Austin Nason Wins Father's Day 100 at Milwaukee Mile

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2019 winner

After a several year hiatus, racing returned to the Milwaukee Mile with a roar on Father's Day weekend.

Despite early rain and cool temperatures, race promoter Bob Sargent estimated Sunday's attendance at about 8,000. He also indicated that the event will return in 2020. Additional details regarding the date and lineup will be released once finalized.

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Milwaukee Mile Press Conference Reveals More Details

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Tickets for June 16th Event on Sale March 4th

(Milwaukee, WI) A large contingent of media members gathered for the official press conference that detailed the return of racing to Wisconsin State Fair Park’s Milwaukee Mile. The Father’s Day Special is set for Sunday, June 16th at the historic oval.

At the conference, longtime race announcer and Milwaukee Mile supporter Jim Tretow welcomed everyone with the opening statement. Among the speakers were Track Enterprises President, Bob Sargent, John Yingling, Board Chairman of Wisconsin State Fair Park, John DeAngelis, Jr., ARCA Midwest Tour racer, and Ron Nelson, who will be bringing Vintage Indy race cars to the event.

The on-sale ticket date of March 4th was released. Tickets will become available on that date, via the Internet, by phone, or at the box office. In addition, it was announced the headlining event for the ARCA Midwest Tour will be 100 laps.

The race will be the first event held on the oval since 2015, when the IndyCars made their most recent appearance. For the ARCA Midwest Tour, their most recent Milwaukee Mile event was 2014. The tour has seen some very good names enter victory lane as NASCAR Cup Champion Kyle Busch, fellow Cup driver Erik Jones, and Travis Sauter have won in previous events at the facility.

As previously announced, other classes in action that day will be the Mid-American Stock Cars, Midwest Super Trucks, and the Upper Midwest Vintage Series.

Newly added to the schedule, much to the delight of open wheel fans, are the entries from the Vintage Indy Registry. A full field of Vintage Indy cars will take the track for a couple of sessions on raceday, as well as practice day, Saturday.

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Milwaukee Mile Press Conference Reveals More Details

Racing to Return to Milwaukee Mile in 2019

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2019 returnAfter a five year hiatus, Super Late Model racing will return to ‘America’s Legendary Oval’, marking the first major event at The Milwaukee Mile since a 2015 IndyCar Series event. The ARCA Midwest Tour Super Late Models will be joined by other regional touring groups for a June 16, 2019 Father’s Day afternoon special event on the famed Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway.

“It is our continued initiative to bring racing back to the historic Milwaukee Mile,” stated Kathleen O’Leary, CEO at the Wisconsin State Fair Park. “We are excited to host this race on Father’s Day in 2019.”

The headlining event will be a 75-mile race for the ‘Stars and Cars’ of the ARCA Midwest Tour, a series which draws some of the best short track Late Model racers in the country.

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Racing To Return To Milwaukee Mile For Father’s Day Special Event

State Fair Park Response to Legislative Audit

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responseOn June 1st, Wisconsin State Fair Park released their response to last year's legislative audit of the park.

There's no mention of the Racing Committee that was reportedly going to be formed to explore ways to bring racing back to the Milwaukee. However, there is a new Land/Property Committee that has been formed. The newly formed committee will focus on the future vision of the Milwaukee Mile, as well as other areas of the park. The new committee is also condering a potential multi-phased study in 2019 to assess the Milwaukee Mile acreage, site analysis, perimeter space and programming considerations, development assessment, architectural designs and implementation recommendations. This study is expected to cost between $150,000-$300,000.

The response also includes the following:

"When future prospects or endeavors emerge in the racing industry, we will certainly consider whether they make financial sense and if capital investments in the racetrack are warranted."

Read the full response here:

Wisconsin State Fair Park Audit Response