Champions from All Over the USA Enter the ARCAMT Joe Shear Classic

Kevin Ramsell (Midwest Tour PR)
(Oregon, WI) – Short track series and track champions from all over the United States have filed an entry for this Sunday’s $10,000 to win Joe Shear Classic 200, the opening season event for the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment at Madison International Speedway in Oregon, Wisconsin.

Qualifying will get underway at 12:45pm with racing getting underway at 2pm.

Leading the entry list are three former ARCA Midwest Tour champions. Andrew Morrissey is the defending and two-time winner of the Joe Shear Classic and is the 2011 ARCAMT Champion. Dan Fredrickson is a two-time ARCAMT Champion and won a ARCAMT event in 2008. He is also the defending MIS Triple Crown champion. Jonathan Eilen is the 2012 ARCAMT Champion and the first member of the Century Club. He will be making his 119th start this Sunday.

Former Southern Super Series champion and defending Slinger Nationals entry Bubba Pollard is planning on making the trek Senoia, Georgia to compete in his second Shear Classic. Pollard is one of the winningest modern day short track winners and has won many big money races over the last four years.

2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion, 2017 Oktoberfest 200 winner, and 2015 Joe Shear Classic winner Johnny Sauter is coming back to try to be the third two-time winner of the event. Earlier this year, Sauter won the Truck Series season opener at Daytona with crew chief Joe Shear Jr.

Former CRA Super Series champion Johnny VanDoorn is hoping to return home to Michigan with a $10,000 check in his pocket.

Dalton Zehr is coming into the 2018 ARCAMT season winning the last two of the four ARCAMT events in 2017. He is also the defending TUNDRA Series champion. Wisconsin Challenge Series champion Chris Weinkauf is hoping to add his name to the list of Joe Shear Classic winners.

Former two-time Big 8 Series and former MIS Triple Crown champion Casey Johnson will be there along with five-time Snowball Derby and former MIS track champion Rich Bickle Jr.

Wisconsin International Raceway will be well represented with 2017 track champion Andy Monday and multi-time track champion Jeff VanOudenhoven.

Former Slinger Super Speedway champions Steve Apel hopes to pull of the win at Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile Oval.

Former ARCAMT Rookie of the Year winners Nick Murgic and Austin Nason will be joined along with 2017 ROY Michael Ostdiek. They will be joined along with fellow 2017 rookie contenders Justin Mondeik and John DeAngelis Jr. Along with former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year Erik Darnell.

New rookie contenders will start their battle for the ROY title this Sunday. Some of those contenders include: John Beale, Gabe Sommers, and Billy Mohn.

Other former track champions entered include defending Wayne Carter Classic winner Ricky Baker, former ARTGO champion, Illiana and Grundy champion Eddie Hoffman, Jason Weinkauf, and Paul Shafer Jr.

Plus many more!!!

Expect a qualify field of stars and cars competing on the tough half-mile oval this Sunday afternoon.

Make your plans to join us for the Joe Shear Classic 200 at Madison International Speedway. The 12th season opening event for the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment.

Visit midwesttour.racing for a full schedule and be sure to follow the ARCA Midwest Tour on Facebook (/midwesttour) and Twitter (@MidwestTour).

Past Winners of the Joe Shear Classic

2008 Dan Fredrickson
2009 Nathan Haseleu
2010 Steve Carlson
2011 Ross Kenseth
2012 Andrew Morrissey
2013 Travis Sauter
2014 Nathan Haseleu
2015 Johnny Sauter
2016 Ty Majeski
2017 Andrew Morrissey

Expected Entries
Joe Shear Classic 200 presented by SCAG Power Equipment
ARCA Midwest Tour
Sunday May 6, 2018
Madison International Speedway

32 as of 4/30/18

1

5

Casey Johnson Edgerton WI
Hougan Farms/UAW Region 4/Performance Parts Supply Chevrolet

2

5

Jeff Holmgren, Jr East Troy WI
Transport Services/Rhode’s Towing & Repair/Perez Plumbing Toyota

3

5

John Beale Verona WI
Evenson Farms/Pathfinder Chassis/Wegner Automotive Chevrolet

4

5

Johnny Sauter Necedah WI
Deppe Enterprises/Sal’s Towing/Pathfinder Chassis Chevrolet

5

7

Erik Darnell Park City IL
Darnell Motorsports Chevrolet

6

7

John DeAngelis, Jr Hubertus WI
DeAngelis Construction/D+H Demolition Ford

7

7

Paul Shafer, Jr Portage IN
Paul’s Auto Yards/ClassyChassisTrucks.com Chevrolet

8

8

Billy Mohn New Market MN
Airgas/Print Lab Wraps Chevrolet

9

8

Eddie Hoffman Wheaton IL
Feece Oil/Advanced Generator Chevrolet

10

9

Kyle Calmes Gillett WI
Brew Pub Pizza/Ken’s Sports/Calmes Verkuilen Builders Toyota

11

10

Andy Monday Appleton WI
Monday & Assoc/B&B Engines/Darboy Corner Store Toyota

12

11

Bobby Kendall Montello WI
Interstate Sealant & Concrete/American Family Insurance Chevrolet

13

12

Nick Murgic Rosemount MN
Vic’s Crane & Heavy Haul/Murgic Racing Engines Toyota

14

14

Austin Nason Roscoe IL
Haase Builders/Erickson Auto Parts/Nason’s Landscaping Ford

15

15

Dean LaPointe Marshfield WI
Ken Edwards Construction/Chips Hamburgers/K&K Auto Ford

16

15

Gabe Sommers Plover WI
Tasteful Selections/Kwik Trip/Allied Co-op Ford

17

18

Michael Ostdiek Lakeville MN
Kulwicki Driver Dev/Mississippi Bluffs Park Chevrolet

18

21

Dave Tomczak Franklin WI
Firewise Barbecue Co/Water Cooled Spot Welders Chevrolet

19

26

Bubba Pollard Senoia GA
Racecar Engineering/Strange Oval Ford

20

36

Dan Fredrickson Lakeville MN
Herman’s Landscape Supply/Justman Freight Toyota

21

39

Andrew Morrissey DeForest WI
Club LaMark/B&B Racing Engines/Morrissey Trucking Ford

22

44

Justin Mondeik Gleason WI
Agra Industries/Barb & Dale/Kulwicki Driver Development Chevrolet

23

45

Jeff VanOudenhoven Appleton WI
VanDenHeuvel Electric/Appleton Sign/Badgerland Demo Ford

24

45

Rich Bickle, Jr Edgerton WI
No Money Special/Snap-On Tools Chevrolet

25

51

Steve Apel West Bend WI
Schroeder’s Lawn & Garden Equipment/acieta/Interstate Saw Toyota

26

52

Ricky Baker Plainfield IL
Rod Baker Ford/Illinois Truck and Equipment Ford

27

71

Johnny VanDoorn Coopersville MI
Lisa Thomas Salon/VanDoorn Racing Chevrolet

28

75

Chris Weinkauf Merrill WI
Breber Music/Walter & Sons Waste Hauling/Wehrs Machine Chevrolet

29

76

Jason Weinkauf Merrill WI
Professional Drywall/VanDerGeest Cattle/Tiry’s Chevrolet

30

77

Jonathan Eilen Hampton MN
Eilen & Sons Trucking & Landscape/Graber Auto Body Ford

31

80

Ryan Farrell Big Bend WI
Berge Plumbing Plus Chevrolet

32

119

Dalton Zehr Daytona Beach FL
E3 Spark Plugs/Eagle Jet Int’l/Coleman Racing Chevrolet