Gleason, WI - Justin Mondeik has been a staple in the World Series of Asphalt the past three years, using Speedweeks to prepare for an aggressive Midwest Super Late Model schedule. However, this year, Mondeik and his family-owned race team decided to focus on new marquee National events instead; including Sunday’s SRL National 47th Annual Hardee’s Rattler 250.
“We sure missed being at New Smyrna Speedway in February, but I am really excited about the Rattler and where our team is headed in 2023”, Mondeik stated. “I’ve wanted to run this event for many years now and am so thankful for our partners who made it possible. Big shout-out to Aqua Finance, Power House Lawn & Leisure, Merrill Manufacturing, Metsa Machines and AGRA Industries for their continued support of our program.”
The Wisconsin driver has turned heads in the Midwest over the past three years, scoring a staggering 45 Feature wins, the 2022 TUNDRA Super Late Models touring championship, and a total of six track championships - State Park Speedway (x3), Golden Sands Speedway (x2), and Norway Speedway. Mondeik is planning on another 40+ race schedule and hopes to add Slinger Nationals and the All American 400 to the list.
“I’m excited to race at South Alabama Speedway and then get focused on the ASA Midwest Tour, along with defending our TUNDRA and State Park championships,” explained Mondeik. “Our marketing team is working really hard to secure partnership for a few more ASA STARS events, too. It’ll be a busy year!”
Mondeik, a Project Engineer at AGRA Industries, has also used his mechanical engineering experience while gaining the seat time. Mondeik graduated from Michigan Technological University at the top of his 2019 class and enjoys leading construction and fabrication projects for Fortune-500 companies.
“It helps for sure. From the geometry to suspension calcs and setups, we’re to the point now where we are making some of the smallest changes to squeeze every ounce we can out of these race cars. I’ve always been very hands-on and our notebook has definitely grown exponentially over the past three seasons. That should all help for when we unload this week.”
The "Rattler 250" will take place from March 17th to 19th. It will pay $25,000 to the winner and $12,500 to second. $1,600 will be paid to those who make the starting field of 30, with $1,000 going to the Fast Qualifier. Nearly $94,000 will be paid out over the weekend for the Super Late Models. It is the first time the event has been sanctioned by the SRL National and will be Round #2 of the season series. For those unable to attend, the race will be broadcast LIVE on Racing America, with a subscription to RacingAmerica.TV.
-Justin Mondeik Racing Press Release