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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.

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ARCA Fest Finale at Milwaukee Mile

June 15, 2014
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Cheryl Lettow and Children with winner Erik Jones

June 8, 2014

Story and Photos by Fay Hendricks

Sunday was a sunny day at The Milwaukee Mile for the ARCAfest finale. Morning qualifying began with the JEGS All- Stars Tour late models, a diverse field coming from eleven states and Canada, and two women were among the drivers. Georgia’s Anderson Bowen topped the field, but Sterling Marlin had problems and never posted a time. He would join the feature field in the back row later. Marlin is still racing at age 56, Florida’s Garrett Jones is only 14 years old, and Kentucky’s Jeff Berg will turn 60 in September. The invert placed Bowen in the fourth row, but the lineup changed during inspection.

Michigan’s Phil Bozell had a tire go flat and needed to change it, but rules state that the car cannot be touched during the impound process. Since you can’t change a tire without touching the car, Bozell’s car was penalized and had to start at the back instead of on the pole. Thus the inside row moved up for the start of the 100-lap contest. Alabama’s Justin South and Illinois racer Dave Gentile Jr. shared the front row, followed by Canadian teens Tristan and Tristan Van Wieringen, Bowen and John Hunter Nemechek. South pounced at the green flag and survived a lap five restart, but four laps later Nemechek roared past and held on to the checkered flag.

Eric Huenefeld with 16-year old John Hunter Nemechek
Eric Huenefeld with 16-year old John Hunter Nemechek

It was not an uneventful race, with three more cautions for spins coming before the mandatory halfway break for pit stops. Once the race resumed, the rest of the race sped to conclusion as 16-year old Nemechek notched his first win at Milwaukee. Father Joe Nemechek was happy to join his son, having flown here from Texas after finishing third in the NASCAR trucks. The winner did donuts on the frontstretch to the cheers of the crowd before erupting from his car in victory lane to a shower from his crew. Thanking his crew and father, Nemechek talked about racing a flat track like the Milwaukee Mile. “You’ve got to get around the corners. That’s all we worked on all weekend,” said the happy winner. There was little time to waste as the day’s signature race was to begin and Nemechek had to join them.

The third running of the ARCA Midwest Tour’s Howie Lettow Memorial 150 brought racers from eleven states ranging from California to Florida. The qualifying session began with Nemechek setting a new track record when edging out James Swan, but Georgia’s Anderson Bowen lowered the mark more a few cars later. This all occurred in the first nine qualifiers, and the time held all the way to the end. Travis Rodewald spun during his qualifying and never returned the rest of the day. It was declared there would be three caution periods for tires and setups, during which no one could gain positions no matter what order they returned to the track. This would give those without many crew members an equal chance with well- funded teams. Thus the laps did not count on the scoreboard at some times.

John Hunter Nemechek won at Milwaukee Mile
John Hunter Nemechek won at Milwaukee Mile

The die was rolled to set the feature inversion at twelve cars. Illinois veteran Jeremy Miller shared the front row with Wisconsin’s Mark Kraus, followed by Michigan’s Chad Finley and Iowa’s Griffin McGrath. Next were area favorites Chris Weinkauf, Ross Kenseth, Johnny Sauter, who also raced in Texas Friday night, and Nathan Haseleu. The field rolled around the one mile oval four abreast to the cheering crowd before settling back into line. Three dozen cars thundered to a start and Miller leaped into the lead, leaving the pack behind. The first caution came before twenty laps were complete, and on lap 25 it was Weinkauf leading the way. The first competition caution came before forty laps were scored, and Bowen worked his way into the lead before fifty circuits were complete. On lap fifty Weinkauf was back in front, leading the rest through two more cautions.

Just after lap ninety it was 18-year old North Carolina racer Erik Jones who piloted the Kyle Busch mount to the front. Seven more laps were complete when Weinkauf retired with problems, soon followed by Travis Sauter, Jason Weinkauf and Johnny Sauter, whose engine let go just as he was challenging for the lead. Matt Kocourek and Spencer Wauters were the reason for the next caution, and McGrath jumped ahead on the restart. The yellow flag negated that daring move, however, and the next attempt also resulted in the caution flag. Two more laps were complete when Nathan Haseleu and Johnny Van Doorn got into trouble and retired 38 laps from the end.

John Hunter Nemechek swarmed after win
John Hunter Nemechek swarmed after win

One more competition caution followed before the rest of the race went to the finish. Brent Kirchner and Austin Nason pulled off before the rest crossed under the checkered flag. A jubilant Jones spun donuts before making a complete victory lap in Alan Kulwicki style to mark the occasion. A shower from the winning crew greeted Jones as he came to the stage to accept the trophy from Howie Lettow’s wife Cheryl and children. “It’s awesome to finally win here,” shouted the winner. Jones already had an awesome weekend. His high school graduation ceremony was skipped on Friday for a chance to race Kyle Busch’s NASCAR Craftsman truck in Texas, where track manager Eddie Gossage presented him with his diploma. Flying to Milwaukee Saturday, Jones got some seat time in the Busch machine, the first time in a super late model since winning his second consecutive Snowball Derby in Florida in December.

After his winning photos Jones came to the media room for interviews, stating, “I couldn’t be here Friday. Thanks to Nick Panitzke for dialing it in. I got a little tight for a while, couldn’t run the bottom for a while. I think air was a factor,” explaining how different his car was behind someone. Asked about his hectic weekend, Jones replied, “It’s been a good weekend,” adding, “To win here, it’s pretty big for me. It’s a different place. It does drive different. You have to use your brakes different. We found a spring issue, but once we figured it out we got faster. It’s been a good time since I’ve even been in one of these cars.”

McGrath came so close to stealing the lead on restarts, claiming, “I hated the restarts. It’s tough because you got to figure out what gear to be in. At the beginning of the race there was a lot of stuff on my tires.” This was McGrath’s third time at The Mile, and he nearly made it to winner’s circle. Finley was here for the second time and learned a lot. We had to rush to another venue and bid farewell to our happy race family for the past three days. Thanks to the ARCA Midwest Tour team for another superb show at the historic oval.

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Saturday Thrills in Milwaukee’s ARCA Fest

June 14, 2014
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Mid-American Stock Car winner Jeff Holtz

June 7, 2014

Story and Photos by Fay Hendrick

Saturday was a very long day for many of us who returned to The Milwaukee Mile for the second day. Early morning activities were followed by rotating practice sessions by divisions, while we were at a race reunion and car show for a quick visit. Arriving in time for qualifying, Camden Murphy took the fastest lap early on in the Midwest Trucks and Jeff Holtz claimed quick time in the Mid-American Stock Cars. We had learned that earlier a couple entries had expired engines, and one was disqualified on Saturday before qualifying began. Friday’s practice sessions were under full sun, while light clouds rolled in for Saturday’s events. Despite impending weather elsewhere, nothing came to Milwaukee.

The Vintage cars led off the features with a 20-lap contest. The restored race cars of yesteryear were among the entries, including the former Bob Jusola race car driven by one of the central Wisconsin veterans Royce Rossier. Dick Trickle’s longtime crew chief Victor Getzloff was excited to see Jusola’s old car again, enjoying reunions while here to help Johnny Sauter. The feature had only one slowdown when Butch Mierendorf’s engine trailed a huge smoke trail. Royce Rossier got the jump on the restart for one lap, but before halfway Gary Mitidiero made his winning pass.

Vintage race winner Gary Mitidiero
Vintage race winner Gary Mitidiero

Miditiero found victory lane and climbed out as quickly as he could, waving to the crowd with glee. A very brave gal had been talked into a colorful outfit with mesh hose to serve as trophy girl for this event, and Miditiero happily received his trophy. With all the noise it was difficult to hear the winner talk, but there was no mistake he was a happy man.

The Midwest Trucks followed with a 30-lap contest. Earlier we found former ASA standout Dennis Lampman here with racing son Tim, who just days ago decided to borrow a truck for this event. It had always been Tim’s dream to race at Milwaukee like his father did, and Saturday the inversion placed him on the pole with Kevin Kneuse outside. Another ASA veteran, Tom Jones, was also on hand while his son Andy started in the third row. Lampman took the lead at the green flag, but two laps later a caution regrouped the field. The race resumed and Chester Ace moved up from the second row to the lead.

Midwest Truck winner Camden Murphy
Midwest Truck winner Camden Murphy

Brown came from the fourth it to the lead on the tenth lap, and Jones charged into the lead six circuits later. Brown challenged inside Jones for several laps until he edged ahead at the stripe. With six laps remaining there was one more caution flag to close up the field again. This was followed by a concerted effort by Murphy, who worked his way up from the fifth row to lead the final five circuits. Brown was a close second, with Jones, Ace and Mike Corvo III completing the top five. Murphy erupted from his mount, excitedly pounding on his hood in celebration. Talking about working on his setup earlier, Murphy added, “It’s great to win here,” and was asked about getting past Brown. “I think he had a right front go down or something,” Murphy said, continuing, “I didn’t think I could pass him, but I thought why not.” Murphy took the chance and completed the sweep in this division.

The Mid-American feature followed with a 35-lap race with former champions in the field. The inversion placed Adam Bendzick and Jeremy Bloomberg in the front row, followed by Dan Gilster, Kevin Gentile, Ryan Gutknecht and Jeff Holtz. Bloomberg led the pack at the start and the race quickly sped along. Behind Bloomberg others were fading while Holtz moved up, finally getting past before the midway point. Soon Holtz was lapping the backmarkers until the sole caution regrouped the field with seven laps remaining. Holtz was up to the challenges of Bloomberg to the finish line, followed by Gilster, Brad Keith and Lyle Nowak, the latter pair up from the fifth row.

Spinning donuts on the frontstretch, Holtz marked his momentous win on The Mile. With his brother Brian in the field and family on hand to watch, Holtz could not stop smiling. Asked how he managed the win, Holtz replied, “One lap at a time. I hooked up off the bottom. I could see the 18 car (Bloomberg) and kept getting closer and closer. This is one of the biggest wins I’ve ever had.”

With hours of daylight left, the monster trucks and motorcycle daredevils took over the front of the track with jumps and stunts. The audience not only witnessed everything on the inside of the walls, but a huge car show outside the track. Tomorrow two more divisions close the show as the late models take center stage for the 3rd Annual Howie Lettow Memorial. We can hardly wait.

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ARCA Fest Practice Day

June 13, 2014
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Ross Kenseth, Kyle Shear and Kari Shear-Carlson

June 6, 2014

Story and Photos by Fay Hendricks
ARCAfest is back at The Milwaukee Mile for the third consecutive year, with so many activities packed into their visit that it resembles a three-ring circus.
ARCA Midwest Tour promoter Steve Einhaus talked about efforts to provide the fans with several entertainment bonuses along with the five divisions of racing this weekend. Indeed, there would be something for just about everyone. A live band, huge car show and monster truck show were added to the already busy schedule. And then there’s the racing.

Friday’s practice was well-attended as the teams rotated through their sessions and worked on their race setups. Some were racing elsewhere and would have to catch up the next day. With no crashes, this was a calm day, although we heard of a couple expired engines earlier. This was the most relaxed we would see the teams before racing began the next day when everything got up to full speed.

We see the third generation of racers in some families have a much different experience than their forefathers. They begin at a much younger age, learn the ropes in several divisions of racing, and are seasoned veterans before they are old enough to vote. This is nothing like the past when racers began as adults. The ideal world of racing in the 1980’s is long gone, but the friendships remain. Many of them came to Milwaukee for the weekend.

The Howie Lettow Memorial race is the highlight of the weekend for the ARCA Midwest teams, with the master crew chief’s widow Cheryl was enjoying reunions here as well. Former ASA racer Dennis Lampman was here with son Tim, who borrowed a truck to fulfill a childhood dream of racing on The Mile like his father did. Another ASA veteran, Tom Jones, was here to help son Andy in his truck venture after finding success in Legends cars.

Wisconsin’s Johnny Sauter couldn’t practice Friday because he was competing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck event in Texas. Joe Nemechek was also in that contest while son John Hunter was in Milwaukee for the weekend. Erik Jones had just graduated high school before joining the Texas field, and will be in the Kyle Busch Motorsports car for the Howie Lettow Memorial at Milwaukee.

After the day’s practice was done the crowd went to the Budweiser Pole Party in the pavilion behind the grandstands. A live radio broadcast of the Racing Roundup show featured many of the racers, a band rocked the place, and the teams drew numbers for their qualifying positions. We pulled ourselves away from this happy reunion as the sun set, knowing the next two days would be very busy.

 Dean Strom, Ross Kenseth, Travis Sauter, John Hunter Nemechek
Dean Strom, Ross Kenseth, Travis Sauter, John Hunter Nemechek
Dean Strom, Tim Lampman, Steve Einhaus, Jerry Wood
Dean Strom, Tim Lampman, Steve Einhaus, Jerry Wood
Dean Strom, Nathan Haseleu, Steve Wallace, Jeremy Miller
Dean Strom, Nathan Haseleu, Steve Wallace, Jeremy Miller
Dean Strom, Kevin Ramsell, John Fischer, Tim Lampman
Dean Strom, Kevin Ramsell, John Fischer, Tim Lampman
 Dean Strom, Lyle Nowak, Bobby & Ryan Gutknecht
Dean Strom, Lyle Nowak, Bobby & Ryan Gutknecht
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ARCA Midwest Touring Stars Ready to Regroup After the Howie Lettow Memorial

June 10, 2014
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Calypso Lemonade 100 Up Next on Friday, June 20th at Grundy County Speedway with an Early Start Time of 7:00pm

by Kari Shear-Carlson
June 11, 2014 – The 3rd Annual ARCA Fest is officially in the books, a race that drivers prepare for from the moment it ends to the moment the next one arrives. This year’s event proved to be a rough one for many of the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment Touring Stars, but as all teams do, they are able to put it behind them and set their sights on the next event.

Cardell Potter was the top finishing Touring Star in the Howie Lettow 150 finishing in 10th, followed by James Swan in 11th. Swan found redemption after having been in a hard wreck in 2013. After a long weekend of ups and downs for the team it was a strong finish and a great points day.

For some, the next couple weeks will be a time to regroup and put the weekend behind them, as difficult as it may be. Chris Weinkauf and his team are one of those teams that will roll into Grundy County Speedway on June 20th with a little more determination. Weinkauf had what appeared to be the car to beat in the Howie Lettow Memorial, leading from lap 24 through lap 99 of 150 until he had to pull in and go behind the pit wall due to mechanical problems.

“I have had a lot of support from a lot of people…support from my team members and especially my wife (Wendi). We are not quitting and not giving up. We feel we have the momentum and if we keep working hard our day will come,” said Weinkauf.

Chris Weinkauf’s words are the epitome of the ARCA Midwest Touring Stars. The support that they receive keeps them going so that they can come back to each and every event, hold their heads high, and hit the track prepared to win, and you can be sure that’s exactly what every team will be ready to do next Friday night.

As the ARCA Midwest Tour heads to Grundy County Speedway next Friday, June 20th, Nathan Haseleu will continue to lead the point standings by 36 over Ty Majeski. Eilen is third only 48 points out of the lead, followed by Chris Weinkauf in fourth and Cardell Potter in fifth.

Majeski also maintains his rookie of the year points lead over Paul Shafer Jr., Joel Theisen, and Matt Kocourek.

Next Event: Calypso Lemonade 100

Where: Grundy County Speedway, Morris, IL

When: Friday, June 20th

Times: 2:00pm-ARCAMT Practice Begins, 5:00pm-ARCAMT Qualifying, EARLY START TIME of 7:00pm-Racing Begins

Be sure to follow the ARCA Midwest Tour on Facebook (midwesttour) and Twitter (@midwesttour).

To learn more about the Automobile Racing Club of America Midwest Tour, log on to arcamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ARCA Midwest Tour office at (262) 729-4111 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or Steve Einhaus (630) 212-6022 at or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@arcamidwesttour.comor Steve Einhaus at steve@arcamidwesttour.com.

The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.

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John Hunter Nemechek and Erik Jones Return to the Milwaukee Mile

June 5, 2014
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ARCA Fest Begins This Friday, June 6th

by Jana Wimmer
June 5th, 2014 – As the saying goes – out with the old and in with the new. That may just become the theme of this year’s ARCA Fest.

Out with weekday event shows and in with a three-day weekend event chalk full of entertainment.

Out with a ten minute half way break and in with live pit stops on pit road.

Out with NASCAR veterans and in with up and coming NASCAR stars.

Wait, what?

Over the past two years ARCA Fest has brought some big names to the Milwaukee Mile and to ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment racing. Guys like Matt Kesneth, Kyle Busch, David Stremme and Kenny Wallace have all taken their turn to try and tame the Mile, with Busch being the only one to be able to do so; winning the event in 2013.

As The ARCA Midwest Tour’s premiere event moves to a weekend event, veteran NASCAR names like Busch and Kenseth will be left off the entry list, making room for up and coming NASCAR drivers to grab the attention and maybe the hearts of fans.

After years of successful Super Late Model racing, both John Hunter Nemechek and Erik Jones are testing the waters in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this year. Nemechek is fresh off a sixth place at Dover last weekend, while Jones will pilot the KBM 51 truck this weekend at Pocono. Despite hectic racing schedules, both drivers want to race whatever and whenever possible and both will be competing at the Milwaukee Mile on Sunday.

“The trucks are definitely exciting races, and ones that I look forward too, but the super late models have a special place with me,” says Erik Jones, “They are such fun cars to drive, and I take the chance every time an opportunity comes up to race one. It is going to be slightly hectic going back and forth between the two, and the truck is the main focus of the weekend. But I am secretly pretty excited to make the trip up to Milwaukee.”

“It’s a lot of fun jumping back and forth. I’m blessed with the opportunity to run in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. It’s a lot of racing between late models and the truck but it’s all about gaining experience in different cars and running the truck I think has made me better in a late model,” says John Hunter Nemechek, “I love racing and I will get in anything with a motor to race.”

Neither Jones or Nemechek are strangers to the Milwaukee Mile. Jones, who will be in a Kyle Busch Motorsports car this weekend, brought home a 17th place finish last year, while Nemechek set fast time in 2012 and earned a 12th place finish a year ago. Both drivers know the importance of having a good car underneath you at this fast one mile oval.

“Last year we had a decent car, but we were so down on motor that we were not able to compete. I think that this year we will have another great car with KBM,” says Jones, “They have their motor package figured out to go run there. I have high expectations for this year; I believe that we are going to have a very strong Toyota Care Camry capable of contending for the win.”

“Having the set up right is so important. All my guys and I are working our butts off trying to make sure that we have the best car possible,” says Nemechek, “You have to be there at the end and not have any issues throughout the race in order to come out on top.”

While it is their love of racing that fuels their hectic schedules, bouncing around the country for races and from Trucks to Super Late Models, both drivers made extra sure ARCA fest at the Milwaukee Mile was on their 2014 calendar.

“Milwaukee is a place that is special to every racer in the Midwest. It’s a very cool race track; a flat one mile is pretty fun in the super late models, “says Jones, “There have been so many great names that have been able to win there throughout the years. I think that’s really what brings me back and having the race in memorial of Howie Lettow makes the race even more special. He was such a legend in the sport, and a mentor to so many great drivers.”

For race fans these two drivers will highlight an already esteemed cast, including the ARCA Midwest Touring Stars and drivers like Nathan Haseleu and Johnny Sauter. So whether it’s the ‘new’, like Nemechek or Jones, or the ‘old’, like first year winner Travis Sauter, in Victory Lane on Sunday, this stout cast of drivers is sure to leave fans wanting more.

“Every year when the entry list comes out for the event, it’s clear that the competition is going to be big,” says ARCA Midwest Tour Vice President Steve Einhaus, “We have some of the toughest veterans in the country racing in the Midwest Tour and when you bring everyone together at one big event, it is bound to be very dramatic. I’m confident the fans are going to see some very exciting racing especially with the new pit stop procedures in place for this event.”

WHAT: ARCA Fest featuring The Swiss Colony Howie Lettow 150 presented by RaceTeamGear.com. The weekend will also include the CRA JEGS All-Stars 100, Mid-American Stock Cars, Midwest Trucks, and Vintage Stock Cars, as well as a Hot Rod Show & Shine and Monster Truck Summer Nationals.

WHERE: The Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI

WHEN: Friday-Sunday, June 6th-8th

TIMES: Friday: All-division practice from 10:00am-6:00pm. Saturday: qualifying begins at 2:30 with racing to follow at 4:00pm. Sunday: qualifying begins at 9:00am with racing slated to begin at 2:00pm

Hot Rod Show & Shine will be from 8am-8pm on Saturday. The Monster Truck Summer Nationals will begin at 6:00pm on Saturday.

ADVANCE TICKETS – Friday is ARCA Fest Fan Appreciation Day with FREE General Admission. Saturday General Admission prices are $21 for ages 13+ and $11 for ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are FREE. Sunday General Admission for ages 13+ is $26 and $11 for ages 3-12. Reserved Seats are $32-$36. General admission Pit Passes are $50 per day.

Reserved Ticket Bundles are also available for $153-$157. General Admission Pit Pass Bundles are also available for $139 and General Admission Seating Bundles are $52 for ages 13+ and $34 for ages 3-12.

Infield camping spots are also on sale now! Email arcafest14@gmail.com or call 262-607-6266.

For reserved seating ticket information, visit www.arcafest.com or call 262-607-6266.

Be sure to follow the ARCA Midwest Tour on Facebook (midwesttour) and Twitter (@midwesttour).

To learn more about the Automobile Racing Club of America Midwest Tour, log on to arcamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ARCA Midwest Tour office at (262) 729-4111 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or Steve Einhaus (630) 212-6022 at or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@arcamidwesttour.comor Steve Einhaus at steve@arcamidwesttour.com.

The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.

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Local Flavor Sticks with ARCA Fest

June 5, 2014
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What started as an idea by Midwest Tour Owners to bring racing back to the Milwaukee Mile has developed into a three-day weekend event that highlights the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment schedule each year.

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Miller Welders Continues to Grow with ARCA Fest

June 4, 2014
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Fast Qualifier to Receive a Millermatic® 140 Auto-Set™ ​MIG welder

by Kari Shear-Carlson
June 4, 2014 – Miller Welders has been an integral part of the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment for several years. That support has continued to grow each and every year and will continue right into The Swiss Colony Howie Lettow Memorial 150 presented by RaceTeamGear.com, this weekend, June 6th-8th.

Miller Welders is proud to be giving away a Millermatic® 140 Auto-Set™ ​MIG welder to the fast qualifier of the Howie Lettow Memorial. In addition, they will also be giving away a Millermatic 140 Mig Welding package at the ARCA Fest Hot Rod Show & Shine.

The people at Miller Welders understand the amount of work it takes for the teams in the ARCA Midwest Tour to be competitive.

“The people who participate in the Midwest Tour are hands on. These guys build the cars, race them, maintain them, wreck them and repair them! There’s no question that someday, they will use a welder and Miller wants to be there for them,” said Andy Weyenberg of Miller Welders.

Miller Welders is headquartered in Appleton, WI, so it just makes sense that they connect with the fans and competitors in their backyard. As ARCA Fest has continued to grow each year, Miller Welders has grown with it, and loves being a part of all of the festivities.

“The ARCA Midwest Tour has totally stepped up their game with a whole family, motor sports show and fan experience. The Howie Lettow Memorial and additional activities are a great way to showcase our involvement with the premier Midwest racing series. We’ve been a long supporter of Howie and his work and are proud to be a part of this great race,” added Weyenberg.

Check out Millerwelds.com to take advantage of their Build with Blue rebate program on new equipment through the end of June.

WHAT: ARCA Fest featuring The Swiss Colony Howie Lettow 150 presented by RaceTeamGear.com. The weekend will also include the CRA JEGS All-Stars 100, Mid-American Stock Cars, Midwest Trucks, and Vintage Stock Cars, as well as a Hot Rod Show & Shine and Monster Truck Summer Nationals.

WHERE: The Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI

WHEN: Friday-Sunday, June 6th-8th

TIMES: Friday: All-division practice from 10:00am-6:00pm. Saturday: qualifying begins at 2:30 with racing to follow at 4:00pm. Sunday: qualifying begins at 9:00am with racing slated to begin at 2:00pm

Hot Rod Show & Shine will be from 8am-8pm on Saturday. The Monster Truck Summer Nationals will begin at 6:00pm on Saturday.

ADVANCE TICKETS – Friday is ARCA Fest Fan Appreciation Day with FREE General Admission. Saturday General Admission prices are $21 for ages 13+ and $11 for ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are FREE. Sunday General Admission for ages 13+ is $26 and $11 for ages 3-12. Reserved Seats are $32-$36. General admission Pit Passes are $50 per day.

Reserved Ticket Bundles are also available for $153-$157. General Admission Pit Pass Bundles are also available for $139 and General Admission Seating Bundles are $52 for ages 13+ and $34 for ages 3-12.

Infield camping spots are also on sale now! Email arcafest14@gmail.com or call 262-607-6266.

For reserved seating ticket information, visit www.arcafest.com or call 262-607-6266.

Be sure to follow the ARCA Midwest Tour on Facebook (midwesttour) and Twitter (@midwesttour).

To learn more about the Automobile Racing Club of America Midwest Tour, log on to arcamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ARCA Midwest Tour office at (262) 729-4111 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or Steve Einhaus (630) 212-6022 at or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@arcamidwesttour.comor Steve Einhaus at steve@arcamidwesttour.com.

The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.