2023 The Bear 66 Results – Wisconsin Int’l Raceway

The Bear 66 Presented by Great Lakes Testing

PosCar #DriverHometownLaps
12Sawyer EffertzDarboy, WI66
247Maxwell SchultzReedsville, WI66
352Brock HeinrichWausau, WI66
425Jeff StormWaterford, WI66
510Andy MondayAppleton, WI66
656Kole GuralskiWausau, WI66
72Lowell BennettNeenah, WI66
8119Dalton ZehrVerona, WI66
979Barrett PolhemusTomball, TX66
102Jordan ThielDarboy, WI66
117Mitchell HaverWest Bend, WI66
1244Justin MondeikGleason, WI66
1340Jeremy LepakWausau, WI64
1491Mickie SchallieDarboy, WI58
1517Grant GriesbachPewaukee, WI50
1687Colin ReffnerWisconsin Rapids, WI45
1745Jeff VanOudenhovenKimberly, WI39
188Chad ButzGreen Bay, WI22
1936Tim SpringstrohFreedom, WI21
2017Issac TherrienSeymour, WI11

8-Lap Heat One

PosCar #DriverHometown, WI
179Barrett PolhemusTomball, TX
236Tim SpringstrohFreedom, WI
391Mickie SchallieDarboy, WI
47Mitchell HaverWest Bend, WI
556Kole GuralskiWausau, WI
617Issac TherrienSeymour, WI

8-Lap Heat Two

PosCar #DriverHometown, WI
145Jeff VanOudenhovenKimberly, WI
210Andy MondayAppleton, WI
317Grant GriesbachPewaukee, WI
425Jeff StormWaterford, WI
552Brock HeinrichWausau, WI
62Jordan ThielDarboy, WI
78Chad ButzGreen Bay, WI
840Jeremy LepakWausau, WI
947Maxwell SchultzReedsville, WI

Fast Five Dash

PosCar #DriverHometown, WI
144Justin MondeikGleason, WI
22Sawyer EffertzDarboy, WI
387Colin ReffnerWisconsin Rapids, WI
42Lowell BennettNeenah, WI
5119Dalton ZehrVerona, WI

Ken’s Sports Fast Qualifier: Dalton Zehr – 19.068 seconds


KAUKAUNA, Wis. (May 13, 2023) – For the first time in the ten trips the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series has made to Wisconsin International Raceway, the trophy won’t be traveling far to be displayed in its new home. Sawyer Effertz “protected the house” for the hometown racers, by powering to the front of the field and outlasting the field on a late restart.

The win also snapped a long drought for the racer from nearby Darboy.

“It was a lot of hard work over the winter with help from a lot of great people. It’s nice that after nine years it finally paid off. I’m glad I was able to defend the house today,” Effertz said.

The win did not come without its challenges from the outsiders. Effertz had a lengthy tussle with Brock Heinrich in the middle portion of the race and had to keep an eye on a fast-closing Dalton Zehr, who had set fast time earlier in the day.

Fresh off a win in the Mid-Am Racing Series main just prior to the green flag, Maxwell Schultz seized the top spot from Heinrich from the front row. Just as the field was starting to sort out contact between Jeff VanOudenhoven and Lowell Bennett resulted in the first caution of the day. Both would continue.

Schultz elected to take the outside line for the restart. Although he held the lead for five more laps, Heinrich found a surge and grabbed the lead going down the front stretch. Schultz was not yet in the clear as he was feeling pressure from Effertz – who had already charged into the Top Five from his Tenth Place starting spot – Andy Monday, Grant Griesbach, and Jeff Storm. 

After a save coming out of turn two Schultz surrendered Second with Storm and Griesbach charging past, as well.  The field then began to settle into place until another caution fell for a spin on lap 12.

On the restart Heinrich elected the inside line, which is uncommon at WIR.  Effertz went to the outside.

“I thought I got an early birthday present when Brock went to the bottom on the restart, then he beat me,” Effertz said. “I thought that was going to be a problem.”

After 7 laps of side-by-side battling, Effertz fell back to Second and was able to slide just in front of Griesbach. Meanwhile, Zehr was slicing through the field, having moved up to Seventh. He then moved past Schultz for Sixth on lap 22.

Zehr eventually slipped past Colin Reffner and followed past Jeff Storm at the halfway point. Now in Third and Fourth, the duo had some ground to make up on the leaders.  At the same time, Effertz began to close the gap on Heinrich.  The battles were paused with 27 laps remaining as an oil line let go on VanOudenhoven’s machine. Mitch Haver spun on the same lap, bringing out the yellow.

On the restart Effertz went to the outside of Heinich again, seeing if it would work how it normally does at WIR. This time Effertz was able to outduel Heinrich and secure the lead. Heinrich was then left to deal with Zehr in a scrap for Second. 

Another caution paused the action on lap 45 when a suspension piece broke on Colin Reffner sending him to the outside wall. He hopped out of the car, but it was a disappointing end to a day that looked like it would end with a Top Five finish.

A single-file restart allowed Effertz to jump away while Heinrich was left to fend off Zehr. After three laps, Zehr was able to move his way past Heinrich, but by this point Effertz had build a strong advantage.  Zehr was unable to close in on Effertz. In fact, Heinrich reeled him back in to battle for Second.

With six to go Heinrich tried an all-out blitz to steal Second back. His gamble did not pay off as he got sideways and washed up. He and Storm were somehow able to save their machines, but Schultz slipped past and grabbed Third again. A final caution came out as the field came back to the line for lap 63 due to a tangle between Jeremy Lepak and Justin Mondeik.

A final restart brought Zehr to Effertz for one final show down. As the green fell, Effertz surged away. That left Zehr under pressure from the rest of the field. A host of cars would pass as Zehr battled a right side tire going down.

Effertz cruised to a win, Schultz held Second, Heinrich recovered for Third with Storm in Fourth and Andy Monday making a late charge to Fifth.

The next event for the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series is the Bev Aschenbrenner Memorial on Saturday, June 10 at Marshfield Motor Speedway. More information about the event will be available through the TUNDRA web site soon.


GREEN BAY, Wis. (May 9, 2023) – Past TUNDRA and Fox River Racing Club Champions will clash at Wisconsin International Raceway this Saturday for the second running of The Bear 66 presented by Great Lakes Testing.

It will be the tenth time TUNDRA visits the historic half-mile, but only one past winner will be in the field. Translation, the path to Victory Lane may go through Dalton Zehr.

Zehr is the reigning WIR/FRRC Thursday night and Red, White and Blue Champion. He notched the first ever TUNDRA series win at Kaukauna in 2014. Since that time, he has threatened with several podium finishes, but has not recaptured victory.

There will be no shortage of talent looking to keep Zehr from becoming a repeat winner.  From the TUNDRA camp, defending Champion Justin Mondeik will be looking to build on his Second Place finish from last year.  Five-time WIR Champ Jeff VanOudenhoven will be looking to grab the first win for the WIR regulars, coming off a fast time and Third Place finish in 2022.

A hearty host of challengers will be in the mix, including former WIR Champions Lowell Bennett, Andy Monday, and Maxwell Schultz.  Tests from the TUNDRA faithful should be expected from Chad Butz, Jordan Thiel, Brock Heinrich, Colin Reffner, and Kole Guralski.

A few spoilers will add intrigue, as well. They include former WIR Late Model Champion Sawyer Effertz, past WIR point runner up Grant Griesbach, Tim Springstroh, Jeremy Lepak, and Jeff Storm.

Several others will be hoping for strong debuts in TUNDRA action including EPYK Media Rookie of the Year contender Mitchell Haver and Jerry Mueller.

TUNDRA will be joined on the half-mile by the Mid-American Stock Car Series while the WIR ¼-mile Late Models and Wisconsin Sport Trucks will pound the pavement on the tight quarter-mile bullring.

Fan gates open at noon, qualifying is at 12:30pm and racing begins at 2pm. 

The Bear 66 Presented by Great Lakes Testing
Wisconsin International Raceway
Saturday, May 14, 2022

Expected Entries (23) as of 5/9/21
# – Driver, Hometown
2 – Sawyer Effertz, Darboy, Wis.
2 – Jordan Thiel, Darboy, Wis.
2 – Lowell Bennett, Neenah, Wis.
7 – Mitchell Haver, West Bend, Wis. [R]
8 – Chad Butz, Green Bay, Wis.
10 – Andy Monday, Appleton, Wis.
12 – Joshua Butler, Appleton, Wis.
17 – Issac Therrien, Seymour, Wis.
GT17 – Grant Griesbach, Pewaukee, Wis.
24 – Nick Van, Greenville, Wis.
25 – Jeff Storm, Waterford, Wis.
36 – Tim Springstroh, Freedom, Wis.
40 – Jeremy Lepak, Wausau, Wis.
44 – Justin Mondeik, Gleason, Wis.
45 – Jeff VanOudenhoven, Kimberly, Wis.
47 – Maxwell Schultz, Reedsville, Wis.
49 – Jerry Mueller, Richfield, Wis.
52 – Brock Heinrich, Wausau, Wis.
56 – Kole Guralski, Wausau, Wis.
79 – Barrett Polhemus, Wimberly, Tex.
87 – Colin Reffner, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
91 – Mickey Schallie, Darboy, Wis.
119 – Dalton Zehr, Verona, Wis.


GREEN BAY, Wis. (January 2, 2023) – The TUNDRA Super Late Model Series announced its seven-race schedule for the 2023 season Monday, with stops at six familiar race tracks across Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

The season will begin with its yearly visit to Wisconsin International Raceway on Saturday, May 13. Last season TUNDRA honored legendary racer Roger Regeth with The Bear 66, and plans to do so again.

Next it will be the first of two trips to Marshfield Motor Speedway. The first stop is for the traditional Bev Aschenbrenner Memorial on Saturday, June 10.

TUNDRA and Dells Racway Park will celebrate Fourth of July weekend wit the return of the North American Cup Dedicated to Carl Wegner on Saturday, July 1. After two seasons of rounding out the year at DRP, TUNDRA will move back to the holiday weekend for a banner event.

The season reaches its midway point on Saturday, July 29 with its third ever visit to Norway Speedway. The race will be dubbed The Eh Main, and promises to be just as exciting as the back-and-forth affair fans were treated to last season.

A new date has been selected for TUNDRA’s trip to State Park Speedway in Wausau, with the series heading to the quarter-mile for The Rib Mountain Rumble on Sunday, August 13.

Some special circumstances will come this season when TUNDRA makes its traditional Labor Day stop at Golden Sands on Monday, September 4. The race will now be known as The Cleaver Classic, honoring former TUNDRA co-Person of the Year Dave Kronberger. The race was named for Cleaver at the end of the 2019 season.

Finally, the series will make a second stop at Marshfield Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 16 in conjunction with the track’s fall special weekend. The Championship Showdown will be the first time TUNDRA crowns its champion at the sweeping half-mile.

More information about the 2023 TUNDRA season will be coming soon through the TUNDRA web site and social media pages.

The next event for TUNDRA is the annual awards banquet to be held Saturday, January 21 at the Fremont River Deck. Teams are encouraged to RSVP as soon as possible. Information is available HERE

Awards Banquet Set for January 21

GREEN BAY, Wis (December 13, 2022) – The TUNDRA Super Late Model Series will celebrate an unforgettable 2022 season on Saturday, January 21, 2023 with its annual awards ceremony. The location of this year’s ceremony is the Fremont River Deck in Fremont, Wis.

Drivers, teams, and fans are invited to join the festivities. The banquet invite, which includes an agenda for the event is available here: BANQUET INVITE

Rooms are available at the freshly opened Cobblestone Inn and Suites just a block away from the Fremont River Deck. Rooms are available for $99 a night on Friday and Saturday. Attendees can use this link to book or use group code TUNDRA when booking.

For more information about the Fremont River Deck visit their Facebook Page

TUNDRA has announced its 2023 season opener will be at Wisconsin International Raceway on Saturday, May 23. A full schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.

2022 Round Six Dedicated to Carl Wegner – Dells Raceway Park

Carl Wegner 100

PosCar #DriverHometownLaps
1119Dalton ZehrVerona, WI100
244Justin MondeikGleason, WI100
35Casey JohnsonEdgerton, WI100
444Mike LichtfeldPardeeville, WI100
52Jordan ThielDarboy, WI100
617Max KahlerCaledonia, IL100
7100Tristan SwansonNew Market, MN100
877Riley StenjemUtica, WI100
932Jesse BernhagenMarkesan, WI100
1038Jordan DeVoyLake Geneva, WI100
1179Barrett PolhemusTomball, TX100
1287Colin ReffnerWisconsin Rapids, WI100
1310Andy MondayAppleton, WI100
1418Michael OstdiekLakeville, MN100
1556Kole GuralskiWausau, Wis.100
1628Braden BergeElkhorn, WI98
1731Corey JankowskiTomah, WI97
1891Cole ThomasFranklin, WI96
1997Jacob NottestadCambridge, WI77
2080Ryan FarrellEast Troy, WI74
2170Brady BillReedsburg, WI64
2240Curt TillmanRockford, IL44
2316Luke WestenbergJefferson, WI38
2452Brock HeinrichWausau, WI23
2532Steve LichtfeldPortage, WI21
2611Alex PruntyLomira, WIDNS

10-Lap Heat One

PosCar #DriverHometown
177Riley StenjemUtica, WI
252Brock HeinrichWausau, WI
3119Dalton ZehrVerona, WI
497Jacob NottestadCambridge, WI
517Max KahlerCaledonia, IL
62Jordan ThielDarboy, WI
738Jordan DeVoyLake Geneva, WI
811Alex PruntyLomira, WI

10-Lap Heat Two

PosCar #DriverHometown
156Kole GuralskiWausau, Wis.
210Andy MondayAppleton, WI
318Michael OstdiekLakeville, MN
428Braden BergeElkhorn, WI
587Colin ReffnerWisconsin Rapids, WI
6100Tristan SwansonNew Market, MN
732Steve LichtfeldPortage, WI
879Barrett PolhemusTomball, TX
916Luke WestenbergJefferson, WI
1031Corey JankowskiTomah, WI
1140Curt TillmanRockford, IL
1291Cole ThomasFranklin, WI
1332Jesse BernhagenMarkesan, WI

Fast Five Dash

PosCar #DriverHometown, WI
15Casey JohnsonEdgerton, WI
270Brady BillReedsburg, WI
344Justin MondeikGleason, WI
480Ryan FarrellEast Troy, WI
544Mike LichtfeldPardeeville, WI

Fast Time: Mike Lichtfeld – 13.191 seconds, New TUNDRA Track Record


Full Results

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (September 25, 2022) – Although rain may have interrupted the 2022 TUNDRA Super Late Model Championship story line, it couldn’t spoil an intense plot.  

Dalton Zehr cruised to victory in the Carl Wegner 100 on Sunday afternoon and evening at Dells Raceway Park. Behind him Justin Mondeik made a furious late charge to take Second with three laps remaining in the race. The move secured Mondeik’s first TUNDRA title.

It was the second season in a row that a late race pass netted the Championship by three points.

“It feels really good to be a TUNDRA Champion. We’ve been so close over the last few years,” Mondeik said.   “I felt like we had a good game plan coming in. I knew with the bonus points we needed that last position.”

The table was set for the Championship battle earlier in the day during qualifying. As Zehr – who was team driving for points with John Beale this season – had predicted, qualifying provided a big impact.  Zehr went on to qualify outside of the dash, while Mondeik qualified Fourth and gained a little more breathing room.

Some afternoon sun shined on the field during the beginning of the Carl Wenger 100 with Zehr starting on the inside of the second row behind Max Kahler and Jacob Nottestad. Kahler led the first couple of circuits before Nottestad assumed the top spot.  Zehr was in hot pursuit.

As the laps clicked off, a storm was closing in quickly on the facility. Zehr caught Nottestad in lapped traffic on lap 38 and began to size up his options. One lap later Zehr forced his way to the inside and grabbed the lead.  Behind him Nottestad looked to fend off defending race winner Jordan DeVoy with Mondeik not far behind.

The rain finally consumed the facility on lap 47.  After three separate rain showers and a two-hour delay, the drivers unanimously voted to finish the second half of the race.  Once track drying was completed, the lights shined on what would be another title battle to remember.

Zehr restarted in the lead with Nottestad, Mondeik, Casey Johnson and fast qualifier Mike Lichtfeld in the mix.  Zehr escaped at the drop of the green leaving Nottestad to deal with Mondeik and Lichtfeld.

One back under way, it was Lichtfeld who was on the move.  Lichtfeld snuck past Mondeik on lap 60 and brought Johnson along for the ride. One lap later Ryan Farrell stole the Sixth spot. Although Mondeik was down, he was far from out.

Lichtfeld and Johnson continued to cruise in the next ten laps, securing Second and Third. However, they were nearly a straightway behind Zehr.  Just as Mondeik was about to make a move back into the Top Five, something went awry on Ryan Farrell’s machine and he skated into the outside wall on lap 74.

As the field came back to green behind the front row of Zehr and Lichtfeld, Nottestad ducked off the race track.  Johnson then wresteled Second away from Lichtfeld as Zehr ran away from the field again.

Mondeik held close to the battle of Lichtfeld and Johnson. On lap 82 Lichtfeld found an opening and stole Second from Johnson, Mondeik immediately followed into Third.  Mondeik remained within striking distance and started to size up LIchtfeld.

The battle for Second remained furious and almost hit a breaking point when Mondeik bottomed out with 11 laps to go.  He quickly gobbled up the space he lost and went back on the attack with seven laps to go. Mondeik found his way to the inside with four laps to go and after a side-by-side battle, surged ahead at the line on lap 97.  It proved to be enough as Mondeik pulled away to claim Second and the Championship.

Meanwhile, Zehr had built up an insurmountable lead, proving to be extremely strong on the day. He was happy to capture the win, and knew that he was in the thick of a remarkable Championship hunt.

“If we would have made the adjustments we made before the race before qualifying, we might have won the overall,” Zehr explained. “But Mondeik did what he was supposed to do, drove to the position he needed, and you can’t take that away.”

Behind Zehr and Mondeik, Johnson nipped Lichtfeld at the line for Third. Jordan Thiel rounded out the Top Five after starting 13th.

The Championship was something special for Mondeik, who has burst onto the Super Late Model scene over the past few seasons with Championships at State Park Speedway, Golden Sands Speedway, and Norway Speedway.  Now he can say he’s done it on a traveling circuit, as well.

“This is definitely number one. It feels great to win three in a row at our home track and two other tracks, but to be a touring Super Late Model Champion is big for us. We’re really happy,” Mondeik said.

The EPYK Media Rookie of the Year battle was also left to be settled in the event. Texan Barrett Polhemus finished 11th in the Carl Wegner 100 and took the honors.  Polhemus scored three Top Ten finishes in his first three races of the season and finished Eighth in the overall standings.

TUNDRA  would like to thanks its fans, drivers, sponsors, and partner tracks for the 2022 season. An awards banquet will be announced in the coming weeks, as well as plans for the 2023 season.


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


GREEN BAY, Wis. (September 21, 2022) – The partnership of Dalton Zehr and John Beale has been resulted in plenty of Championships for Gildan Racing over the past three years. This year the duo has a chance to capture the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series title as a team.

Nick Panitzke won the TUNDRA Championship in 2013 with the support of Cardell Potter. With some changes and refining to team drivers over the past two seasons, the team of Zehr and Beale could see themselves classified as the first team Champions.  It will be Zehr who looks to close the deal on Sunday in the Wegner 100 at Dells Raceway Park.

“There is only one first in any stat sheet; it would be cool to cement the team driving Championship,” Zehr said.

Zehr and Beale (as a team) trail point leader by Justin Mondeik by only six points.  All things equal, it’s the difference between two to three spots in the feature.  Qualifying will also award points and set the tone for the day. Zehr knows it could be key.

“Sunday is all about qualifying. If I can qualify strong and cut into the points lead it should come down to whoever finishes ahead of the other,” Zehr said.

The title would go along with Zehr’s three solo Championships and Beale’s Rookie of the Year campaign in 2017.  In that season Zehr was Champion, driving the Wayne Brevik-owned 711.  For Zehr, it feels like time to win another title.

“It’s been too long since I have won a TUNDRA Championship,” Zehr said. “Aside from this being a team title, that’s what makes 2022 different.”

Placing himself in the TUNDRA history books is nothing new for Zehr. He is the winningest driver in series history, including a win the last time he competed in a TUNDRA event at Dells Raceway Park in 2020.  It was his fifth series win at the venue.

“I’m excited going into the Dells. It’s always been a good track to me,” he said. “The points battle always adds a different perspective on the race.

If history is any indication, Zehr should be not only a threat for the title, but also a threat to seal it with a win (something he did at Jefferson in 2015).

“Success at a track usually breeds more success,” Zehr said. “Fortunately, way back when I first came to Dells, I unloaded a strong car. That has always given me a good idea of what I’m looking for out of my car.”

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


GREEN BAY, Wis. (September 21, 2022) – One year after securing his first TUNDRA Super Late Model Series Championship, Riley Stenjem has turned from being the chased to being the chaser. 

This Sunday he’ll be looking to make up some ground and claim his second series title in the Carl Wegner 100 at Dells Raceway Park.  Stenjem sits 22 points behind current point leader Justin Mondeik, with the team of Dalton Zehr and John Beale sitting in Second, just six points behind Mondeik.

The approach to Sunday’s race brings a different feel than last season, according to Stenjem.

“I wouldn’t necessarily say that the pressure is off, but it’s definitely a different mindset coming into this race on the hunt versus protecting a point lead like we had to do last year,” Stenjem said.

Stenjem knows that although 22 points isn’t a lot, it can take some luck to overcome.  Having another competitor between himself and the point leader also throws another twist into the plot.

“It’s going to take a near perfect day for us to win the championship this year, and a little bit of help from our competitors to put some cars between us, the 44 [Mondeik] and 119 [Zehr],” Stenjem explained. “We’re definitely excited to be in the position again to race for a championship, although we’d like to be in a better points position it’s still great to be in the hunt.”

Consistency has not been an issue for Stenjem all season long. He has completed every lap and has not finished worse than Seventh this season.  His best finish of the season was Second at Norway, one that he led until late in the race.  Stenjem is hoping they have the magic touch to get to Victory Lane Sunday.

“I don’t necessarily feel like we’re due for a win, we’ve had some good runs and been off some places this year when trying some different setups,” he said. “Hopefully if we get back to the basics setup-wise this weekend we can put ourselves in position to race for the win at the end.”

As a finalist of the Kulwicki Driver Development Program this year, Stenjem has seen some extra spotlight.  Weather delayed some of his plans and pushed other to the sides with postponements and cancellations. He’s looking to have a strong end to the 2022 campaign.

“It would be pretty special if we were able to get back-to-back TUNDRA Championships,” Stenjem said. “It would really put a nice boost to end our season heading into Oktoberfest and Falloween with this only being my second full season in a SLM, trying different ways to find opportunities to get faster and not racing a track more than once all season so far.”

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