10 Things to Know About Oktoberfest Race Weekend

This weekend is Oktoberfest Race Weekend at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway, the big finale for racing in Wisconsin and through the Midwest.  To get you prepared for the weekend, here are 10 Things to Know about the Oktoberfest.




1 – It’s the 51st running of the Oktoberfest Race Weekend at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway.  This year will feature more than 600 laps of racing during the four day event.


2 – There will be 17 divisions of racing over the four days at Oktoberfest.


3 – There is a battle within the battle for the ARCA Midwest Tour championship during the 200-lap season finale on Sunday. Casey Johnson leads Gabe Sommers by 16 points and Paul Shafer, Jr. by just 21 markers.  Justin Mondeilk is fourth, 29 points back.  With 38 cars on the entry list, anything could happen with these standings this weekend.


4 – LaCrosse Speedway is a 5/8ths of a mile track that was opened in 1957.  The annual Oktoberfest event has hosted races for many series over the years, from NASCAR to the current ARCA Midwest Tour.


5 – The weekend features two marquee events for the Super Late Models, with the Dick Trickle 99 taking place on Friday and the Oktoberfest 200 taking place on Sunday.


6 – Ty Majeski seeks his third win in the Oktoberfest 200 and his second Dick Trickle 99. He also has more than a dozen wins in other divisions at LaCrosse on Oktoberfest weekend.  Tip for the weekend, watch the 91 car.


7 – Another big title on the line is the Big 8 Series crown, which will be decided on Saturday in the Big 8 38.  Jacob Nottestad leads the series by 19 points over Max Kahler.  It would be the first Big 8 title for either driver.


8 – Dan Fredrickson, Johnny Sauter, Ty Majeski and others lead an all-star cast that features nearly 40 cars for the Sunday event.  Most, if not all, will be in the Dick Trickle 99 as well.


9 – Due to COVID-19, the NASCAR weekly points are still in play this weekend at Oktoberfest for LaCrosse’s Late Models. Jacob Goede, last year’s National Champion, is fourth and Nick Murgic is sixth overall.  They will look to improve their spots as a chance at the title might be out of reach.


10 – Racing will take place from Thursday to Sunday so keep Speed51.TV tuned in to catch the acton from Friday night till the final flag on Sunday.  Fans can also check out the Late Model MegaTicket to watch three nights of racing from Oktoberfest Race Weekend and Winchester 400 Weekend.


-Story by: Elgin Traylor, Speed51 Correspondent

-Photo credit: Speed51 Photo

10 Things to Know About Oktoberfest Race Weekend