West Salem, WI – The 54th Annual Oktoberfest Race Weekend will open next Thursday, October 5th at the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway in West Salem, Wisconsin.
The opening night of racing will get underway at 6pm with the most divisions competing on one night over the four days of racing.
The Super Late Models will start of their busy four-day weekend with competitors competing in either the The Futures or The Knights 25-lap feature events.
The Futures feature event are for eligible drivers who are, “Open to Under the Age of 30 that have never finished in the top 3 of the Midwest Tour Points or anyone over 30 that have never run in a previous Oktoberfest 200, NASCAR Touring/ASAMT/ASA/ARTGO or any of NASCAR’s top three Series. Driver Registration Subject to Approval.“
Last year, current ASA Midwest Tour Rookie of the Year contender Bryan Syer-Keske led all 25 laps to victory in the The Futures race.
The Knights feature event had their inaugural race last year with NASCAR Xfinity Series competitor Derek Kraus taking the victory with Austin Nason in second.
The Knights feature is open to “Open to all Non Futures eligible drivers.”
Both of the winners in The Futures and The Knights event will earn, at least, a provisional starting spot for Friday night’s Dick Trickle “99”.
The La Crosse Kwik Trip Late Models will be busy on Thursday and Friday as they will have two 20-lap feature events each night. Skylar Holzhausen will be coming into Fest with a 67-point lead over Brent Kirchner in the championship standings.
There is a tight point battle in the La Crosse Line-X Sportsmen division and their title will be decided on Thursday night. Only 13 points separate Andy Barney, Justin Berg, and Bob Fort in the standings. They will have a 20-lap feature event to decide the championship.
The La Crosse Skyline Fireworks Hornets will also have a 20-lap feature to decide their championship. Ben Thurk holds a 52-point lead over Jacob Iverson in the standings.
Robert Stanfield holds a 78-point lead over Matt Miller in the La Crosse Auto Value 6-Shooters leading up to their championship 20-lap feature event.
The final event of the evening will be the Famous Double-O race. This unique 12-lap event will see cars compete back and forth around the 5/8-mile oval and the 1/4-mile oval.
Qualifying gets underway at 2:45pm on Thursday with racing underway at 6pm.
Visit oktoberfestraceweekend.com for more information.