Oktoberfest Camper Village Opens in One Week

Oktoberfest Camper Village Opens in One Week

West Salem, WI- In just one week’s time, Camper Village will be opening at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway for the 51st annual Oktoberfest Race Weekend.  The spacious fairgrounds will be opened at noon on October 5 for reserved campsites as well as the open free camping on the far southwest end of the grounds.  New this year, campers will […]

Number 51 Returns to 51st Oktoberfest Race Weekend

Number 51 Returns to 51st Oktoberfest Race Weekend

West Salem, WI- He won Fest in 1991 and again in 1992.  Tom Carlson twice bested the ARTGO Challenge Series Oktoberfest field, joining Midwest racing legend Larry Detjens as the only back to back winners of the annual racing festival to that point.  For the 51st annual Oktoberfest Race Weekend, October 8-11, 2020, Carlson and his familiar #51 […]

Oktoberfest Championship Sunday Shaping Up to Be Best Yet

Oktoberfest Championship Sunday Shaping Up to Be Best Yet

West Salem, WI- Championship Sunday during the 51st Oktoberfest Race Weekend at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway finds six drivers in the mix for the ARCA Midwest Tour Championship.  The ‘Stars and Cars’ of the Tour will contest a 200 lap Championship feature on Sunday afternoon October 11, 2020 as the final event of the four day racing festival.  The […]

51 Reasons Fest is Best

For the 51st Oktoberfest, we’ve compiled a list of 51 reasons #FestisBestWhat are your favorite traditions and memories? The Best Drivers 200 Lap Feature Sunday The Beautiful Fall Colors Four La Crosse LM Features Winner’s Hats and Banners After-Race Parties Meeting Your Racing Heroes Big 8 Championship Feature The Original Dick Trickle 99 Exploring the […]

Big 8 Series Highlights Action Packed Saturday at Fest

Big 8 Series Highlights Action Packed Saturday at Fest

West Salem, WI- Kwik Trip presents the third night of racing action during the 51st annual Oktoberfest Race Weekend, Saturday night October 10, 2020.  Champions and Challengers from weekly tracks across the region are anticipating their chance at Oktoberfest Glory during the Big 8 Late Model Series headlining feature.  Feature events for the Mid-American Stock Car Series, Midwest […]

Tom Reffner wins Inaugural Oktoberfest 200 at New Speedway

Tom Reffner wins Inaugural Oktoberfest 200 at New Speedway

By Stan Kalwasinski Tom Reffner came home the winner of the inaugural Oktoberfest 200 late model stock car special at the LaCrosse Interstate Speedway in West Salem, Wis., on Sunday afternoon, October 4, 1970.  The new 0.545-mile paved oval, located at the LaCrosse Interstate Fairgrounds, had just opened a few months earlier on Tuesday evening, […]

Championships Up for Grabs During Thursday’s Wisconsin Lottery Oktoberfest Opening Night

West Salem, WI- Oktoberfest Opening Night, Thursday October 8, 2020 will feature seven racing divisions and eight feature events to kick off the 51st annual Oktoberfest Race Weekend at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway.  Highlighted by Championship battles in five divisions and the first two of four NASCAR Kwik Trip Late Model features, Wisconsin Lottery Opening Night provides a […]

Super Late Model Racing on Tap at Oktoberfest All Four Days

West Salem, WI- The Super Late Models will contest five features over four days during the 51st Oktoberfest Race Weekend at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway, October 8-11, 2020.  The popular top tier asphalt division expects drivers from nine states and Canada to compete throughout the weekend of racing festivities. The Futures Super Late Model feature will be the […]