June 20, 2019
The must-see event of the weekend is the Dick Trickle 99 at the Dells Raceway Park, Wisconsin Dells, WI.
This week’s must-see event is the Dick Trickle 99 at Dells Raceway Park in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. This race will be run as a normal weekly race for the track with an increased purse which is $4,000 for the Super Late Models this week.
However with the increased purse and the entertainment that comes with the ⅓ mile track, the real draw this week is currently suspended NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck series competitor and former sportsman division champion at the Dells Raceway Park, Johnny Sauter. Sauter, before moving up to the ASA series in the late 90s, was a regular competitor at the track where he won a track championship. The current track record is held by Sauter’s nephew and former NASCAR Xfintity series driver Travis Sauter in a Super Late Model. The race will be a good one as Sauter will have nothing to lose on this free weekend of his and all of the local drivers will be looking to be making a name for themselves as people all across the country will have their eyes on what Sauter is able to do at his home track.
Racing Returns to the Mile
This past weekend in asphalt racing, we had action return to the Milwaukee Mile as the ARCA Midwest tour headed back to the famed track.
The race was an exciting one even before the race started as Ty Majeski set a new track record in a Late Model, and then drew a 17 for the invert, leading him to start deep in the field. The front row was set up as Eddie MacDonald and Casey Roderick who had made his way up to Wisconsin and racing his third race in as many nights.
The first caution flag to fly came out at lap 40 as a competition caution. The first set of pit stops began as the entire field pitted except Preston Peltier and Ryan Ferrell and the two drivers would assume the top two spots for the restart. The middle of the race was the Peltier show until 40 laps to go when Dan Fredrickson took over the lead after restarting fifth with the new tires he had taken during the caution.
On lap 80 another competition caution came out, and it came with another set of pit stops. After the restart, Fredrickson started where he left off and took a dominating lead, until the last 10 laps. With 6 laps remaining, and after a tough battle with Roderick for second, Austin Nason was able to past Fredrickson for the lead and then go on to take the checkered home for the third time in his career in the ARCA Midwest Tour.
Low Down and Dirty
In dirt racing the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series went to Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee for The Big Daddy 60.
The race was the highest paying event in the entire history of Smoky Mountain Speedway as the winner was going to take home a prize of $15,000.
30 laps into the 60 lap feature Hudson O’Neal was able to take the lead from Mike Marlar and O’Neal was able to hold on for the entire second half of the race.
In the closing laps, the feature was given an interesting twist though as the caution flag came out with 11 to go. Second place driver Ricky Wiess, who had passed Josh Richards on lap 47, did not have enough to get by O’Neal as he finished several car lengths behind him.
Rounding out the top five were Richards, Tim McCreadie, and Jimmy Owens. Marlar who was looking for his third victory this month in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series had his night end early after leading the first half of the race when he had his left rear tire go flat, which also brought out a caution.