ARCA Midwest Sets Date For Joe Shear Classic

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Casey Johnson (Black 5) drives inside Johnny Sauter with Gabe Sommers following during the 2021 ARCA Midwest Tour Joe Shear Classic 200 at Wisconsin’s Dells Raceway Park. (Doug Hornickel Photo)

OREGON, Wis. – ARCA Midwest Tour officials have announced the Joe Shear Classic 200 will return to Madison Int’l Speedway next year on May 2.

After moving the event to Dells Raceway Park in 2020, the annual spectacle which pays tribute to Joe Shear will return to Madison Int’l Speedway and pay $10,000 to the race winner and $1,000 to start.

Last season, Johnny Sauter out gunned two-time and defending Midwest Tour champion Casey Johnson and Gabe Sommers on the final lap to record his second Shear triumph, having also won at Madison Int’l Speedway in 2015.

The 2021 edition of the race will mark the first time super late models have competed at Madison Int’l Speedway since August of 2019.