It’s Back…Buck Night Returns to Madison this Friday

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Buck Night is back this Friday night at Madison along with racing action in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits, and the Roto Rooter 6Shooters. It’s also Autograph Night presented by the UPS Store of Stoughton who will be presenting checkered flags to the young fans as they enter while supplies last.

This is definitely the week to bring your friends and family out to the races and treat them to some great food and drink as part of Buck Night at Madison. Concessions are priced at just $1.00 with beer for just $2.00! You read that correctly! For example, you can order a couple of cheeseburgers, fries, and a beer and pay just $5.00. A “buck” for brats, hot dogs, sodas, and more. You can’t beat it as it’s sure to put a smile on George Washington’s face.

It’s also our annual Autograph Night so fans of all ages will have an opportunity to meet and greet their favorite drivers. So pick up a checkered flag and see how many autographs you can get this Friday night.

Only two nights remain on the NASCAR Weekly Racing Program at Madison with action this Friday and Season Championship Night on September 1st.

The points chase in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Models is tight between Jeremy Miller and Bobby Wilberg with Miller leading by just 19 points (797-778). Miller, the only Late Model driver to win two features this season, is seeking his fifth track championship in the division. Wilberg, who has twelve championships at Madison, is seeking his fourth Late Model title and is looking for back to back honors. Past champion Zack Riddle is currently in third place just 94 behind Miller. Rockford Speedway and Big 8 point leader Michael Bilderback is currently in fourth place while leading Rookie of the Year driver Will Rece rounds out the top five. Rece has a 61 point lead over Brian Beale in the Rookie of the Year race. Riddle is the leader in the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash Series.

The chase for the track championship is wide open with Friday’s race and double features next week the only events remaining on the schedule. LaCrosse Speedway point leader Nick Panitzke will be back at Madison this Friday after picking up a win in his first appearance of the season on August 11th. He is also the current Wisconsin point leader in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series. Jesse Saunders, a former Super Late Model driver who headed south to work on Jimmy Johnson’s team, will also be making his return to Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile after more than five years.

Adding more intrigue to this Friday’s Late Model race is the United Race Fans of Wisconsin Ultimate Challenge that now stands at $1200 if the fast qualifier elects to start in the rear of the field and can pick up the win. If the fast qualifier passes on the opportunity, the offer then goes to the second fastest and possibly the third fastest qualifier.

Three-time champion Robert Hansberry Jr. leads the standings in the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman with 845 points which is fifty-five ahead of Mike Taylor. Ray Hellenbrand, Gary Hellenbrand, and Tim Wondrash complete the top five. Bryan Hellenbrand is the leading rookie while Hansberry Jr. also shows the way in the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash Series.

David Schmidt is seeking his first track championship at Madison in the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits. Schmidt has a 768-709 point lead over two-time track champion Dan Snyder with McKayla Adams, Steve Dickson, and Bill Kohn in the top five. Schmidt has a one point lead over Dickson in the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash Series.

The Roto Rooter 6Shooters will also be in action on the “Ring of Fire” this Friday night. This entry level division will also be in action on Friday, September 8th.

Pit gates open at 3:30 PM followed by Chapel at 4:15, Practice at 5:00, Grandstands Open at 6:00, Qualifying at 6:15, and Racing at 7:30. Adult ticket prices are $12.00 with Seniors / Whelen Heroes at $10.00 / Students 12-17 at $8.00 / Kids 6-11 at $5.00 / Five and under are free. A “Family Ticket” is just $30.00 and includes two adults and up to four students / children for just $30.00…a potential savings of over $30.00.

Madison International Speedway is family owned and operated and we appreciate your continued support of local racing.