Officials from the ASA STARS National Tour have invited Scott Hansen and Steve Holzhausen to attend the Tuesday night, August 1 Gandrud Auto Group 250 at Wisconsin International Speedway as Guests of Honor.
The two Wisconsin short track superstars are being honored for their careers both in the original ASA National Tour and for their successes at Wisconsin International Raceway. Holzhausen won the race then known as the Dixieland 250 in 1992, and Hansen is a two-time Dixieland winner, in 1993 and again in 1999.
Hansen cut his teeth on the dirt tracks in Central Wisconsin in the 1970’s, Hansen transitioned to pavement racing in the Badger State in the early 1980’s, racing against the likes of future NASCAR Cup Champion Alan Kulwicki at Wisconsin Internationals Raceway. He began running the traveling ARTGO Challenge Series in the mid-80’s, and won the ARTGO Rookie of the Year award in 1984, and won five straight track Championships at Wisconsin International Raceway from 1985 – 1989.
From there, Hansen packed his bags and moved from Green Bay to Milwaukee, where he began driving full time on the ASA circuit for Baker Motorsports, Gerry Gunderman and Fanetti Motorsports. He was the 1989 ASA Rookie of the Year.
Hansen would go on to post 26 wins during his career, ranking him fifth All-Time. In addition, he sits in the top ten in almost every major statistical category in ASA History, including:
- Career Pole Awards – 17 (8th All-Time)
- Single Season Wins – 7 (1998; tied for 4th All-Time)
- Career Laps Lead – 6,016 (6th All-time)
- Consecutive Victories – 3 (1998, tied for 3rd All-Time)
In addition, Hansen won the Wisconsin 200 ASA ACDelco Challenge Series race at Madison International Speedway on September 12, 1993. He is also a three-time winner of the Redbud 400 at Anderson Speedway.
Holzhausen, a “big-race chaser” in Wisconsin in the 1980’s, found success at Capital Super Speedway (Madison International Speedway), Dells Motor Speedway, and Wisconsin International Speedway – winning races in the tracks signature Red, White and Blue Series. He made his ASA National Tour debut in 1979. Holzhausen ran the full ASA Series in 1992, winning the prestigious Pat Schauer Memorial Rookie of the Year award. In all, Holzhausen made 123 starts in the original ASA National Tour, posting three wins. His biggest ASA win – leading every lap of the Redbud 400 at Anderson Speedway in 1992. Interestingly, Hansen and Holzhausen each drove for Baker Motorsports, Gerry Gunderman and Don Fanetti during their ASA Careers.
Hansen and Holzhausen will be on hand for the Gandrud Auto Group 250 this Tuesday night, August 1.
Tickets for the Gandrud Auto Group 250 are now for sale on the Ticket Hoss app. Advanced tickets are $25 on Ticket Hoss, and $30 at the gate. Kids 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at https://tickethoss.com/event/531.
The Gandrud Auto Group 250 will be co-sanctioned with the ASA Midwest Tour, which will be race number seven on the season. Gabe Sommers currently holds the Midwest Tour points lead over Justin Mondeik.
The ASA STARS National Tour opened the ten race, six-state schedule at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL on March 11. Cole Butcher is the most recent winner, claiming the victory in the Redbud 400 at Anderson Speedway.
For the full ASA STARS National Tour schedule, plus Super Late Model rules and other information, please visit the series website at starsnationaltour.com, or be sure to follow the series on social media (Facebook: STARS National Series | Twitter: @racewithstars | IG: @starsnational).
ASA STARS National Tour
The ASA STARS National Tour debuted in March of 2023 for Super Late Model racing in America. Announced last October, many of the best drivers in America will compete in the ten-race national tour with a minimum $100,000 point fund. The championship team will be guaranteed $25,000.
The ASA STARS National Tour is made up of three races from each of the regional pavement Super Late Model Series under the Track Enterprises banner; the ASA CRA Super Series, the ASA Midwest Tour and the ASA Southern Super Series.
The Team Construction Winner’s Circle program has been announced as a part of the ASA STARS National Tour for licensed drivers/teams with perfect attendance. The program provides additional financial incentives to those teams who support the Series, thanks to Team Construction.
Track Enterprises, a Racing Promotions Company based in Illinois, will operate the ASA STARS National Tour. It announced the acquisition of the CRA sanctioning body in January and followed that up with the purchase of the Midwest Tour in July. In October, Track Enterprises President, Bob Sargent announced a partnership with the Southern Super Series which set the table for the formation of the ASA STARS National Tour.