Sauter Hussles To Midwestern Glory
WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. – Travis Sauter found his way to victory lane for the first time this season with the ARCA Midwest Tour Saturday night, capturing the Lester Buildings 100 at Dells Raceway Park.
Chris Wimmer led the field to green as he was able to jump ahead of Skylar Holzhausen who started on the outside of the front row. Holzhausen brought Morrissey with him as he jumped into third. Cars got bunched up a bit and some started checking up leading to the first caution of the night as Joel Theisen went for a spin with only one lap complete.
With the lane choice Chris Wimmer chose the inside lane followed by Morrissey and Sauter. Holzhausen, Jonathan Eilen and Chris Weinkauf set up the outside.
Wimmer once again had the advantage, Morrissey fell into second as Holzhausen held onto third. Nathan Haseleu was trying to stay ahead of Ty Majeski as the two entered the night with only 15 points between them. Sauter started to put pressure on Eilen. The two got a little physical, but Eilen was able to hold onto it as Sauter was almost in the grass. This allowed Haseleu and Majeski to close in. Wimmer and Morrissey set a comfortable pace as the rest were sorting things out.
The biggest battle was still between Eilen and Sauter. Eilen was holding his line as Sauter tried the bump and run, but Eilen remained steady. Eilen caught up to Holzhausen for third but continued to have Sauter all over his back bumper.
By lap 25, Wimmer was closing in on lapped traffic but continued to log laps as they all worked their way through traffic. Eilen could not shake Sauter. Sauter finally made the move on the inside and took over the spot on the backstretch. He now set his sights on Holzhausen.
Sauter made a quick move around Holzhausen into third. On lap 34 Tim Sauter was off the pace and headed into the pit area bringing out another caution. Wimmer once again chose the inside for the restart followed by Morrissey. This allowed Satuer to restart on the outside of Wimmer. He didn’t have quite enough slipping into second head of Morrissey.