Howie Lettow Memorial 50 and Salute to Ag Night this Friday at MIS

The Howie Lettow Memorial 50 comes to Madison this Friday night for round three of the Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge which is all part of Salute to Agriculture Night at MIS. The American Ethanol Super Trucks, Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits, and Roto Rooter 6Shooters will also be in action.

Jeremy Miller leads the Triple Crown Challenge points going into the final race. Miller has 204 points followed by Paul Shafer Jr.(195), Jeff Storm (172), Dave Feiler (165), and Dale Nottestad (148). Ty Majeski and Casey Johnson were the winners in the first two rounds.

Past Triple Crown champions include Chris Wimmer (2014), Casey Johnson (2013), and Nathan Haseleu (2012).

For more information on the Howie Lettow Memorial go to http://misracing.com/howie-lettow-memorial-comes-to-madison/

Special events are being planned to recognize the important role agriculture plays in our region and several well known names in the agricultural world will also be on hand.

Once again we encourage all of you to come to the pits after the races and meet the drivers, get autographs, etc. Kids should also sign up for exciting prizes at the Turn Four Kids’ Club and stop by DJ’s to play the “Spin to Win” game.

Championship Chase Update

Zack Riddle has a slight lead over Dale Nottestad 755-737 in the Whelen All American Late Model standings. Jeremy Miller is third in the standings with 620 points followed by John Beale (587) and Kevin Knuese (577).

Defending champion Ryan Goldade continues to lead the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman with an 964-921 advantage over Robert Hansberry. Steve Anderson is in third place (774) followed by Mike Taylor (752) and Ray Hellenbrand (664).

Dan Snyder is looking to make it two straight championships in the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits. Snyder leads with 899 points followed by Nick Schmidt (844), Brandon DeLacy (809), Steve Dickson (799) and David Schmidt (765).

First Supply Dash Points

A separate point fund / standings are maintained for the First Supply Dash Series in our three weekly divisions. Here are the top three in each class:

Late Models: Zack Riddle-36, Dale Nottestad- 27, John Beale -24
Sportsman: Ryan Goldade- 42, Robert Hansberry- 41, Steve Anderson- 35
Bandits: Nick Schmidt- 41, Brandon DeLacy- 37, Dan Snyder- 37

Friday Night Rewind

Congratulations to feature winners Steve Anderson and Jacob Nottestad who both picked up their first-ever feature wins at Madison in the Sportsman and Legends respectively.

Anderson took the lead on the final lap enroute to his checkered flag while Nottestad held off Aaron Moyer for the win on the “Ring of Fire.”

A major accident involving several cars in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Models brought out the red flag in their feature. After a lengthy clean up the skies opened up over MIS and the heavy rain put an end to the night of racing.

As a result of the rain the Bandits feature was also washed out along with the School Bus Jump. The Late Model and Bandit features plus the School Bus Jump will be made up on August 28th.

Full race report at misracing.com.

Hall of Fame Class of 2015

It’s time now to nominate individuals for our next class of the MIS Hall of Fame. The nominations will remain open until August 21st with winners announced on September 4th.

Here is the link to make your nomination: misracing.com/mis-hall-of-fame-nomination-form/

There are so many worthy individuals for the Hall of Fame we are really looking for your suggestions. Remember it can be drivers, owners / promoters, track officials, car owners, etc. Our website does have listing of past track champions and all-time feature winners. However, the information is far from complete as we have very little from support divisions in the seventies and eighties and not many records prior to 1969. This is where we need your help.

Exciting Events Still to Come in August

It’s hard to believe, but we only have two more Friday nights of racing in August. Here’s what’s on tap for next week at MIS…

Scout Night presented by DeWalt is on tap for August 28th featuring the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits, and the Central States Super Cups. This will be a big night of racing with the addition of the Late Model and Bandit features from August 14th plus the School Bus Jump.

Season Championships on September 4th

The final race of the weekly racing program will be held on Friday, September 4th with Whelen Engineering Championship Night with track champions crowned in our three weekly NASCAR divisions. Extended features will take place in all three divisions.

Mountain Dew presents Friday Night Fright on September 11th…Tailgator and Mechanical Mischief Monster Trucks, Demolition Derby, Skid Cars, Ugly Trucks, Stock Car Football and more.

We will be looking for participants for Friday Night Fright so contact Gregg at 608.835.9700 if interested.

That’s all for now…see you this and every Friday night at MIS.