2021-22 Round 9

Raven 250 presented by Ultimate Truck - Raven Raceway - Milwaukee, WI

Round 9 of 16

January 6, 2021

2021 Raven 250 presented by Ultimate Truck

Raven 250 presented by Ultimate Truck Fast Facts

Race date: Thursday, Jan 6

Track: 2.5 mile Natural Terrain Road Course in Milwaukee, WI

Race distance: 250 laps


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2021 race winner: Pete Dorn (No. 5 Black-Atom Racing Dallara-Chevrolet)

2021 Firestone P1 Award winner: Bill Black (No. 7 Black-Atom Racing Dallara-Chevrolet)


One-lap qualifying record: Mark Walczak, 4.000 seconds, 2011

Race record: Pete Dorn, 20 minutes 13 seconds, 2020


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At-track schedule (all times local):

6:00 – Gates open

6:30 – Driver introductions

7:00 – Drivers meeting/Chassis distribution

7:05 – IndySlotCar Series Practice

7:25 – Qualifying for the Firestone P1 Award (group qualifying/ fastest single lap)

7:50 – Heat races

8:45 – Raven 250 (250 laps)

Race Notes:

· Pete Dorn is the defending race winner, the 2020 Raven 250 was Dorn’s first career victory.

· Dean Strom is coming off his third win of the 2021-22 campaign at the Styled Aesthetic Christmas Classic, that equals the three victories of Mike Lack, and the two are nearly tied on points in the Husarsbilt Cup championship, with Lack up by three.

· With half of the 16 race schedule complete, just four drivers have wins, in addition to Lack and Dorn, Chris Spehert opened the season with a win at the Mini Mile and Matt Hayek won on the only other oval this season, the Jackson 500 at the Black Track.

· John Wiedemann has appeared in more finals that any other driver, six, and sits third in the standings, 32 points arears of Lack.

· STATS WATCH: Strom’s win at Bermuda, the 16th of his career, pulling equal with Dave Austin for 11th all-time, it was also his 75th final 4, moving ahead of Jim Iverson to tenth and start number 191, equaling Chris Spehert in ninth. Bill Black’s pole position at the Christmas race is the fourth of his career, moving to 18th all-time. John Wiedemann’s 71st heat win at Bermuda breaks a tie with Larry Rotter, elevating to sixth. JW passes Phil Cianciola for third in laps, with 46,670. Mike Lack moves into a three-way tie for sixth in all-time starts with Mike Fitzlaff and Larry Rotter with 203.

RAVEN 250 HISTORY (22 events, 2000 - Present)

Date Race Winner Event Name

2/17/2000 John Shea Milwaukee Bucks Challenge – Raven Raceway**

3/1/2001 Chad Sorce Milwaukee Bucks Challenge

1/31/2002 Phil Cianciola Palermo’s Pizza Challenge*

1/2/2003 Larry Rotter Saz’s 250

10/2/2003 Larry Rotter Saz’s 250

1/6/2005 Phil Cianciola Saz’s 250

1/5/2006 Dan Margetta Saz’s 250

1/4/2007 Dan Margetta Quizno’s Grand Prix

1/3/2008 Mark Walczak Quizno’s 250

1/8/2009 Mark Walczak Raven 250

2/4/2010 Mike Fitzlaff Raven 250

1/6/2011 Dan Margetta Raven 250

1/5/2012 Mark Walczak Raven 250

1/3/2013 Mark Walczak Raven 250

1/2/2014 Dean Strom Raven Bowl 250

1/8/2015 Mike Lack Raven 250 at Rapids – Temporary oval at Rapids International

1/7/2016 Mike Lack Raven 250 – Turtle Creek Park Raceway

1/5/201 7 John Wiedemann Raven 250 – race returns to Raven Raceway

1/4/2018 Bill Black Raven 250

1/2/2019 Mike Lack Raven 250

1/23/2020 John Wiedemann Raven 250

1/21/2021 Pete Dorn Raven 250

Most Wins – 4-Mark Walczak; 3-Mike Lack (wins on all 3 tracks to host the event), Dan Margetta; 2-John Wiedemann, Phil Cianciola, Larry Rotter

*-Dave Austin bottle/nose incident

**-All races held at Rave Raceway through 2014