Travis Sauter

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Travis Sauter
Travis Sauter interviewed by Matt Panure Wisconsin International Raceway.jpg
Sauter (right) during an interview in 2014
Born (1982-08-01) August 1, 1982 (age 35)
Necedah, Wisconsin, U.S.
Achievements four time Oktoberfest winner at LaCrosse (2009, 2011, 2012, 2014)
2012 Howie Lettow Memorial 150 winner
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
1 race run over 1 year
2013 position 79th
Best finish 79th (2013)
First race 2013 U.S. Cellular 250 (Iowa)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
ARCA Midwest Tour career
Debut season 2007
Car no. 5
Starts 57
Wins 7
Poles 1
Best finish 7th in 2008
Previous series
2004–2007 ASALMS Sunoco National Tour
Statistics current as of November 16, 2013.

Travis Sauter (born August 1, 1982 in Necedah, Wisconsin) is an American stock car racing driver. A regular competitor in several midwestern racing series. He is second on the all-time win list with four Oktoberfest wins at the LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway.[1]

Travis is the grandson of Jim Sauter, son of Tim, and nephew of Johnny and Jay.

Career[edit]

Sauter began his racing career in 2002, finishing second in the track championship at Madison International Speedway in 2006 before moving full-time to touring series events in 2007, having started running the ASA Late Model Series in 2004.[2]

Competing primarily in the ASA Midwest Tour (now ARCA Midwest Tour), Sauter has won six times in 53 starts in the series, with a best points finish of seventh in 2008; he has also won four times in Oktoberfest races at La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway.

Sauter (kneeling left) and his pit crew in victory lane at Madison International Speedway in 2013

Owning his own race team, Sauter currently competes in selected, high-profile events throughout the Midwest.[3] In 2012, he won the inaugural Howie Lettow Memorial 150 at the Milwaukee Mile, topping a field of over 80 late models to win the event.[4]

He finished second to Kyle Busch in the Howie Lettow Memorial 150 in 2013, before making his debut in NASCAR competition at Iowa Speedway in August, driving for Joe Nemechek.[5] Sauter set the all-time track record at the 1/3 mile Dells Raceway Park on August 17, 2013 with a time of 13.108 seconds in his Super Late Model.[6]

Sauter started his 2015 season by winning the inaugural Icebreaker 100 super late model at Dells Raceway Park in a feature field of 24 drivers.[7]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Nationwide Series[edit]

NASCAR Nationwide Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 NNSC Pts
2013 NEMCO Motorsports 87 Toyota DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL DAR CLT DOV IOW MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW
30
GLN MOH BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM 79th 14

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shear-Carlson, Kari. "Frozen Butts and Mini-Donuts: Just Another Reason Fest Is Best". shortracks.us. Archived from the original on October 17, 2014. Retrieved October 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ Driver Bio Archived 2013-12-08 at the Wayback Machine.. Travis Sauter official website. Accessed 2013-07-29.
  3. ^ Kallman, Dave. "Travis Sauter perseveres as economics of regional racing change". Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. July 7, 2013. Accessed 2013-07-29.
  4. ^ Madsen, Tamira. "Travis Sauter outduels star-studded field at The Milwaukee Mile". Madison, WI: Wisconsin State Journal. June 13, 2012. Accessed 2013-07-29.
  5. ^ Kallman, Dave. "Travis Sauter set for NASCAR debut at Iowa Speedway" Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. July 29, 2013. Accessed 2013-07-29.
  6. ^ "Track Records". Dells Raceway Park. Retrieved July 25, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Travis Sauter Ices Another Victory At Dells Raceway Park". Travis Sauter Ices Another Victory At Dells Raceway Park. Retrieved April 21, 2015. 

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Achievements
Preceded by
Inaugural
Howie Lettow Memorial 150 Winner
2012
Succeeded by
Kyle Busch