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The Midwest Tour and ARCA Add Another Rung to the Ladder of Success

August 22, 2013
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by Kari Shear-Carlson
August 21, 2013-A lot of things have changed in racing over the years, but one thing that will always remain the same is the dream of a young driver hoping to one day become the next champion. The ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment and Lester Buildings is proud to be a stepping stone in helping drivers achieve their dreams, and their relationship with the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards provides an opportunity to add another rung to the ladder of success.

Driver Development Program. You’ve heard of it. You’ve seen the result of it. You may even want to be a part of it. Over the years the ARCA Racing Series has been the top series to go from into NASCAR. Driver development teams have sought out ARCA drivers to develop and prep in order to move into the NASCAR ranks.

Programs like these have become an integral part in the future of many drivers. The relationship the Midwest Tour has with ARCA has sparked new ideas in filling a gap and building a pathway for some of the most talented drivers in super late model racing, thus allowing them the opportunity to move through the ranks into ARCA and onto NASCAR.

A leader in ARCA driver development programs, Roulo Brothers Racing, recognizes the opportunity that the relationship between the Midwest Tour and ARCA can provide. Roulo Brothers Racing has had a lot of success over the years getting young drivers from ARCA into NASCAR through their driver development programs. They have had a structured relationship with Roush-Fenway since 2005 and have brought drivers like David Ragan, Erik Darnell, and most recently Chris Buescher, through their programs.

Gary Roulo understands the need for another step in the developmental process.

“ARCA has been the No. 1 series to develop drivers and build from. There hasn’t been anything below ARCA. The Midwest Tour fills that void with such a huge talent pool. Drivers in the Tour reach a certain plateau and then think, ‘What do we do now? Where do we go?”

This idea of filling the gap creates a logical progression for the most competitive late model drivers into the ARCA series.

“Gary [Roulo] and I have had numerous conversations about how important it is to build that ladder of development for young stars trying to make their way up in racing. The Midwest Tour has some of the best developmental race teams in the country and this opportunity sets the stage for the future and how we can work together to attract upcoming stars to the series to groom them as they prepare for the ARCA Racing Series. The Roulo Brothers have an excellent pathway to the top with their connection to Roush-Fenway. We look forward to working with them and everyone at ARCA to find ways to keep the sport strong,” said Midwest Tour VP, Stephen Einhaus.

One of, if not the hottest driver in the country right now is Midwest Tour competitor Travis Sauter. Sauter won both Midwest Tour events at Madison International Speedway this season. In fact he has won ten consecutive super late model events at the 1/2 mile oval. So it just made sense that the Midwest Tour shared a part in introducing Roulo Brothers Racing to Sauter for this weekend’s ARCA Racing Series event at Madison International Speedway.

“While Travis may not be familiar with the ARCA car itself, he is obviously familiar with the track. ARCA races at a lot of the same tracks as the Midwest Tour. The more familiar a driver is simply with the surroundings makes for an easier transition. This is great for us as a race team but also good for the Midwest Tour and ARCA to have people look at this as another avenue,” added Roulo.

This isn’t the first time Roulo Brothers Racing has looked at the Midwest Tour for talent. They have been keeping an eye on the drivers for quite some time.

“The Roulo’s have been scouting the Midwest Tour for a while and they continually ask our opinion about drivers that fit into their program. We are very proud of the talent the Midwest Tour produces. While we hate to lose our young stars, it’s part of the business and it’s our job to help them succeed at higher levels. Having a connection to introduce drivers to higher level teams makes the series appeal-able. We are glad we could help with the introduction of Travis this weekend. Its just another great example of how instrumental and important our relationship with ARCA is,” said Einhaus.

Travis isn’t moving up to ARCA this weekend alone however. Lester Buildings, who has had a great presence in racing and is currently a presenting sponsor and great supporter of the ARCA Midwest Tour will sponsor Sauter in the Roulo Brothers Racing Lester Buildings No. 99.

“Lester Buildings has watched Travis improve dramatically over the past couple of years, and we’re excited to see where this opportunity takes him. Without driver development programs, talented drivers like Travis wouldn’t have the opportunity to be successful at the next level,” said Stephanie Beste, Brand Manager, Lester Buildings Systems, LLC.

Travis is thankful for the opportunity everyone involved has given him this weekend.

“I’m really looking forward to running the Lester Buildings Ford at Madison,” Sauter said. “I believe my experience at MIS will pay dividends this weekend. I can’t thank Lester Buildings, Habelman Bros. Cranberries and Roulo Brothers enough for the opportunity to race in front of the hometown crowd.”

The Midwest Tour is proud to be a part of Travis’ stepping stone into this weekend’s opportunity and wishes the entire team the best of luck.

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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Sauter Makes it Ten in a Row and Claims the Border Wars 2 at MIS

August 11, 2013
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by Kari Shear-Carlson
“Obviously this streak is going to end eventually. We all know that.” But it wasn’t going to be today. Travis Sauter took home his tenth consecutive super late model victory at Madison International Speedway in the ARCA Midwest Tour presented Scag Power Equipment and Lester Buildings Border Wars Part 2 150 lap event.

Dennis Prunty and Ross Kenseth led the field to green and ran side-by-side on lap one. Kenseth got the edge coming out of turn two. The nine-time consecutive winner at Madison International Speedway started in the fifth spot.

Prunty looked to the outside of Kenseth on lap five and took the lead back. Sauter was being patient sitting in fifth.

i-gogs Touring Star Jeff Storm and DOC 360 Touring Star Chris Wimmer got together a little bit on the back stretch but gathered it back up. Sauter moved up to fourth past DOC 360 Touring Star Nathan Haseleu.

Storm and Wimmer continued to battle for the sixth spot. Wimmer disposed of Storm and left it open for i-gogs Sunglasses Touring Star Andrew Morrissey as he slid under Storm as well. Storm was locked on the outside as i-gogs Sunglasses Touring Star Dan Fredrickson and i-gogs Sunglasses Touring Star Jonathan Eilen made their way past.

Meanwhile Travis Sauter got a run on Bobby Wilberg for third on lap 14 and set his sights on Kenseth. Fredrickson spun on his own coming out of turn two bringing out the first caution.

As the field lined up double-file with 136 to go, Prunty chose the outside with Kenseth going to the inside followed by Sauter. Wimmer also went to the outside.

Prunty got the jump as Wimmer took second over Kenseth on the outside and settled into third. Sauter fell back from third to fifth, but was already setting up Morrissey to take back the fourth spot. The top five got some breathing room up front. Sauter got under Morrissey for fourth, but Storm spun in turn three causing the field to revert back to the previous lap.

Dan Fredrickson pulled into the pits under the caution but returned without going a lap down.

He recovered to finish third in the end. “I just have to make it so hard on myself,” said Fredrickson after racing his way all the way from the back after that early spin.

This time at the restart Prunty chose the inside. Wimmer went outside. Wimmer was able to get the jump over Prunty taking the lead away. Morrissey was able to grab the second spot.

Prunty cleared Kenseth and had to deal with Sauter. Sauter tucked it under Kenseth on the backstretch and got past for fourth on lap 25. Wimmer continued to show the way with about a four car length lead.

Sauter quickly closed the gap on Prunty for third and took the position away on the next lap. Sauter started reeling in Morrissey for second.

Sauter looked to the outside of Morrissey. He continued to hold on and got by Morrissey on the backstretch but Morrissey was off the pace the next lap.

Dennis Prunty and i-gogs Sunglasses Touring Star Rich Bickle got together on the front stretch causing Bickle to spin and he shared his displeasure under caution pinching Prunty towards the wall as he drove by. Bickle pulled into the pits but returned under caution and did not lose a lap.

With 84 to go Wimmer continued to lead followed by Sauter, Kenseth, Vita Ice Touring Star, Skylar Holzhausen and Haseleu.

At the restart Wimmer went to the outside as Sauter chose the inside followed by Kenseth on the inside. Holzhausen went to the outside of Wimmer.

Wimmer was sideways on the restart but the ARCA Midwest Tour officials didn’t like the start so they tried it again. The second time was a charm. Wimmer made it stick as Sauter tucked into second. Holzhausen got by Kenseth for third. Fredrickson moved up to sixth.

Sauter closed in on Wimmer with three laps to the break but not within striking distance to close the deal before the 12-minute break. At the break the top five were Wimmer, Sauter, Holzhausen, Kenseth, and Haseleu.

After making some adjustments the field line-up for the second half of the 150-lap event. Wimmer chose the outside with Kenseth right behind him. Sauter went to the inside followed by Holzhausen.

Sauter once again settled for second. Wimmer and Sauter were pulling away as Kenseth was trying to hold the inside line to hold off Holzhausen. Skylar took him on the outside for third.

Sauter closed in on Wimmer and started taking a peek to the inside. They were side by side on the backstretch, Wimmer tried to take the lead back but Sauter held him off with 65 to go.

Fredrickson was now up to fourth trying to close in on Holzhausen for third. Another caution flag flew for a spin with Prunty and Blake Brown in turn two.

This time at the restart Sauter chose the outside and let Wimmer go to the inside. Fredrickson also chose the outside of Holzhausen in the row two.

Sauter tried to pull Wimmer on the outside but Wimmer touched Sauter a little bit on the backstretch. The two held on to it heading into turn three but as they came across the line Griffin McGrath spun bringing out the caution.

Sauter once again chose the outside line. With 60 to go they went green again. Sauter got a good restart and was able to pull away a little bit from Wimmer. Fredrickson was trying to make a move on Holzhausen for the third spot but settled into fourth.

Sauter continued to pull away a little bit as Wimmer had to deal with the pressure of Holzhausen and Fredrickson in waiting.

The field started to stretch out but the lapped traffic was fighting for position in front of Sauter allowing Wimmer to close in, but Holzhausen was doing the same behind Wimmer with only 30 laps to go.

Once he got through traffic Sauter started to stretch it out once again. Holzhausen dove to the inside of Wimmer and made the pass for second on the backstretch. With 15 to go, Fredrickson was closing in on Wimmer for the third spot diving under him for the spot going into turn three.

At the line it was Sauter, Holzhausen and Fredrickson.

Holzhausen definitely raced his way into second and had a great run overall. “It was a good run to run with him (Sauter). Having him fall back, I don’t know if he was just babying it or what,” said the second place finisher.

Sauter will continue to try to keep his streak going, but he knows that it isn’t going to be easy as today proved. “These guys are good man. You gotta get after it and that’s what we did,” said Sauter.

Rick Turner was the highest finishing ARCA/CRA Super Series driver finishing in 17th. Brandon Oakely was next in 25th followed by Ali Kern in 28th and Kenny Tweedy in 29th.

The next event for the ARCA Midwest Tour is Friday, August 16th at Norway Speedway in Norway, MI. For event information 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. 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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Sauter Streaks To Success At Madison International Speedway

August 8, 2013
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by Gregg Paul
There are always peaks and valleys in the sport of auto racing. The highs of winning and the lows of failure are always present. Preparation, determination, and the drive and hunger to succeed separate the great drivers from the mediocre drivers. However, in this era of racing the playing field has been leveled more by the rule book than anything else. For that reason a long winning streak isn’t as prevalent as it once was in the golden era of the sport.

While long winning streaks are not unprecedented, in today’s world they are certainly noteworthy, especially considering Travis Sauter’s current nine race winning streak at the Madison International Speedway.

When the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings rolls into Wisconsin’s fastest half mile oval for the Border Wars Part 2 on August 11th, the pride of the ARCA Midwest Tour drivers will be on the line against the ARCA/CRA Super Series drivers. The other thing on the line will be that winning streak that Sauter has amassed over his nine previous visits to the speedway.

Yet Sauter calmly looks at the streak nonchalantly and perhaps with even a tad bit of disdain. Sauter doesn’t even consider there to be any undue pressure to continue the streak any more than trying to win any other race he enters.

“I’ve had a fast car and avoided bad luck,” says Sauter. “No added pressure….I want to win every race so that’s how I prepare.”

Sounds simple enough, although during the streak Sauter did have a few anxious moments. Despite his dominance at MIS, the car still wasn’t exactly perfect. Two races ago he nearly ran out of brakes before the break, and was fortunate to keep them working to the checkers.

“We had a great car and I was trying to save it, but I was still losing the brake pedal,” said Sauter. “They got the brakes cooled off at the break and we were able to win. My crew guys really won that race with their work at the shop and again at the break. It’s nice to be able to come to the race track and know you have great people on your side. We gotta try to keep it rolling now.”

The last race at MIS saw Sauter have to survive several late race restarts, but each time his car performed when he needed it to.

“We had a great car again and it’s a lot of fun to come to the track with my crew right now,” said Sauter. “We made some adjustments on the car since the last race, so that’s always positive. There were quite a few cautions and you never know what’s gonna happen on the restarts, but my car was good enough to pull away each time. Obviously we’ve had a great run of success lately, but we don’t take anything for granted and keep working to get better.”

It’s hard to imagine that Sauter and the crew can still get better, but every race driver will tell you that there has yet to be a completely 100% perfect race car. They are always looking to improve upon it. That is definitely something that not only the ARCA Midwest Tour drivers need to worry about, but the traveling ARCA/CRA Super Series guys coming to invade are going to need to wonder if they can end the streak as well.

Travis Sauter knows that a big race such as the Border Wars will be a race that everyone will be gunning for, whether the streak was on the line or not.

“This week is obviously a big race with great competition so anytime you can win one of those it feels good,” said Sauter. “I’m not sure what the ARCA/CRA Super Series guys think. I’m sure they want to win, but it’ll be tough for them to come to a new track just like it is for us when we travel. There’s no substitute for experience.”

Having nine consecutive races to not only gain experience, but to use that experience to excel, the ARCA Midwest Tour and ARCA/CRA Super Series drivers will be hard pressed to stop Travis Sauter, regardless of the winning streak.

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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Third Generation Sauter to make NASCAR Debut at Iowa

July 30, 2013
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Lester Building Systems LLC brings Travis Sauter to the next level

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN (July 29, 2013) – Lester Building Systems LLC will sponsor the NEMCO Motorsports No. 87 with super late model standout Travis Sauter behind the wheel, as the third generation Wisconsin driver makes his NASCAR debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series US Cellular 250 at the Iowa Speedway on August 3rd.

Following in the footsteps of his grandfather Jim, a former Winston Cup and IROC test driver, his uncles Johnny and Jay, and his father Tim – all having successful NASCAR careers – Travis is out to prove he has the skill and determination to make it at racing’s highest level.

Travis has a strong desire to carry on the Sauter family tradition. “This will be a proud moment for the Sauter’s and I want to thank Lester Buildings and Joe Nemechek for making this happen,” Sauter said. “To have a sponsor who watched me race on the short tracks and believes in me is a great feeling. Now that I’ve been given this chance, it’s up to me to turn this into something more. I’m ready to prove that I can succeed and move up to NASCAR full time.”

Travis began racing street stock cars in 2002 on the bullrings of Central Wisconsin and quickly ascended through limited late models to super late models. He now runs in the ARCA Midwest Tour, along with other special events. Travis has won the prestigious Oktoberfest 100 at the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway three times and in 2012 he won the inaugural ARCAMT Howie Lettow Memorial 150 at the Milwaukee Mile; an event that drew 80 entries including NASCAR stars Rusty Wallace and Matt Kenseth.

“We’re thrilled. Everyday we help our customers realize their building dreams and this week we’re helping Travis realize his dream,” said Stephanie Beste, Lester Buildings’ Marketing Manager. “Lester has been a long-time supporter of motorsports and we’re thankful for their loyal fans.”

A sixteen-time NNS winner and former series champion, Joe Nemechek knows what it takes to compete at the next level. “I’m looking forward to putting Travis in our car. He definitely has the talent to run out front and win races. I get to see him race super late models against my son. Travis is fast and he’s proven to me he can win races. I’m glad to give him his first race in a Nationwide car and we are going to do our best to give him a competitive piece.”

Veteran crew chief Steve Gray will guide Sauter from atop the NEMCO pit box.

“We are a small team hanging in there in this economy. We appreciate Lester Buildings coming on board to help put the whole deal together,” concluded Nemechek. “I’ve raced against Johnny and even against his dad…come to think of it, I’ve raced against Sauter’s my whole life.”

About Lester Building Systems LLC
Established in 1947, Lester Building Systems LLC has designed and manufactured over 150,000 post-frame buildings for the agricultural, equestrian, hobby and commercial building markets. Based in Lester Prairie, MN, the company distributes in 35 states, with regional facilities in Clear Brook, VA and Charleston, IL. Learn more at Lesterbuildings.com.

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Sauter Looking To Continue Hot Streak

June 4, 2013
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by Gregg Paul
Travis Sauter has a simple plan when it comes to racing.

“We try to go to them all to win, so that’s the plan and we’re 2 for 2 here in Wisconsin this year,” said Sauter. “The recent success has been many things coming together. There is not one reason or one secret that all of a sudden made things click, it has been building for probably five years. The most important things that have led to success are the people I have helping, whether it be crew or sponsors.”

That certainly seems like a simple enough plan, until you realize the strength of the competition that Sauter faces in the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings. Not only does he have the Touring Stars to deal with, but he usually will face the best talent in short track racing at every track and every race.

Still when you look at the past few seasons, Sauter has had the kind of hot streak that isn’t seen too often. Perhaps not since the barnstorming days of his grandfather Jim Sauter.

Travis Sauter collected seven wins out of the twelve races he entered in 2012. The signature win of that season had to be his win in the inaugural The Swiss Colony Howie Lettow Memorial 150 at the Milwaukee Mile. Sauter picked up his second consecutive win at Oktoberfest and his third overall in the LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway main event.

Combining 2012 with the first part of the 2013 racing campaign, Sauter has won seven consecutive features at Madison International Speedway. Just two weeks ago he picked up the win at Dells Raceway Park in the Cabin Fever 100.

2012 was a great season and Sauter knew it.

“What a great season we had,” said Sauter. “There are a few races each year that are an extra big deal and to win these types of races is really special.”

Over the past few seasons it doesn’t really seem to matter where Travis Sauter has been racing. The car has been extremely fast, and Sauter has been a threat to win everywhere he has raced. They say every streak will come to an end, but that doesn’t even seem to be a thought that enters into Sauter’s mind.

“It’s tough to maintain the success level we’ve attained recently, but our whole group continues to work hard and not get complacent,” said Sauter. “We had a really good car again, it wasn’t perfect toward the end, but we had enough left to hold on for the win. I think racing for wins works for me personally. I’m very detail oriented and very picky about things, so doing things the way I want them done just works for my style. That goes for the schedule I run as well as the way the car is prepared. Races are hard to win, if you’re not well prepared and not focused you have no chance. I like to feel like I’m ready when I leave the shop.”

Race drivers have rarely said that they have had a perfect race car. They are always looking to make it better. Yet somehow the best of drivers manage to take their “imperfect” cars and find a way to get them to victory lane. When you consider the kind of success that Travis Sauter has had over the past few seasons, perhaps the competition will have to be better prepared to try to end the hot streak. If Sauter can consistently take a car that isn’t perfect to the checkers, what will happen if he ever finds that perfect car?

“It’s probably impossible to win every race, but we are sure going to try,” said Sauter. “The key is to keep preparing 100% and hopefully have some good luck.”

Sauter’s next try for a win will come on June 8th at Dells Raceway Park as he returns to the ARCA Midwest Tour for the Wisconsin Dells 100. Sauter survived the carnage on his last visit to DRP and is certainly one of the favorites heading into this race.

Qualifying set to get underway at 5pm. The autograph session will begin at 6pm with racing to follow at 7pm. For complete race day details go 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 toarcamidwesttour.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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Lucky Number 7 For Travis Sauter At Madison International Speedway

May 5, 2013
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Captures Joe Shear Classic And Guitar That Goes With It

by Gregg Paul

The ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment and Lester Buildings “5th Annual Joe Shear Classic is officially in the books.

Travis Sauter doesn’t believe in luck, yet he somehow managed to hold off Jacob Goede to capture his seventh straight feature win at the Madison International Speedway. Sauter was able to get around Goede with coming to the white flag lap and narrowly held on for the victory. The win was Sauter’s second straight Midwest Tour win as well.

Sauter and his uncle Johnny, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver seemingly had the field covered from just prior to the break at lap 64. The duo pulled away from the field on restarts until a yellow with just 23 laps to go. Dan Fredrickson had worked his way into the top three and pulled to the inside on the restart to get by both Travis and Johnny.

A spin two laps after that restart by Joel Thiesen set the stage for the late race drama. Johnny Sauter spun his tires on the restart and allowed Fredrickson to get away. Sauter would fight back on the inside and pulled back alongside Fredrickson. Sauter than appeared to hook the apron coming off of turn four, giving Fredrickson the advantage. Sauter kept his foot in the gas and made contact with Fredrickson that sent Sauter spinning down the front straightaway.

Jacob Goede utilized the cone to get to the outside of the front row on the restart. Goede would get the jump and pull ahead of Fredrickson coming off of turn two. Goede would pull away by a few car lengths, as Travis Sauter lurked behind.

Sauter would get by Fredrickson coming off of turn two with just twelve laps remaining. Sauter methodically began to reel in Goede, pulling closer and closer as the laps wound down. With just four laps to go, Sauter latched onto the rear bumper of Goede, setting the stage for an awesome finish.

Sauter would use the chrome horn at both ends of the track, only to see Goede hold onto the lead. Sauter would get a nose inside before Goede would slam the door on him. Coming to the White Flag, Sauter got underneath Goede as the came off of turn four. Sauter would clear Goede down the straightaway and ran the final lap with Goede just barely on his rear bumper. However, Goede could never mount that last ditched effort, as Sauter notched yet another victory at MIS.

“Johnny was the guy to beat in the second half,” said Sauter. “He had them covered, then I was loose after the break. Once he went out I still thought I had the best car. Restarting in the second row, Danny’s hard to pass and I got by him just in time, with like 8 to go. That was the perfect amount of time to catch Jacob.”

Sauter picked up the signature Guitar Trophy emblematic of the win in the Joe Shear Classic, something he was happy to avenge from last year’s bitter defeat.

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 toarcamidwesttour.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