Tour racing returns to the Milwaukee Mile with ARCA Midwest
On Father’s Day 2019, tour racing will return to the Milwaukee Mile marking the track’s first super late model race in five years.
The 75-mile ARCA Midwest Tour race will headline a card that includes the Midwest Trucks, Mid-American Stock Cars and Upper Midwest Vintage series.
“It is our continued initiative to bring racing back to the historic Milwaukee Mile,” said Kathleen O’Leary, CEO at the Wisconsin State Fair Park on the ARCA Midwest Tour website. “We are excited to host this race on Father’s Day in 2019.”
ARCA’s premiere series raced three times at Milwaukee with Frank Kimmel winning the most recent event in August 2007.
NASCAR’s last appearance at the track was a double header in with the Xfinity and Gander Outdoor Truck series in 2009. Carl Edwards won the Xfinity race; Ron Hornaday Jr. won in Trucks.
The last major event on the .75-mile track was an IndyCar race in July 2015 won by Sebastian Bourdais.
The Milwaukee Mile has hosted races since 1903, which makes it the oldest operating motor speedway.