Introducing the Barcoding, Inc. #15 Stock Car
We are excited to announce that we have a Late Model car racing in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series! The Barcoding #15 stock car is competing at the Madison International Speedway, one of 60 local racetracks involved in the Whelen Series. Late models are the highest class of stock cars, and they are often modified to the point that they no longer resemble street cars.
As of June 16, the #15 car is in 18th place with 114 points in its class. Track their progress throughout the Wheelen series here.
The Barcoding #15 is driven by Pat Richgels and the pit crew is led by Dan Richgels. Pat has been racing since he was 12, beginning with karts at the same track that Danica Patrick also debuted. At 16, he switched from kart racing to stock cars, winning rookie of the year at the Bandit series at Madison International Speedway and earning a scholarship to Ohio Technical College. Pat has close ties to Barcoding, Inc. He is the nephew of our RFID engineer Patrick Richgels.
About the Series
The NASCAR Whelen All-American series has been around for more than thirty years, and is NASCAR’s national championship program for short track racing. The races take place on both asphalt and dirt tracks of varying lengths and shapes. In a single year alone, 10,000 drivers will compete at these NASCAR short-tracks. At the end of the series a national championship will be awarded, along with U.S. and Canada province champions, rookies of the year, and individual track championships.
The Race Track
The Madison International Speedway (MIS) is located in Oregon, Wisconsin, and is known as “Wisconsin’s Fastest Mile.” The Speedway has been around longer than the Whelen Series itself, with track championships dating back to 1969.