2023-24 Round 14

Deckertring Grand Prix - Deckertring - Theresa, WI

March 14, 2024

Round 14 of 17

2024 Deckertring Grand Prix

Heitz Goes Back-to-Back at the Ring

Deckertring Grand Prix Fast Facts

Race date: Thursday, Mar 14


Track: Deckertring, a 4-mile, 11-turn natural terrain (clockwise) road course, Theresa, WI


Race distance:  20 minutes

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2023 race winner: Joe Heitz (No. 06 Michael Shank-It Racing Honda-Daboiler)


2023 Firestone P1 Award winner: Brad Core (No. 6 CBD Racing Chevrolet-Daboiler)

One-lap qualifying record: Mark Walczak, 4.500 seconds, 2009


Race record: Mike Fitzlaff, 233 laps, 2015

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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 (5 minutes, each group)

7:30 – Qualifying for the Firestone P1 Award (group qualifying/ fastest single lap)

7:55 – Heat races (10 minutes)

8:30 – Deckertring Grand Prix (20 minutes)


IndySlotCar Series Notes:

·         Joe Heitz is the defending race winner, having taken the checkers at the Deckertring’s return to the IndySlotCar schedule after a six year absence. It was the fourth win in a series record tying winning streak enroute to the Husarsbilt Cup championship.

·         John Wiedemann enters the Deckertring Grand Prix fresh off his fourth win of the season at the Larry Rotter Memorial Grand Prix at Turtle Creek Park Raceway, expanding his championship points lead to 92.

·         Hometown hero John Shea was the runner up last season at his home race and finished on the podium a week ago. Could he thrill the home crowd with a victory?

·         STATS WATCH: Wiedemann’s win at the Rotter Memorial GP is the 37th of his career, moving him into fifth on the all-time victories list, ahead of series founder and Hall of Famer Phil Cianciola. Dean Strom scored the 25th pole position of his career, equaling John Wiedemann’s total, tied for eighth. Strom’s appearance in the final moved him into ninth on the all-time list with 85. Chris Spehert moved into 13th on the all-time laps list with 32,175, John Shea also moved up that list to 19th with 20,811. Shea also moved to a tie for 20th on the starts list with 111 with Hall of Famer Jim Iverson. James Spehert’s ninth start equals second generation driver Alex Hayek, tied for 36th. Ev Kamikawa’s DNF at Turtle Creek is the 72nd of his career pulling even with Mike Kristof, tied for second all-time. Matt Hayek moves to a tie for sixth on the DNF list with Tom Spehert, each has 36.

DECKERTRING HISTORY (14 events, 2007 – 2017, 2023 – present)

Date                   Race Winner                    Event Name                                                                 Location                           

3/1/2007           Mark Walczak                 Deckertring Grand Prix                                                 West Allis        

3/13/2008        Ev Kamikawa                   Deckertring Grand Prix                                                 West Allis

3/5/2009           Mark Walczak                 Deckertring Grand Prix                                                 West Allis        

3/18/2010        Mark Walczak                 Deckertring Grand Prix                                                 West Allis

3/17/2011        Mike Lack                         Deckertring Grand Prix                                                 West Allis

9/22/2011        Mark Walczak                 John Shea Memorial Deckertring Grand Prix         West Allis

3/1/2012           Mike Lack                     Outpost Natural Foods Grand Prix                            Waukesha

2/14/2013        John Wiedemann           Deckertring Grand Prix                                                 Waukesha

1/30/2014        Dan Margetta                 Deckertring Grand Prix                                                 Waukesha

2/5/2015           Mike Fitzlaff                     Deckertring Grand Prix                                                 Waukesha

2/4/2016           Mike Lack                         Deckertring Grand Prix                                                 Waukesha

1/26/2017        Matt Hayek                      Deckertring Grand Prix                                             Waukesha

9/17/2017        John Wiedemann           Deckertring Grand Prix                                                 Waukesha

2/2/2023           Joe Heitz                           Deckertring Grand Prix                                             Theresa



Most Wins: 4-Mark Walczak, 3-Mike Lack, 2-John Wiedemann