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 Finalizes 2020 Schedule

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PORTAGE, Wis. (February 18, 2020) – The TUNDRA Super Late Model Series Powered by Wisconsin Potatoes finalized its 2020 schedule Tuesday afternoon. The series will once again visit six different venues around the state of Wisconsin.  

The season opening event of the TUNDRA 2020 campaign is at Wisconsin International Raceway in Kaukauna on Saturday, May 16. The event moves back a week later this season to move off Mother’s Day Weekend. It will also begin at 2 p.m. as it had in year’s past. Dennis Prunty has been victorious in the last two season openers at the half-mile.  

For the third straight year TUNDRA will headline the Bev Aschenbrenner Memorial at Marshfield Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 6. The sweeping half-mile has been home to plenty of action-packed TUNDRA racing. Last year Eugene Gregorich Jr. captured an emotional victory in the event.  

Dells Raceway Park will host the third race of the TUNDRA season in what promises to be a blockbuster event on Saturday, July 4. For the second year TUNDRA will host the North American Cup Dedicated to Carl Wegner. Last season, Gabe Sommers scored his first ever series win at the third-mile.  

From one bullring to the next, the fourth stop of the year will be at Wisconsin’s Action Track, Jefferson Speedway, on Saturday, July 18. The tricky quarter-mile has proven to be a make or break facility in each TUNDRA point battle. Last season’s event was lost to inclement weather, but two years prior, John Beale captured his first series win at Jefferson.  

Another tight quarter-mile hosts the action of Round Five as TUNDRA heads to the foot of Rib Mountain and State Park Speedway in Wausau on Saturday, August 8. State Park has proved to host some of the most thrilling events, with each lap providing a new test for the drivers. Last season Casey Johnson dominated TUNDRA’s event at State Park, helping him seal up the 2019 Championship.  

TUNDRA will once again crown a Champion at Central Wisconsin’s Power Playground, Golden Sands Speedway, on Monday, September 7. The Labor Day special has become a favorite of racers and fans alike. Last year Gabe Sommers scored his second victory of the season in front of an enthusiastic hometown crowd at the third-mile.  

More information about the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series 2020 season will be available in the coming weeks. The season promises to see the return of past Champions, tough veterans, upstart rookies, and a few new faces that are sure to catch the attention of race fans across the Midwest.  

2020 TUNDRA Super Late Model Series Schedule
*Subject to change

Round One: Saturday, May 16 – Wisconsin International Raceway, Kaukauna, Wis. (2 pm start)
Round Two: Saturday, June 6 – Marshfield Motor Speedway, Marshfield, Wis.
Round Three: Saturday, July 4 – Dells Raceway Park, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
Round Four: Saturday, July 18 – Jefferson Speedway, Jefferson, Wis.
Round Five: Saturday, August 8 – State Park Speedway, Wausau, Wis.
Round Six: Monday, September 7 – Golden Sands Speedway, Plover, Wis. (2 pm start)   

The Unified Northern Drivers Racing Association (TUNDRA) Super Late Model Series was formed in 2011 as the Alive For Five Super Late Model Series at Dells Raceway Park. TUNDRA’s business plan is based on a sustainable program for promoters and race teams alike, while still providing high-quality Super Late Model entertainment to fans.

For more information on TUNDRA including the 2020 schedule, news, results and point standings, archived results and standings, and more visit http://www.tundrasuperlates.com. Also, interact with us on Facebook (facebook.com/TundraSuperLateModels) or Twitter (@TUNDRAslms).