Ho-Chunk Crew Member Participates in the 50th Annual Oktoberfest Race Weekend

By Kaili Berg

     On October 4, Ho-Chunk Nation tribal member Scott Kingswan and the Morrissey crew got ready for the 50th Oktoberfest Race Weekend in West Salem, Wisconsin.

     Andrew Morrissey is a driver from Deforest, Wisconsin who has been racing his entire life. Andrew took home the trophy for the 2018 Oktoberfest 200 at the Lacrosse Fairgrounds Speedway. Scott has been a part of the Morrissey crew since 2016.

     “It all started when Andrew offered to help and build me a chassis,” said Kingswan. “While this was taking place I thought I could learn about racing if could get more hands-on by putting time in at the shop and tracks with Andrew and his crew.”

     Scott and his crew have many responsibilities on and off the track when it comes to racing. These duties include preparation and maintenance of the car before, during and after the race. 

     The final race for the ARCA Midwest Tour was the most exciting event of the day for Oktoberfesters. Driver Andrew Morrissey qualified 3rd and finished 6th in the Oktoberfest 200-lap ARCA Midwest Tour.

     “This is not an individual sport, and requires a team of very knowledgeable people to succeed,” said Kingswan. “This sport is not a bunch of ‘rednecks’ just turning left like the days of thunder movie. It is very complex and there is a lot of engineering involved.”