The Unified Northern Drivers Racing Association (TUNDRA) Super Late Model Series was formed in 2011 as the Alive For Five Super Late Model Series at Dells Raceway Park. TUNDRA’s business plan is based on a sustainable program for promoters and race teams alike, while still providing high-quality Super Late Model entertainment to fans.
Portage, WI – One of Wisconsin’s most decorated short track racers will join the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series for the first time on Labor Day for Round Six Powered by Wisconsin Potatoes. Nathan Haseleu has stated his intention to make his return to Golden Sands Speedway.
“It’s been a while since I’ve been there, but from what I remember of it, I’ve always enjoyed it a lot, that’s why I want to come on Monday,” Haseleu said. Haseleu last competed at Golden Sands with the Wisconsin Challenge Series in 2007. He won WCS races at the facility in 2002, 2005, and 2006.
“It’s got a lot of banking, it’s pretty slippery, it’s hard to get traction, but it’s a lot of fun. You don’t use much brake and you just roll around the place. It’s always been one of my favorite tracks.”
Haseleu has a storied history in Wisconsin Super Late Model racing. He won the first ever Midwest Tour Championship in 2007, capturing multiple feature wins while competing full time with the series until last season. He was also a three-time Wisconsin Challenge Series Champion, picking up ten career wins in the series that ran until 2009. Haseleu also holds multiple track Championships at Madison International Speedway.
Early career success on the local scene propelled Haseleu into the NASCAR Truck Series in 2001 when he competed in 12 races for Roush Racing.
With his entry, Haseleu will be among no less than a handful of other drivers who have won Late Model and Super Late Model Championships, either at a track or touring series level. Haseleu singled out some of the top runners of TUNDRA as his main competitors for Monday. He’s been watching the likes of Ty Majeski, Dalton Zehr, Mike Lichtfeld and 2015 Golden Sands Champion Reagan May closely.
“There will not be a lack of competition there,” Haseleu said of his TUNDRA debut. “I’m sure the list is long of cars and drivers that will be very competitive there. It will be fun.”
On Monday Haseleu will have a chance to follow in the footsteps of another debut winner. Skylar Holzhausen, making his first ever TUNDRA start at LaCrosse Speedway on July 2, was able to defend his home track against the TUNDRA Travelers.
Can it be done again? “I’d like to think so,” Haseleu said. “It’ll be pretty hard though. Plover is kind of a unique track. We’ll give it our best try.”
Haseleu commented that he may also attend TUNDRA’s final event on September 20 at Jefferson Speedway. Haseleu has scaled back his racing effort this season to focus on family commitments. He said if there are no conflicts he plans to race. Jefferson Speedway and Columbus 151 were where Haseleu started his career at the age of 16 in 1994.
TUNDRA Round Six Powered by Wisconsin Potatoes takes place at Golden Sands Speedway on Monday, September 7. Gates open at 11 A.M., qualifying is at 12:30 P.M. and racing begins at 2 P.M. TUNDRA will be joined by the Midwest Super Truck Series, Upper Midwest Vintage and a Super Stock versus Sportsman Showdown. A full pre-entry list for Monday’s race will be posted Thursday.
Golden Sands Speedway is located on State Highway 54 just outside Plover, Wis. For more information visit www.gssraces.com.
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-TUNDRA Series Press Release. Photo Credit: Speed51.com