Big Rigs Take Over Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile this Friday Night

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This Friday night the Bandit Big Rig Series returns to Madison International Speedway for their second ever visit this Friday night. See the “Iron Giants of the Asphalt” racing at high speeds around Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile. That’s right you’ll see Volvos, Peterbilts, Macks, Western Stars, and Freightliners racing side by side. A solid field of “truckers” are expected to make the journey to Madison.

Tommy Boileau made the long haul from Colorado in 2017 to pick up the checkered flag in the 25 lap feature. The ground will shake as these big rigs race around the half-mile at speeds approaching 100 mph.

Fans are invited to check out the Kids’ Zone, Vendor Row, and Fan Series Truck Show. All kids 8 and under are free.

Race gates will open at 3:00 PM with a Bandit Meet and Greet from 5:00 – 6:15 PM with racing slated to begin at 7:00 PM.

If you were here in 2017 you definitely want to be here this Friday. If you missed it two seasons ago, it’s your time to redeem yourself. For more information visit the series website at

Street Drags Back on August 8th

Be here on Thursday, August 8th for the One on One Street Drags plus Shine n Show Contest. Entry fees are $10.00 with pit passes also $10.00. Grandstand admission is also $10.00. Pits open at 6:00 with practice and grudge racing beginning at 6:30 and racing at 7:30. Come out and see more than 200 competitors in more than a dozen divisions.

Kids’ Night is August 9th

It’s Union 464 Kids’ Night coming up on Friday, August 9th.

See the NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock MISfitz, Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits and the Bandoleros all in action. Bobby Wilberg (Late Models), Dave Edwards (MISfitz), and Jeremy Bredeson (Bandits) are your current point leaders with four feature events remaining on the 2019 schedule.

But the night really belongs to the young fans as all kids 11 and under will be admitted free plus there will be bike, big wheel, and power wheel races during intermission. Can it get any better? How about over $3000 worth of new bikes that have been donated so far to be given away to these young fans.

Adult admission is $14.00 / Whelen Heroes and Seniors $12.00 / Students $8.00 / 11 and under are free. A “Family” ticket that includes up to two adults plus four students is just $30.00.

Matt Kenseth and ARCA Midwest Tour Return on August 16th

See the return of Matt Kenseth as he competes in the ARCA Midwest Tour Howie Lettow Classic 100 presented by Zimbrick Chevrolet on Friday, August 16th. Kenseth, the 1994 Madison champion, last raced here in 2014 when he picked up his 27th win at the track.

The ARCA Midwest Tour is making its second stop of the season at Madison after Bubba Pollard took home the win in the Joe Shear Classic back in May.

Also on track will be the third appearance of the year by the Midwest Truck Series along with the four cylinder Midwest Dash Series.

A VIP Meet and Greet Party will take place allowing fans the opportunity to attend a Q&A session with the 2003 NASCAR Cup Champion, get up to two items autographed and have a professional picture taken with Kenseth. The VIP Experience will include a custom ticket good for the VIP area and general admission seating, water and soft drinks as well as the autograph and photo opportunities listed above. A limited number of VIP Experience Passes are available for advance purchase at for $108 each.

Adult general admission tickets for the Howie Lettow Classic are just $20, with Whelen Heroes and Senior tickets $18, students ages 12-17 are $15, ages 6-11 $5 with kids ages 5 and under admitted free. Take advantage of the MIS Family Ticket and get up to two adult admissions and up to four youth admissions ages 17 and under for $50. Spectator gates will open at 3:30pm, practice begins at 4pm with qualifying getting underway at 6:15pm.

Buck Night is Back on August 23rd

It’s our second “Buck Night” of the season on Friday, August 23rd with all concessions just $1.00 and beer for $2.00. Bring your hunger, bring your thirst, and treat all of your friends to a night of fun at the track.

Racing action includes the NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock MISfitz, Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits, and this season’s second visit from the Central States Region Super Cups. It’s also Autograph Night at the speedway so try to see if you can get an autograph from every driver…it’s been done before.

Adult admission is $14.00 / Whelen Heroes and Seniors $12.00 / Students 12-17 $8.00 / Kids 6-11 $5.00 / 5 and under free. A Family ticket is just $30.00.

Whelen Engineering Season Championship Night is August 30th

The NASCAR Whelen All American Series at Madison comes to a close on August 30th with double features in the Late Models, MISfitz, Bandits, and 6Shooters. See track champions crowned in the three NASCAR divisions as it all comes down to this one final night.

Twice the fun…twice the excitement as Late Model drivers from other NASCAR tracks in the region will be on hand to earn points towards state, regional, and possibly national championships.

Adult admission is $14.00 / Whelen Heroes and Seniors $12.00 / Students 12-17 $8.00 / Kids 6-11 $5.00 / 5 and under are free. A “Family” ticket is just $30.00.