Badgerland Challenge this Friday at Madison

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Let’s go racing!

This Friday night at Madison it’s Round Three of the Badgerland Challenge where the best Late Model and Sportsman drivers from Madison and Jefferson come together battling it out for top honors. In addition to the Late Models and Sportsman, the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits and Roto Rooter 6Shooters will also be on track this week.

This week’s event will also count for points towards the Madison track championship. Due to rain, the last weekly points event took place on July 6th so the weekly stars are ready to get back on track.

The point standings find John Baumeister Jr. and Shaun Scheel tied for the lead in the Late Models, Ray Hellenbrand leading the Sportsman, and Nick Schmidt showing the way in the Bandits. But look for potential big swings in the points with double feature nights scheduled for August 10th, 17th, 31st, and September 7th.

Pit gates open at 3:30 with practice at 4:45, grandstands open at 6:00, qualifying at 6:15 and racing at 7:30. Adult admission is $14.00 / Seniors and Whelen Heroes $12.00 / Students 12-17 $8.00 / Kids 6-11 $5.00 / 5 and under free. A Family Ticket that includes two adults and up to four students / children is just $30.00.

Shaun Scheel and Robert Hansberry Jr. Lead Badgerland Challenge

Shaun Scheel (Late Models) and Robert Hansberry Jr. (Sportsman) lead the Badgerland Challenge point standings after the first two rounds going into this Friday night’s race at Madison.

After winning the opening round at Madison, Scheel shows the way in the Late Model standings despite a fifteenth place finish in Round 2 at Jefferson. After the two events, Scheel has 91 points followed by Jacob Nottestad (87), Stephen Scheel (86), Dale Nottestad (78), and Tyler James (67).

Hansberry Jr.,the first round winner, shows the way with 121 points which is just four points ahead of Jason Thoma (117). The Taylor Brothers (97), Terry Wangsness (96), and Tim Coley (95) round out the top five.

Point standings are maintained separately from each track’s weekly points. Fifty points are awarded to the winner of the feature with a declining scale of two points for each subsequent position. The winner of a heat / qualifying race receives six points while setting fast time earns ten points. Each position in heats and qualifying declines by one point.

The final round of the Badgerland Challenge will take place at Jefferson Speedway on Saturday, August 25th.

Complete point standings available at

The Best is Yet to Come at Madison

It’s time to look ahead to what is definitely going to be a very exciting racing schedule for the remainder of the season.

What lies ahead is a great variety of racing divisions and fan promotions that are guaranteed to appeal to all race fans. By the time things are all said and done, you might be seeing double as NASCAR officials have allowed us to run double features for our weekly racing divisions.

Here’s a look at what’s still to come at Madison…

August 9th: The August edition of the One on One Street Drags takes to our 300 foot drag strip plus Shine ‘n’ Show Contest

August 10th: Union 464 Kids’ Night featuring free admission for all kids 11 and under with Bicycle/ Big Wheel / Power Wheel races during intermission plus bike give-a-ways for the kids. It’s also double feature time for the NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, and Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits. The Legends and Bandoleros will also be joining us for this big night. It will be an INEX points race for the Legends.

August 17th: Zimbrick Chevrolet Buck Night is back with all concession priced at $1.00 and beer for just $2.00. Double features for the NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, and Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits plus the Northern Outlaw Vintage Series will also be here. Fans will also get to meet their favorite drivers as part of Autograph Night.

August 24th: The Howie Lettow Classic and Round 3 of the Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge highlights the racing program with the “Howie 50.” The Midwest Truck Series and Roto Rooter 6Shooters, and Central States Super Cups will also be in action. Austin Nason leads the Triple Crown points chase by just three points over Casey Johnson.

August 31st: The Madtown Meltdown Speed Trials for open wheel and fendered racing vehicles is back this year with $1000 up for grabs for the driver who can establish a new track record on the half-mile. It’s double feature time again for the NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, and Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits. The Hobby Stocks will join us for the second time as they battle it out in twin features on the Ring of Fire.

September 7th: Whelen Engineering NASCAR Championship Night brings the season to a close with double features for the NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, and Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits plus the Upper Midwest Vintage Series will be here. Topping off the night of racing action will be a fireworks program.

September 13th: It’s the final edition of the One on One Street Drags and Shine ‘n’ Show Contest at Madison.