By Edward Anschutz
GREEN BAY, Wis. – Evan Madden will have his 2015 Wolfe Racing Chassis IMCA Sunoco Stock Car on display for the Monster Truck show at the Resch Center in Green Bay this weekend.
Madden’s crew chief Brenan Parkos, who is a professional quad racer, was approached by Monster Jam promoters in search of what Wisconsin fans are into.
The answer was easy for Parkos: “Dirt track racing!”
Madden will have his black and green racing machine on display for the three Monster Jam shows Friday and Saturday, April 11-12. He is rumored to have a few hot laps in store for the crowd.
“This is a bucket list for me, I’ve been a huge Grave Digger fan since I was a kid and I’m looking forward to seeing that monster truck up close while getting my sponsors some extra exposure,” Madden said. “They gave me free passes and full access to anywhere I want to go. That’s pretty cool.”
Madden is planning on racing full-time at Thunderhill Raceway in Sturgeon Bay in 2015.
“I haven’t raced at the Hill in a few years. Seeing how strong Dave Bouche, Shawn Havel and Charlie Kroll have been, we’ll have our work cut out for us. Add in Rod Snellenberger and we’ll have one of the toughest Stock Car fields in Wisconsin,” he said.
Madden is the only Thunderhill driver to hold feature wins in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds. He hopes to add IMCA Stock Car feature winner to that list of accomplishments.
Opening night at Thunderhill is slated for Saturday April 25. IMCA-sanctioned Modifieds, Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Hobby Stocks, along with street stocks and thunder trucks, will compete on the 1/3rd mile bullring.
Pit gates open at 3:30 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m.