DEVOY OUTDUELS BEALE IN THRILLER AT GOLDEN SANDS

PLOVER, Wis. (September 5, 2022) – Monday’s Bank-A-Count 75 for the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series at Golden Sands Speedway was a race that will be burned into the memory banks of many for years to come.

Jordan DeVoy and John Beale put on a thrilling side-by-side display and let the gloves come off in a heavyweight bout over the final two laps. Both drivers survived contact and made wild saves with DeVoy making the final charge to victory.

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The win was DeVoy’s second in a row at Golden Sands and his third career series win.  He became the first driver to win more than one series race at the third-mile in ten events dating back to 2013.  What’s more, DeVoy came from 15th on the starting grid.

Mark Mackesy and Braden Berge pace the field early in the feature event.  Mackesy stepped away early, leaving Berge to deal with defending TUNDRA Champion Riley Stenjem in a battle for Second. A spin on lap four shook up the lineup once again, however.

After the restart Mackesy and Berge resumed the scrap for the lead. It would reach a breaking point when Berge made contact and Mackesy went spinning on lap six. Both continued at the tail of the field, and Stenjem assumed the lead.

On the following restart Stenjem was joined by Terry Schoppenhorst in the front row with Brock Heinrich and Jordan Thiel in the second row. Stenjem was able to grab the lead and bring Heinrich to Second. Behind them Wyatt Brooks, Thiel, Beale, Kendrick Kreyer and Colin Reffner were on the move. Brooks, Thiel, and Beale broke free by lap 15, and Beale immediately went to work on Thiel to take Fourth.

 It was just past lap 20 when it became apparent that Beale and DeVoy would be the cars to watch.  DeVoy had cruised to Eighth by that point and Beale was still on the attack. He slipped past Brooks on lap 22 to secure Third.

Another caution fell on lap 27, tightening up the field. The yellow came as a break for the point leader Justin Mondeik. Although he had been making up ground and was nearing the Top Ten from his 18th Place starting spot, Mondeik inherited a tire rub. The caution allowed him to go to the pits to fix the issue. Leading EPYK Media rookie Barrett Polhemus would do the same.

The restart was single file, as it was the third before the halfway break.  Stenjem, Heinrich, and Beale spaced themselves from the rest of the field.  With plenty of jump, Beale was able to work past Heinrich into Second. Behind them Brooks dropped off, leaving Kreyer, Reffner, and DeVoy to grab some more track position.

Beale methodically chopped away at Stenjem’s lead and caught him just before halfway. He seized his opportunity to grab the inside line and swiftly stole the top spot.  Before Beale could build a sizeable advantage another yellow fell on lap 42 when Berge tangled with Kole Guralski. Guralski was given his spot back as Berge invoked the gentleman’s agreement.

Now past halfway, another double file restart was on tap. Beale was joined on the front row by Heinrich with Stenjem and DeVoy in the second row. Beale mastered the restart, leaving Heinrich in Second and Stenjem trying to fight off DeVoy for Third. Another yellow fell on lap 50 restacking the field once again.

On this restart Beale was followed to the inside lane by Heinrich and Stenjem. That left the outside for DeVoy to restart alongside Beale.  Beale jumped away on the restart, leaving DeVoy to try to fight off Heinrich. Behind them, Reffner moved past Stenjem and Kreyer with a heart-stopping three wide pass on lap 52.

DeVoy shook free of Heinrich and claimed Second on lap 55. He then started to reel in Beale and was to his bumper by lap 60.  The battle was paused with 10 to go when an incident that collected Steve Lichtfeld and Kole Guralski brought out the final yellow.

The last restart was single file, leaving Beale alone out front. DeVoy tested the outside line several times and found some grip on the high side to make his move. The duo stayed side-by-side for four laps until the pivotal final two laps. Beale washed up down the back stretch, leaving little room for DeVoy as he kicked up some dust with his right sides dipping off the racing surface. After the save at the entry of three and four, DeVoy charged back to Beale and nosed his way past, back to the outside and to the lead as the checkered fell. Beale closed in as they approached the checkered, but was forced to settle for Second.

Behind the wild finish, Heinrich held on for a career day with a Third Place finish, Colin Reffner secured a solid day in Fourth, and Ken’s Sports Fast Qualifier Travis Volm rounded out the Top Five.

With just two races to go, Monday’s event tightened up the point battle. Mondeik battled back to finish Ninth, but saw his point lead cut to six points ahead of the team of Beale and Zehr. Stenjem also closed the gap slightly as he sits 22 points back. Colin Reffner crept closer as well, now just 37 points out of the lead.

It will be a quick turnaround for TUNDRA as the make-up State Park Speedway date looms this Sunday, September 11. The event will mark the first time TUNDRA has ever raced twice in the same week.  TUNDRA will be joined by the SPS Mini-Stocks and Mini-Mods as they honor George Seliger, the Wisconsin Sport Trucks, and the Dairyland Vintage Series. Fan gates open at noon  and racing begins at 2pm.

2022 Round Five Results – Golden Sands Speedway

Bank-A-Count 75

PosCar #DriverHometownLaps
138Jordan DeVoyLake Geneva, WI75
25BJohn BealeVerona, WI75
352Brock HeinrichWausau, WI75
487Colin ReffnerWisconsin Rapids, WI75
576Travis VolmMosinee, WI75
677Riley StenjemUtica, WI75
766Kendrick KreyerWisconsin Dells, WI75
89Braison BennettNeenah, WI75
944Justin MondeikGleason, WI75
102Darren JacksonWisconsin Rapids, WI75
112Jordan ThielDarboy, WI75
1279Barrett PolhemusTomball, TX75
1301Bryan MondayAppleton, WI75
14711Alex VolmMosinee, WI75
1528Braden BergeElkhorn, WI75
1612Mark MackesyWausau, WI73
1791Mickey SchallieDarboy, WI70
1832Steve LichtfeldPortage, WI65
1956Kole GuralskiWausau, Wis.65
201Jesse OudenhovenKaukauna, WI50
2112Terry SchoppenhorstBerlin, WI33
2225Wyatt BrooksAmherst, WI30
2313Tyler RadavichFond du Lac, WIDNS

12-Lap Heat One

PosCar #DriverHometown
15BJohn BealeVerona, WI
252Brock HeinrichWausau, WI
328Braden BergeElkhorn, WI
432Steve LichtfeldPortage, WI
579Barrett PolhemusTomball, TX
601Bryan MondayAppleton, WI
71Jesse OudenhovenKaukauna, WI
891Mickey SchallieDarboy, WI
912Terry SchoppenhorstBerlin, WI

12-Lap Heat Two

PosCar #DriverHometown
112Mark MackesyWausau, WI
277Riley StenjemUtica, WI
338Jordan DeVoyLake Geneva, WI
444Justin MondeikGleason, WI
525Wyatt BrooksAmherst, WI
62Darren JacksonWisconsin Rapids, WI
756Kole GuralskiWausau, Wis.
813Tyler RadavichFond du Lac, WI
9711Alex VolmMosinee, WI

Fast Five Dash

PosCar #DriverHometown, WI
166Kendrick KreyerWisconsin Dells, WI
22Jordan ThielDarboy, WI
387Colin ReffnerWisconsin Rapids, WI
476Travis VolmMosinee, WI
59Braison BennettNeenah, WI

Fast Time: Travis Volm – 12.183 seconds

DRIVER, FAN TO SPLIT BANK-A-COUNT BONUS AT GOLDEN SANDS

GREEN BAY, Wis. (September 4, 2022) – Drivers won’t be the only one looking to take home some extra prize money in tomorrow’s TUNDRA Super Late Model Series Round Five at Golden Sands Speedway. Courtesy of Bank-A-Count of Wisconsin Rapids, one lucky, yet skilled, fan will be taking home a cash bonus too.

The winning driver will pocket an extra $500 and one fan who chose him to win take home the same amount of bonus cash.

Fans are entered simply by attending tomorrow’s event at Golden Sands Speedway. Tickets will be given with duplicates to the fans as they arrive. They will then go to a table with containers representing each driver. Fans will drop one of their tickets in the container of the driver they think will win the TUNDRA feature.  After the race has concluded, the winning driver will pull a ticket to select the winner of the fan bonus.

“I love the bonus challenge for the fans,” said 2021 TUNDRA Golden Sands Winner Jordan DeVoy. “Everyone needs someone to root for to keep it interesting.”

Bank-A-Count is a locally owned and operated printer of computer checks, deposit tickets, self-inking stamps, and custom envelopes. In business since 1956, they feature affordable prices, fast, friendly service, a quick turnaround time, and flexibility to meet any customer’s needs. Check them out at www.bank-a-count.com

TUNDRA will be joined by the WIR Quarter-Mile Late Models, Wisconsin Sport Trucks, American Super Cups, Legends, and Bandoleros. All support divisions will compete in qualifying and features, while TUNDRA will have preliminaries to set the feature field. Qualifying is at 12:15pm with racing at 2pm.

Golden Sands Speedway is located on Hwy 54 between Plover and Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. For more information visit http://www.gssraces.com

REGULARS, RIVALS, AND NEW ARRIVALS WILL MEET ON LABOR DAY

GREEN BAY, Wis. (August 31, 2022) – The TUNDRA Super Late Model Series will visit Golden Sands Speedway for the tenth time this coming Monday, September 5 for Round Five. The previous nine visits have seen nine different winners. There is a fair chance a tenth different winner is on the horizon.

Current TUNDRA point leader Justin Mondeik is one of three expected entries who will have a chance to win his second series race at the third-mile. Mondeik, a two-time Champion at the facility, dominated the final event of 2020 on a chilly October night.

The other two drivers in the field with opportunities to notch a second win at Golden Sands are Jordan DeVoy and Mark Mackesy.  Interestingly enough, those drivers are the last two to score back-to-back wins in TUNDRA action. DeVoy won last season’s stop at GSS, then won the finale at Dells Raceway Park. In 2016 Mackesy had won the previous event before scoring the win at Golden Sands.

Getting to Victory Lane again could prove to be a tall task, however, with some powerful competition in the field. John Beale is a two-time Dick Trickle Memorial 99 winner at Golden Sands. Travis Volm has captured a win at two Top Fives at GSS this season. 2021 TUNDRA Champ and Kulwicki Driver Development Program Finalist Riley Stenjem and Jordan Thiel both have Second Place finishes in the event. Colin Reffner is a past fast qualifier for the event, as well.

Beyond those competitors, two drivers in the season Champion chase at Golden Sands, Wyatt Brooks and Darren Jackson, will also be in the field. Brooks has one win this season at the third-mile, while Jackson has shown consistency throughout the season. Another driver with a lot of laps at GSS, Alex Volm, will make his series debut in the Wayne Brevik-owned 711.

Several youngsters – some new faces and some familiar – will also be ones to watch come Monday. Chad Butz comes off a strong season in limited time at Wisconsin International Raceway. Max Kahler brings confidence from big wins at his home track, Rockford Speedway. Former TUNDRA Rookie of the Year Brock Henirich looks for his first win. KDDP Finalist Jacob Nottestad will be seeking his Second TUNDRA win in just three starts. Braison Bennett looks to collect two wins on the weekend competing at Norway on Sunday and coming to Plover on Monday.

The EPYK Media Rookie of the Year battle will continue to be one to watch at Golden Sands. Texan Barrett Polhemus currently leads Wausau’s Kole Guralski, but Guralski has been tightening the gap. Both find themselves in the Top Ten of the TUNDRA season standings with consistently strong finishes.

Of final note – for the TUNDRA history books – Steve Lichtfeld will join Corey Jankowski as the only two drivers to have competed in at least one series race each season since the series began in 2011.  That season, Frank Kreyer was crowned Champion. On Monday his son Kendrick will make his series debut. Kreyer was the Pro Late Model Rookie of the Year at Golden Sands this season.

TUNDRA will be joined by the WIR Quarter-Mile Late Models, Wisconsin Sport Trucks, American Super Cups, Legends, and Bandoleros. All support divisions will compete in qualifying and features, while TUNDRA will have preliminaries to set the feature field. Qualifying is at 12:15pm with racing at 2pm.

Golden Sands Speedway is located on Hwy 54 between Plover and Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. For more information visit http://www.gssraces.com

Round Five
Golden Sands Speedway
Monday, September 5, 2022
Expected Entries (31) as of 8/30/22

# – Driver, Hometown
01 – Bryan Monday, Appleton, Wis.
1 – Jesse Oudenhoven, Kaukana, Wis.
2 – Jordan Thiel, Darboy, Wis.
2 – Darren Jackson, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
5B – John Beale, Verona, Wis.
5 – Jeff Holmgren, East Troy, Wis.
5 – Noah Eisenhower, Freeport, Ill.
8 – Chad Butz, Green Bay, Wis.
12 – Mark Mackesy, Wausau, Wis.
12 – Terry Schoppenhorst, Berlin, Wis.
13 – Tyler Radavich, Fond du Lac, Wis.
17 – Max Kahler, Caledonia, Ill.
25 – Wyatt Brooks, Amherst, Wis.
28 – Braden Berge, Elkhorn, Wis.
31 – Corey Jankowski, Tomah, Wis.
32 – Steve Lichtfeld, Portage, Wis.
38 – Jordan DeVoy, Lake Geneva, Wis.
40 – Curt Tillman, Rockford, IL
44 – Justin Mondeik, Gleason, Wis.
52 – Brock Heinrich, Wausau, Wis.
56 – Kole Guralski, Wausau, Wis. [R]
66 – James Storey, Burlington, Wis. [R]
66 – Kendrick Kreyer, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
76 – Travis Volm, Mosinee, Wis.
77 – Riley Stenjem, Utica, Wis.
79 – Barrett Polhemus, Tomball, Tex. [R]
87 – Colin Reffner, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
97 – Jacob Nottestad, Cambridge, Wis.
107.5 – Darek Gress, Neillsville, Wis.
119 – Braison Bennett, Neenah, Wis.
711 – Alex Volm, Mosinee, Wis.

ROUND FOUR POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 11

WAUSAU, Wis. (August 6, 2022) – Due to the forecast of lasting storms and precipitation during scheduled race time, officials from the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series and State Park Speedway have postponed Round Four until Sunday, September 11.

The event will be an afternoon race with a 2pm start with the same support divisions, including the Mini-Stock/Bandit special.

The next event for the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series is scheduled for Labor Day, Monday, September 5 at Golden Sands Speedway in Plover, Wis. TUNDRA will be joined by the WIR ¼-Mile Late Models, Wisconsin Sport Trucks, and Mini-Stocks/Bandits. Racing begins at 2pm.

TUNDRA TRAVELERS READY TO RUMBLE AT STATE PARK

GREEN BAY, Wis. (August 2, 2022) – The busiest stretch of racing in TUNDRA Super Late Model Series history will reach its capstone event this Saturday at State Park Speedway in Wausau, Wis., with Round Four of the six-race schedule. It will be the third race in four weeks for the series, and the first time with back-to-back events.

Leading the charge will be current TUNDRA point leader and former State Park Speedway Champion Justin Mondeik. Mondeik set fast time and won the last time TUNDRA visited in 2020. He enters the event on a hot streak with three straight podium finishes and a win in the Bev Aschenbrenner Memorial at Marshfield Motor Speedway.

There will be no shortage of contenders looking to keep him out of Victory Lane, including defending Champion Riley Stenjem, Marshfield fast qualifier John Beale, and former Wausau fast qualifier Colin Reffner.

Several other TUNDRA Travelers had strong runs in the last series visit to State Park. Jordan Thiel wheeled his machine to a Second Place finish in a tough battle with Casey Johnson. Mark Mackesy – a two-time TUNDRA winner at his home track – finished Fourth. Wausau native Brock Henrich scored a very popular Top Five finish.

A few other travelers may sneak into the mix including James Swan, Michael Ostdiek, former SPS Champion MG Gajewski, Chad Butz, and Max Kahler.

Aside from the veterans, two rookies will also draw attention in Saturday’s event. Kole Guralski finished Fifth in the Detjens race at State Park and is coming off two solid runs at Norway and Marshfield. Top EPYK Media Rookie Barrett Polhemus has proven to be a fast learner, and will be looking to keep his Top Ten streak alive.

Outside of the sphere of TUNDRA Travelers, local contender Travis Volm is poised to make life difficult for the series regulars. Volm sits Third in State Park standings and has been impressive in weekly racing with two wins and four Top Fives in seven events.

TUNDRA will be joined by the Dairyland Vintage Series, Wisconsin Sport Trucks, and a Bandit/Mini-Stock Special.  Qualifying is set for 5:45pm with racing at 7.

State Park Speedway is located at State Park Speedway is located at 147711 North Mountain Rd in Wausau, Wis. For more information visit http://www.stateparkspeedway.com.

Round Four
State Park Speedway
Saturday, August 6, 2022

Expected Entries (23) as of 8/3/22
# – Driver, Hometown
01 – Bryan Monday, Appleton, Wis.
1 – Jesse Oudenhoven, Kaukana, Wis.
2 – Jordan Thiel, Darboy, Wis.
5B – John Beale, Verona, Wis.
5 – Jeff Holmgren, Jr., East Troy, Wis.
8 – Chad Butz, Green Bay, Wis.
12 – Mark Mackesy, Wausau, Wis.
17 – Max Kahler, Caledonia, Ill.
18 – Michael Ostdeik, Lakeville, Minn.
22 – MG Gajewski, Wausau, Wis.
28 – Braden Berge, Elkhorn, Wis.
40 – Curt Tillman, Rockford, Ill.
44 – Justin Mondeik, Gleason, Wis.
52 – Brock Heinrich, Wausau, Wis.
56 – Kole Guralski, Wausau, Wis. [R]
66 – James Storey, Burlington, Wis.
76 – Travis Volm, Mosinee, Wis.
77 – Riley Stenjem, Utica, Wis.
79 – Barrett Polhemus, Tomball, Tex. [R]
87 – Colin Reffner, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
91 – Mickey Schallie, Darboy, Wis.
97 – James Swan, Lake Geneva, Wis.
711 – Driver TBA

MONDEIK MASTERS MARSHFIELD TO COLLECT FIRST ‘BEV’ WIN

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (July 30, 2022) – Justin Mondeik overwhelmed a stout field of TUNDRA Super Late Model Series competitors in Saturday’s Bev Aschenbrenner Memorial Presented by IncredibleBank and A&A Lock Service at Marshfield Motor Speedway. It was Mondeik’s third career series win, and one that helped him pad his point lead at the halfway point of the season.

Beyond the pure racing implications, the race was one that Mondeik has wanted to capture for years as it honors a fan and family that watched him mature through his career.

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“When we started four cylinders, we weren’t any good. Bev and the whole Aschenbrenner family would come over after every race and were so genuine and friendly with us. This is a really big win for us,” Mondeik commented.

Mondeik slipped past Andy Monday on lap 15 and survived a late restart alongside defending race winner and series Champion Riley Stenjem. He then outlasted a late run by fast qualifier John Beale, who would finish Second.

“I definitely didn’t want to see that caution at the end, but I felt like we were able to save a little bit while we were out front,” Mondeik said. “Riley’s always tough for sure, but I knew we had a really good piece tonight.”

Before a lap was put into the record books, the starting field experienced a major shake up when Darren Jackson and Jesse Oudenhoven tangled entering turn three.  Both Oudenhoven and Terry Schoppenhorst would have their race end. Jackson and others involved were able to make repairs and rejoin the field before the green fell.

On the second attempt, EPYK Media Rookie Kole Guralski seized the top spot from fellow front-row starter Curt Tillman.  Andy Monday followed into Second shortly after while Tillman was left to deal with Stenjem in a battle for Third.

Monday slipped to the bottom line and stole the lead from Guralski coming to lap four.  Meanwhile Stenjem was still looking for a line around Tillman as Mondeik raced side-by-side with Brock Heinrich in their rear-view mirror.

Mondeik was able to make some head way on the outside line, pushing past Stenjem on lap six. Two laps later Mondeik was able to open the inside line on Tillman to take Third. That opened the door for Stenjem, as well.  Behind them Travis Volm, Mark Eswein and Ken’s Sports Fast Qualifier John Beale were closing in on the Top Five.

At the lap 10 mark Mondeik was able to work his way around Guralski for Second and set his sights on Monday.  Four laps later Mondeik was at Monday’s doorstep.  He charged to the inside line to steal the lead on the backstretch, officially taking the lead on lap 15.

As Mondeik started to build a lead, the racing behind him in the Top Five was furious.  Eswein and Beale sliced their way into the Top Five by lap 20.  Soon they found themselves locked in battle with Eswein turning away several of Beale’s challenges.  The two remained locked in battle for much of the race as they closed in on Andy Monday, who had surrendered Second to Stenjem.

On lap 36 Beale surged past Monday and brought Eswein along.  The duo started to close the gap on Stenjem for Second while Mondeik had set sail, opening up a large advantage.  That advantage was erased, however, with 13 laps remaining for a spin by Tyler Radavich.

The restart would bring Stenjem to the outside of Mondeik with Beale and Monday in the second row.  Stenjem appeared to slip as he was sideways coming back to green. The bobble was all Mondeik needed to capitalize and run away from the pack after the drop of the green.

Stenjem was left to deal with Beale and Eswein over the final ten laps.  Both would move past and try to set their sights on Mondeik.  Although Beale was able to shrink the advantage Mondeik had built, he simply did not have enough time to issue a challenge.  Eswein rounded out the podium behind Mondeik and Beale, Stenjem held on for Fourth, and Andy Monday rounded out the Top Five.

The win helped Mondeik build his point lead over defending Champion Riley Stenjem. The team of Beale and Dalton Zehr were able to move to Third in the standings, setting up what should be an intriguing second half of the 2022 TUNDRA season.

Due to the rescheduled race at Marhsfield, TUNDRA will race on back-to-back Saturday’s for the first time in series history.  TUNDRA heads to State Park Speedway this Saturday, August 6. Qualifying is set for 5:45pm with racing at 7pm.  TUNDRA will be joined by the Wisconsin Sport Trucks, Dairyland Vintage Series, and Bandits.

State Park Speedway is located at 147711 North Mountain Rd in Wausau, Wis. For more information visit http://www.stateparkspeedway.com.

2022 Round Two Results – Marshfield Motor Speedway

Bev Aschenbrenner Memorial Presented by IncredibleBank and A&A Lock Service

PosCar #DriverHometownLaps
144Justin MondeikGleason, WI60
25BJohn BealeVerona, WI60
371Mark EsweinWisconsin Rapids, WI60
477Riley StenjemUtica, WI60
510Andy MondayAppleton, WI60
687Colin ReffnerWisconsin Rapids, WI60
779Barrett PolhemusTomball, TX60
856Kole GuralskiWausau, WI60
976Travis VolmMosinee, WI60
102Jordan ThielDarboy, WI60
1152Brock HeinrichWausau, WI60
1217Max KahlerCalendonia, IL60
13107.5Darek GressNeillsville, WI60
142Jerad DeBoerSherry, WI60
1597James SwanLake Geneva, WI60
1640Curt TillmanRockford, IL60
1712Mark MackesyWausau, WI59
1828Braden BergeElkhorn, WI59
1913Tyler RadavichFond du Lac, WI59
2031Corey JankowskiTomah, WI59
212Darren JacksonWisconsin Rapids, WI49
225Jeff Holmgren Jr.East Troy, WI29
2325Wyatt BrooksAmherst, WI18
241Jesse OudenhovenKaukauna, WI0
2412Terry SchoppenhorstBerlin, WI0

10-Lap Fast Heat

PosCar #DriverHometown
177Riley StenjemUtica, WI
21Jesse OudenhovenKaukauna, WI
32Darren JacksonWisconsin Rapids, WI
452Brock HeinrichWausau, WI
556Kole GuralskiWausau, WI
625Wyatt BrooksAmherst, WI
710Andy MondayAppleton, WI
82Jerad DeBoerSherry, WI
940Curt TillmanRockford, IL

10-Lap Qualifying Heat

PosCar #DriverHometown
12Jordan ThielDarboy, WI
212Terry SchoppenhorstBerlin, WI
379Barrett PolhemusTomball, TX
45Jeff Holmgren Jr.East Troy, WI
597James SwanLake Geneva, WI
617Max KahlerCalendonia, IL
7107.5Darek GressNeillsville, WI
812Mark MackesyWausau, WI
913Tyler RadavichFond du Lac, WI
1028Braden BergeElkhorn, WI
1131Corey JankowskiTomah, WI

Fast 5 Dash

PosCar #DriverHometown, WI
144Justin MondeikGleason, WI
276Travis VolmMosinee, WI
387Colin ReffnerWisconsin Rapids, WI
471Mark EsweinWisconsin Rapids, WI
55BJohn BealeVerona, WI

Fast Qualifier: John Beale – 18.181 seconds

TAKE TWO: TENACIOUS TUNDRA FIELD READY FOR RESCHEDULED BEV MEMORIAL

GREEN BAY, Wis. (July 26, 2022) – Despite a seven-week postponement, the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series is prepared to invade Marshfield Motor Speedway with yet another strong field this Saturday for the Bev Aschenbrenner Memorial Presented by Incredible Bank and A&A Lock Service.

The series hosted it’s second event of the season last week at Norway Speedway. That event showcased the contenders, and who might be ones to watch at the sweeping half-mile this weekend.

Defending TUNDRA Champion Riley Stenjem dominated last year’s Bev Memorial and showed strength with a Second Place run at Norway. He was outraced to the checkered flag by Dalton Zehr, who will tag in John Beale this time around. Beale most recently won the John Brevik Memorial at Marshfield on July 9. The third racer on the podium was new TUNDRA point leader Justin Mondeik, who has scored nine feature wins outside of TUNDRA action this season. All three will be favorites to find the podium again.

Standing in their way will be a host of TUNDRA Travelers looking to make their marks on the 2022 season, including former Bev winner Colin Reffner.  Jesse Oudenhoven, Chad Butz, Mark Mackesy, and James Swan have enjoyed Top Ten runs in TUNDRA action at Marshfield in the past.  Last season, Brock Heinrich took fast time in the event, and he’ll look to build on that in this year’s visit. The likes of Max Kahler, Jordan Thiel, Andy Monday, and Corey Jankowski will also be looking to make their presence known.

A pair of EPYK Media rookies should also have eyes on them. Leading rookie contender Barrett Polhemus has scored two Top Ten finishes already this season. Kole Guralski rebounded from bad luck on his way to an impressive Sixth Place finish at Norway.

Several other outsiders could pose a major threat including former track Champion Darren Jackson, and central Wisconsin standouts Mark Eswein, Travis Volm, and Wyatt Brooks..

TUNDRA will be joined by the Xtreme 4s, Bandits, 6 Shooters, and Skidders. Fan gates for the event open at 4:30 on Saturday. Qualifying is scheduled for 5:45 with racing at 7 pm.

Marshfield Motor Speedway is located just 3.5 miles west of the city of Marshfield, Wisconsin. For more information visit http://www.marshfieldspeedway.com

Round Two – Bev Aschenbrenner Memorial Presented by Incredible Bank and A&A Lock Service

Marshfield Motor Speedway
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Expected Entries (25) as of 7/26/22

# – Driver, Hometown

1 – Jesse Oudenhoven, Kaukana, Wis.
2 – Jordan Thiel, Darboy, Wis.
2 – Darren Jackson, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
2 – Jerad DeBoer, Sherry, Wis.
5B – John Beale, Verona, Wis.
5 – Jeff Holmgren, Jr., East Troy, Wis.
8 – Chad Butz, Green Bay, Wis.
10 – Andy Monday, Appleton, Wis.
12 – Mark Mackesy, Wausau, Wis.
12 – Terry Schoppenhorst, Berlin, Wis.
13 – Tyler Radavich, Fond du Lac, Wis.
17 – Max Kahler, Caledonia, Ill.
25 – Wyatt Brooks, Amherst, Wis.
31 – Corey Jankowski, Tomah, Wis.
40 – Curt Tillman, Rockford, Ill.
44 – Justin Mondeik, Gleason, Wis.
52 – Brock Heinrich, Wausau, Wis.
56 – Kole Guralski, Wausau, Wis. [R]
71 – Mark Eswein, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
76 – Travis Volm, Mosinee, Wis.
77 – Riley Stenjem, Utica, Wis.
79 – Barrett Polhemus, Tomball, Tex. [R]
87 – Colin Reffner, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
97 – James Swan, Lake Geneva, Wis.
107.5 – Darek Gress, Neillsville, Wis.

ZEHR MAKES LATE RUN TO ANOTHER TUNDRA NORWAY WIN

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NORWAY, Mich. (July 16, 2022) – It almost looked as Dalton Zehr wasn’t going to be repeating his TUNDRA Super Late Model Series victory at Norway Speedway. But almost doesn’t count when it comes to Super Late Model Racing.

Zehr rebounded late in the race after falling from the Top Three and outgunned defending TUNDRA Champion Riley Stenjem to pick up his 14th career TUNDRA win. It was a repeat performance of the series’ last visit to Norway for Zehr as he captured fast time and the feature win.

“It’s fantastic, it’s great to be in TUNDRA Victory Lane again. It’s been a couple years since that happened,” Zehr said.

The race featured an incredible back-and-forth battle between James Swan and Colin Reffner.  Zehr said he waited paitently behind that battle to make sure if anything happened that he wouldn’t be caught up in it. While waiting, however, Zehr was passed and taken out of the Top Three.  He showed resurgence after a red flag to clean up fluid with 19 to go and went on to capture the lead for good with five laps remaining.

“I thought the car was too tight,” Zehr said. “During that red flag I had a mental reset, opened up my entries a little bit and, all the sudden, we were a good car again.”

The field was led to green by Lou Goss and Bryan Monday.  The duo exchanged the lead through the first two cautions on laps one and two – including an incident that saw Justin Mondeik fall to the tail.

Once the field started to get into motion, James Swan and Colin Reffner flexed their muscle.  Swan tailed Monday for seven laps until he was able to make his move, slipping into the lead. Reffner followed swiftly into Second and Monday was left to deal with Brock Heinrich and Chad Butz.

Swan and Reffner started to break away from the field and avoided a near caution when Riley Stenjem went through the grass in turn two and fell to the tail end of the top ten on lap 14.  Meanwhile Zehr was picking his way through the field and made his way into the top five just before lap 20.

The top two continued to put on a dazzling display for the lead in the first third of the feature.  Reffner muscled his way to the inside of Swan and took the lead on lap 23.  He went on to pace the next few circuits until Swan took the inside line and eventually the lead back on lap 27.  The battle was far from over, however.

Another yellow fell for a spin on lap 28, restacking the field for a single file restart. Swan got away on the restart until an incident sent Jordan Thiel off the track for another yellow on lap 29.  On the restart chaos ensued. Mondeik and Kole Guralski hooked, allowing Stenjem to slip past into Sixth.  At the same time Reffner made his move to take the lead back.

On lap 35 Zehr moved past Heinrich into Third and brought both Butz and Stenjem into Fourth and Fifth. Another yellow fell just before halfway as Mickey Schallie stalled off turn four.

Just after the restart Reffner and Swan stepped away again, leaving Zehr to try to fend off Butz and Stenjem. Eventually they would both push past and put Zehr back to Fifth.  The field then rode through the next dozen laps until they got into lapped traffic. Two lapped cars then spun as Reffner closed in, leaving everyone to take evasive action. Unfortunately, Heinrich tagged the stalled car of MG Gajewski causing heavy damage on Gajewski’s machine.  The result was a red flag to clean up fluid in turn two with 19 laps remaining.

After the restart another altercation involving Monday and Butz slowed the field and, by rule, put the field back to double file restart formation as they had chosen.  After the restart Stenjem rocketed into the second spot from the outside and went to work on Reffner for the lead.  Zehr slipped by Swan for Third at the same moment.

Stenjem eventually secured the inside line and took the lead on lap 60.  Zehr followed quickly into the Second spot. Not far behind, Mondeik was trying to make his moves, securing Fourth on lap 61.

The lead duo stepped away to decide the race. Stenjem furiously looked to hold the inside line as Zehr put intense pressure on the defending TUNDRA Champion.  On a couple of occasions Zehr got his nose under Stenjem, but allowed him to straighten his car out.  Mondeik then slipped past Reffner with 7 laps to go, but he was a full straightaway behind the leaders.

Zehr found his opportunity as he was able to get inside Stenjem on lap 69.  Despite trying to hold his ground, Zehr led by the time they hit the stripe for lap 70.  A final caution with two to go set up a green, white, checkered situation, but Zehr proved to be too strong and cruised to the checkered.

Stenjem survived an eventful race to finish Second, Justin Mondeik recovered from the early incident to finish Third, and after putting on a wildly entertaining back-and-forth battle for the lead for most of the race Colin Reffner and James Swan rounded out the Top Five.

The next stop for the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series is the rescheduled Bev Aschenbrenner Memorial at Marshfield Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 30. TUNDRA will be joined by the Xtreme 4s, Bandits, 6-Shooters and Skidders.  Qualifying is at 5:45pm and racing is at 7.


Marshfield Motor Speedway is located 3.5 miles west of Marshfield on Hwy H. For more information visit marshfieldspeedway.com