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Second round of MAV-TV racing is tonight

After a thrilling 2022 season opener on March 5, drivers and teams of the Lunkerdaddy Pro Late Models and 51FIFTY Jr. Late Models are ready for round two tonight at Madera Speedway.

The MAVTV-televised Late Model divisions will be joined by the INEX Bandoleros at the fastest one-third mile in the west.

Adult tickets are $20, seniors and military are $15, youth ages 6-12 are $10 and kids five and under are free. All tickets will be sold at the track ticket booth the day of the event.

Five-time series champion Matt Erickson earned a $5,000 triumph in the 100-lap opener, outmatching 2020 Jr. Late Model champion Bradley Erickson and 2021 Pro Late Model champion Jadan Walbridge for the hard-earned win. It was Matt Erickson’s sixth Pro or Open Late Model season opening win in track history as part of his illustrious career.

Matt Erickson leads by Bradley Erickson and Keller by three points heading into Saturday’s 80-lap event. A 50-lap opening segment will be followed by a 30-lap sprint to the finish.

Only two prior race winners will be in Saturday’s 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model field for their 70-lap contest. Robbie Kennealy of Madera scored a win in the season finale of 2021 and will be joined by 2022 season opening winner Brody Moore as the drivers with a Madera win. A full field of drivers ages 10-16 aim for the top step of the podium this weekend.

The Jr. Late Model action is a 70-lap race with a 40-lap opening segment followed by a break for MAVTV interviews and adjustments on the front stretch. A 30-lap battle to the checkered flag then determines the winner.

INEX Bandoleros are scheduled for a 30-lap race for the youngest drivers at Madera Speedway.

Action gets underway on Friday with practice from 5-8:30 p.m. with the pit gates opening at 3 p.m. On Saturday, pit gates open at noon with practice at 2 p.m. Qualifying hits the track at 4 p.m.

Opening ceremonies are at 5:50 p.m. with main events to follow.

For information about the Madera Speedway including how to advertise with a race team on MAVTV, visit or call the race office at 209-356-1968.

The 2022 season would not be possible without the support of Lunkerdaddy Fishing Lures, 51FIFTY LTM, Mission Foods, 805 Beer, Race 2B Drug Free, Competition Carburetion, Hoosier Tires, and Sunoco Race Fuel.

Madera Racing on MAVTV airs Monday nights at 4 p.m.

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