PORTAGE, Wis. (August 6, 2020) – There may be no hotter driver in the state of Wisconsin right now than Justin Mondeik. With a ton of momentum from a solid start to 2020, Mondeik will be seeking his first TUNDRA Super Late Model Series win this Saturday when he and his fellow TUNDRA Travelers visit his home track – State Park Speedway.
Thus far in 2020, Mondeik has scored wins at State Park Speedway (including the Detjens Memorial), Golden Sands Speedway, and three in consecutive visits to Norway Speedway in Upper Michigan. His feature win total has already hit a career high, and he feels everything is on the right track for this weekend.
“Everything has been going well,” Mondeik said of 2020 thus far. “We have unloaded with great baselines, make minor adjustments, and the car usually comes right to us.”
Mondeik has shown well in the first two TUNDRA races of the season in somewhat unfamiliar territory. He finished Seventh at Dells Raceway Park in Round One and Fourth in Round Two at Jefferson. His early-season efforts place him Sixth in TUNDRA standings, but only 28 points out of the top spot. With three straight TUNDRA events happening in his home territory, Mondeik feels like it’s a good time to strike.
“I honestly feel like we can win the next three TUNDRA races,” he said. “Wausau, Marshfield and Plover are probably our best three tracks. In racing the fastest car doesn’t always win, there are no guarantees, but I feel the 44 will be there at the end.”
Mondeik knows to win Saturday and begin that streak it’ll take a fast race car, but also some patience. State Park Speedway can be tricky, and having some extra experience there could come in handy.
“It’s always a goal to protect home turf. We have run really well everywhere this year,” he said. “I’d say conserving tires is the key at Wausau. It’s really easy to burn them off; you have to know when it’s time to ride and when to fire.”
Should Mondeik score his first TUNDRA victory it could cause a major mix up in the title chase heading into the second half of the six-race season. Ahead of Mondeik sit defending Champion and point leader Casey Johnson, Jefferson winner Gabe Sommers, the team of Dalton Zehr and John Beale, Mike Licthfeld, and the team of Jordan Devoy and James Swan.
TUNDRA will be joined by the Wisconsin Sport Trucks, SPS Pure Stocks, and SPS Mini-Stocks. Qualifying is scheduled for 5:45 with racing at 7.
State Park Speedway is located at 14771 North Mountain Road in Wausau, Wis. For more information visit www.stateparkspeedway.com