10 Things to Know: ARCA Midwest Tour at Milwaukee

Super Late Models return to The Milwaukee Mile on Sunday in the Father’s Day 100 for the ARCA Midwest Tour.  Before this weekend’s race, here are 10 things to know about the event.

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1 – Austin Nason won the last series race at Milwaukee in 2019, Erik Jones was the victor in 2014, Kyle Busch in 2013, Travis Sauter won in 2012, and in 2008, Kyle Busch won the first event for the ARCA Midwest Tour at The Milwaukee Mile.  Both Travis Sauter and Austin Nason will be in the field this weekend at Milwaukee.

 

2 – The Milwaukee Mile is one of the most historic race tracks in the county.  The one-mile flat oval opened in 1903 and has run pretty much at least one event since then other than World War II.  The track was closed in 2020 due to COVID-19.

 

3 – The track record for the series at this race is a 28.350, turned in by Ty Majeski in 2019

 

4 – A total of eight former championships will be represented at the Father’s Day 100. Casey Johnson, Ty Majeski, Dalton Zehr, and Jonathan Eilen will be in the field.  Andrew Morrissey will also be twisting wrenches on the Curt Tilllman ride according to series reports.

 

5 – The ARCA Midwest Tour 100-lap event is not the only action on the card that day.  The Midwest Trucks will go for 20 laps, the Upper Midwest Vintage Series will also go for 20 laps, and the Mid American Stock Cars will circle the track for 20 circuits as well.

 

6 – Despite all Ty Majeski has done behind the wheel of a race car, there is one thing he has never done, and that is win at The Milwaukee Mile.

 

7 – The field is shaping up nicely as more than 40 names could be battling for the ARCA Midwest Tour win.

 

8 – You can watch all four divisions race at The Milwaukee Mile on Speed51.TV – Racing starts at 2pm ET and the PPV can be purchased for $24.99.

 

9 – At one time, there was a quarter-mile dirt track within the confines of The Milwaukee Mile.  The infield of that quarter-mile was also the location of a football stadium, informally known as the “Dairy Bowl.”  Records show that the Green Bay Packers used to play home games there, including the 1939 NFL Championship which resulted in a 27-0 win over the New York Giants.

 

10 – Augie Grill made the announcement this week that he will head north to run at The Milwaukee Mile.  Grill is a two-time Snowball Derby winner and has won races in the midwest, most notably the Glass City 200.

 

-Story by: Elgin Traylor, Speed51 Correspondent

-Photo credit: Speed51 Photo

10 Things to Know: ARCA Midwest Tour at Milwaukee