WEST SALEM, Wis. — Travis Sauter capped off his 2012 season as he won the ASA Midwest Tour’s Oktoberfest 100 on the final day of the 43rd annual Oktoberfest Race Weekend at the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway.
Sauter won another Oktoberfest 100, holding off Skylar Holzhausen for the win. Sauter got past polesitter Chris Wimmer for the lead on lap 55 and held off Holzhausen for the win.
Sauter started back in the 11th and methodically moved through the field.
“It’s been a great year. I was not going to come here without winning. That was the goal the whole time,” said Sauter.
Dan Fredrickson was third with Griffin McGrath in fourth. Jonathan Eilen was fifth. Eilen also became the 2012 ASA Midwest Tour Champion along with Matt Tifft winning the rookie of the year.
“This is just awesome,” Eilen said. “I couldn’t do it without my team, my family, my wife and everybody. The biggest thing with this kind of stuff is to never give up. You just have to go out and do what you have to do, but never give up and that’s just what we did.”
It is the third time in the last four years in a row that a member of the Sauter family won the weekend’s main event.
Zach Riddle won the JMcK 63 while Matt Berger won the Late Model Challenge. Jerry Schneider won the Vintage Car main event while Phil Malouf won in the Bandits. Kyle Stark was the big winner in the Enduro.