Choco Taco Bomb Pops Fall Brawl Fast Facts
Race date: Thursday, Sep 23
Track: Road Course at Badger Raceway, 3.25 mile natural-terrain road course
Race distance: 20 minutes
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2020 race winner: Dean Strom (#14 Squirrel Shagged Enterprises Dallara-Chevrolet)
2020 Firestone P1 Award winner: Mike Lack (#9 Super High Intensity Team Dallara-Honda)
One-lap qualifying record: Mark Walczak, 4.397 seconds, 2013
Race record: Mike Lack, 238 laps, 2018
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At-track schedule (all times local):
6:00 – Gates open
6:30 – Driver introductions
6:55 – Drivers’ meeting (chassis distribution)
7:00 – IndySlotCar Series Practice
7:20 – Qualifying for the Firestone P1 Award (group qualifying/ fastest single lap)
7:45 – Heat races
8:30 – Fall Brawl
· Another full field is expected for the Fall Brawl including a driver who hasn’t made a start in two full years, the Last Chance Qualifier is expected to be needed again.
· There have been five runnings of the Fall Brawl, but only two winners, hometown hero Dean Strom with three including last year and Mike Lack with the other two.
· Chris Spehert took the win at the opening round, however, he is not expected to make an appearance at the Fall Brawl, by default that puts Joe Heitz atop the drivers’ standings coming into round two.
· Spehert’s victory was the fifth of his career, equaling Mike Kristof for 16th all time. Speaking of Kristof, the Trokan Cup 500 was his 300th career start, just the third driver in series history to hit that mark.
· Bill Black’s pole at the Mini Mile is the third of his career, tying Tom Spehert and John Baas for 18th all time.
· Chris Spehert ticked up one spot in laps turned to 13th with 31,046, Steve Rist and Joe Heitz also jumped up to 27th and 28th from 29th and 30th respectively.
· John Wiedemann moved out of a three-way tie for fifth on all time starts, now with 204, he leaves Mike Fitzlaff and Larry Rotter in sixth with 203. Brad Core’s sixth start moves him to 38th.
· Steve Rist’s fourth career DNF at the Trokan Cup 500 moved him into a tie for 29th with Pat Jarvis.
FALL BRAWL HISTORY (5 EVENTS):
Date Race Winner Event Name
9/19/2013 Mike Lack Ricardo’s Pizza presents the Badger Raceway Fall Brawl
9/17/2015 Dean Strom Fall Brawl presented by UFC
9/20/2018 Dean Strom Choco Taco Fall Brawl
9/29/2019 Mike Lack Choco Taco Fall Brawl
9/24/2020 Dean Strom Choco Taco Fall Brawl