By the Numbers: Dixieland 250 at Wisconsin Int’l Raceway

One of the most anticipated Super Late Model races of the year in the Midwest will be held Tuesday night at Wisconsin International Raceway.  We get you ready for the Dixieland 250 in this edition of “By the Numbers” on


2: Ty Majeski has finished second in this race twice during the last three years. The four-time Midwest Tour champion has never won the Dixieland 250, but he has won other events at Wisconsin International Raceway.


3: Keep an eye on Paul Shafer, Jr. who has two third-place finishes in this event.


5: One thing that won’t factor into this race is the track point standings where Casey Johnson holds a five-point lead over Maxwell Schultz. These two drivers are here to race for ARCA Midwest Tour points and they will have to settle this track battle over the next two Thursday events.


7: Steve Carlson is a seven-time winner of the Dixieland 250.


12: A total of 12 drivers were on the lead lap at the end 250 laps during last year’s version of the race.


15: Only 15 points separate Casey Johnson and Austin Nason for the ARCA Midwest Tour Series championship. Johnson is the 2017 winner of this race and Nason was fourth here in 2015. If one of these drivers has trouble it could be a very costly points night with a big field expected.


39: A year ago, 39 cars tried to win the Dixieland 250 and 30 of those drivers started the feature event.


500: Dan Fredrickson has completed all 500 laps in the last two runnings of the Dixieland 250, with a second-place finish last year. By our records, Fredrickson has never won an event at the track. Maybe 2019 is his year.


1981: This event was run for the first time in 1981 when short track ace Mark Martin took the honors. Martin would again win in 1984. Since then, Dick Trickle won four times, Butch Miller three and Steve Carlson leads then all with seven wins.


$10,000: The first-place prize for the Dixieland 250 is $10,000 to the winner. The payoff, history and length of this race makes it one of the best and most prestigious in the county.


Double the Big Wins: Chase Purdy won last year’s Dixieland 250 before going on the win the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 last December at Five Flags Speedway. That gave him two big wins for the 2018 season.


Surprise Entires: NASCAR driver Daniel Hemric will be on hand to race the Dixieland 250 this week. “The Outlaw” Eddie MacDonald from New England will try his hand at the tricky track in Wisconsin. Another long-haul driver will be Brett Yackey, the 2018 Kulwicki Driver Development Program champion who will be making the trip from Colorado.


Former Winners of the Dixieland 250

2018 Chase Purdy

2017 Casey Johnson

2016 Dennis Prunty

2015 Nick Murgic

2014 Not Run

2013 Not Run

2012 Not Run

2011 Tim Schendel

2010 Johnny Sauter

2009 Steve Carlson

2008 Steve Carlson

2007 Kyle Busch

2006 Not Run

2005 Stephen Leicht

2004 Steve Carlson

2003 Steve Carlson

2002 Brian Hoppe

2001 Steve Carlson

2000 Brian Hoppe

1999 Scott Hansen

1998 Steve Carlson

1997 Steve Carlson

1996 Joe Shear

1995 Bryan Reffner

1994 Joe Shear

1993 Scott Hansen

1992 Steve Holzhausen

1991 Dick Trickle

1990 Dick Trickle

1989 Rich Bickle

1988 Butch Miller

1987 Dick Trickle

1986 Butch Miller

1985 Butch Miller

1984 Mark Martin

1983 Dick Trickle

1982 Jim Sauter

1981 Mark Martin


-Story by: Elgin Traylor, Southeast Correspondent

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By the Numbers: Dixieland 250 at Wisconsin Int’l Raceway