This Friday night is going to be a BIG Night at Madison International Speedway with the Bandit Big Rig Series, Must See Sprint Cars, Midwest Truck Series, and 6Shooters all in action all as part of BIG Rigs and BIG Wings Night.
Highlighting the racing action will be the first-ever appearance by the Bandit Big Rig Series. See big rig tractor trucks battling it out side by side on Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile. That’s right…semi-trucks racing at Madison. The grandstands will shake, rattle and roll as these truckers take their rigs around the track at speeds close to 100 mph. The series will bring Peterbilts, Freightliners, Macks, Western Stars and Volvos powered by Detroit Diesel, Cat, and Mack engines. It’s been 35 years since trucks like this traveled around the half-mile at Madison.
This will be the eighth event on the 2017 schedule for the Bandit Big Rig Series who have competed most recently at Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and have competed at tracks in South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee. For more information checkout their website at banditseries.com
But the action doesn’t end there as the Must See Sprint Series brings their high flying winged sprint cars to Madison. These rockets will approach speeds close to 140 mph as they literally fly around the track. The all-time speed record at Madison was set in a winged sprint car last year when David Byrne wheeled his machine to a lap of 14.624 seconds or an average speed of 123.09 mph. Will we see a new record set this year?
This is the sixth stop on the schedule for the Must See Sprint Series. Jimmy McCune is the current point leader in the series. McCune won last year’s event that was held on June 3rd. More information about the series is available at their website msrxtreme.com
Back for their third visit of the 2017 season will be the Midwest Truck Series that began at Madison back in 1997. Kevin Knuese and Nick Egan picked up the victories earlier this season topping very competitive fields. The truck races at Madison have always been very exciting and this Friday night will be no exception as the series heads to the line for their 178th feature at Madison over the past twenty years.
Grassroots racing will also take place with Madison’s very own 6Shooters featuring a stock, entry level six cylinder car division for anyone who wants to become a racer. Exciting and unpredictable are just two words to describe the 6Shooters who will be making their third appearance of the season. The division will be racing twin features on Friday night.
Pit gates open at 3:30 on Friday with practice at 5:00, grandstands open at 6:00, qualifying at 6:15 with racing at 7:30. Adult tickets are $25.00, Whelen Heroes / Seniors / Students 12-17 are $22.00 / Kids 6-11 are $10.00 / Children 5 and under are free. A “Family” ticket good for two adults and up to four students / children is available for just $60.00 and can be a savings of nearly $80.00.
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