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RACING AND SPECTATORS RETURN TO MIS AUGUST 14 AND 28 WITH DRIVE-IN RACE EVENTS

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RACING AND SPECTATORS RETURN TO MIS AUGUST 14 AND 28 WITH DRIVE-IN RACE EVENTS

Oregon, WI- Racing will return to ‘Wisconsin’s Fastest Half Mile’ twice during the month of August.  On Friday Night August 14, racing will feature the Weekly Late Models, MISfitz and Midwest Dash Series with a second event, the Howie Lettow Classic 100 ARCA Midwest Tour event scheduled for Friday Night August 28 at Madison International Speedway.  The Midwest Trucks and 602 Late Models will join the ‘Stars and Cars’ of the ARCA Midwest Tour on August 28th at the family owned and operated speedway.  After discussions with Public Health Madison and Dane County, it was determined that a drive-in event would allow auto racing to return with spectators at the venue which has not seen racing take place thus far in 2020.

“I can’t wait to see racecars on the high banks at MIS again.” Stated MIS owner Gregg McKarns.  “It has been a long delay and we are glad that we found some common ground with the health department to allow us to open, even if in a non-traditional way.  Our race teams want to race here, our fans want to see racing here and on August 14 their wishes become a reality.”  

The infield of the half mile paved oval will be reconfigured to allow over 400 infield parking stalls for race fans to enjoy the racing action from their car or truck.  Additionally, a select number of Hilltop VIP parking spaces are available.  Parking passes in both areas are on sale now at misracing.com/tickets and allows admission for all persons legally seated in the vehicle.  Season pass holders will be contacted to arrange parking passes.  Advance online purchase of parking passes is encouraged and spectators are reminded that they must stay with their vehicle unless going to use the restrooms or visit the concession stand.

Three events are being planned for September to complete a 2020 season at MIS.  The goal is to allow everyone that competes regularly at the race track located in rural Dane County, a chance to race this season.  Those events are a Sunday September 6 Impact Survival Series Enduro, a Thursday Night Street Drag event on September 10 and the Ring of Fire Season Finale the following night, Friday the 11th of September.  The Bandits, 6shooters and a V-8 Run What Ya Brung event are all slated to take to the quarter mile ‘Ring of Fire’ to conclude the season on the 11th, with additional divisions to be added.  Details for these events will be announced in the coming weeks.

Friday August 14, 2020 (Raindate: Friday August 21, 2020)

Divisions Racing: Weekly Late Models, MISfitz and Midwest Dash Series

Pit Gates Open: 2pm

Hilltop VIP and Infield Parking Begins: 3pm

Practice Begins: 4pm

Qualifying Begins: 6:05pm

Racing Begins: 7:30pm

Hilltop VIP Spaces: $120 per vehicle (available online in advance)

Infield Parking: $60 per vehicle (available online in advance)

Pit Area – Race Teams ONLY: $30 per person (must be purchased at pit gate day of event)

Friday August 28, 2020 (Raindate: Friday September 4, 2020)

The Howie Lettow Classic 100

Divisions Racing: ARCA Midwest Tour Super Late Models, Midwest Trucks and 602 Late Models

Pit Gates Open: 1pm

Hilltop VIP and Infield Parking Begins: 3pm

Practice Begins: 4pm

Qualifying Begins: 6:05pm

Racing Begins: 7:30pm

Hilltop VIP Spaces: $200 per vehicle (available online in advance)

Infield Parking: $100 per vehicle (available online in advance)

Pit Area – Race Teams ONLY: $30 member, $40 non-member (must be purchased at pit gate day of event)

Spectator Drive-In Information: TRACK MAP

Advance online purchase of a parking pass is encouraged.  Once you have purchased your pass a receipt will be emailed to you, print or keep electronically to receive infield parking decal at event.

When you arrive, please enter from Sunrise Rd through the main gate, proceed down the drive toward the front gate, you will be directed to the left at that time to stage for infield parking entry or to the right for Hilltop VIP parking.

Parking will be first come, first served and we may request that you park in a certain area due to vehicle size, please work with parking attendants.

Once on-track activity has started, we will do our best to cross infield parking vehicles every 20 minutes.

You will not be able to leave the infield until after the completion of the event (approx. 10pm), please plan accordingly.

No Oversize Vehicles can be accommodated at this time.

Everyone in the vehicle must sign a Waiver of Release before entering infield parking area.

Under 18 will need a completed Minor’s Release.  We ask that you complete prior to arrival.  https://misracing.com/site-assets/2015/02/1068_PARENT_MINOR_9-06.pdf

(Print in color, complete with parent signature and DO NOT BEND)

Tune your radio to 90.5FM for Public Address Announcements throughout the event

Limited concessions, soda and beer will be available for Hilltop VIP Parking and Infield Parking Areas

Restroom facilities will be open for Hilltop VIP Parking, portable restrooms and wash stations will be located throughout the infield parking area.

Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 is not allowed to attend

Competitor Independent Contractor Information:

Race teams must complete registration for 1099 tax form purposes, before entering pit area

Teams are limited to ten (10) crew members per event, must wear racing uniform or racing related clothing

We will only park in every other pit stall and teams are encouraged to stay in their own pit area

An overflow pit area will be located along the newly paved drive between pit gate and main gate

Drivers meeting will be via public address system to eliminate gathering

Pit Concessions will be available 

6’ distance between teams will be required when viewing races, additional standing area will be provided on lower walkway of grandstands to allow for greater distancing

Spotters will be distanced in larger footprint of viewing area

Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 is not allowed to attend

Practice: With the reconfiguration of the infield, no track rentals will be available the week of August 9.

Division Rules

Weekly Late Models: This will be a NASCAR sanctioned event, if you DO NOT have a NASCAR license, a temporary license will be provided for you.  We will follow MIS Late Model rules.  This is a 4 tire (Hoosier D-800), double feature event. To purchase tires in advance call Dave Grueneberg at 608-513-2278.

MISfitz: This will be a non-sanctioned event, no license required.  This will be a standard heat and feature event following MIS MISfitz rules with an established ‘break-out’ time of 20.000 seconds.

Midwest Dash: This event will be administered by the Midwest Dash Series.

ARCA Midwest Tour: This event will be administered by the ARCA Midwest Tour.

Midwest Trucks: This event will be administered by the Midwest Truck Series.

602 Late Models: We will follow DRP 602 Late Model Rules and Purse, allowed 2 new tires, 2 used (5/32”).

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