Bickle First to File Entry for Capital Classic May 31

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Oregon, WI- It is only fitting that Edgerton, Wisconsin’s Rich Bickle, Jr was the first to file his entry for the Friday Night May 31st ‘Capital Classic Twin 50’s’ at Madison International Speedway. Bickle, the 1985 and 1986 Capital Super Speedway Track Champion has recorded 18 career Super Late Model triumphs at ‘Wisconsin’s Fastest Half Mile’ which was once known as Capital in Bickle’s Championship years but has been called Madison International Speedway since it was reopened in 1992.

The Capital Classic marks the first visit to MIS for the ‘Alive for 5 Series’ which calls Dells Raceway Park home. In the season opening Alive for 5 ‘Icebreaker 100’ at DRP, Bickle finished third behind race winner Casey Johnson and Skylar Holzhausen. The former NASCAR standout followed that up with a runner-up finish last Sunday in the Joe Shear Classic at MIS, having many in the crowd commenting that Bickle is back, including himself. Post race he commented to Speed 51, “Everybody thought I was over the hill, but guess what? I’m going to kick their asses this year somewhere along the line.” Bickle’s most recent Super Late Model victory came in 2017 at MIS and the 5-time Snowball Derby Champion is amongst the favorites for the ‘Capital Classic Twin 50’s’.

The Alive for 5 Super Late Models will be joined by a full night of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action featuring the NASCAR Late Models, MISfitz and Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits. Pit Gates open at 2:30pm, Practice begins at 4pm, Spectator gates open at 6pm, Time Trials are set for 6:15pm with the first race at 7:30pm. Adult general admission tickets are $20, Whelen Heroes/Seniors $18, Students (12-17) are $15, Kids ages 6-11 are $5 with ages 5 and under admitted free. Get up to two adult admissions and up to four admissions for ages 17 and under for $50 with the MIS Family Pass. Madison International Speedway is located at 1122 Sunrise Road in Oregon, WI, just south of Highway 138. The Friday Night Race Season will kick off Friday Night May 17 with a full NASCAR Program including the first ever MISfitz race plus 6shooters followed by the Bandit Big Rig Series racing full size Semi Trucks on Friday Night May 24. For additional information including tickets please visit