The MAVTV-televised LoanMart Madera Speedway has finalized the Late Model portion of its 2017 schedule with eight race nights to feature both LoanMart Late Models and 51FIFTY Jr. Late Models again next season. All eight race nights will be televised after a 2016 television package that included 16 one hour episodes of “Madera Racing”.
The two Late Model divisions will co-headline the March 11th Madera Speedway season opener followed by events on April 29th, the May 27th Tribute to Armed Forces, June 17th, July 29th, August 26th, September 23rd, and the 4th Annual Short Track Shootout on October 6th and 7th. The March 11th and July 29th 125 lap LoanMart LM races will pay $5,000 to win while the Short Track Shootout continues to be a $10,000 to win race. The standard format for the LoanMart Late Model Series is 100 laps over two 50 lap segments while the Short Track Shootout will be 150 laps in 2017 with a break at the 100 lap mark.
For the Jr. Late Models, 2017 will mark the second season for the world’s first full size stock car series for drivers ages 10-16. The Jr. Late Models share the exact rule book of their Open LM counterparts except for a restrictor. The drivers will face a new challenge with races increased to 75 laps with a 50 lap opening segment followed by a break for interviews and car adjustments before a 25 lap final segment.
“The concept for the Jr. Late Model Series is something I’ve thought about since 2009, as I believe a restricted late model is a great place for a youngster to hone their skills in a car they can move up with throughout their teenage years,” promoter Kenny Shepherd said. “We are proud that we have built a series where talent can shine in the LoanMart Late Model Series, and we intend to do the same for the 10-16 year old crowd with the Jr. Late Model Series on MAVTV.”
The complete Madera Speedway 2017 schedule will be released on Christmas Eve.
Madera Speedway is located on the Madera Fairgrounds on Cleveland Ave and 99. For more information, visit www.RaceMadera.com.
Race fans can catch up on LoanMart Madera Speedway racing with “Madera Racing” airing Thursdays on MAVTV at 8 p.m. Eastern / 5 p.m. Pacific. LoanMart Madera Speedway racing is also available on the LucasOilRacing.TV app. The eighth and final round of the 2016 Jr. Late Models will be broadcast next Thursday as the final broadcast of the year.
2017 Loanmart Late Model & 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Schedule
March 11 – *$5,000 to win LM 125L* Jr. LM 75L
April 29 – LM 100L, Jr. LM 75L
May 27 – *Tribute to Armed Forces* LM 100L, Jr. LM 75L
June 17 – LM 100L, Jr. LM 75L
July 29 – *$5,000 to win LM 125L* Jr. LM 75L
August 26 – LM 100L, Jr. LM 75L
September 23 – LM 100L, Jr. LM 75L
October 6 & 7 – *4th Annual Short Track Shootout. $10k to win LM 150L* Jr. LM 75L
-Madera Speedway Press Release & Photo