need to keep a family place, history and generations
April 21, 2012 | west bend wi
The only way to make the racetrack better is to get rid of the government involvement
April 12, 2012 | East Troy, WI
My husband and I have been attending this race since 1983 minus the year they didn't run. I think that was 2010 and that made a big empty space in our summer. We made it one year after working 3rd shift (12 hour shift), We showed when I had broken my leg. I had a cast to my knee and was in a wheel chair. I had a liver transplant in Sept. 2006 and showed up in June even though I was pretty sick. We are die-hard racing fans. We've seen that track go through so many changes over the years and I thank God that the Andretti's have the same love for this track as we do. THANK YOU TO THE ANDRETTI FAMILY!!! LET'S GO RACING!!!
April 12, 2012 | Cornville, AZ
I was born and raised in Oshkosh. Always loved the "Mile". It would be a great loss for it to disappear. Please save the Mile!!!!
April 10, 2012 | Elkhorn Wi
To many tracks in the area have been getting shut down, and after all people have regreted doing so, we deserve some fun and those people deserve to keep their jobs!
April 07, 2012 | Milwaukee
I have lived here all my life,and have going to all the types of racing at the Mile. Keep it all going.
April 01, 2012 | Green Bay WI
The mile is a wonderful, unique treasure and has always been an integral part of summer in wisconsin. The driver"s love the track and so do we fans. The prices are reasonable and the experience is what summer is all about after a long dark winter in wisconsin. No one can tell me that this great facility cannot survive. I believe it can not only survive, but thrive, with the right people managing and promoting it. Thank you Andretti's for showing your faith in our wonderful track and making this years Indyfest possible. In the past, the track always drew good crowds and with consistent leadership and teamwork, it will again. It would be tragic to allow this great track to be shuttered and torn down. The only analogy to that would be tearing down Lambeau Field or Fenway Park. Come on people don't allow a great thing like "The Mile" to dissapear. If you do, i gaurentee that you will regret it someday. It is one of those rare facilities that is truely IRREPLACABLE! You can never build another one.
March 31, 2012 | Mukwonago Wis.
There has got to be a way to keep this track alive and successful, If.. there is a way to build garages, they will come!!
March 29, 2012 | Wausua
We need to keep this track around!
March 25, 2012 | Three Lakes, WI
Please keep this icon of racing going!!!!
March 19, 2012
we need the Mile and we need more fans to support it
March 16, 2012 | minneapolis
pave the center with a race corse like a mini daytona, please save the track....
March 16, 2012 | mpls
keep the oldset trak open
March 15, 2012 | Oconomowoc, WI
I remember the dirt track in the infield, the exciting races during the fair. Too many memories to list. THIS TRACK MUST REMAIN ACTIVE!
March 12, 2012 | New Berlin WI
One of the reasons I let my wife talk me into moving to the Milwaukee area is this track, and getting to see a race every now and then.
March 11, 2012 | south amboy nj
The Milwaukee Mile is the oldest race track in America. It is a fantastic racing experience, as well as a great fan destination in Milwaukee. It deserves to not only be renovated, but also to land itself a Cup Series race, something I can't believe it never had once in all the years The Milwaukee Mile has been open.
March 08, 2012 | Milwaukee
The Milwaukee Mile is the best thing this city has to offer, it needs to stay.
March 08, 2012 | Browndeer
What a huge loss it would be to lose this event in Milwaukee. I have attended this race just about yearly since i was a young boy, over 40 years now. Its just as exciting to be at being 47. Dont cheat are youth of this fine sport and thank you Andretti's for taking a stand for Milwaukee.
March 04, 2012 | Madison
Save the Mile!
March 01, 2012 | milwaukee
there is very few things that we call "heritage" left. Wisconsin has one of the most unique venues of its kind left in the world. Lets not modernize ourselves out of existence.
February 09, 2012 | West Allis
I'm born, raised and still reside near The Mile. I actually love the noise and the hustle and bustle it brings to the neighborhood. I grew up with it, so it brings back lots of good memories as a kid growing up in West Allis! I also love the history it holds. I would absolutely hate to see The Mile go. Save The Mile and bring back races!!
February 08, 2012 | Park City, UT/ Mukwonago, WI
Bring open wheel back to the Mile!!!!
February 07, 2012 | Wausau, WI
Make oval racing work in Wisconsin. Save the Mile!
February 07, 2012 | Carmel, IN
The Mile has to be my favorite oval in the world outside of my home track in Indianapolis. Not a cookie cutter, and it has tradition! Great races every time, and most importantly a Milwaukee icon. I wouldn't care about Milwaukee at all if not for the Mile! Please keep her!
February 07, 2012 | Milwaukee, WI
I had a lot of great times at the Milwaukee Mile and would hate to see it closed. Every effort needs to be made to ensure that major league racing continues at this historic track.
February 07, 2012 | Wisconsin
I'm a NASCAR guy and would really like to see stock cars back on the Mile, but at this point would gladly attend an IndyCar race if that helps the cause. Save the Mile!
February 07, 2012 | west virginia
February 07, 2012 | Texas
It would be a tragedy of epic proportions to lose this venue to "modernization." Lawmakers: Think of history rather than the bottom line, for a change. Leave the Mile alone!
Rick Tolfa jr.
February 07, 2012 | Muskego,WI.
Someone needs to actually promote the Indycar race if they come back! You never hear or see anything about that race but yet you cant go 5 minutes on tv without hearing the word Nascar. I have been to atleast 35 Indycar races at the mile and think the race is almost always one of the best on the schedule. They really need Indycar at this track, its a great track and should be used!
February 07, 2012 | Chicago
I've been to several IndyCar races at the Mile and it is not only a great event for the fans but also one of the drivers' favorite tracks. The racing has always been highly entertaining and with the right promoter and a title sponsor, the Milwaukee IndyCar race can again be one of the most successful races in the series. It would be a terrible shame if the county and state do not continue to invest in the Mile and support one of the oldest races in American motor sports history.
February 06, 2012 | Waterford, WI
Keep Milwaukee Mile going. We can get this track back to full capcity through promoting it. It wont happen over night but within 3 yrs we could have this track back in the circuit. We can have Nascar and Indy in here and give Milwaukee County and West Allis a good tourist income by having this track an active track. Its all boils down to word of mouth and promoting it outside of Wisconsin as well. Promote the track at every other race and that will get people outside of Milwaukee on board as well. This would be one of the best things that the politians could keep. Its historical, money gold mine and something that doesnt required a lot of changes and up keep to keep it going. There is a lot that can go into this to continue to generate a steady flow of income year after year. But it depends on promoting it. Get out of Wisconsin and promote the Milwaukee Mile at the other races. If people dont know its there they wont come. Have something that stands out at each race that will stay with the fans that came so it will also remain in the minds of people who do attend.
February 06, 2012 | Wausau, WI
I've been to the last 2 Indycar races, and if they decide to come back I'll be one of the biggest promoters!
February 06, 2012 | Minneapolis, MN
We attended our very first Indycar race at the Mile last year and hope it is not the first AND the last! We loved watching the race and just wished there was a little more excitement around the event and better attendance. I don't think the people of Milwaukee know what a gem they have there. Let's help them realize it!
February 06, 2012 | Hales Corners, WI
The loyal racing fan base of southeastern WI deserves an active racing facility like this. Someone with money who KNOWS something about the racing business needs to be found to run the Mile. Then the Fair Park board needs to step back and give them a chance to make it work.
February 06, 2012 | San Diego
February 05, 2012 | Madison, WI
This track is part of racing history. It should be preserved like a museum not closed like a prison!
February 03, 2012 | Brodhead, WI 53520
We have been to many great races at the milwaukee mile over the years. It is important to the history of Wisconsin and a great way to promote our fine state. Two winston cup champions, Alan Kulwicki and Matt Kenseth have started their racing in Wisconsin. It would be a tragedy to close the Milwaukee mile race track.
February 02, 2012 | Cary,IL
Had the best times at Milwaukee Mile watching Indycar, NasCar,and Champ series racing. We really need to get all these races back to Milwaukee.
February 01, 2012 | Milwaukee
Milwaukee! What else can be said about this dead-ass town? If Newton, Iowa can put on a race you'd think this town could. No offense, IA. See you this summer.
January 30, 2012 | Wisconsin
We NEED racing at the Mile!
paul m laperriere
January 24, 2012 | oak creek wi
how is it that after million dollars plus in new grandstands and safer barriers we allow the racetrack to die?? i do not think we need a rocket scientist to promote races at this track. we need a passionate person who really cares about premiere racing at the countries oldest racetrack. why not let a group of fans take over the track and see what happens. we certainly couldn't do any worse.
concerned racing fan
January 17, 2012 | Waterford
Save this legendary track!
January 16, 2012 | Joliet Ill
Save The Mile! Love making the trip for the race. The history of the track needs to be kept alive.
January 16, 2012 | naperville IL
keep on racing!
January 14, 2012 | West Allis Wi.
With Indy Car announcing 1/13/12 they want to come back to the Mile in 2012 if the Fair Board doesn't work hard to help pull this off then it is time for a new Fair Board. With 100+ years of racing at the Mile, it would be a crime to let this opportunity slip way.
January 09, 2012 | Evansville Wi
Don't let this track die!
January 08, 2012 | Franklin Wisconsin
Save the track!!! Just moved here from Connecticut and look forward to going to as many local tracks as I can this year.
January 08, 2012 | Franklin Wisconsin
Save the track!!!!
January 03, 2012 | Merrillville, Indiana
Why can't Miller Brewing be the title sponsor of the Mile like it used to. A few years back, my friends and I were shocked that the alcohol vendor at the track was Budweiser. State Fair Park made a huge mistake on that one. The mile needs to be back on the Indycar calendar the week after the Indy 500 with Miller Brewing as the title sponsor and beverage concessionaire.Period. Indycar fans haven't left Wisconsin, they just like their tradition. In the words of Paul Newman in the movie winning "Everybody goes to Milwaukee after Indy"..........
December 31, 2011 | USA
Please, please save the track! We had a great time there!
December 28, 2011 | Milwaukee, Wi.
Way to much history to let it go!Come'on fair park board get your heads out of the hole and look at the history you are trying to destroy.
December 25, 2011 | United States
I hope that the Milwaukee Mile will remain open and that the Indy Car Series will make a return to the Mile should it remain open.
December 11, 2011 | menomonee falls
A great track with such history in Wisconsin should not die. We need to get serious about promoting this gem, and host a sprint cup event. There is no reason a race here shouldn't be as big as Bristol. Lets bring back weekly local racing here.
Robert E. Johnson
November 20, 2011 | California
Save the Milwaukee Mile! For once, let Wisconsin lawmakers show some forward thinking vision!!!
November 14, 2011 | Hewitt,WI
We need the mile! Too much history has been made and we cant loose this great place..
September 03, 2011 | suamico wi
went to many races at the milwaukee mile hope racing comes back to the mile
September 03, 2011 | suamico wi
went to many races at the milwaukee mile hope racing comes back to the mile
September 03, 2011 | Milwaukee, WI
Worked for AB Promo and have been going to the races since I was a kid...it will take a while to get the track back to where it was...don't count the Mile out yet!! :)
August 30, 2011 | Cleveland
Great racing at The Mile. Our family has been going there for years.
June 22, 2011 | Mikwaukee
Racing is an important piece of Milwaukee heritage we have forgotten and with the right exposure it can wow us all again!
June 20, 2011 | Milwaukee & Green Bay
Lets do what we can to save this great venue. I am part of the young generation and even so I do not want to see this track become just a memory. I race late models and it is one of my dreams to win at The Mile.
June 20, 2011 | Green Bay,Wis.
My four sons we love the mile the history you can not replace please save our history !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
June 18, 2011 | Rockford, Il
I love racing and the Mile is a great place
June 17, 2011 | Oak Creek
I've been coming to races at the Mile for over 50 years; it was hard and sad to see it empty last season. I hope race fans will come out in large numbers to this year's race to show their support so that racing can continue at the track.
June 09, 2011 | Milwaukee, Wi.
I would hate to see a legendary track like the milwaukee mile vanish because of B.S. I have many memories of coming to the track with my dad and watching drivers like Dick Trickle, Mike Eddy, Bobby Allison, Alan Kulwicki, The Unsers, Rick Mears and so many others.
April 13, 2011 | WI
When you think of the names who have raced there,
Pettys,Mears,Earnharts,..... WOW! What a terrible
loss for us if we lose this grand ol track. I have
seen USAC,Indy,ASA,Grand Nationals,and Big Monster
trucks! We enjoyed every single event. May GOD
help us save one of Wisconsins true old treasures.
April 06, 2011 | shawano wi
I love racing, the mile is one of my favorite tracks, keep it going!
April 04, 2011 | mukwonago, wi
i want to still see racing i love the history of the track it would be a shame to lose that
April 03, 2011 | Dunbar,WI
I have enjoyed going to the Milwaukee Mile since 1954, whenever I am in Milwaukee - Weat Allis and drive by the tack and see it sitting empty it's just not right. Lets crank it up and go racing again.
March 01, 2011 | west bend, wi
save the mile the racing was fun and also it should have some banking to it, and it be nice to see nascar as well here i think it bring in a big draw expand the pits and make it a nice track and the outcomes could be rewarding, bring it back it has a lot of history behind it.
February 25, 2011 | Racine, wi
We love the mile!
January 30, 2011 | Milwaukee
Please save the mile. My daughter and I love NASCAR and Indy @ the Mile!!!!
BRING PREMIER RACING BACK!!
December 13, 2010 | Naples, Fl
I attended my first race there in the late 40s. I also saw the Packers play there. I saw Jim Hurtibise flame, Les Snow driving with his arm out the window and Frank Burany. Bill Shoulders, Jim Rathman, Marshall Teague and Norm Nelson. Jim Clark with his left front 10 inches off the ground. Tony Bettenhausen was my favorite. Quarter miler Fuzzy Fasbender. I saw Ed Elisian die in front of me on the south turn. The fire scorched my skin. Last year while visiting Milwaukee I walked the track, it was desolate. So glad they're running there again. I will try to make the race.
September 20, 2010 | Illinois
I have watched so many great races take place at this legendary track. I don't want to loose the place where so many of my heroes raced. I'd love for it to be around for my kids and grand children to enjoy.
September 10, 2010 | Milwaukee,WI
Please bring the IRL and Nascar back to America's oldest oval!! My dad and I have been going to races at The Mile since I was 7 years old. This summer it broke my heart to see the track empty. Lots of great racing happened here, and I hope to see many more years of it at The Mile.
September 02, 2010 | Indianapolis
IndyCar racing should return to The Milwaukee Mile--it would be a great benefit for the community, fans, as well as for the sport.
August 15, 2010 | Wi
Bring back racing at the mile. Love to see ARCA come back too.
July 28, 2010 | michigan
It would be great to see the facility continue to open up to hold events like the Govoners Cup and ASA Late Model races. Bring back the USAC Midgets and Sprint Cars. Six or eight events with the above type cars would be better than once a year having nascar there.
scott Mc Andrew
July 16, 2010 | wheeling il
save the mile
June 28, 2010 | chicago,IL
I love the Milwaukee mile,I wacth open wheel racing car, and stock cars on the milwaukee mile for over 15 years, and i in my 12 year of highshcool, but, I 'm real that the milwaukee mile is my fovrite short track on plant earth, And even got plan for my race seris, which I'm really, wirting rules for my racing seris to have a even plantforom of four class, from lowspeed-low-tech cars to, high-speed high-tech expensive cars. And my vision and guts say this milwaukee mile steal have life in it, and i well host an racing event in the milwaukee mile; know as the Milwaukee mile 3000mile race that start in daylight and end at night time. That my plan for the milwaukee mile, and save the milwaukee mile.
June 01, 2010 | madison, wi
this must be saved!!
May 31, 2010 | chicago
first time in 15 yrs. i will not be driving north for the indy race. i was watching the 500 and had a tear in my beer knowing i would not see these cars the next week. save the mile!
May 28, 2010 | Hartland
Have only been in Wisconsin for six years, but have gone to races here every year, prior to this mess. Prior to moving here, lived twenty minutes from Dover Speedway. Seems very sad and strange, that someone can't be found to run this historic track in a fashion that can turn a profit and draw national race series events. Maybe there's a lack of general public racing interest in this area? Seems like politics intervention in private ventures is not a good thing? Got my fingers crossed, and ready to buy tickets when events return.
May 21, 2010 | Milwaukee, Wi
The first race I attended at The Mile was the Tony Bettenhausen 200 in 1970. I have been an indy car fan ever since. Watching these cars through the 1970's inspired me to take the Skip Barber Racing School course and pursue a career with them. I attended all the IRL/IndyCar Series races at the mile and I am sad that we have no major league racing for the foreseeable future.
March 10, 2010 | PatchGroveWi.
For 50 years Ive been going to this track.What ashame to be going down this road. This racetrack is not a blackhole for the communties that surround it. maybe the politicians should just move over and let some who truly knows how to turn a profit manage this track
March 08, 2010 | Milwaukee
Keep this track going. I have been going to the Mile so long and have nearly gotten divorced over the tradition.
March 03, 2010 | westminster, md
Please don't let this icon of racing history go the route of so many other famous tracks. Once it's gone it's always gone!!!!!!!!!!
March 01, 2010 | Gurnee IL
Don't get rid of it!
February 28, 2010 | Saint Francis, WIS
The Milwaukee Mile is a time honored tradition. Losing itg would not only be a magor loss for racing but also for the city of Milwaukee and the entire state of Wisconsin.
February 28, 2010 | Chicago
Last year, I attended my first race at the Mile: the IndyCar ABC Supply/A.J Foyt 225. I had the time of my life, and told my Mother "I cant wait till next year!" then I saw there will be no next year, and my heart simply sank. SAVE THE MILWAUKEE MILE!
February 18, 2010 | Algoquin,Illinois
It would be a shame to let such an historic place go by the wayside. I've enjoyed going to races there in the past, and I've been willing to travel interstate to be there.
February 13, 2010 | Sheboygan WI
How can closing the track even be an option? Some of the most memorable moments of my life have been at that track. Why dont the track officials meet with representatives from Nacar & Indy Car as well as the rest of the Racing Organizations and find out what it would to to make the operation of this track viable and gain some commitment from the motorsports agencies? The days of "Build it and they will come" are over....
February 10, 2010 | Kenosha, WI
Holy Cow this track has alot of history. If saving the Pabts brewery from demolition was important, I would imagine that keeping America's oldest raceway running should carry some clout. Get it out of the hands of the DNR.
December 23, 2009 | IL/WI Border
My grandfather took my father and my father took me. Its upsetting that I may have to stop taking my son.
December 22, 2009 | Racine
The loss of The Milwaukee Mile would be a devistating loss for the entire racing community. The history alone should be enough to keep it running at any cost. Do you think Indy or Daytona would shut down if profits were down? NO! They would get a board who KNOWS THE RACING BUISSNESS AND PROMOTE THE DAMN THING AND MAKE A PROFIT! Susan Crane and the Mile Board are just puppets of Gov. Doyle. The potetial is there just stop changing contracts when the deal is already made!
December 22, 2009 | Grayslake, IL
One must wonder about the true intentions of the Wisconsin State Fair Board. What better way to justify the closing of the track than have political appointees with no race promotion experience controlling the fate of the track. Let's hope the governor wakes up and smells the beer no longer brewed in Milwaukee before the Mile is nothing but another racing memory.
December 22, 2009 | Eau Claire
Save the Racing History in WI.
December 20, 2009 | Milwaukee WI
Been going to the mile for years! My dad would take me to qualifying when I was younger (Saw Mears get the pole, saw Rahal break 92 record, Bosel 95 record), went to first race in 96, and since then have been going to every indycar (Cart also) race. Occassionally a Nationwide race, and even the monster truck event about 5 years back.
I refuse to see this track die, and think it should be sold to private investors and away from the Fair Park board.
Too much history and great racing still left in it.