It’s a double header this week at Madison with the One on One Street Drags on Thursday followed by Kids’ Night at the Races on Friday.
The action begins on Thursday with the monthly One on One Street Drags on our 300 foot drag strip on the front stretch where it’s all about having fun and bragging rights. There are brackets for just about every type of motorized vehicle along with a Shine ‘n’ Show Contest. Pit gates and grandstands open at 6:00 with practice / “grudge” racing at 6:30 and bracket racing slated for 7:30. A Pit Pass is $10.00 with a $10.00 entry fee per bracket. Grandstand admission is also $10.00.
On Friday night it’s twice the excitement at Madison with double features on tap for the Whelen All American NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, and Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits. But the racing action doesn’t end there as the Bandoleros and Legends will also be on track for their third visits of the season. It’s all part of Kids’ Night at Madison where the young fans 11 and under are admitted free.
All children are invited to bring their bikes, big wheels, and power wheels to the speedway on Friday for on-track racing action during intermission. That’s right…the kids will be part of the show with their own set of races on the track in front of the fans. There’s also all kinds of fun to be had at the Sue McKarns Memorial Playground, the best short track play facility in the United States. Young fans can be part of opening ceremonies or be trophy presenters as part of activities at the Quest Industrial Kids’ Club.. They will also have an opportunity to race their way around the Capital Speedway Slot Car Track. Plus there’s great food at the concession stands sure to please the tastebuds of any fan.
With only two more points nights (3 races) on the 2017 schedule after this Friday, Jeremy Miller leads the Late Models championship hunt with 609 points with Bobby Wilberg just twenty-six points behind in second followed by Zack Riddle, Michael Bilderback, and Will Rece. Robert Hansberry Jr. is the leader in the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman with 682 points followed by Mike Taylor and Ray Hellenbrand. Dave Schmidt is in search of his first Madison track championship in the Bandits and has a fifty point lead over past champion Dan Snyder.
Grandstands on Friday open at 6:00 with qualifying at 6:15 and racing at 7:30. Adult admission is just $12.00 with Whelen Heroes / Seniors at $10.00 / Students 12-17 are $8.00 / Kids 11 and under are free. A “Family” ticket is just $30.00 and is good for two adults and up to four students.