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Tour Drivers Can Gun For Free Tire in WATEA Pit Stop Challenge Saturday at Wausau

Wausau, WI- ARCA Midwest Tour Super Late Model drivers are invited to compete in the Wisconsin Automotive Truck and Education Association Pit Stop Challenge this Saturday (July 23, 2022) during the Larry Detjens Memorial at State Park Speedway. The Tour driver posting the quickest time on the stationary tire changing display will win a free Hoosier Racing Tire.

The WATEA is a non profit organization that’s main goal is to promote the transportation and automotive industry to youth and drive them towards related careers. This can be done through scholarships, Youth or Junior Apprentice and by partnering closely with our local schools and technical colleges to help with curriculum and or program enhancements. For more information on what WATEA does for their community and local youth, visit

About Larry Detjens: The Larry Detjens Memorial was started in 1981 after the former short track racing star and 1977 SPS Track Champion lost his life in a racing accident earlier that season. Saturday night we will pay tribute to one of the greatest short track racers of his time. Larry tallied ten ARTGO wins, three ASA wins including the Minnesota State Fair, was the 1977 Capital Speedway Champion, won the Slinger Nationals in 1980, was a two time Oktoberfest winner, won in Florida during New Symrna’s World Series of Asphalt, and won three times in California at Mesa Marin and All-American Speedways. When asked about beating and banging to pass, Detjens noted, “Most of the racers that we race with, the faster man goes around without bumping or banging.”

Saturday Racing Divisions: The ARCA Midwest Tour Super Late Models will be joined Saturday night by the Bandoleros, Mini-Stocks, Mini-Mods and Pure Stocks.

Schedule of Events for Saturday:
11am ARCAMT Pit Gate Opens
2pm Practice Begins
3:30pm Front Gates Open
4:30pm Qualifying Begins
6:00pm Racing Begins

General Admission Pricing Saturday: Adults $20, Kids (ages 6-12) $10 with children ages 5 and under admitted free.

Friday Night: The two day Detjens Memorial Weekend will feature the Big 8 Late Model Series on Friday night along with the Bandoleros, Mini-Stocks and Legends.

Location: State Park Speedway is located at 14771 North Mountain Road in Wausau. For camping and other information visit or call 715-212-9006.