TUNDRA Super Late Models

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Posted on Sep 20, 2018


PORTAGE, Wis. (September 20, 2018) – Sunday’s Round Six for the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series Powered by Wisconsin Potatoes will be a Championship clash of cataclysmic proportions featuring plenty of challengers and potential spoilers.

Listed below is a breakdown of those who are expected to be vying for the checkered flag in twin 55-lap features at Dells Raceway Park.

Expected Entries for Round Six (26)
[TT] – Indicates 2018 TUNDRA Traveler
[R] – Indicates 2018 Back 40 Wraps Rookie of the Year Candidate

00 – Darek Gress, Neillsville, Wis. [TT]
The 2017 TUNDRA Most Improved Driver has recorded two 12th Place finishes so far this year (Marshfield, Wausau).

2 – Jordan Thiel, Darboy, Wis. [TT]
Last year’s Round Six winner at Dells has an outside shot at the title sitting in Ninth, 55 points back of the lead.

5B – John Beale, Verona, Wis. [TT]
The point leader set fast time for Round Six last season and has been a model of consistency this year, including picking up his first win in Round Four at Jefferson.

5 – Casey Johnson, Edgerton, Wis. [TT]
Seeking his second TUNDRA Championship, Johnson sits only 5 points back of his teammate Beale. Johnson finished Second to Dennis Prunty in his last TUNDRA event at Dells.

15 – Gabe Sommers, Plover, Wis. [TT][R]
The leading Back 40 Wraps Rookie of the Year Contender has a shot to make some history if he can make up 31 points and leap-frog from 6th to the Championship.

25 – Wyatt Brooks, Amherst, Wis. [TT]
Bad luck has plagued Brooks since picking up his win at Jefferson last season. A good day could propel him back into the Top Ten in standings.

25 – Jeff Storm, Waterford, Wis.
One of the original Alive For Five racers makes his return Sunday. Storm won Round Four at Dells Raceway Park in 2011.

28 – Jake Finney, Sycamore, Ill.
The 2006 Mid-American Stock Car Series Rookie of the Year will make his TUNDRA debut Sunday.

31 – Corey Jankowski, Tomah, Wis. [TT]
The three-time Late Model Track Champion set fast time and won the final Alive For Five event in 2011.

31 – Collin Slife, Richford, Wis. [TT][R]
The youngest ever TUNDRA fast qualifier is still alive in the Back 40 Wraps Rookie of the Year battle with two opportunities to erode the 40-point gap between he and Sommers.

32 – Steve Lichtfeld, Portage, Wis. [TT]
“Mr. August” is hitting his form late in the season having picked up a feature win in one of the final point races at Golden Sands.

35 – Carson Kvapil, Mooresville, NC
Quickly becoming a household name, Kvapil will be seeking his first TUNDRA win after finishing Second at Marshfield and Eighth at Jefferson.

38 – Jordan DeVoy, Lake Geneva, Wis. [TT]
If you’re looking for a dark horse first-time feature winner, he might be it. DeVoy has shown good speed this season and has a solid Ninth Place finish from last year on which to build.

42 – Dennis Prunty, Knowles, Wis. [TT]
The 2012 TUNDRA Champion has recorded three feature wins in the 14 series events at DRP. Just 10 points out of the top spot in Fourth with teammate Neil Knoblock, he could be a title favorite.

44 – Mike Lichtfeld, Pardeeville, Wis. [TT]
Electrical issues and a broken shock mount sidelined Lichtfeld while cruising to large leads the past two seasons at Dells. He’s another potential Championship spoiler in Seventh, 33 points back.

44 – Justin Mondeik, Gleason, Wis. [TT]
The Kulwicki Driver Development member had a solid showing in the WCS race at Dells and sits in Third, just eight points out of the top spot.

51 – Dennis Schmidt, Juneau, Wis.
A relative newcomer to TUNDRA, Schmidt went toe-to-toe with some of the series’ best at Jefferson on the way to a Ninth Place finish.

52 – Brent Strelka, Freedom, Wis.
Gaining plenty of momentum in the month of August, Strelka won the final feature of the year at WIR. Mark Mackesy will be cheering for his teammate to jump some positions from eighth in the standings.

53 – Jake Carpenter, Ashwaubenon, Wis.
Making his third appearance with TUNDRA, Carpenter has been selecting shows across the state this season. He qualified into the main at WIR, but was unable to return for the make-up date.

54 – Rich Schumann, Portage, Wis.
The two-time Dells Raceway Park Late Model Champion has been itching to get back into his Super Late Model this season. He’ll have the chance Sunday.

63 – Thayran Rezin, Tomah, Wis.
Rezin made his TUNDRA debut at Jefferson, but did not start the main. He is a former full-time competitor in the Late Model class at DRP.

66 – Sydney Wonderling, Glendale Heights, Ill. [TT][R]
Despite each track experience being brand new, the rookie has continued to show improvement at each facility. She has competed at DRP before in Allison Legacy cars.

80 – Ryan Farrell, East Troy, Wis.
The 2018 Wisconsin Challenge Series Champion came close to winning the final TUNDRA race of 2014 at Slinger. Riding the strength of his 2018 season, Farrell will be a favorite to visit Victory Lane Sunday.

87 – Colin Reffner, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. [TT]
Back in the saddle with a chance to win the title, Reffner will be looking to make up the 19 point gap. Reffner has two TUNDRA fast times and a win at Marshfield this season.

89 – Mike Egan, Slinger, Wis.
Another original Alive For Five member. Son, Nick, won a Late Model feature in August at DRP, setting the table for Dad to show him he still has a few tricks up his sleeve.

99 – Jake Zellmer, Burlington, Wis. [TT][R]
After picking up feature wins on his way to a Third Place finish in the Late Model standings last season, the rookie has been waiting patiently for a return to his home track.

This season TUNDRA will have a new format in order to make up for the lost Golden Sands event. As a throwback to the Alive for Five days, the series will run two 55-lap features and award points and purse for both. There will be bonus money for the best overall finishers. TUNDRA will be joined by the Midwest Truck Series and Wisconsin Sport Trucks. Fan gates open at noon, qualifying at 12:30 p.m., racing begins at 2.

Dells Raceway Park is located at N1070 Smith Road just north of downtown Wisconsin Dells. For more information visit www.dellsracewaypark.com