Salute to America Night this Friday at Madison

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Racing and Fireworks on Tap

What do you get when you combine the Big 8 Late Model Series, Great Northern Sportsman Series, Midwest Dash Series along with the area’s biggest and best fireworks display? It’s a must see event for the entire family at Madison International Speedway this Friday night.

Exciting racing will take place in three divisions highlighted by a 48 lap feature for the Big 8 cars all leading up to the exciting fireworks show that will have fans on the edge of their seats as the aerial display literally takes place directly overhead. It’s bright, it’s loud, it’s amazing!

It’s a great venue for families with the Quest Industrial Kids’ Club, Sue McKarns Playground, great food, and special family pricing. A family ticket includes two adults and up to four students or children for just $40.00. That’s a savings of as much as $36.00!

The Big 8 Late Models will be making their eighteenth appearance at Madison dating back to 2005 and with this visit come the best drivers in the region including many who call Madison their Friday night home during the racing season. Multi-time Madison champion Jeremy Miller has won the Big 8 event here three times including last year along with wins in 2006 and 2008. Zack Riddle (2011, 2012) and Dale Nottestad (2010, 2013) have picked up two wins while Austin Nason (2015), Jon Reynolds Jr. (2014), John Baumeister Jr. (2010), and Brady Liddle (2007) have also taken home checkered flags. Other past winners include Ross Kenseth who won twice in 2009, Steve Rubeck (2011), Ryan Carlson (2008), Brian Hoppe (2007), and Tim Sauter who won the inaugural Madison race in 2005.

The Great Northern Sportsman Series comes to Madison to compete with the weekly stars with drivers from three states expected to battle it out on Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile. Dave Trute won both the June and July races at Madison in 2016. The Midwest Dash Series features four cylinder cars racing on the “big” track. Drivers from throughout the midwest are expected. Kyle Stark was the winner in both stops at Madison last year.

Grandstands this Friday night open at 6:00 PM with qualifying at 6:15 and racing at 7:30. In addition to the special family pricing, adult admission is $18.00, Senior and Whelen Heroes are $16.00, Students ages 12-17 are $10.00, children ages 6-11 are $5.00 and kids five and under are free.