Wisconsin Native Joins Former Champs Sauter, Watson as Special Guest
Scott Hansen never won an ASA National Championship, but was one of the best and most successful drivers in series history.
The Green Bay, WI native will join former ASA National Champions Tim Sauter and Dave Watson as “Guests of Honor” at Madison International Speedway this Sunday, May 7 for the 16th Annual Joe Shear Classic 200.
Hansen cut his teeth on the dirt tracks in Central Wisconsin in the 1970’s before transitioning to pavement racing in the Badger State in the early 80’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, winnin the ARTGO Rookie of the Year award in 1984 and five straight track championships at WIR 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 10 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.
The Joe Shear Classic 200 will mark race two of the inaugural ASA STARS National Tour schedule, set for 2:00PM CT on Sunday, May 7. Advance tickets are available by visiting the track website at misracing.com/tickets, or at the track office during regular business hours. Madison International Speedway is located ten minutes south of Madison, on Sunrise Road off of Highway 138 between Oregon and Stoughton.
The Joe Shear Classic will be live-streamed on Racing America, MidwestTour.tv and TRACKTV.com. MAVTV will air the event on Monday, May 15 at 8pm ET.
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.