JOHNSON OVERPOWERS FOES TO REPEAT IN WIR OPENER

KAUKAUNA, Wis. (May 14, 2022) – Casey Johnson outmuscled a field full of champions and challengers in Saturday afternoon’s The Bear 66 Presented by Stump Ford as part of Great Lakes Testing Round One at Wisconsin International Raceway. It was his second consecutive season-opening win in TUNDRA Super Late Model Series openers.

Behind Johnson, Justin Mondeik was able to slip past fast qualifier Jeff VanOudenhoven to score the runner-up spot over the former track Champion. Sawyer Effertz and a hard-charging Braison Bennett rounded out the Top Five.

Post-Race Interview with Casey Johnson

It was more than just another impressive day at the track for Johnson as he had to recover from an early slip to 15th.  Due to some frantic racing in front of him, the inside line sank, leaving Johnson to wait patiently for his opportunities. Those opportunities would be presented to him through some early cautions and the right lane choices.

The biggest shake up of the race came after a lap 12 caution involving Max Kahler and Brock Heinrich. Justin Mondeik was able to wrestle the lead away from early-race leader Jordan DeVoy and secure the top spot while the field sorted out behind him.  Just two laps later DeVoy would spin exiting turn four while racing shoulder-to-shoulder with Grant Griesbach.

On the restart both Johnson and Ken’s Sports Fast Qualifier Jeff VanOudenhoven found themselves in the mix.  VanOudenhoven shot around the outside of Mondeik on lap 16 while Johnosn found himself bottled up behind a furious battle between Griesbach and Dalton Zehr. That battle came to a head with both spinning coming out of turn four on the following lap.

VanOudenhoven outpaced Mondeik on the restart while Jesse Oudenhoven took advantage of a bobble to get past Mondeik. Johnson followed in his tire tracks to secure a Third on lap 18. He wasted no time putting pressure on Oudenhoven, who was also closing the gap on Van Oudenhoven.

Johnson nosed past Oudenhoven on lap 21 and tucked in behind VanOudenhoven. He patiently waited for the right opportunity which came on lap 24. Johnson powered to the outside of VanOudenhoven and set sail into the lead.

Despite a few more showings of the yellow, there was no denying Johnson his second straight TUNDRA season-opening win at the half-mile.  He would go on to build his lead while Mondeik slowly chipped away at Second Place and stole it from Van Oudenhoven late.

The win was Johnson’s fifth of his TUNDRA career, moving him one behind second-place Dennis Prunty. It was also his 26th Top Five, placing him three behind Dalton Zehr’s leading 29.

The next event for the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series is the Bev Aschenbrenner Memorial at Marshfield Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 11. TUNDRA will be joined by the Legends, Upper Midwest Vintage Racing Series, and Bandits. Fan gates open at 4:30 with qualifying at 5:45 and racing beginning at 7.

TUNDRA OPENER AT WIR POISED TO BE CLASH OF CHAMPS AND CHALLENGERS

GREEN BAY, Wis. (May 10, 2022) – Nothing feels better than getting a season started off on the right foot. That’s exactly what a field full of former Champions will be looking to do as they contend for the biggest winner’s share in TUNDRA Super Late Model Series history this Saturday in Great Lakes Testing Round One at Wisconsin International Raceway.

The Bear 66 Presented by Les Stumpf Ford will pay $3,066 to the winner. Whoever is to grab that prize most certainly will have earned it by fending off a field full of heavy hitters.

Leading the charge will be three former TUNDRA Champions. Four-time series Champion Casey Johnson scored fast time and a win in the series lid lifter in 2021.  Three-time series titlist Dalton Zehr won the first ever TUNDRA race at the famed half-mile. Kulwicki Driver Development Program Finalist and 2021 Champ Riley Stenjem set fast time in his first ever visit to the facility.  All three drivers are sure to be in contention for the win and potentially a cash bonus from Ken’s Sports for quick time.

Beyond those drivers, fans should pay attention to some very hungry TUNDRA regulars who will be looking to put themselves in good positions for a 2022 Championship run.  Jordan Thiel has secured multiple top tens at what he considers his home facility. Two-time Golden Sands and State Park Speedway Champion Justin Mondeik had a strong run early last year until he experienced mechanical failure. Brock Henrich and Colin Reffner have multiple Top Fives at the facility. Jordan DeVoy enters having won the last two TUNDRA races of 2021 and scoring a win in the Dells Raceway Park IceBreaker this past April. Look for them all to be a factor in the 66-lap main event.

Traveling racers will be contested by some local flavor looking to score a win for the WIR locals for the first time in nine tries.  Among those drivers are former track Champions Jeff Van Oudenhoven, Lowell Bennett, Bobby Kendall, and Andy Monday as well as former Red, White and Blue Champion. Jesse Oudenhoven.  What’s more, both Grant Griesbach and Sawyer Effertz will be looking to snag the prize – both drivers came within an eyelash of winning the last two weekly Fox River Racing Club Championships.

The talent and Championships don’t stop there.  Other former Champions in the field include Norway Speedway Champion Chad Butz, former KDDP and Slinger Champ Alex Prunty, former Rockford Speedway titlist Max Kahler, multiple-time WIR Late Model Champions Braison Bennett and Brent Strelka, and former Slinger Late Model Champion Jacob Nottestad. Fans may remember Nottestad (also a member of the 2022 KDDP class) picked up a win in his first and only TUNDRA start at Jefferson last year.

The field will also have some new faces as well as some returning. Lou Goss, and EPYK Media Rookies Barrett Polhemus and James Storey will make their series debut. Kole Guralski will also be in the mix of the TUNDRA Rookie battle, having made his actual series debut two seasons ago at Jefferson. Returning to the fray will be Terry Schoppenhorst, who scored the first ever checkered flag in the dash of the first Alive for Five race in 2011, Minnesota pilot Michael Ostdiek, and veteran racer Darek Gress.

TUNDRA will be joined by the WIR ¼-Mile Late Models, Wisconsin Sport Trucks, and the Figure 8s. Fan gates open at noon, qualifying is at 12:30, and racing begins at 2 PM.

The fun doesn’t stop after the checkered flag during Great Lakes Testing Round One. Fans can join racers and teams while rocking out to the band Liquid Courage in the pits. There is also free on-site camping available for those who would like to make a weekend of the event.

Wisconsin International Raceway is located just past the intersection of Highways 55 & KK outside Kaukauna, Wis. For more information visit http://www.wirmotorsports.com

Great Lakes Testing Round One and The Bear 66 Presented by Les Stumpf Ford
Wisconsin International Raceway
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Expected Entries (31) as of 5/13/21
# – Driver, Hometown
1 – Jesse Oudenhoven, Kaukana, Wis.
2 – Sawyer Effertz, Darboy, Wis.
2 – Jordan Thiel, Darboy, Wis.
2 – Lowell Bennett, Neenah, Wis.
5 – Casey Johnson, Edgerton, Wis.
5 – Jeff Holmgren, Jr., East Troy, Wis.
6 – Andy Monday, Appleton, Wis.
8 – Chad Butz, Green Bay, Wis.
11 – Bobby Kendall, Montello, Wis.
11 – Alex Prunty, Lomira, Wis.
12 – Terry Schoppenhorst, Berlin, Wis.
17 – Max Kahler, Caledonia, Ill.
GT17 – Grant Griesbach, Pewaukee, Wis.
18 – Michael Ostdiek, Lakeville, Minn.
36 – Lou Goss, Green Bay, Wis.
38 – Jordan DeVoy, Lake Geneva, Wis.
44 – Justin Mondeik, Gleason, Wis.
45 – Jeff VanOudenhoven, Kimberly, Wis.
47 – Braison Bennett, Neenah, Wis.
52 – Brock Heinrich, Wausau, Wis.
52 – Brent Strelka, Freedom, Wis.
56 – Kole Guralski, Wausau, Wis. [R]
66 – James Storey, Burlington, Wis. [R]
77 – Riley Stenjem, Utica, Wis.
79 – Barrett Polhemus, Tomball, Tex. [R]
87 – Colin Reffner, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
91 – Mickey Schallie, Darboy, Wis.
91 – Cole Thomas, Franklin, Wis.
97 – Jacob Nottestad, Cambridge, Wis.
107.5 – Darek Gress, Neillsville, Wis.
119 – Dalton Zehr, Verona, Wis.

TUNDRA TO OPEN WITH ‘THE BEAR 66’ AT WIR

Winner Will Pocket $3,066 in Race Honoring Hall of Famer Roger Regeth

GREEN BAY, Wis. (April 27, 2022) – The TUNDRA Super Late Model Series will honor long-time racer, Hall of Famer, and Circle of Famer Roger “The Bear” Regeth in Great Lakes Testing Round One at Wisconsin International Raceway on Saturday, May 14.

The main feature event will be presented by long-time Regeth supporter Stumpf Ford and will be 66 laps in distance. Regeth was well-known in the state of Wisconsin for his tenacity and success on the asphalt and dirt, often carrying Stumpf Ford on the side of his race machines. It is believed that Regeth, with his time also as pace car driver, has the most laps of anyone around WIR.

“With this being the first race at WIR since The Bear’s passing, we wanted to continue to cement his legacy as a legendary racer,” said Matt Panure, Director of Operations for TUNDRA. “Everyone in racing knew him. My dad raced against him, he inspected his cars, and we both worked with him as officials at Kaukuana. We knew we had to do something at this event to honor everything he meant to this sport.”

Thanks to support from Stumpf Ford, the race will have even more incentive for racers to attend and visit Victory Lane, paying $3,066 to the winner. The Second Place finisher will take home a minimum $1,066, and Third a minimum $766.

“We owe a lot of thanks to Stumpf Ford for being such great supporters of WIR,” Panure said. “With such a long history at the track and with Regeth, they were the perfect partners for this event.”

Fans attending the event will also have a chance to pick up a signed copy of The Bird and the Bear by local motorsports author Joe Verdegan. Verdegan penned the book which outlines the life and times, as well as the rivalry, between Regeth and fellow local legend J.J. Smith.

The race event on Saturday, May 14 begins with qualifying at 12:30 pm with the first race event beginning at 2 pm. The TUNDRA Super Late Model Series will be joined by the WIR ¼-Mile Late Models, Wisconsin Sport Trucks, and Figure 8s.

Wisconsin International Raceway is located just past the roundabout at Highways 55 and KK outside of Kaukauna, Wis. Rough camping is available on the grounds for the event. For more information visit http://www.wirmotorsports.com.

TUNDRA 2022 Registration Now Open

GREEN Bay, Wis. (April 19, 2022) – Registration is officially open for the 2022 TUNDRA Super Late Model Series season. The series will again host six events at six tracks across Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

Drivers can find registration information, forms, rules, and procedures on the Drivers page of the currently-under-construction TUNDRA web site: https://tundrasuperlates.com/drivers/

The 2022 TUNDRA Super Late Model Series season begins on Saturday, May 14 with Great Lakes Testing Round One at Wisconsin International Raceway. TUNDRA will be joined by the WIR 1/4-Mile Late Models, Wisconsin Sport Trucks, and Wild ‘N Crazy Figure 8s.

Wisconsin International Raceway is located past the intersection of Highways 55 and KK just outside Kaukauna, Wis. For more information visit http://www.wirmotorsports.com

TUNDRA 2022 SCHEDULE SET

PORTAGE, Wis. – The TUNDRA Super Late Model Series 2022 season schedule has been set with the series again slated for six races at six different facilities.

This season will feature a twist with a trip outside of the state of Wisconsin for only the second time in series history. TUNDRA will make its second visit to Norway (Mich.) Speedway on Saturday night, July 16 for what will be the third race on the schedule. The series last trekked across state lines to the third-mile in 2014. Dalton Zehr sneaked past Dan Lindsley and captured the win. Zehr has stated his intentions to return and defend the win.

TUNDRA will begin its season once again at Wisconsin International Raceway on Saturday afternoon, May 14. Last year Casey Johnson stormed through the field battling the likes of Zehr and eventual EPYK Media Rookie of the Year Grant Thompson.

Following a short break, the series will jump back into action for the Bev Aschenbrenner Memorial at Marshfield Motor Speedway on Saturday night, June 11. Last season was a breakout event for eventual Champion Riley Stenjem as he captured his first series win in the banner event.

After stops at Marshfield and Norway, the series will make its return to State Park Speedway on Saturday night, August 6. TUNDRA’s scheduled stop at the quarter-mile was washed out last season, much to the dismay of Justin Mondeik, who was hoping to repeat his performance of a fast time and win from 2020. He will once again be on hand seeking a visit to Victory Lane at his home track.

The series will begin its stretch run with its popular Labor Day date at Golden Sands Speedway on Monday afternoon, September 5. Jordan DeVoy scored his first ever TUNDRA win last season and could potentially use a repeat to vault himself into title consideration this season.

The final stop of the 2022 campaign is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, September 25 at Dells Raceway Park. Again it was DeVoy flexing his muscle on the way to victory in the Carl Wegner 105 in 2021. The race also featured a furious point battle between Johnson and Stenjem, and has all the makings to provide a dramatic end to the season once more.

More information for each event will be available through TUNDRA’s web site and social media outlets.

2022 TUNDRA Super Late Model Series Tentative Schedule
Round One: Saturday, May 14 – Wisconsin International Raceway, Kaukauna, Wis.
Round Two: Saturday, June 11 – Marshfield Motor Speedway, Marshfield, Wis.
Round Three: Saturday, July 16 – Norway Speedway, Norway, Mich.
Round Four: Saturday, August 6 – State Park Speedway, Wausau, Wis.
Round Five: Monday, September 5 – Golden Sands Speedway, Plover, Wis.
Round Six: Sunday, September 25 – Dells Raceway Park, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

TUNDRA BANQUET SET FOR JANUARY 15

PORTAGE, Wis. (November 23, 2021) – The TUNDRA Super Late Model Series will celebrate its 2021 season on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

Registration is open through January 4. Forms are available on the TUNDRA web site at the following link: https://tundrasuperlates.files.wordpress.com/2021/11/tundra_22_banquet_invite.pdf

TUNDRA has a block of rooms reserved. Those rooms can be reserved by using by calling (855) 318-4712 and using code i46702 before December 15.

DEVOY DOUBLES AT DELLS, STENJEM STORMS TO CHAMPIONSHIP

Full Results

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (September 26, 2021) – Jordan DeVoy doubled down on his winning ways from the last TUNDRA Super Late Model Series event by capturing the Carl Wegner 105 at Dells Raceway Park Sunday afternoon. Behind him Riley Stenjem made a late surge to secure the series Championship with a Third Place finish.

DeVoy fought off the advances of Section 715 Throwing Co. Fast Qualifier Mike Lichtfeld and Luke Fenhaus to become the first back-to-back winner of TUNDRA races since Mark Mackesy accomplished the feat in 2016.

Although the win looked to be in dominant fashion with DeVoy leading all 105 circuits, it was far from a romp.  In a flashback to his win at Golden Sands, DeVoy was first tasked with holding off Mike Lichtfeld on a side-by-side restart midway through the race.

Lichtfeld and Fenhaus marched through the pack in the first half of the race and looked as though they would be the duo that would go on to challenge DeVoy.  Meanwhile Casey Johnson and Riley Stenjem would settle into the other Top Five spots and begin to ride.  Importantly, DeVoy grabbed the lead from Johnson at the drop of the green to deny him two bonus points.

Restarts proved to throw the race into a frenzy on several occasions.  Lichtfeld made an attempt to work the outside line and hoped to wrestle the lead away from DeVoy.  However, DeVoy was able to fight him off, leaving Lichtfeld to hold Second.  Eventually Fenhaus would get his opportunity to join DeVoy on the front row as Lichtfeld decided to select the inside line for the restart.  The story played out the same with DeVoy denying Fenhaus the lead and setting sail out front.

As the race matured, the point battle became the main focus.  With DeVoy and Fenhaus pacing the field out front Casey Johnson started to chase down Mike Lichtfeld for Third.  On lap 90 Johnson caught Lichtfeld, made his move to Third, and took over the point lead for the moment.  This move put pressure on Stenjem, who would need one more spot to put himself back ahead.

The complexion of the race changed again when a caution fell on lap 93.  DeVoy and Fenhaus were once again on the front row.  Johnson was joined by Lichtfeld in row two with Stenjem on the inside of the Third row alongside Justin Mondeik.

At the drop of the green the leaders leaned on each other heading into turn one.  DeVoy escaped and left Fenhaus to deal with a hungry Casey Johnson.  Johnson, sensing the title was close, muscled his way past Fenhaus, took Second, and again took over the point lead.

Stenjem had settled into Fourth and was monitoring Johnson.  He quickly closed the gap on Fenhaus and went to work.  With seven laps remaining Stenjem was able to seize an opening out of turn four and snuck to the inside of Fenhaus.  The two made contact going into the turn, but Stenjem was able to escape and take back the point lead.

As the final laps clicked off Johnson tried to close the gap on DeVoy, knowing he needed the win to take the title. Although he closed some of the gap, he ran out of time. Stenjem cruised across the line to Third and his first TUNDRA Super Late Model Series Championship.

Celebrations took place simultaneously for DeVoy and Stenjem.  DeVoy stood tall on the top of his roof in Victory Lane, rejoicing in a second straight TUNDRA win, and making another huge statement about the status of his team.  The win also had significance for DeVoy who is one of many drivers not only powered by a Wegner engine in the field, but one who credits their racing career to the support of Carl and the Wegner family.

Meanwhile Stenjem snapped around in turn one and grabbed the checkered flag for a Polish Victory Lap.  As he crossed the line he received a thumbs up from the Four-time series Champion Johnson for a hard-fought battle.  He and his team would reunite in Victory Lane and begin the celebration of a Championship fueled by consistency and strong runs at each of the five races in 2021.

Two other titles were settled on the afternoon.  Grant Thompson was named EPYK Media Rookie of the Year by virtue of his Sixth Place finish in the point standings.  Thompson got of to a strong start in Round One at Wisconsin International Raceway and continued to have impressive runs throughout the season.

By making the dash with his fast time, Mike Lichtfeld secured the Mad City Windows and Baths Fast Five Dash point title for himself and his teammate Bobby Kendall.   Kendall made the dashes at WIR and Marhfield and Lichtfeld made his way into the fastest five qualifiers at Golden Sands and DRP.

Steve Lichtfeld romped in the 40-lap B Feature. Lichtfeld started on the pole and cruised to the victory capturing himself a Carl Wegner Memorial trophy.

The 2021 TUNDRA Super Late Model Series banquet will be announced soon.  For more information stay tuned to the TUNDRA web site.

TUNDRA would like to thank its supporters for the 2021 season including Great Lakes Components, Darboy Corner Store, B&B Race Engines, Incredible Bank, A&A Lock Service, The Cellar Sport Bar& Grill, Transport Services LLC, Fox City’s Towing, Wegner Automotive Research, EPYK Media, Mad City Windows and Baths, Section 715 Throwing Co., Five Star Race Car Bodies, Lefthander Chassis, J&S Design, 920 Wraps and Shirts, and The Country Plumber.

TIGHT TUNDRA TITLE BATTLE COMES DOWN TO SUNDAY

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PORTAGE, Wis. (September 24, 2021) – Although they’re at different points in their careers, the paths of Riley Stenjem and Casey Johnson look incredibly similar.  This Sunday those paths will intersect as the up-and-coming Stenjem tries to hold off the four-time TUNDRA Super Late Model Series Champion Casey Johnson in Round Six Dedicated to Carl Wegner at Dells Raceway Park.

The beginnings of both drivers’ Late Model careers started at the bullring Jefferson Speedway.  Johnson would go on to win five Championships and eventually carve his name into the Super Late Model record books across the state with multiple track and series titles – including four in TUNDRA.  Stenjem put himself on the scene at Jefferson over the past few seasons. He is now poised to grab his first Super Late Model Championship in just his second full season and hopes to follow in the footsteps of Johnson.

Stenjem’s lead sits at a slim four points.  In some cases throughout the TUNDRA point system, it’s the difference of one finishing position.  An entire season may come down to the final lap of Sunday’s 105-lap main event.

For Stenjem, the season is based off a goal he and his team set prior to the start of the campaign.  Their main goal was to be fully prepared at every event.  They proved their preparation to be in line with a strong effort in the season opener before grabbing their first win at Marshfield in June.

“To have accomplished what we have in our first full season of Super Late Model racing is a dream come true,” Stenjem said. “Whether that’s preparation on the car or having the setup close when you unload, it’s all needed with TUNDRA because you don’t have an hour plus of practice at these races. Ty (Majeski) and Toby (Nuttleman) have been a huge help in getting us really close when we unload so we are able to fine tune in practice on a good baseline.”

Although Johnson finds himself in a familiar position at the top of the TUNDRA points, it’s under unfamiliar circumstances. Johnson joined forces with Aaron Larson this season.  The partnership paid dividends early on with a fast time and win in the season opener at Wisconsin International Raceway.  Since then they’ve ridden consistency to keep them in the title hunt.

“I think it’s gone great. Aaron and I seem to mesh really well,” Johnson said. “We hit it off great right out of the gate at Kaukana and hopefully we can finish strong at the Dells.”

Johnson found himself in a tight point battle in 2018, which, ironically enough, saw a season finale at DRP. Johnson scored the overall win on the day and walked away with the series title.  He sees a lot of similarities going into Sunday, and will be looking to get to the front to apply pressure on Stenjem.

“Really the way those longer races play out you just have to let the race come to you and not panic if you don’t have track position early,” Johnson said. “My plan is the same (as 2018). If I’m able to get to front it puts the pressure on Riley to get up there too.”

The flip side sees Stenjem in unfamiliar territory, as he will be looking to make his mark in the TUNDRA history books.  He and his team can find some peace of mind in knowing that they have found many ways to shine in unfamiliar situations.  However, he and his team paid a couple extra visits to DRP this season, which may help in this scenario.

“We’ve run more at the Dells this year than in years past for our team, so it’s nice going to a familiar place,” Stenjem said. “Really we just have to approach it as any other race. If we have a good car then everything should settle itself out with the longer distance race than the traditional 75 laps.”

For Stenjem, the benefits of a TUNDRA title are obvious as it would give him yet another notch on the belt as a Super Late Model standout in the area.  He recognizes it’s more about just him too.

“It would mean a lot, my parents, my team, and my sponsors,” Stenjem said. “They work really hard to help me chase my dreams, so to reward them with a championship would be huge.”

For Johnson, it’s another notch to his already-storied career, but every Championship has it’s special twist.

“I’m a numbers guy and to add another title would be awesome to me, but on the other foot it would be the first one for Aaron Larson,” Johnson said. “So hopefully I can get up on the wheel and get one for him.”

What’s more Johnson is looking to score a win Sunday for one of the people who helped put him on the map.

“Carl is one of the main reasons I’ve been able to continue my Super Late career, and any race that’s held in his honor is a big one to me.”

It’s highly likely that both drivers will have the battle of the 105 lap feature and the war of the TUDNRA title within reach in the final laps of Sunday.  What remains to be seen is if one will double dip and cap off the Championship in style.

Round Six Dedicated to Carl Wegner takes place next Sunday, September 26 at Dells Raceway Park. Qualifying is scheduled for 12:30 with racing at 2 pm.  TUNDRA will be joined by the DRP Sportsman and American Super Cup Series.

Dells Raceway Park is located at N1070 Smith Road just north of downtown Wisconsin Dells.  For more information visit http://www.dellsracewaypark.com

FENHAUS JOINS FIELD FOR ROUND SIX

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PORTAGE, Wis. (September 23, 2021) – Luke Fenhaus has taken the Wisconsin racing scene by storm in 2021. This Sunday he’ll try his hand with the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series in Round Six Dedicated to Carl Wegner at Dells Raceway Park.

Fenhaus, a Kulwicki Driver Development Program Finalist, has had a dream season. He set the tone with a win in the 2021 Icebreaker at DRP in April. He also scored a massive win in Slinger Nationals which punched his ticket to the national stage to race with the SRX Series. If that wasn’t enough he went on to take the Slinger Speedway title and is contention for the Midwest Tour Championship, as well.

The season has not caught Fenhaus and his team off guard as he said they set the bar high for themselves heading into the season.

“I think it’s very hard to beat my expectations, every race we go to, to win,” Fenhaus said.  “It’s hard to cherish the wins we have when we are onto the next race right after the night ends.  I’m very thankful for our three wins this year, but not satisfied at all.  We have had really fast race cars every race though so I’m really looking forward to Sunday with the TUNDRA series and having a great car count, it should be a very good show, as always.”

One of those wins came in dominating fashion at the Icebreaker.  Fenhaus has been strong at the third-mile all season.

“I love Dells Raceway, they have two different corners which makes it hard to get your car to go through both really well.  It’s a very racey race track, which I love as well as the tight corners,” Fenhaus said.  “You have to get on top of the wheel and that’s what I like about it, it’s a drivers race track.”

The race has some extra meaning for Fenhaus, as well. He won two straight Wegner Memorial races at Slinger, and hopes to do make it three for three on Sunday.

“It would mean a lot, we have been on top of the Carl Wegner Memorials and won a couple of them, so it would mean a lot for our team and our family to be back in victory lane for Carl and Casey,” Fenhaus said.  “We have been good there in the past, so hopefully we can find a little more and get another Carl Wegner Memorial race.”

Round Six Dedicated to Carl Wegner takes place next Sunday, September 26 at Dells Raceway Park. Qualifying is scheduled for 12:30 with racing at 2 pm.  TUNDRA will be joined by the DRP Sportsman and American Super Cup Series.

Dells Raceway Park is located at N1070 Smith Road just north of downtown Wisconsin Dells.  For more information visit http://www.dellsracewaypark.com 

BILL HOPES FOR SUNDAY SURGE AT DRP

PORTAGE, Wis. (September 21, 2021) – It has been a year of learning for Brady Bill. However, this Sunday he’s hoping some home cooking will help him end his TUNDRA Super Late Model Series EPYK Media rookie season on a high note.

“Excited is an understatement,” Bill said of Sunday’s Round Six Dedicated to Carl Wegner. “I love DRP. It’s where I turned my first laps in a race car and I’ve had some pretty good results there, so I’m hoping to have a good run Sunday”

Bill made waves last season competing in both the Late Model and UMA 602 Late Model division. He won the Championship in the 602 class and scored a feature win and three Top Fives in the Late Model division. 

Making the move to Super Late Models has come with its hurdles. After showing good speed in the Icebreaker to begin the year at Dells Raceway Park, Bill has been learning new facilities and picking up lessons along the way.

“Stepping up to the Super Lates has been a challenge,” he said. “It feels like my first year racing again. I feel like I’ve been making progress little by little and I like the challenges just makes you better at the end of the day.”

“My TUNDRA season hasn’t been the best, but hasn’t been the worst,” Bill said. “We are getting better and making progress. It’s tough showing up to new tracks I’ve never been to, but I’ve definitely been having a blast out there.”

Bill has shown good speed and is hoping that will translate into some results this Sunday.  With plenty of laps at Dells Raceway Park, he’ll be one of the more experienced drivers at the third-mile. Being just 20 minutes from his hometown of Reedsburg also helps him amp up for the event.

“Other than being home, I just love DRP,” Bill said. “It’s always good, hard racing. You can pass on the bottom or the top. I’ve just always loved watching races there growing up, and now to be out there, it’s like a dream come true.”

With some success this weekend, Bill will be able to carry some momentum into the post-season portion of 2021 and have a good notebook for future travel. He’s ready to give his many hometown fans and friends something to cheer about.

“Expectations for Sunday are to qualify into the show and hopefully run up front,” Bill said. “I’d like to finish Top Five. That’s my goal and I think we can do it with the series coming to our home track.”

Round Six Dedicated to Carl Wegner takes place next Sunday, September 26 at Dells Raceway Park. Qualifying is scheduled for 12:30 with racing at 2 pm.  TUNDRA will be joined by the DRP Sportsman and American Super Cup Series.

Dells Raceway Park is located at N1070 Smith Road just north of downtown Wisconsin Dells.  For more information visit http://www.dellsracewaypark.com