Oregon, WI – Former NASCAR Champion Matt Kenseth will return to Madison International Speedway on Friday night, August 16 to compete in the Howie Lettow Classic 100 presented by Zimbrick Chevrolet. Kenseth, the 1994 Champion at ‘Wisconsin’s Fastest Half Mile’ will compete for the $5,000 top prize against the top ARCA Midwest Tour Super Late Model drivers in the same #8 SUPERSEAL car, prepared by Pathfinder Chassis, that he drove to victory in the Slinger Nationals earlier in July. This will mark the first appearance by Kenseth at his home track since winning a 100 lap contest in 2014, his 27th career feature win at the high-banked paved oval.
“I’m looking forward to getting back on the track at Madison. It’s my home track. I have a lot of great memories there and I’m hoping to make some more. I will never forget the first time my dad brought me there to watch a super late model race. It was the biggest, fastest track I had been to at the time and I was in awe when I heard and saw the super lates flying around there.” Kenseth reflected. “To this day I get excited thinking about the races I have watched and the races that I have won there. There’s nothing like going home.”
A VIP Meet and Greet Party will take place allowing fans the opportunity to attend a Q&A session with the 2003 NASCAR Cup Champion, get up to two items autographed and have a professional picture taken with Kenseth. The VIP Experience will include a custom ticket good for the VIP area and general admission seating, water and soft drinks as well as the autograph and photo opportunities listed above. A limited number of VIP Experience Passes are available for advance purchase at misracing.com/tickets for $108 each.
Adult general admission tickets for the Howie Lettow Classic are just $20, with Whelen Heroes and Senior tickets $18, students ages 12-17 are $15, ages 6-11 $5 with kids ages 5 and under admitted free. Take advantage of the MIS Family Ticket and get up to two adult admissions and up to four youth admissions ages 17 and under for $50. Spectator gates will open at 3:30pm, practice begins at 4pm with qualifying getting underway at 6:15pm. A full racing program which includes preliminary events and features for the ARCA Midwest Tour, Midwest Trucks and Midwest Dash Series will begin at 7:30pm. Madison International Speedway is located at 1122 Sunrise Road between Oregon and Stoughton, WI. For additional information visit www.misracing.com or call 608-835-9700.
-ARCA Midwest Tour Press Release
-Photo credit: Speed51.com / Bruce Nuttleman