Toby Nuttleman is a household name in asphalt late model racing. While a majority of his success has come with Ty Majeski and Brad Mannstedt's Team-M over the past six years, as Majeski has moved up into the NASCAR ranks, Toby has found another Wisconsin short track driver to feature his latest chassis developments. Enter Wisconsin native and two-time Kulwicki Driver Development Program (KDDP) finalist, Justin Mondeik.
On Tuesday, Justin's self-owned race team, De-Mon Racing, LLC, announced his entry to all seven nights of racing for the World Series of Asphalt in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. While this was a big step for his race team, it was the announcement of Toby Nuttleman as his crew chief, debuting Mondeik's new 2020 Toby Car Left Hander Chassis Super Late Model that grabbed the headlines.
"We have been talking about racing in Florida for a while, it just took the right timing with sponsor funding and being able to get my crew down there all at the same time," Mondeik said. "They should all enjoy a break from the Wisconsin winter!"
Many may not know how involved Nuttleman has been in Mondeik's development, but the results are definitely showing. Racking up seven wins and 40 top-five finishes over the past two seasons, Mondeik has competed in 80 Features at 12 different tracks across the Midwest. Mondeik finished third in the 2019 TUNDRA Super Late Model points championship and second at his home track, State Park Speedway.
"I bought my first Toby Car Raven (formerly Ty Majeski's) three years ago and began working with Toby on baseline setups. I then built a new car in 2018 with him named Amelia and last year we built another named Ava. We have seen consistent gains over this time, and I have learned a lot from him over the years," said an energetic Mondeik. "We are just wrapping up the 2020 build, and I am excited to debut "Addy" down at New Smyrna in February."
While the Wisconsin owner/driver has yet to complete a lap at New Smyrna Speedway, his new crew chief is confident they will be in the hunt.
"Justin is a highly motivated individual," Nuttleman began. "He knows these race cars inside and out and puts in the late nights at the shop. This is a new track for him, but we feel confident that we will unload with a good baseline to get him started."
The 54th Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway begins on Friday, February 7. Super Late Models will be in action during seven of the nine nights, with the Orange Blossom 100 finale on Saturday, February 15.
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