ARTGO Challenge Series

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Series Overview
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Series Founded: 1975 Series Disbanded: 1997
Car Style: Late Models Region: Midwest
Quick Stats
Most Wins: Dick Trickle (68) Most Titles: Dick Trickle (7)
Number of Races: 407 Number of Drivers:
Project Status: AGAIG
The Third Turn currently has a full listing of ARTGO events and winners, and full results for all races in 1975 and 1984-1997. Partial results are available for events from 1976-1983. If you have any of the data we are missing, please contact us.

Note that the ARTGO Challenge Series was acquired by NASCAR following the 1997 season, and became the NASCAR Midwest Series, which ran until 2006 and is statistically considered seperately.

Season Races Champion Margin Most Wins
1975 1 Tom Reffner Tom Reffner (1)
1976 4 Dave Watson +17 Dave Watson (3)
1977 14 Dick Trickle +395 Dick Trickle (4)
1978 12 Tom Reffner +370 Dick Trickle (4)
1979 16 Dick Trickle +3580 Dick Trickle (7)
1980 23 Dick Trickle +1515 Dick Trickle (9)
1981 26 Jim Sauter +3285 Jim Sauter (7)
1982 24 Jim Sauter +450 Jim Sauter (9)
1983 29 Dick Trickle Dick Trickle (13)
1984 20 Dick Trickle +583.5 Dick Trickle (7)
1985 18 Dick Trickle Butch Miller (7)
1986 18 Joe Shear Butch Miller (11)
1987 19 Dick Trickle Dick Trickle (8)
1988 18 Butch Miller +176 Butch Miller (5)
1989 21 Joe Shear +65 Joe Shear (6)
1990 17 Steve Carlson Four drivers (2)
1991 20 Steve Carlson +95 Kevin Cywinski (4)
1992 19 Jim Weber +57 Tom Carlson (5)
1993 18 Jim Weber +70 Larry Schuler (3)
1994 17 Steve Carlson +51 Joe Shear (5)
1995 18 Kevin Cywinski +41 Joe Shear (5)
1996 19 Steve Carlson +123 Joe Shear (8)
1997 16 Eddie Hoffman +18 Steve Carlson (5)