Two more drivers have revealed their intentions to race in the Joe Shear Classic on Sunday, May 7 at Madison International Speedway in Wisconsin. The total number of cars entered now stands at 38 just more than a week before the event.
Gabe Sommers is a former ASA Midwest Tour Rookie of the Year and is the reigning Alive For Five Series champion at Dells Raceway Park (WI). The Plover, WI native has two Midwest Tour wins to his credit – the 2022 Jim Sauter Classic at Dells and the 2019 Larry Detjens Memorial at State Park Speedway (WI).
Lakeville, Minnesota’s Bryan Syer-Keske is a multi-time weekly Late Model winner at both LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway (WI) and Elko Speedway (MN). He won the Futures race for Oktoberfest at LaCrosse in October. His best finish with the Midwest Tour is a ninth at Elko in 2017.
An impressive list of drivers are headed to Madison Int’l Speedway next week. The names on the entry list encompass a wide range of talent, from local favorites such as Ty Majeski, Andrew Morrissey, and Justin Mondeik, to national stars such as Bubba Pollard, Stephen Nasse, and Casey Roderick, who won the inaugural ASA STARS National Tour event Five Flags Speedway in March.
The Joe Shear Classic 200 will mark race two of the inaugural ASA STARS National Tour schedule, set for 2:00PM CT on Sunday, May 7. Advance tickets are available by visiting the track website at misracing.com/tickets, or at the track office during regular business hours. Madison International Speedway is located ten minutes south of Madison, on Sunrise Road off of Highway 51 between Oregon and Stoughton.
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.