Sauter (right) during an interview in 2014
August 1, 1982 |
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|
|Best finish||79th (2013)|
|First race||2013 U.S. Cellular 250 (Iowa)|
|ARCA Midwest Tour career|
|Best finish||7th in 2008|
|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.
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.
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.
Owning his own race team, Sauter currently competes in selected, high-profile events throughout the Midwest. 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.
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. 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.
Motorsports career results
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
|NASCAR Nationwide Series results|
* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points
- 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.
- Driver Bio Archived 2013-12-08 at the Wayback Machine.. Travis Sauter official website. Accessed 2013-07-29.
- Kallman, Dave. "Travis Sauter perseveres as economics of regional racing change". Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. July 7, 2013. Accessed 2013-07-29.
- Madsen, Tamira. "Travis Sauter outduels star-studded field at The Milwaukee Mile". Madison, WI: Wisconsin State Journal. June 13, 2012. Accessed 2013-07-29.
- Kallman, Dave. "Travis Sauter set for NASCAR debut at Iowa Speedway" Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. July 29, 2013. Accessed 2013-07-29.
- "Track Records". Dells Raceway Park. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
- "Travis Sauter Ices Another Victory At Dells Raceway Park". Travis Sauter Ices Another Victory At Dells Raceway Park. Retrieved April 21, 2015.
|Howie Lettow Memorial 150 Winner