Tuesday Night Racing!!
Every Tuesday night, May through September, racers from all over Wisconsin and Illinois converge on the track to compete in various sprint and endurance races.
Registration for Tuesday Night Races opens at 6:00pm, with racing starting at
7:00pm. Racing is held under USA Cycling Permit and a valid USA Cycling license is
required. Categories may be combined or canceled at promoter’s discretion. All
dates subject to change/ cancellation due to weather or rescheduling
The Belgian win and out is a race that has a predetermined number of no-pull laps after which the bell is rung and the winner of the next lap is the 5th place winner and retires from the race. The bell is rung again and the winner of the next lap is the 4th place winner. This continues until the bell is rung for the final time and the winner of that lap is the 1st place winner of the race. The remaining racers will be placed by finishing order to round out the placings (6th place down).
The unknown distance race is identical to the scratch race only run over an unknown distance, riders will hear the bell with one lap to go.
Usually the last and the longest race of the night, this is the endurance race on the track. The race is run a predetermined amount of laps with sprint laps every 5 or 10 laps. Riders sprint for points during a sprint lap. The bell is rung and riders sprint for 5, 3, 2, 1 points respectively. With it be the longest race, this is the best opportunity for riders with the most endurance to break away. And riders also race for laps in this event, because any lap(s) gained over the main field give any rider who gains a lap 20 extra points and takes away 20 points to any rider who is lapped. The rider with the most points at the end wins. This can be a confusing race to understand at first, but with a good announcer keeping track of things it allows you to get up to speed quickly. Veterans of track racing love watching points races.