Current Top Stars Looking to Keep Kenseth In Check Friday at MIS

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Oregon, WI- It will be far from easy for Matt Kenseth to visit victory lane this Friday Night August 16 when he returns to his home track Madison International Speedway for the Howie Lettow Classic 100 presented by Zimbrick Chevrolet. Though he recorded his 27th career MIS Super Late Model win during his last visit to ‘Wisconsin’s Fastest Half Mile’ during the 2014 season, he will have a full field of ARCA Midwest Tour drivers to contend with including former Lettow victors Ty Majeski and Paul Shafer, Jr as well as fellow MIS Super Late Model Champions Rich Bickle, Jr, Austin Nason, Casey Johnson and Dan Fredrickson. That said, Kenseth, the 1994 Madison International Track Champion continues to have unprecedented success at the high banked paved oval. Since his 2003 NASCAR Championship Season, Kenseth has racked up an additional five wins and two runner-up finishes at MIS.

Here is a quick glance at Matt Kenseth’s Career at MIS:

· 1993 Super Late Model Runner-Up to Robbie Reiser

· 1994 Super Late Model Track Champion

· 1995 Super Late Model Runner-Up to Ron Breese Jr.

· 27 Career Feature Wins (Super Late Models) at Madison (Ranks #5 All-Time)

· 2 Career Feature Wins (Late Models) at Madison

Matt’s 1993 Season at Madison:

· 5 feature wins / 1 fast time

Matt’s 1994 Season at Madison:

· One of the most dominant performances in track history

· 22 years old…he and his dad, Roy, put together a Chevrolet Lumina to race at MIS

· Won 10 of the 17 “Regular Season” Friday night events

· Competed in 16 of the 17 events and he never finished less than 5th

· Won the regular season opener in May and finale in September. Won four consecutive Friday night features from mid-July to mid-August

· Finished championship season with 1227 points…Ken Lund was second with 1043

· Won the 1994 Nationals in July and overall Nationals Title

· Won the Swipe 200 Finale in mid-September

Matt’s 1995 Season at Madison:

· Finished second to Ron Breese Jr. with 1065 points (17 points out of first)

· Won five feature races / 6 fast times

· Won the first race of the Twin 75s at season opener

· Finished 5th in each of the National Twin 100s

Other memorable Madison event:

· 1996: One feature win and one fast time

· 2003: ASA Late Model Feature Win

· 2004: ASA Late Model Feature Win (Set track record for series with a lap of 18.116)

· 2006: Runner-up to Kelly Bires in First Supply All Star Challenge

· 2007: All Star Challenge Winner

· 2009: All Star Challenge Runner-Up to Chris Wimmer

· 2010: All Star Challenge Winner

· 2014: Won Colony Brands 100

The race honors one of the great names in short track racing, Howie Lettow, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 62 following a battle with cancer. Lettow was a highly respected crew chief who led eight different drivers to rookie of the year honors in the American Speed Association. Best known of that group is seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson. Other drivers included Pat Schauer, Scott Hansen, Ken Lund, David Stremme, Ted Musgrave, Steve Holzhausen, Steve Carlson, and Ricky Johnson. Lettow won an ASA championship in 1996 as crew chief for Tony Raines. He also won three straight championships from 2005-2007 in the ASA Late Model Challenge Series with Stephen Leicht, Kelly Bires, and Travis Dassow behind the wheel.

Adult general admission tickets for the Howie Lettow Classic presented by Zimbrick Chevrolet 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. A limited number of VIP Matt Kenseth Meet and Greet tickets are available for $108 each. Spectator gates will open at 3:30 p.m., practice begins at 4 p.m. with qualifying getting underway at 6:15pm. A full racing program which includes the ARCA Midwest Tour Super Late Models, Midwest Trucks and Midwest Dash Series begins at 7:30 p.m. Madison International Speedway is located at 1122 Sunrise Road between Oregon and Stoughton, WI. Visit or call 608-835-9700 for additional information.

2012 Travis Sauter Milwaukee Mile
2013 Kyle Busch Milwaukee Mile
2014 Erik Jones Milwaukee Mile
2015 Ty Majeski Madison International Speedway
2016 Rained Out
2017 Paul Shafer, Jr
2018 Rained Out

Expected Entries
Howie Lettow Classic 100 presented by Zimbrick Chevrolet
ARCA Midwest Tour
Friday Night August 16, 2019
Madison International Speedway, Oregon, WI

29 as of 8/12/19

Car #

Name Hometown State Sponsor Make
4 Luke Fenhaus Wausau WI Kulwicki DDP/Accu-Mix Concrete & Trucking/Ave Mtspts Chevrolet
5 John Beale Verona WI WI Corn Growers Assoc/Evenson Farms/TJ Harron Photography Chevrolet
7 John DeAngelis, Jr Hubertus WI DeAngelis Construction/D+H Demolition Ford
7 Paul Shafer, Jr Portage IN Paul’s Auto Yards/ Chevrolet
8 Billy Mohn New Market MN Airgas/Print Lab Wraps Chevrolet
8 Matt Kenseth Cambridge WI SUPERSEAL Pathfinder
9 Tim Lampman Oak Creek WI Barricade Flasher Service/Wegner Automotive/Lane Automotive Chevrolet
11 Bobby Kendall Montello WI Interstate Sealant & Concrete/Tabitha Pierce American Family Chevrolet
13 Andrew Brocker Jefferson WI American State Equipment Chevrolet
14 Austin Nason Roscoe IL Montgomery Ward/Haase Builders/JRS Shocks Ford
15 Dean LaPointe Marshfield WI Ken Edwards Construction/Chips Hamburgers/K&K Auto Ford
15 Gabe Sommers Plover WI Tasteful Selections Potatoes/Kwik Trip/Wysocki Farms Toyota
34 Brandon Hill Genoa City WI Qwik Mag/Stinebrink’s Piggly Wiggly/Spectrum Coating Dodge
35 Carson Kvapil Mooresville NC Race Engines Ford
36 Dan Fredrickson Lakeville MN Herman’s Landscape Supply/Justman Freight Toyota
39 Andrew Morrissey DeForest WI Club LaMark/B&B Racing Engines/MRI, Inc Ford
44 Justin Mondeik Gleason WI Agra Industries/Aqua Finance/Schaeffer’s Oil/A&A Lock Service Chevrolet
45 Rich Bickle, Jr Edgerton WI T1 Racing/Wegner Automotive/Barnyard to Brickyard Chevrolet
47 Casey Johnson Edgerton WI Valley Gasket/Lake Park Pub/VanZeeland Collision & Paint Ford
52 Ricky Baker Plainfield IL Rod Baker Ford/Illinois Truck and Equipment Ford
71 Blake Brown Twin Lakes WI Kunes Country Stoughton/Uline/Club LaMark/Dave’s White Rock Chevrolet
72 Jacob Goede Carver MN Baby Gowdy/Goetz Trucking/Northern Racing Products Chevrolet
75 Dillon Hammond Grand Marsh WI Hammond  Auto Mauston, WI Chevrolet
76 Jason Weinkauf Merrill WI Professional Drywall/VanDerGeest Cattle/Tiry’s Chevrolet
77 Jonathan Eilen Hampton MN Eilen & Sons Trucking & Landscape/Graber Auto Body Ford
78 Skylar Holzhausen Bangor WI Kempf Logging/Wehrs Machine/Fechner Motors Ford
80 Ryan Farrell Big Bend WI Lingford Construction & Transport/Able Plumbing Chevrolet
88 Rick Corso McHenry IL Adams Auto Body/R.A. Adams Ent/Performance Unlimited Chevrolet
91 Ty Majeski Seymour WI Bolt/Black Diamond/Ken’s Sports Ford