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The ARCA Midwest Tour is making its first visit to Golden Sands. (Track photo)

ARCA Midwest Tour Prepares for Golden Sands Debut Saturday

August 8, 2017 • App, Archives, Late Models, Region - Midwest, Ticker

Wisconsin Rapids, WI — In the 11 years of the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment, the series has competed at 20 different tracks around the Midwest. This Saturday night, they will add track #21 to its historical records as they will make their debut at Golden Sands Speedway in Plover, Wisconsin for the Mid-Summer Showdown 100.

 

The unique third-mile oval was the creation of the late Sam Bartus in 1967, who also designed Madison International Speedway. It has become a hot bed for stock car racing in Central Wisconsin with Legends competing and winning throughout the 40-year history.

 

This Saturday night, the stars & cars of the ARCA Midwest Tour will take on some of the best in Central Wisconsin in a 100-lap main event.

 

Current ARCA Midwest Tour point leader is looking to get back on a winning streak after winning six of the first nine events in 2017

 

Recent Dixieland 250 winner Casey Johnson will be looking to make it two wins in a row along with recent Wayne Carter Classic winner Ricky Baker.

 

Dalton Zehr, Natalie Decker, Cardell Potter, Mark Eswein, Jason Weinkauf are some drivers who have won at Golden Sands and will be looking to win their first ARCAMT event.

 

Paul Shafer Jr., Austin Nason, Matt Kocourek, Travis Dassow, Rich Bickle Jr., are some of the Touring Stars also looking for their first victory.

 

Chris Wimmer recently won the Larry Detjens Memorial and is looking for another victory in the Tour.

 

Rookie contenders Justin Mondeik, Michael Ostdiek, and Rich Schumann Jr. hope to make a statement their quest for a Rookie of the Year title.

 

Other Touring Stars including John DeAngelis Jr, Andrew Morrissey, Chris Weinkauf, Jonathan Eilen will be competing at Golden Sands.

 

Spectator gates will open at 3pm with the first ARCAMT practice starting at the same time. Qualifying is scheduled for 5pm with racing at 7pm.

 

Make your plans now be a part of short track racing history this Saturday night as the ARCA Midwest Tour makes their debut Golden Sands Speedway.

 

Visit midwesttour.racing for the full schedule and be sure to follow the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment on Facebook (/midwesttour) and Twitter (@midwesttour).

 

ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment
Mid-Summer Showdown 100 (Race #124)
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Golden Sands Speedway, Plover, Wisconsin

 

Car #
Name Hometown State

2
Gregory Borchardt Prior Lake MN

5
Casey Johnson Edgerton WI

5
John Beale Verona WI

7
John DeAngelis, Jr Hubertus WI

7
Paul Shafer, Jr Portage IN

14
Austin Nason Roscoe IL

15
Dean LaPointe Marshfield WI

18
Michael Ostdiek Lakeville MN

21
Dave Tomczak Franklin WI

22
MG Gajewski Wausau WI

35
Travis Dassow West Bend WI

39
Andrew Morrissey DeForest WI

42
Dennis Prunty Knowles WI

43
Matt Kocourek Franklin WI

44
Justin Mondeik Gleason WI

45
Rich Bickle, Jr Edgerton WI

52
Chris Wimmer Wausau WI

52
Ricky Baker Plainfield IL

54
Rich Schumann, Jr Portage WI

58
Cardell Potter Camp Douglas WI

71
Mark Eswein Wisconsin Rapids WI

75
Chris Weinkauf Merrill WI

76
Jason Weinkauf Merrill WI

77
Jonathan Eilen Hampton MN

91
Ty Majeski Seymour WI

119
Dalton Zehr Daytona Beach FL

O4
Natalie Decker Eagle River WI

 

-ARCA Midwest Tour Press Release

-Photo Credit: Golden Sands Speedway

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