It All Comes Down to Championship Sunday at MIS
The 2013 racing season at Madison International Speedway will go out with a bang on Sunday, September 8th when track championships will be decided in the Triple Crown Super Late Model Challenge, Club La Mark Midwest Trucks, and Pellitteri Waste Systems Legends.
It’s not only going to be a great day for racing, but it’s going to be a great deal for the fans. Track officials have announced that Championship Sunday will be Car Load Day with admission being $30.00 per car load or $10.00 per person.
“We wanted to give something back to the fans,” said MIS General Manager Dave Grueneberg. “We are going to be getting very creative in the upcoming season so fans can expect to see things done a little bit differently around here.”
There will also be bike giveaways all afternoon long for the kids. Kids ages 5-14 can register to win a bike and sit back and listen for their name to be drawn. The goal is to present more than 25 bikes throughout the day.
Now back to the racing…
Johnson Leads the Way in Triple Crown Challenge
Casey Johnson of Stoughton has the point lead going into the final race of the season. Johnson has a total of 309 points going into the final race which is 44 points ahead of second place Nick Murgic of Rosemount, Minnesota. Rich Bickle Jr. of Janesville is third with 256 points followed by Gary Lamonte of West Allis with 242 points and Travis Sauter of Prairie du Sac with 222. Johnson won the opening race back in June while Sauter picked up the victories in the two July events to give him ten straight super late model wins at Madison.
The race will pay $2500 to the winner with $450 to start. Bonus money also awaits the top three overall finishers in the series who have raced in each event.
The Battle of the Wood Brothers
The Club La Mark Midwest Trucks point race is the tightest of the three divisions with Jerry Wood leading his younger brother John by just twelve points (648-636). Natalie Decker of Eagle River is third with 507 points followed by Andy Jones of Gurnee, Illinois (487) and Camden Murphy of Itasca, Illinois (459).
Legends Chase Down to the Wire
Cory Talaska of Campbellsport took the point lead from Aaron Moyer after the August race and goes into the final event with a fourteen point lead (556-542). The Andy Jones / Max McNamara Team is in third place with 529 points and still have an outside shot at the title. Kevin Griffin of Green Oaks, Illinois, is fourth with 448 points followed by Austin Kunert of Batavia, Illinois, with 400 points.
Pit gates will open at 10:00 AM with practice at 11:30 AM, qualifying at 1:15 PM, and racing at 2:30 PM.