The Super Late Models are back at Madison this Friday night for Round One of the seventh annual Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge. Experience the excitement of the high speed super late model racing on Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile. Friday night’s race will be the 650th Super Late Model event on the half-mile at Madison since 1969.
Last year Minnesota driver Dan Fredrickson took home the overall title. Fredrickson, Rich Bickle Jr., and Paul Shafer Jr. captured wins in 2017. Drivers from throughout the region are expected to make the trip to Madison for 50 laps of high speed action.
Previous overall winners of the “Challenge” include Casey Johnson (2013, 2016), Jeremy Miller (2015), Chris Wimmer (2014), and Nathan Haseleu (2012). Twenty-three races have been run in the series with Travis Sauter picking up seven feature wins.
Round Two is slated for July 6th with Round 3 and the Howie Lettow Classic scheduled for August 24th.
Also in action will be the Midwest Truck Series, Central States Region Super Cups, and the season debut of the Roto Rooter 6Shooters.
This will be the second appearance of the season for the Midwest Trucks with James Swan picking up the win back on May 6th when twenty-two trucks took the green flag. This will be the 181st Midwest Truck Series on the half-mile at Madison.
Adults tickets are $18.00 with Seniors / Whelen Heroes $16.00 / Students 12-17 $10.00 / Kids 6-11 $5.00 / 5 and under free. A “Family” ticket is just $40.00 and includes two adults and up to four students / kids.
Pit gates open at 2:30 with practice at 4:00, qualifying at 6:15, and racing at 7:30.
Kids’ Night is June 8th
Celebrate the completion of the school year by coming out to the track on Friday, June 8th for the first of our three Pellitteri Waste Systems Kids’ Night events where all kids eleven and under will be admitted free. HIghlighting the night for the kids will be our annual Oregon Community Bank $1000 Coin Scramble taking place on the track during intermission.
Four divisions will be on-track including the NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits and the first appearance of the season for the Bandoleros.
Street Drags Return on June 14th
See more than 200 cars, trucks, and motorcycles on our 300 foot drag strip when the popular One on One Street Drags return on Thursday, June 14th with pit gates opening at 6:00 PM, practice and “grudge” racing at 6:30, and bracket racing commencing at 7:30. Entry fees are just $10.00 per bracket with pit passes / grandstand admissions also $10.00.
If you’ve thought about racing…now’s the time. There’s a division for everyone.
ARCA Racing Series Coming on June 15th
The tenth appearance at Madison for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards comes to town on Friday, June 15th for the running of the Herr’s Potato Chips 200.
The series made three visits in the early 1970’s before coming back to Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile in 2011. The series brings with it a rich tradition that dates back to 1953 which ironically was the same year racing began at Madison.
But what the series also comes to the table with is a preview of the future stars of racing.
For example, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Ty Dillon (2011), Chris Buescher (2011-2012), Alex Bowman (2011), Erik Jones (2012), and Chase Elliott (2012) all made the trip to Madison as part of the ARCA Racing Series. NASCAR XFinity and Camping World Truck Series drivers including Grant Enfinger, Brennan Poole, Kyle Benjamin, Brandon Jones, Austin Wayne Self, Matt Tifft, Ben Rhodes, and Chase Briscoe have all raced at Madison since 2011.
This year Eagle River, Wisconsin, driver Natalie Decker returns to Madison racing for Venturini Motorsports. Decker has raced at Madison in both Super Late Model and Midwest Trucks divisions.
The one day event will begin with ARCA practice from 1:15 – 3:00 PM and qualifying at 5:00. Following qualifying will be an on-track autograph session with racing beginning at 8:00 PM. See live pit stops on the front stretch along with some of the most talented drivers battling it out on Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile. Last year Maine driver Austin Theriault took home the checkered flag.
Discounted tickets for the Friday, June 15 Herr’s Potato Chips 200 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards are now on sale at 27 Menards stores across southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
The offer for discounted tickets will remain in place up through June 14. Tickets purchased at participating Menards stores are available for just $20, which is $10 off the raceday gate price of $30. Kids 6 – 11 are just $10 at the track gate. Kids 5 and under are free.
So much excitement coming to Madison…see you this Friday.