Buck Night is Friday at Madison

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Buck Night is back at Madison International Speedway this Friday night. That means that all concessions are just $1.00 with beer just $2.00. Those prices are good for the entire night of exciting racing action that features five divisions: NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock MISfitz, Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits, Roto Rooter 6Shooters, and the Central States Region Super Cups.

Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, brats and more are just $1.00 each. Bring your family, friends, thirst, and appetite this Friday night. If you’ve ever said that you need to treat your friends to a night at the races, this is your night!

On track action features five divisions highlighted by the NASCAR Late Models who have yet to see a repeat winner this season. John Baumeister Jr., Rusty Hansen, and Brian Beale have taken home checkered flags so far in 2019. Expect to see some visiting drivers taken on Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile in anticipation of the Big 8 race on June 28th.

One of the most unique divisions in the Midwest, the Dave’s White Rock MISfitz, is rapidly gaining in popularity as drivers must keep their lap times at twenty seconds or higher. The division has featured as many as seven different styles of vehicles so far this year. Bobby Frisch and his 602 Late Model have raced to two wins this season while Gary Hellenbrand picked up the other victory.

Steve Dickson, Nick Schmidt, and Ronnie Osborne have picked up wins in the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits while Randy Grancorvitz and Dan Bishop notched their first-ever wins in the Roto Rooter 6Shooters. The Super Cups have appeared at Madison for more than a decade and raced once here in 2018. All three divisions compete on the Ring of Fire.

Four track records have been set so far this season at Madison: Dave Schmidt (Bandits), Carter Nilson (Bandoleros), Scott Riedner (MISfitz), and Chandler Smith (ARCA).

Pit gates open at 3:30 with practice at 5:00, qualifying at 6:15, and racing at 7:30. Adult ticket prices are $14.00 with Seniors / Whelen Heroes at $12.00, Students 12-17 $8.00, Children 6-11 $5.00, and five and under are free. A “Family” ticket good for up to two adults and four students / children is just $30.00.

Salute to America Night is June 28th

The most anticipated night of the racing season is back on Friday, June 28th when the USAC Silver Crown and Big 8 Late Models come to town along with the area’s biggest and best aerial and ground fireworks program from Spielbauer Fireworks.

If you haven’t been to Madison for a Salute to America fireworks program then now is the time to bring the entire family out for a night of thrills and booms as the entire display will be directly overhead while you sit in the grandstand. If you were here last year you know exactly what we’re talking about. Let’s see what surprises the guys from Spielbauer Fireworks have in story for us this year.

The USAC Silver Crown cars are back for the second straight season at Madison and will be battling it out in the Bytec Inc. Dairyland 100. Last year Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, California, who is the all-time winningest driver in the Silver Crown Series, held off Bobby Santos and Justin Grant topping a nineteen car field to pick up the checkered flag in the open wheel event. Grant set the track record in qualifying with a lap of 16.870 (106.97 mph). Silver Crown cars have a 96” wheel base and weigh a minimum of 1625 pounds. They will easily top speeds of 100 mph on the half-mile.

The Madison race will be the sixth of the 2019 season for the Silver Crown cars who compete on both asphalt and dirt. David Byrne of Shullsburg, Wisconsin, is currently third in points and will be looking to pick up his first win of the season. Swanson has two wins this year with Brady Bacon, Tyler Courtney, and Kyle Hamilton also notching victories. More information about the series is available at usacracing.com.

The biggest late model event of the season is on tap when the Big 8 Late Models battle it out in the Salute to America 48. It’s hard to believe that this is the 20th race for the Big 8 cars at Madison dating back to 2005. Last year Michael Bilderback picked up the win in the twenty-eight car field. Four drivers have multiple wins in Big 8 events at Madison: Jeremy Miller (4), and Ross Kenseth, Dale Nottestad, and Zack Riddle each winning a pair. Other winners include Brady Liddle, Austin Nason, Jon Reynolds Jr., Steve Rubeck, John Baumeister Jr., Ryan Carlson, Brian Hoppe, and Tim Sauter.

Pit gates open at 3:00 with practice at 4:45, qualifying at 6:15 and racing at 7:30. Adult ticket prices are $20.00 with Seniors / Whelen Heroes $18.00, Students 12-17 $10.00, Children 6-11 $5.00, and five and under free. A “Family” ticket is just $40.00.

There will be no racing on Friday, July 5th so that fans may enjoy Fourth of July events in their local communities.