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Author: Rich Zimmermann

Road America: Camping at the starting line of Elkhart Lake’s racing track since 1973

The Road America track in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin has held racing events since 1955, over a beautiful 4.048 mile roadway. From 1950 to 1955 the race course ran through the actual streets of Elkhart Lake. As a result of the safety concerns with using public roads, the track moved in 1952 to a closed course. Since 1955, the track has been a destination for world-class drivers. The appeal to spectators is that the course retains its original rural feel, with country scenery surrounding the speedway and close access for viewers. Campsites are also available for anyone who wants to...

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Vintage racers from yesteryear unlikely to rev up at the Milwaukee Mile Speedway this summer

IndyCar season was scheduled to start March 13 in St. Petersburg, Florida and would be followed by a vintage series event at the Milwaukee Mile racetrack in June. However, officials have already canceled all races nationwide through the month of August. It remains unlikely that any competition will be held this year due to the COVID-19 crisis. The famous Milwaukee Mile had begun cleaning the track, adjacent to the State Fair grounds in West Allis, in preparations for what would be another season of weekend competitions. But the social and economic disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic has left...

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Need for Speed: Motorsports returned to Milwaukee Mile for first major auto race in 5 years

Motorsports returned to the Milwaukee Mile with a roar of engines over Father’s Day weekend, marking the first time since 2015 that the legendary oval track of the Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway had hosted a major race event. The speedway came back to life for two days over June 15 and 16. It had not been used for an ARCA Midwest Tour competition since 2014, but has hosted club racing and concerts. An estimated crowd of 8,000 cheered along with the thunder of high performance machines circling the track, despite cooler temperatures. The course was full of activity...

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