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Who’s Who in Short Track Racing Driver Highlights on the Road to the Dixieland 250

ARCA Midwest Tour Returns to Wisconsin International Speedway on Tuesday, August 4th

by Kari Shear-Carlson
July 24, 2015 - There are several reasons you will want to attend the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment Potawatomi Dixieland 250 presented by Calypso Lemonade at Wisconsin International Raceway on August 4th. Not only is the tradition of one of the most prestigious events in Midwest racing history returning to one of the most challenging tracks on the circuit, but it will be a representation of the Who’s Who in short track racing, with top names from all over the country making their way to the D-shaped half-mile.

Ty Majeski, the 2014 ARCA Midwest Tour Champion and Rookie of the Year, is one of the hottest drivers in the country right now. He has won eight races at eight different tracks, including one win at New Smyrna during Speedweeks in Florida, and is the current point leader of the ARCA Midwest Tour. He has been to victory lane in two special events at WIR, including the Red Race in 2014 and the TUNDRA event earlier this year.

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Dennis Prunty, the most recent winner of the famed Slinger Nationals, began his 24th year of racing in 2015. He finished 2nd in points at Slinger Super Speedway in 2014 and raced with the ARCA Midwest Tour in 2013. Most notably, Prunty won the super late model championship at both Dells Raceway Park and Slinger Super Speedway in 2012. Prunty has also become an annual force at the famed Snowball Derby in Pensacola, FL.

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Natalie Decker, a member of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program, is coming off back-to-back victories at Golden Sands Speedway and State Park Speedway, with three super late model wins in the month of July. Natalie has accumulated limited late model and super late model wins all over central WI and continues to be on the fast track to success. In 2013, she was the Midwest Truck Tour Rookie and Sportsman of the year.

Stay tuned as we continue to highlight the best short track drivers in the country making their way to the Dixieland 250 on Tuesday, August 4th.

The ARCA Midwest Tour will also be joined by the Big 8 Series on Tuesday night, August 4th. The grandstands will open at 4:00pm. Qualifying will begin at 5:00pm, opening ceremonies will be at 6:15 and racing at 7:00pm. See you there!

For complete event details, log on to arcamidwesttour.com

Be sure to follow the ARCA Midwest Tour on Facebook (/midwesttour) and Twitter (@midwesttour).

To learn more about the Automobile Racing Club of America Midwest Tour, log on to arcamidwesttour.com. The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedway.