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First Ever Late Model Showdown Match Races and Throwdown Join Midwest Tour ‘Salute the Troops 100’ at Jefferson May 25

Jefferson, WI- Weekly Late Models will join in the action on Saturday night May 25 at Jefferson Speedway as part of the ‘Salute the Troops 100’ for the ARCA Midwest Tour Super Late Models.  The first ever Showdown Match Races and Weekly Late Model Throwdown join a full card of racing which also includes the Road Warriors at ‘Wisconsin’s Action Track’.  The series of Match races for weekly Late Model from across the state will place man and machine head to head for five laps with the winner of each round moving onto the finale.  Additionally, those same cars will be placed into a 25 lap Throwdown Feature event.

“This is something Terry Tucker and I have been scheming for some time.” Noted Midwest Tour’s Gregg McKarns.  “We wanted to do something completely different for the Late Models, I think this fits the bill.”  All cars will be seeded based on the best of three qualifying laps, with $200 being awarded to the fastest car.  Cars will then be placed head to head in 5 lap Match Races with the winner moving onto the next round and securing the prize money for each round, ranging from $50 up to $150 for the final round.  Then all weekly Late Model drivers will be placed into the 30 lap Throwdown feature which pays $500 to win, making it possible to win $1,000 plus the bonus tires.  Each qualifying car will receive two Hoosier D-800 tires for the event which allows up to two new tires and any two D-800 tires (do NOT have to be from a weekly bank) with a maximum tread depth of 5/32”.  Weekly Jefferson Late Model rules will be used for this non-points event.

Qualifying begins at 5pm with an autograph session to follow in the grandstands, the first race begins at 7pm.  See Champions and Challengers battle for 100 laps of feature racing plus preliminary events.  Adult general admission tickets are $20, Students (12-15) are $10, Children (8-11) $5 with kids ages 7 and under admitted Free.  Past and present members of the United States Military will be recognized as well.  All active and retired military members will receive a $5 discount off their race admission as well as a $5 concession voucher for use at the Jefferson Speedway concession stands on Saturday May 25.

Jefferson Speedway is located between Jefferson and Cambridge, WI on Highway 18.  For more information please visit or call 920-648-2705.

Late Model teams interested in entering this event are encouraged to contact McKarns at or at 815-703-0285.

Purse Breakdown:

All Qualifying Weekly Late Models that are pre-entered will receive two Hoosier D-800 Tires

No Entry Fee

Match Races: Finale $150, Semi-Final $100, All other rounds $50 per win

Throwdown: $500, 350, 300, 200, 150, 150, 150, 150, ROF 100

Time Trials: $200, 100, 75, 50, 25

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