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Star-Studded Field Expected for Saturday Night’s ARCA Midwest Tour Cabin Fever 100 at State Park Speedway

May 12, 2015
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by Kari Shear-Carlson
May 12, 2014 – With names like Majeski, Weinkauf, Holzhausen, Mackesy, Sauter, and many more on the expected entry list, this Saturday night’s ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment’s Cabin Fever 100 is sure to be one of the hottest races on this season’s circuit.

State Park Speedway is a track that several top ARCA Midwest Tour regulars also call home, so to be able to win such a huge event against a top field of drivers and in front of family and friends would be, as Chris Weinkauf put it, “the highlight of my career.”

“Just like any Midwest Tour event it is extremely hard to win, but especially here because you have the locals to go up against and they are just as strong at the Tour guys,” he added.

State Park Speedway has gone through some great improvements over the last few years, which has only made the competitive nature of the track that much better. With two grooves of racing, fans are sure to see some great side-by-side battles throughout the 100 lap event.

Qualifying begins at 4:00pm with racing to follow at 6:00pm. For complete event details log on to arcamidwesttour.com.

Be sure to follow the ARCA Midwest Tour on Facebook (/midwesttour) and Twitter (@midwesttour).

To learn more about the Automobile Racing Club of America Midwest Tour, log on to arcamidwesttour.com. The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedway.

Expected Entries
Cabin Fever 100
ARCA Midwest Tour Super Late Models
Saturday Night May 16, 2015
State Park Speedway, Wausau, WI

23 as of 5/12/15

Car # Name
1 Nick Barstad
7 John DeAngelis, Jr
12 Mark Mackesy
14 Austin Nason
22 M.G. Gajewski
23 Ryan Hinner
24 Jim Olson
30 Mark Hartline
39 Andrew Morrissey
40 Jeremy Lepak
43 Matt Kocourek
47 Casey Johnson
52 Ricky Baker
58 Cardell Potter
75 Chris Weinkauf
76 Jason Weinkauf
77 Jonathan Eilen
78 Skylar Holzhausen
91 Ty Majeski
97 Cole Anderson
97 James Swan
99 Tim Sauter
O4 Natalie Decker

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34th Annual Larry Detjen’s Memorial This Saturday Night at State Park Speedway

July 24, 2014
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by Jana Wimmer

This weekend marks the 34th running of the Larry Detjens Memorial Race. Over the past three decades the event has changed locations and formats, moving from State Park Speedway to Golden Sands Speedway and then back to State Park Speedway. It’s also evolved from a one day event to a two day weekend event chalk full of racing and other activities. But no matter where it is or when it is, one thing that is certain is it is an event drivers’ circle on their calendar and want desperately to win.

“To win this race is huge,” says 2012 winner, Mark Mackesy, “So many drivers have raced in it and tried to win it because of their respect for Larry. This race for me is like Daytona for other drivers, there’s so much history in it.”

“I’ve been fortunate enough to race at some pretty high levels,” says two time winner Scott Wimmer, “But winning the Detjens Memorial still stands out as one of the most important wins of my career. The race has so much meaning and so much history; to win it is truly special.”

The list of past Detjens Memorial Race winners reads like a who’s who in Midwest racing. It includes names like Scott Wimmer, Chris Wimmer, Tom Reffner and Charlie Menard.

“I think I’ve raced the Detjens Memorial more than ten times in my life,” says Chris Wimmer, “And I’ve only been able to win it once. I know I’ve been at the last seven and have come up short. To win this race is difficult, it is definitely one I want to win every year and I know a lot of other drivers do too. Everyone seems to dig a little deeper on this night, which makes it even more special to win.”

Only a few drivers have been able to win this event on more than one occasion; Mark Mackesy, Chris Weinkauf and legendary short track racer Dick Trickle, are the only three to win it three times.

“To be in the company of a guy like Dick Trickle is something pretty amazing,” says Mackesy, “Each time I’ve won this race was exciting, but I’d say the last one is the most special. Trickle was there, it was his last visit to SPS, and he’s in the victory lane picture. I told him I drove that race like him, saving my stuff until the end.”

Twenty two cars will take the green flag for the Auto Select Detjens Memorial 125 on Saturday night with one driver etching his or her name into Detjens Memorial history with a win.

Miller Lite Detjens Memorial Weekend presented by Newsline Nine kicks off Friday with the Big 8 Series and support divisions. Fan gates open at 4:30pm with Fred Mueller qualifying at 6:00pm and racing at 7:00pm.

Saturday there will be breakfast served in the Speedway Bar and a bean bag toss tournament in the morning. The evening is full of racing action with five support divisions before the Auto Select Detjens Memorial 125 headlines the night. Fan gates open at 3:00pm, Fred Mueller qualifying is at 5:00pm and racing begins at 6:00pm.

Please visit stateparkspeedway.com or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/stateparkspeedway for more information. If you have any questions contact Marketing and PR Director, Jana Wimmer, at stateparkspeedway@yahoo.com.

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ARCA Midwest Tour State Park Speedway 125 Wrap-up Notes

May 19, 2014
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Next up: Calypso Lemonade Borders Wars II at Illiana Motor Speedway

by Kari Shear-Carlson
May 19, 2014 – Tim Sauter recorded his first ever ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment win at State Park Speedway in Wausau, WI last Saturday night in the State Park Speedway 125.

SAUTER’S HARD WORK PAID OFF

Tim Sauter was fourth in the final practice session and picked up fast time, so it was evident that he had a fast car. Once the feature started, he showed what he really had, taking his car to the front all they way from the 12th starting spot.

Midwest Touring Star, Chris Weinkauf had a strong run all night, leading until Chris Wimmer and Sauter got underneath and took over first and second. Weinkauf then had to try to hold off fellow Touring Stars, James Swan, Ty Majeski, Andrew Morrissey, and Boris Jurkovic, as well as Skylar Holzhausen. In the end, Majeski took the final podium position.

“These guys work really hard at this. We have to work twice as hard just to keep up,” said Sauter from the Hedman Husler Hedders Husler Zone.

At one point it looked like Chris Wimmer was going to be the one to beat, but once Sauter got by him, Wimmer knew he would have to settle for second.

“I was trying to run with him and just burned myself up. I think he was just playing with me the whole race. He’s smart,” said Wimmer.

FAST TIME WAS JUST THE BEGINNING FOR SAUTER

Tim Sauter also took home the VDL Fuel Systems fast qualifier award with a 13.703. He was followed by local hero, Mark Mackesy with a 13.714 and Rookie of the Year contender, Ty Majeski with a 13.760.

POINTS BATTLE OFF TO A GOOD START

Nathan Haseleu currently leads the overall point standings at 448. Ty Majeski is in second with 409. Jonathan Eilen, Chris Weinkauf and Andrew Morrissey round out the top five.

ROOKIES MAKING A STATEMENT EARLY ON

“We’ve had a lot of bad luck this year. If feels good to get this monkey off our backs,” said Majeski after his third place finish. Majeski also claimed third in qualifying earlier in the day.

With his third place finish, Majeski continues to lead the Rookie points battle. Casey Johnson is second with 379 points with Paul Shafer only 5 points behind Johnson at 374. Nick Barstad is fourth with 362.

The next event for the ARCA Midwest Tour is Sunday & Monday, May 25th & 26th at Illiana Motor Speedway when the ARCA/CRA Super Series join them for the Calypso Lemonade Border Wars II.

Be sure to follow the ARCA Midwest Tour on Facebook (midwesttour) and Twitter (@midwesttour).

To learn more about the Automobile Racing Club of America Midwest Tour, log on to arcamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ARCA Midwest Tour office at (262) 729-4111 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or Steve Einhaus (630) 212-6022 at or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@arcamidwesttour.comor Steve Einhaus at steve@arcamidwesttour.com.

The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.

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Tim Sauter Goes From Fast Time to Victory Lane in the ARCA Midwest Tour at State Park Speedway

May 17, 2014
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Full Results / Midwest Tour LIVE Recap

by Kari Shear-Carlson
May 17, 2014 – “Thank you to all the fans and to my crew. Chris (Wimmer) was really good and I didn’t know how much I had until I got the edge when we got to the lapped cars. We finally won!” said a happy Tim Sauter from victory lane at State Park Speedway for the State Park Speedway 125 tonight in Wausau, WI after a hard-fought battle with Chris Wimmer.

“I was just trying to hold on there. I tried to run with him, but he just checked out,” said Wimmer after a great run.

Touring Stars, Boris Jurkovic and Jonathan Eilen set the pace for the 26-car field for the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment 125 lap feature. Eilen took the early lead, but before they could complete lap one Jesse Pokszyk hit the turn three wall gathering up Tucker Miller ending the night for both of them. This set the field up for a complete restart.

Boris and Eilen remained side-by-side until Boris finally got cleared him and Chris Weinkauf dove under Eilen for second. The rest of the field was settling in. Weinkauf didn’t waste any time getting under Boris for for the top spot and started to pull away a little bit. Chris Wimmer had made his way up to third and Touring Star, Nathan Haseleu was fifth behind Eilen. The top five put a little bit of distance between themselves and the rest of the pack.

Wimmer started putting pressure on Jurkovic for the second spot and was able to take it over on lap 15. Weinkauf continued to put more distance between himself and the rest of the field. Fast qualifier Tim Sauter was making his way through the field running seventh.

As Weinkauf approached lapped traffic, it allowed Wimmer to close up a little bit. Weinkauf and Wimmer had pulled away from Jurkovic and Eilen as they battled it out for the third spot. Meanwhile, Haseleu patiently watched from the fifth spot.

Two lapped cars battling for position in front of Weinkauf gave Wimmer a chance to close up even more. But Weinkauf weaved his way through the traffic. Wimmer started to make his move as they again approached lapped traffic. Tim Sauter continued to rally through the field passing Haseleu for the fifth spot.

The second caution of the night came out when Skylar Holzhausen and Joel Theisen got together on the front stretch. Both had to restart from the rear of the field.

At the restart, Chris Weinkauf started on the inside, Wimmer chose the outside, followed by Jurkovic on the inside and Eilen outside. Weinkauf again got the lead but it wasn’t without pressure. Wimmer stuck his nose under Weinkauf for the top spot, followed by Tim Sauter. Wimmer started to give himself a little bit of room over Sauter and Sauter kept a safe distance from Weinkauf.

Ty Majeski was on the move working his way into fifth and closing in on Jurkovic. The top three continued to pull away as the battle continued for fourth through seventh.

With ten laps until the break, Wimmer continued to set the pace followed by Tim Sauter, Chris Weinkauf, Boris Jurkovic and Ty Majeski. As the battle between Boris and Majeski heated up, James Swan had caught up to Jonathan Eilen. When the caution flew for the 75 lap break, it was Wimmer, Sauter, Weinkauf, Jurkovic, and Majeski.

The field once again got to choose their lane at the restart of the second half. Wimmer chose the inside, Sauter on the outside, followed by Weinkauf and Jurkovic. As the field took the green flag, Casey Johnson and Matt Kocourek both ended up in the turn three wall, yet again setting the field up for a complete restart.

Wimmer jumped to the lead as Sauter followed suit. Weinkauf was busy watching Majeski and Jurkovic in his rearview mirror. Majeski got by Boris and followed Swan followed suit. Wimmer and Sauter started to pull away. Majeski had his eyes set on Weinkauf. Majeski slid under Weinkauf to take away the third spot with 41 laps remaining.

Wimmer and Sauter worked their way through lapped traffic allowing Sauter to close in on the bumper of Wimmer. Sauter got his nose under Wimmer and sealed the deal with 29 laps to go. Majeski was now a straightaway behind in third. Sauter started to make some distance between him and Wimmer.

Sauter appeared to be on cruise control as he maintained a full straightaway lead over Wimmer. Majeski was in a comfortable third with 10 laps remaining.

The battle for fourth was a heated discussing between Weinkauf, Swan, Morrissey and Holzhausen and in the end Holzhausen claimed the spot.

Sauter started his day as the fast qualifier and ended his day in victory lane. Wimmer, Majeski, Holzhausen, and Chris Weinkauf rounded out the top five.

Be sure to follow the ARCA Midwest Tour on Facebook (midwesttour) and Twitter (@midwesttour).

To learn more about the Automobile Racing Club of America Midwest Tour, log on to arcamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ARCA Midwest Tour office at (262) 729-4111 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or Steve Einhaus (630) 212-6022 at or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@arcamidwesttour.comor Steve Einhaus at steve@arcamidwesttour.com.

The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.

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ARCA Midwest Tour Stars and Cars Take On Local Heroes At State Park Speedway This Saturday Night

May 14, 2014
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The Present Meets the Past At The Historic 1/4-Mile Oval

by Kari Shear-Carlson
May 14, 2014 – When the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment makes its annual stop at State Park Speedway in Wausau, WI, it isn’t just another race on the busy schedule. State Park Speedway is the type of track, from the moment you walk in, that you actually feel the aura of every driver who ever took a lap. It is almost as if you can see the past with the present as the cars race side-by-side, lap after lap around the 1/4-mile oval.

This Saturday, May 17th, the ARCAMT will take its turn at adding another driver to the extensive winner’s list at SPS. The Tour has always been proud to bring its stars and cars to a place where laps have been taken by some of the most legendary drivers in racing history.

Notably known for the Larry Detjen’s Memorial event held every year, other legendary drivers such as Dave Marcis, Mark Martin, Bryan Reffner, and the late Dick Trickle also competed at State Park Speedway.

Some of the most nail-biting races on the Tour have taken place at SPS and this Saturday night is sure to be yet another one. Hometown heroes like Chris Wimmer, and Mark Mackesy will go up against the likes of Touring Stars, Jason and Chris Weinkauf, Nathan Haseleu, Jonathan Eilen, and Rookie contender, Ty Majeski, to name a few, each trying to etch their name on the winner’s list.

“There is something about State Park Speedway that has produced some of the best races we have ever held in the series with the locals being so competitive. We have gone green to checkered, we have had a few cautions, but nothing beats the 2 wide nonstop passing that is going on throughout the entire race,” said series VP, Steve Einhaus.

“SPS is one of the tracks on our schedule where you are afraid to leave your seat. Often times I don’t get to see the whole race, but at this track I take the time to watch every lap,” added Einhaus.

This will be the fourth annual event for the ARCA Midwest Tour. There have only been two winners in the last three events. Local driver, Mark Mackesy won the inaugural race in 2011, and Lakeville, Minnesota’s, Dan Fredrickson won in both 2012 and 2013.

Make your plans to head out to State Park Speedway in Wausau, WI for a night of side-by-side nonstop action this Saturday, May 17th. Fan gates open at 2:00pm. Qualifying is at 4:00pm. An autograph session will take place behind the grandstands at 5:00pm and racing kicks off at 6:00pm.

Log on to arcamidwesttour.com for complete details.

Be sure to follow the ARCA Midwest Tour on Facebook (midwesttour) and Twitter (@midwesttour).

To learn more about the Automobile Racing Club of America Midwest Tour, log on to arcamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ARCA Midwest Tour office at (262) 729-4111 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or Steve Einhaus (630) 212-6022 at or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@arcamidwesttour.comor Steve Einhaus at steve@arcamidwesttour.com.

The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.