It’s a Big Week at Madison: Badgerland Challenge and Street Drags Take to the Track

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It’s a double-header of action at Madison this week with the Badgerland Challenge on Friday night and the second round of the One on One Street Drags in action on Thursday.

It’s Badgerland Challenge Time This Week at Madison

The Badgerland Challenge for Late Models and Sportsman is on tap this Friday night at Madison International Speedway. Bandits and six shooters also racing on the ring of fire.

See the best from Madison, Slinger, Jefferson and beyond battle it out on Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile. Will the stars from Madison be able to hold off the invaders from the east as some of the best drivers from three tracks and beyond set their sights on a Badgerland Challenge win.

The race at Madison is a points race for weekly points plus separate points will be maintained for the three races with an overall winner crowned as well as a traveling trophy presented to the track with the highest overall finishers.

Dale Nottestad (Late Models) and Jason Thoma (Sportsman) won the races at Madison last year with Casey Johnson (Late Models) and Terry Wangsness (Sportsman) winning titles.

The Challenge will then travel to the Slinger Super Speedway on Sunday, July 17th before crowning a champion at Jefferson Speedway on August 20th.

Pit gates open at 3:30 with practice at 5:00, qualifying at 6:15 and racing at 7:30.

Fans remember to take advantage of the great family pricing deals at the speedway.

Street Drags This Thursday Night

The One on One Street Drags are back on Thursday, June 9th. Our first event was very successful with over 70 vehicles taking their shot on the 300 foot drag strip. There’s a bracket for just about any vehicle so here’s your chance to get out and race. The bottom line is it’s all about having fun and racing for pride.

Pit gates will open at 6:00 with practice and “grudge” runs at 6:30 followed by bracket racing starting at 7:30. Pit passes are $10 and it’s $10 to enter a division…cars may enter more than one division provided they are eligible. A driver who has been defeated twice has an opportunity to “buy back” into the bracket for $10.

Spread the word and bring your friends to the One on One Street Drags and the Show and Shine Car Show. This is a perfect opportunity to challenge a family member, co-worker, friend or enemy in either a grudge match or bracket racing.

Friday Night Review

Congratulations to Jimmy McCune, Ryan Goldade, Brandon DeLacy, and Aaron Moyer for picking up feature wins this past Friday night before a great crowd on a night we were able to hold off the precipitation.

McCune topped a field of twelve Must See 410 Winged Sprint Cars with a mid-race pass of Jason Cox. All-time track record holder David Byrne had a strong run going before mechanical issues forced him to the infield. In the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman it was Ryan Goldade picking up his second win of the season by holding off Robert Hansberry Jr. Brandon DeLacy was declared the winner in the Roto Rooter Bandits following a disqualification, and Aaron Moyer won his 18th career feature at Madison in the Legends.

The full racing report plus race by race results, points updates, etc. can be found at our award winning website

ARCA Racing Series Comes to Town on June 18th and 19th

After a one year absence, the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards comes to Madison International Speedway on June 19th for the Montgomery Ward Father’s Day 200 featuring live pit stops and the top drivers in the country taking on Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile.

The series rolls onto the high banks of the half-mile at Madison after stops at Pocono and Michigan International Speedway. Drivers from across the country including many of the top up and coming stars including some with local ties will be here…some setting their sights on Madison for the very first time.

Action will take place on both Saturday and Sunday with the Saturday events including ARCA practice beginning at 12:30 followed by qualifying at 4:00. On Sunday there will be an on-track autograph session from Noon – 1:00 PM followed by the Montgomery Ward Father’s Day 200 at 2:00 PM.

Save money by purchasing advance tickets at area Menards stores.
Race fans and ARCA teams will also have an opportunity to travel to Jefferson Speedway on Saturday, June 18th to enjoy the races. For just $20 fans can board the bus and see all of the racing action at Jefferson. Those wishing to reserve a spot of the bus are encouraged to email

Camping on site at MIS is on a first come, first served basis beginning on Thursday, June 16th at noon. All units will be parked perpendicular along the north fence in the main parking lot. There is no charge for camping and all units must be moved by 10:00 AM on Monday.

Fans can also look forward to several driver appearances at area businesses in the days leading up to the race. Keep up to date by checking our Facebook page as we receive more information.

For more information on the ARCA Racing Series checkout their website at

Super Late Models Back on June 17th for Triple Crown Challenge

The division that made racing at Madison famous returns to Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile in 2016 with the fifth annual Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge.

Round one of the Triple Crown Challenge will take place on Friday, June 17th and kicks off a gigantic racing weekend at Madison. Not only will the Super Late Models be in action on Friday night, but they will be joined by the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, and Midwest Trucks.

The Challenge returns on Friday, July 22nd and concludes on Friday, August 20th with the Howie Lettow Memorial.

Each race is scheduled for 50 action packed laps. A very competitive field of drivers from five states is already lining up to battle it out for the 2016 championship.

Jeremy Miller was the overall champion in 2015 with Majeski picking up two wins and one for Casey Johnson. Previous champions include Chris Wimmer (2014), Johnson (2013), and Nathan Haseleu (2012).

Rules will basically follow those of the ARCA Midwest Tour and can be accessed at the following link:

Information on tire procedures available at

Make plans now to be at Madison for the Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge in 2016. There’s nothing like the sights and sounds of Super Late Models on track at Madison.

Major Events Continue in June

Cap off a big month of racing at Madison with Salute to American Night on Friday, June 24th 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.