May 14, 2021

Fredrickson’s No. 36 Ready For Joe Shear Classic

Dan Fredrickson will attempt to win the Joe Shear Classic for the second time this Sunday at Madison Int'l Speedway. (Bruce Nuttleman Photo)
Dan Fredrickson will attempt to win the Joe Shear Classic for the second time this Sunday at Madison Int’l Speedway. (Bruce Nuttleman Photo)

OREGON, Wis. – It was only fitting that the No. 36 super late model would speed to victory during the inaugural Joe Shear Classic at Madison Int’l Speedway in 2008, a race paying tribute to the short track auto racing legend whose cars were adorned with the famous No. 36 script number.

Dan Fredrickson, who piloted his No. 36 to victory that day, has indicated that he will return to Madison Int’l Speedway this Sunday afternoon for the 2021 edition of the Joe Shear Classic, which features the ARCA Midwest Tour in a $10,000-to-win, 200-lap feature event.

Fredrickson has had his share of short track success as well. The two-time ARCA Midwest Tour champion sits second on the all-time win list with 15 ARCA Midwest Tour triumphs.  While LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway has been his strong suit, having scored four Oktoberfest wins plus a fourth Dick Trickle 99 last year, Madison has been kind to the Minnesota driver as well.

In addition to his Shear win in 2008, Fredrickson captured the 2017 Madison Int’l Speedway Super Late Model Triple Crown title as well as his second super late model win at the Oregon, Wis., speedplant.

A second Shear win has eluded him. He finished second to Andrew Morrissey in 2017 and again coming up one position short in 2018 when Austin Nason was victorious.

Fredrickson started his 2021 season strong, winning during the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway, an event Shear was champion of in 1988.

Now Fredrickson will attempt to carry that momentum into Sunday and put his No. 36 back in Joe Shear Classic victory lane.

Joining the stars and cars of the ARCA Midwest Tour will be the Midwest Truck Series and 602 Outlaw Late Models.

Spectator gates will open on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with practice getting underway at 11:30 a.m.  Qualifying for all three divisions begins at 12:45 p.m., with the first race at 2 p.m.

Madison Int’l Speedway has no gathering limits in place and tickets will be available at the gate. Fans are encouraged to save money by buying their tickets in advance online at Fans unable to attend will be able to watch the race live on the SPEED SPORT Network and Watch for updates and pricing.