FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TY MAJESKI TO COMPETE AT WIR’S BLUE RACE AUGUST 9
(TWIN 35 LAPPERS ON TAP FOR WIR SUPER LATE MODELS)
(Kaukauna, WI) – Fox River Racing Club officials have confirmed that NASCAR Xfinity series driver Ty Majeski of Seymour will make his “Thursday Night Thunder” debut during the “Blue Race” for the third and final leg of the Red, White and Blue state championships presented by Ken’s Sports at Wisconsin International Raceway in Kaukauna Thursday, August 9.
Majeski’s name adds to an already star-studded list expected to top 32 super late models. That field includes a number of heavy hitters including White race winner Steve Apel of Slinger and Dennis Prunty of Knowles. The state of Michigan will be represented by Norway Speedway standouts Kris Kelly of Vulcan and Robby Iverson of Escanaba. The Blue race will also mark the return of Alex Stumpf of Woodville. WIR’s opening night feature winner has been sidelined well over a month after a bad crash and fire. Stumpf’s team has acquired a car formerly driven by John DeAngelis.
Heading into the final leg just two points separate leader “Mighty Maxwell” Schultz of Reedsville from defending R, W & B state champ Bobby Kendall of Montello. A pair of 35 lap features each paying $1,000 to the winner are on tap while half pay and half points will be doled out for the balance of the field for each main event.
Crews will have a 10 minute break on the frontstretch in between the two features where fans will get an up close look at the pit crew members working on their race cars. The winner of the first 35 lap feature will roll the die with the invert being 8 plus whatever comes up on the dice, meaning the winner of the first 35 lapper could start anywhere from 9th thru 14th in feature number two.
Fox Cities Towing will be sponsoring a $100 bonus to any driver who is able to garner a top five finish in both features.
To date 35 different super late model drivers have earned points in the “Red” and “White” races.
In the late models Nathan Van Wychen of Kaukauna holds a three point edge over former Red, White and Blue champion Eddie Muenster with Markesan’s Jesse Bernhagen and Neenah’s Braison Bennett only four points out of the lead while Menasha’s George Schwalbach holds a five point edge over Kaukauna’s Randy Theimer in the super stocks.
Appleton’s Kylee Vandermoss holds a 13 point lead over Jason Plutz of Menasha in the sport trucks and in the Sizzlin’ 4’s Sheboygan’s Brody Rivest has a five point advantage over Appleton drivers Andy Miller and Mike Klein.
Qualifying gets underway at 5:45 p.m. with the first green flag flying at 6:45 p.m. A full field of late model, WIR ¼ mile late model, sport truck, super stocks, Sizzlin’ 4’s and Figure 8’s will also compete.
For more information please check the club’s website at frrc.us or check our Facebook page.