Two Big Events…Two Big Nights at Madison this Week

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It’s a big week at Madison with the August edition of the One on One Street Drags on tap this Thursday night followed by Union 464 Kids’ Night on Friday.

The very popular One on One Street Drags return to Madison International Speedway this Thursday with bracket racing slated for more than fifteen different divisions plus the Shine n Show Contest.

The excitement takes place on the second Thursday of each month and typically sees nearly 200 entries take to the 300 foot drag strip located on the front stretch in a double elimination format. If it has wheels there’s likely a division you can enter.

It’s a night with one goal…to have fun whether you’re driving, riding along, or watching. It’s not the place for those who are too serious, but for those who compete for fun and bragging rights.

Pit passes are only $10.00 and it’s only $10.00 to enter each bracket. Eligible vehicles may enter more than one bracket. High school students entering the “High School” bracket will have their entry fee waived. Grandstand admission is just $10.00.

Pit gates open at 6:00 PM with grandstands opening at 6:30 PM, practice and grudge racing begins at 6:30 PM with bracket racing starting at 7:30 PM.

And then…

The start of a new school year is just around the corner so it’s time to bring the kids out to Madison International Speedway this Friday night when Union 464 presents Kids’ Night.

It’s free admission for all kids 11 and under plus there will be bike, big wheel, and power wheel races during intermission plus an opportunity for the young fans to win some new bicycles. Over $1000 in bicycles from Wal Mart in Stoughton have been donated thanks to Union 464 and weekly race teams. Hey parents, it doesn’t get any better than this does it?

But it’s also a big night of racing where our fans will be seeing “double.”

That’s because five divisions will be on track with double features on tap for each. That’s right…10 feature races this Friday night! See the weekly NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, and Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits. Plus as a special treat the Legends return for the first time since 2016 while the fastest kids in Wisconsin join us for the third time this season in the Bandolero division.

Double features will be the norm at Madison for the rest of the season as double headers will take place on August 17th, August 31st, and September 7th.

Following last Friday night’s thrilling NASCAR Late Model feature, Zack Riddle became the new points leader in the division while Ray Hellenbrand (Sportsman) and Nick Schmidt (Bandits) were both able to maintain their leads.

Pit gates open at 3:30 PM with practice at 5:00 PM, grandstands opening at 6:00 PM, qualifying at 6:15 PM, and racing at 7:30 PM. Adult admission is $14.00 with Seniors and Whelen Heroes at $12.00, students 12-17 at $8.00 and kids 11 and under are free. A “Family” ticket is just $30.00 and includes two adults and up to four students, a potential savings of $30.00!

Here’s a look at the excitement still to come this season…

August 17th: Zimbrick Chevrolet Buck Night is back with all concession priced at $1.00 and beer for just $2.00. Double features for the NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, and Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits plus the Northern Outlaw Vintage Series will also be here. Fans will also get to meet their favorite drivers as part of Autograph Night.

August 24th: The Howie Lettow Classic and Round 3 of the Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge highlights the racing program with the “Howie 50.” The Midwest Truck Series and Roto Rooter 6Shooters, and Central States Super Cups will also be in action. Austin Nason leads the Triple Crown points chase by just three points over Casey Johnson.

August 31st: The Madtown Meltdown Speed Trials for open wheel and fendered racing vehicles is back this year with $1000 up for grabs for the driver who can establish a new track record on the half-mile. It’s double feature time again for the NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, and Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits. The Hobby Stocks will join us for the second time as they battle it out in twin features on the Ring of Fire.

September 7th: Whelen Engineering NASCAR Championship Night brings the season to a close with double features for the NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, and Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits plus the Upper Midwest Vintage Series will be here. Topping off the night of racing action will be a fireworks program.

September 13th: It’s the final edition of the One on One Street Drags and Shine ‘n’ Show Contest at Madison.