It’s a big week of excitement at Madison International Speedway with One on One Street Drags scheduled for Thursday and the Howie Lettow Classic presented by Klement’s and the World Famous Racing Sausages highlighting Friday’s program.
On Friday night it’s Round Three of the Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge and the 5th annual Howie Lettow Classic presented by Klement’s. The event is open to all super late model teams paying $1500 to win / $500 to start and honors one of the great names in short track racing. (See complete story at our website).
The race for the championship is tight with Casey Johnson the current leader with 213 points followed closely by Jeremy Miller (204), Austin Nason (202) Paul Shafer Jr. (185), and Jeff Storm (169). Miller is the defending champion while Johnson is also a past overall winner. Ty Majeski and Miller were event winners earlier this season.
The very competitive Midwest Trucks will also be in action on Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile along with the Legends and Roto Rooter 6Shooters on the “Ring of Fire.”
Fans will also have the opportunity to meet the Klement’s Racing Sausages who will be making their first-ever appearance at Madison.
Pit gates open at 3:30 followed by practice at 5:00, qualifying at 6:15,, and racing at 7:30. Adult admission is $18.00 / Whelen Heroes and Seniors are $16.00 / Students 12-17 are $10..00 / Kids 6-11 are $5.00 with kids 5 and under free. Take advantage of the special family pricing package of just $40.00 which includes two adults and up to four students / children.
On Thursday night it’s the return of the monthly One on One Street Drags and Shine and Show Contest. Last month over 140 vehicles battled it out for bragging rights on our 300 foot drag strip. There’s a bracket / division for just about every vehicle including a division for high school students, and it’s only $10 to enter a bracket.
The pits open at 6:00 with pit passes / grandstand admission just $10.00. Practice and grudge racing begins at 6:30 with bracket racing beginning at 7:30.
Friday Night Review
Even though rain was all around us on Friday it stayed dry at the speedway allowing us to complete the racing program including the bike / big wheel / power wheel races for the kids. A big thanks to First Supply and Ziegler Crane Service for their generous donations of bikes and trophies.
Congratulations to Friday night feature winners Jon Reynolds Jr. (Late Models), Robert Hansberry Jr. (Sportsman), Nick Schmidt (Bandits), and Trevor Addams (Super Cups).
The win for Reynolds Jr. came after the race when the apparent winner was disqualified and the runner-up was penalized two position for a restart violation. In the Sportsman, Hansberry Jr. picked up another win and increased his lead in the points race. A crazy and wild Bandits feature saw Nick Schmidt take home the checkered flag while Dave Schmidt set a new track record in qualifying.
See the complete race report at misracing.com.
Club LaMark NASCAR Late Models: It was a tough night for those in the top four in the points going into last Friday’s race. Bobby Wilberg is on top of the charts with 942 points while Zack Riddle is second with 843. John Beale is in third with 791 followed by Jon Reynolds Jr. (700) and John Baumeister Jr. (682). Matt Lundberg is the top rookie in the division.
Dave’s White Rock Sportsman: Robert Hansberry Jr. is still the leader with 1229 points followed by Steve Anderson at 1103 points. Mike Taylor (963), Ryan Goldade (923), and Trevor Robinson (853) complete the top five. Robinson leads Gary Hellenbrand for Rookie of the Year honors.
Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits: Brandon DeLacy continues to lead the points race with 823 while Nick Schmidt moved into second with 732 points. Steve Dickson is in third with 716 while James Junget (665) and Lyle Phillips (632) round out the top five. Sam Messel is the leading rookie in the division.
Wilberg, Hansberry Jr., and DeLacy are also the leaders in the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash Series.
Each division has three features remaining on their schedule…weather permitting.
Midwest Stock Car Association at Madison
Enduro style racing comes to Madison on August 27th and September 24th for two afternoon events. Pit passes are $20 / Grandstand admission is just $5. Pits open at 10:30 AM with racing at 1:00 PM. This is for eight cylinder cars on the half-mile for 250 laps following the former Midwest Enduro Series rulebook with some exceptions. Entry forms can be obtained by emailing email@example.com or by calling Gerry Galloway at 630.244.8978. Proceeds from the races will go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital thanks to Midwest Stock Car Association.
Upcoming Events at Madison
Friday, August 26: Fan Appreciation Night with a post race driver / fan party, a charity corn boil, and racing action in the Late Models, Sportsman, Bandits, and American Ethanol Super Trucks.
Saturday August 27: Midwest Stock Car Association racing at 1:00 PM. This is eight cylinder, enduro style racing for 250 laps on the ½ mile.
Friday, September 2: Whelen Engineering NASCAR Championship Night with double features for the Club LaMark NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, and Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits. No point lead is safe with double features on tap where one driver can potentially pick up over 200 points.
Friday, September 9: Eve of Destruction featuring a gigantic fireworks display, Monster Trucks, 6Shooters, Spectacular Drifting, Tough Truck Tug of War, Smoky Burnout Contest, School Bus Destruction, Roll Over Contest, Double Steel Wall Crash and much, much more.
Thursday, September 15: One on One Street Drags plus Shine and Show Contest
Saturday, September 24: Midwest Stock Car Association racing at 1:00 PM