by Kari Shear-Carlson / August 11, 2015 - The ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment Duel for Diabetes 100 at Norway Speedway this Friday, August 14th, will be the perfect mix of the Stars and Cars of the Midwest Tour and the top stars of Norway Speedway.
Twenty-four drivers have already entered the anticipated event. This will be the eighth time that the Midwest Tour will roll into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The only two drivers to have won the previous events will not be racing in this year’s 100 lapper.
Dillon Kravoletz is the current point leader at the 1/3 mile oval and is ready to prove what he’s got against the ARCA Midwest Tour this Friday night.
“I’m looking forward to it this year. I really want to get a good finish. We haven’t had the greatest luck in this race. We’ve had a few flat tires, I believe in two or three of the times I’ve raced against the Tour at Norway. It would feel great to get a top three with all of the hard competition that travels with the series. I want to prove that I can race with them,” said Kravoletz.
Last year, current Midwest Tour point leader, Ty Majeski settled for second after a tough battle for the top spot against eventual winner Nathan Haseleu, who made it three in a row in the event.
With Haseleu not in the picture this year, Majeski isn’t convinced it will be any easier.
“I don’t race against the local guys much so I’m not too familiar with them. They are definitely good there. Norway is a very unique track. Last year, Nathan (Haseleu) was definitley better than us. We had a bad shock and figured it out just before the race, so we didn’t really know what we had. It might be a little easier without Nathan, but the Touring Stars and locals are just as strong, so we’ll have to see what we’ve got,” admitted Majeski.
Make your plans now for this Friday night’s Duel for Diabetes 100 at Norway Speedway. Spectator gates open at 5:00pm with qualifying set to begin at 5:45. There will be an ARCAMT autograph session in the grandstands at 6:15pm. Racing will begin at 7:00pm.
The ARCA Midwest Tour will be joined by the Sport Trucks, Street Stocks, and Fab Four.
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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.
Duel for Diabetes 100
ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Equipment
Friday Night August 14, 2015
Norway Speedway, Norway, MI
24 as of 8/11/15
Car # Name
2 - Dillon Kralovetz (Norway Star) - Bonduel, WI
O3 - Claire Decker (ARCAMT Star) - Eagle River, WI
O4 - Natalie Decker (ARCAMT Star) - Eagle River, WI
7 - Joey Pontbriand (Norway Star) - Norway MI
8 - Chad Butz (Norway Star) - Green Bay, WI
10 - Andy Monday (ARCAMT Star) - Appleton, WI
12 - Mark Mackesey (ARCAMT Star) - Wausau, WI
14 - Austin Nason (R) (ARCAMT Star) - Roscoe, IL
18 - Jordan Ives (Norway Star) - Gladstone, MI
21 - Jason Blohm (Norway Star) - Wallace, MI
24 - Jim Olson (ARCAMT Star) - Harvard, IL
31 - Jason Wells (Norway Star) - Kingsford, MI
39 - Andrew Morrissey (ARCAMT Star) - De Forest, IL
52 - Ricky Baker (R) (ARCAMT Star) - Plainfield IL
75 - Chris Weinkauf (ARCAMT Star) - Merrill, WI
76 - Jason Weinkauf (ARCAMT Star) - Merrill, WI
77 - Kris Kelly (Norway Star) - Norway, MI
77 - Jonathan Eilen (ARCAMT Star) - Hampton, MN
78 - Skylar Holzhausen (ARCAMT Star) - Bangor, WI
79 - Dan Lindsley (Norway Star) - Vulcan, MI
91 - Ty Majeski (ARCAMT Star) - Seymour, WI
97 - Robbie Iverson (Norway Star) - Escanaba, MI
97 - James Swan (ARCAMT Star) - Lake Geneva, WI
119 - Dalton Zehr (Norway Star) - Middleton, ID