This Friday night will be the first Kids’ Night of the season at Madison with all children eleven and under admitted free. Plus there will be free water bottles to the first 500 kids and a gigantic candy scramble during intermission.
Four divisions will be on track for exciting racing action headlined by the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Models along with the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, and Midwest Compact Touring Series all competing on the half-mile and the 6Shooters on the “Ring of Fire.”
The Midwest Compact Touring Series is a four cylinder division that will be racing on the half-mile on Friday night before making a stop at Dells Raceway Park on Saturday.
Fans are also reminded to “check in” at the track on Facebook to be eligible for some exciting opportunities which may include riding in the pace car, waving the green flag, and more. Several lucky fans received some surprises this past Friday.
Pit gates open at 3:30 with practice at 5:00, qualifying at 6:15 and racing at 7:30.
Friday Night Review
The all-time record on Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile was broken on Friday night when David Byrne of Shullsburg, Wisconsin, wheeled his Winged 410 Sprint Car to a lap of 14.624 (123.09 mph).
Congratulations to this past Friday night’s feature winners Bobby Wilberg (Late Models), Ryan Goldade (Sportsman), Brandon DeLacy (Bandits), and Woody Pool (Vintage). Robert Hansberry Jr. established a new track record for the Sportsman with a lap of 19.617.
It was great to see several first-time drivers joining us this season.
The full racing report plus race by race results, points updates, etc. can be found at our award winning website misracing.com
Thoughts and Prayers to the DiMaggio Family
Please keep the DiMaggio family in your thoughts and prayers. Jovanni DiMaggio, who raced in the Bandit division at Madison for several years, died on Sunday.
Great Start for the Street Drags
On Thursday Madison held the first-ever One on One Street Drags with over 70 vehicles ranging from cars to trucks to motorcycles to ATVs taking to the track in multiple divisions.
Thanks to all of those who came out to race and who helped work the event.
There’s more opportunities to bring your car to Madison this season: June 9th, July 14th, August 18th, and September 15th. Pit gates will open at 6:00 with practice and “grudge” runs at 6:30 followed by bracket racing starting at 7:30. Pit passes are $10 and it’s $10 to enter a division…cars may enter more than one division provided they are eligible. A driver who has been defeated twice has an opportunity to “buy back” into the bracket for $10.
June is the Biggest Month of Racing Ever at Madison
It’s going to be a big month of racing in June at Madison International Speedway. Here’s proof of the big shows coming…
June 3rd: Must See Racing Sprint Series featuring Winged 410 Open Wheel Sprint Cars for 30 Laps. If you thought it was exciting watching Jason Cox and David Byrne “sprint” around the track this past Friday, wait until you see twenty plus of the Must See Sprints on the half-mile. It will leave you breathless, speechless, and in awe. Sportsman, Bandits, and Legends will also be in action. June 9th: One on One Street Drags…a division for just about every vehicle June 10th: Badgerland Challenge (Round One)- the top Late Model and Sportsman drivers compete for top honors in this three race series with the opener at Madison. The series will travel to Slinger in July before heading to Jefferson in August. The Bandits and 6Shooters will be racing too. June 17th: Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge Round 1 brings the return of the “supers” to MIS. The Late Models, Sportsman, and Midwest Trucks also racing as part of this big night. June 19th: ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards (Montgomery Ward 200) June 24th: Salute to America Night featuring Big 8 Late Models, Great Northern Sportsman, and Midwest Dash Series plus the area’s biggest and best fireworks display.