In less than two weeks, on August 9th, the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment will be rolling into Wisconsin International Raceway in Kaukauna, WI for the first time since 2011, for the Calypso Lemonade 100 presented by Scag Power Equipment. The last time the Tour took to the 1/2 mile oval, Tim Schendel of Sparta, WI took home the win ahead of Ross Kenseth.
Wisconsin International Raceway (WIR) has a rich history in Wisconsin racing. Located just west of Lake Michigan, the track is known for its unique D-shaped configuration which provides an additional challenge to some. Nonetheless some of the biggest names in racing have overcome that challenge over the years.
Late Wisconsin greats like Larry Detjens, Joe Shear, Dick Trickle, and Alan Kulwicki are just part of the long list of drivers to have found success at the track. Wisconsin’s own, and NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion, Matt Kenseth, won championships at the track in 1994 and 1995. The list goes on and on and names continue to be added every year.
When the Tour returns to the track on August 9th, it will be a critical event for the current championship point standings. After his win at Cedar Rapids, Ty Majeski is currently tied with Nathan Haseleu. In the event in 2011, Haseleu finished fourth behind fellow Touring Star, Andrew Morrissey. Majeski is no stranger to the track himself, having already been to victory lane there earlier this year.
The Calypso Lemonade 100 presented by Scag Power Equipment is the first of the final four events on the 2014 schedule. Norway Speedway, Elko Speedway, and the famed Oktoberfest will round out the season. With the tight race to the Championship, you’ll want a front row seat to each and every remaining event.
For complete event details log on to arcamidwesttour.com.
Upcoming Event Information
What: Calypso Lemonade 100 presented by Scag Power Equipment
Where: Wisconsin International Raceway, Kaukauna, WI
When: Saturday, August 9th, 2014
Times: 2:00PM ARCAMT Practice Begins, 5:00PM ARCAMT Qualifying, 6:00PM Autograph Session, 6:45PM Opening Ceremonies, 7:00PM Racing Begins
Divisions: ARCA Midwest Tour, Super Stocks, Figure 8 Feature
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To learn more about the Automobile Racing Club of America Midwest Tour, log on to arcamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ARCA Midwest Tour office at (262) 729-4111 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or Steve Einhaus (630) 212-6022 at or e-mail Tim Olson at [email protected] Steve Einhaus at [email protected]
The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.