Track is now open for practice. The ARCA Midwest Tour, Mid-American Series and Midwest Trucks will rotate around in 10-minute sessions.
Cardell Potter posted the fastest overall time in three practice sessions for the ARCA Midwest Tour with a time of 17.570. Johnny Sauter was second fastest with a time of 17.576 and Ty Majeski was third with a time of 15.579. Full rundown is below.
Kevin Kneuse was the fast qualifier in the Midwest Truck Series. 14 Trucks qualified for their feature later today.
Dan Gilster was the fas qualifier for the Mid-American Series.
Ty Majeski is the fast qualifier for today’s Joe Shear Classic with a time of 17.496. Casey Johnson is second quick with a time of 17.613 and Andy Jones is third quick with a time of 17.688. Full qualifying results are below.
Ty Majeski rolled a five for a 12-car invert for the Joe Shear Classic.
Nick Egan and Chester Ace won the Midwest Truck heats.
Paul Shafer Jr. and Andrew Morrissey win the odd/even heats. Full results below.
Bobby Gutknecht wins the Mid-American Series feature. Features are up next.
Chester Ace holds off Jeremy Lepak to win the Midwest Truck 30-lap feature.
Johnny Sauter will be starting at the tail of the field for various infractions per an ARCAMT official.
What Won the Race: Ty Majeski started tenth and took over the lead from Dennis Prunty on lap 32 to win the 8th Annual Joe Shear Classic. Johnny Sauter, who started in the last row, came through to finish second. Prunty was third.
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The Skinny: Majeski was also the fast qualifier and continues his strong start of the 2016 season. This is second victory in Wisconsin in the last seven days. He won the season opener at La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway last Sunday.
Winning Quote: “We got lucky in the beginning, our lane went forward then I got to the bottom, and then the bottom went. We made all of the right decisions and getting track position early. A lot of guys like to ride around on the first 50 laps and that is when I like to pounce and get spots easier than in the last 50. I got out front and was able to ride around and felt like I saved enough tires in case there was a caution.”
Notebook: Sauter started 23rd and was up to 10th by lap 20 and was in second by lap 28. Dennis Prunty recorded his best finish at Madison.
Car Count: 24 cars
Title Fight: Majeski is off to a great start for his third straight ARCA Midwest Tour title.
Winning Crew Chief: Toby Nuttleman
On the Move: As noted above, Johnny Sauter gained 21 positions in 28 laps.
Biggest Loser: Derek Kraus had a strong run going until getting spun out on the final lap to finish 17th.
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Qualifier Race Results:
Heat Race Results:
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Practice Results: Cumulative Practice Results
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Event Schedule: 12:45pm Qualifying Begins
Top 16 Autograph Session on Grandstands follows qualifying
1:50pm Opening Ceremonies
1:57pm Invocation/National Anthem
2:00pm Racing Begins
Who To Watch For: Johnny Sauter is the defending Joe Shear Classic winner. Ty Majeski, who was recently announced the top draft pick in the 2016 Speed51.com Short Track Draft, already has big wins at Speedweeks at New Smyrna Speedway and the Rattler 250. Last week, he set a new track record and won the season opener at La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway. Nick Murgic is looking for another big win after winning the Dixieland 250 last August. Travis Sauter has many feature wins at MIS.
Entry List: Advance Entry List
Car # Name Hometown State
2 Dillon Kralovetz Bonduel WI
5 Casey Johnson Edgerton WI
5 Jeremy Miller Rockton IL
5 Johnny Sauter Necedah WI
5 Travis Sauter Prairie Du Sac WI
7 Paul Shafer, Jr Portage IN
9 Derek Kraus Stratford WI
11 Andy Jones Gurnee IL
12 Nick Murgic Rosemount MN
14 Austin Nason Roscoe IL
22 Nick Panitzke Lakeville MN
28 Jake Finney Sycamore IL
38 Jeff Holtz Franksville WI
39 Andrew Morrissey DeForest WI
42 Dennis Prunty Knowles WI
43 Matt Kocourek Franklin WI
52 Ricky Baker Plainfield IL
58 Cardell Potter Camp Douglas WI
75 Chris Weinkauf Merrill WI
76 Jason Weinkauf Merrill WI
77 Jonathan Eilen Hampton MN
78 Skylar Holzhausen Bangor WI
90 Duke Long West Bend WI
91 Ty Majeski Seymour WI
99 Tim Sauter Necedah WI
O4 Natalie Decker Eagle River WI
The Track: Madison International Speedway is located between Stoughton & Oregon, WI off of Hwy 138 about 15 miles south of Madison, WI. The half-mile oval was built in 1969 and its champions include Dick Trickle, Joe Shear, Matt Kenseth, Travis Kvapil, and many more. The turns are banked at 18 degrees. Many look at this track like Martinsville but with banking. It is known as “Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile Oval.”
Weather: Cloudy skies with a current temp of 46 degrees. High today is expected to be around 52 degrees.
Next Series Race: Saturday, May 14th – State Park Speedway, Wausau, WI