Double Header of Action at Madison this Week

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Things are heating up in July at Madison International Speedway with a double header of action on tap for this Thursday and Friday night.

The July edition of the One on One Street Drags takes to the 300 foot dragstrip this Thursday night with over 250 competitors in fifteen divisions battling it out for bragging rights. It’s both fun and affordable with entry fees just $10.00 per division, pit passes only $10.00, and grandstand seats just $10.00. There is literally a division for just about anything with wheels from cars, trucks, motorcycles, ATVs, and more. Pit gates open at 6:00 PM with “Grudge” racing and practice at 6:30 followed by bracket racing at 7:30. The popular “Shine n Show” contest will also take place where the fans have a chance to choose the best appearing vehicle.

It’s Bobcat of Janesville Night this Friday whenNASCAR Whelen All American racing returns with the four Madison divisions in action: NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock MISfitz, Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits, and Roto Rooter 6Shooters.

Plus see the first-ever Super Late Model Ring of Fire Shootout and see who will take the challenge to battle it out on the small track. The Supers have never raced on the quarter mile so let’s see who’s going to throw their hat in the “ring” for this race.

Pit gates open at 3:30 with practice at 5:00, qualifying at 6:20, and racing at 7:30. Adult admission is $15.00 / $12.00 for Seniors and Whelen Heroes / $8.00 for students 12-17 / $5.00 for kids 6-11 / free for five and under. The very popular “Family” pass that includes admission for up to two adults and four students / kids is available for just $30.00.

Multi-time track champion Bobby Wilberg is the current point leader for the NASCAR Late Models. The division has competed four times this season with four different feature winners: Wilberg, John Baumeister Jr., Rusty Hansen, and Brian Beale. See if a fifth different driver can pick up the win on Friday.

Gary Hellenbrand, Tyler Hansen, and Bobby Frisch (2) have notched feature wins in the new Dave’s White Rock MISfitz division that features cars from a variety of different divisions including Sportsman, Mid American, Modifieds, and 602 Late Models Dave Edwards is the current point leader.

The Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits are yet to have a repeat winner in 2019 with Ronnie Osborne, Steve Dickson, Jeremy Bredeson, and Nick Schmidt all taking home a checkered flag. Defending champion Nick Schmidt is the current point leader.

A record high twenty-three 6Shooters were on hand in June as the division continues to grow in popularity. If you’ve ever said “I can do that” when it comes to racing, this is your chance to give it a try for as little as $600.

Complete point standings available at

Kids’ Night and Double Features on July 19th

Fink’s Paving present Kids’ Night at Madison International Speedway.

The second night for the kids in the 2019 season will take place on Friday, June 19th with free admission for all our young fans 11 and under plus there will be a candy scramble for the young fans during intermission.

On track you’ll see the point races really heat up when double features take place in the four divisions: NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock MISfitz, Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits, and the Bandoleros.

The night belongs to the kids on the 19th so bring out your kids, their friends, and their friends’ friends for a night of fun and excitement.

Toys for Tots Christmas in July is the 26th

It’s Christmas in July at Madison on the 26th when we celebrate our first annual Toys for Tots Christmas in July.

Adult admission is just $5 with a new toy donation. Racing action features something for everyone with the Midwest Trucks, 602 Late Models, Hobby Stocks, Illini Midgets and Roto Rooter 6shooters all on track for a night of excitement.

The Midwest Trucks were born at Madison and always put on a great show. The 602 Late Models run with our MISfitz but will have a stand alone event for the first time in speedway history. The Illini Midgets return on the Ring of Fire as will the 6 Shooters. Back by popular demand will be the Hobby Stocks as the “big” cars take to the small track.

It’s going to be a busy month at Madison International Speedway. Bring your friends, bring your family, and support local racing.