They’re the fastest cars you’ll ever see on Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile and they will be here this Friday night.
It’s going to be the Dairy Farm Cheesemakers 30 presented by Bytec Inc. featuring the Must See Sprint Series 410 Winged Sprint Cars. You won’t want to blink as these winged machines fly around the track at breath-taking speeds. David Byrne of Shullsburg, Wisconsin, recently set the all-time track record at Madison with an average speed around the half-mile at just over 123 mph!
A great field of cars is already pre-entered as drivers will be coming from throughout the United States. Several of these drivers have been here before, but many will be making their first-ever appearance at Madison.
Here’s a look at the tentative entry list:
The 410 Winged Sprint Cars have been at Madison in past years with Jimmy McCune winning in 2002 and Tim Cox winning in 2005 and 2006. Both drivers are on the pre-entry list for this year’s race.
It’s going to be a full night of racing as the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits, and Legends will also be in action. Ryan Goldade and Robert Hansberry Jr. have each won a Sportsman feature while Brandon DeLacy topped a strong field of Bandits on opening night.
Here’s the complete schedule of events: Subject to change
Pit gates open at 3:30 with practice at 5, qualifying at 6:15 and racing at 7:30.
Friday Night Review
Congratulations to John Beale, Robert Hansberry Jr., Trevor Chilson, and Kyle Stark for picking up feature wins on Friday night.
After a strong run on opening night, Beale held off Bobby Wilberg and Kevin Knuese to win the 30 lap feature for the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Models. Hansberry Jr. picked up the win in the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman while Trevor Chilson won the opener for the 6Shooters. Twenty-three cars were on hand for the Midwest Compact Touring Series with Kyle Stark taking top honors.
The full racing report plus race by race results, points updates, etc. can be found at our award winning website misracing.com
Street Drags Return on June 9th
The One on One Street Drags are back on Thursday, June 9th. Our first event was very successful with over 70 vehicles taking their shot on the 300 foot drag strip. There’s a division for just about any vehicle so here’s your chance to get out and race. The bottom line is it’s all about having fun and racing for pride.
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.
Spread the word and bring your friends to the One on One Street Drags and the Show and Shine Car Show.
Badgerland Challenge Back at Madison in 2016
The Badgerland Challenge for Late Models and Sportsman returns in 2016 with the first event at Madison on Friday, June 10th. The Challenge will then travel to the Slinger Super Speedway on Sunday, July 17th before crowning a champion at Jefferson Speedway on August 20th.
See the best from Madison, Slinger, Jefferson and beyond battle it out on Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile. The race at Madison will be a points race for weekly points plus separate points will be maintained for the three races with an overall winner crowned as well as a traveling trophy presented to the track with the highest overall finishers.
Dale Nottestad (Late Models) and Jason Thoma (Sportsman) won the races at Madison last year with Casey Johnson (Late Models) and Terry Wangsness (Sportsman) winning titles.
Major Events Continue in June
It’s going to be a big month of racing in June at Madison International Speedway. Here’s proof of the big shows still to come…
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 are 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.