Here is the latest from your favorite short track, Madison International Speedway. The place to be for “Racing Under the Lights on Friday Nights.” The only way to experience the excitement is to experience it live and in person.
It’s Round Two of the Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge
The Super Late Models are back on Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile this Friday night as part of a huge night of racing and fun. The Super Lates will join the three weekly NASCAR sanctioned divisions at Madison for an action packed night of excitement. The Club LaMark Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, and Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits will be battling it out on track as the race for the points championship really starts to heat up.
Ty Majeski was the winner in Round One back in June and has won three of the last four races over the past two seasons in addition to the Joe Shear Classic for the ARCA Midwest Tour in May. Majeski tops the standings with 117 points but only five points ahead of both Casey Johnson and Austin Nason. Rounding out the top five are Jeff Storm and Jeremy Miller.
But picking a winner on Friday night might not be so easy as several newcomers are expected to make their way to the Town of Rutland.
But there’s more than just great racing as it’s Kids’ Night on Friday with all children eleven and under admitted free. Plus during intermission the kids will be invited down to the track for the First Supply $1000 Coin Scramble.
Pit gates open at 3:30 with practice at 5:00, qualifying at 6:15, and racing at 7:30. Adult ticket prices are $18.00 / Seniors and Whelen Heroes are $16.00 / Students (12-17) are $10.00 / Kids 11 and under are free. Take advantage of “Family Pricing” for two adults and up to four students / children for just $40.00.
As always, you can take your ticket stub to Dave’s White Rock Tavern on Highway 14 after the races on Friday night and receive your second drink free.
Friday Night Revisited
Congratulations to feature winners Brent Edmunds (Late Models), Robert Hansberry Jr. (Sportsman), Nick Schmidt (Bandits), Nick Krohn (6Shooters), and Jamie Domski (Super Cups). For Edmunds it was his first feature win at Madison while Hansberry Jr. picked up his third win of the 2016 season. Schmidt broke Kyle Stark’s track record in qualifying and went on to win for the second time in his last three starts. Nick Krohn was a first time winner in the 6Shooters while Jamie Domski topped the eleven car field of Super Cups.
Complete race report and results at misracing.com.
Points Chase Update
Late Models: Bobby Wilberg leads the point standings with 659 followed by Zack Riddle (575) and John Beale (549). Rounding out the top five are John Baumeister Jr. and Jon Reynolds Jr.
Sportsman: Past champion Robert Hansberry Jr. shows the way with 891 points with Ryan Goldade (823) and Steve Anderson (791) in pursuit. Mike Taylor and Trevor Robinson complete the top five.
Bandits: Brandon DeLacy leads the way with 561 points followed by Steve Dickson (453) and Nick Schmidt (446). Completing the top five are James Junget and McKayla Adams.
No point standings are maintained for the 6Shooters who have completed two features.
Leading rookies are Matt Lundberg (Late Models), Trevor Robinson (Sportsman), and Sam Messel (Bandits).
July 29: It’s Salute to the Working Man Night with four divisions coming to town to compete on the half-mile. The Midwest Trucks, Mid American Stock Cars, Great Northern Sportsman, and Midwest Dash Series will all be in action.
The first annual “Beer Mile” will take place where one lucky runner will win beer for a year. Competitors must be at least 21. It’s four laps around the “Ring of Fire” with beverages along the way…definitely fun for both competitors and fans. Register early for $20.00 and receive an “MIS Beer Mile” t-shirt.
Here’s the link to pre-register for this event: Registration Link
Complete details are at our website.
Adult fans who present a recent pay stub will pay just $6.00 for grandstand admission as we show our appreciation for those hard working fans who support local racing.
August 5: Things really get hot on Fan Autograph Night featuring Club LaMark NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits, and Roto Rooter 6Shooters. See the world famous Doug Rose’s Green Mamba Jet completely melt a car right before your eyes. You will definitely feel the heat.
Note: The Late Model portion of the racing program will be the rained out Badgerland Challenge 30 from June 10th. The Bandit race will also be their rained out feature from June 10th with the Sportsman racing a complete program along with the 6Shooters.
August 12: NASCAR Acceleration Nation Back 2 School Night with all kids eleven and under admitted free. See the Club LaMark NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits plus bike / big wheel / power wheel races for the kids on the “Ring of Fire.”
August 18: One on One Street Drags plus Shine and Show Car Contest…gates open at 6, practice / grudge racing at 6:30 with bracket racing starting at 7:30. In July the total number of vehicles competing topped 140! Still looking for some vans to join the action along with students for our “High School” division.
August 19: It’s the Howie Lettow Memorial for the Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge along with the Midwest Trucks, 6Shooters, and Legends.
August 26: Fan Appreciation Night with a post race driver / fan party, a charity corn boil, and racing action in the Late Models, Sportsman, Bandits, and American Ethanol Super Trucks.
Thank you for supporting short track racing, and we hope to see you and your friends at Madison International Speedway this Friday night. Be sure to check in on Facebook when you arrive at the track to be eligible for exciting opportunities.