Friday Night Under the Lights is Back This Week at Madison

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It’s the Pepsi Season Opener at Madison International Speedway this Friday night with Whelen All American Series NASCAR Late Models, Sportsman, and Bandits all in action. The first 1,000 fans will also receive a free Pepsi Racing poster.

This is the second year under the NASCAR sanction at Madison with weekly racing continuing every Friday night (except July 1) until September 2nd. This means MIS will be your destination of choice each and every Friday night this spring and summer. Pit gates for this Friday open at 2:30 with practice at 4:00, qualifying at 6:15 and racing at 7:30.

A very competitive field of weekly racers will take to Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile and the Ring of Fire this season as they not only battle it out for a track championship but also possible state and national racing honors as part of the NASCAR Hometrack program. Champions crowned in 2015 included Zack Riddle (Late Models), Ryan Goldade (Sportsman), and Dan Snyder (Bandits).

Fans will notice many improvements and additions around the speedway including the new Capital Speedway Slot Car Club featuring the best slot car racing in the region. The very popular “Family Pricing” initiative returns in 2016 too along with the Whelen Hero Discount for all public safety employees and veterans who can save $2 off regular admission.

New items at the concession stand in 2016 include a bacon wrapped hotdog known as the Mad Dog and the Buffalo Fries. Both items were very big sellers at the Joe Shear Classic and are a “must have” when you come to MIS.

See you this Friday night at Madison for the weekly racing season opener.

Note to Race Teams: An open practice will take place on Thursday, May 12th from 5-8 PM with pit passes set at $15 for members / $20 for non-members.

One on One Street Drags Debut on May 19th

The debut of One on One Street Drags on a 300 foot drag strip on the front stretch will take place on Thursday, May 19th. Five racing events are on the schedule from May to September with the primary purpose being to have fun.

Over a dozen different types of divisions will be featured so rest assured that there’s a division for nearly all types of cars, trucks, vans, and motorcycles. Pit gates open at 6:00, practice and “grudge runs” at 6:30 with bracket racing beginning at 7:30. A “Shine and Show” car contest will also take place during each of the Thursday Night Street Drag events.

It’s an opportunity for anyone to come out and race with us at Madison. Cost to race or watch is just $10.00.

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Buck Night / Mad Town Meltdown Coming on May 20th

Bring your appetite and thirst to the speedway on Friday, May 20th for the return of Buck Night with all concessions just $1 / beer is $2. This was one of the most popular promotions last season and it’s back again this year with two nights schedule. Buck Night is also on the schedule for July 15th.

It’s been a few years since Tim Cox wheeled his winged sprint car around the track to the tune of a 14.770 lap. Now we’re looking for someone to eclipse that mark at the Mad Town Meltdown on Friday, May 20th. A total of $1000 will be awarded to the driver who can set the new track record. Any vehicle that can basically fit on and around the track is welcome to take the challenge. The Super Late Model track record of 17.245 set by Chris Wimmer is also up for a $1000 challenge for any stock car to take home.

A full night of racing action is also on tap with Late Models, Sportsman, Bandits, and Vintage Racing of Illinois all on the track for a night of the best weekly racing.

Kids’ Night / Candy Scramble Set for May 27th

Our first Kids’ Night of the season takes place on Friday, May 27th when all kids 11 and under receive free admission. Festivities during the night include the “Candy Scramble” and a free collector MIS water bottle for the first 500 kids. Racing action features the NASCAR Late Models, Sportsman, and Midwest Compact Touring Series.

June is the Biggest Month of Racing Ever at Madison

It’s going to be a big month of racing in June at Madison International Speedway. Here’s proof of the big shows coming…

June 3rd: Must See Racing Sprint Series featuring Winged 410 Open Wheeled Sprint Cars for 30 Laps
June 10th: Badgerland Challenge (Round One)
June 17th: Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge Round 1
June 19th: ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
June 24th: Salute to America Night featuring Big 8 Late Models, Great Northern Sportsman, and Midwest Dash Series plus the area’s biggest and best fireworks display

Remember you can follow us on Facebook / Twitter at MISRacing or contact the track at 608.835.9700.