BUCHANAN, Wis. (June 6, 2024) – Ty Majeski made the most of a visit to Wisconsin International Raceway for the Fox River Racing Club’s  Thursday Night Thunder program by storming to the lead of the 35-lap Schmitty’s Tickets Super Late Model feature and proving his strength on the way to a win on Werner Electric Veterans Night.

Majeski teamed up with Chase Motorsports for the Red, White and Blue this season and effectively used this race as a session to settle in.  He did more than that with a dominating win, setting the bar for the three-race series which starts next week.

The early portion of the race was paced by Andy Monday, who was soon pressured by Grant Griesbach.  As Griesbach took looks to the inside line, Majeski made a quick run through the Top Five. He slid around the outside of Alex Prunty and Sawyer Effertz on lap three. Behind him Chad Butz made a move to Fourth, as well.

Methodically, Majeski picked his way through the lead duo. He took Second from Griesbach on lap five, then chased down Monday to grab the lead by lap eight.  Butz was also on the move and took Third before the first caution fell on lap nine for an incident between Pete Vandermolen Jr. and Mike Anthony.

On the restart Majeski was able to power away from Butz using the outside lane.  Monday momentarily took Second back, but surrendered the position to Butz two laps later.  As the laps clicked off Alex Prunty made a move back to Third with Maxwell Schutlz moving to Fourth.

Just after the white flag fell, Butz tangled with two lapped cars who were racing for position. The incident sent Vandermolen spinning and Prunty made contact, bringing his race to an unfortunate end. Because half the field did not take the white, the lap count was reverted back to lap 33 and a green, white checkered situation was set up.

Majeski proved strong again on the restart, jumping away from Butz and going on to take the win.   Schutlz was Third, Monday Fourth and Effertz Fifth.


Alex Stumpf is making the most of his return to the Fox City’s Late Models. After an accident took him out early in last week’s running, Stumpf cruised to the lead of the 20-lap feature and didn’t look back once out front.

Bryan Monday and Nate Van Wychen were the early race leaders until a yellow on lap four.  Monday took off on the outside and the lead pair was soon joined by Stumpf and Braison Bennett.

Stumpf proved to have a fast race car, looking for ways around the lead three. He was able to shake loose on lap 13, just after he and Bennett got around Van Wychen.  Stumpf took his opportunity on lap 13 to take Second then worked past Monday on lap 15 for the lead.

As Stumpf stepped away, Brent Strelka made a late run.  He was able to grab Second from Bennett on the final lap.  Monday and Brian Henry rounded out the Top Five.


It’s been far too competitive in the Pete’s Auto WIR ¼-Mile Late Models this season for any driver to complete the sweep. This week Rick Spoo and Tim Baumann split the 15-lap feature wins.

Spoo won the rain-paused first feature. The race went to the halfway point until a shower stopped the action. After some track drying and SIzzlin 4’ heats, the race resumed. Spoo got away on the restart and left Mike Reichenberger to deal with Baumann.  Although Spoo was challenged on a final restart inside 5 laps to go, he would not be denied the win. Baumann grabbed Second from Reichenberger late.

In the Second feature, the outside line opened up at the perfect time for Baumann.  He was able to get to the outside of Pete McVey for Second on lap five. Just as he was getting ready to take the lead from Dan Thompson, the yellow fell.  It did not deter Baumann though, as he took the lead shortly after the restart and went on for the win. Thompson held off Spoo for Second.


Ethan Beattie may have been hearing footsteps on his way to winning the 20-lap Novus Auto Glass Super Stock feature, but it didn’t keep him from picking up his first win of the season.

Beattie and Jeff Danley inherited the front row after an incident between Jeff Treml and Mitch Meyerhofer at the drop of the green.  Beattie took the lead with some fast company soon on the way.  Cody Vanderloop tried to dash through the field early, but spun in the grass and had to restart at the tail of the field.

On the restart Beattie soon felt the head from fast qualifier Mike King Jr. King kept pace with Beattie as Vanderloop charged back through the field to Third. However, as the laps clicked off Beattie’s advantage stayed healthy.  King and Vanderloop tightened the gap late, but could not muster a challenge for the win. They settled for Second and Third behind Beattie.


It was more of the same for Kasey Vanderloop in the Wisconsin Sport Truck 20-lap feature.  Vanderloop avoided some early incidents then rocketed to the lead.  This time, however, he had some company at the checkered flag.

Vanderloop took the lead from Masyn Liedke after a restart on lap eight.  He then started to stretch out his advantage over the pack as the Top Five began to take shape. The driver on the move late was Mason Calmes.  Calmes grabbed Second with seven laps remaining and chopped away at Vanderloop’s healthy advantage.

As the laps clicked off Calmes clearly was catching Vanderloop. However, he ran out of time just as he got to the tailgate of the leader. It was all Kasey Vanderloop needed for his second straight win. Behind them Jason Vanhandel made his return to the division with a Third Place finish.


Gavin Klein has had a strong start to the Roundabout Bar and Grill Sizzlin’ 4 season. He continued his pace with another win in the 20-lap feature.

Much like the previous races, the combo of Klein, Jeremy Czarapata and Eli Schommer were on the move through the field.  At halfway Klein had taken the lead with Czarapata in Third and Schommer in Fourth behind Leon Frahm.  Those two found their way past Frahm by lap 12, but Klein was too far ahead to be challenged.  Czarapata held on to Second over Schommer.


It was a good night on the quarter-mile for Ethan Beattie. After grabbing the Super Stock win earlier, he was able to secure the Marty Nussbaum Racing Figure 8 feature, as well.

In a race that saw plenty of attrition, Beattie’s biggest challenge came from Mike Meyerhofer. The two made contact with Meyerhofer spinning.  The remainder of the race saw some near misses in the X and some water kicked up from the grass. Beattie won by a healthy margin over Gracyalny with Craig Krueger finishing Third.


The Red, White and Blue State Championship Series returns to the Fox River Racing Club and Wisconsin International Raceway with the Red Race presented by L&S Electric and QBS Property Maintenance. Extra cars are expected in most divisions. Racing begins at 6:30pm.