It’s a night that belongs to the kids.
Bicycle, Big Wheel, and Power Wheel races, bike giveaways, on-track autographs, and free admission for kids 11 and under is all on tap this Friday when Labor Union 464 presents Kids’ Night at Madison International Speedway. Prior to the races all fans will be invited trackside for an autograph session.
Families, this is a great opportunity for you to have an inexpensive night of fun before school is back in session in a few short weeks. The kids can go home with autographs and maybe even a new bike not to mention bragging rights from the bike races during intermission. Participants in the kids’ races will need to bring a bike, big wheel, or power wheel from home.
Four racing divisions will be in action as part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Racing Series highlighted by the Late Models, Dave’s White Rock MISfitz, Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits, and the Roto Rooter 6Shooters.
The race for track championships in the three weekly divisions is down to just two nights including this week and Season Championship Night with double features coming up on August 20th.
Zack Riddle is the current points leader in the NASCAR Late Models and a title this year would be his third with previous championships coming in 2015 and 2018. Riddle currently holds a 725-657 lead over defending champion Bobby Wilberg with Jacob Goede, Shaun Scheel, and Stephen Scheel rounding out the top five.
Leading the points chase in the Dave’s White Rock MISfitz is Ray Hellenbrand, who is seeing his first-ever track championship. Hellenbrand has a 731-703 lead over Rick Coppernoll with Colton Morgan in third.
Nick Schmidt is the current leader in the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits and is looking to make it three in a row after winning in 2018 and 2019. Nick Schmidt leads Ronnie Osborne 714-665 with Dave Schmidt, who won a pair of features last time out is third. Jefferson legal Bandits will also be competing with the Madison Bandits.
Point standings are not kept for the 6Shooters since this division is a true “entry level” class where the emphasis is on fun.
Any race teams, organizations, or fans interested in donating bikes for the giveaways would be greatly appreciated. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to donate a bike.
Pit gates on Friday night open at 3:30 with practice starting at 5:00, qualifying at 6:15 and racing at 7:30. Grandstands open at 6:00 with Adult admission at $15.00 / Seniors and Heroes $12.00 / Students 12-17 $8.00 / and Kids 11 and under are free. A “Family” ticket good for two adult admissions and up to four students is available for just $30.00.