The Voice

Dan Deicher, "The Voice" of the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway and the Mississippi Thuunder Speedway covers racing at La Crosse, Fountain City, Tomah and Wisconsin Dells. News, off season moves, schedules, rule changes and more.

Area Series And Tracks Release Tentative Schedules

You can feel racing in the air......well....through the bitter cold some can. Some series and tracks have released their tentative 2015 schedules. Get your pens and calendars ready.

 

GREAT NORTHERN SPORTSMEN SERIES:
Monday May 25 Columbus 151 Speedway
Hometrack June 5-7
Friday June 26 Madison Int. Speedway
Hometrack July -12
Friday July 3 LaCrosse Speedway
Hometrack July 17-19
Saturday Oct 3 Rockford Speedway
Friday Oct 9 LaCrosse Speedway
 
 

TUNDRA SUPER LATE MODEL SERIES 2015 Schedule:

Round One Saturday, May 9 – Wisconsin International Raceway (2 p.m. start), Kaukauna, Wis.

Round Two Saturday, June 20 – Jefferson Speedway, Jefferson, Wis.

Round Three Friday, July 3 – LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway, West Salem, Wis.

Round Four Saturday, July 18 – Dells Raceway Park, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

Round Five Saturday, August 1 – State Park Speedway, Wausau, Wis.

Round Six – TBA


The Mississippi Thunder Speedway tentative schedule can be found at http://www.mississippithunder.com/schedule.asp
 
 
 
The La Crosse Speedway schedule is still being hammered out but should be released soon.
 

Christmas Wish Video

This is a different "angle" of the Christmas surprise we did last Friday for a 5 year old boy in La Crosse. Big thanks goes out to Bruce Nuttleman andRobert Butterfield and Butterfield Photography. Also thanks to Henderson Motorsports and Matthew HendersonMid-West Family Broadcasting La CrosseSue Peterson and Randy Nelson with the School District of La Crosse and Steve Koenen and Altra-Federal Credit Union, the La Crosse Loggers Baseball Club , The LaCrosse SpeedwayCity of La Crosse Police Department and everyone else that got involved and let me coordinate this for the 2nd straight year! Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

 

WKTY And Henderson Motorsports To Play Santa

Area boy to get amazing holiday surprise

Kayden Johnson likes all things race cars. And, thanks to an area racing team and its sponsors, the five-year-old and his grandmother, Robyn Mumford, are going to have an extra special Christmas this year.

At 4 p.m. this Friday, a caravan led by Matt Henderson and Henderson Motorsports in his NASCAR late model, followed by Mid-West Family Broadcasting, the La Crosse Loggers and Shenanigans trucks and last, but not least, Santa Claus himself will surprise Kayden and his grandma with everything on their Christmas list and then some.

“This has just been an amazing project,” shares WKTY/WIZM’s Dan Deicher, who is spearheading the effort for the second year in a row. “What started out as a small conversation has turned into something magical.  The day is as meaningful for all of the donors and organizers as it is for the family receiving the surprise.”

The Henderson Motorsports team and Midwest Family Broadcasting contacted the school in October to identify a family in need that had an interest in racing. School officials were then able to gather a list of needs and wants that would allow the family to have an extra special holiday. Since then the duo has been contacting sponsors and collecting donations from businesses and friends including Altra-Federal Credit Union, the School District of La Crosse, Greg Mader of Maderweb.com, Robert Butterfield Photography and the La Crosse Speedway.

“This has been just amazing project,” shares Matt Henderson, a Central High School graduate. “It is an opportunity to give back and make a difference. There is no better feeling.”

Organizers say that everything on Kayden and his grandmother’s Christmas list has been collected. Santa and the volunteers will fill his house with holiday cheer on Friday afternoon. If Kayden’s lucky he’ll even get a chance to sit in the Henderson car.

“This is yet another example of the amazing community that we live in,” shares Superintendent of Schools Randy Nelson. “This will be a holiday Kayden will never forget and we are thankful for all the organizations that have supported our students this time of year as well as throughout the school year.”


Dec. 19, 2014; La Crosse, WI. USA; 2nd Annual WKTY And Henderson Motorsports Christmas Drive. Mandatory Credit: Robert Butterfield, Butterfield Photography-Midwest Family Broadcasting.


Dec. 19, 2014; La Crosse, WI. USA; 2nd Annual WKTY And Henderson Motorsports Christmas Drive. Mandatory Credit: Robert Butterfield, Butterfield Photography-Midwest Family Broadcasting.


Dec. 19, 2014; La Crosse, WI. USA; 2nd Annual WKTY And Henderson Motorsports Christmas Drive. Mandatory Credit: Robert Butterfield, Butterfield Photography-Midwest Family Broadcasting.


Dec. 19, 2014; La Crosse, WI. USA; 2nd Annual WKTY And Henderson Motorsports Christmas Drive. Mandatory Credit: Robert Butterfield, Butterfield Photography-Midwest Family Broadcasting.


Dec. 19, 2014; La Crosse, WI. USA; 2nd Annual WKTY And Henderson Motorsports Christmas Drive. Mandatory Credit: Robert Butterfield, Butterfield Photography-Midwest Family Broadcasting.


Dec. 19, 2014; La Crosse, WI. USA; 2nd Annual WKTY And Henderson Motorsports Christmas Drive. Mandatory Credit: Robert Butterfield, Butterfield Photography-Midwest Family Broadcasting.


Dec. 19, 2014; La Crosse, WI. USA; 2nd Annual WKTY And Henderson Motorsports Christmas Drive. Mandatory Credit: Robert Butterfield, Butterfield Photography-Midwest Family Broadcasting.

McKarns Takes Over ARCA Midwest Tour Ownership

December 5, 2014 - Tim Olson, President of the ARCA Midwest Tour, announced on Wednesday that he has sold the ownership of the ARCA Midwest Tour to former Big 8 Series Director and Rockford Speedway General Manager Gregg McKarns. Olson will continue to stay involved in the series as the race daydirector and tire sales with the series that he and Steve Einhaus created in 2007.

For Olson, he feels that the series has come full circle as it was Gregg's father,
the late John McKarns, who played a major consulting role when the series was created
in late 2006.  He feels confident that the second-generation promoter will continue
building the popular Midwest series.

They are already in the planning stages to put together a 12-race schedule in 2015
and we will keep everyone updated on ARCAMidwestTour.com.
McKarns also said that there is nothing major planned as far as changes within the series. He did confirm that Mike "Lumpy" Lemke will remain as the Tech Director, but will be working on revamping the "Touring Stars" program. He also confirmed that the series would continue to be sanctioned with ARCA Racing. McKarns is already in discussions with tracks and sponsors for the 2015 season and will have future announcements coming soon and will be posted on arcamidwesttour.com.
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UPCOMING GAMES
 
Brewers vs. Indians at Maryvale
Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:55pm
 
NCAA tournament doubleheader
Saturday, March 28, 2015 5pm
 
NCAA tournament doubleheader
Sunday, March 29, 2015 1pm
 
Bucks at Hawks
Monday, March 30, 2015 5:30pm
 
Brewers vs.Reds at Maryvale
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2:55pm
 
Bucks vs. Bulls
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 6pm