BUSCH: MWS: Johnny Sauter to race La Crosse

Sauter family returns to Oktoberfest as Johnny looks to do the family proud. DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (September 11, 2002)--Current NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division rookie contender, Johnny Sauter, is scheduled to make his Wisconsin...

Sauter family returns to Oktoberfest as Johnny looks to do the family proud.

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (September 11, 2002)--Current NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division rookie contender, Johnny Sauter, is scheduled to make his Wisconsin return, October 5-6 at La Crosse (Wis) Fairgrounds Speedway. Sauter will return to compete in the RE/MAX Challenge Series, NASCAR Touring, Oktoberfest 250 by ALLTEL.

For the 24-year old Sauter, the Oktoberfest 250 by ALLTEL gives him another chance to put his famous racing family's name in the record books of the prestigious Oktoberfest event.

"Oktoberfest is one race my Dad (Jim) or brothers Jay and Tim have never won," said Sauter. "The track is pretty much in our back yard, we've all raced at it, but no one in the family has been able to win 'Fest."

Sauter, who competed in the Oktoberfest race in 2001, will once again be behind the wheel of a potent Richie Wauters prepared entry. The car has already tasted NASCAR Touring victory this season, at Bristol (Ten) Motor Speedway with Kenny Wallace behind the wheel.

"I really thought we might have won last year until we suffered some engine problems," said Sauter. "Let's hope 2002 is my year to win."

The Oktoberfest race weekend at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway begins October 3 and 4 with the RE/MAX Challenge Series practicing and qualifying on October 5. The Oktoberfest 250 by ALL TEL takes center stage on Sunday afternoon, October 6. The race is scheduled to be shown, tape delayed, on the SPEED Channel, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. (CT).

The RE/MAX Challenge Series is one of eight NASCAR Touring Series that blanket the United States. NASCAR Touring Series are extremely popular with fans and competitors. They can provide a competitor with an entire career, or they can provide valuable experience to competitors moving through the NASCAR ranks. Corporate sponsors make significant contributions to NASCAR Touring Series point funds. These sponsors include Anheuser-Busch, Featherlite, Goody's Headache Powders, Hills Bros Coffee, Raybestos Brakes, RE/MAX International, Inc., and RJ Reynolds brand, Winston.

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Series NASCAR , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kenny Wallace , Johnny Sauter