There’s a lot at stake for weekly racers at Madison International Speedway in 2017.
Drivers participating in the Whelen All American Series at the NASCAR Home Track will be competing for a share of over $15,000 in season point fund money just for racing at Madison. Weekly divisions are the Late Models, Sportsman, and Bandits.
The track champion in the Late Models will receive $3000 with the Sportsman winner taking home $1000 and the Bandits champion getting $500. The top ten in each division will receive point fund money plus additional contingencies.
In addition to the season point fund money at Madison, drivers will also compete for $3000 in “Fast Dash” money in the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash Series and $1300 in bonus money in the “Ultimate Challenge” from the United Race Fans of Wisconsin.
Weekly racers are also eligible for state and national honors. Those awards are based on a driver’s best 18 NASCAR points finishes which means races at Rockford Speedway or LaCrosse can figure into national points. Nearly sixty tracks in North America are part of the NASCAR Home Track program.
To be eligible for point fund money and honors drivers must have a NASCAR license and display appropriate decals. For events that are noted as NASCAR sanctioned races, you must have a NASCAR license to race. The cost for a season license is $100 for Bandits and Sportsman with a Late Model NASCAR license is $200. These licenses provide you $1 million of insurance coverage at NASCAR sanctioned events and the license is valid at all NASCAR race tracks. The license does NOT provide you the $1 million insurance policy on non-NASCAR sanctioned nights.
Limited term licenses are also available for non-members.
NASCAR membership will also save drivers $10.00 at the pit gate for most weekly racing events at Madison.
Weekly racing begins at Madison on Friday, May 19th and continues until Whelen Engineering NASCAR Championship Night on September 1st.