Oregon, WI- Advance discount tickets for the upcoming ‘Montgomery Ward 200’ at Madison International Speedway on Father’s Day Sunday afternoon June 19 are now on sale at all area Menards locations. While tickets will be available for purchase at the gate, race fans are encouraged to visit their local Menards to acquire their tickets in advance for $15 per ticket, a $10 savings over race day pricing. In total 28 Menards locations will offer the discount tickets including the areas of LaCrosse, Appleton, Milwaukee and Madison.
Coined as ‘Wisconsin’s New Father’s Day Tradition’, the Montgomery Ward 200 marks the return of the ARCA Racing Series to Madison after a one year absence. The race is scheduled for live broadcast on the American Sports Network (ASN) and will feature live pit stops during the 200 lap contest.
This marks the eighth ARCA appearance at the renowned short track since its debut there in 1970. Former ARCA winners at MIS include Ramo Stott, Tom Bowsher, Bruce Gould, Alex Bowman, Chris Buescher, Kyle Benjamin and most recently Justin Boston in 2014.
ARCA’s appearance in the Badger State is also important for the series and its presenting sponsor, Menards. Eau Claire, Wis. is home to Menards corporate offices, about three hours northwest of Madison.
The on-track activities at Madison International Speedway will include two practice sessions Saturday, June 18 from 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. and from 1:45 – 2:30 p.m. Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell follows Saturday afternoon at 4:00.
A fan favorite on-track autograph session begins at noon on Sunday, with pre-race ceremonies and driver introductions get underway at 1:30 with the Montgomery Ward 200 scheduled to start at approximately 2:00.
In addition to live coverage on ASN, arcaracing.com will feature live timing and scoring and live chat of all on-track activities.
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The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.