at Jennerstown in 2016.  He believes that it is typically the track in which he has the best chance to contend.

 

“I feel as though I would’ve finished top five in June if I hadn’t cut a right front tire,” Ashton indicated, despite adding that the competition has really stepped up this year.  “I always have kind of a handle on the setup there.”

 

Fast forwarding to the second race, the next driver will be celebrating quite the accomplishment.  Kevin Kromer, the most recent SCSCS champion, is set to start his 100th series race, the first driver in history to do so.  The all-time leader in top five and top 10 finishes as well is looking forward to hitting that achievement at a facility that has become a second home to the entire team.

 

“It feels good as that’s where we had the announcement about my diagnosis and we’ve had the most support from there,” the Walnutport, Pennsylvania driver, who has now been cancer-free a few years and often donates proceeds from fundraisers and apparel sales to his family’s Mission R.A.C.E.R. foundation, commented.  “It all has kind of coincided with going to Jennerstown and I might be one of the favorites there.”

 

Despite an up-and-down season so far, Kromer remains optimistic entering the weekend.

 

“Definitely not doing things right like in 2019,” the 10-time series race winner, three times at the Keystone State track, laughed.  “I have confidence that we have a good idea what’s been going on and I think we’ll be in good shape for Jennerstown.”

 

Aside from Ashton and Kromer, only one other driver has been in attendance for all of the previous 23 races.  While not having the best of fortune in recent appearances, the aforementioned Nelson turned that around with his ninth career win and sixth at Jennerstown last time out.  The Petersburg, West Virginia racer will certainly be a contender once again as he looks to resume his mid-season turnaround.

 

Current points leader Ben Ebeling is set to hit a benchmark of his own.  Six laps into the first race, the Hickory, North Carolina resident will complete his 1,500th lap of competition.  The four-time winner in 2021 has only failed to complete one circuit throughout his entire series career; however, that lap came at Jennerstown in which he still has yet to secure an allusive victory.

 

Other competitors will search to give themselves a belated birthday gift.  One of the local veterans John Komarinski, from Greensburg, Pennsylvania, finished seventh last time and plans to improve upon that effort four days after turning another page.  Pittsburgh’s Jeff Zillweger celebrated another year around the sun the day after but finished one spot better in June with a sixth place result.  Just over a week prior to his birthday, Elkton, Maryland’s Rob Hindt achieved his first top 10 performance in six years and will ride that momentum into the weekend.

 

Constant contenders that will be in action will also include Mooresville, North Carolina’s Bob Schacht, who is a past winner at Jennerstown and sits a close second in the standings.  Lauren Butler, from nearby West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, is always a threat as she knocks on the door for her first SCSCS win at her home track.  Maysville, West Virginia’s Jason Kitzmiller earned a finish of fifth in his debut at the track last month while Midland, Virginia’s JJ Pack won in his most recent appearance at the facility and is expected to make his return.  Elizabethton, Tennessee’s Dusty Silvers will be making his long-anticipated series debut among other additional drivers that are possible to be in attendance on Saturday.

 

Practice is slated to begin at 2:45 p.m. with qualifying taking place at 5:30 p.m.  The first of the Super Cup Stock Car Series Patrick Miller Photography Twin 35s at Jennerstown Speedway will take the green flag shortly after 6:00 p.m. with an autograph session behind the grandstands for fans between races.

 

More information can be found on the Super Cup Stock Car Series official web site supercupstockcarseries.com with interactive updates throughout race day available on Facebook (search Super Cup Stock Car Series), Twitter (@SCSCSRacing), and Instagram (SCSCS_Racing).

 

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WINSTON KELLEY JOINS PIT ROW TV'S THROWBACK 276 BROADCAST TEAM

MOORESVILLE, NC (July 26, 2021) -- Saturday's broadcast of the CARS Tour's 4th Annual Throwback 276 at Hickory Motor Speedway will now feature one of the most recognizable voices in stock car racing. Today, Pit Row TV announced Winston Kelley, Executive Director of the NASCAR Hall of Fame and MRN Radio personality, will serve as pit reporter and honorary event historian for the race broadcast. Kelley will be joined by a booth team of others passionate about the sport's history including play-by-play announcers Steve Post and Tony Stevens, along with host Lenny Batycki.

The Honeywell Home Throwback 276 by Baker Distributing has quickly become a traditional midsummer pilgrimage for race fans across the country. Drivers and teams from the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour redesign their paint schemes, crew uniforms, and even their car numbers for a one-off night where they not only create new memories for themselves and the fans in attendance, but also recall old ones with friends and many former greats of auto racing who attend.

"The addition of Winston Kelley to our line-up of announcers continues Pit Row TV's commitment as a leading streaming service provider of national caliber racing entertainment and content with familiar, interesting personalities and exemplary production quality for our subscribers," said Tony Stevens, Chief Steward at Pit Row TV. "Winston was one of my heroes growing up and someone I looked up to as an example of what a motorsports media personality should be."

"I've heard a lot about this event from Postman (Steve Post) and many others in the industry. It's a great way to honor our sport's deep history from grassroots to the Cup Series," said Winston Kelley. "It is truly an honor to be asked to join the Pit Row TV team. I'm excited to see so many long time friends, make new ones, share stories and memories, and most of all enjoy a great night of short track racing, the true backbone of our sport."

Longtime race fans will also be able to meet a variety of drivers in-person on Saturday including former NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity series drivers such as Scott Riggs, David Reutimann, Joe Nemechek, David Green and Jody Ridley. Longtime Carolina racing fans will be excited to meet former regional stars including Larry Pollard and Bosco Lowe.

Viewers who tune in to the Honeywell Home Throwback 276 by Baker Distributing can expect to see traditional Saturday afternoon qualification coverage on Pit Row TV and CARS Tour's various social media channels, with driver introductions and the main broadcast slated to begin at approximately 7:30pm ET. The first green flag for the 138-lap super late model feature waves at 8pm ET with the late model stock event running immediately afterwards. To watch the events, fans can visit pitrow.tv/watch or carstour.tv/watch for various ways they can see the action including most popular platforms and apps like Roku and Amazon Fire TV.

For more information on Pit Row TV, follow them on major social media channels @pitrowtv. Additional information on the CARS Tour can be found at CARSRacingTour.com, or also on the tour's various social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
CARS Tour Throwback 276 Honorees Announced for 4th Annual Event at Hickory on July 31st

 

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Mooresville, NC 7/21/19 – The 4th Annual CARS Tour “Honeywell Home Throwback 276 presented by Baker Distributing” at Hickory Motor Speedway on July 31st will see six different “throwback” celebrities of the sport honored at the series’ biggest event of the season. This year’s group is an excellent mix of short track heritage, NASCAR Cup success, and local flare.

Fans will get the opportunity to meet with these six legendary figures as part of the on-track Fan Fest autograph session beginning at 6:00 pm Saturday night. In addition, both Super Late Models and Late Model Stock divisions, will be on hand to do the same. Once the autograph session is complete, fans will be treated to stories from the past with the “Lookback with the Legends” sessions as the group reflects on the sports history with announcer, Tony Stevens.

-Scott Riggs: 208 NASCAR Cup starts, 115 Busch Series starts with 4 series wins. 60 NASCAR Truck Series starts with 5 series wins. 2002 Busch Series Rookie of the Year. 2003 Busch Series Most Popular Driver of the Year. Multi time Late Model Stock Car winner at tracks throughout the Carolinas. Riggs’ son, Layne Riggs competes full-time on the CARS Late Model Stock Car Tour and is a multi-time series winner.

-David Reutimann: 235 NASCAR Cup starts with 2 series wins (Charlotte 2009, Chicago 2010), 127 Xfinity starts with 1 series win (Memphis 2007). Finished 2nd in 2007 Busch Series standings. 79 NASCAR Truck Series starts win 1 series in (Nashville 2005). 106 NASCAR All Pro series starts with 3 series wins (South Boston 2002, Greenville 2002, Southern National 2002). Finished second in All Pro Series points in 2002 as well. Drove for NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip in the NASCAR Truck Series before eventually moving to the Cup Series to driver for Darrell’s brother, Michael Waltrip. After retiring from NASCAR racing, Reutimann currently races dirt modified cars as well as builds chassis for his company Beak Built Chassis.

-Bosco Lowe: 7 NASCAR Cup starts. 133 Late Model Sportsman/Busch Series starts. One win in the ARCA Series (Cloverleaf Speedway 1984). Lowe from nearby Fairview, North Carolina made his racing debut at Hickory Motor Speedway in 1967. Lowe was most famous for his Late Model and Sportsman racing day at tracks throughout the Carolinas.   

-Larry Pollard: 4 NASCAR Cup starts, 98 Busch Series starts with 1 series win (Langley 1987). A Canadian native, his win at Langley in 1987 made him the first non-American driver at the time to win a Busch Grand National race. Prior to driving, Pollard was a pit crew member for Richard Petty in the early 1980’s.

-David Green: 78 NASCAR Cup Series starts. 404 Busch Series starts with 9 series wins. 11 NASCAR Truck Series starts. Green won the 1994 Busch Series championship title driving for Bob Labonte, the father of former NASCAR star, Bobby Labonte. Green also made his Busch Series debut at Hickory Motor Speedway, the site of the Throwback 276, and has one series win at the facility in 1996. After his championship season, Green would go on to finish second in the Busch Series championship points twice (1996, 2003).

-Joe Nemechek: 674 NASCAR Cup starts with 4 series wins. 453 Busch/Xfinity Series starts with 16 series wins. 70 NASCAR Truck Series starts. Nemechek is the all-time leader in combined NASCAR series starts with 1,195. 1988 USAR Pro Cup Rookie of the Year. 1989 All Pro Series champion. 1990 Busch Series Rookie of the Year. 1992 Busch Series champion. 1992, 1993 Busch Series Most Popular driver. Joe Nemechek’s son, John Hunter Nemecheck, currently races for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NASCAR Truck Series, and is a former CARS Super Late Model Tour competitor.  

Tickets for the Throwback 276 presented by Baker Distributing are now on sale at www.carsracingtour.com. Tickets for the biggest event of the year are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event. The Throwback 276 Mega Pack which includes: FREE weekend pit pass, general admission ticket, Throwback 276 hat, Throwback 276 shirt, and Throwback 276 spotters guide paint scheme poster is just $76 in advance only and limited to just the first 76 fans who purchase the package. 

For additional information on the CARS Late Model Stock Tour and the CARS Super Late Model Tour visit www.carsracingtour.com. Be sure to stay active and social with the tour by liking “CARS Tour” on Facebook, following @CARSTour on Twitter, and scrolling through photos on Instagram cars_tour. Additional series information can be obtained by calling the CARS Tour series office, located in Mooresville, NC, at 704.662.9212. 

 

 


 


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William Byron Latest to File Entry for Gandrud Auto Group 250 Tues at WIR

Kaukauna, WI- The latest driver to file their entry for Tuesday Night’s (August 3, 2021) Gandrud Auto Group 250 is William Byron. Bryon is the driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet Camaro for Hendrick Motorsports in the NASCAR Cup Series and will look to make his first career ARCA Midwest Tour start at Wisconsin International Raceway.

Byron was born and raised in Charlotte, NC and after success on iRacing he moved into Legends cars where he scored 33 feature wins and was the Legend Car Young Lions Division Champion at 15 years of age. Now 23 year old, Byron has accomplished a lot in little time. A four-win season in K&N East competition lead him to the 2015 Season Championship. The following year he set a rookie win record in the NASCAR Trucks with five in route to claiming Rookie of the Year honors.

William Byron again found himself as a rookie in another series, this time the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Four wins later and not only was he named Rookie of the Year but he was crowned 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion. A strong rookie showing the following year propelled Byron to the 2018 NASCAR Cup Rookie of the Year, making him the second driver to win Rookie of the Year honors in consecutive seasons in all three NASCAR National Series.

He won the Pole for the Daytona 500 in 2019 and has since won the 400 at the World Center of Speed as well as clinching a 2021 playoff birth for the #24 team by winning this Spring at Homestead. Byron will join the ‘Stars and Cars’ of the ARCA Midwest Tour for a 250 lap feature event under the lights on Tuesday night in the 28 car field that pays $10,000 to the winner and $1,200 to start. The Midwest Truck Series will also be in action during the Gandrud Auto Group 250 event.

Schedule of Events for Tuesday:
10am Pit Gate Opens
2:15pm Practice Begins
4pm Front Gates Open
5pm Qualifying Begins
6:30pm Racing Begins

General Admission Pricing:
Adults $25, children ages 12 and under admitted free.
Tickets available in advance (through Monday night) at www.midwesttour.racing/tickets/ OR go on sale at the ticket gates Tuesday at 4pm.

Location: Wisconsin International Raceway is located at W1460 County Rd KK in Kaukauna, WI. For additional information visit www.wirmotorsports.com or call 920-766-5577.

Complete List of Past Gandrud Auto Group 250 Winners
1981 Mark Martin
1982 Jim Sauter
1983 Dick Trickle
1984 Mark Martin
1985 Butch Miller
1986 Butch Miller
1987 Dick Trickle
1988 Butch Miller
1989 Rich Bickle Jr.
1990 Dick Trickle
1991 Dick Trickle
1992 Steve Holzhausen
1993 Scott Hansen
1994 Joe Shear
1995 Bryan Reffner
1996 Joe Shear
1997 Steve Carlson
1998 Steve Carlson
1999 Scott Hansen
2000 Brian Hoppe
2001 Steve Carlson
2002 Brian Hoppe
2003 Steve Carlson
2004 Steve Carlson
2005 Stephen Leicht
2007 Kyle Busch
2008 Steve Carlson
2009 Steve Carlson
2010 Johnny Sauter
2014 Johnny Sauter
2015 Nick Murgic
2016 Dennis Prunty
2017 Casey Johnson
2018 Chase Purdy
2019 Ty Majeski
2020 Ty Majeski

Expected Entries
Gandrud Auto Group 250
ARCA Midwest Tour
Tuesday Night August 3, 2021
Wisconsin International Raceway

40 as of 7/29/21

Car #

Name Hometown State

1

Jesse Oudenhoven Kaukauna WI

2

Sawyer Effertz Appleton WI

3

Brandon Reichenberger Seymour WI

4

Luke Fenhaus Wausau WI

5

Aric Almirola Ft. Walton Beach FL

5

Casey Johnson Edgerton WI

5

Johnny Sauter Necedah WI

5

Travis Sauter Prairie Du Sac WI

6

William Byron Charlotte NC

7

John DeAngelis, Jr Hubertus WI

7

Paul Shafer, Jr Portage IN

9

Braison Bennett Neenah WI

10

Andy Monday Appleton WI

11

Bobby Kendall Montello WI

13

Andrew Brocker Jefferson WI

14

Austin Nason Roscoe IL

15

Gabe Sommers Plover WI

18

Cameron Clifford Charlotte NC

19

Andrew Morrissey DeForest WI

21

Derek Kraus Stratford WI

21

Jesse Love Redwood City CA

22

Sammy Smith Johnston IA

23

Levon VanDerGeest Merrill WI

25

Casey Roderick Lawrenceville GA

25

Jeff Storm East Troy WI

28

Corey Manders Hilbert WI

30

Pete Vandermolen Oshkosh WI

33

Trevor Vandermolen Oshkosh WI

34

Maxwell Schultz Reedsville WI

35

Carson Kvapil Mooresville NC

42

Dennis Prunty Knowles WI

44

Justin Mondeik Gleason WI

45

Jeff VanOudenhoven Appleton WI

45

Rich Bickle, Jr Edgerton WI

52

Brock Heinrich Wausau WI

75

Dillon Hammond Grand Marsh WI

77

Jonathan Eilen Hampton MN

91

Ty Majeski Seymour WI

98

RJ Braun Wales WI

119

Dalton Zehr Daytona Beach FL

Winning Drivers from Near and Far Look to Win Tuesday’s Gandrud Auto Group 250 at WIR

Kaukauna, WI- The next stop for the ‘Stars and Cars’ of the ARCA Midwest Tour is the Gandrud Auto Group 250 this Tuesday night August 3, 2021 at Wisconsin International Raceway. Here is a breakdown of those drivers entered for Tuesday night’s 250 lap feature event:

1 Jesse Oudenhoven Kaukauna WI R+J Transport/Kurz Industrial/Performance Machine/JLM/Corp Racing Ford -After moving up from Weekly Late Models into the Super Late Models, Jesse Oudenhoven has proven a quick study. With multiple Super Late Model wins over the past three years on Thursday Nights at WIR, Oudenhoven won the 2020 Red, White and Blue State Championships at his hometrack.

2 Sawyer Effertz Appleton WI Dental Associates/Balfab/Hipke Electric/4M Machine/Ggerard Machine Ford -The former Fox River Racing Club Late Model Champion had the best season of his Super Late Model career in 2020, finishing runner-up in the final point standings at WIR. Sawyer is a former Bandolero competitor, having won the Orlando Speed World Nationals during his youth.

3 Brandon Reichenberger Seymour WI Camping World Chevrolet -This third generation racer is looking to make his third ARCA Midwest Tour start on Tuesday night. Brandon is the 2019 quarter-mile Late Model Champion at WIR and has won three Rookie of the Year awards, in a Super Late Model at Norway and in a Late Model and Super Late Model at WIR. Reichenberger is the Girls Basketball Coach at Appleton North High School where he is also a Tech Ed Teacher.

4 Luke Fenhaus Wausau WI Dun Rite Exteriors/Kulwicki Driver Devel/PGA/Central WI Vending Chevrolet -The 2018 State Park Speedway Champion looks for his second marquee win of the summer after winning the Slinger Nationals earlier this month and finishing second to Marco Andretti in SRX action. He started the season with a win at Dells Raceway Park in the Icebreaker and followed that up with a pair of runner-up efforts and fast times at Madison and Jefferson in Midwest Tour action. The Kulwicki Development Driver is currently second in ARCA Midwest Tour points.

5 Aric Almirola Ft. Walton Beach FL Wauters Motorsports Ford -Aric Almirola is likely known best by Wisconsin Race Fans for his first NASCAR Busch Series win which came at Milwaukee in a co-driving role with Denny Hamlin. Now driving the #10 on Sundays in NASCAR Cup for Stewart Haas racing, Aric will make just his second career ARCA Midwest Tour appearance. He is again teamed with Wauters Motorsports whom he placed eighth with nine years ago at The Milwaukee Mile in his lone Tour start. After having made the playoffs for three straight years, Aric again punched his playoff ticket by scoring his third career win just two weeks ago at New Hampshire.

5 Casey Johnson Edgerton WI Montgomery Ward/Hougan Farms/UAW Region 4 Chevrolet -Johnson is the two-time and defending Midwest Tour Champion and won the Gandrud Auto Group 250 in 2017 and placed fifth in the 2020 edition. He won the White race earlier this month at WIR. Johnson has amassed two championships at Wisconsin International, three at Jefferson, two in Big 8, two Tundra titles, six Wisconsin State Championships, one Red White and Blue Championship and two National Short Track Championships at Rockford Speedway. Casey currently sits third in Midwest Tour points.

5 Johnny Sauter Necedah WI Deppe Enterprises/Sal’s Towing/Pathfinder Chassis Chevrolet -Love him or not, Johnny Sauter is tough to beat, and even tougher to beat on the short tracks of Wisconsin. The 2016 NASCAR Truck Champion is a two-time Gandrud Auto Group 250 winner. Who can forget last year’s rally through the field after being nearly half a lap down late in the race, turning the fastest laps on the night? Sauter sits sixth on the all-time Tour wins list with seven. His most recent win came last Labor Day Weekend at the Dells following a thrilling battle with Casey Johnson and Gabe Sommers. Sauter’s father Jim won this event at WIR in 1982.

5 Travis Sauter Prairie Du Sac WI NAPA of Cheyenne/Tim O’Brien Homes/DeAngelis Const/Don’s Auto Chevrolet -Travis Sauter’s two ventures back into Midwest Tour racing this season have seen him finish eight in both contests. Those finishes don’t tell the whole story as Sauter had a car to beat in May at Madison before damage during a restart slowed his pace and a rain shortened Milwaukee finish hampered his efforts. Travis once clicked off ten straight feature wins at Madison and he won in Tour action at Milwaukee in 2012. He is a three-time Oktoberfest winner and tied for fourth on the all-time tour wins list with nine victories.

6 TBA Hamke Race Cars/Hamner Racing Engines Chevrolet -Driver details being finalized.

7 John DeAngelis, Jr Hubertus WI DeAngelis Construction/JD7 Trucking Ford -2019 was a banner year for John DeAngelis, Jr, the former Slinger Super Speedway and Big 8 Late Model Series competitor finished second in the Gandrud Auto Group 250 and was third in the fial Midwest Tour point tally. Fresh off a pair of races last weekend in Pensacola, FL at Five Flags Speedway, DeAngelis returns to race in his home state Tuesday night.

7 Paul Shafer, Jr Portage IN Paul’s Auto Yards Chevrolet -Paul Shafer started his season by winning three in a row at Illinois’ Grundy County Speedway. The 2020 Grundy track champion and two-time Bettenhausen Classic winner has been a contender during the last two Gandrud 250 events. 2019 saw him fade to seventh in the final results after contact with the wall coming to green but Shafer rebounded last season with a podium finish of third, giving eventual winner Ty Majeski a run for his money on the high side. Quickly becoming one of the fan favorites on the Tour, the 2013 Illiana Motor Speedway Champ has finished no worse than sixth in the last six years in Midwest Tour points.

9 Braison Bennett Neenah WI PMF Landscape Supply/John J Mayer Ins/Fox Cities Towing Ford -Another third generation driver, Braison Bennett’s father and grandfather are both inductees into the WIR Circle of Fame. The youngest Bennett is a three-time Late Model Champion on Thursday nights during Fox River Racing Club action and has found success on the first Tuesday of August as well, winning the 2019 Big 8 Series Dixieland Delight at WIR.

10 Andy Monday Appleton WI Monday & Assoc/B&B Engines/Darboy Corner Store Toyota -Andy Monday is amongst the tough veteran drivers that compete at WIR on Thursday nights. Having won the 2017 Fox River Racing Club Championship, Monday has been venturing to more ARCA Midwest Tour events with help from former ASA Late Model Champion Travis Dassow. Monday has four top ten finishes in ARCA Midwest Tour racing and is primed for his first top five this Tuesday.

11 Bobby Kendall Montello WI Lecker Septic Systems/Hinz Farms/Eagle Homes II/Am Family Insurance Chevrolet -He won last Thursday night at WIR and it should be no surprise that the 2020 Fox River Racing Club Champion is hitting his stride heading into the Gandrud Auto Group 250. A 15th place showing last year was not indicative of Kendall’s performance in the Tuesday Night Special, having placed within the top ten the previous four years including a third place finish in 2016. Kendall has been tough to beat at WIR, collecting both the 2017 and 2018 Red, White and Blue State Championships.

13 Andrew Brocker Jefferson WI American State Equipment Chevrolet -This father son duo is unlike most in the pit area these days as it is Andrew, the dad racing the car while his son wrenches in the pits. The family owned team has been a loyal supporter of the Midwest Tour and finished 12th in the 2019 Point Standings.

14 Austin Nason Roscoe IL Montgomery Ward/Haase Builders/JRS Shocks/Kar Korner Ford -Nason is a two-time Tour runner-up and has big wins including the Joe Shear Classic at Madison, the 2019 Father’s Day 100 at The Milwaukee Mile and Rockford’s All-Star 100 to go along with a 2018 Madison Triple Crown Championship and 2015 Tour Rookie of the Year title. Nason was third at Milwaukee, he nearly nabbed the win earlier this month at Anderson Speedway’s (IN) Redbud 400 and finished fifth at the Slinger Nationals. He has had a strong car at the end of these Gandrud Auto Group 250’s, placing fourth each of the last two years.

15 Gabe Sommers Plover WI Rowdy Energy/Kwik Trip/Tasteful Selection Potatoes/DeKalb Toyota -Just two years ago, Gabe Sommers recorded his breakthrough win at the Larry Detjens Memorial at State Park Speedway. He went on to become the 2019 Midwest Tour Rookie of the Year and backed up that effort with a runner-up points finish a season ago. A winner last month at California’s Irwindale Speedway, Gabe Sommers nearly doubled his win column, finishing second at Milwaukee on Father’s Day.

18 Cameron Clifford Charlotte NC J+J Insulation/Burcar Trucking/Port City Racecars Chevrolet -Born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Cameron now calls North Carolina home while working for Port City Racecars. He was the Rookie of the Year in 2016 at his hometrack, Norway Speedway and will seek his first ARCA Midwest Tour feature appearance.

19 Andrew Morrissey DeForest WI Lefthander/Performance Parts Supply/Lensing Storage Chevrolet -Andrew Morrissey the 2011 ARCA Midwest Tour Champion is set to make his first Tour start of the season and it comes in a new effort. Morrissey will pilot the Lefthander Chassis House Car in the 250-lap contest. The 2018 Oktoberfest winner has five Tour wins including two Joe Shear Classic victories. Morrissey was a rocket in the middle stages of last year’s Gandrud Auto Group 250 before mechanical issues sidelined him and he came back to finish third at Fest after contact while battling for the lead send he and Johnny Sauter to the tail of the field in the late stages.

21 Derek Kraus Stratford WI Incredible Bank/IB Insurance/R & J- 23hr Towing Toyota -Kraus became the youngest winner in ARCA Midwest Tour history when he won at Dells Raceway Park on Labor Day Weekend of 2016. Derek went on to become the NASCAR K&N West Series Champion and is now a regular in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The young driver is looking to turn his Midwest Tour luck around after a flat tire at Milwaukee and mechanical issues at State Park kept him from finishing up front. His best Gandrud Auto Group 250 finish is sixth in 2019.

21 Jesse Love Redwood City CA Mobil 1/Earnest Performance/PME Toyota -Jesse Love’s lone ARCA Midwest Tour start netted him a sixth place finish at Milwaukee in June. Now Jesse, the 2020 ARCA West Champion is teamed with Chris Wimmer’s Wimmer Motorsports at the tricky D-shaped oval. While many drivers take a while to adapt to WIR, Wimmer was able to help coach Chase Purdy to victory lane at this event in 2018. Love is a two time Junior Late Model Champion in his home state where he was also crowned the 2018 BCRA Midget Series Champon at the age of 13.

22 Sammy Smith Johnston IA TMC Transportation Toyota – Sammy Smith’s first visit to WIR last year resulted in an eleventh place effort for the young driver who was getting acclimated to Super Late Model racing after a strong Pro Late Model showing including winning the 2019 World Series of Asphalt at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida. Fast forward a year and Smith now finds himself atop the ARCA East point standings on the strength of three wins. He and his Wilson Motorsports team won the CARS Tour event at Jennerstown and were fourth at Milwaukee in Midwest Tour action.

23 Levon VanDerGeest Merrill WI Central Sawdust of WI/Breber Music/Culver’s Chevrolet -Levon VanDerGeest became the youngest winner in Milwaukee Mile history when he rolled to the Midwest Truck Series victory on Father’s Day 2019. Levon went on to become the 2019 Truck Champion and is now running for the 2021 ARCA Midwest Tour Rookie of the Year. Levon had a strong showing on Father’s Day at The Milwaukee Mile, posting a seventh place finish.

25 Casey Roderick Lawrenceville GA Hodge Sawdust Shavings/RPM Trailers/US Tank/Earnest Perf/PFC Brakes/Tilton Toyota -His only Midwest Tour start resulted in a fifth place effort, that coming in 2019 at Milwaukee. Now the two-time Southern Super Series Champion is bringing his own equipment and team to Kaukauna to chase the $10,000 to prize. Last October, racing this same car Roderick bested the All-American 400 Super Late Model field to win at the historic Nashville Fairgrounds. Roderick is a three-time Blizzard Series Champion as well and will be one to watch Tuesday night.

25 Jeff Storm East Troy WI 3-D Ranch/Duramax Trucking/Breber Music/River City Lanes Toyota -Anyone that was at Madison for the Joe Shear Classic last month now knows that Jeff Storm once again has a fast race car. The two-time Mid-American Stock Car Series Champion will now bring that fast race car to Wisconsin International where he won in Mid-Am competition in 1998.

28 Corey Manders Hilbert WI Northern Chill America’s Water/Bang Energy Drink Chevrolet -This up and coming weekly racer on Thursday nights will join the Midwest Tour at WIR for the second year in a row. He is a former weekly Late Model feature winner with the Fox River Racing Club that has made the jump to Super Late Models.

30 Pete Vandermolen Oshkosh WI Stockbridge Engineering/The Dude Design/Don’s Autobody Chevrolet -His first attempt to make what was known as the Dixieland Challenge came in 1983 when the ARTGO Challenge Series visited WIR and Dick Trickle was victorious. Now in his 41st year of racing, Vandermolen will again aim to put his family owned car in the starting field on the first Tuesday in August.

33 Trevor Vandermolen Oshkosh WI Kirkpatrick Law/Stockbridge Engineering/The Dude Design Chevrolet -The second generation driver has been a mainstay at WIR during Fox River Racing Club action attempted to make his first Gandrud Auto Group 250 last year and will make his third ever Midwest Tour appearance Tuesday night.

34 Maxwell Schultz Reedsville WI Bob’s Classic Restoration & Auto Body/SSS Mini Warehouses Chevrolet -He charged to a tenth-place finish in last year’s Gandrud Auto Group 250 and looks to improve upon that. Currently just seven points out of the Fox River Racing Club point lead at WIR where his is a two-time Red, White and Blue State Championship.

35 Carson Kvapil Mooresville NC LKN Mechanical/Corvetteparts.net/Wehrs Machine Chevrolet -So far this season Carson Kvapil has won features at Hickory, Nashville Fairgrounds, Caraway and made the most out of his trip to WIR in June, capturing the Red race. After running a full season in the Midwest in 2019, Carson has returned to racing out east and is winning, a lot. With one Midwest Tour win, coming at Golden Sands Speedway in his first ever Tour start the son of Travis Kvapil is making a name for himself in two regions.

42 Dennis Prunty Knowles WI Anderson’s Pure Fuel/Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup/Stone Mtn Access Chevrolet -An upper ball joint spoiled what was a great run during May’s Joe Shear Classic at Madison for Dennis Prunty. Prunty is one of five former Gandrud 250 winners entered for Tuesday night’s event. Having claimed Dixieland honors in 2016, the former Slinger Super Speedway Champion won the Slinger Nationals a year earlier, in 2015. Prunty finished ninth in the 2020 WIR Special.

44 Justin Mondeik Gleason WI AGRA Industries/Aqua Finance/Industrial Accessories Company Chevrolet -Justin Mondeik crossed the finishline first more than any other driver in the Midwest last season, 14 wins in all. One of those wins was the Larry Detjens Memorial at State Park Speedway, his first Midwest Tour triumph. Now he looks to improve upon his seventh place finish in this event last year. Mondeik was victorious at Norway Speedway for the second time in 2021 earlier in July, winning the Stateline Challenge and has four wins at State Park. The 2020 State Park and Golden Sands Champion finished third in the 2020 Midwest Tour points.

45 Jeff VanOudenhoven Appleton WI VanDenHeuvel Electric/Badgerland Demo/Appleton Sign/Bay Area Granite Ford -The five-time Fox River Racing Club Champion still has it, he won during the second night of competition this year and set fast time last week. With three Red, White and Blue State Championships and three MARS Super Late Model titles which saw him win on the famed high banks of Missouri’s I-70 Speedway, JVO is a proven winner not only at WIR but on the bigger stage as well.

45 Rich Bickle, Jr Edgerton WI T1 Racing/Wegner Automotive/Barnyard to Brickyard Chevrolet – Bickle started the Tour season by winning May’s Joe Shear Classic at Madison where he is a two-time track Champion and has won twice this season at Slinger. The five-time Snowball Derby Champion, four-time Slinger Nationals winner and two-time National Short Track Champion is set to retire at year’s end. His first ever ARTGO feature win came during the 1989 Dixieland Challenge. He has been close to winning this event again only to have an engine let go in the closing laps. Strategy always comes into play on Tuesday night, and Bickle prides himself on playing the strategy to his advantage.

52 Brock Heinrich Wausau WI Incredible Bank/Compass Insurance/PGA Plumbing/United Structures Chevrolet -The progression continues for the back-to-back Late Model Champion at State Park Speedway (2017-18). After making the move to Super Late Models in 2019, Heinrich had a great 2020 campaign, winning Rookie of the Year honors in the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series, finished third in his first Tour start and finishing runner-up in the points at State Park. He started the 2021 season with a win at Wausau and now brings his talents to WIR.

75 Dillon Hammond Grand Marsh WI Hammond Auto Mauston, WI Chevrolet -The family effort has qualified seventh, fifth, fourth and third in the four Tour events thus far. Finally, last week at State Park Speedway Dillon was able to post a solid finish, placing 8th. Back on the Midwest Tour in 2021 as a Touring Star, Hammond has two career top five efforts on the Tour including a fourth-place finish in the 2019 Detjens Memorial at State Park.

77 Jonathan Eilen Hampton MN Eilen & Sons Trucking & Landscape/Graber Auto Body Ford -After running an abbreviated schedule the past couple of seasons, Jonathan Eilen the 2012 Midwest Tour Champ is back on the Tour and contending for wins again. The #77 sits seventh all-time in tour wins with five, including the first ever Tour event in 2007 which was held at Elko Speedway.

91 Ty Majeski Seymour WI iRacing.com/Ken’s Sports/Lucas Oil/CRC Industries/PFC Brakes Ford -Hot off his Tour wins at Jefferson Speedway on Memorial Day Weekend, The Milwaukee Mile on Father’s Day and most recently at State Park Speedway’s Detjens Memorial last weekend, the 2020 Snowball Derby Champion now has 28 Midwest Tour wins on his resume to go along with his four Championships. He enters Tuesday night seeking his third consecutive Gandrud Auto Group 250 victory and fourth consecutive Midwest Tour win.

98 RJ Braun Wales WI PD Peterka/Wisconsin Automation Ford -RJ Braun was the last driver to file his entry for last year’s Gandrud Auto Group 250. Not many knew what to expect out of the young driver that was making his way into Super Late Models after garnering Rookie of the Year honors in the Big 8 Late Model Series at year before. People quickly found out as Braun qualified tenth placing himself into the star-studded field while other ‘bigger’ names were relegated to the Last Chance race. Braun returned a week later and won in FRRC competition. He spent February at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida and contested for the win in the late stages of this year’s Slinger Nationals.

119 Dalton Zehr Daytona Beach FL Gildan/American Apparel/Comfort Colors/Prim + Preux/AMS Chevrolet -The 2018 ARCA Midwest Tour Champion has had a mixed bag of successes in the Gandrud Auto Group 250. Finishing twice inside the top ten in 2016 and 2017, Dalton has had bad luck end his winning bids in the Tuesday night special. Dalton Zehr would like to add to his three Tour wins by finishing first at WIR.

***Previously Advertised Drivers Stephen Nasse and Carson Hocevar have withdrawn their entries for Tuesday. Nasse due to issues from last weekend and Hocevar due to NASCAR Truck Commitments.***

Tuesday Racing Divisions: The ARCA Midwest Tour Super Late Models will be joined by the Midwest Truck Series.

Schedule of Events for Tuesday:
10am Pit Gate Opens
2:15pm Practice Begins
4pm Front Gates Open
5pm Qualifying Begins
6:30pm Racing Begins

General Admission Pricing:
Adults $25, children ages 12 and under admitted free.
Tickets available in advance (through Monday night) at www.midwesttour.racing/tickets/ OR go on sale at the ticket gates Tuesday at 4pm.

Location: Wisconsin International Raceway is located at W1460 County Rd KK in Kaukauna, WI. For additional information visit www.wirmotorsports.com or call 920-766-5577.

Complete List of Past Gandrud Auto Group 250 Winners
1981 Mark Martin
1982 Jim Sauter
1983 Dick Trickle
1984 Mark Martin
1985 Butch Miller
1986 Butch Miller
1987 Dick Trickle
1988 Butch Miller
1989 Rich Bickle Jr.
1990 Dick Trickle
1991 Dick Trickle
1992 Steve Holzhausen
1993 Scott Hansen
1994 Joe Shear
1995 Bryan Reffner
1996 Joe Shear
1997 Steve Carlson
1998 Steve Carlson
1999 Scott Hansen
2000 Brian Hoppe
2001 Steve Carlson
2002 Brian Hoppe
2003 Steve Carlson
2004 Steve Carlson
2005 Stephen Leicht
2007 Kyle Busch
2008 Steve Carlson
2009 Steve Carlson
2010 Johnny Sauter
2014 Johnny Sauter
2015 Nick Murgic
2016 Dennis Prunty
2017 Casey Johnson
2018 Chase Purdy
2019 Ty Majeski
2020 Ty Majeski

Expected Entries
Gandrud Auto Group 250
ARCA Midwest Tour
Tuesday Night August 3, 2021
Wisconsin International Raceway

40 as of 7/28/21

Car #

Name Hometown State

1

Jesse Oudenhoven Kaukauna WI

2

Sawyer Effertz Appleton WI

3

Brandon Reichenberger Seymour WI

4

Luke Fenhaus Wausau WI

5

Aric Almirola Ft. Walton Beach FL

5

Casey Johnson Edgerton WI

5

Johnny Sauter Necedah WI

5

Travis Sauter Prairie Du Sac WI

6

To Be Announced    

7

John DeAngelis, Jr Hubertus WI

7

Paul Shafer, Jr Portage IN

9

Braison Bennett Neenah WI

10

Andy Monday Appleton WI

11

Bobby Kendall Montello WI

13

Andrew Brocker Jefferson WI

14

Austin Nason Roscoe IL

15

Gabe Sommers Plover WI

18

Cameron Clifford Charlotte NC

19

Andrew Morrissey DeForest WI

21

Derek Kraus Stratford WI

21

Jesse Love Redwood City CA

22

Sammy Smith Johnston IA

23

Levon VanDerGeest Merrill WI

25

Casey Roderick Lawrenceville GA

25

Jeff Storm East Troy WI

28

Corey Manders Hilbert WI

30

Pete Vandermolen Oshkosh WI

33

Trevor Vandermolen Oshkosh WI

34

Maxwell Schultz Reedsville WI

35

Carson Kvapil Mooresville NC

42

Dennis Prunty Knowles WI

44

Justin Mondeik Gleason WI

45

Jeff VanOudenhoven Appleton WI

45

Rich Bickle, Jr Edgerton WI

52

Brock Heinrich Wausau WI

75

Dillon Hammond Grand Marsh WI

77

Jonathan Eilen Hampton MN

91

Ty Majeski Seymour WI

98

RJ Braun Wales WI

119

Dalton Zehr Daytona Beach F

 

 

State Park’s Best Square Up with Midwest’s Best for Detjens Memorial Trophy

Wausau, WI- The next stop for the ‘Stars and Cars’ of the ARCA Midwest Tour is the Auto Select Larry Detjens Memorial this Saturday night July 24, 2021 at Wausau’s State Park Speedway. Here is a breakdown of those drivers entered for Saturday night’s 125 lap feature event:

4 Luke Fenhaus Wausau WI Dun Rite Exteriors/Kulwicki Driver Devel/PGA/Central WI Vending Chevrolet -The 2018 State Park Speedway Champion returns home after winning the Slinger Nationals earlier this month and finishing second to Marco Andretti in SRX action. He started the season with a win at Dells Raceway Park in the Icebreaker and followed that up with a pair of runner-up efforts and fast times at Madison and Jefferson in Midwest Tour action. The Kulwicki Development Driver and former State Park Speedway Champion finds himself second the ARCA Midwest Tour Point Standings heading into Wausau.

5 John Beale Verona WI Gildan/American Apparel/Comfort Colors/Prim + Preux/AMS Chevrolet -John Beale has had his share of success in Central Wisconsin over the past three seasons. The 2019 Wisconsin Challenge Series Champion followed that title up with the 2020 Central Wisconsin Racing Association Crown. The 5b has feature wins at State Park Speedway in each of the last two seasons and was victorious last month at Golden Sands Speedway.

5 Casey Johnson Edgerton WI Montgomery Ward/Hougan Farms/UAW Region 4 Chevrolet -Johnson is the two-time and defending Midwest Tour Champion and won the Detjens Memorial in 2018 and placed second to Gabe Sommers in the 2019 edition. Johnson has amassed two championships at Wisconsin International, three at Jefferson, two in Big 8, two Tundra titles, six Wisconsin State Championships, one Red White and Blue Championship and two National Short Track Championships at Rockford Speedway.

7 Paul Shafer, Jr Portage IN Paul’s Auto Yards Chevrolet -Paul Shafer started his season by winning three in a row at Illinois’ Grundy County Speedway. The 2020 Grundy track champion and two-time Bettenhausen Classic winner rallied to a seventh place finish during the 2019 Detjens Memorial. Quickly becoming one of the fan favorites on the Tour, the 2013 Illiana Motor Speedway Champ has finished no worse than sixth in the last six years in Midwest Tour points.

9 Derek Kraus Stratford WI Shockwave Marine Seating Toyota – Derek Kraus returns to State Park Speedway where he claimed the checkered flag at the 2016 Detjens Memorial. Kraus became the youngest winner in ARCA Midwest Tour history when he won at Dells Raceway Park on Labor Day Weekend of 2016. Derek went on to become the NASCAR K&N West Series Champion and is now a regular in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He will pilot his family’s #9 Saturday night.

12 Mark Mackesy Wausau WI Bull Falls Brewery/Northwest Tool & Mfg/Joe Rader Towing Ford -In search of a fourth Detjens Memorial victory, local favorite Mark Mackesy will take on the Touring Stars at his home track. The four-time State Park Speedway Champion bested the Touring Stars at SPS in 2011. He was victorious back in May at SPS in weekly Super Late Model competition.

13 Andrew Brocker Jefferson WI American State Equipment Chevrolet -This father son duo is unlike most in the pit area these days as it is Andrew, the dad racing the car while his son wrenches in the pits. The family owned team has been a loyal supporter of the Midwest Tour and finished 12th in the 2019 Point Standings.

14 Austin Nason Roscoe IL Montgomery Ward/Haase Builders/JRS Shocks/Kar Korner Ford -A former winner at New Smyrna Speedway’s (FL) World Series of Asphalt, Austin Nason is fresh off a third place showing at The Milwaukee Mile, the Tour’s last event. Nason is a two-time Tour runner-up and has big wins including the Joe Shear Classic at Madison, the 2019 Father’s Day 100 at The Milwaukee Mile and Rockford’s All-Star 100 to go along with a 2018 Madison Triple Crown Championship and 2015 Tour Rookie of the Year title. Nason nearly nabbed the win early this month at Anderson Speedway’s (IN) Redbud 400 and finished fifth at the Slinger Nationals.

15 Gabe Sommers Plover WI Rowdy Energy/Kwik Trip/Tasteful Selection Potatoes/DeKalb Toyota -Just two years ago, Gabe Sommers recorded his breakthrough win at the Larry Detjens Memorial. He went on to become the 2019 Midwest Tour Rookie of the Year and backed up that effort with a runner-up points finish a season ago. A winner last month at California’s Irwindale Speedway, Gabe Sommers nearly doubled his win column, finishing second at Milwaukee on Father’s Day.

17 Max Kahler Caledonia IL Windsor Auto Sales/Retool/B&K Concrete Ford -The 2020 Big 8 Series Champion has made the jump into the Super Late Model ranks this season full time. Max has shown enough speed, qualifying into the Tour event at Jefferson after racing his way in through the last chance race at Madison. The Kulwicki Development Driver won the 2020 National Short Track Championships at Rockford and was sixth during the Big 8 Detjens event last year.

23 Levon VanDerGeest Merrill WI Central Sawdust of WI/Breber Music/Culver’s Chevrolet -Levon VanDerGeest became the youngest winner in Milwaukee Mile history when he rolled to the Midwest Truck Series victory on Father’s Day 2019. Levon went on to become the 2019 Truck Champion and is now running for the 2021 ARCA Midwest Tour Rookie of the Year. Saturday night he will return to the friendly confines of SPS where he started his Super Late Model.

36 Louis Goss Green Bay WI Mikel Bushmaker @ People’s Home Equity Mortgage Chevrolet -A former NASCAR Truck Series driver and owner, Louis Goss is back at the short tracks on his home state and looks to make his first ARCA Midwest Tour feature event in the Tom Gee prepared Chevrolet after just missing the starting field in last year’s Gandrud Auto Group 250 at Wisconsin International Raceway

40 Jeremy Lepak Plover WI R&J Auto/Mike Winter Construction Dodge – A former Slinger (WI) Super Speedway Champion (2011) and two-time Rockford (IL) Speedway National Short Track Championship winner (2006, 2007); Jeremy Lepak will be making a rare ARCA Midwest Tour start during Saturday’s Detjens Memorial 125, a race in which he finished sixth in 2019. Lepak is the 2015 SPS Track Champion.

44 Justin Mondeik Gleason WI AGRA Industries/Aqua Finance/Industrial Accessories Company Chevrolet -Justin Mondeik crossed the finishline first more than any other driver in the Midwest last season, 14 wins in all. One of those wins was the Larry Detjens Memorial at State Park Speedway, his first Midwest Tour triumph. Now he looks to defend that win and does so on the strength of four weekly wins at SPS in 2021 where he is the point leader. Mondeik was victorious at Norway Speedway for the second time in 2021 earlier in July, winning the Stateline Challenge. The 2020 State Park and Golden Sands Champion finished third in the 2020 Midwest Tour points.

45 Rich Bickle, Jr Edgerton WI T1 Racing/Wegner Automotive/Barnyard to Brickyard Chevrolet – Few drivers remain behind the wheel today that competed during the time that Larry Detjens was winning Super Late Model races across the nation and throughout the Midwest. One driver that has a special connection to Detjens, the 1977 SPS Track Champion, is Rich Bickle, Jr. As outlined in his biography “Barnyard to Brickyard”, Bickle won at Lake Geneva (WI) Raceway in 1981, his first ever Super Late Model feature win, using an engine which just two weeks earlier Detjens had sold to the young second generation driver. Bickle started the Tour season by winning May’s Joe Shear Classic at Madison where he is a two time track Champion and just won Sunday at Slinger. The five-time Snowball Derby Champion, four time Slinger Nationals winner and two time National Short Track Champion is set to retire at year’s end.

52 Brock Heinrich Wausau WI Incredible Bank/Compass Insurance/PGA Plumbing/United Structures Chevrolet -The progression continues for the back to back Late Model Champion at State Park Speedway (2017-18). After making the move to Super Late Models in 2019, Heinrich had a great 2020 campaign, winning Rookie of the Year honors in the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series and finishing runner-up in the points at State Park. He started the 2021 season with a win at Wausau and now looks to improve upon his third place showing in last year’s Detjens Memorial.

75 Dillon Hammond Grand Marsh WI Hammond Auto Mauston, WI Chevrolet -Dillon has been ultra-fast this season but has yet to have a finish to show it. The family effort has qualified seventh, fifth and fourth in the three Tour events thus far. Back on the Midwest Tour in 2021 as a Touring Star, Hammond has two career top five efforts on the Tour including a fourth place finish in the 2019 Detjens Memorial.

76 Travis Volm Kronenwetter WI New Life Ink/Bob’s Electric Chevrolet -Travis Volm looks to make his third career Midwest Tour start in Saturday’s Detjens Memorial. Volm recorded a pair of victories at State Park Speedway in 2019 and again placed his #76 in Victory Lane during the 2020 race season.

77 Jonathan Eilen Hampton MN Eilen & Sons Trucking & Landscape/Graber Auto Body Ford -After running an abbreviated schedule the past couple of seasons, Jonathan Eilen the 2012 Midwest Tour Champ is back on the Tour and contending for wins again. The #77 sits seventh all-time in tour wins with five, including the first ever Tour event in 2007 which was held at Elko Speedway. Eilen charged to a fifth place showing in last year’s Detjens Memorial at State Park.

91 Ty Majeski Seymour WI iRacing.com/Ken’s Sports/Lucas Oil/CRC Industries/PFC Brakes Ford -Hot off his Tour wins at Jefferson Speedway on Memorial Day Weekend and at The Milwaukee Mile on Father’s Day, the 2020 Snowball Derby Champion now has 27 Midwest Tour wins on his resume to go along with his four Championships. In between all of his short track racing, Majeski has made the best of two NASCAR Truck starts, posting top ten finishes in both. Majeski won three consecutive Tour races at State Park Speedway 2015-2017.

119 Dalton Zehr Daytona Beach FL Gildan/American Apparel/Comfort Colors/Prim + Preux/AMS Chevrolet -The 2018 ARCA Midwest Tour Champion was runner-up in last season’s Larry Detjens Memorial. Dalton Zehr would like to add to his three Tour wins by finishing one position better this Saturday night. His last two visits to State Park Speedway in Tour action have netted the veteran an average finish of 2.5 as he finished third in 2018 to go along with his second place effort in 2020.

O2 Rayce Haase Wausau WI Ted’s Steel and Scrap Metal/Badgerland Overhead Doors/Riverview Wash Chevrolet -His Grandfather Rick was a State Park Speedway Champion and his father Jesse was crowned Champion at SPS as well, now Rayce Haase looks to become a third generation Champion at the Wausau Speedplant. Saturday night will mark Rayce’s first appearance in Midwest Tour action, and it comes in a race that his father won in 1998.

Saturday Racing Divisions: The ARCA Midwest Tour Super Late Models will be joined Saturday night by the Bandoleros, Mini-Stocks, Mini-Mods and Pure Stocks.

Schedule of Events for Saturday:
11am ARCAMT Pit Gate Opens
2pm Practice Begins
3:30pm Front Gates Open
4:30pm Qualifying Begins
6:00pm Racing Begins

General Admission Pricing Saturday: Adults $20, Kids (ages 6-12) $10 with children ages 5 and under admitted free.

Friday Night: The two day Detjens Memorial Weekend will feature the Big 8 Late Model Series on Friday night along with the Bandoleros, Mini-Stocks and Mini-Mods.

Location: State Park Speedway is located at 14771 North Mountain Road in Wausau. For camping and other information visit www.stateparkspeedway.com or call 715-212-9006.

Past Detjens Memorial Winners
2020 Justin Mondeik
2019 Gabe Sommers
2018 Casey Johnson
2017 Chris Wimmer (2)
2016 Derek Kraus
2015 Johnny Sauter
2014 Tim Sauter (2)
2013 Tim Sauter
2012 Mark Mackesy (3)
2011 Chris Weinkauf (3)
2010 Chris Weinkauf (2)
2009 Andrew Morrissey (Golden Sands)
2008 Not Run
2007 Not Run
2006 Mark Mackesy (2)
2005 Allen Check
2004 Charlie Menard
2003 Chris Weinkauf
2002 Scott Wimmer (2)
2001 Scott Wimmer
2000 Chris Wimmer
1999 Mark Mackesy
1998 Jesse Hasse
1997 Donnie Woller (3)
1996 Wayne Breitenfeldt (2)
1995 Kirby Kurth (2)
1994 Donnie Woller (2)
1993 Joe Krzykowski
1992 Kirby Kurth
1991 Donnie Woller
1990 Bryan Reffner
1989 Wayne Breitenfeldt
1987 Tom Reffner (2)
1986 Kevin Cywinski
1985 Dick Trickle (3)
1984 Tom Reffner
1983 Kevin Stepan
1982 Dick Trickle (2)
1981 Dick Trickle

Expected Entries
Larry Detjens Memorial
ARCA Midwest Tour
Saturday Night July 24, 2021
State Park Speedway

22 as of 7/19/21

Car #

Name Hometown State

4

Luke Fenhaus Wausau WI

5

Casey Johnson Edgerton WI

5

John Beale Verona WI

7

Paul Shafer, Jr Portage IN

9

Derek Kraus Stratford WI

12

Mark Mackesy Wausau WI

13

Andrew Brocker Jefferson WI

14

Austin Nason Roscoe IL

15

Gabe Sommers Plover WI

17

Max Kahler Caledonia IL

23

Levon VanDerGeest Merrill WI

36

Louis Goss Green Bay WI

40

Jeremy Lepak Plover WI

44

Justin Mondeik Gleason WI

45

Rich Bickle, Jr Edgerton WI

52

Brock Heinrich Wausau WI

75

Dillon Hammond Grand Marsh WI

76

Travis Volm Kronenwetter WI

77

Jonathan Eilen Hampton MN

91

Ty Majeski Seymour WI

119

Dalton Zehr Daytona Beach FL

O2

Rayce Haase Wausau WI

 

 

ARCA Midwest Tour Stars and Cars Set for Battle Against Chicagoland’s Best during Saturday Night Special Event

 

Morris, IL- The ‘Stars and Cars’ of the ARCA Midwest Tour will roll into Grundy County Speedway this Saturday night July 10 for the Wayne Carter Classic presented by Rod Baker Ford and Illinois Truck and Equipment. Racing begins at 7pm on Saturday. Sitting between them and a $5,000 payday are a host of Chicagoland’s best Super Late Model drivers. Here is a breakdown of those drivers:

0 Austin Kunert Batavia IL Blue Demon Welding Products/Custom Companies/Global Bldrs Chevrolet -Aviation school in Kansas has slowed down his racing career a bit, but Austin Kunert returns to Grundy County on Saturday to pilot Josh Nelms’ 0 machine. He was the 2018 ARCA CRA Super Series Rookie of the Year on the strength of one win at Kil-Kare Raceway (OH) which also led to a points runner-up that season.

5 Casey Johnson Edgerton WI Montgomery Ward/Hougan Farms/UAW Region 4 Chevrolet -Johnson is the two-time and defending Midwest Tour Champion, but seeks his first Grundy County Speedway triumph this Saturday Night. A fourth place showing in last year’s Wayne Carter Classic gives him a solid base to build upon. Johnson has amassed two championships at Wisconsin International, three at Jefferson, two in Big 8, two Tundra titles, six Wisconsin State Championships, one Red White and Blue Championship and two National Short Track Championships

7 Paul Shafer, Jr Portage IN Paul’s Auto Yards Chevrolet -Paul Shafer started his season by winning three in a row at Grundy County Speedway. The 2020 track champion and two time Bettenhausen Classic winner won last year’s Wayne Carter Classic, his second career Midwest Tour win (Jefferson 2018). Shafer was fourth in 2018 and finished runner-up in the 2017 Carter Classic. Quickly becoming one of the fan favorites on the Tour, the 2013 Illiana Motor Speedway Champ has finished no worse than sixth in the last six years in MT points.

8 Eddie Hoffman Wheaton IL Feece Oil/Advanced Generator Chevrolet -Hoffman rolls into Saturday night’s Special Event as the current Grundy County Speedway point leader, no real surprise to many as he is the winningest driver in track history. The 1997 ARTGO Challenge Series Champion is also a six-time Grundy Champion (1997, 2004, 2011, 2015, 2018, 2019) and the 2012 Illiana Motor Speedway Champion. His most recent Wayne Carter Classic win came in 2015, he also recorded wins in the 2012 and 1998 editions.

8 Josh Wallace Genoa City WI Spectrum Coatings/Powersource Race Engines Chevrolet -Josh Wallace made some noise in his only Midwest Tour start of 2021, eventually hustling his new Super Late Model to a tenth place effort at Jefferson on Memorial Day weekend. The 2005 Lake Geneva Raceway Track Champion looks to improve upon that on Saturday night.

13 Andrew Brocker Jefferson WI American State Equipment Chevrolet -This father son duo is unlike most in the pit area these days as it is Andrew, the dad racing the car while his son wrenches in the pits. The family owned team has been a loyal supporter of the Midwest Tour and finished 12th in the 2019 Point Standings.

14 Austin Nason Roscoe IL Montgomery Ward/Haase Builders/JRS Shocks/Kar Korner Ford -A former winner at New Smyrna Speedway’s (FL) World Series of Asphalt, Austin Nason is fresh off a third place showing at The Milwaukee Mile. Nason is a two-time Tour runner-up and has big wins including the Joe Shear Classic at Madison, the 2019 Father’s Day 100 at The Milwaukee Mile and Rockford’s All-Star 100 to go along with a 2018 Madison Triple Crown Championship and 2015 Tour Rookie of the Year title.

15 Gabe Sommers Plover WI Rowdy Energy/Kwik Trip/Tasteful Selection Potatoes/DeKalb Toyota -A winner last month at California’s Irwindale Speedway, Gabe Sommers nearly doubled his win column, finishing second at Milwaukee on Father’s Day. The 2019 Tour Rookie of the Year scored his first Tour win at Wausau’s State Park Speedway during the 2019 Larry Detjens Memorial Race and was the Tour runner-up a season ago.

16 DJ Weltmeyer Dyer IN Engine Masters/DeNovi Heating & Cooling Chevrolet -His first Tour start came in during the 2017 Wayne Carter Classic. That night, DJ Weltmeyer wheeled his family’s #16 Late Model to a sixth place showing. Now with more experience and multiple weekly wins at his home track Grundy County Speedway, DJ looks to add his name alongside his Dad David’s in the Wayne Carter history books. The elder Weltmeyer was victorious in 1996.

17 Max Kahler Caledonia IL Windsor Auto Sales/Retool/B&K Concrete Ford -The 2020 Big 8 Series Champion has made the jump into the Super Late Model ranks this season full time, albeit with some bad breaks due to….bad brakes, Max has shown enough speed, qualifying into the Tour event at Jefferson after racing his way in through the last chance race at Madison. The Kulwicki Development Driver won the 2020 National Short Track Championships at Rockford.

23 Levon VanDerGeest Merrill WI Central Sawdust of WI/Breber Music/Culver’s Chevrolet -The last time the Midwest Tour visited The Milwaukee Mile, Levon VanDerGeest became the youngest winner in Milwaukee Mile history when he rolled to the Midwest Truck Series victory. Levon went on to become the 2019 Truck Champion and is now running for the 2021 ARCA Midwest Tour Rookie of the Year.

25 Jeff Storm East Troy WI 3-D Ranch/Duramax Trucking/Breber Music/River City Lanes Toyota -Anyone that was at Madison for the Joe Shear Classic last month now knows that Jeff Storm once again has a fast race car. The two-time Mid-American Stock Car Series Champion will now bring that fast race car to Grundy County Speedway where he won in Mid-Am competition in 1997.

28 Nathan Kelly Wilmington IL Elite Tradeshow/Greg and Sons Const/Whip FX Graphic Wraps Chevrolet -His father Pat is a former Grundy County Speedway Champion and now Nathan is proving to be a quick student in the Super Late Model world, posting a weekly win at his home track. Making just his second career Midwest Tour start, he was the last car on the lead lap in 14th a season ago.

30 Larry Schuler Minooka IL Rod Baker Ford/Illinois Truck and Equipment Ford -It has been three years since Larry Schuler started a Midwest Tour event, but the winningest driver in America in 1976 is back in action this season, having already posted a pair of runner-up finishes in weekly competition and sits third in the Grundy point standings. Schuler won track Championships at three tracks in three states in 1976, Thursday’s at Wisconsin International, Friday’s at Grundy and Saturday’s at Illiana Motor Speedway where he was also the 1975 titlist. Schuler is a former winner of the Wayne Carter Classic (1981).

40 Curt Tillman Roscoe IL AllTrucksUSA.com Chevrolet -Curt Tillman is a former weekly front runner at Rockford Speedway, and was named the Speedway’s most popular driver in 1986 where he picked up multiple feature wins. Now back at it with a new found enthusiasm and the help of former Midwest Tour Champion Andrew Morrissey, Tillman scored the last chance win last month at Jefferson.

44 Justin Mondeik Gleason WI AGRA Industries/Aqua Finance/Industrial Accessories Company Chevrolet -Justin Mondeik crossed the finishline first more than any other driver in the Midwest last season, 14 wins in all. One of those wins was the Larry Detjens Memorial at State Park Speedway, his first Midwest Tour triumph. Just last weekend, Mondeik was victorious at Norway Speedway for the second time in 2021, winning the Stateline Challenge. The 2020 State Park and Golden Sands Champion has two top-tens in his last two visits to Morris., finishing third place in the 2020 Midwest Tour points.

45 Rich Bickle, Jr Edgerton WI T1 Racing/Wegner Automotive/Barnyard to Brickyard Chevrolet -The Wayne Carter Classic has eluded him thus far and Saturday night will be his last chance to add his name alongside his racing heroes. He was runner-up to Steve Carlson in 1990 and has finished fifth and sixth the last two times he was on track at race end. He has done plenty of winning elsewhere including May’s Joe Shear Classic at Madison where he is a two time track Champion. He also won at Slinger last month where he has four Slinger Nationals victories. The five time Snowball Derby Champion and two time National Short Track Champion is set to retire at year’s end.

52 Keith Tolf Union Grove WI KBR Performance/Evolve Concepts/Pomp’s Tire Service Ford -With Late Model feature wins at both Lake Geneva Raceway and Dells Raceway Park, Tolf, the 2003 Allison Legacy Champion made the jump into Super Late Models and now calls Grundy County Speedway home. Tolf scored a career first Super Late feature victory last season at Morris.

52 Ricky Baker Plainfield IL Rod Baker Ford/Illinois Truck and Equipment Ford -Ricky Baker has two career Midwest Tour wins, one coming at Illiana in 2015 during the Chicagoland Showdown, the other came following the 2017 Wayne Carter Classic at Grundy County. Baker is a two-time Grundy Champion (2016-2017) and has a pair of Bettenhausen Classic wins at Grundy as well. A former Touring Star, Baker has returned home and has already found victory lane in 2021.

65 Steve Seligman Aurora IL SMB Auto Wrecking Ford -With a shorthanded crew, longtime Chicagoland driver Steve Seligman finished as the last car on the lead lap (23rd) last month at The Milwaukee Mile during his first Midwest Tour start of 2021. Seligman is getting back into the Super Late Model scene, a former competitor around Chicago’s short tracks as well as in ARCA, ASA and ARTGO. Seligman twice attempted to make the Daytona 500 as well as the Brickyard 400.

75 Dillon Hammond Grand Marsh WI Hammond Auto Mauston, WI Chevrolet -Dillon has been ultra-fast this season but has yet to have a finish to show it. The family effort has qualified seventh, fifth and fourth in the threeTour events thus far. Back on the Midwest Tour in 2021 as a Touring Star, Hammond has two career top five efforts on the Tour.

77 Jonathan Eilen Hampton MN Eilen & Sons Trucking & Landscape/Graber Auto Body Ford -After running an abbreviated schedule the past couple of seasons, Jonathan Eilen the 2012 Midwest Tour Champ is back on the Tour and contending for wins again. The #77 sits seventh all-time in tour wins with five, including the first ever Tour in 2007 event which was held at Elko Speedway. In the last four Wayne Carter Classics, Eilen has finished fifth, second, tenth and eighth in the event he won in 2013.

91 Ty Majeski Seymour WI iRacing.com/Ken’s Sports/Lucas Oil/CRC Industries/PFC Brakes Ford -Hot off his Tour wins at Jefferson Speedway on Memorial Day Weekend and at The Milwaukee Mile on Father’s Day, the 2020 Snowball Derby Champion now has 27 Midwest Tour wins on his resume to go along with his four Championships. In between all of his short track racing, Majeski has made the best of two NASCAR Truck starts, posting top ten finishes in both. Majeski won the Wayne Carter Classic in 2016.

119 Dalton Zehr Daytona Beach FL Gildan/American Apparel/Comfort Colors/Prim + Preux/AMS Chevrolet -The 2018 ARCA Midwest Tour Champion has visited victory lane quite a bit as a crew chief as of late, including on Memorial Day at Golden Sands. Dalton Zehr would like to add to his three Tour wins and get back to winning from the driver’s seat. Grundy County Speedway could be just the place for that, his last visit to the Morris speed plant resulted in Zehr winning the Wayne Carter Classic in 2018.

Past Wayne Carter Classic Winners
1976 Dave Watson
1977 Larry Phillips
1978 Mike Miller
1979 Mike Miller
1980 Mark Malcuit
1981 Larry Schuler
1982 Jim Sauter
1983 Tom Reffner
1984 Dick Trickle
1985 Butch Miller
1986 Joe Shear
1987 Dick Trickle
1988 Joe Shear
1989 Ted Musgrave
1990 Steve Carlson
1991 Kevin Cywinski
1992 Steve Holzhausen
1993 Joe Shear
1994 Joe Shear
1995 Joe Shear
1996 Dave Weltmeyer
1997 Joe Shear
1998 Eddie Hoffman
1999 Steve Carlson
2011 Ross Kenseth
2012 Eddie Hoffman
2013 Johathan Eilen
2014 Chris Weinkauf
2015 Eddie Hoffman
2016 Ty Majeski
2017 Ricky Baker
2018 Dalton Zehr
2020 Paul Shafer Jr.

Expected Entries
Wayne Carter Classic
ARCA Midwest Tour
Saturday Night July 10, 2021
Grundy County Speedway

24 as of 7/5/21

0

Austin Kunert Batavia IL

5

Casey Johnson Edgerton WI

7

Paul Shafer, Jr Portage IN

8

Eddie Hoffman Wheaton IL

8

Josh Wallace Genoa City WI

13

Andrew Brocker Jefferson WI

14

Austin Nason Roscoe IL

15

Gabe Sommers Plover WI

16

DJ Weltmeyer Dyer IN

17

Max Kahler Caledonia IL

23

Levon VanDerGeest Merrill WI

25

Jeff Storm East Troy WI

28

Nathan Kelly Wilmington IL

30

Larry Schuler Minooka IL

40

Curt Tillman Roscoe IL

44

Justin Mondeik Gleason WI

45

Rich Bickle, Jr Edgerton WI

52

Keith Tolf Union Grove WI

52

Ricky Baker Plainfield IL

65

Steve Seligman Aurora IL

75

Dillon Hammond Grand Marsh WI

77

Jonathan Eilen Hampton MN

91

Ty Majeski Seymour WI

119

Dalton Zehr Daytona Beach FL
 

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March 6 Rockingham Speedway (LMSC)

March 20 Hickory Motor Speedway (LMSC/SLM)

April 10 Greenville-Pickens Speedway (SLM with Southern Super Series)

April 24-25 Orange County Speedway (LMSC)

May 7 Ace Speedway (LMSC)

May 8 Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway (SLM)

May 22 TBA

June 5 Langley Speedway (LMSC)

June 5 Bristol Motor Speedway (SLM with CRA + SSS)

June 19 Dominion Raceway (LMSC)

July 3 Jennerstown Speedway Complex (SLM with CRA)

July 31 Hickory Motor Speedway (LMSC/SLM)

August 14 Wake County Speedway (LMSC)

August 28 Motor Mile Speedway (LMSC/SLM)

September 11 Tri County Motor Speedway (LMSC/SLM)

October 2 Florence Motor Speedway (LMSC)

October 16 South Boston Speedway (LMSC/SLM)

 
 

2021 ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS

All Aspects of Schedule are Tentative and Subject to Change.

DATE                                              TRACK                                                        LAPS

Fri./Sat., January 22-23               Watermelon Capital Speedway                    200

Saturday, April 10                        Anderson Speedway                                     125

Saturday, April 24                        Salem Speedway                                           100

Saturday, May 8                           Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway                100

Tuesday, May 18                          Winchester Speedway                                   150

Wednesday, June 9                     Berlin Raceway                                              150

Saturday, June 19                       Flat Rock Speedway                                       125

Saturday, July 3                          Jennerstown Speedway                                 200

Monday, July 12                          Anderson Speedway                                      400

Saturday, July 31                        Birch Run Speedway                                      100

Saturday, August 21                   Berlin Raceway                                               251

Sat./Sun., September 4-5           Winchester Speedway                                    100

Saturday, September 18            Toledo Speedway                                            100

Sat./Sun., October 16-17            Winchester Speedway                                    400

Sat./Sun., October 30-31            Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway                  300

 

2021 Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stock Schedule

All Aspects of Schedule are Tentative and Subject to Change. Additional Events May be Added.

DATE                                     TRACK                                              LAPS

Sunday, April 11                     Kil-Kare Raceway                              75

Saturday, April 17                  Anderson Speedway                           75

*Sunday, April 25                   Salem Speedway                                 50 Non Points

Saturday, May 1                     Shady Bowl Speedway                        150

Saturday, May 15                   Salem Speedway                                 75

Sunday, June 5                        Winchester Speedway                         125

Sunday, June 13                      Mt. Lawn Speedway                           75

Saturday, June 26                   Anderson Speedway                           150

Sunday, July 25                      Kil-Kare Raceway                              75

Saturday, August 14               Anderson Speedway                           150

Sat/Sun, September 4-5          Winchester Speedway                         40

Saturday, September 18          Anderson Speedway                           75

Saturday, October 2                Lucas Oil Raceway                             40

Saturday, October 16             Winchester Speedway                          50

*Saturday, October 30           Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway        50 Non Points

 

2021 Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models Schedule

DATE                                     TRACK                                              LAPS

Sunday, April 11                     Kil-Kare Raceway                              25

Saturday, May 15                   Salem Speedway                                 25

Saturday, May 29                   Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway       25

Saturday, June 12                   Anderson Speedway                           25

Saturday, June 19                   Flat Rock Speedway                           25

Saturday, July 10                    Angola Motorsports Speedway          25

Sunday, July 25                      Kil-Kare Raceway                              25

Saturday, July 31                    Birch Run Speedway                          25

Saturday, August 14               Anderson Speedway                           25

Saturday, August 20               Birch Run Speedway                          25

Saturday, September 18          Toledo Raceway                                 25

 

2021 Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Schedule

All Aspects of Schedule are Tentative and Subject to Change. Additional Events May be Added.

DATE                                     TRACK                                              LAPS

Sunday, April 11                     Kil-Kare Raceway                              75

Saturday, April 17                  Anderson Speedway                            75

Sunday, May 23                      Mt. Lawn Speedway                           75

Saturday, June 5                     Winchester Speedway                         50

Saturday, July 10                    Angola Motor Speedway                    75

Sunday, July 25                      Kil-Kare Raceway                              75

Saturday, August 14               Anderson Speedway                           100

Sat/Sun, September 4-5          Winchester Speedway                        40

Saturday, September 18          Anderson Speedway                          75

Saturday, October 2                Lucas Oil Raceway                            40

Saturday, October 16             Winchester Speedway                         50

 

super cup stock car series

ARCA midwest series

Super Cup Stock Car Series 2021 Schedule

 

*Saturday, May 1 - Dominion Raceway, Thornburg, VA

 

*Saturday, May 15 - Midvale Speedway, Midvale, OH

 

*Saturday, June 5 - Veterans Classic at Shenandoah Speedway, Shenandoah, VA

 

Friday, June 18 - Keystone 150 Weekend at UMI Motorsports Park, Clearfield, PA

 

Saturday, June 19 - Keystone 150 Weekend at Jennerstown Speedway, Jennerstown, PA

 

*Saturday, July 10 - Jennerstown Speedway, Jennerstown, PA

 

*Saturday, July 24 - Salem Speedway, Salem, IN

 

*Saturday, August 7 - Motor Mile Speedway, Radford, VA

 

At conclusion of Motor Mile, points toward overall championship will be adjusted based on driver’s best 12 finishes / regional points will consist of best 7 finishes

 

*Saturday, August 21 - Jennerstown Speedway, Jennerstown, PA


Saturday, September 11 - Kentuckiana Dual Weekend at Salem Speedway, Salem, IN

 

Sunday, September 12 - Kentuckiana Dual Weekend at Kentucky Motor Speedway, Whitesville, KY

 

*Saturday, October 2 - Dominion Raceway, Thornburg, VA (filmed for MAVTV broadcast) 

 

2021 ARCA Midwest Tour Schedule

Sun May 2 – Madison International Speedway – Oregon, WI – Joe Shear Classic 200

Tues May 18* – Winchester Speedway – Winchester, IN – Fly Over States 150*

Sat May 29 – Jefferson Speedway – Jefferson, WI – Salute the Troops 100

Sun Jun 20 – The Milwaukee Mile – West Allis, WI – Father’s Day 100

Sat July 10 – Grundy County Speedway – Morris, IL – Wayne Carter Classic 100

Sat July 24 – State Park Speedway – Wausau, WI – Larry Detjens Memorial 125

Tues Aug 3 – Wisconsin International Raceway – Kaukauna, WI – Gandrud Auto Group 250

Sat Aug 21 – To Be Announced – TBA – TBA

Fri Aug 27 – Madison International Speedway – Oregon, WI – Howie Lettow Classic 100

Sat Sept 4 – Dells Raceway Park – WI Dells, WI – Jim Sauter Classic 200

Sun Oct 10 – LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway – West Salem, WI – Oktoberfest 200

Sun Oct 31* – Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway – Nashville, TN – All American 400*


 

 

   
 

 

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