The Green Flag Waves Today at MIS (Saturday, May 12th)

It’s Time!!!

It’s time to go racing at Madison International Speedway.  Today is the fourth annual Joe Shear Classic featuring the ASA Midwest Tour Super Late Models and Madison Late Models.  This event is named to honor one of the greatest drivers ever to race at Madison, Joe Shear.  Over the course of twenty plus years of racing at Madison he won four track championships and sixty-six feature wins.

So who wins today? The ASA Midwest Tour field is loaded with the best drivers in the Midwest all capable of wheeling their way into victory lane.  Will we see a new track record set in the Super Late Models today after Nick Panitzke went below the 17.4 mark twice during Friday night’s practice session.  Which driver will join Ross Kenseth, Steve Carlson, and Nate Haseleu as “Classic” winners?  Which Madison Late Model driver has figured out the new Hoosier tires that will bring more exciting side by side racing to Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile and wins the 40 lap feature?

For the answers to these questions and more, take the trip to Madison International Speedway today and join us for all the excitement.  You’ll definitely be glad you did.

Here’s the complete schedule for today’s excitement:


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Attention Late Model Teams:  It is our goal to have your feature completed by 4:00 PM so that you may travel to other tracks for Saturday night racing.

9:00 AM            Pit Gates Open

9:30 AM            Hoosier Tire Sales Begin

9:45 AM            ASA Midwest Tour Drivers’ Meeting

10:15 AM            ASA Midwest Tour Tech

11:30 AM            Madison Late Model Practice

12:15 PM            ASA Midwest Tour Practice

1:10 PM            Qualifying (Madison Late Models / ASA Midwest Tour)

           Opening Ceremonies and Racing

                        ASA Midwest Tour Qualifier #1- 20 laps

                        ASA Midwest Tour Qualifier #2- 20 laps

                        Madison Late Model Qualifier #1- 15 laps

                        Madison Late Model Qualifier #2- 15 laps

                        ASA Midwest Tour Fast Dash- 12 laps

                        ASA Midwest Tour Last Chance – 20 laps

                        Madison Late Model Feature- 40 laps

                        ASA Midwest Tour Joe Shear Classic- 100 laps (Break at lap 64 / 36 lap dash to follow)