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WISCONSIN SPORT TRUCKS EXPECT BOOST IN TRUCK COUNTS IN ‘19
(Norway & Touring Series champs expected to defend their ’18 crowns – new WIR champ in ‘19)
(GREEN BAY, WI) April 8 – 30 Wisconsin sport truck teams earned points at Wisconsin and Michigan tracks in 2018 and all indications are the division will see those numbers increase in 2019.
The track champion at Norway (MI) Speedway (Brad Barglind of Kingsford, MI) and the touring series champion (Kyle Quella of Appleton) have all indicated they’ll defend their respective titles when the racing season gets underway in May, 2019.
At Wisconsin International Raceway in Kaukauna a new truck division champion will be crowned as’18 champ Jason Plutz of Menasha will be racing on a limited basis as he and his wife are expecting their future racer in May.
What’s even more encouraging is the fact that a number of new trucks are being built with a handful of newcomers expected to join the truck ranks in 2019. Among those drivers are third-generation racer Taylor Rahn (De Pere) along with Freedom’s J.J. and Kasey Vanderloop.
In addition to the “new blood” the sport truck family is blessed to have a pair of “stalwarts” who’ve been involved with the division since they trucks were converted from the old mini champs into the truck bodies in 1995. Greenville’s “Teddy Bear” Ullman and “The Flying Barber” Pete Zarnoth of Brillion will be back in action. Zarnoth is 87-years-old and considered to be perhaps the oldest active motor racer in the United States.
“With me only running part time I think the WIR points chase could be as close as ever and will be very fun to watch,” Plutz said. “I expect to see Kyle (Quella) near the front as well as Kylee (Vandermoss), Bobby (Wautier), Tanner (Fickel) and Cody (Vanderloop). I also look forward to the other drivers improving as the year goes along.”
“I think at Norway Cody Vanderloop and Tanner Fickel will be really tough along with my brother Brent Barglind,” said Brad Barglind. “It won’t get any easier to defend that’s for sure.”
The first green flag for the trucks will also be their touring series opener under the lights at WIR Saturday, May 11 as they’ll run in support of the TUNDRA super late model series. Five other touring dates are on tap for the trucks in their touring series. Those dates include Golden Sands Speedway in Plover (May27), Slinger Super Speedway (June 30), State Park Speedway in Wausau (August 3), Dells Raceway Park in Wisconsin Dells (August 17) and the season finale during the Dickinson County Fair at Norway September 1.
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