The ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment held it’s 2015 Champions Banquet this past Saturday night, February 6th at the Grand Marquis Ballroom in Fitchburg, WI. In addition to the crowning of a Champion, the night was filled with the recognition of many achievements throughout the 2015 season.
Ty Majeski was celebrated as the 2015 ARCA Midwest Tour Champion. Majeski joined Steve Carlson as the only other driver to win back-to-back championships in the nine year history of the series. Majeski’s season was one for the record books with five wins and five fast times in only 10 events.
Austin Nason received his honor as the 2015 ARCA Midwest Tour Rookie of the Year. Nason battled Ricky Baker all season for the top spot in the rookie point standings. The two finished fourth and fifth in the overall series standings. Nason will be returning to the Tour in 2016 with his sights set on a championship.
Other drivers in attendance not yet mentioned, included Matt Kocourek, Jonathan Eilen, Andrew Morrissey, Jason Weinkauf, James Swan, Chris Weinkauf, and Skylar Holzhausen. Drivers in attendance finishing in the top eleven of the 2015 point standings received recognition including a custom plaque and their share of the $30,000 point fund.
One of the most honorable and prestigious awards given in the Midwest Tour is the Larry Detjens Sportsmanship Award. Steve Holzhausen was the first driver to win the award, which dates back to 1987. The Larry Detjens Award is voted on by the drivers. The recipient of the award is seen by his or her peers as the driver who demonstrated the most sportsman-like conduct throughout the season. The 2015 recipient of the Larry Detjens Sportsmanship award was Skylar Holzhausen. Skylar joined his father as the only father-son duo to win the award.
-ARCA Midwest Tour Press Release. Photo credit: Doug Hornickel/Fast Lap Photo