The recently published, in time for IndyFest 2015, The Milwaukee Mile was written to tell the Track's long and historic story. I wanted people to understand why those who are passionate about it - want the track saved. From the days of Harness racing up through today, it's jam packed with drivers, track changes, everything that contributed to the great memories so many generations have tucked away. To "Save the Mile" is more than a slogan, it's a feeling, an emotion - we can't let it slip away.
July 14, 2015
Save the Mile. Been attending Indy races over 30+ years. If they race, I will be there!
July 14, 2015 | Milwaukee
The oldest track in the world needs to be saved!
July 13, 2015 | Milwaukee
We need the Indy car race in Milwaukee, my son went to his first race this year. I'm hoping it is not his last IndyCar race at the mile.
July 13, 2015 | Germantown WI
Save the indy race
July 13, 2015 | Waukesha, WI
I have been a past season ticket holder at the mile and I could not agree more then with David Hobbs comment during the race yesterday that the powers are willing to spend $250 million to keep the BUCKS here but do nothing to save the historic Milwaukee Mile - hmmmm politics????
July 13, 2015 | Palm Coast, FL
I grew up just blocks from the track and have gone every year since I was young. A lot of people love the track but it needs a more reasonable, consistent date as well as more modern amenities to help attract the younger crowds.
July 13, 2015 | Vancouver, WA
Too many tracks have been lost. Save the Mile!
July 12, 2015 | Florida
Save the mile
July 12, 2015 | Illinois
Please save the Mile. I look forward to the race as much as the Indy 500.
July 12, 2015 | Virginia
It would be very out of order for the Milwaukee Mile to have to bite the dust. A track with endless history, it's not just another oval. It's the oldest auto racing track in the United States of America, and a unique one as well. The closing of this venue would remove a significant part of American history, and that is certainly not something that needs to be done. If the decision is made to close the race track, I can guarantee that the people in charge of the decision will regret doing so in the future.
July 12, 2015 | Keene, NH
Keep the venue
July 12, 2015 | Miami, Fl
Ive attended Many races and it was a very exciting race. the south terrace has some of the best views.
July 12, 2015 | Merrill, WI
Save the mile.
July 11, 2015 | Fox Point, WI
Let's keep racing (Indy Cars) at the Milwaukee Mile. Milwaukee needs this. The world gets to see the race, track, and Milwaukee as a sports entertainment venue. It's great exposure for the entire area. We already lost the Circus Parade, the areas biggest attraction. Will we let racing at The Mile die too?
July 10, 2015 | SoCal
Save the Mile. It has history like the Kentucky Derby.
A better race series will replace the lame Indy Car Series soon...
Marcus B MacCartney
July 09, 2015 | Indiana
I lover going here every year. I wish NASCAR would have events here as well! Probably my favorite track along with Indy and Chicagoland
July 09, 2015 | Southern California
They are kidding right? Grew up around the Mile in West Allis since childhood, now live in southern Cal. That mile itself should be a historical landmark for Milwaukee giving its long history. That track has got to be one of the oldest racing venue's in the world. Many fond memories of Rodger Ward, AJ Foyt, Mario etc etc. and lets not to mention the local modified celebrities Miles Milieus, Fasbender, Burtzer pardon the bad spelling of the names. Respectfully,
July 09, 2015
This track is the heart of auto racing in Wisconsin, representing its rich heritage, no less than a museum. It deserves to be cherished and preserved. Also, the current facility is first-rate and the IndyCar race and event promotion has never been better. Let's support this!
July 07, 2015 | Mequon,WI
We have supported this track since the 1970s. It deserves to be saved for generations to come. We don't need any more bldgs in its place. SAVE OUR TRACK.
July 07, 2015 | Chilton
My family has attended races at the milwaukee mile for more than 80 years. It is very special to our family and was instrumental in launching my own racing career that lasted 16 years.
July 02, 2015 | Indianapolis, IN
Aside from the Indianapolis 500, this is the race I always look forward to. In terms of history and prestige in open wheel racing it is probably second only to the IMS. It is a racing institution. It is a right of passage for the USA's and the world's greatest drivers. I agree that the track needs to be sold to someone who understands this or management that understands this and knows how to market the race needs to be put in place. It should not be developed into just another set of condos, strip malls, or cheap suburban housing. There is enough of that already. There is only 1 of the oldest continually used race tracks in the world and that's the Mile. Honestly, it should be designated a historical landmark. It will be a sad chapter in racing history if the Milwaukee Mile is destroyed.
June 30, 2015 | new lisbon
this track is a drivers legacy, unsers, foyt, andrettis, trickle, wallaces, sauters , come on man! don't let it close
June 29, 2015 | Vancouver, WA
It's where men race.
June 26, 2015 | oak lawn
bring back NASCAR and the other racing leagues.and have someone run this place other than the fairgrounds.they have proven they dont know to run it.but most of all get the vintage cars back there!
June 25, 2015 | Plover
Had been going to the Milwaukee Mile for 55+ years, more worth saving than a new Milwaukee Bucks arena, lets get our priorities right
June 23, 2015 | Reedsburg, WI
My family loves being a part of and watching racing at the mile. It's history and tradition running along side of action and great racing. Would be a shame to let it fade out.
June 22, 2015 | Reedsburg
In all fairness, guys, this is not the forum to take cheap shots at the Fair board. I have seen great success with other county owned fairgrounds speedways, when the fair board simply leases the operation to an outside party. I don't know how much consideration this has been given, Obviously Mr. Andretti has taken a shot at the Mile in some fashion to keep Indy cars coming, but who can jump into this role other than a Menard, Penske, Andretti...? He's out there, so please Fair Board, hold on until we find him. The tradition, the history, the ability to utilize this awesome facility is something we don't want to lose. To a kid from Wisconsin (the Midwest) making laps at Milwaukee is as close as we may get to Indy or Daytona. Sure was the highlight of my racing career.
June 22, 2015 | Homer Glen, IL
Please keep the Milwaukee Mile operating.
June 22, 2015 | Indiana
Raced at the mile with USAC in the 70's and hope to with IMCA Vintage. Keep the landmark, history, tradition, excitement. Keep the mile.
June 20, 2015 | luck,wi
this track needs to be saved
June 19, 2015 | West Allis
It's time for the Fair Park Board to realize that they know absolutely NOTHING about racing!!! With proper promotion and multiple events (large and small) The Mile can be a huge asset for the next 110 years. Find someone who can run this track!!! It's not you Fair Park Board.
June 19, 2015 | Lodi
The ARCA summer special that brought Matt Kenseth, his son, and other recognized fan favorites to the Mile must continue in some form. The Mile needs two or more large events every year.
Matthew S. Young
June 19, 2015 | Texas
I hope the Miles future is no longer in doubt after several consecutive years of successful IndyCar events!
June 11, 2015 | Delafield, Wisconsin
Why is the oldest race track in the world not a Wisconsin nor a national landmark?
June 02, 2015 | Wisconsin
I have been going to the Mile for over 20 years! and work 5 minutes away now - it is a great facility!! I wish more people appreciated it and valued that it is there!I I LOVE the mile and have had many great times there! And we have met so many great drivers and celebrities over the years! Please Save the Mile!!!
May 31, 2015 | Ashville, OH
Even though I never been to the track to watch a race, I've always enjoyed watching the races there and learning about all of the history about the track and the legends that drove on it.
May 24, 2015
So many amazing experiences attending races here. Always loved going to either Indy or NASCAR races here, save the mile!
April 23, 2015 | United States
I have been going to the Nascar and Indy races since before I even knew what the heck Nascar and Indy really was. I loved going to the races every year and I looked forward to it. I dont want to see the Mile go. Its my home town track and I love that it is still here. Bring something here besides just Indy car. Its worth a few ARCA, USAC, ASA races. Its the Legendary Mile.
April 07, 2015 | Iron Mountain, Mi
A great old track. Seems like a Midwest, like ARCA, CRA, ASA, or similar tour should want to race the mile. Maybe not as big as NASCAR, but something to keep the track alive
March 29, 2015 | Pennsylvania
Save the mile! I loved when the Nationwide now Xfinty series ran here. Bring it Back!
March 19, 2015 | Milwaukee
Save the Mile!!!!
March 19, 2015 | New Berlin, WI
Save the Mile!
March 19, 2015 | Port Washington, WI
I have been to the milwaukee mile a few times and I have always enjoyed going. I want to be able to take my kids to go see a few races when they are older.
March 01, 2015 | Waukesha
The Milwaukee Mile is an iconic venue that must be preserved. It would be great to see the event schedule for the track expanded.
February 12, 2015 | Tennessee
I went to my first race at the Mile in 1968 and have been back whenever I can. It is a piece of American racing history and just as important a facility as Indy.
January 14, 2015
The legendary mile needs to be saved!!! As a huge fan of racing, ive been attending since the early 90's.
September 29, 2014 | Fishers, Indiana
One of the best tracks to watch an indy car race! But move the race back to early June!
August 28, 2014 | Milwaukee, WI
Please save this cultural landmark!
August 27, 2014 | Franklin
Save the Mile for future generations
August 18, 2014 | Greensboro NC
Save the Mile! I starting going to races with my Dad back in the 80's. Seeing a packed house every year. A few more years and hope to see the new stands full with 60k fans!
August 18, 2014 | United States
Save the Mile!!
August 17, 2014 | Plymouth
Save the Mile!
August 17, 2014 | Plymouth
Save the mile
Aura Mora Gheller
August 17, 2014
The Legendary Mile is the oldest racing oval in the world. Please consider keeping the Magnificent Mile & the history attach to it. Would not be nice to be mentioned in the books as on of the top racing cities for open wheel? It bits being on the top for high taxes or the top 10 most dangerous city in the USA
July 19, 2014 | Saron Wi.
WE need the mile come on give it up road America Give it up it supported you it you bad days the Indy and Stock car need to run the mighty mile the road course need the road race cars
June 25, 2014 | Huntley, IL
Save the Mile. Remembered it as a kid and loved the USAC and ASA races there.
June 15, 2014 | United States
Please save the Mile!
June 15, 2014 | greendale
Please please bring back nationwide series that was the best
June 12, 2014 | United States
Keep the mile. its a landmark.
June 08, 2014 | janesville, wi
Wisconsin needs the Mile!
June 03, 2014 | West Allis
SAVE THE MILE!
May 19, 2014 | Milwaukee
I never got to see a Nascar race yet. I don't want to have to travel far to see my first one. It would be amazing to get the opportunity to see one annually close to home. Please support and, maintain this historic track!
May 15, 2014 | Lisbon WI
BRING RACING BACK, JIM DOYLE IS GONE. SAVE THE MILE!
April 21, 2014 | Joliet Illinois
I used to go to NASCAR RACES IN MILWAUKEE BRING IT BACK
March 23, 2014
Always a great time at the mile. Met Carl Edwards there. Plz save the mile.
March 12, 2014
I have been a NASCAR fan since 1987. I loved the races held at the Mile! I havn't been to a NASCAR race since they stop being held at the Mile. Bring them back! No more D shape tracks
March 11, 2014 | Roanoke, VA
Save the Mile!
January 14, 2014 | Milwaukee
This tracks history speaks for itself. Every possible effort should be made to keep, and bring more racing to this venue.
November 04, 2013 | Green Bay
Bring Nascar back to the Mile, bring money back to the Mile!
November 02, 2013 | Chicago
Please save the track
October 27, 2013 | Goldsboro,NC
Racing at the mile was always exciting needs more to comeback install garages to attract more big time racing.
October 23, 2013 | Beloit, WI
The longevity of auto racing depend on tracks like the Milwukee Mile who have the flexability to offer any brand of racing a track and a crowd.
October 16, 2013 | Milwaukee, Wi
I am excited to hear that Milwaukee IndyFest is returning to the Milwaukee Mile. Now... if we could only figure out how to get NASCAR back!
July 15, 2013 | 2552 S. 83rd Street, West Allis, WI 53219
The Mile is like a historic land mark. If the Mile goes there won't be any place left to go and see racing and other events. Please don't let something with so much history disappear!!
July 12, 2013 | Wisconsin Rapids
Miss all great racing, please someone bring them back.
July 09, 2013 | west allis, wi
We have screwed around with this long enough. Find someone with experience and morals to run the racing portion of the track. A promotor with more interest in putting together a great racing season for people that have supported this facility for many many years..
July 09, 2013 | Milwaukee, Wi next to the milwaukkee mile
Do not destroy the track keep it going with nascar and the Indy cars. When we moved here they always had something going on . We need to reserve the mile and keep it going .
July 09, 2013 | Madison, WI
Keep open wheel racing alive at the Mile. Hope to see NASCAR return, too, in the future.
July 09, 2013 | Milwaukee
The Mile is one of the grandest places in WI, lets get more racing back here.
July 09, 2013 | Milwaukee, WI
Spent all that money in adding grandstands and fixing up the place just to destroy it.. how stupid.. Bring weekend races and nascar back. Track has too much history to demolish. Don't make it were no one has anything to do like the city already is doing, Keeps kids out of trouble and it's a family tradition to a lot of familys out there. Brings the city more money too due to tourism. Get someone who knows what there doing just like andretti is doing and promote more.
July 08, 2013 | menomonee falls
too much history here - and it CAN be a family event - for me it started with my dad taking me to the races as a kid - now i'm taking him!!!!
July 08, 2013 | Milwaukee, WI
Great speedway. I hope it stays for another 110 years.
July 02, 2013 | New Berlin
One of the most memorable moments of my life was watching A.J. Foyt get out of his car and try working on it himself. His DNF made me the mechanic and racer i am today.
June 20, 2013 | sec 310 row 30 seat 3
I go evey year to one of the most important venue in the usa. I hope you come back. I will bring my freinds. DO whatever it takes.If they tear it down i will move somewere else. Peter Reinhart- mil wis
June 20, 2013 | email@example.com
IndyCar racing at the Mile is FANtastic!
Raymond S. Dadal
June 19, 2013 | Chicago
My first race at The Mile was in 1956, IndyCars. After that my brother and I bought season tickets for all the races at The Mile. I have been to Chicagoland, Trenton, Charlotte, Daytona. But, The Milwaukee Mile is still the best track ever.
June 19, 2013 | Indy
The Mile is a storybook venue for Indycar. A series looking for great storylines can't lose the oldest track in America.
June 19, 2013 | Northbrook, IL
Save this great historic living landmark. Indycar racing needs to be here year after year.
June 19, 2013 | Florida
Save the milke, it should be on the Indy car schedule for a very,very long time.
June 19, 2013 | United States
Great race and best open-wheel competition class in years!
June 19, 2013 | St louis
The Mile is a great event, and a must on the Indycar schedule. You said yourselves the crowd is improving, just imagine what could happen if the race weekend had good weather and no threat of rain, because that is what hurt the chances of a descent walk-up crowd.
June 18, 2013 | Greenfield, WI
I am proud to have this racetrack in my backyard, and I wish more people who are motorsports enthusiasts would support this track by attending the events there. I am disappointed that NASCAR isn't returning and is now going to Road America instead. I'd argue there is enough passion for motorsports here in Wisconsin and the Midwest, and both tracks could support NASCAR races. I sincerely appreciate Michael Andretti for promoting the IndyFest. It's a great time at a historic venue. Well done!
June 17, 2013 | Milwaukee, WI
It's revenue lawmakers!
June 11, 2013 | Hawthorn Woods, IL
We need great racing in the area and this track brings me to Wisconsin every year! I enjoy seing the locals who love auto racing so excited to have a track close enough to visit!
June 08, 2013 | Burbank, CA
I grew up going to Indy Car races at the Mile and my father, Landy Scott, drove his Studebaker powered #17 "Welch Special" at the Mile in the 1940's and 50's. Please save this historic track for generations to come. The loss of Ascot Speedway in So Cal was a great loss, but it wouldn't compare to the losing the Great Milwaukee Mile.
R P Daniels
June 07, 2013 | Denver
The Milwaukee Mile without an Indy car race? No stock cars at State Fair Park? Say it ain't so! We can save the Mile. Keep racing in Wisconsin. I swear by the ghost of Rex Mays, that we shall not fail. Fellow Cheeseheads unite! Don't let us down legistrators, save the Mile!!!
June 05, 2013 | Green Bay Wi
Save the mile!!!!!
May 27, 2013 | muskego, wi
save the mile!!!
May 27, 2013 | NewLenox Il
The track has history of racing. we need to save it