Race date: Thursday, Mar 17
Track: The Black Track, 7/8 mile high-banked oval, Jackson, WI
Race distance: 10 minutes
IndySlotCar Website: indyslotcar.com
2021 race winner: Steve Rist (No. 4 Squirrel Shagged Enterprises)
2021 Firestone P1 Award winner: Steve Rist (No. 4 Squirrel Shagged Enterprises)
Single lap record: Dean Strom 1.295 seconds – 2020, Mike Lack 1.295 seconds, 2021 (Feb)
4-laps qualifying record: Dean Strom 5.226 seconds – 2020, Mike Lack 5.226 seconds, 2021 (Feb)
YouTube Broadcast: IndySlotCar Channel
At-track schedule (all times local):
6:00 – Gates open
6:30 – Driver introductions
7:00 – Drivers meeting/ Chassis distribution
7:05 – IndySlotCar Series Practice
7:25 – Qualifying for the Firestone P1 Award (single car qualifying/ fastest four lap total)
7:55 – First Round of bracket racing
8:55 – Head to head final (8 minutes)
· Once again the IndySlotCar Series uses the special match-style format for the race that coincides with the opening night of the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament.
· Steve Rist is the defending March Madness winner, including winning from the pole position.
· Speaking of the Pole-to-Win, the prize fund has now reached 76,000 IndySlotCar bucks!
· With Dean Strom’s win at the Rotter Memorial GP, he now trails Mike Lack by 17 points for the Husarsbilt Cup championship.
· STAT WATCH: There hasn’t been an oval race since the Jackson 500 on this same Black Track in November, Matt Hayek leads the Oval Track championship by one point over Bill Black. Strom’s win at Turtle Creek Park Raceway is the 17th of his career, matching his former teammate and Hall of Famer Jim Iverson’s total, tied for tenth all-time. John Wiedemann moves in to the top five in Heat Wins with 73. Matt Hayek passes Jim Kaehny’s career lap total, moving to ninth all time with 37,384. Steve Rist elevates to 27th on the all-time starts list with 36, ahead of Jim Kaluzny. Mike Lack’s DNF at the Rotter Memorial GP was the 31st of his career moving up to seventh, breaking a three way tie he shared with Larry Rotter and Jim Kaehny. Pete Dorn’s DNF was his 12th, equaling Joe Heitz in 23rd all-time.
Bracket events HISTORY (7 events, 1996 - Present)
Year Race Winner Event Title Track
2/15/1996 Phil Cianciola In Style Valentine's Challenge Shrine Road Course
2/13/1997 Phil Cianciola In-Style Pro Shop Valentine's Challenge Shrine Road Course
2/12/1998 Jim Kaehny Dean Foods Valentine's Challenge Shrine Road Course
2/13/2003 Jim Kaehny Palermo's Valentine's 200 Shrine Road Course
3/19/2015 Mike Lack March Madness Badger Raceway
3/19/2020 John Wiedemann March Madness Bermuda Raceway
3/18/2021 Steve Rist March Madness Rapids Oval