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
Name Hometown State
Gregory Borchardt Prior Lake MN
Casey Johnson Edgerton WI
John Beale Verona WI
John DeAngelis, Jr Hubertus WI
Paul Shafer, Jr Portage IN
Austin Nason Roscoe IL
Dean LaPointe Marshfield WI
Michael Ostdiek Lakeville MN
Dave Tomczak Franklin WI
MG Gajewski Wausau WI
Travis Dassow West Bend WI
Andrew Morrissey DeForest WI
Dennis Prunty Knowles WI
Matt Kocourek Franklin WI
Justin Mondeik Gleason WI
Rich Bickle, Jr Edgerton WI
Chris Wimmer Wausau WI
Ricky Baker Plainfield IL
Rich Schumann, Jr Portage WI
Cardell Potter Camp Douglas WI
Mark Eswein Wisconsin Rapids WI
Chris Weinkauf Merrill WI
Jason Weinkauf Merrill WI
Jonathan Eilen Hampton MN
Ty Majeski Seymour WI
Dalton Zehr Daytona Beach FL
Natalie Decker Eagle River WI
-ARCA Midwest Tour Press Release
-Photo Credit: Golden Sands Speedway