DOB: April 8, 2004
Hometown: Wausau, WI
It’s safe to say racing runs in Luke Fenhaus’ blood.
With a long line of racing history, it’s no surprise he has found success at a young age. Now, at 17, Fenhaus’ name is among the elite young, up-and-coming talents on the short tracks of America with eyes set solely on success both on the track and off.
Fenhaus is a two-time participant in the Kulwicki Driver Development Program, the nation’s most prolific driver development organization. With his drive for on-track success and his dedication to his legions of fans and improving his community, Fenhaus’ efforts have been rewarded with a chance to compete for the Kulwicki Cup in 2021, just as he did in 2019, to earn a prize of more than $54,000 at year’s end.
Fenhaus has made a name for himself as a winner. Doing it against top-tier talent on some of the nation’s toughest race tracks has only added to Fenhaus’ accolades. He is a three-time winner of the prestigious Lodi Memorial at State Park Speedway (2018, 2019, 2020), as well as the Icebreaker at Dells Raceway Park (2021).
His recent successes are just a continuation of a winning pedigree. At 14-years-old, the Wausau, Wisconsin driver won the State Park Speedway track championship and Rookie of the Year Honors in 2018. In just his first year racing Super Late Models, Fenhaus tallied five wins and owned an average finish of 3.25. It was a remarkable season that continued an accomplished career at such a young age.
Along with his Super Late Model success, Fenhaus also competed full time in the Midwest Truck Series in 2018, picking up four wins and finishing second in points while locking down the Rookie of the Year honors. Fenhaus began racing Kitty Cats snowmobiles at the age of four, and the desire to go fast stuck with him. From there he started racing go karts at the age of seven and then competed in the Bandolero Series from ages nine to 12. In 2017 he hopped behind the wheel of a truck in the Midwest Truck Series. Despite being able to compete in just eight of the 18 races due to the series’ age restriction, he earned two poles and won two races.