WEST SALEM, Wis. — The perfect ingredients are coming together for a star-studded field for this Sunday’s Oktoberfest 200, the season finale for the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway.
Some of the ingredients include: one Bubba, two Weinkaufs, three Sauters (one who is the defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion), one four-time champion, One Two-time Champion, Two Kulwicki Driver Development drivers, many track champions, former Oktoberfest winners and many more.
The Oktoberfest 200 on Sunday afternoon will provide the final checkered flag for the 48th annual Oktoberfest weekend.
Ty Majeski will be defending his 2016 victory on Sunday. Majeski recently wrapped up his fourth consecutive ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment championship at the last event at Elko (Minn.) Speedway. He and his crew chief Toby Nuttleman hope to go back-to-back this weekend.
Dalton Zehr, who is currently second in points, has won two of the last three ARCA Midwest Tour races and hopes to end the season with taking three out four. He currently has a 28-point lead over Paul Shafer Jr. and Austin Nason in the standings. Jonathan Eilen sits fifth in the standings only 54-points behind Zehr.
2017 Slinger Nationals Champion and former Southern Super Series Champion Bubba Pollard is making the trek from Georgia to compete in his first Oktoberfest Race Weekend.
Pollard plans to make the most of his visit by also competing in the Futures race on Thursday night and the Dick Trickle 99 on Friday night at Oktoberfest.
2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion will lead the Sauter trio to Fest this weekend. Four-time Oktoberfest winner Travis Sauter and Michael Sauter will also be competing this weekend.
Four-time Oktoberfest winner and two-time ARCA Midwest Tour champion Dan Fredrickson will be going for this fifth win. He finished second to Majeski last year.
1986 Oktoberfest race winner Rich Bickle Jr. is hoping to put his name in the Fest archives again and become a two-time winner.
The rookie battle will be decided at Oktoberfest. Michael Ostdiek and Justin Mondeik, both who are competing in the Kulwicki Driver Development Program, are in a tight battle with John DeAngelis for the Rookie of the Year title. This one may come down to the last lap.
2017 Dixieland 250 winner Casey Johnson hopes to add his name to the who’s who list of Oktoberfest race winners on Sunday.