Nason grabs feature win, Johnson Big-8 champion

By: Ashley Iwanski(West Salem, WI – October 4, 2014) The final 15 laps of the Big-8 feature were some of the most exciting, action-packed racing on the third day of the 45th Annual Oktoberfest Race Weekend at La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway in front of a near-capacity crowd. Austin Nason made it through two restarts to […]

Fredrickson surpasses Murgic for Trickle 99 victory

By: Ashley Iwanski(West Salem, WI – October 3, 2014) Dan Fredrickson captured back-to-back Dick Trickle 99 Super Late Model features after winning an intense three-segment battle with Nick Murgic during the second night of the 45th Annual Oktoberfest Race Weekend at La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway. Murgic and Fredrickson were tied with six points each entering […]

Rain wipes out Thursday’s events

By: Ashley Iwanski(West Salem, WI – October 2, 2014) The first night of the 45th Annual Oktoberfest Race Weekend was cancelled due to heavy rain that flooded the infield area. None of the events slated for Thursday night will be rescheduled, leaving those who were leading the three main points divisions – Kwik Trip NASCAR […]

More Legends to Be Added During This Week’s Oktoberfest Race Weekend

ARCA Midwest Tour Championship to be Decided When the Checkered Flag Falls by Kari Shear-Carlson Sept 29, 2014 – “Oktoberfest Race Weekend.” Just saying those words gives me chills. The history behind this event is probably one of the richest histories in Midwest short track racing. The event started in the 1970’s as a two-day […]

Seventy Six Now JMcK 63 Eligible at FEST

West Salem, WI- After a hard fought season at their weekly short tracks across Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota, seventy six drivers have become eligible for the JMcK 63 invitational during the Oktoberfest Race Weekend at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway October 2-5. The event, held in honor of John McKarns, the late short track auto racing […]

Jared Blake from ‘The Voice’ Headlines Legendary After Race Party at FEST

West Salem, WI- Country music performer Jared Blake will take center stage Saturday night October 4th, during the final night of Oktoberfest Race Weekend’s “Legendary After Race Parties.” The parties, located in the Exhibition Hall adjacent to the track at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway are well known for great times and lasting memories. Blake was one […]

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 […]