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Midwest Tour Highlights Howie Lettow Classic at MIS with Spectator Drive-In on August 28

The Midwest Tour will return to ‘Wisconsin’s Fastest Half Mile’ on Friday Night August 28, for the Howie Lettow Classic 100. The Midwest Truck Series and 602 Late Models will join the ‘Stars and Cars’ of the ARCA Midwest Tour for the annual Madison International Speedway event paying tribute to the late Howie Lettow. After discussions with Public Health Madison and Dane County, it was determined that a drive-in event would allow auto racing to return with spectators at the venue which has not seen racing take place thus far in 2020.

“There has been a lot of effort put into getting racing back at MIS and I am glad that we finally were able to come up with a plan that works for everyone.” Stated MIS and ARCA Midwest Tour owner Gregg McKarns. “The Howie is hugely popular with our race teams and fans alike and this year’s edition is shaping up to be one that will be talked about for decades to come.” The track will also host a racing event on Friday August 14 for Weekly NASCAR Late Models, MISfitz and the Midwest Dash Series.

The infield of the half mile paved oval will be reconfigured to allow over 400 infield parking stalls for race fans to enjoy the racing action from their car or truck. Additionally, a select number of Hilltop VIP parking spaces are available. Parking passes in both areas are on sale now at and allows admission for all persons legally seated in the vehicle. Advance online purchase of parking passes for the Howie Lettow Classic 100 is encouraged and spectators are reminded that they must stay with their vehicle unless going to use the restrooms or visit the concession stand.

Coming off a successful event on Tuesday night at Wisconsin International Raceway, the ARCA Midwest Tour will next visit Grundy County Speedway on Saturday Night August 22 for the rescheduled Wayne Carter Classic in Morris, IL. For additional information visit Madison International Speedway is located at 1122 Sunrise Road in Oregon, WI.

Friday August 28, 2020 (Raindate: Friday September 4, 2020)

The Howie Lettow Classic 100

Divisions Racing: ARCA Midwest Tour Super Late Models, Midwest Trucks and 602 Late Models

Pit Gates Open: 1pm

Hilltop VIP and Infield Parking Begins: 3pm

Practice Begins: 4pm

Qualifying Begins: 6:05pm

Racing Begins: 7:30pm

Hilltop VIP Spaces: $200 per vehicle (available online in advance)

Infield Parking: $100 per vehicle (available online in advance)

Pit Area – Race Teams ONLY: $30 member, $40 non-member (must be purchased at pit gate day of event)

Spectator Drive-In Information: TRACK MAP

Advance online purchase of a parking pass is encouraged. Once you have purchased your pass a receipt will be emailed to you, print or keep electronically to receive infield parking decal at event.

When you arrive, please enter from Sunrise Rd through the main gate, proceed down the drive toward the front ticket gate, you will be directed to the left at that time to stage for infield parking entry or to the right for Hilltop VIP parking.

Parking will be first come, first served and we may request that you park in a certain area due to vehicle size, please work with parking attendants.

Once on-track activity has started, we will do our best to cross infield parking vehicles every 20 minutes.

You will not be able to leave the infield until after the completion of the event (approx. 10pm), please plan accordingly.

No Oversize Vehicles can be accommodated at this time.

Everyone in the vehicle must sign a Waiver of Release before entering infield parking area.

Under 18 will need a completed Minor’s Release. We ask that you complete prior to arrival.

(Print in color, complete with parent signature and DO NOT BEND)

Tune your radio to 90.5FM for Public Address Announcements throughout the event

Limited concessions, soda and beer will be available for Hilltop VIP Parking and Infield Parking Areas

Restroom facilities will be open for Hilltop VIP Parking, portable restrooms and wash stations will be located throughout the infield parking area.

Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 is not allowed to attend

Competitor Independent Contractor Information:

Race teams must complete registration for 1099 tax form purposes, before entering pit area

Teams are limited to ten (10) crew members per event, must wear racing uniform or racing related clothing

We will only park in every other pit stall and teams are encouraged to stay in their own pit area

An overflow pit area will be located along the newly paved drive between pit gate and main gate

Drivers meeting will be via public address system to eliminate gathering

Pit Concessions will be available

6’ distance between teams will be required when viewing races, additional standing area will be provided on lower walkway of grandstands to allow for greater distancing

Spotters will be distanced in larger footprint of viewing area

Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 is not allowed to attend

Practice: With the reconfiguration of the infield, no track rentals will be available

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