PAWELSKI ENTERS TUNDRA ROOKIE RACE

Posted on Apr 28, 2015

PAWELSKI ENTERS TUNDRA ROOKIE RACE

PORTAGE, Wis. (April 28, 2015) – Gregg Pawelski has become no stranger to traveling over the past few seasons. The West Allis, Wis., native will make a jump from Late Model to Super Late Model traveling in 2015, and plans to compete for the Dean’s Satellite and Security Rookie of the Year title with the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series.

For Pawelski, a chance to join TUNDRA is a chance to rub elbows with top racers while keeping costs low.

“We wanted to join TUNDRA to race against the best racers while keeping within my budget,” Pawelski said. “I love going to some tracks I have never seen, and looking forward to going toe-to-toe with the best.”

With some experience at Slinger, all six tracks on the 2015 schedule will be new ventures of Super Late Model racing for Pawelski and his team. Pawelski has raced in Big 8 style cars at Jefferson, La Crosse and Dells Raceway Park. Wisconsin International Raceway, State Park Speedway and Golden Speedway will be brand new experiences for him.

“I’m looking forward to racing a Super Late Model at a lot of new tracks,” Pawelski said. “Maybe we’ll surprise people once in a while along the way.”

From 2012 to 2014 Pawelski competed on a part-time basis with the Big 8 Late Model Series. In 2012 Pawelski competed in four of ten races, picking up two top tens (Rockford and Columbus). The following season Pawelski attended just two of the nine series races. Last season, along with some weekly racing, Pawelski attended four of ten Big 8 races. He recorded top tens at Madison and Dells Raceway Park.

Historically, adapting quickly to new tracks has been important to success among rookies. TUNDRA has become known over the past two seasons for having very strong rookie battles. Two years ago Paige Decker barely edged out Matt Pyburn. Last season Reagan May and Mike Lichtfeld battled to the final laps of the season with May coming out ahead.

Although Pawelski should be viewed as a top contender for the Dean’s Satellite and Security rookie title, he’s not ready to make that statement just yet. “My expectations are to have fun…that’s it. I try to keep expectations low, that way I am never disappointed in the result,” he said, jokingly.

Pawelski’s normally brightly colored number 17 will be sponsored by Playtime Doggy Daycare, Creative Development and Pathfinder Chassis. His crew consists of John Nelson, James Poleske, Tim Lange

Round One for the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series Powered by Wisconsin Potatoes is set for Saturday, May 9 at Wisconsin International Raceway in Kaukauna, Wis. Qualifying is set for 12:30 P.M. with racing to begin at 2. Area Steet Stocks, Wisconsin Sport Trucks, Vintage and Figure 8s will complete the card for the event. Tickets are $10 for ages 13 and up. Kids 12 and under receive free admission.

Wisconsin International Raceway is located at W1460 County Road KK, just past the roundabout at Hwy 55 and KK outside of Kaukauna, Wis. For more information visit www.wirmotorsports.com

The Unified Northern Drivers Racing Association (TUNDRA) Super Late Model Series was formed in 2011 as the Alive For Five Super Late Model Series at Dells Raceway Park. TUNDRA’s business plan is based on a sustainable program for promoters and race teams alike, while still providing high-quality Super Late Model entertainment to fans.

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TUNDRA 2015 Schedule

Round One
Saturday, May 9 – Wisconsin International Raceway (2 p.m. start), Kaukauna, Wis.

Round Two
Saturday, June 20 – Jefferson Speedway, Jefferson, Wis.

Round Three
Friday, July 3 – LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway, West Salem, Wis.

Round Four
Saturday, July 18 – Dells Raceway Park, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

Round Five
Saturday, August 1 – State Park Speedway, Wausau, Wis.

Round Six

Monday, September 7-- Golden Sands Speedway

Plover, Wis