WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. – Travis Sauter has a simple plan when it comes to racing.
“We try to go to them all to win, so that’s the plan and we’re 2 for 2 here in Wisconsin this year,” said Sauter. “The recent success has been many things coming together. There is not one reason or one secret that all of a sudden made things click, it has been building for probably five years. The most important things that have led to success are the people I have helping, whether it be crew or sponsors.”
That certainly seems like a simple enough plan, until you realize the strength of the competition that Sauter faces in the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings. Not only does he have the Touring Stars to deal with, but he usually will face the best talent in short track racing at every track and every race.
Still when you look at the past few seasons, Sauter has had the kind of hot streak that isn’t seen too often. Perhaps not since the barnstorming days of his grandfather Jim Sauter.
Travis Sauter collected seven wins out of the twelve races he entered in 2012. The signature win of that season had to be his win in the inaugural The Swiss Colony Howie Lettow Memorial 150 at the Milwaukee Mile. Sauter picked up his second consecutive win at Oktoberfest and his third overall in the LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway main event.
Combining 2012 with the first part of the 2013 racing campaign, Sauter has won seven consecutive features at Madison International Speedway. Just two weeks ago he picked up the win at Dells Raceway Park in the Cabin Fever 100.
2012 was a great season and Sauter knew it.