There are three big races in Wisconsin every year. The Dixieland 250, the Slinger Nationals, and the Oktoberfest 200. Tonight, one of those races will be seen live across the world on Speed51 TV.
The Dixieland 250 from Wisconsin International Raceway attracts some of the biggest names in Super Late Model racing, but it’s biggest drawing place is its own region. Ty Majeski and Nick Murgic are just two of the big names headed to WIR tonight. They both spoke to Speed51.com powered by JEGS about this event, and their stories are very different.
Murgic has already won the Dixieland 250. He’s the defending winner of the event. With that trophy already secured in his home, he said the pressure is off for this year.
“I’m trying to not let the pressure of repeating get to me, we just need to go out there and be methodical, have a business as usual mindset,” Murgic said. “I’m excited to see how we stack up again. It should be a good show.”
Majeski has won just about every race there is to win in the Midwest. However, he hasn’t won any of those “big three” events. A win tonight at WIR would be one of Majeski’s biggest wins yet.
“Kaukauna is right down the road from where I grew up,” said Majeski. “We’re going to have a lot of family and friends there and it would be a great feeling to win such a prestigious race in front of them. We’ve won a lot of big races in the Midwest, but never the three biggest; Slinger Nationals, Dixieland 250 and Oktoberfest 200. Hopefully we can knock The Dixieland 250 out Tuesday night.”
Murgic also explained why he’s such a big fan of Wisconsin International Raceway, and his explanation should have fans excited for tonight’s Dixieland 250.
“I love this track and feel like it’s a track where you have some control of how the car handles because of the bumps and uniqueness. This year is going to be very tough. Everyone will have learned from last year and will step their game up, along with some new faces to increase the competition level.”
The Speed51 TV live stream of the Dixieland 250 from Wisconsin International Raceway goes on air at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 CT. The live stream pay-per-view ticket can be purchased for $19.99 by clicking here.
-By Rob Blount, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @RobBlount
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