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Milwaukee Needs to Prove Itself
BPS File, 2007 Milwaukee
BPS File, 2007 Milwaukee

By: Mark W. Theisen


They are Back! Yes it was the wine of the Honda Racing Engine in the rear of an Indy Racing League car that was heard throughout the city of West Allis this past week on the Milwaukee Mile as teams began preparing for the Milwaukee 225 on June 19th after a one year absence on the series schedule.
I longed to be at the track for these first tests in over a year at the track but eight days in Indianapolis took its toll on time off so I could only listen to and read all about what happened during the two days of testing, June 1st and 3rd. and made the anticipation for race day grow even more.
Danica Patrick led the cars of Andretti Autosports on the first day along with Tony Kanaan, Vitor Meira, Ed Carpenter. E.J. Viso andTakuma Sato. On Friday the 3rd, cars from Target-Chip Ganassi racing including Dario Franchitti, the defending series champion and Scott Dixon were on hand in addition to Penske Racing, Newman-Haas Racing. Speeds were not announced but interviews abounded and everyone echoed the same sentiment – they were all glad Milwaukee was back on the schedule.
The three day racing weekend begin on Friday May 17th and culminates with the race on Sunday the 19th, Father’s Day, at 2:30 P.M.
In between action will abound on the track with cars from the United States Auto Club Midget and Silver Crown participating in the program as well as the Star Mazda Championship event and a race for the USF 2000 cars.
Tickets are available on line at: or from a ticket office that is now open at the track.
The Milwaukee Mile is the oldest continually operating race track in the country – a tradition that should be carried on by the fans from Wisconsin. Let’s show the IRL that the Milwaukee event deserves its return to the schedule by filling the stands for the race.
We can do it!!!!