Ten Things you Should Know about ‘Dixieland Challenge’ 2020


KAUKAUNA, WI – General Admission tickets do and will remain available for Tuesday night’s (Aug 4) Gandrud Auto Group 250 featuring the ‘Stars and Cars’ of the ARCA Midwest Tour and Midwest Trucks. Tickets are $25 for adults, ages 12 and under are admitted free. Ticket gates will open at 4pm Tuesday.

Advance Purchase Tickets at Will-Call
If you purchased your tickets in advance online, those tickets will be waiting for you at the black Will Call trailer. We will have three will-call lines open and tickets will be separated by last name. The will-call window will open at 3:30pm Tuesday. Online advance ticket sales end at midnight Monday. Please bring a printed or electronic copy of your receipt.

Entry List Grows to 39 – View Entry List
The expected entry list for the ARCA Midwest Tour is now at 39 entrants with the addition of Fox River Racing Club regular Tim Springstroh and Slinger Super Speedway’s RJ Braun.

Purse: The race will pay $10,000 to win and $1,200 to start. The feature will start 28 cars.

Support Division: The Midwest Trucks will also be in action with their Dixieland Delight 35-lap feature event, they are expecting over 20 entries from across the region.

Order of Events:
The front gates will open at 4pm with qualifying at 5pm. Racing begins at 7pm.

10am Pit Gate Opens/Hauler Parking (no unloading)
10:45am Unloading of cars permitted
11am Tire Sales Open
11:15am ARCAMT Tech Open (You will be called in order to tech)
1pm Mandatory Drivers Meeting

2:15pm Rotating Practice Begins
ARCAMT until 3:05pm
Midwest Trucks until 3:30pm
ARCAMT until 4:15pm
Midwest Trucks until 4:25pm
ARCAMT until 4:40pm

4:00pm Front Gates Open
5:00pm Qualifying Begins Midwest Trucks (Group, 5 laps) ARCAMT (2 laps)

6:00pm Fan Autograph Session by Souvenir Trailer (Optional not Mandatory)
6:55pm Invocation/National Anthem
7:00pm Racing Begins
Midwest Truck Last Chance 12 laps
ARCAMT Last Chance(s) 20 laps
Midwest Truck Dixieland Delight 35 laps
ARCAMT Gandrud Auto Group 250

Autograph Session: A fan autograph session will get underway at 6pm by the Souvenir Trailer just inside the front gate, drivers will have the option of whether to participate. Some, including Kyle Busch are unable to have contact with crowds due to restrictions. Please be respectful of those drivers, many will have pre-signed hero cards outside their haulers after the races.

New Pit Parking: The Midwest Tour teams will be parked inside the quarter mile, this will not only allow the fans to see more of the pit activity throughout the day but should provide better sight lines throughout the facility.

Rowdy Energy: The Rowdy Energy Team will have a display with samples and product for sale inside the main gates. Be sure to stop by their tent and give Rowdy Energy a try.

Circle of Fame: Wisconsin Motorsports Legends Willie Goeden and Dave Watson will be inducted into the WIR Circle of Fame on Tuesday night. The ceremony will take place prior to racing activities at approximately 6:35pm on the frontstretch.

Live Radio Broadcast: Veteran Wisconsin motorsports broadcaster Jim Tretow will host a live radio remote of “The Racing Round Up Show” at the fan entry gates beginning at 6:00pm on Tuesday at WIR. The show will feature Driver Interviews, with timely event updates throughout the special 45-minute live program. The show will be carried live in Wisconsin’s two largest markets on The Big 920 (WOKY-AM, Milwaukee) and on The Big 1070 (WTSO-AM, Madison). The broadcast will also be streamed live on the show’s website, www.racingroundup.net. “The Racing Round Up Show” is in its 36th season covering the Wisconsin racing scene and the world of Motorsports.

ARCA Midwest Tour Release and Photo


Complete List of Past Gandrud Auto Group 250 Winners

1981 Mark Martin
1982 Jim Sauter
1983 Dick Trickle
1984 Mark Martin
1985 Butch Miller
1986 Butch Miller
1987 Dick Trickle
1988 Butch Miller
1989 Rich Bickle Jr.
1990 Dick Trickle
1991 Dick Trickle
1992 Steve Holzhausen
1993 Scott Hansen
1994 Joe Shear
1995 Bryan Reffner
1996 Joe Shear
1997 Steve Carlson
1998 Steve Carlson
1999 Scott Hansen
2000 Brian Hoppe
2001 Steve Carlson
2002 Brian Hoppe
2003 Steve Carlson
2004 Steve Carlson
2005 Stephen Leicht
2007 Kyle Busch
2008 Steve Carlson
2009 Steve Carlson
2010 Johnny Sauter
2014 Johnny Sauter
2015 Nick Murgic
2016 Dennis Prunty
2017 Casey Johnson
2018 Chase Purdy
2019 Ty Majeski

Stay tuned to superlatemodel.com. We will have more from the ARCA Midwest Series, The Gandrud Auto Group 250, and Wisconsin International Raceway as it becomes available.


For more information on the ARCA Midwest Tour visit midwesttour.racing

 

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