Friday Night Belongs to the Kids at Madison

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This Friday night is the first of three Kids’ Nights at Madison International Speedway featuring free admission for all kids 11 and under. Intermission will be all about the kids with the annual $1000 coin scramble sponsored by Oregon Community Bank taking place on the frontstretch. Kids will be allowed on the track to pick up as many coins as they can handle with separate areas designated for different ages. It’s all about fun this Friday at Madison.

Five racing divisions will be in action this Friday with the NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits, Roto Rooter 6Shooters, and the first of three appearances by the Bandoleros featuring the fastest kids on wheels.

John Baumeister Jr. and Rusty Hansen have taken home checkered flags in the first two events for the NASCAR Late Models. The new division, the MISfitz, have seen two different winners in their first two races with Gary Hellenbrand and Bobby Frisch getting the wins. The Kings of the Ring, the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits, have seen Nick Schmidt and Ronnie Osborne garner wins in their first two outings. The Roto Rooter 6Shooters will make their second appearance of 2019 as they take to the track as a true entry level division with cars costing less than $800. See the stars of the future in the Bandolero division as kids from throughout the upper midwest come to Madison to take on the Ring of Fire.

Pit gates open at 3:30 with practice at 5:00, qualifying at 6:15, and racing at 7:30. Grandstands open at 6:00. Adult admission is $14.00 with Whelen Heroes / Seniors at $12.00 and Students 12-17 just $8.00. A family ticket good for up to two adults and four students is just $30.00.

Thank You Whelen Heroes

Madison International Speedway offers the Whelen Hero Ticket, a discounted ticket for past and serving members of our Nation’s military as well as current police, fire and emergency medical service employees at each event held at ‘Wisconsin’s Fastest Half Mile’. The Whelen Hero ticket discount can be received by simply showing proper identification at the ticket window each event.

Whelen Engineering Company is a proud American manufacturer of emergency lights and warning sirens. These systems are used by law enforcement, fire, rescue, EMT and DOT professionals throughout the country. Whelen Engineering is the proud sponsor of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. All of Whelen’s products are designed and manufactured in America.

Street Drags Set for June 13th

The popular One on One Street Drags are back on Thursday, June 13th as vehicles from throughout the region come to Madison to race it out on the 300 foot dragstrip located on the frontstretch. More than 250 entries are expected to compete.

More than fifteen different divisions means there’s a bracket for just about every type of vehicle. Most of the cars are street legal so check out the rules at our website for more information. Entrants may also participate in the very popular Shine n Show Car Contest.

It’s all about having fun so this probably isn’t the place to race if you’re too serious.

Pit passes are just $10.00 with entry fees just $10.00 per bracket. Grandstand admission is also just $10.00.

Pit gates open at 6:00 PM with practice / grudge racing at 6:30 PM followed by bracket racing at 7:30 PM.

ARCA Menards Series Comes to Town on June 14th

See drivers from across the country come to Madison on Friday, June 14th for the running of the Shore Lunch 200 for the ARCA Menards Series. This race will feature 200 laps of exciting racing with live pit stops on pit road in front of the grandstand.

Last year Chandler Smith picked up the win in his first-ever visit to MIS. The series is best known for featuring some of the best young talent in the country who are on the fast track to making a name for themselves on a national level.

The ARCA Menards Series made their first stop at Madison back in 1970 when Iowa’s Ramo Stott captured the checkered flag. After two more races in the 70’s won by Tom Bowsher in 1971 and Bruce Gould in 1973, the series didn’t return to Madison until 2011. Other past winners include Alex Bowman (2011), Chris Buescher (2012), Kyle Benjamin (2013), Justin Boston (2014), Josh Williams (2016), and Austin Theriault (2017).

Practice is from 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM with qualifying at 5:00 PM followed by an on-track autograph session with racing at 8:00 PM.

Adult tickets are $30.00 with Seniors / Whelen Heroes / Students 12-17 at $25.00 / Kids 6-11 at $10.00 / 5 and under are free. A $60.00 Family ticket will be good for two adults and up to four students / kids.

Discounted advance tickets are on sale at all area Menards stores.

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Madison International Speedway is located two miles east of Oregon / four miles west of Stoughton just south of Highway 138 on Sunrise Road.