WEST ALLIS, Wis. – Racing is returning to the legendary Milwaukee Mile for the first time since 2015.
The ARCA Midwest Tour super late models will be joined by other regional touring divisions for a special Father’s Day event on June 16. Track Enterprises, owned by veteran promoter Bob Sargent, will oversee the event.
It will be the first racing of any kind at the Milwaukee Mile since an IndyCar Series event in 2015. Super late models last raced at the Milwaukee Mile in 2014.
“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 ARCA Midwest Tour.
“I have only been able to race there once and didn’t do so well,” said reigning ARCA Midwest Tour champion Dalton Zehr. “Now that we are running as well as we are, I am excited to see racing back at the Milwaukee Mile and I know that I can contend for the win.”
Joining the ARCA Midwest Tour super late models will be the Midwest Trucks, Mid-American Stock Cars and Upper Midwest Vintage Series. A practice day is planned for June 15 with final practice, qualifying, preliminary events and feature racing getting underway at 1 p.m. on Father’s Day Sunday, June 16.
The Milwaukee Mile is the oldest operating race tracks in the world. The facility opened in 1903 and continuously hosted racing through the 2015 season.