Save.the oldest track in the US. Should be a national historic.landmark
April 01, 2016 | Mequon
I grew up in West Allis to the sound of racing. My heros were on the Mile. The Iconic Mile Moment is Sunday morning when the neighborhood church bells ring followed by that other beautiful sound...racing engine starts!
Sometimes we have a lack of imagination in our town. We could have a vintage race car museum at the Mile that would be a year around attraction. Unlike many racing museums, it would have "pride of place" because it belongs there. Imagine families coming to our town to see two authentic museums for race cars and motorcycles. We could have a special day each year where we exercise vehicles from both on Amercia's oldest running track. To see and hear that would be nothing less than living history.
I'll volunteer some time and effort toward this. Who else is in?
March 30, 2016 | Chicago North Suburbs
We feel that the Milwaukee Mile is an important piece of motor racing history and every attempt should be made to keep it as an active racing facility. Thanks in advance.
March 29, 2016 | Louisville, KY
Went to the mile for the first time last year. Had great time. This track can't be lost, it's an important part of history.
March 28, 2016 | Kansas City, MO
Historical Venues in all Sports are endangered by the modern facilities with all the amenities. Love going to "The Mile" for the pure racing. History needs and deserves to be saved.
March 28, 2016 | West Chester, Ohio
The oldest race track in America, and oldest operating racetrack in the world is worth preserving. It is a magnificent track.
March 25, 2016 | Youngstown OH
Awsome place to watch races from old BGN, Craftsman Truck and Indy car. Don't let this place go. WI keep this one.
March 25, 2016 | West Chester, PA
Save the Mile!
March 23, 2016 | Columbus, OH
Fight for the Mile!
March 22, 2016 | Colorado Springs, Colordo
Save The Mile! Bring some super late models races to the track!!!!!
March 22, 2016 | Colorado Springs, Colordo
Save The Mile!
March 21, 2016 | Italy
i'm an american's motorsport enthusiast till i was born, and the milwaukee mile is the most historic Still-in-use speedway in the world. I sincerely hope that there will be the possibility to save it and to re-host Indycar & Nascar events.
March 20, 2016 | Racine WI.
What a real disappointment to witness the demise of a national landmark. I'm no expert on auto racing, but as a fan, I can't understand why this place fails to attract crowds for races? Someone, or some group, must have the ability???
March 18, 2016 | Lodi Wi.
Save the mile
March 17, 2016 | St. Louis, MO
I started going to CART races 30 years ago at "The Mile" with my Grandfather. Sad to see that it has lost the Indy Race. My family has made it an annual event and I was hoping to continue the tradition with my kids. It is hard to understand how Indycar can't somehow retain some history.
March 16, 2016 | MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
MY DAD TOOK ME TO MY FIRST RACE WHEN I WAS TWO YEARS OLD. THAT WAS BACK IN 1952. THE MEMORIES ARE STILL IN MY MIND AND I HOPE THEY WILL CONTINUE FOR YEARS TO COME. THE MILWAUKEE MILE WILL ALWAYS BE MY FAVORITE TRACK. ALL OF THE BEST DRIVERS PAST AND PRESENT LOVE THIS TRACK FOR ITS CHARACTER AND COMPETITION. FATHERS AND SONS LIKE THE BETTENHAUSENS, ANDRETTIS, UNSERS, AND OTHERS LOVE THIS TRACK. ALSO LETS NOT FORGET GREAT DRIVERS LIKE REX MAYS, CHUCK STEVENSON, JIM HURTIBISE, EDDIE SACHS, AJ FOYT PARNELLI JONES, JOE LEONARD, GORDON JOHKCOCK, MIKE MOSELEY AND ALL THE GREAT NAMES OF RACING. I PRAY THAT SOMEONE COMES FORWARD WITH A SOLUTION TO BRING BACK GREAT RACING MEMORIES FOR FAMILIES AND FANS AT 'THE MILWAUKEE MILE' LIKE IT DID FOR MY FAMILY AND ALL THE LOYAL RACING FANS OF "THE GREAT MILWAUKEE MILE". NOW LET'S GO RACING. AMEN.
March 15, 2016 | Sun Prairie
We have a state treasure with the Milwaukee Mile! Many generations have been coming to events there for years, it's a great family event! It's something once lost can never be brought back again!
March 15, 2016 | South Milwaukee WI
Save The Mile!
March 13, 2016 | Pewaukee
Save the Mile
David Sean Dunn
March 13, 2016 | Waupaca, WI
Destroy history for Condos? Mayor running ads during Brewer Games. WTF! Doyle blew it when NASCAR asked. He kept the down payment. We need to grow up. NASCAR IS $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
March 12, 2016 | illinois
The highlight of my Indycar season. Please don't let it go!
March 12, 2016 | USA,FL
Please don't let it go!
March 12, 2016 | TWO BLOCKS AWAY
BEEN GOING THERE SENCE I WAS A KID.ABOUT A HUNDRED YEARS AGO.
March 11, 2016 | Greenfield,Wi
Save The Mile
David J Haas
March 11, 2016 | Panama/Oconomowoc
Been a fan since the 50's and it would be a crying shame to lose a monument to racing by destroying this treasure...We don't need another shopping center, WE NEED RACING!!!
March 11, 2016 | Wauwatosa, WI
Because of the Brewers& the Bucks you're going to tear down the historic Milwaukee Mile? Are you out of your mind?
March 11, 2016 | West Milwaukee
Save a piece of racing history
March 11, 2016 | Wautoma, WI
How can you replace History!
March 11, 2016 | North Prairie WI
Save the Milwaukee Mile
March 10, 2016 | West Allis, WI
Save the oldest racetrack in the planet......@nascar
March 10, 2016 | Cedarburg, WI
My great grandfather passed away when I was in high school. He wasn't all there during my childhood but the one subject he never forgot was his Race/Indy cars. He would tell me wild stories of testing out the cars by his garage on the Fox Point/Glendale border. I could see a man almost become giddy and childlike telling me how he would test drive them up and down Port Washington road when it was still just a dirt road surrounded mostly by farms. He is also a survivor of a very bad crash at the mile. To this day I have no idea how a man who had such a enormous part of his skull crushed lived. I have so many photos and heard so many stories. I think my heart would break if I can't show the mile to my little girl. There is so little preserved for the future as it is. It's important, it's history, it's my family. It was once Bill Schoof's playground. Please help save the Milwaukee Mile.
February 29, 2016 | Toronto, Canada
At least bring back a truck race!
February 28, 2016 | Indiana
Amazing track with a lot of rich history. Truly a legendary track that should not die like it's friends like Ontario and Wilksboro
I really hope someone makes the decision to come here. I'd love to see NASCAR return the trucks and XFinity Series and maybe even bring the Sprint Cup into the mix and add another legendary tracks that drivers would love to win at.
DOUGLAS G SPODECK
February 25, 2016 | MACOMB MI 48044
FUN PLACE FOR AUTO RACING
February 24, 2016 | West allis
February 16, 2016 | Milwaukee
Save the Mile! Bring Indy car, Nascar and open it to the public!
February 14, 2016 | Milwaukee, WI
Please save racing at the Milwaukee Mile! First we lose Nascar and now we've lost Indy Car...Milwaukee needs racing!
February 01, 2016 | Horicon, WI
Keep the history alive
January 22, 2016 | Milwaukee Mile
The history of the track goes back too far to not use it.
January 12, 2016 | west allis
save the mile/ been goimg there since 60s
December 23, 2015
The Mile is the Oldest Leaving Would be Bogus They Say There no More Fans There Been Fans Longer Than the Indy Bring Back the Fest Bring Back NASCAR Keep the History
December 23, 2015 | Milwaukee
So very sad that the Indy cars will no longer run at the Mile. It is highly unlikely it will ever return now. Indycar's schism & the continual jerking around of the date killed it. Michael Andretti tried really hard for three years, but it was clear that the effort was significantly less in 2015. A beautiful track that will slowly waste away with a nostalgia events. I think we may see an end to Indycar all together in the next 20 years, as the Speedway continues to mismanage the series.
December 22, 2015 | St. Marys, Ohio
Bring NASCAR Back. Xfinity Series, Truck Series, K&N East vs West, USAC Silver Crown and ARCA in one weekend!!!!!
December 18, 2015 | Chicago, IL
My first ever taste of racing was a Busch series race at the Mile in the mid 90s. It was always a great place to see a race. Keep it going!
December 15, 2015 | Milwaukee, WI
So much racing history here.
December 14, 2015 | Green Bay
This is a great track to watch racing. Get some promoters that have races like WIR. Get something going.
December 13, 2015 | Appleton
Save the mile
December 10, 2015 | Little Rock, AR
I grew up in Milwaukee watching dirt track and races at the mile. I attended Jim Clark's first practice runs in his Lotus Ford and saw Jim Hurtibese, AJ Foyt, and Roger Ward duel it out nose to tail until Hurtibese major crash when Foyt car misfired and slowed on the front stretch. Please keep Indy cars running at the Mile.
November 18, 2015 | Elmhurst, IL
Outstanding memories of driving up from Chicagoland for open wheel and NASCAR races! The place where my son attended his first race.
November 05, 2015 | Austin, Texas
Save the Mile!
November 05, 2015 | Milwaukee, WI
My family legacy should not be lost.
November 05, 2015 | Saukville, WI
My uncles Carl and Tom Marchese were the race promoters for the Mile for nearly 40 years. Would be so sad to see this part of history come to an end.
john daniel casper
November 03, 2015 | bay view
Saw Mario win, saw Mario hit the wall in turn one and got AJ Foyts autograph in the pits; that is the Milwaukee Mile. The track rocks!!!
October 27, 2015 | Washington, D.C.
The Mile has more history, more heritage, and more of a legacy than even Indianapolis itself. IndyCar, you would be making a huge mistake to abandon this this track. Please make racing at Milwaukee a reality again, or you will be losing some of your most dedicated fans.
September 22, 2015 | Janesville, WI
Who in their right mind other than a non-racing fan would let go of an heirloom such as the Milwaukee Mile. Management, ownership, Milwaukee and the great state of Wisconsin need to put a focus on not just saving but enhancing the Milwaukee Mile!
September 16, 2015 | UW-Milwaukee
Please help keep this track. It has a lot of potential still left in it.
August 29, 2015 | Wind Lake, WI
America's Legendary Oval
August 26, 2015 | port washington
time to save this great place support it
August 19, 2015
The "Mile" transcends place and time.
July 29, 2015 | Columbia City, IN
It would be a shame to lose one of the most storied races in open wheel.. It should still be the week after the 500, but I degress..
July 21, 2015 | Milwaukee
I went for the first time to Indyfest 2015 and it was an incredible experience. We need to do what we can to keep the Milwaukee Mile up and running.
July 21, 2015 | syracuse ny
coming out there next year save the track
July 14, 2015 | Franklin
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!