Johnny Sauter Returns To Midwest Roots
KAUKAUNA, Wis. – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitor Johnny Sauter drove to a dominant victory in Saturday’s ARCA Midwest Tour late model feature at Wisconsin Int’l Raceway.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve won a super late model race,” Sauter said from victory lane. “I’m really proud of the guys.”
Sauter was unbeatable, never looking back once he took the lead from his nephew Travis Sauter. Johnny Sauter had a flawless night. Well, almost flawless. While doing his celebratory burnout after the victory, he slammed the left side of the car into the wall.
“I can’t believe I just wrecked my car, I feel so stupid right now,” said Sauter during his victory lane interview. “I only had high gear the whole night and I was do the burn out in high gear.”
Travis Sauter and Nick Murgic led the field to the green flag. Murgic got the early lead but Travis Sauter was hot on his tracks. Johnny Sauter was up to third by lap three and on a mission.
Ty Majeski and Nathan Haseleu had entered the night tied for the championship title and started side-by-side in tonight’s event. Haseleu had gotten a little jump running in the fourth position as Majeski was tied up in sixth.
Travis Sauter was all over the rear bumper of Murgic as his uncle Johnny Sauter was closing in on him. With the three of them fighting it out, it allowed Haseleu to start to close in on the three. On lap 12, Travis Sauter ducked underneath Murgic in the dogleg and came out of turn four with the lead. Johnny Sauter followed suit and ducked into second.