NASCAR Late Models and Trucks Return Friday Night

It’s Oregon Chamber of Commerce Night at MIS this Friday with five racing divisions in action. Leading the way will be the weekly NASCAR Whelen All American Late Models and Pellitteri Waste Systems Legends along with the American Ethanol Super Trucks, Legends, and Bandoleros. The Sportsman will be off this weekend. Oregon residents can save $2 off admission with proof of residency. Practice begins at 5:00 with qualifying at 6:20 and racing at 7:30.

This will be the first appearance for the American Ethanol Super Trucks in 2015. Aaron Moyer won the Legends race in May and the Bandoleros are making their first appearance in more than six years.

Four weeks have been completed in the weekly racing season. Jeremy Miller leads the way in the Late Models with 329 points with Dale Nottestad in second with 313 and Zack Riddle third with 294. Kevin Knuese (249) and Bobby Wilberg (248) round out the top five. Dan Snyder is the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits leader with 356 points followed by Brandon DeLacy (324), Nick Schmidt (314), David Schmidt (289) and Steve Dickson (267). Fueled by four wins, Ryan Goldade leads the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman with 474 points with Robert Hansberry in second with 424.

Riddle leads the First Supply Dash standings for the Late Models while Nick Schmidt has the top spot for the Bandits. Hansberry has a one point lead over Goldade in the Sportsman.

Last Week in Review

Congratulations to Ty Majeski who won the first round of the Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge topping a twenty-five car field. The win was the first of Majeski’s career at Madison. Ryan Goldade won his fourth straight feature in the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman and Kyle Stark won the 30 lap feature for the Vores Compact Touring Series. Complete results and points are available at

Badgerland Challenge at MIS on June 19th

The first round of the Badgerland Challenge comes to Madison on Friday, June 19th for the Late Models and Sportsman classes. This is part of a three race series that will also compete at Slinger on July 12th and Jefferson on August 22nd. We are looking forward to many visiting drivers coming to Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile for this first annual event. The Bandits will also be in action on the “Ring of Fire.”

This night will also feature the Pellitteri Waste Systems Kids’ Night with all kids eleven and under admitted free plus there will be a $1000 coin scramble for them during intermission.

Salute to America / Fireworks Night Coming on June 26th

The area’s biggest and best ground and aerial fireworks returns to Madison on June 26th. The Big 8 Late Models will be here for a 48 lap feature plus the Great Northern Sportsman Series and the DASH Series (4 cylinders on the half-mile) will be in action.

Sam Bartus

Sam Bartus, the man who built the half-mile at Madison in 1969 and owned and operated the track for many years, passed away on Sunday at the age of 93. Bartus is a member of our first Hall of Fame class, and recently returned to MIS for the season opener with his friend Phil Bickley. Bartus was involved in many tracks in the upper Midwest and much of what we enjoy today can be traced back to his vision for local racing.

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