Super late model racing at Madera Speedway. (Jason Wedehase Photo)

Madera Introduces Super Late Model Challenge

MADERA, Calif. — High speed super late model thrills will return to the Madera Speedway for the first time since 2019 with at least four race series in 2024.

The big engines and slick tires will speed around the one-third mile oval on April 13, May 11, June 15 and July 13, with one additional date pending announcement.

Each round of the super late model series will pay $5,000 to win. The season opens on April 13 for the Hoosier Hammertime 100 as part of the Jimmy Screeton Memorial for midgets. May 11 will be the May Magic 100. The June Jam 100 is on June 15 before the July Jubilee 100 on July 13.

A rules package open to a wide-variety of engine packages has been unveiled as well. Open engines for any cast iron block engine, seal alliance builders 604s, and GM factory sealed 604s will compete together with carburetors and weight adjustments to level the playing field. All races will take place on Hoosier 10-inch slick tires with only two sets of tires allowed per weekend.

Several Madera Speedway champions from the pro late model division are among the drivers aiming to compete for super late model honors during the new program. The Madera late model division and the new pro sportsman division will be among the support divisions on the May, June and July events.

2023 $10,000 to win Short Track Shootout winner Derek Thorn leads all super late model competitors at Madera with eight career triumphs.

West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Famers Jim Pettit and M.K. Kanke have also prevailed in super late model events at the one-third mile along with track sponsor and philanthropist Carlos Vieira, 2023 SRL champion Jacob Gomes and multi-time super late model champion and race winner Jeremy Doss.