Thursday, 18 October 2012 00:00 | Reidsville, NC
My Dad took to my first race back in the early 50's when the track was still dirt. Drivers then were the likes of Myron Fohr and Marshal Teague.When I heard that it was to be paved I cried because I loved the cars careening through the turns sideways, the dust that turned us black and the thrill of racing that I thought would be lost with pavement. Of course I was wrong. I lived for summers spent on the south turn (#1) bleachers, sneaking in the park via the railroad tracks during Fair Week, the smells, the sounds and the excitement of the Rex Mayes Classic 100, the Tony Bettenhausen Memorial 250...I even miss Wednesday night races cheering Miles Melius, Etchie Biertzer and Kenny Tlougan on the 1/4 dirt track that is now the pit lane. From the late 50's until I went into the USAF in 1966, I never missed a single race of any type on the mile track...Stock cars, Big Cars (Indy-type cars used to be called that) and even the midgets. Please preserve the greatest racetrack in North America.
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 00:00 | schaumburg il
Been fans of nascar since 1988 and our first race was at da mile in 2008 for trucks/nationwide. Perfect place to start our live watching and better believe it -we want to come back again as its a perfect get a way weekend. GET ER DUN!!!!AND BRING HER BACK.
Saturday, 13 October 2012 00:00 | Marshfield WI
I love this place! please do Something to save it!
The greats that have raced here is amazing! I have seen sprints,midgets Nasacar,even the big Monster trucks! Loved it all. Stop playing "polyticos" help save a Badger state One of kind!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, 11 October 2012 00:00 | Black River Falls, Wi
I don't want to see the mile gone we enjoy coming to the races and other events in West Allis, it's is well worth the drive down here .
Thursday, 11 October 2012 00:00 | Sparta, Wisconsin
Save the Milwaukee Mile.
Friday, 06 July 2012 00:00 | Wauwatosa
Since moving out here to the midwest I have enjoyed many races at the Mile...made many friends from all over the region. Spending a full day infield, sharing stories, catching up on the happenings since we all last attended a race there. Really miss that we can't set up like we used to and being right in the thick of it once the races started. But am so happy to see them slowly return, just hope the organizers of the races allow those who want to set up for a long, fun day infield that we used to have.
Friday, 29 June 2012 00:00 | streamwood il
bring back nationwide and the trucks. its the closest i can get to sprint because it so affordable in milwaukee
Monday, 25 June 2012 00:00 | West Allis
Save the track, to much history!!!
Monday, 25 June 2012 00:00 | Fond du Lac, WI
Save the track...it has more tradition than any other track. Bring more events, ASA was a hit, modifieds, whatever it takes to utilize the track and save it. Hopefully we can band together and get NASCAR back with new leadership at the track.
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 00:00 | sturtevant, WI
Save this track and bring back the Nascar
Sunday, 17 June 2012 00:00 | Wauconda, IL
My dad used to take me to the mile as a kid to watch the races more than 50 years ago. I had season tickets for many years watching the ASA cars run with guys like Alan Kulwickie, Mark Martin, Rusty Wallace, etc. all of which eventually made it big in NASCAR. It's a great place to watch a race at and is a shame that the economy hurt attendance so much that one could not profitably promote a successful racing program. Give the economy a little more time to recover and give it a go again. I miss the racing there. Keith Malek
Sunday, 17 June 2012 00:00 | watertown wi.
save the mile
Friday, 15 June 2012 00:00 | pell lake, wi
SAVE THE MILE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, 15 June 2012 00:00 | South Milwaukee
Thanks for taking up this valid cause.
Michael Andretti seems to be making great improvements. However, I'm still concerned by the lack of billboards or ads that promoted the race in years past.
Friday, 15 June 2012 00:00 | Milwaukee, WI
I share memories of the Rex Mays 250 the weekend after the Indy 500. It was the place to be, and still should be. Made racing fans out of kids like me. Thanks to the Andretti family for bringing it back this year, just like Road America in 2007 when CART was broke. Wish I could have 2 minutes with Mario, I'd tell him this:
Just buy it. Get the Fair Board and the local govenment out of the way.
Needs local radio and TV promo. Has been almost extinct for years.
Big issue- Honey Creek fixes. Just do it.
I'll do your radio ads for free. I am a great voice, and have a plan using history and empathy
for some great spots.
Get IndyCar back to racing here the weekend after the Indy 500. It worked.
Get NASCAR back.
Save the Ring and Save the Mile!
Friday, 15 June 2012 00:00 | Oconomowoc Wi
I grew up watching the races here and still love watching them. Let the mile live
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 00:00 | Jackson, WI
Don't let the Milwaukee Mile be a victim of a questionably run fair park....We don't need more food/knick knack stands. The thought of seeing a sign along the road that states historic marker is ahead . And all that is left is a brown sign stating what use to be... The Historic Milwaukee Mile...would tryly be sad.
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 00:00 | Milwaukee, WI
Get an autosports enthusiast to invest in the track/buy it, build some garages, advertise the snot out of the track, attract some big races, bring the Nationwide series and truck series back, and this track will flourish. I would even go to the extreme and say buy out the block on the backstretch if profitable and build stands all the way around the track. Not sure about where the extra parking would go though.
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 00:00 | Pewaukee, WI
With proper promotion this is a great venue. Sad to say I did not even know there was an ASA race there last night and now I missed it.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 00:00 | Racine
This track provides some of the best racing in the country, and is a historical landmark in Wisconsin. Help save a part of our history and support the MILE!!!!
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 00:00 | Richfield
Save the Milwaukee Mile and keep the races coming. It's good for Wisconsin, it's good for the economy, it's good for the sport and it's great for race fans.
Atty. Paul D. Langer
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 00:00 | New Berlin, WI
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 00:00 | OakCreek
save the mile
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 00:00 | Waukesha, WI
Some of the best memories with my son came at the Milwaukee Mile. We were there year for the Nationwide cars and the trucks we We loved the exciting racing at the track in Milwaukee.
We cannot afford to lose this piece of Wisconsin history.
Wisconsin needs the Mile for many more generations to come !!!
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 00:00 | Eau Claire, WI
Great track, only been there twice prior to the remodeling of the grandstands but anxious to get back.