One of the biggest and best Friday night shows of the season will take place this week at Madison as Bobcat of Janesville presents Super Friday with five divisions in action highlighted by the second round of the Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge.
But the excitement doesn’t end there as the Whelen All American NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits, and Roto Rooter 6Shooters will also be on track. This will be the only time in 2017 that you will see all five of these divisions in one night at Madison.
An outstanding field of super late model drivers coming from four states will be on hand to battle it out for 50 laps on Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile. In June, Dan Fredrickson of Lakeville, Minnesota, captured the checkered flag topping a very competitive field. Bobby Wilberg finished second followed by Rich Bickle Jr., Paul Shafer Jr., and John Beale. Fredrickson is the current point leader with 122 followed by Wilberg (101), Bickle Jr. (97), Shafer Jr. (94), and Beale (83) as points are accumulated from qualifying, heat races, and feature similar to the point system used for weekly racing. Nearly all of the drivers who competed in June are expected to return along with some new faces including past Triple Crown Challenge champion Casey Johnson.
This is the sixth year for the Challenge at Madison with past overall winners being Casey Johnson (2013, 2016), Jeremy Miller (2015), Chris Wimmer (2014), and Nathan Haseleu (2012).
The final round of the Challenge will be the Howie Lettow Classic on Friday, August 18th.
In NASCAR Weekly Racing, Jeremy Miller (Late Models), Robert Hansberry Jr. (Sportsman), and Dave Schmidt (Bandits) lead the points chase in their respective divisions going into this week. This will be the fourth points race of the season for the Late Models and Sportsman and third start for the Bandits. The 6Shooters will be making their second appearance of the year when they take on the Ring of Fire.
Pit gates open at 3:30 with practice at 5:00, qualifying at 6:15, and racing at 7:30. Adult admission is $18.00 with Seniors and Whelen Heroes at $16.00, Students ages 12-17 are $10.00, Children 6-11 are $5.00 and Kids 5 and under are free. Families are encouraged to take advantage of the special “Family” pricing where two adults and up to four students / children are admitted for just $40.00.
Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge Expected Entries as of 7/2
Car # Name Hometown State
5 Casey Johnson Edgerton WI
5 Jeff Holmgren, Jr East Troy WI
5 John Beale Verona WI
7 Paul Shafer, Jr Portage IN
10 Andy Monday Appleton WI
11 Alex Prunty Lomira WI
11 Bobby Kendall Montello WI
12 Nick Murgic, Rosemount, M
13 Mikie Breiner Wonder Lake IL
14 Austin Nason Roscoe IL
15 Dean LaPointe Marshfield WI
22 Jeremy Spoonmore Somonauk IL
25 Jeff Storm East Troy WI
26 Chris Blawat Palmyra WI
28 Jake Finney Sycamore IL
33 Reagan May DePere WI
36 Dan Fredrickson Lakeville MN
39 Andrew Morrissey DeForest WI
41 Donny Reuvers Dundas MN
42 Dennis Prunty Knowles WI
45 Jeff VanOudenhoven Appleton WI
45 Rich Bickle, Jr Edgerton WI
47 Travis Sauter Prairie du Sac WI
62 John Heath Lakeville MN
71 Mark Eswein Wisconsin Rapids WI
75 Joel Theisen Maple Grove MN
88 Rick Corso McHenry IL
89 Brad ‘JJ’ Mueller Random Lake WI
99 Bobby Wilberg Beloit WI
Entry list subject to change