Final Round of Triple Crown Challenge is this Friday

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Final Round of Triple Crown Challenge this Friday at MIS

by John Wells

The third round of the Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge is this Friday night (August 8th) at Madison International Speedway.  The Dave’s White Rock Sportsman and the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits will also be in action.

Dave Feiler is the current leader in the Triple Crown standings with a thirteen point advantage over Chris Wimmer (216-203).  Defending champion Casey Johnson is in third with 189 points followed by Michael Bilderback and Jeremy Miller.  Feiler and Travis Sauter picked up the wins in the first two events.

This will be a 100 lap race paying $2500 to win and $500 to start.
1-10  $2500 , $1500, $1000, $950, $900, $850, $800, $750, $700  
11-20  $675, $650, $625, $600, $575, $550, $550, $550, $550, $550  
21-beyond $500                                   

Here are the point standings for the Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge:
1. (216) Dave Feiler, 2. (203) Chris Wimmer, 3. (189) Casey Johnson, 4. (154) Michael Bilderback, 5. (152) Jeremy Miller, 6. (149) Bobby Wilberg, 6.. (149) Bobby Kendall, 8. (139) Jeff Storm, 9.. (138) Austin Nason, 10. (126) Chuck Garetson, 10. (126) Russ Blakely, 12. (106) Travis Sauter, 13. 87) Skylar Holzhausen, 14. (80) Gary Lamonte,  15. (69) Rob Braun, 15. (69) Collin Reffner, 17. (68) John Baumeister Jr., 18. (64) Steve Rubeck, 19. 59) Mike Lichtfeld  20. (56) Jamie Wallace, 21. (56) Brian Johnson Jr., 22. (50) Jim Olson 

Feiler is also the leader in the season points for the Super Late Models at Madison as points for the Triple Crown events also count in the season championship standings. Feiler is looking for his fourth track championship after titles in 1998, 2002, and 2003.  Feiler is also sixth on the all-time list of Super Late Model feature winners at Madison.  He currently has a 708-625 lead over Jeremy Miller with two races remaining on the schedule.  Bobby Kendall (591), Bobby Wilberg (576), and Russ Blakely (469) round out the top five.

There is a tie for the top spot in the B and B Lawn Care Dash Series for the Super Late Models between Feiler and Kendall who each have 42 points.  Kendall has picked up three dash victories this season with Feiler, Bilderback, Wimmer, and Kyle Shear each taking home one victory.  Prize money will go to the overall top six finishers at the end of the season.  Here are the overall Dash standings:

1.  Dave Feiler-42 points 1. Bobby Kendall- 42 points 3. Jeremy Miller-20 points 4. Michael Bilderback-17 points 5. Bobby Wilberg-13 points 6. Casey Johnson-12 points  7. Chris Wimmer-10 points 7. Kyle Shear-10 points 9.Russ Blakely-8 points 10. Jamie Wallace- 5 points 11. Travis Sauter- 4 points 12. Austin Nason- 3 points 12. Matt Kenseth-3 points 12. Travis Dassow- 3 points 15. Gary Lamonte- 2 points 15. Collin Reffner- 2 points

Kody Hubred is looking for his first ever track championship at Madison in the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, but so are Ryan Goldade and Will Rece who are close behind.  Powered by his five feature wins, Hubred has totaled 909 points so far this year with Goldade at 898 and Rece with 886.  The racing in this division has been very competitive all season long and with three races remaining on the schedule it’s going to go down to the final lap on August 29th.

Another driver looking for his first track championship is Dan Snyder who leads the way in the points chase in the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits.  Snyder has a 115 point lead over Brandon DeLacy (770-655) with three races remaining on the schedule.  Jason Coker, Jon Coker, and Dave Wickstrum round out the top five.  The E15 Bandit Challenge continues this week with $500 on the line for the highest finishing driver with three years or less racing experience (Some restrictions apply).

Pit gates open at 3:30 with practice at 4:45, qualifying at 6:00, opening ceremonies at 7:15 and racing at 7:30.  Adult admission is $15.00 / Seniors and Students are $13.00 / Kids 11 and under are free.  Grandstand ticket stubs from August 1st are good for this race.

Madison International Speedway
Friday, August 8, 2014
3:30  Pit Gates Open
4:20  Chapel with Todd Christopherson
4:45  Practice
6:00  Qualifying
7:15  Opening Ceremonies
7:30  Racing (Schedule subject to change)
    Super Late Model B and B Lawn Care Dash (8 Laps)
    Bandit Heats (8 Laps)
    Sportsman Heats (6 Laps)
    Super Late Model Heats (8 Laps)
    Bandit Feature (20 or 25 Laps)
    Sportsman Feature (20 Laps)
    Super Late Model Feature (100 Laps)