Many changes are in store for Madison International Speedway in 2015, but one constant at Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile will be the Triple Crown Challenge. This season will mark the fourth year of the Triple Crown.
“Madison has a rich history of providing top notch Super Late Model racing for our fans, the Triple Crown Challenge continues that tradition.” Stated Speedway owner Gregg McKarns. “There has been a lot of interest from teams across the region curious about our Super Late Model events. I believe we will have a strong contingent of Champion and Challengers attempting to claim the title.”
The three Friday night race dates will feature 50 laps features and are scheduled for June 5th, July 10th and August 21st. An overall champion will be crowned based on the three races with a point fund for the top five point earners. Past champions in the series include Nathan Haseleu (2012), Casey Johnson (2013), and Chris Wimmer (2014). Unlike the weekly Late Model division, the Triple Crown is a non-sanctioned event, meaning teams will NOT be required to join NASCAR in order to compete.
Rules are currently online at www.misracing.com and follow the industry standard ARCA Midwest Tour with a four barrel carburetor option allowing for additional horsepower gains. Teams will utilize ten inch Hoosier tires with the exact compound(s) to be announced in the coming weeks.
The Triple Crown events comprise of three of the four visits for Super Late Models as the ARCA Midwest Tour begins the 2015 season on Sunday, May 3rd for the Joe Shear Classic. They will be joined by the Quest Industrial Mid-American Stock Cars and Midwest Trucks. Weekly Friday night NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action begins on May 15 featuring Late Models, Sportsman, Legends and Bandits. For additional information visit www.misracing.com or call 608-835-9700.
-Madison International Speedway Press Release. Photo credit: Speed51.com