6:16
(Speed51.com Photo)
6:12
For everyone at Speed51.com, this is Kevin Ramsell, thank you for joining us and have a good night.
6:12
Special thanks to longtime Speed51.com sponsor Five Star Race Car Bodies in Twin Lakes, WI for being today’s presenting sponsor of this memorable day in Rich Bickle’s long racing career.
6:11
This will conclude our coverage of the 2013 Triple Crown Series here at Madison International Speedway. Speed51.com would like to thank MIS Owner Terry Kunes, General Manager Dave Grueneberg, and Track PR John Wells for their hospitality this season.
6:10
Casey Johnson is the Triple Crown Series Champion. Rich Bickle Jr. finishes second and Nick Murgic is third unofficially in the standings.
6:08
Triple Crown 100
Unofficial Results

1. Rich Bickle Jr.
2. Bobby Kendall
3. Andrew Morrissey
4. Bobby Wilberg
5. Nick Murgic
6. Casey Johnson
7. Steve Rubeck
8. Jeff Way
9. Nathan Matz
10. Brandon Hill (-1)
11. Jeremy Spoonmore
12. Robert Maynor
13. Chuck Garretson
14. Mikie Breiner (-3)
15. Paul Shafer Jr. (-6)
16. Tim Lampman (-44)
17. Landry Potter (-45)
18. Jesse Potszyk (-82)
19. Gary LaMonte (-98)

6:04
Comment From Amy

Congrats Rich. Great coverage Speed51. Thank you!

6:03
(Speed51.com Photo)
6:03
Bickle traditonally gives his trophy to a young fan. He upheld that here today.
5:57
Casey Johnson is the Triple Crown Champion (Speed51.com Photo)
5:56
Andrew Morrissey finishes third and talks to Jeff Kendall (Speed51.com Photo)
5:55
Bobby Kendall finishes second. (Speed51.com Photo)
5:55
Comment From Steve

Congrats Rich!! Thank you Speed 51

5:54
Comment From David

great job RB

5:54
Comment From Seth

That’s cool! Go Bickle a win for the ages.

5:54
Bickle said today is a great day. He dedicates to his mom. Said his first race here was in 1980 when he beat his dad in the semi-feature.
5:53
Comment From Gary

Way to go Rich

5:53
Comment From Noble

Way to go Rich Bickle!!!!!

5:52
This is an emotional victory lane.
5:52
(Speed51.com Photo)
5:51
(Speed51.com Photo)
5:48
Bickle’s last race is as a winner at Madison
5:48
White is out
5:48
Two to go..no challenge for Bickle
5:48
Now three to go for him to go out as a winner at MIs
5:47
4 laps to go for Rich Bickle
5:46
8 laps to go. Kendall is not gaining
5:45
Ten to go for Bickle.
5:45
Lap 89: Bickle is determined to leave here as a winner. lead is still 0.8 seconds.
5:45
Lap 87: Pretty good spacing among the entire field.
5:44
Lap 85: Bickle taps the gas peddle a little more and now has a 0.9 second lead.
5:44
Lap 84: Top four have spaced themselves out. Wilberg has gotten away from Murgic.
5:43
Lap 82: Bickle continues to hold a 0.7 second lead over Kendall.
5:43
Lap 80: Bickle, Kendall, Morrissey, Wilberg, Murgic, Rubeck, Johnson, Way, Matz, Hill
5:42
Lap 78. Bickle gets a comfortable lead over Kendall. Lead is 0.878 seconds.
5:42
Lap 77: Bickle has a 0.7 second lead over Kendall. Morrissey is third while Murgic goes on the inside of Wilberg for fourth.
5:41
GREEN LAP 75: Bickle gets the holeshot around turns one and two and takes the lead. Bickle is gone.
5:40
one to go
5:40
Kendall goes low this time with Bickle on the outside.
5:39
The cone will be out next time by.
5:37
Field has fired up their engines and are rolling.
5:34
This will be a double file restart. Bickle has made his passes in turns one and two. The classic way to get around this oval. Kendall has elected to start on the outside each time there is a restart. This upcoming restart will be interesting to watch. Plus did Morrissey, Wilberg, Murgic and Johnson make the right adjustments to be a contender?
5:33
Time is up and the crews are retreating back to the pits.
5:32
At the end of this race, we will go trackside for post race photos and comments then come back up to give a full field rundown before we leave the track today.
5:31
Less than two minutes to go in the break.
5:28
Nick Murgic said the track got more loose than what they expected it. Going to tighten up the car and see how that goes.
5:28
Casey Johnson said his car is loose but they will tighten it up and could challenge for a win.
5:27
Bickle is talking to MIS’s Track Announcer Eric Huenefeld. He got a little choked up when he mentioned this is his last race here. He also said that the car is fast and if he doesn’t win, something is wrong.
5:26
Crews at work. (Speed51.com Photo)
5:25
Bobby Kendall says the car is pretty good, but they are going to make a couple of adjustments.
5:23
Longtime Speed51.com partner Five Star Race Car Bodies presents today’s 51’s live Trackside Now coverage of the Super Late Model Triple Crown Series finale at Madison International Speedway (WI). Five Star is committed to being at the forefront of creating original body designs and innovative body accessories. With their latest Ultraglass products, Five Star has developed body panels that are ultra-strong. No composite is made stronger. To find out more on Five Star Race Car Bodies’ Ultraglass products and for video demonstrations on just how tough Ultraglass products are, visit www.fivestarbodies.com
5:23
Field rundown at the 75-lap break

1. Bobby Kendall
2. Rich Bickle Jr.
3. Andrew Morrissey
4. Bobby Wilberg
5. Nick Murgic
6. Casey Johnson
7. Steve Rubeck
8. Jeff Way
9. Nathan Matz
10. Brandon Hill (-1)
11. Jeremy Spoonmore
12. Robert Maynor
13. Chuck Garretson
14. Mikie Breiner (-2)
15. Paul Shafer Jr. (off)
16. Tim Lampman (off)
17. Landry Potter (off)
18. Jesse Pokszyk (off)
19. Gary LaMonte (off)

5:20
We are at the 10-minute break. Pit crew members will run to the infield to tend to their cars. They can make adjustments, add fuel, swap tires but cannot change tires for the 25-lap run to the checkers.
5:18
Lap 75: Field is completing the lap and the yellow flies.
5:18
Lap 74: About a lap away from the break.
5:18
Lap 73: About a half second difference from Kendall to Bickle.
5:18
Lap 71: Bickle gets a run out of four. Goes to the inside of turn one and goes to second out of turn two. Bickle wants to leave MIS as a winner.
5:17
Lap 70: Bickle searching for a way to get by Morrissey.
5:17
Lap 69: Bickle gets to Morrissey’s bumper.
5:16
Lap 68: We are about seven laps away from the break.
5:16
Lap 66: Bickle goes to the inside of Wilberg going into turn one. Completes the pass to third out of turn two.
5:15
Lap 65: Kendall gets a couple of car lengths on Morrissey. Bickle is all over Wilberg for third.
5:15
Lap 63: Morrissey getting challenged by Wilberg for second.
5:14
Lap 61: Bickle starting to march back to the front. He goes by Murgic for fourth.
5:14
Lap 60: Kendall, Morrissey, Wilberg, Murgic, Bickle.
5:13
GREEN Lap 58: Kendall and Morrissey battle for the lead while Murgic and Wilberg battle for third. Bickle to fifth.
5:12
Field gets one at the line…This will be a short sprint to the break.
5:11
57 laps completed. Way was able to stay on the lead lap. Top nine are on the lead lap.

1. Kendall
2. Morrissey
3. Wilberg
4. Murgic
5. Johnson
6. Rubeck
7. Bickle
8. Matz
9. Way
10. Hill (-1)
11. Spoonmore
12. Garretson
13. Maynor
14. Lampman
15. Breiner
16. Shafer (off)
17. Potter (off)
18. Pokszyk (off)
19. LaMonte (off)

5:08
CAUTION LAP 58: Lampman spins in turn four.
5:07
Lap 57: Matz and Kendall are battling for eighth as Kendall closing in on them.
5:07
Lap 54: Hill goes a lap down. Kendall is closing in on Matz and Way to put them a lap down.
5:06
Lap 53: Wilberg muscles his way around Murgic and goes to third.
5:06
Lap 50 Top Ten
1. Kendall
2. Morrissey
3. Murgic
4. Wilberg
5. Johnson
6. Rubeck
7. Bickle
8. Matz
9. Way
10. Hill
5:05
Lap 50: Shafer pulls off.
5:05
Lap 38: Kendall puts Spoonmore, who is running 11th, a lap down. Just the top ten are on the lead lap.
5:04
Lap 47: Wilberg is closing in on Murgic for third.
5:04
Lap 45: Field is single file all around the half-mile oval.
5:03
Lap 43: Kendall has a 1.030 second lead over Morrissey. Murgic is not far behind Morrissey.
5:02
Lap 40: Kendall, Morrissey, Murgic, Wilberg, Johnson, Rubeck, Bickle, Matz, Hill, Way is your top ten.
5:02
Lap 38: Wilberg gets around Johnson for fourth.
5:01
Lap 36: Shafer is about to go a lap down.
5:00
Lap 33: Wilberg on the back bumper of Johnson to challenge for fourth.
4:59
Lap 31: Potter goes to the pits. Kendall puts Breiner a lap down.
4:59
Lap 29: Potter is off the pace…we can see smoke coming out of the back of his car. Shafer is off the pace as well.
4:58
Lap 25: Kendall, Morrissey, Murgic, Johnson, Wilberg, Rubeck, Bickle, Shafer, HIll, Potter is your top ten.
4:57
Lap 22: Field has settled down. Only side-by-side battle is for ninth between Potter and Hill.
4:56
Lap 18: Kendall leads by a half a second over Morrissey. Murgic is third with Johnson catching him. Wilberg is fifth. Rubeck in sixth with Shafer in seventh. Bickle back to eighth.
4:55
Comment From guest 

GO CASEY!

4:54
Lap 13: Morrissey tucks back behind Kendall. Kendall leads. Murgic is third with Johnson in fourth and Wilberg in fifth. Bickle coming back up, he is up to sixth.
4:53
Lap 12: Casey Johnson gets a great run on the outside off of turn two and goes from sixth to fourth.
4:53
Lap 11: Morrissey on the inside of Kendall going into turn three.
4:53
GREEN: Kendall gets ahead of Morrissey out of turn two.
4:52
One to go at the line. 91 laps to go.
4:52
Kendall chooses the outside again. Breiner also was sent to the rear.
4:50
Nine laps completed. Kendall leads with Morrissey second. Shafer is third with Potter in fourth. Murgic rounds out the top five.
4:49
Caution Lap 10: Lampman spins in turn two.
4:49
GREEN LAP 9: Kendall gets a good jump and takes the lead. Morrissey trying to get around Shafer for second.
4:48
They do double file restarts where the driver chooses the lane.
4:48
Kendall will restart on the outside with Shafer on the inside
4:47
8 Laps completed

1. Kendall
2. Shafer
3. Murgic
4. Morrissey
5. Wilberg
6. Johnson
7. Potter
8. Rubeck
9. Bickle
10. Spoonmore
11. Way
12. Hill
13. Matz
14. Maynor
15. Garretson
16. Pokszyk
17. Breiner
18. Lampman
19. LaMonte (off)

4:45
CAUTION LAP 8: Mikie Breiner goes around and so does Brandon Hill. Both are moving and will re-join the field. Officials say that Breiner got help from Lampman. Lampman and Breiner to the rear, and Hill will get his spot back because he spun to avoid.
4:44
Lap 7: Kendall, Shafer, Murgic, Morrissey, Wilberg, Johnson, Potter, Rubeck, Bickle,
4:43
Lap 6: Kendall gets the inside line in turn one, he goes to the lead. Shafer back to second.
4:43
Lap 5: Bickle is back to ninth.
4:43
Lap 4: Shafer leads with Kendall in second. Then Murgic, Potter, Morrissey, Wilberg and Johnson.
4:42
Lap 3: Potter on the inside of Bickle for fourth, makes the pass in turns three and four. Morrissey also goes by him.
4:42
Lap 2: Shafer leads while Bobby Kendall and Murgic get by Bickle for second and third.
4:41
GREEN: Shafer gets the lead out of turn two.
4:40
One to go at the line.
4:38
The field has been introduced and the command has been given. Engines are fired for 100 laps.
4:38
Rich Bickle Jr. is starting on the outside of the front row. This will be the last time he will race at Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile Oval. Bickle is the 1985-86 track champion back when this track was called Capital Super Speedway. He is also the only five-time Snowball Derby winner.
4:36
Quick reminder…there will be a 10-minute break around lap 75. Teams will be allowed to make adjustments, fuel up the car, and swap tires but cannot change tires.
4:34
Longtime Speed51.com partner Five Star Race Car Bodies presents today’s 51’s live Trackside Now coverage of the Super Late Model Triple Crown Series finale at Madison International Speedway (WI). Five Star is committed to being at the forefront of creating original body designs and innovative body accessories. With their latest Ultraglass products, Five Star has developed body panels that are ultra-strong. No composite is made stronger. To find out more on Five Star Race Car Bodies’ Ultraglass products and for video demonstrations on just how tough Ultraglass products are, visit www.fivestarbodies.com
4:32
Starting field out on the track. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:31
Triple Crown Series 100
Starting Lineup

1. 7 Paul Shafer Jr.
2. 45 Rich Bickle Jr.
3. 11 Bobby Kendall
4. 61 Steve Rubeck
5. 12 Nick Murgic
6. 5 Casey Johnson
7. 57 Landry Potter
8. 28 Bobby Wilberg
9. 9 Tim Lampman
10. 39 Andrew Morrissey
11. 13 Mikie Breiner
12. 22 Jeremy Spoonmore
13. 68 Jeff Way
14. 18 Robert Maynor
15. 14 Brandon Hill
16. 82 Nathan Matz
17. 2 Jesse Potszyk
18. 2 Chuck Garretson
19. 63 Gary LaMonte

4:28
The 25th Anniversary running of the Glass City 200 will take place on Saturday, September 28 at Toledo Speedway in Toledo, OH. The 2013 edition is one of the top outlaw bodied Late Model races in the area. Some of the previous winners include: Bob Senneker, Joe Ruttman, Joy Fair, Junior Hanley, Steve Sauve, Brian Campbell, Harold Fair Jr., Dave Kuhlman and Augie Grill. More information can be found atwww.toledospeedway.com.
4:25
The Triple Crown 100 is up next.
4:25
Talaska was able to get by Moyer and go on to win the Legends feature and Championship.
4:22
Talaska just doesn’t want to win the championship, he wants to win the race. He is challenging Moyer with 10 to go.
4:20
The biggest open Modified event in the country, the John Blewett III North-South Shootout, is back and bigger than ever for its 11th annual running. On November 8th and 9th, the “Men who live by the grace of God and 600 horsepower” will thunder around North Carolina’s Caraway Speedway in this traditional Modified battle pitting the stars of the Northern Modifieds versus their counterparts in the South. Tickets are affordable for the whole family and it’s a show that shouldn’t be missed by fans who enjoy wheel-to-wheel excitement. For more details on the 11th annual John Blewett III North-South Shootout, visit www.carawayspeedway.com
4:20
17 laps to go with Aaron Moyer leading in the Legends feature. Cory Talaska is running third. Which gives him a one point lead. But a lap later, Talaska gets by Max McNamara for second to give him a little better cushion for the championship.
4:19
The 41st Annual Marion Edwards Memorial will be the championship race for the Bright House Challenge Series. The stars will compete on the famous New Smyrna Speedway half-mile oval in a 100-lap event to determint the 2013 season. More information can be found at www.newsmyrnaspeedway.org.
4:16
Legends are out for their 25-lap feature.
4:16
Comment From Guest 

NICE JOB Natalie from Kyle Brinkmann Racing…

4:15
Any Natalie Decker fans watching today?
4:13
Jerry Wood is the Midwest Truck Champion.
4:13
The X-1R CARS Pro Cup Series will kick off their Championship Series on Saturday, September 14 at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, NC. Clay Rogers and JP Morgan are in a close point battle with Morgan winning the last event. You can visitwww.carsprocup.com today and print your free ticket for this event.
4:12
Natalie said that the finish was the exciting and this his her best win in her young career. We believe she is 15-years-old.
4:12
Midwest Trucks Results
1. Natalie Decker
2. Chester Ace
3. John Wood
4. Justin Oertel
5. Jerry Wood
6. Andy Jones
7. Camden Murphy
8. Jacob Van Wazer
9. Jerry Suderland
10. Joshua James
11. Mike Corvo
12. Chad Knaus
4:10
Natalie Decker gets interviewed by John Wells. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:09
Natalie Decker emerges from her truck. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:07
Decker’s margin of victory was 0.060 seconds.
4:07
CHECKERED: Decker gets an inside run off of turn four and will win the drag race to the line.
4:06
WHITE: Decker on the inside of Ace off of two.
4:06
Lap 28: Decker is hoping for Ace to make a mistake.
4:05
Lap 27: Decker is within a truck length in turns one and two.
4:05
Lap 26: 0.368 seconds separate Ace and Decker.
4:05
Lap 25: Decker is within a truck length of Ace. Big gap from second to third.
4:04
Lap 23: Decker is closing in on Ace for the lead. John Wood goes to third. Oertel is fourth and Jerry Wood is fifth.
4:04
Lap 22: Ace leads with Decker in second. Oertel is battling John Wood for third.
4:03
Lap 20: Oertel skates in turns one and two. Decker goes by for second. She is trying to close in on Ace.
4:03
Lap 19: Oertel gets loose off of two again, Ace is back to the lead. Decker on the inside.
4:03
Lap 18: Oertel and Ace are still battling for the top spot. Decker is waiting to see what happens. John Wood is fourth with Jerry in fifth.
4:02
Lap 16: Oertel on the outside with Ace on the inside battling for the lead. Decker is there with them.
4:02
Lap 15: Oertel still has Ace on his bumper. Oertel gets loose coming off turn two. Ace goes to the inside.
4:01
Lap 12: Ace is not letting Oertel get away. Decker is closing to make this a three truck battle for the top spot.
4:01
Lap 11: Oertel will win the side by side battle and take the top spot from Ace.
4:00
Lap 10: Ace, Oertel, Decker, Jones, John Wood, Jerry Wood, Murphy, Van Wazer, Suderland, James
4:00
Lap 8: Ace on the inside and Oertel on the outside battling for the lead. Decker is in third with Andy Jones in fourth.
3:59
Lap 7: Oertel has the edge on the outside of Ace going into turn three, but Ace leads at the line.
3:59
Field gets one to go at the line…Ace will restart at the inside with Oertel on the outside. Jerry Wood is supposed to start at the tail of the longest line and officials are trying to get him to do that. He does, we are green.
3:57
The name says it all. This event is the wild one and will take place on Saturday, September 14 at Kalamazoo Speedway in Kalamazoo, MI. This will be a race event will you will see some unique looking cars and fast speeds. Make your plans to be a part of this fun event. For more information, please visitwww.kalamazoospeedway.com.
3:56
Longtime Speed51.com partner Five Star Race Car Bodies presents today’s 51’s live Trackside Now coverage of the Super Late Model Triple Crown Series finale at Madison International Speedway (WI). Five Star is committed to being at the forefront of creating original body designs and innovative body accessories. With their latest Ultraglass products, Five Star has developed body panels that are ultra-strong. No composite is made stronger. To find out more on Five Star Race Car Bodies’ Ultraglass products and for video demonstrations on just how tough Ultraglass products are, visit www.fivestarbodies.com
3:55
CAUTION Lap 6: For Van Wazer’s spin. Officials are saying that Jerry Wood made contact with Van Wazer, both go to the rear.
3:55
Lap 5: Ace goes to the lead with Oertel following. Murphy back to third. Decker is fourth. John Wood is fifth. Van Wazer spins coming off of turn four.
3:54
Lap 3: Ace and Oertel close in on Murphy. Murphy running the high line going into three. Ace sees an opening on the inside.
3:53
Lap 2: Murphy pulls away with Ace going to second and Oertel going around Decker for third.
3:53
GREEN: Murphy gets the lead out of turn two.
3:52
Natalie Decker and Camden Murphy will lead the field to the green.
3:52
Jones, Jerry Wood, John Wood and Joshua James have returned. Corvo and Knaus are in the pits.
3:49
Parking lot off of turn four. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:46
Mike Corvo got loose coming off of turn four to take the green causing a melee. Chad Knaus, Jerry Wood, John Wood, Andy Jones are also involved.
3:46
30-Lap Truck Feature is out now.

1. Mike Corvo
2. Joshua James
3. Natalie Decker
4. Chad Knaus
5. Camden Murphy
6. Jerry Wood
7. Justin Oertel
8. Andy Jones
9. Chester Ace
10. John Wood
11. Jacob Van Wazer
12. Jared Suderland

3:41
Jason Schuler wins the Outlaw Exhibition Race with Bickle in second and Dave Klein in third. They were hand clocked doing about 17.8 seconds.
3:40
Triple Crown Series 100
Starting Lineup

1. 7 Paul Shafer Jr.
2. 45 Rich Bickle Jr.
3. 11 Bobby Kendall
4. 61 Steve Rubeck
5. 12 Nick Murgic
6. 5 Casey Johnson
7. 57 Landry Potter
8. 28 Bobby Wilberg
9. 9 Tim Lampman
10. 39 Andrew Morrissey
11. 13 Mikie Breiner
12. 22 Jeremy Spoonmore
13. 68 Jeff Way
14. 18 Robert Maynor
15. 14 Brandon Hill
16. 82 Nathan Matz
17. 2 Jesse Potszyk
18. 2 Chuck Garretson
19. 63 Gary LaMonte

3:36
The Outlaw Late Models are putting on a 10-lap exhibition race. Sorry they do not have transponders on them.
3:35
Jason Schuler (Speed51.com Photo)
3:34
Rich Bickle Jr. is out for an Outlaw Late Model exhibition race. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:32
Terry Kunes, Owner of MIS, is on the public address system announcing to the fans that they will return to Friday nights next year with 14 events. He is promising lower ticket prices and lower concession prices.
3:24
Longtime Speed51.com partner Five Star Race Car Bodies presents today’s 51’s live Trackside Now coverage of the Super Late Model Triple Crown Series finale at Madison International Speedway (WI). Five Star is committed to being at the forefront of creating original body designs and innovative body accessories. With their latest Ultraglass products, Five Star has developed body panels that are ultra-strong. No composite is made stronger. To find out more on Five Star Race Car Bodies’ Ultraglass products and for video demonstrations on just how tough Ultraglass products are, visit www.fivestarbodies.com
3:24
We are waiting for a revised lineup from track officials and will post it as soon as we can.
3:23
Kids and their parents who won a bike are picking out the one they want to take home. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:21
Steve Holzhausen will be looking to clean sweep the 2013 Yellow River Racing Series at the season finale on Saturday, September 14. Holzhausen easily won the first two events. The veteran driver holds a 60-point lead over Mark Eswein in the standings. For more information, please visit www.marshfieldmotorspeedway.com.
3:20
We are getting word from track officials that Gary LaMonte did not have his qualifying tires on for the heat race as required, therefore he will be starting at the rear for the 100-lap main event.
3:17
Aaron Moyer will win the second heat and gain one point on Cory Talaska, who finished second.
3:15
Second heat is out for the Legends
3:15
The fourth Gulf Coast Doubleheader weekend for the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco is set for September 20 & 21. The weekend kicks off with a combination event for the Southern Super Series and the Buddy’s Home Furnishings Blizzard Series at Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway on Friday, September 20. The action shifts a few miles down Interstate 10 to Alabama’s Mobile International Speedway on Saturday, September 21, for the combination Southern Super Series and Miller Lite Series 125-lap feature. For more details, visitwww.southernsuperseries.comwww.5flagsspeedway.com andwww.mobilespeedway.net.
3:14
Johnny Kringas gets the clean air and pulls away from Shelby Berlin to win the first heat.
3:13
There were five cars to start this race. Two were involved in the accident. Then Matt Berlin pulls off. So, Shelby Berlin and Johnny Kringas are having a two-car race.
3:11
Kevin Griffin gets hit by Jordan Wendt (Speed51.com Photo)
3:09
Rough start in the first Legend heat. Kevin Griffin went around in turn two and was then t-boned by Jordan Wendt. Both drivers are alright.
3:06
Quarter-mile track is now open for the Legend heats.
3:06
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3:05
Shafer and Bickle will lead the field to the green flag for the 100-lap feature.
3:04
Comment From Denise 

Way to go Paulie!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

3:04
Results:

1. Rich Bickle
2. Gary LaMonte
3. Steve Rubeck
4. Casey Johnson
5. Bobby Wilberg
6. Andrew Morrissey
7. Jeremy Spoonmore
8. Robert Maynor
9. Nathan Matz
10. Chuck Garretson

3:03
CHECKERED: Bickle gets a run out of four and will take the win. LaMonte is second.
3:03
WHITE: Bickle has the edge at the line, but LaMonte is still outside.
3:03
Lap 10: Bickle and LaMonte are still battling. What a show the fans are seeing.
3:02
Lap 8: Neither are giving an inch. Bickle was scored the leader that time by.
3:02
Lap 7: Bickle and LaMonte still side by side. Bickle on the inside.
3:02
Lap 6: Bickle on the inside of LaMonte going into one. Battle for the lead.
3:01
Lap 5: LaMonte, Bickle, Spoonmore, Rubeck, Johnson, Maynor, Wilberg, Morrissey, Matz, Garretson.
3:01
Lap 4: LaMonte goes to the lead. Bickle moves to second as he goes by Spoonmore.
3:00
Lap 3: Spoonmore leads with Maynor holding up the inside line. LaMonte goes to second then challenges Spoonmore for the lead in turn three.
3:00
GREEN: Maynor and Spoonmore battle for the top spot.
3:00
Odd Heat
1. 18 Robert Maynor
2. 22 Jeremy Spoonmore
3. 82 Nathan Matz
4. 61 Steve Rubeck
5. 5 Casey Johnson
6. 63 Gary LaMonte
7. 28 Bobby Wilberg
8. 45 Rich Bickle Jr.
9. 39 Andrew Morrissey
10. 2 Chuck Garretson
2:58
Results

1. Paul Shafer Jr.
2. Bobby Kendall
3. Nick Murgic
4. Landry Potter
5. Tim Lampman
6. Mikie Breiner
7. Jeff Way
8. Brandon Hill
9. Jesse Pokszyk

2:57
CHECKERED: Kendall gives it the old college try off of turn four, but spins the tires and Shafer wins.
2:57
Lap 10: Shafer then Kendall goes to second past Murgic. Potter. Kendall is closing in on Shafer as the white flies.
2:56
Lap 8: Shafer gets away from the rest of the field. Murgic goes by Lampman for second.
2:55
Lap 7: Shafer leads with Lampman in second and Murgic is up to third. Kendall is fourth and Potter is fifth.
2:55
Lap 5: Lampman leads but gets high off of turn two. Shafer jumps at the opportunity and takes the lead going into three.
2:55
Lap 3: Lampman on the inside of Breiner going into one and takes the lead. Shafer goes to second. Breiner gets loose on the backstretch and saves it. He is falling back.
2:54
Lap 2 of 12: Breiner goes from the outside to the lead. Lampman goes to second with Shafer to third.
2:53
GREEN: Pokszyk and Breiner battle for the lead with Lampman joining them.
2:52
Start was waived off…Arnie Thompson the official starter didn’t like how the field looked coming out of two.
2:51
Even heat is out now for the Super Late Models. The finish will determine the outside row for the 100-lap main event.
1. 2 Jesse Pokszyk
2. 13 Mikie Breiner
3. 68 Jeff Way
4. 9 Tim Lampman
5. 14 Brandon Hill
6. 7 Paul Shafer Jr.
7. 57 Landry Potter
8. 12 Nick Murgic
9. 11 Bobby Kendall
2:50
Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida will host their Night of Champions on Saturday, September 28. The highlight of the night will be the Allen Turner Hyundai Pro Late Model Tune Up 100. Plus the Modifieds, Pro Trucks, Sportsmen, and Bombers will be in action. It could be a great preview of the Snowflake 100 annual event during the Snowball Derby weekend. www.5flagsspeedway.com.
2:50
Andy Jones was third then Oertel, Chester Ace and Camden Murphy.
2:49
CHECKERED: Wood goes to the inside off of turn two. They battle side-by-side all the way to the line where Knaus wins by a bumper.
2:49
WHITE: Knaus holding off Wood going into one.
2:49
Lap 6: Top four are running single file. Wood has caught Knaus.
2:48
Lap 5: Knaus has about a car length lead but is inching up to the tailgate of Knaus.
2:48
Lap 3: Knaus leads with Jerry Wood in second and Andy Jones in third. Oertel, Murphy than Ace.
2:47
GREEN: Knaus gets the lead with Jerry Wood in second.
2:45
Second Truck Heat gets the green flag. Justin Oertel goes around in turn four, complete restart.
2:42
The 51st Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl is an event on many short track fans bucket list. This year’s event will take place on October 5-6 at the famous Vermont track. Drivers will compete in a three-segment event with the hopes of drinking the fresh milk and immortalizing themselves by kissing a cow. It has become one of the more popular short track events in the United States. For more information, please visitwww.thunderroadspeedbowl.com.
2:42
CHECKERED: Natalie Decker gets the win with James in second. John Wood was third then Van Wazer, Corvo and Suderland.
2:42
WHITE: Decker gets a run off of two and takes the lead.
2:41
Green is back out with two to go. James and Decker battle for the lead
2:40
CAUTION – Lap 6: Mike Corvo and Suderland, who were battling for third, touch going down the backstretch causing Corvo to spin. Both to the rear.
2:39
Lap 6 – Joshua James goes to the lead on the restart with Natalie Decker going to second.
2:38
Three laps to to go in the first Truck heat. John Wood and Jacob Van Wazer were battling for the lead going into turn one. It appears the two made contact causing Van Wazer to spin and bring out at caution. Both go to the rear. Jared Suderland, who spun on the opening lap, is now the leader.
2:37
Super Late Model Heat Lineups

Even Heat

1. 2 Jesse Pokszyk
2. 13 Mikie Breiner
3. 68 Jeff Way
4. 9 Tim Lampman
5. 14 Brandon Hill
6. 7 Paul Shafer Jr.
7. 57 Landry Potter
8. 12 Nick Murgic
9. 11 Bobby Kendall

Odd Heat

1. 18 Robert Maynor
2. 22 Jeremy Spoonmore
3. 82 Nathan Matz
4. 61 Steve Rubeck
5. 5 Casey Johnson
6. 63 Gary LaMonte
7. 28 Bobby Wilberg
8. 45 Rich Bickle Jr.
9. 39 Andrew Morrissey
10. 2 Chuck Garretson

2:34
The 44th Annual Oktoberfest Race Weekend will take place on Oktober 3,4,5,6 at La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway in West Salem, WI. This is the big fall event that will crown many Champions from the Speedway to the visiting touring series. There will be over 500 cars with 600+ laps of feature racing with 19 divisions in which five are Late Model divisions. This is one race weekend that you need to put on your bucket list and attend. www.oktoberfestraceweekend.com.
2:33
Comment From Noble 

Lets go BICKLE!!!!! 45 Rules

2:33
The 2013 Speed51.com Late Model Most Popular Driver presented by ARbodies voting is underway. You can vote for your favorite driver once a day – any additional votes will not be counted. The overall Most Popular driver will receive a free white “A” package ABC or Late Model Stock Car body from ARbodies.com. Vote today by visiting http://www.speed51.com/2013_Stories/MPD/MPD_voting.html
2:32
For the Super Late Models, they will have odd/even heats. the finishes will determine the inside and outside rows for the 100-lap feature.
2:32
The Trucks will be out first for their heats.
2:30
Andrew Morrissey out for opening ceremonies. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:14
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2:02
Racing action will get underway at 2:30pm here at MIS.
2:01
Longtime Speed51.com partner Five Star Race Car Bodies presents today’s 51’s live Trackside Now coverage of the Super Late Model Triple Crown Series finale at Madison International Speedway (WI). Five Star is committed to being at the forefront of creating original body designs and innovative body accessories. With their latest Ultraglass products, Five Star has developed body panels that are ultra-strong. No composite is made stronger. To find out more on Five Star Race Car Bodies’ Ultraglass products and for video demonstrations on just how tough Ultraglass products are, visit www.fivestarbodies.com
2:01
Chuck Garretson didn’t qualify, been having clutch issues. He is out on the track now to check out his car.
1:59
Triple Crown Series
Qualifying Results

1 39 Andrew Morrissey 17.271
2 11 Bobby Kendall 17.281
3 45 Rich Bickle Jr. 17.455
4 12 Nick Murgic 17.473
5 28 Bobby Wilberg 17.549
6 57 Landry Potter 17.574
7 63 Gary LaMonte 17.599
8 7 Paul Shafer Jr. 17.628
9 5 Casey Johnson 17.651
10 14 Brandon Hill 17.754
11 61 Steve Rubeck 17.764
12 9 Tim Lampman 17.786
13 82 Nathan Matz 17.880
14 68 Jeff Way 17.886
15 22 Jeremy Spoonmore 17.909
16 13 Mikie Breiner 18.100
17 18 Robert Maynor 18.121
18 2 Jesse Pokszyk 18.233
19 2 Chuck Garretson No Time
1:57
61   – Steve Rubeck
Lap 1: 17.874
Lap 2: 17.764
Best Lap: 17.764
Position: 11th
1:56
57   – Landry Potter
Lap 1: 17.764
Lap 2: 17.574
Best Lap: 17.574
Position: 6th
1:55
45   – Rich Bickle Jr.
Lap 1: 17.535
Lap 2: 17.455
Best Lap: 17.455
Position: 3rd
1:54
39   – Andrew Morrissey
Lap 1: 17.502
Lap 2: 17.271
Best Lap: 17.271
Position: 1st
1:53
28   – Bobby Wilberg
Lap 1: 17.672
Lap 2: 17.549
Best Lap: 17.549
Position: 3rd
1:52
22   – Jeremy Spoonmore
Lap 1: 18.250
Lap 2: 17.909
Best Lap: 17.909
Position: 10th
1:51
18   – Robert Maynor
Lap 1: 18.334
Lap 2: 18.121
Best Lap: 18.121
Position: 11th
1:50
14   – Brandon Hill
Lap 1: 17.864
Lap 2: 17.754
Best Lap: 17.754
Position: 6th
1:49
13   – Mikie Breiner
Lap 1: 18.314
Lap 2: 18.100
Best Lap: 18.100
Position: 9th
1:48
12   – Nick Murgic
Lap 1: 17.473
Lap 2: 17.489
Best Lap: 17.473
Position: 2nd
1:47
11   – Bobby Kendall
Lap 1: 17.461
Lap 2: 17.281
Best Lap: 17.281
Position: 1st (track record is 17.245)
1:46
7 – Paul Shafer Jr.
Lap 1: 17.778
Lap 2: 17.628
Best Lap: 17.628
Position: 2nd
1:45
9 – Tim Lampman
Lap 1: 17.993
Lap 2: 17.786
Best Lap: 17.786
Position: 3rd
1:44
5 – Casey Johnson
Lap 1: 17.661
Lap 2: 17.651
Best Lap: 17.651
Position: 2nd
1:43
2 – Jesse Pokszyk
Lap 1: 18.522
Lap 2: 18.233
Best Lap: 18.233
Position: 4th
1:42
82   – Nathan Matz
Lap 1: 17.933
Lap 2: 17.880
Best Lap: 17.880
Position: 2nd
1:41
68   – Jeff Way
Lap 1: 18.050
Lap 2: 17.886
Best Lap: 17.886
Position: 2nd
1:40
63   – Gary LaMonte
Lap 1: 18.000
Lap 2: 17.599
Best Lap: 17.599
Position: 1st
1:39
Super Late Model Qualifying is up now.
1:38
Midwest Trucks
Qualifying Results

1. Chester Ace 18.892
2. Andy Jones 19.095
3. Justin Oertel 19.107
4. Jerry Wood 19.126
5. Camden Murphy 19.137
6. Chad Knaus 19.218
7. Natalie Decker 19.284
8. Joshua James 19.319
9. Mike Corvo 19.327
10. John Wood 19.512
11. Jacob Van Wazer 19.531
12. Jerry Suderland 19.584

1:36
30   – Joshua James
Lap 1: 19.408
Lap 2: 19.319
Best Lap: 19.319
Position: 8th
1:35
26   – Mike Corvo
Lap 1: 19.553
Lap 2: 19.327
Best Lap: 19.327
Position: 8th
1:34
21   – Jerry Suderland
Lap 1: 19.660
Lap 2: 19.584
Best Lap: 19.584
Position: 10th
1:33
11   – Andy Jones
Lap 1: 19.438
Lap 2: 19.095
Best Lap: 19.095
Position: 2nd
1:33
04   – Natalie Decker
Lap 1: 19.435
Lap 2: 19.284
Best Lap: 19.284
Position: 6th
1:32
3 – Chester Ace
Lap 1: 19.153
Lap 2: 18.892
Best Lap: 18.892
Position: 1st
1:31
2 – Justin Oertel
Lap 1: 19.372
Lap 2: 19.107
Best Lap: 19.107
Position: 1st
1:30
 

85   – Camden Murphy
Lap 1: 19.395
Lap 2: 19.137
Best Lap: 19.137
Position: 2nd
1:30
88   – Jacob Van Wazer
Lap 1: 19.664
Lap 2: 19.531
Best Lap: 19.531
Position: 4th
1:29
73   – Jerry Wood
Lap 1: 19.452
Lap 2: 19.128
Best Lap: 19.128
Position: 1st
1:28
72   – John Wood
Lap 1: 19.624
Lap 2: 19.512
Best Lap: 19.512
Position: 2nd
1:27
67 – Chad Knaus

Lap 1: 19.337
Lap 2: 19.218
Best Lap: 19.218
Position: 1st
1:25
Trucks are up next.
1:25
Cory Talaska is today’s fast qualifier for the Legends with a time of 13.845. Aaron Moyer was second with a time of 13.868 and Max McNamara was third with a 14.106.
1:23
It is the biggest Super Late Model event in the country, the 46th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. Last year, Erik Jones made a bold outside pass on Kyle Busch to win his first Derby. It will be a who’s who of Late Model stars from all across North America. Make your plans now to be a part of this incredible event. For more information, visit www.snowballderby.com.
1:21
The 48th Annual Florida Governor’s Cup weekend provides three great days of racing action on the popular half-mile oval in central Florida on October 24-26. The Governor’s Cup 200 on Saturday, October 26. Thursday, October 24 will highlight Sportsman, Super Stocks, Pro-Trucks,and Strictly Stocks. Friday, October 25 will include the Pro Late Models 100, Mini-Stocks 50 and E-Modifieds 50. Find out more by visiting www.newsmyrnaspeedway.org.
1:19
Looks like Brian Griffin fixed his issue with his Legend car as he is in line to qualify.
1:17
Qualifying is underway, the Legends are taking their runs now.
1:09
Practice has completed for all of the divisions. Qualifying will get underway in about five minutes.
1:08
Longtime Speed51.com partner Five Star Race Car Bodies presents today’s 51’s live Trackside Now coverage of the Super Late Model Triple Crown Series finale at Madison International Speedway (WI). Five Star is committed to being at the forefront of creating original body designs and innovative body accessories. With their latest Ultraglass products, Five Star has developed body panels that are ultra-strong. No composite is made stronger. To find out more on Five Star Race Car Bodies’ Ultraglass products and for video demonstrations on just how tough Ultraglass products are, visit www.fivestarbodies.com
1:08
Comment From Badgergirl 

Dave Klein’s Outlaw Late Model finished 2nd in the feature last night at Veteran’s Park Speedway in Tomah, WI with Andrew Morrissey (#39) as the driver.

1:04
Safety officials tend to Brian Griffin (Speed51.com Photo)
1:02
The #0 Legend car of Brian Griffin appeared to have an oil line break in turns three and four and had a small fire under his engine. The safety crew was able to get to him right away and he was out of the car looking at the damage after the small fire was extinguished.
12:58
(Speed51.com Photo)
12:58
Brandon Hill’s car dedicated to a fallen friend. (Speed51.com Photo)
12:56
They didn’t have transponders on the first time they were out. We are checking to see if they will the next time.
12:56
Comment From Den 

What type of lap times did the Outlaw Late Models turn?

12:56
This is Bickle’s final appearance at Madison today. The 1985, 86 Track Champion told 51 this morning that if his car is good, he would like to end his career at Madison on a high note. Per MIS’s record books, Bickle has 16 career feature wins at the fast half-mile oval.
12:56
Comment From Chris 

Wow no Sauter,Storm,Kocourek,or Brown could be Bickles day

12:52
A couple of storylines for today…

Travis Sauter is not here today. What we are hearing is that he did have a mechanical issue at Marshfield last week and was unable to get it ready for today.

Brandon Hill is racing today in memory of his longtime friend Randy Rodgers who passed away this past February. Hill does not have his familiar #34 but has Rodgers #14.

In the Trucks Championship battle…Jerry Wood holds a 12-point lead over his brother John coming into today’s finale. Natalie Decker is third, 141 points back.

In the Legends…Cory Talaska has a 14-point lead over Aaron Moyer and a 27-point lead over the duo of Max McNamara/Alex Jones.

12:48
LaMonte was the fastest in the last session. Trucks are back out.
12:48
Triple Crown Series
Top Ten Points

1. Casey Johnson 309
2. Nick Murgic 265 (-44)
3. Rich Bickle Jr. 256 (-53)
4. Gary LaMonte 242 (-67)
5. Travis Sauter 222 (-87)
6. Blake Brown 219 (-90)
7. Jeremy Spoonmore 195 (-114)
8. Bobby Kendall 194 (-115)
9. Steve Rubeck 184 (-124)
10. Matt Kocourek 180 (-129)

12:44
Also for kids today, they are having a bike giveaway. There are about a half-dozen bikes down there now looking for a home.
12:43
Qualifying is scheduled to begin at 1:15pm Central Time with Racing to follow. The Super Lates will have a 100-lap feature this afternoon to decide the 2013 Triple Crown Series Champion.
12:41
It is one of the crown jewel Super Late Model events in the country. The 42nd Annual Winchester 400 will take place on October 11-12-13 at the high-banked Winchester Speedway in Winchester, IN. Some of the biggest Super Late Model stars from all across the U.S.A. will be “gunning” their way to victory lane. Advance ticket sale forms are available at www.winchesterspeedway.com.
12:41
Super Lates are back out and Gary LaMonte goes back to the top of the charts right away with a 17.781.
12:36
The Legends cars are just wrapping up their second practice session on the quarter-mile.
12:35
Dave Klein’s Outlaw Late Model (Speed51.com Photo)
12:34
There are three Outlaw Late Models here today to put on an exhibition race. Rich Bickle Jr. Dave Klein and Jason Schuler will be behind the wheel of the three.
12:26
Trucks…John Wood is still the fastest. He had an 19.084 in the last session. Jerry Wood was second with Chad Knaus in third.
12:25
Super Late Models
Practice #2 Results

1 63 Gary LaMonte 17.815
2 12 Nick Murgic 17.818
3 5 Casey Johnson 17.842
4 11 Bobby Kendall 17.922
5 45 Rich Bickle Jr. 17.934
6 39 Andrew Morrissey 17.968
7 57 Landry Potter 18.111
8 82 Nathan Matz 18.195
9 22 Jeremy Spoonmore 18.226
10 14 Brandon Hill 18.278
11 9 Tim Lampman 18.296
12 7 Paul Shafer Jr. 18.330
13 61 Steve Rubeck 18.364
14 28 Bobby Wilberg 18.367
15 18 Robert Maynor 18.580
16 2 Jesse Pokszyk 18.910
17 2 Chuck Garretson no time
18 13 Mikie Breiner no time
12:20
Trucks are back out for their second session.
12:20
Comment From Denise 

Go Get’em Paul Shafer!!! Congrats on your Championship last night. So glad we got to see you yesterday 🙂

12:20
The All-American 400 is one of the most prestigious short track events in the country and it’s back in 2013 even bigger and better than before. Set for November 1 and 2 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville in Tennessee, the AA400 will be a return to glory for the event that has seen the biggest names in the sport go to its victory lane. Butch Lindley, Bob Senneker, Rusty Wallace, Darrell Waltrip, Butch Miller, Jeff Purvis, Bobby Gill, Freddie Query, Wayne Anderson and Mike Garvey have all etched their name onto the All-American 400 record books over the years. The top names in Super Late Model racing and more will be on hand to battle for the famed guitar that goes to the AA400 winner. This year’s event will be a Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco Super Late Model race co-sanctioned by Champion Racing Association. More details are to be announced soon for this year’s All-American 400. Visit www.fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com‬‬ for more.
12:10
Super Late Models are out for their second practice session. Gary LaMonte just went to the top of the board with a 17.815. Nick Murgic is second with a 17.818 and Casey Johnson is third with a 17.842.
12:08
Longtime Speed51.com partner Five Star Race Car Bodies presents today’s 51’s live Trackside Now coverage of the Super Late Model Triple Crown Series finale at Madison International Speedway (WI).  Five Star is committed to being at the forefront of creating original body designs and innovative body accessories.  With their latest Ultraglass products, Five Star has developed body panels that are ultra-strong.  No composite is made stronger.  To find out more on Five Star Race Car Bodies’ Ultraglass products and for video demonstrations on just how tough Ultraglass products are, visit www.fivestarbodies.com
12:07
Super Late Model Driver List

2 Chuck Garretson
2 Jesse Pokszyk
5 Casey Johnson
7 Paul Shafer Jr.
9 Tim Lampman
11 Bobby Kendall
12 Nick Murgic
13 Mikie Breiner
14 Brandon Hill
18 Robert Maynor
22 Jeremy Spoonmore
28 Bobby Wilberg
39 Andrew Morrissey
45 Rich Bickle Jr.
57 Landry Potter
61 Steve Rubeck
63 Gary LaMonte
82 Nathan Matz
12:00
Midwest Trucks First Practice Times
1. 72 John Wood 19.022
2. 73 Jerry Wood 19.111
3. 26 Mike Corvo 19.224
4. 67 Chad Knaus 19.380
5. 85 Camden Murphy 19.389
6. 30 Joshua James 19.402
7. 11 Andy Jones 19.407
8. 88 Jacob Van Wazer 19.440
9. 04 Natalie Decker 19.614
10. 21 Jerry Suderland 19.812
11:56
Midwest Trucks just finished their first practice session.
11:53
Paul Shafer Jr, who is 15-years-old, captured the Super Late Model track championship last night at Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville, IN where he finished fourth in the feature event. The team took the car back to the shop, and worked until 2 am to get it ready for today. They left the shop at 7am for the three hour drive to MIS.
11:52
Paul Shafer Jr. is making his second appearance at MIS. (Speed51.com Photo)
11:49
If you live near Madison International Speedway, we encourage to come out to the track today. Adult general admission is only $10 plus they have a carload price of only $30. Cram as many family and friends into the car and everyone gets in for a total of $30.
11:48
Practice is underway for the Super Late Models. We are working on getting live timing/scoring setup.
11:43
Longtime Speed51.com partner Five Star Race Car Bodies presents today’s 51’s live Trackside Now coverage of the Super Late Model Triple Crown Series finale at Madison International Speedway (WI).  Five Star is committed to being at the forefront of creating original body designs and innovative body accessories.  With their latest Ultraglass products, Five Star has developed body panels that are ultra-strong.  No composite is made stronger.  To find out more on Five Star Race Car Bodies’ Ultraglass products and for video demonstrations on just how tough Ultraglass products are, visit www.fivestarbodies.com
11:37
Good Morning from Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile Oval for today’s Championship Round of the Triple Crown Series for the Super Late Models.
11:37
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Trackside Now – Triple Crown Challenge Championship – Madison Int’l Speedway (WI) – 9/8/13