It doesn’t get any better than this as a huge weekend of racing this Friday through Sunday is upon us at Madison International Speedway.
It’s Super Friday at Madison
Four divisions will be in action on Friday night with Round One of the Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge highlighting the racing program. Also on tap will be the Club LaMark NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, and Midwest Trucks. The Super Late Models will be battling it out in a 50 lap feature on Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile. Jeremy Miller is the defending champion of the Triple Crown Challenge.
Pit gates open at 3:30, practice at 5:00, qualifying at 6:15 with racing at 7:30.
Here Comes ARCA
The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards comes to town for the eighth time in track history with the Montgomery Ward Father’s Day 200 slated for 2:00 PM on Sunday. The 200 lap race will feature live pit stops along with exciting two and three wide racing on Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile. Many of the drivers have never seen Madison before so it’s guaranteed to be a great day of racing featuring some of the top racers in the country.
The Madison event will be ARCA’s ninth race of the 2016 season. Eight different drivers have picked notched wins so far this year. This will be ARCA’s only visit to the Badger State this season.
Discounted tickets for the June 19 Montgomery Ward Father’s Day 200 at Madison Int’l Speedway remain available at 23 Menards stores across southern Wisconsin.
The offer for discounted tickets ends June 18, but you still have time to buy tickets for the June 19 Sunday afternoon ARCA race for $15, which is $10 off the gate price of $25. Tickets are available now at Menards stores in Baraboo, Beaver Dam, Beloit, Burlington, Franklin, Germantown, Janesville, Johnson Creek, Kenosha, La Crosse, Madison East, Madison West, Milwaukee, Monona, Oak Creek, Onalaska, Pewaukee, Platteville, Racine, Waukesha, West Allis, West Bend and West Milwaukee. Purchase your discounted tickets at Menards and also receive a free pair of sunglasses to be picked up at the Menards show car at the track.
Past winners at Madison include Justin Boston (2014), Kyle Benjamin (2013), Chris Buescher (2012), Alex Bowman (2011), Bruce Gould (1973), Tom Bowsher (1971), and Ramo Stott (1970).
ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Schedule
Saturday, June 18th
12:30 – 1:15 Practice Session #1
1:45 – 2:30 Practice Session #2
6:00 Bus Trip to Jefferson Speedway ($20.00)
Sunday, June 19th
Noon – 1:00 On-Track Autograph Session
2:00 Montgomery Ward Father’s Day 200
Friday Night Rewind
Once again Mother Nature had other plans for us this past Friday night as lightning, high winds, and heavy rains moved in on the track sooner than expected putting an early end to a big night of racing. Jason Thoma was declared the winner in the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman Badgerland Challenge after the race was called with 13 of 20 laps completed.
Features for the Bandits, 6Shooters, and the Badgerland Challenge for the Late Models will be made up at a later date.
Nearly 100 vehicles were in the pits on Thursday night for the One on One Street Drags only to have rain disrupt the plans for a night of fun. The next event for the street drags will be Thursday, July 14th.
Salute to America Night is June 24th
It’s one of the most anticipated events of the year at Madison and it will cap off a huge month of June. The Salute to America Night is Friday, June 24th and features the Big 8 Late Models, Great Northern Sportsman Series, and Midwest Dash Series. The skies above the speedway will also light up compliments of ThunderCat Fireworks with the area’s biggest and best fireworks extravaganza.