What Won the Race: Majeski got to the front early and opened up to a big lead over Casey Johnson for the win.
|7||7s||Paul Shafer Jr||50|
The Skinny: Ty Majeski cruised a 0.499 second victory over Casey Johnson and Austin Nason.
11:25pm – Ty Majeski cruises to victory as he takes Round One of the Triple Crown.
10:05pm – Robert Hansberry Jr. wins the MIS Sportsman feature. Triple Crown 50 up next.
9:55pm – Local Division features are underway. So far, Dave Edmunds won the Midwest Truck feature and Kevin Kneuse won the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model feature. First feature wins for both drivers.
9:00pm – Heat races are completed. John DeAngelis wins the first heat. Austin Nason holds off Ty Majeski to win the second. Jeff Storm holds off Casey Johnson by 0.005 seconds to win the third heat.
6:55pm – Austin Nason sets fast time of 17.311 among the 20 cars that qualified tonight.
Title Fight: This is the first event of the 2016 season. Past champions Casey Johnson (2013) and Jeremy Miller (2015) will be looking for another title. Other entries include two-time ARCA Midwest Tour Champion Ty Majeski, multi-time track champion Bobby Wilberg, and young talent like Derek Kraus, Andy Jones, and Austin Nason. Nicole Behar made the trek from the State of Washington to compete in her first event at MIS.
Winning Crew Chief: Toby Nuttleman
Biggest Loser: Dennis Prunty had a hard wreck in turn three on the second lap. He walked to the ambulance, but was taken to the hospital for observation.
|11||7||Paul Shafer Jr.|
Heat Race Results:
|4||7||Paul Shafer Jr.|
|11||7||Paul Shafer Jr.||17.663|
Event Schedule: Pit gates for Friday’s race open at 3:30 with practice at 5:00, qualifying at 6:30 and racing at 7:30pm.
Car # Name
5 Jeremy Miller
7 John DeAngelis, Jr
7 Paul Shafer, Jr
9 Derek Kraus
11 Andy Jones
11 Bobby Kendall
14 Austin Nason
15 Dean LaPointe
19 Dan Lensing
25 Jeff Storm
33 Nicole Behar
34 Brandon Hill
42 Dennis Prunty
47 Casey Johnson
63 Gary LaMonte
75 Joel Thiesen
89 Ryan Farrell
90 Duke Long
91 Ty Majeski
99 Bobby Wilberg
The Track: Madison International Speedway is a half-mile oval located between Oregon and Stoughton, WI. It is known as “Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile Oval” with long straights and tight banked turns in the corners. The champions list is a who’s who in racing including Dick Trickle, Tom Reffner, Johnny Ziegler, Travis Kvapil, Matt Kenseth, Robbie Reiser, Rich Bickle, and Conrad Morgan.
Weather: Sunny skies with temps in the 80’s.
Next Series Race: The Triple Crown Challenge will be back at Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile on Friday, July 22nd and Friday, August 19th for the Howie Lettow Memorial.