Another big night of racing and fan fun is on tap this Friday with the Badgerland Challenge for the Club LaMark NASCAR Late Models along with the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, and Roto Rooter 6Shooters all presented by Matco Tools. Plus it’s Fan Autograph Night with all divisions meeting and greeting their fans.
Lineups for the Badgerland Challenge will be based on what was determined on June 10th before the rains washed out the program. The same will be done for the Bandits and first of two 6Shooter features. Cars not at the June 10th event are still welcome to race this Friday. See our website at misracing.com for more details.
But the hottest action of the year will also take place this Friday when the legendary Doug Rose comes to Madison with his Green Mamba Jet Car. See the Green Mamba completely melt down a vehicle right in front of the grandstands. If you haven’t seen this you definitely won’t want to miss it. If you’ve seen the Green Mamba then you know what we mean.
Pit gates open at 3:30 followed by practice at 5:00, qualifying at 6:15, autograph session following autographs, and racing at 7:30. Family pricing is just $30.00 for two adults and up to four students / children. Adult admission is $12.00 / Whelen Heroes and Seniors are $10.00 / Students 12-17 are $8.00 / Kids 6-11 are $5.00. Free NASCAR autograph cards to the first 1,000 fans.
Attention Sportsman: Now Here’s a Great Deal
This Friday will be a full racing program for the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman with a great deal for all teams. Thanks to Quest Industrial of Monroe, teams can receive three free pit passes and a temporary NASCAR license (if necessary) if you come out and race with us this week. Join the action on Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile.
Friday Night Review
Congratulations to Friday night feature winners Dan Jung (Midwest Trucks), Bill Prietzel (MASCS), Kyle Stark (Midwest Dash), and Dave Trute (Great Northern Sportsman Series). Also hats off to Chris Koepke who won the first ever “Beer Mile’ by running four laps around the Ring of Fire after consuming a beer before each lap.
Jung took home his first-ever win in a truck in only his second start as he held off Dave Edwards who won the last time the trucks were here. Dave Trute and Kyle Stark were repeat winners in their respective divisions while multi-time Mid American champion Bill Prietzel held off a competitive field to pick up the win.
More than a dozen hearty souls took the Beer Mile challenge with Koepke doing a superb job of balancing his running and drinking to set the record in the first ever event. His time of 6:46 will definitely be tough to beat in the future, but many are in training now for next year’s run.
See the complete race report at misracing.com.
Midwest Stock Car Association at Madison
Enduro style racing comes to Madison on August 27th and September 24th for two afternoon events. Pit passes are $20 / Grandstand admission is just $5. Pits open at 10:30 AM with racing at 1:00 PM. This is for eight cylinder cars on the half-mile for 250 laps following the former Midwest Enduro Series rulebook with some exceptions. Entry forms can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Gerry Galloway at 630.244.8978. Proceeds from the races will go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital thanks to Midwest Stock Car Association.
Upcoming Events at Madison
Can you believe it’s already August!!!
Friday August 12: NASCAR Acceleration Nation Back 2 School Night with all kids eleven and under admitted free. See the Club LaMark NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits and the Central States Super Cups plus bike / big wheel / power wheel races for the kids on the “Ring of Fire.”
Thursday, August 18: One on One Street Drags plus Shine and Show Car Contest…gates open at 6, practice / grudge racing at 6:30 with bracket racing starting at 7:30. In July the total number of vehicles competing topped 140! Still looking for some vans to join the action along with students for our “High School” division.
Friday, August 19: It’s the Howie Lettow Memorial for the Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge along with the Midwest Trucks, 6Shooters, and Legends. The Triple Crown Challenge title will be decided in this event that honors one of the great names in short track racing.
Friday, August 26: Fan Appreciation Night with a post race driver / fan party, a charity corn boil, and racing action in the Late Models, Sportsman, Bandits, and American Ethanol Super Trucks.
Saturday August 27: Midwest Stock Car Association racing at 1:00 PM. This is eight cylinder, enduro style racing for 250 laps on the ½ mile.
Friday, September 2: Whelen Engineering NASCAR Championship Night with double features for the Club LaMark NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, and Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits.
Friday, September 9: Eve of Destruction featuring a gigantic fireworks display, Monster Trucks, 6Shooters, Spectacular Drifting, Tough Truck Tug of War, Smoky Burnout Contest, School Bus Destruction, Roll Over Contest, Double Steel Wall Crash and much, much more.
Thursday, September 15: One on One Street Drags plus Shine and Show Contest
Saturday, September 24: Midwest Stock Car Association racing at 1:00 PM
Thank you for supporting short track racing, and we hope to see you and your friends at Madison International Speedway this Friday night. Be sure to check in on Facebook when you arrive at the track to be eligible for exciting opportunities.