GREEN BAY, Wis. (September 22, 2022) – No driver has been better than Justin Mondeik when it comes to collecting Super Late Model Championships over the last three seasons.
Mondeik has won the last three Championships at State Park Speedway, two at Golden Sands Speedway, and one at Norway Speedway. On Sunday he could add a TUNDRA Super Late Model Series title to his collection after the Carl Wegner 100 at Dells Raceway Park.
“I’ve been fortunate over the past three seasons to find more speed than we have ever had,” Mondeik said. “This would be my first traveling series championship, so it would mean a lot to us.”
The battle for the points Championship could very well come down to the final laps of the race, as it did last season. Mondeik holds a six-point lead over the team of Dalton Zehr and John Beale, and has a 22-point pad on defending series Champ Riley Stenjem. Although he’s been in opportunities like this quite a few times over the last three years, there is still a level of excitement, Mondeik said.
“It’s exciting going into the final race being the points leader. A lot can happen good or bad, but I’m happy to be in the position to contend for the title,” Mondeik added.
Mondeik put himself into this position with consistently strong runs. He finished Second in the opener at WIR, Third at Norway, and won the Bev Aschenbrenner Memorial at Marshfield. His lone hiccup was at Golden Sands, where he recovered from some contact to finish Ninth.
“It’s a tough series with a lot of competition,” Mondeik said. “It makes it enjoyable when we visit all the different tracks. It’s unfortunate that the State Park Speedway race didn’t happen and the series will only be five races this year, but we will just have to go into Dells and take care of business.”
Over the past few visits to Dells Raceway Park, Mondeik has shown improvement. He finished Seventh in last year’s TUNDRA finale. He has shown good speed and contended well in past Alive For Five events too.
“I’m honestly not focusing on points and treating it like any other race,” Mondeik said. “We plan to unload off the truck quick and if we’re good enough on Sunday, we will have enough to win.”
Should Mondeik have what it takes to hang on for the title he will become the seventh different driver to win a TUNDRA Championship since the series began in 2011. He would also be the first from Central Wisconsin.
TUNDRA will be joined on Sunday by the UMA 602 Late Models and the INEX Legends. Qualifying begins at 12:30 with racing at 2pm.
Dells Raceway Park is located at N1070 Smith Rd outside of Wisconsin Dells, Wis. For more information visit http://www.dellsracewaypark.com