LM: Nathan Haseleu announces 2005 plans

Wisconsin star, Nathan Haseleu to step into the ASA Late Model Series spotlight for a partial 2005 Schedule. The 2005 ASA Late Model Series Presented by GM Performance Parts driver roster is a list of exactly, who's who in the world of short...

Wisconsin star, Nathan Haseleu to step into the ASA Late Model Series spotlight for a partial 2005 Schedule.

The 2005 ASA Late Model Series Presented by GM Performance Parts driver roster is a list of exactly, who's who in the world of short track racing in the country. With names like Stremme, Baker, Lensing, and Campbell, it's going to be a tough chore to crack the start studded fields expected at all 16 shows that make up the 2005 Series Schedule. Add another prominent name to that list as Wisconsin pilot; Nathan Haseleu has announced plans for a limited 2005 season with the ASA Late Model Series.

"This was a last minute deal for me." Said Haseleu (Pronounced Has-Lie) as he talked about his opportunity in the ASA Late Model Series. "John Grueneberg was looking for a driver last minute and with my prior commitments, I won't be able to make all the shows, but I'm definitely looking forward to the shows I will be able to attend." Continued the Marshall, Wisconsin veteran. "We've already committed to the NASCAR Midwest Tour when this came about, there aren't too many of those shows this season, so we're going to run as much as we can in the ASA Late Model Division at Madison and we'll hit as many of the ASA Late Model Series shows in the general area as possible. We'll definitely be at Madison on May 27th."

During the 2004 season, Haseleu's campaign got off to a late start but nevertheless, he found time and ran the NASCAR Elite Division's Midwest tour on a part-time basis. He also ran select events with the Midwest Auto Racing Series (MARS) and the Wisconsin Challenge Series, both in his home state of Wisconsin. He also went to the prestigious All American 300 at the Music City (TN) Motorplex in Nashville, Tennessee where he led just past the halfway point of the grueling 300-lap feature before an axle came apart. He led a total of eight laps and finished 16th.

"We're also committed to some shows with the MARS Series and the Wisconsin Challenge Series as well. We've definitely got a full schedule this season and I'm looking forward to it. "Added the 27-year-old driver, who along with his wife, Jessica are expecting their first child, due on May 12th."As for the ASA Late Model car, we've got a lot of laps at LaCrosse, Madison, and Rockford, so we'll be just fine at those shows. We don't really have any expectations, but we know we'll be fast when we do show up." Haseleu offered. "We'll take things one step at a time and see how everything plays out."

Over his 11-year career, Haseleu has also seen time in the NASCAR Craftsman Trucks Series and in 2001; he recorded an impressive four top 10s, all 10th place showings! Nathan is a former track champion in divisions ranging from Super Late Models too Street Stocks at Columbus 151 (WI) Speedway and Jefferson (WI) Speedway. One of Haseleu's biggest accomplishments is his three wins in the prestigious Miller Classic held every season at the Madison (WI) International Speedway, Site of race number three in the ASA Late Model Series 2005 schedule. Nathan also has won NASCAR Elite Division Midwest Tour Series win at Chicagoland (IL) Speedway as well as several wins in the MARS series and the Wisconsin Challenge Series.

Haseleu's 2005 season has already gotten off the ground as he set fast time at the NASCAR Elite Division's Midwest Series opener at Rockford (IL) Speedway on April 2-3, 2005, during the traditional Rockford Spring Classic held every first weekend in April at the rugged, high-banked 1/4 mile. Haseleu would go on to finish sixth in the 150-lap feature. As mentioned, Nathan has plenty of experience at Rockford and will be a threat to win when the ASA Late Model Series rolls into town during the National Short Track Championships on September 23-25.

For the 2005 season, Haseleu will bring his vast experience to the ASA Late Model Series in a Randercar Chassis Chevrolet Monte Carlo, owned and prepared by John Grueneberg, who had his son, Michael behind the wheel during the 2004 campaign. Haseleu will compete in a limited number of ASA Late Model Series events when his schedule allows. His first scheduled show with the series is May 27th at his home track of Madison (WI) International Speedway.

Haseleu will also run the full season with the NASCAR Elite Division's Midwest Tour as well as the ASA Late Model Division at Madison WI. He will also hit shows with the MARS Series as well as the Wisconsin Challenge Series.

For more information on Nathan Haseleu, visit his website at: www.nathanhaseleu.com and for more information on the upcoming 2005 season with the ASA Late Model Series Presented by GM Performance Parts, log onto: www.asalatemodels.com

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