5:18
This will conclude today’s coverage of practice for Sunday’s Joe Shear Classic. Midwest Tour Live will begin at 10:30am CT.

Thank you for joining us and have a good night.

5:16
5:15
Sunday’s Schedule…

Sunday May 4th:
9:30AM: Pit Gate Opens
9:30AM: Tire Sales Begin (Top 20 then Post Mark Entry)
9:30AM: Unapproved Saturday/Sunday Cars Only Tech Open ARCAMT
10:45AM: Drivers Meeting
11:30AM: ARCAMT Practice (60 Mins)
12:30PM: Midwest Trucks Practice (35 Mins)
1:15PM: Qualifying Begins (SLM, Trucks)
2:15PM: Opening Ceremonies

2:30PM: Racing Begins
ARCAMT Transfer Qualifier: 15 Laps
Midwest Trucks Heat Races : 8 Laps (2)
ARACMT Fast Dash: 12 Laps
ARCAMT Last Chance: 20 Laps
Midwest Truck Feature: 40 Laps
Joe Shear Classic 100
(Break at Lap 64, 36 Lap Dash to Follow)

5:10
ARCA Midwest Tour

Joe Shear Classic

Overall Practice – Saturday

 

Pos No. Name Overall BestTm
1 75 Chris Weinkauf 17.339
2 87 Nathan Haseleu 17.426
3 2B Michael Bilderback 17.437
4 87m Jeremy Miller 17.46
5 91 Ty Majeski 17.496
6 8G Boris Jurkovic 17.547
7 77 Ross Kenseth 17.559
8 78H Skylar Holzhausen 17.574
9 11 Bobby Kendall 17.577
10 5s Travis Sauter 17.58
11 36 Kyle Shear 17.625
12 63 Gary LaMonte 17.666
13 58 Cardell Potter 17.688
14 25 Jeff Storm 17.701
15 43 Matt Kocourek 17.722
16 97 James Swan 17.75
17 64 Griffin   McGrath 17.751
18 75t Joel Theisen 17.824
19 39 Andrew Morrisey 17.825
20 1 Nick Barstad 17.828
21 14 Austin   Nason 17.831
22 5 Casey Johnson 17.84
23 41 Donnie Reuvers 17.846
24 34 Brandon Hill 17.969
25 76 Jason Weinkauf 18.017
26 19 Johnny Baumeister JR 18.043
27 57 Landry Potter 18.138
28 40 Jeremy Lepak 18.372
29 2 Michael   Bilderback 18.831
5:06
ARCA Midwest Tour

Joe Shear Classic

Practice #5 Results

 

Pos No. Name Best Tm Best Speed
1 75 Chris Weinkauf 17.339 103.812
2 2B Michael Bilderback 17.437 103.229
3 87m Jeremy Miller 17.46 103.093
4 8G Boris Jurkovic 17.547 102.582
5 78H Skylar Holzhausen 17.574 102.424
6 77 Jonathan Eilen 17.592 102.319
7 91 Ty Majeski 17.619 102.162
8 36 Kyle Shear 17.625 102.128
9 5s Travis Sauter 17.65 101.983
10 58 Cardell Potter 17.688 101.764
11 77 Ross Kenseth 17.695 101.724
12 97 James Swan 17.75 101.408
13 43 Matt Kocourek 17.799 101.129
14 75t Joel Theisen 17.824 100.987
15 39 Andrew Morrisey 17.825 100.982
16 14 Austin   Nason 17.831 100.948
17 64 Griffin   McGrath 17.833 100.936
18 11 Bobby Kendall 17.912 100.491
19 1 Nick Barstad 17.95 100.279
20 76 Jason Weinkauf 18.017 99.906
21 19 Johnny Baumeister JR 18.043 99.762
22 34 Brandon Hill 18.059 99.673
23 57 Landry Potter 18.327 98.216
5:00
Looks like Skylar Holzhausen will get a few laps before we end for the day.
4:59
4:59
The Calypso Lemonade Border Wars II 150 will feature the best of the ARCA Midwest Tour and the ARCA/CRA Super Series on Monday, May 26th at Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville, Indiana. Last month, Brian Campbell won the first Border Wars event of the year at Toledo Speedway. Will he go back-to-back or will one of the ARCA Midwest Tour Touring Stars take home the checkered flag. Click here for more information.
4:59
Before we close out our coverage today, we will post the times from the fifth session and an overall list of the best times today.
4:58
Paul Shafer Jr. appears to be the last car out for the day as we have a few minutes remaining.
4:56
Chris Weinkauf is still the fastest with Michael Bilderback in second and Jeremy Miller in third.
4:54
James Swan, Ross Kenseth and Austin Nason are out. Jonathan Eilen also rolls out.
4:51
Andrew Morrissey and Landry Potter are now out. There is less than 10 minutes remaining in practice for today.
4:50
4:49
The 2014 Southern Super Series will be decided at the 30th Annual All-American 400 at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. Last year, Daniel Hemric beat out Bubba Pollard for the championship while Chase Elliott hoisted the guitar in victory lane. Who will get the famous guitar and who will be the 2014 SSS champion? Make your plans now to be a part of this memorable event. Click here for more information.
4:49
According to his wife, who is assisting with the coverage this weekend, he is running a limited schedule this year. He will be at the next ARCA Midwest Tour race on Saturday, May 17 at State Park Speedway.
4:49
Comment From Guest

Is Chris Wimmer doing any racing this year?

4:48
Michael Bilderback is out by himself now. He just went to second quick with a 17.437.
4:47
Chris Weinkauf goes to the top of the charts with a 17.339. That is the fastest lap of the day.
4:43
Chris Weinkauf comes out to join him.
4:42
Miller pulls off and Matt Kocourek now has the track to himself.
4:42
Miller goes back to the top of the chart with a 17.598.
4:41
Nick Barstad, Ty Majeski, and Jeremy Miller are out.
4:40
Travis Sauter, Paul Shafer Jr. and Skylar Holzhausen are now out. Kyle Shear is still at the top with Sauter going to P2 and Potter in third. Sauter ran a 17.650. Shear has a 17.625.
4:36
4:36
One of the biggest early-season Outlaw Super Late Model events in the country takes place on May 24…it’s the Joy Fair Memorial presented by Diamond Pistons at Flat Rock Speedway. Be there when some of the baddest and fastest racecars on the planet battle in a historic event at the Flat Rock bullring. Click here for more information.
4:36
Landry Potter, Brandon Hill and Ross Kenseth roll out for their runs.
4:34
Jonathan Eilen, Bobby Kendall and Andrew Morrissey. Kyle Shear still has the fastest.
4:31
Now Kyle Shear goes to the top with a 17.625.
4:31
Cardell Potter is P1 early in this session. (Speed51.com photo)
4:30
Cardell Potter is currently the fastest with a 17.688.
4:29
Austin Nason and Kyle Shear are back out.
4:27
The track is now open for the final time today for the ARCA Midwest Tour. Johnny Baumeister, Cardell Potter and Jason Weinkauf are out.  
4:16
Bobby Kendall was eighth in the last session.
4:13
ARCA Midwest Tour

Joe Shear Classic

Practice #4

Pos No. Name Best Tm Best Speed
1 91 Ty Majeski 17.496 102.881
2 87 Nathan Haseleu 17.542 102.611
3 87m Jeremy Miller 17.546 102.587
4 2B Michael Bilderback 17.609 102.22
5 5s Travis Sauter 17.623 102.139
6 77 Ross Kenseth 17.637 102.058
7 63 Gary LaMonte 17.666 101.891
8 11 Bobby Kendall 17.67 101.868
9 77 Jonathan Eilen 17.683 101.793
10 36 Kyle Shear 17.697 101.712
11 25 Jeff Storm 17.701 101.689
12 43 Matt Kocourek 17.722 101.569
13 58 Cardell Potter 17.732 101.511
14 97 James Swan 17.768 101.306
15 75 Chris Weinkauf 17.811 101.061
16 64 Griffin   McGrath 17.82 101.01
17 1 Nick Barstad 17.828 100.965
18 41 Donnie Reuvers 17.848 100.852
19 8G Boris Jurkovic 17.869 100.733
20 14 Austin   Nason 17.869 100.733
21 39 Andrew Morrisey 17.91 100.503
22 34 Brandon Hill 17.969 100.173
23 19 Johnny Baumeister JR 18.048 99.734
24 57 Landry Potter 18.138 99.239
25 75t Joel Theisen 18.188 98.966
4:08
We will have the fourth session practice times shortly.
4:05
Practice session #4 has ended for the ARCA Midwest Tour. They will have one more session before we close out for today.
4:02
4:02
The ARCA Midwest Tour will head to State Park Speedway on Saturday, May 17th for a 125-lap event at the Wimmer owned facility. It will be a full racing program with the SPS local divisions in action that night. Qualifying is at 4pm, with the autograph session at 5pm, Racing at 6pm. Click here for more information.
4:00
Nathan Haseleu is currently P2.
3:59
Reuvers, LaMonte and McGrath are now out.
3:56
Ty Majeski just posted a 17.496. He is now P1.
3:54
Ross Kenseth getting some practice.
3:53
3:53
Marshfield Motor Speedway is located right in the middle of Wisconsin. The half-mile oval features a weekly Saturday night program including their popular Yellow River Racing Series. The first event will start on May 24.Click here for more information.
3:53
Ty Majeski rolls out. Theisen and Kenseth are still out.
3:52
Kyle Shear, Joel Theisen, and Ross Kenseth are out on the track.
3:52
Kendall goes to P4 during that run with a 17.637.
3:48
Cardell Potter talks with Brandon Selle and other crew members during practice. (Speed51.com photo)
3:48
Bobby Kendall, Nick Murgic and Paul Shafer Jr. roll out.
3:47
Haseleu just posted a 17.542. He is at the top.
3:46
Jeremy Miller goes to the top of the chart with a 17.546.
3:46
Jonathan Eilen comes out.
3:45
Jeremy Miller is out with his MIS Super Late Model. Haseleu is out along with Brandon Hill.
3:44
Top Five so far…

1. Travis Sauter 17.623
2. Ross Kenseth 17.637
3. Chris Weinkauf 17.811
4. Matt Kocourek 17.812
5. Jeff Storm 17.845

3:43
Landry Potter and Jeff Storm head out.
3:42
Chris and Jason Weinkauf are the only two on track now.
3:40
Jason Weinkauf gets some last minute tips from his wife and son before heading out for practice. (Speed51.com photo)
3:40
3:40
The stars of the Southern Super Series will make their first of three appearances at Montgomery Motor Speedway in Montgomery, Alabama on Saturday, May 10th. Last year, Augie Grill held off Daniel Hemric and Bubba Pollard to win his first Southern Super Series event. Click here for more information.
3:40
Griffin McGrath represents Iowa this weekend. (Speed51.com photo)
3:39
Next three are Griffin McGrath, Andrew Morrissey and James Swan.
3:38
Kocourek goes to P2 with a 17.812, Nason is fourth with a 17.869 and Reuvers is fifth fifth with a 17.905.
3:36
Nathan Haseleu holds the fastest lap of the day and is in line to get back on track. (Speed51.com photo)
3:35
Matt Kocourek, Austin Nason and Donny Reuvers are the next three out.
3:34
Sauter posts a 17.623 with Jurkovic posting a 17.869. Theisen had an 18.188.
3:33
Boris Jurkovic, Joel Theisen and Travis Sauter are now out.  
3:31
Super late models, including last years race winner, Travis Sauter, get ready for practice. (Speed51.com photo)
3:30
Practice is back underway for the ARCA Midwest Tour cars.  Skylar Holzhausen, Nick Murgic and Cardell Potter are the first three cars out. Only three cars will be out at a time today.  
3:25
Super late models will have 2 more practice sessions today. They will be back on track any minute now.
3:21
3:21
Practice will continue until 5pm CT today.

Here is Sunday’s schedule.Sunday May 4th:
9:30AM: Pit Gate Opens
9:30AM: Tire Sales Begin (Top 20 then Post Mark Entry)
9:30AM: Unapproved Saturday/Sunday Cars Only Tech Open ARCAMT
10:45AM: Drivers Meeting
11:30AM: ARCAMT Practice (60 Mins)
12:30PM: Midwest Trucks Practice (35 Mins)
1:15PM: Qualifying Begins (SLM, Trucks)
2:15PM: Opening Ceremonies!

2:30PM: Racing Begins
ARCAMT Transfer Qualifier: 15 Laps
Midwest Trucks Heat Races : 8 Laps (2)
ARACMT Fast Dash: 12 Laps
ARCAMT Last Chance: 20 Laps
Midwest Truck Feature: 40 Laps
Joe Shear Classic 100
(Break at Lap 64, 36 Lap Dash to Follow)

3:12
3:12
The Calypso Lemonade Border Wars II 150 will feature the best of the ARCA Midwest Tour and the ARCA/CRA Super Series on Monday, May 26th at Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville, Indiana. Last month, Brian Campbell won the first Border Wars event of the year at Toledo Speedway. Will he go back-to-back or will one of the ARCA Midwest Tour Touring Stars take home the checkered flag. Click here for more information.
3:10
The MIS safety crew is taking a short break.  The track will be silent for the next few minutes.  The ARCA Midwest Tour will be out next for their fourth session.  
3:06
Nick Barstad goes over his setup thoughts with his crew.
3:00
Haseleu’s time of 17.426 is the fastest of the day
2:59
ARCA Midwest Tour

Joe Shear Classic Practice #3

No. Name Best Tm
1 87 Nathan Haseleu 17.426
2 77 Ross Kenseth 17.559
3 2B Michael Bilderback 17.57
4 5s Travis Sauter 17.58
5 11 Bobby Kendall 17.615
6 64 Griffin   McGrath 17.751
7 97 James Swan 17.786
8 75 Chris Weinkauf 17.81
9 25 Jeff Storm 17.834
10 43 Matt Kocourek 17.84
11 14 Austin   Nason 17.859
12 63 Gary LaMonte 17.865
13 58 Cardell Potter 17.911
14 8 Boris Jurkovic 17.935
15 91 Ty Majeski 17.942
16 39 Andrew Morrisey 17.966
17 34 Brandon Hill 18.013
18 1 Nick Barstad 18.016
19 78H Skylar Holzhausen 18.043
20 19 Johnny Baumeister JR 18.086
21 75t Joel Theisen 18.127
22 77 Jonathan Eilen 18.138
23 57 Landry Potter 18.37

 

2:47
2:47
The Flip Merwin Memorial is the first of three memorial events on the 2014 State Park Speedway schedule. The Wimmer family owned track, located west of Wausau, WI, will remember a close friend, pit crew member, and celebrated snowmobile racer with this annual event. Click here for more information.
2:45
Joe Hunter of the Swiss Colony talks ARCAMT VP Steve Einhaus.
2:43
The trucks are on track for practice
2:40
Third practice comes to an end. We will have a full rundown shortly
2:39
Schafer has the track to himself as third practice winds down
2:36
Boris Jurkovic (Speed51.com photo)
2:36
Travis Sauter in turn one. (Speed51.com photo)
2:36
Kenseth, who is currently second quick, returns to the track
2:35
McGrath makes a long run and is joined by Baumeister and Cardell Potter
2:30
Nothing like seeing cars on the track! Don’t miss the #ShearClassic @MISRacing tomorrow!youtu.be/9IGOxLsCpOQ #ARCAMT
2:30
2013 ARCAMT Rookie of the Year James Swan waits to go out. (Speed51.com photo)
2:29
Holzhausen, Chris Weinkauf and Swan are on track with about 10 minutes left in this practice session
2:28
2:28
It is the number one Outlaw Super Late Model event in the nation! The Kalamazoo Klash XXII will take place on Wednesday, August 13 at the Kalamazoo Speedway in Kalamazoo, MI. Last year, Terry Senneker won the Klash and picked up the $10,000 check. It was the second year in a row, and third Klash win overall in his career. Mike “Bubba” Brooks, Phil Bozell and many more will try to take over Senneker’s place on top of the podium in 2014. Click here to make your plans now for this year’s event!
2:27
Haseleu’s lap of 17.426 at the beginning of practice is the fastest of the day so far
2:26
Haseleu still fastest so far this practice, being chased by Bilderback, Sauter, Kendall and McGrath
2:23
Jeff Fultz pushes Kyle Shear’s car in the practice line. Shear is using the same number as the late Joe Shear. Kyle is a relative of Joe. (Speed51.com photo)
2:23
Schafer back on track after an earlier incident along with LaMonte
2:19
Kocourek, Nason and Landry Potter on track
2:18
Bobby Kendall has posted the fastest lap so far overall for today. (Speed51.com photo)
2:16
2012 ARCAMT Champion Jonathan Eilen is on track with McGrath and Austin Nason
2:16
Haseleu still paces the field with a 17.426, Kenseth second and Sauter third
2:15
Midwest Tour cars wait to head out. (Speed51.com photo)
2:14
Kenseth, McGrath and Theisen on track
2:14
Paul Shafer Jr. told us that his throttle linkage came loose. Crew fixed it and is back in line for practice.
2:13
Casey Johnson has finished practice for today. He said the car is pretty good. He is heading over to race at Jefferson Speedway tonight.
2:13
2:13
The stars of the Southern Super Series will make their first of three appearances at Montgomery Motor Speedway in Montgomery, Alabama on Saturday, May 10th. Last year, Augie Grill held off Daniel Hemric and Bubba Pollard to win his first Southern Super Series event. Click here for more information.
2:12
Storm, Majeski and Theisen currently on track
2:09
Haseleu sets the pace early with a 17.426. Swan, Holzhausen and Travis Sauter on track
2:07
Schafer gets a push off the track, we are about to go back to green. Morrissey, Murgic and Haseleu on track
2:05
Schafer slow to the middle to out the caution
2:03
Super Late models hit the track for third practice. Morrissey, Schafer and Murgic are the first cars out
1:56
Trucks have finished their second session. The MIS Sportsman are back out. The ARCA Midwest Tour cars will be out shortly for their third session.

If you are near the track today, come on out and get a peak at who will be racing tomorrow. There is free grandstand admission today.

1:54
1:54
ARCA Midwest Tour

Joe Shear Classic

Practice #2 Results

1 11 Bobby Kendall 17.577
2 77 Ross Kenseth 17.639
3 5 Travis Sauter 17.745
4 5 Casey Johnson 17.840
5 41 Donny Reuvers 17.846
6 14 Austin Nason 17.847
7 75 Chris Weinkauf 17.913
8 25 Jeff Storm 17.929
9 2 Michael Bilderback 17.939
10 63 Gary LaMonte 17.953
11 91 Ty Majeski 17.983
12 39 Andrew Morrissey 18.018
13 1 Nick Barstad 18.026
14 43 Matt Kocourek 18.029
15 87 Nathan Haseleu 18.094
16 64 Griffin McGrath 18.138
17 97 James Swan 18.143
18 77 Jonathan Eilen 18.145
19 58 Cardell Potter 18.169
20 34 Brandon Hill 18.212
21 57 Landry Potter 18.285
22 75 Joel Theisen 18.360
23 40 Jeremy Lepak 18.372
24 78 Skylar Holzhausen 18.395

 

1:47
Madison International Speedway has a special billboard in their victory lane this year. (ARCA Midwest Tour photo)
1:44
We will have a full rundown of practice times shortly. The trucks return to the track for practice
1:44
That concludes the second practice for the super late models
1:40
Jeremy Miller, Matt Kocourek and Cardell Potter currently on track
1:38
Holzhausen and McGrath are the two cars on track and second practice winds down
1:36
Jeremy Lepak, Bobby Kendall and Casey Johnson are currently on track at MIS
1:35
1:35
It’s the same great event but with a new date in 2014. The Battle at Berlin 251 will take place on July 18-19 at Berlin Raceway in Marne, MI. See the best Super Late Model drivers battle it out on the tricky famous oval. Click here for more information.
1:33
Headed to @MISRacing tomorrow? Don’t 4get to get a photo in #ScagVictoryLane & win!@ScagPower #ARCAMT #ShearClassic pic.twitter.com/k01AdLJhBI
1:32
Chris Weinkauf returns to the track, he was fastest in first practice
1:31
Ross Kenseth to the top of the charts with a 17.693. Travis Sauter second and Donny Reuvers third
1:30
Gary LaMonte and Boris Jurkovic are also on track right now
1:29
2011 Joe Shear Classic winner Ross Kenseth is on track for the first time today
1:27
Always a great race @MISRacing. 🙂 #ShearClassic RT @ScagPower: we are excited for the race tomorrow!
1:26
2007 ARCA Midwest Tour Champion Nathan Haseleu is out for the first time today.
1:25
Brandon Hill and Johnny Baumeister are out. Shafer also joins them.
1:23
Jeff Storm heads back out.
1:22
James Swan, and Skylar Holzhausen are each out for the first time today. Michael Bilderback and Jeremy Miller are back out.
1:21
1:21
Anderson Speedway will host the Redbud 300 with a new date in 2014. This year’s Super Late Model ARCA/CRA Super Series event will take place on Saturday, June 14 at the famed quarter-mile high-banked oval in Anderson, Indiana. Last year, Johnny Van Doorn picked up a big win in a star-studded field. Click here for more information.
1:20
Jeremy Lepak is looking for his first ARCAMT win. (Speed51.com photo)
1:17
Matt Kocourek, and Griffin McGrath join Sauter. Sauter just posted a 17.745 and goes to P1.

1:15
Ty Majeski, Cardell Potter, and defending Joe Shear Classic winner Travis Sauter are now out. It is appearing they are sending three cars out at a time.  
1:14
Austin Nason has the second fastest lap so far in this session with a time of 17.847. Kendall is third fastest with a 17.896.
1:12
1:11
Bobby Kendall, Austin Nason and 2012 Joe Shear Classic winner Andrew Morrissey are now out on the track.  
1:09
Donny Reuvers just posted a lap time of 17.846.  
1:07
Donny Reuvers is also out on Wisconsin’s Fastest Half Mile oval.  
1:07
Jonathan Eilen, Joel Theisen, and Paul Shafer Jr are out.  Shafer is running for the Rookie of the Year in the ARCAMT.  He is the 2013 Illiana Motor Speedway Super Late Model champion. He is only 17-years-old.  
1:04
Track is now open for the second session for the ARCA Midwest Tour.  
1:00
1:00
The Calypso Lemonade Border Wars II 150 will feature the best of the ARCA Midwest Tour and the ARCA/CRA Super Series on Monday, May 26th at Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville, Indiana. Last month, Brian Campbell won the first Border Wars event of the year at Toledo Speedway. Will he go back-to-back or will one of the ARCA Midwest Tour Touring Stars take home the checkered flag. Click here for more information.
1:00
The Trucks ended their session and the MIS Sportsman are out for their first session of the day.
12:59
Brandon Hill won the first ARCAMT race at Madison in 2007. (Speed51.com photo)
12:54
ARCA Midwest Tour

Joe Shear Classic

Practice #1

1 75 Chris Weinkauf 17.873
2 5 Casey Johnson 17.901
3 25 Jeff Storm 17.970
4 14 Austin Nason 17.985
5 63 Gary LaMonte 18.028
6 11 Bobby Kendall 18.084
7 77 Jonathan Eilen 18.152
8 58 Cardell Potter 18.156
9 41 Donny Reuvers 18.169
10 91 Ty Majeski 18.206
11 1 Nick Barstad 18.344
12 40 Jeremy Lepak 18.375
13 75 Joel Theisen 18.635
14 2 Michael Bilderback 18.831

 

12:44
The first session has ended for the ARCA Midwest Tour. The Trucks are out for a practice session. They will have the track to the top of the hour. We will post a rundown of practice times shortly.
12:41
12:41
The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour will make their second trip to Lebanon, Missouri’s I-44 Speedway on Saturday, May 17th for the Master of the Pro’s 144. This is quickly coming one of the premiere Pro Late Model events in the heartland as the best of the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour will compete in a 144-lap event that will pay $8,000 to win along with the winner receiving the prestigious green jacket. Click here for more information.
12:41
Winds are out of the west today and are gusty at times. We can hear some of the drivers saying they are hitting a head wind down the frontstretch.
12:41
Jurkovic is driving the #8 car this year for Mike Butz and is part of the ARCAMT Touring Star program.
12:40
Jeremy Lepak, Johnny Baumeister and Boris Jurkovic are now out.
12:37
We have about five minutes left in the first session. Chris Weinkauf is back out. It appears the other car is Landry Potter. He is on the entry list as car #57, but we are seeing #22 on his car. Brandon Hill is also out for the first time today.
12:34
Jeff Storm is third quick so far in this session. (Speed51.com photo)
12:33
Johnny Baumeister out for practice. (Speed51.com photo)
12:31
Barstad and Donny Reuvers comes out along with his teammate Joel Theisen. Reuvers is driving a different car than what he hoped to have at Madison after a bad wreck a few weeks ago at Toledo Speedway.
12:28
Comment From Chris

Good Luck to the Deuce Nickel of J.Storm

12:27
So far, we are showing 11 different cars posting time, but a couple were out without a transponder. Chris Weinkauf still has the fastest with a 17.873.
12:26
Jeff Storm and Johnny Baumeister come out for the first time today.
12:25
Comment From Jim Swan

Hey Speed51! Thanks for the coverage! Watching #97 James Swan from here in Summerville SC!

12:24
Chris Weinkauf goes to the top with a 17.873.
12:23
Cardell Potter comes back out and is joined by Austin Nason.
12:23
Kyle Shear is here with a new program under the watchful eye of Jeff Fultz.
12:22
Bobby Kendall is back out. Kyle Shear is out for the first time. Chris Weinkauf just took a few laps.
12:18
Comment From Ashlynn

Good Luck Ty Majeski!!!! #91

12:18
LaMonte goes to P2 with an 18.028.
12:18
Jonathan Eilen, 2012 ARCAMT Champion is out for his first run of the day.
12:17
Johnson did have a transponder in his car and is showing up on the timing/scoring. He is at the top of the chart with a 17.901.
12:17
Gary LaMonte joins McGrath and Majeski on track.
12:16
Comment From Ashlynn

Good Luck Ross Kenseth #77

12:16
Ty Majeski heads out. We are not showing a transponder on McGrath’s car.
12:15
12:15
Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile Oval returns to Friday nights in 2014. Three of their nights will include their Super Late Model Triple Crown Series. Round one will take place on Friday, May 30. Round two on Friday, July 11 and round three on Friday, August 8. Click here for more information.
12:14
Johnson pulls off and Griffin McGrath comes out.
12:13
Johnson doesn’t have a transponder on his car, but listening to his radio, his crew just reported he just ran a 17.906.
12:12
Casey Johnson is currently the only car on the track. Johnson is the 2013 Madison Triple Crown Series champion and running for Rookie of the Year in the ARCA Midwest Tour in 2014.
12:09
Nick Barstad comes out to make his first laps today.
12:09
One driver who was hoping to get some practice time today is Johnny Sauter. Yesterday, they found a mechanical issue which they fixed last night and are en route to Madison now.
12:08
Bobby Kendall is currently the fastest early with a time of 18.176.
12:08
Cardell Potter comes out along with Jeremy Miller. Miller will be testing two cars today. He has his ARCA Midwest Tour car along with his other car that he will be using on Friday nights at MIS.
12:07
2012 ARCA Midwest Tour champion Jonathan Eilen and his son Kelby are enjoying the sunny day. (Speed51.com photo)
12:05
Quick correction, the Midwest Tour cars will get 40-minute sessions.
12:03
Bobby Kendall will be the first car out. Michael Bilderback is the second car out.
12:03
12:03
The Third Annual ARCA Fest at the Milwaukee Mile moves to the weekend of June 6-8 this year. See the best in the ARCA Midwest Tour, JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, Mid-American Series, Vintage, and Midwest Trucks compete on the historic mile oval. Tickets go on sale on March 15.Click here for more information.
12:00
Comment From Chris

Will transponders be used for practice times

12:00
Yes, transponders will be up for today. They are going in 20 minute intervals. When we get rundowns, we will be more than happy to post them.
11:57
About five minutes away from practice getting underway at Madison. The ARCA Midwest Tour won’t be the only division practicing today. The Madison weekly divisions also have the opportunity practice today as well. The divisions will rotate around all afternoon.
11:51
11:51
The ARCA Midwest Tour will head to State Park Speedway on Saturday, May 17th for a 125-lap event at the Wimmer owned facility. It will be a full racing program with the SPS local divisions in action that night. Qualifying is at 4pm, with the autograph session at 5pm, Racing at 6pm. Click here for more information.
11:45
There are currently 32 cars entered for Sunday’s Joe Shear Classic. To see the updated entry list, please visit: http://arcamidwesttour.com/…
11:39
Today is the debut of Midwest Tour Live powered by Speed 51. All year long the staff of Speed 51 and the ARCA Midwest Tour will be providing live coverage of the ARCA Midwest Tour as they travel around to six different states in the Midwest. You can read more about this new partnership at: http://www.speed51.com/2014…
11:34
11:30
Today is practice day for Sunday’s sixth annual Joe Shear Classic at MIS. Cars will hit the track at noon and will rotate throughout the afternoon. There is free grandstand admission, so if you are in the area, stop on out and get a peak of what you can see tomorrow.
11:29
Good morning from Madison International Speedway for today’s coverage of practice on Midwest Tour Live.

Trackside Now: Midwest Tour Live powered by Speed51.com – Joe Shear Classic Practice – Madison – Saturday May 3, 2014