ASA STARS National Tour
Watch the Gandrud Auto Group 250 on Racing America
Jul 31, 2023
Time for some tips, rules and facts about the Gandrud Auto Group 250.
What: Gandrud Auto Group 250
When: Tuesday, August 1
Where: Wisconsin International Raceway
Wisconsin International Raceway is a D-shaped half-mile oval located in Kaukauna, WI. The track opened on May 30, 1964 as KK Sports Arena as a quarter-mile dirt track. The current half-mile was inaugurated on August 1, 1965, and was paved three years later.
Wisconsin International Raceway is the home of the Fox River Racing Club, which holds weekly races on Thursday nights throughout the summer. In addition to the annual ASA Midwest Tour stop for the Gandrud 250, WIR has also hosted the Red, White, and Blue State Championships since 1972.
The inaugural Dixieland Challenge was held in 1981 with ARTGO Racing’s John McKarns and WIR owner Joe Van Daalwyk, with Larry Schuler and Jim Sauter taking 50-lap wins while Mark Martin was the overall winner.
Who: ASA STARS National Tour and ASA Midwest Tour (Combo Event), Midwest Truck Series
The Gandrud Auto Group 250 will mark race seven of the inaugural ASA STARS National Tour schedule, as well as race seven of the ASA Midwest Tour season.
The Midwest Truck Series joins the Gandrud 250 card for the fourth straight year. James Swan holds a 31 point lead over Jeff Holtz going into the Dixieland Delight 35.
Schedule (All Times Central):
Tuesday, August 1
9:00am Hauler Parking
1:00pm Driver’s Meeting
5:00pm Midwest Truck Series Group Qualifying
5:30pm ASA STARS National Tour Qualifying
6:00pm Autograph Session 6:20pm Opening Ceremonies
Midwest Trucks Dixieland Delight
ASA STARS Gandrud Auto Group 250
Tickets: Tickets are available at the track or at https://tickethoss.com/event/531
General Admission (Advance): $25 – General Admission (Day Of): $30 Children 12 and Under: Free
How to Watch:
Can’t make it in person? The event will be live-streamed on three platforms: TrackTV.com; Midwesttour.tv and Racing America. Subscribers to any of these streaming services can purchase an annual package to catch all the ASA STARS National Tour events at a discount. Subscribers can get a race-by race discount. For more info, please visit starsnationaltour.com/watch
The Gandrud Auto Group 250 will also be broadcast on a tape-delayed basis on MAVTV on Monday, August 7 at 8:00 PM Eastern.
For the full ASA STARS National Tour schedule, plus Super Late Model rules and other information, please visit the series website at starsnationaltour.com, or be sure to follow the series on social media (Facebook: STARS National Series | Twitter: @racewithstars | IG: @starsnational).
ASA STARS National Tour
The ASA STARS National Tour debuted in March of 2023 for Super Late Model racing in America. Announced last October, many of the best drivers in America will compete in the ten-race national tour with a minimum $100,000 point fund. The championship team will be guaranteed $25,000.
The ASA STARS National Tour is made up of three races from each of the regional pavement Super Late Model Series under the Track Enterprises banner; the ASA CRA Super Series, the ASA Midwest Tour and the ASA Southern Super Series.
The Team Construction Winner’s Circle program has been announced as a part of the ASA STARS National Tour for licensed drivers/teams with perfect attendance. The program provides additional financial incentives to those teams who support the Series, thanks to Team Construction.
Track Enterprises, a Racing Promotions Company based in Illinois, will operate the ASA STARS National Tour. It announced the acquisition of the CRA sanctioning body in January and followed that up with the purchase of the Midwest Tour in July. In October, Track Enterprises President, Bob Sargent announced a partnership with the Southern Super Series which set the table for the formation of the ASA STARS National Tour.