It’s Pomp’s Tire Back to School Night this Friday at MIS with all children eleven and under admitted free.
Four divisions of racing are on tap with the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits, and Legends.
See the Bus Jump…Highlighting the night will be our first annual School Bus Jump. You’ve probably noticed the bus parked at Highway 138 and Sunrise Road, but this Friday it will be one of the stars of the show …don’t miss it!
Once again we encourage all of you to come to the pits after the races and meet the drivers, get autographs, etc. Kids should also sign up for exciting prizes at the Turn Four Kids’ Club and stop by DJ’s to play the “Spin to Win” game.
Championship Chase Update
Zack Riddle has a slight lead over Dale Nottestad 739-728 in the Whelen All American Late Model standings. Jeremy Miller is third in the standings with 609 points followed by John Beale (571) and Kevin Knuese (570).
Defending champion Ryan Goldade continues to lead the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman with an 871-832 advantage over Robert Hansberry. Steve Anderson is in third place (663) followed by Mike Taylor (655) and Ray Hellenbrand (575).
Dan Snyder is looking to make it two straight championships in the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits. Snyder leads with 883 points followed by Nick Schmidt (824), Brandon DeLacy (796), Steve Dickson (789) and David Schmidt (749).
John’s Stat of the Week
A total of 75 drivers have earned points in our three weekly divisions so far this year with 33 of those drivers going to victory lane either by winning a dash, heat, or feature. That comes out to 44% of our weekly drivers earning a checkered flag at some point this season.
First Supply Dash Points
A separate point fund / standings are maintained for the First Supply Dash Series in three of our weekly divisions.
Late Models: Zack Riddle-31, Dale Nottestad- 25, John Beale -21
Sportsman: Robert Hansberry- 36, Ryan Goldade- 36, Steve Anderson- 31
Bandits: Nick Schmidt- 35, Brandon DeLacy- 34, Dan Snyder- 33
Friday Night Rewind
Congratulations to feature winners Rusty Hansen, Robert Hansberry, Dan Snyder, and Ray Sleeder.
Rusty Hansen not only picked up his first feature win of the season in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Models, but it was also his first-ever win at Madison as he held off Zack Riddle to win the 30 lap main event.
Two-time track champion Robert Hansberry won the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman by holding off Ryan Goldade. The two have battled it out all year with Goldade getting the upper hand until this past Friday night. It was Hansberry’s fifth career win at Madison.
Defending champion Dan Snyder was back in victory lane in the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits. One week after an incident took him out of the race on the first lap, the Stoughton driver was not to be denied. It was Snyder’s tenth feature win at Madison placing him second overall in the all-time Bandit wins.
A season high eight Roto Rooter 6Shooters battled it out on the Ring of Fire with Ray Sleeder of Madison getting the win in their twelve lap feature. Point standings are not maintained for the 6Shooter division.
Full race report at misracing.com.
Hall of Fame Class of 2015
It’s time now to nominate individuals for our next class of the MIS Hall of Fame. The nominations will remain open until August 21st with winners announced on September 4th.
Here is the link to make your nomination: misracing.com/mis-hall-of-fame-nomination-form/
There are so many worthy individuals for the Hall of Fame we are really looking for your suggestions. Remember it can be drivers, owners / promoters, track officials, car owners, etc. Our website does have listing of past track champions and all-time feature winners. However, the information is far from complete as we have very little from support divisions in the seventies and eighties and not many records prior to 1969. This is where we need your help.
Exciting Events Still to Come in August
We have an awesome August planned for fans…here’s what you can expect:
American Ethanol Ag Night at the Races is slated for August 21st featuring the Howie Lettow Memorial 50 as the final round of the Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge, American Ethanol Super Trucks, Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits and 6Shooters.
Scout Night presented by DeWalt is on tap for August 28th featuring the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits, and the Central States Super Cups.
It’s going to be an exciting month of August at MIS.
Season Championships on September 4th
The final race of the weekly racing program will be held on Friday, September 4th with Whelen Engineering Championship Night with track champions crowned in our three weekly NASCAR divisions. Extended features will take place in all three divisions.
Mountain Dew presents Friday Night Fright on September 11th…Tailgator and Mechanical Mischief Monster Trucks, Demolition Derby, Skid Cars, Ugly Trucks, Stock Car Football and more.
We will be looking for participants for Friday Night Fright so contact Gregg at 608.835.9700 if interested.
That’s all for now…see you this and every Friday night at MIS.