Madison International Clean-Up Day and Practice Set for next Saturday April 28

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Fans and Teams are invited out to the Madison International Speedway on Saturday April 28 for the annual “Track Clean-Up Day” from 8am until 2pm. 2017 saw over 30 people work together to make general improvements to ‘Wisconsin’s Fastest Half Mile’. This year in addition to the Clean-Up, drivers will take to the track for the first time in the 2018 calendar year, during an open practice session.

“Last year we built the Ice Cream Stand, an ATM area, repaired the Handicapped platform, finished the playground and various other things that needed to get done, it was a real team effort.” Stated Speedway owner Angie McKarns. “There is always plenty to be done out here and we appreciate everyone pitching in.” Those planning to help are encouraged to wear sun screen and are welcome to bring any tools they feel may help the effort including drills, hammers, shovels and rakes. Projects this season include painting of buildings, fixing seating areas and general construction including installing a new Spotters’ Stand and Walk-In Beer Cooler. Water and food will be provided for all helpers.

Returning this year is the open practice from 1pm until 4pm on Saturday. This will be the first time that cars will be on the track this season. As a sign of appreciation for their efforts, any team arriving by 10am to help with the track clean-up day will be given FREE track time and pit admission for the day. Teams unable to help can still practice but will be subject to the $20 member and $25 non-member pit admission fees.

Those with questions are invited to call 608-835-9700 or email Madison International Speedway is located at 1122 Sunrise Road in Oregon, WI, just south of Highway 138. The 2018 season officially begins on Sunday afternoon April 29 with the Super Sunday Spring Street Drags and Sunday May 6 with the running of the $10,000 to Win Joe Shear Classic presented by SCAG Power Equipment featuring the ARCA Midwest Tour Super Late Models in a 200 lap contest plus the Mid-American Stock Car Series and Midwest Trucks. For additional information including tickets please visit