Thursday, June 14, 2012
Siefert Hopes Wilmot Return will be Profitbale at Badger Mod Tour Opener June 17
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Two years ago Jared Siefert woke up one day and decided on a whim
to go give Wilmot Raceway a try.
Siefert heard the track was paying $1,000-to-win for the modifieds. Siefert loaded up the car by himself at his race shop in Green Bay and pounded the pavement for the near 2 and 1/2 hour trek towards the Wisconsin/Illinois border. Siefert fattened his wallet by $1,000 and he's looking to earn that kind of dough again Sunday June 17 when the 3/8 mile clay oval hosts the season opener for the Custom Windows Plus Badger Mod Tour presented by Floors By Design & Directional Drilling Services.
"It's a really unique kind of track, there's no doubt about it," said Siefert. "It's basically
two long dragstrips, with fairly tight corners."
A Green Bay native who now lives in Luxemburg Siefert has accomplished something no other driver has in northeast Wisconsin racing history. Siefert has won a modified track championship at every track he raced at full time.
The list includes titles at 141 Speedway Shawano, Luxemburg, Seymour and Manitowoc Speedways along with Thunder Hill Raceway. To match that, Siefert was the IMCA national champion in 2007.
Siefert would like to add another notch on his championship belt - Badger Mod Tour champion.
"The chance to do something different and run some different venues is what it's all about for me now," said Siefert, who took off a last weekend from racing to partake in a charity softball tournament. "It was a nice weekend away, but we're going to run all the Badger Mod Tour shows and go for the championship. I'm looking forward to get some other tracks we don't get to regularly like Dodge County Fairgrounds, Manitowoc and Oshkosh, too."
Who will be tough to beat at Wilmot? "(Scott) Kuxhouse (five time track champion( is the man to beat down there," said Siefert. "He's got those tight corners figured out and he's got
good equipment. We're looking forward to a good show down there."
Another factor in Siefert's decision to chase the Badger Mod Tour title instead of weekly track shows is his work schedule. He is a Snap On tools dealer. "I've been doing that for a year and a half now, and its nice being your own boss," said Siefert. "But at the same time you are accountable for yourself. I'm the banker, the secretary, and the salesman all rolled into one with this gig. I've got to make sure that stuff is all taken care of first before I can workon the race car or think about going racing."
The pit area opens at 2 p.m. Adult tickets are $20. Kids ages 8-11 are $5. Kids ages 7 and under are free with a paid adult. Active military personnel with i.d. will receive a $5 discount.
Hot laps are at 5 p.m. and racing at 6:00 p.m. To learn more about the series check badgermodtour.com or call 920 676 5990. The track phone at Wilmot Raceway is 262 862 2090. The track website is wilmotraceway.com. To learn more about the UMP Hell Tour, check out thehelltour.com.
Wilmot Raceway is located in Wilmot, Wisconsin. Take I-94 to Kenosha County C, then go west on "C" for 12 miles to Wilmot. At the stop sign in Wilmot, turn right (north) onto "W" then go ¼-mile to the track. You can also follow the Custom Windows Plus Badger Mod Tour presented by Floors By Design & Directional Drilling Services on Facebook.