Oregon, WI- A $10,000 top prize awaits the winner of the Joe Shear Classic 200 at Madison International Speedway on Sunday, May 5. The Stars and Cars of the ARCA Midwest Tour will battle for 200 laps on "Wisconsin’s Fastest Half Mile" chasing the winning payday amongst the 28-car feature field, which pays $1,000 to start. Young Illinois driver Austin Nason came out on top of last year’s memorable event to record his first ever tour victory.
Exciting two and three-wide racing on the high banks of MIS played out in front of a strong short track racing contingent last May. Just when it looked like either Georgia’s Bubba Pollard or Wisconsin’s Casey Johnson had the race secured, mechanical gremlins sidelined both rides.
Nason, who had been quietly in the top five for most of the day got up on the wheel when it mattered, keeping multi-time Tour and Oktoberfest Champion Dan Fredrickson behind him as the duo raced to the checkers. Minnesota native and former Dixieland 250 winner Nick Murgic finished third, followed by Chicagoland Champion Paul Shafer, Jr and 2018 Midwest Tour Champion Dalton Zehr.
Joining the ARCAMT Super Late Models will be the Mid-American Stock Car Series and the Midwest Trucks Series. Spectator gates will open Sunday, May 5 at 11:30 a.m., racing begins at 2 p.m. and will also feature a post-qualifying fan autograph session in the Turn 4 Party Pavilion.
Adult general admission tickets are $25, Whelen Heroes, Seniors and Students (ages 12-17) $22, Kids (6-11) $10 with Children (5 & under) Free. Family Pricing is also available for $60 which includes up to two adult tickets and up to four admissions for those ages 17 and under. For additional information visit www.misracing.com or call 608-835-9700.
Past Winners of Joe Shear Classic at Madison International
2008 Dan Fredrickson
2009 Nathan Haseleu
2010 Steve Carlson
2011 Ross Kenseth
2012 Andrew Morrissey
2013 Travis Sauter
2014 Nathan Haseleu
2015 Johnny Sauter
2016 Ty Majeski
2017 Andrew Morrissey
2018 Austin Nason
-Madison International Speedway Press Release & Photo