Updated: Mar 1, 2020

Last weekend the John Holtger Racing Team traveled to Bark River Harris, MI to attend the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League Pro & Sportsman 2018 Banquet.

John Holtger Racing

John Holtger was presented as the 2018 Midwest Mod Kart Points Champion, although there were a few other surprises that he had no idea about!

John took to the stage and gave his acceptance speech thanking his parents, grandparents, sponsors, and crew.

John Holtger Accepting The 2018 Mid-West Mod Kart Championship

It was a wild season that offered many challenges along the way, although John stayed focused, worked hard, and raced his way to the top! Congrats!!

When the class awards were finished, Tina from Crandon International Raceway took the stage to announce the 2018 World Champions. This is recognition to the winners of the Sunday World Champion Challenge Races that are held every year on the last day of the fall Crandon Race weekend.

As the list of winners was posted on all of the projection screens throughout the banquet hall, John proudly made his way back up to the stage to accept the highly coveted Crandon Champion ring for the Mid-West Mod Kart race.

John Holtger (Mid-West Mod Kart World Championship Ring)

During the M.O.R.R.’s gathering on Saturday, February 9th it was also announced that John was nominated for the 2018 Driver of the Year Award!

While John did not receive this award, it was an honor in itself just to be nominated in this category next to the list of accomplished drivers he was competing against!

The banquet was a huge success and M.O.R.R. and Lucas Oil did a phenomenal job putting this event together! John would like to extend his appreciation to his sponsors, family, crew, and everyone else that supported him over the last year on this journey! Let’s make 2019 a repeat!

John Holtger at the M.O.R.R / Lucas Oil Awards Banquet

John and his crew were supposed to be traveling to Victorville, CA for the LOORRS 1st Regional Race of the season. Unfortunately, the races were postponed due to bad weather. So, they are now anxiously waiting for the LOORRS 1st joint National/Regional races in San Bernardino, CA on March 16th & 17th. Hope to see you all there!

NOTE: Tune into On Pit Road Racing Radio on Monday, February 25 to catch John Holtger as their featured guest at 4:30 pm PST! The radio show can be heard live on EMG Radio Network 91.5 HD 2 and will be streamed live on their Facebook page. John will be Mike & Diane’s first off-road racer guest on their show.

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