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DICK TRICKLE 99 TO HIGHLIGHT THE FRIDAY ACTION AT OKTOBERFEST

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WEST SALEM, WI (Tuesday, October 4, 2011) – The 42nd Annual Livewire Energy Oktoberfest Race Weekend will host the fifth annual Dick Trickle “99” as part of the Friday night action on October 7, 2011. The legend himself will be in attendance for the running of this Super Late Model event that had 62 cars qualifying for the 2010 event.

This unique event started in 2007 after the late John McKarns saw the famous Milk Bowl event held annually at Thunder Road Speedbowl in Barre, VT. McKarns contacted Thunder Road Promoter Tom Curley who gave his blessing for Oktoberfest to create the event.

Steve Holzhausen won the inaugural event back on October 5, 2007. Nathan Haseleu won the second on October 3, 2008. Chris Weinkauf won the third running of the event on October 9, 2009 and Dan Fredrickson became the fourth winner on October 8, 2010.

The 99-lap event is broken into three different 33-lap segments. The driver with the lowest point total at the end of the three segments is declared the winner. Drivers earn points based on their finishing position. First will receive one point, second will receive two and so forth.

Each segment will have its own unique starting lineup as well. The first segment will have the field start straight up based on their qualifying time. The second segment will invert all of the lead lap cars from the first segment. The final segment will take the finishing order from the second segment then will invert based on the spin of the wheel plus eight.

“The Dick Trickle 99 has quickly become a fan favorite event at Oktoberfest,” Chuck Deery, Oktoberfest Race Weekend Promoter said. “It’s a fun event when you have the best Super Late Model drivers competing in three 33-lap segment races. The unique lineups for each segment make it interesting and fun for the fans to watch. Also the fans can keep score for them to see who is leading overall. It is a very interactive event.”

Also racing on Friday night of Fest will be Super Sportsmen and Area Sportsmen divisions. Qualifying will get underway at 2:00pm on Friday with racing action getting underway at 5:00pm.

Fans can come out early to enjoy festivities around the fairgrounds including the annual Pet Costume Parade at 2:15pm near the Exhibition Hall.

The 42nd Annual Livewire Energy Oktoberfest Race Weekend takes place on October 6,7,8,9 at the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway in West Salem, WI.
For more information, please visit www.oktoberfestraceweekend.com. The website has the schedule, rules, entry forms, hotel info, camping info, history and more.

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