A Return to Fest Roots on Sunday with 200 Laps and Autograph Session

West Salem, WI- The marquee event of the Oktoberfest Race Weekend returns to its roots this Sunday afternoon October 5th, at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway, as the Championship event is once again 200 laps in length. At its inception in 1970 when Tom Reffner placed his name in the record books, the prestigious event was known […]

Traditions New and Old in FEST Camper Village

West Salem, WI- When over one thousand campers begin to converge on the LaCrosse Fairgrounds in West Salem at noon this Monday September 29th, there will be traditions new and old awaiting them. An all new Camper Challenge Tournament, Special Olympics Charity Poker Tournament, Grilled Cheese Sandwich Contest and Thursday Night Dean’s Satellite Viewing Party […]

Oktoberfest Race Weekend Schedule Announced

By Dave NoelkeAugust 19, 2014 West Salem, WI. – Officials from LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway today released the schedule for the 45th Oktoberfest Race Weekend. Oktoberfest Race Weekend is set to begin Thursday, October 2nd and run daily through Sunday, October 5th. “We have a great lineup of events not only on the track, but off […]

Nathan Haseleu etches his name into Oktoberfest record book

By: Kevin Ramsell(West Salem, WI – October 6, 2013) Nathan Haseleu realized a dream today as he won his first Oktoberfest 100 in a dramatic finish. Johnny Sauter was the class of the field all day after starting fifth and taking the lead Dan Fredrickson on lap 20. The NASCAR Camping Truck Series competitor had […]

Marek and Gilster grab Oktoberfest wins on Day Three

By: Kevin Ramsell(West Salem, WI – October 5, 2013) Day three of the 44th Annual Oktoberfest Race Weekend crowned two winners and two champions as the Big 8 Series and Mid-American Series took center stage at the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway. Chris Marek picked up a huge win in his young career as he got […]

Darnell grabs ‘Dick Trickle 99’ title

by Kevin Ramsell(West Salem, WI – October 4, 2013) Erik Darnell was looking to improve on his run at Oktoberfest’s Dick Trickle “99” last year. In fact, he wasn’t in the main event but won the “Stubby” for the drivers that didn’t make the big show. Tonight, he made a great improvement, as he became […]