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Baker to Forego Tires, Looks to Stock Coolers with Busch Light

March 26, 2019
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Baker to Forego Tires, Looks to Stock Coolers with Busch Light

Oregon, WI- Last week the ARCA Midwest Tour announced a tire bonus program which offered four bonus Hoosier Tires to the first forty paid entries for the upcoming Sunday May 5 Joe Shear Classic 200 at Madison International Speedway. Chicagoland Champion Ricky Baker asked if he could change his program around in order to keep his coolers stocked for the 2019 race season.

Madison International Speedway is known for selling giant 25 ounce Busch Light cans each summer, and Baker wants to cash in on those instead of the bonus tires. “I have a leftover set of tires from last year sitting in the shop and I’ve been known to have a pretty thirsty team when the races are over so I figured I’d ask.” Stated Baker, a two-time ARCA Midwest Tour Feature Winner. “I usually steal a couple from Chris Weinkauf when we run out, but I had Brad ‘JJ’ Mueller say he’d come help with the pit stops so I figured we could use the extra beer.”

Baker and the rest of the ARCA Midwest Tour ‘Stars and Cars’ will see on-track action begin with an optional practice session on Saturday May 4 from noon until 4 for ARCA Midwest Tour, Midwest Truck, Mid-American Stock Car and Upper Midwest Vintage Series teams. An open practice for all divisions is scheduled at MIS on Saturday April 27 as well. Sunday morning May 5, the high banks will come to life at 11:30am with a final round of practice, followed by qualifying at 12:45pm with racing action slated to get underway at 2pm with a full program of preliminary events and features.

Madison International Speedway is located between Oregon and Stoughton, WI at 1122 Sunrise Road. For additional information, please visit www.misracing.com.

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Milwaukee Mile Press Conference Reveals More Details

February 22, 2019
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Milwaukee Mile Press Conference Reveals More Details

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.

It’s all set for Sunday, June 16th with a 1:00 PM race time. Open practice Saturday is set for 11:00 AM-3:00 PM, while Sunday’s schedule will see practice from 9:30 AM-11:00 AM with qualifying at 11:00 AM.

For more information, visit www.trackenterprises.com or call 217-764-3200.

About Track Enterprises:

Track Enterprises is a racing promotion company that oversees popular events that feature top touring series like the ARCA Racing Series, USAC Racing, Dirtcar UMP, World Of Outlaws, ASCS Sprints, POWRi Racing, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, CRA, Southern Super Series, and more. The company also oversees all racing promotions at Macon Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and the Terre Haute Action Track.

For more information on the upcoming racing schedule, visit www.trackenterprises.com, like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises, or call the office at 217-764-3200.