6:06
Have a Happy Independence Day!
6:06
This will end our coverage for today. We invite you join the live Trackside Now coverage of the Clyde Hart Memorial from New Smyrna Speedway on speed51.com.
6:05
Tickets are still on sale for ARCAFest. For more information visit www.arcafest.com. Monday is a concert with .38 Special. On Tuesday, along with the #Lettow150, the Big 8 Series, Mid-American Series, Midwest Trucks and Vintage cars will be in action.
6:04
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6:01
The call has been made that the track is closed for the day.
6:00
Comment From Jim swan

Thanks guys for the updates today! I will be there with #97 James Swan on Monday!

6:00
Moffitt is hurrying to get in the other car, but we are seeing 6pm on our clocks.
5:59
Wauters ran a 29.71
5:57
Moffitt just ran a 29.41
5:55
Hoffman went out for a lap and pulled it in. Moffitt is out.
5:53
Moffitt is strapping in. Hoffman is heading out.
5:50
Just ten minutes remaining in today’s test session.
5:48
Tickets are still on sale for ARCAFest. For more information visit www.arcafest.com. Monday is a concert with .38 Special. On Tuesday, along with the #Lettow150, the Big 8 Series, Mid-American Series, Midwest Trucks and Vintage cars will be in action.
5:38
Garrett Evans getting some laps. (Speed51.com Photo)
5:35
Hoffman has been testing with two cars today. Same with Moffitt. They are the only teams with two cars for one driver.
5:34
Luedtke is back in, team making quick adjustments and he should be back out soon.
5:33
Hoffman is back out.
5:33
Tifft, Luedtke, and Wauters are out with less than a half hour remaining.
5:32
Many have asked about Jeff Choquette. According to the team, it just didn’t work out for this race.
5:28
Steve Wallace just went about five laps. Wauters is back out.
5:22
Wauters is back in. We don’t think Wauters or Ortiz has been out of their cars all afternoon.
5:21
Moffitt and Luedtke go back out.
5:20
Tifft and Wauters are on track now.
5:20
We have been checking with the teams on their lap times today. Many have been in the 29.9’s on old tires. Earlier, Matt Tifft was running times in the 29.4’s.
5:18
There is about 45 minutes left. Boris Jurkovic has called it a day. Moffitt, Ortiz, Wauters, Hoffman, Luedtke,Tifft, Sargent, Evans, and Steve Wallace are still working on their cars.
4:57
Caleb Adrian races Legends at Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids, IA.
4:56
Caleb Adrian has been on top of the hauler all day. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:51
Becca Kasten is loading up. Looks like her day of testing is completed.
4:51
Stephen Wallace just did a qualifying run.
4:45
Just got word that practice has been extended to 6pm
4:30
Kyle “Rowdy” Busch will be entering the second leg of the PASS La Quebecoise Triple Crown at Autodrome Chaudière in Vallee-Jonction Quebec on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013. This race will be the second race of the prestigious PASS La Quebecoise Triple Crown at the famed high-banked quarter-mile. Busch will be participating in the event, which will undoubtedly be the biggest short track event in the history of the province of Québec, in his #51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Super-Late Model Camry.

For more details, visit www.autodromechaudiere.com

4:19
Tim Schendel just told us that Tifft ran 29.40’s the last two laps.
4:18
Austin Luedtke comes back in. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:18
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4:17
Tim Schendel is mentoring Matt Tifft. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:15
Most teams are still in the 29.9’s. Stephen Wallace just ran a 29.7.
4:14
Moffitt said that he is driving for this team for the event next week. Future is undetermined at this time.
4:07
Pit road is not busy today but come Monday…it will. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:04
Bryan Ortiz (Speed51.com Photo)
4:01
Hood pins are going on Moffitt’s car, expect him out soon.
4:00
Final hour of practice is underway with Matt Tifft and Bryan Ortiz heading out.
3:58
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3:57
Just had a flurry of on track activity. Now it has become quiet.
3:56
Brett Moffitt says he is preferring the new car versus the old one right now. He said the cars are pretty close. They are going to mount the tires from the new car to the old car to see if the cars are the same.
3:53
It is starting to pick up around the track as everyone is heading back out.
3:52
Stephen Wallace (Speed51.com Photo)
3:52
Becca Kasten (Speed51.com Photo)
3:52
Matt Tifft (Speed51.com Photo)
3:47
Boris Jurkovic (Speed51.com Photo)
3:46
Eddie Hoffman (Speed51.com Photo)
3:45
Spencer Wauters (Speed51.com Photo)
3:44
Brett Moffitt on track. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:42
Brett Moffitt heads out in the second car.
3:39
Luedtke rolls out. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:37
Matt Tifft heading back out.
3:36
Austin Luedtke gets ready to head back out. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:33
Bryan Ortiz is the only car on the track at the moment. About 1.5 hours left.
3:30
Kenny Wallace had to catch a plane and is done for today here at The Milwaukee Mile.
3:14
Spencer Wauters is out now.
3:09
Moffitt, Kasten and Ortiz just took a few laps. Tifft is out now.
3:05
Going back to Moffitt this is the first time he has been back to the Mile since 2008. As soon as he realized that, he said that he now feels old. Isn’t he 21 or 22?
3:02
Kasten about to back out. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:02
Becca Kasten says her test is going very well so far. She said her crew chief Toby Nuttleman told her she has been in the 29.50’s but then said he isn’t good with a stopwatch.
3:00
Eddie Hoffman says its not too bad so far. Also running 29.90’s.
2:58
Ritchie Wauters talks to Bryan Ortiz.(Speed51.com Photo)
2:55
Brett Moffitt told us that the car shown in the photo was completed at 4am this morning. They have two cars here to test today with the Adrian Carriers team.
2:54
Brett Moffitt about to head out. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:54
Kenny Wallace is happy to be back at the Mile. He said the track hasn’t changed at all.
2:45
The Yellow River Racing Series first event has been rained out twice, hopefully the third time is a charm for 75-lap event on Saturday, July 13. Some of the best Super Late Model drivers in central Wisconsin will challenge the competitive half-mile oval. Will Steve Holzhausen defend his championship or will there be a new champion in 2013? For more information, please visit www.marshfieldmotorspeedway.com.
2:42
Boris Jurkovic said that he is running on used tires. They were fast in the beginning with times in the 29.7’s. This last session he was in the 29.9’s. He said the tires are wearing down fast.
2:40
Boris Jurkovic comes back in (Speed51.com Photo)
2:39
Kenny Wallace debriefs with Steve and his crew chief. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:35
Steve Wallace said the track is alright. He is running times in the 29.80’s while Kenny is in the 29.90’s.
2:29
Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, David Ragan, Kenny Wallace, Joe & John Hunter Nemechek and more will join ARCA Midwest Tour regulars Jonathan Eilen, Nathan Haseleu, Dan Fredrickson and others in a 150-lap Super Late Model event on the historic Milwaukee Mile to benefit the MACC Fund on July 8-9. Last year, Travis Sauter held off Chase Elliott to win the Howie Lettow Memorial 150 event.

There will be a special pre-race party on Monday, July 8 featuring music from 38 Special. Tickets are on sale now at www.arcafest.com.

2:26
Kenny Wallace about to go back out. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:25
Tim Sargent is the only Big 8 Series car here today. His fastest so far is 32.90.
2:25
Tim Sargent (Speed51.com Photo)
2:22
Garrett Evans is making his first laps around the Mile. His fastest lap around so far is 29.89.
2:20
Becca Kasten (Speed51.com Photo)
2:14
State Park Speedway’s second round of the their Triple X Challenge Series will be the Larry Detjen’s Memorial on July 26-27. The race honors a true hero who lost his life in a racing accident. The two days of racing will feature Super Late Models, Big 8 Series, Trucks and more. For more information, please visit www.stateparkspeedway.com.
2:12
Matt Tifft (Speed51.com Photo)
2:12
6 Austin Luedtke 89 Matt Tifft Are also here
2:07
Comment From Shawn 

Thank you great coverage as always

1:59
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1:59
Here are the teams testing here for the private test at the Milwaukee Mile today. All of these teams are sharing the cost of renting the track today. We appreciate them allowing Speed51.com to come and cover it.

Teams here today (10):
2 Tim Sargent
4 Bryan Ortiz
5 Spencer Wauters
8 Eddie Hoffman
12 Becca Kasten
29 Brett Moffitt
36 Kenny Wallace
53 Boris Jurkovic
64 Garrett Evans
66 Steve Wallace

1:58
Comment From Brian 

Stephen Wallace’s car looks amazing.

1:57
Eddie Hoffman (Speed51.com Photo)
1:55
Hey Jim…we will try today. The timing/scoring isn’t set up.
1:55
Comment From Jim Swan 

Good Afternoon! Great job last night at Slinger Nationals! Are you getting any times with your stop watch today?

1:49
Due to the weather that was in the area earlier today, the Test was scheduled to start at 1:00pm., so the 5:00pm., end time may be extended.
1:47
This Test Session is scheduled to end at 5:00pm., today (Note: All times are Central Time).
1:44
Bryan Ortiz (Speed51.com Photo)
1:42
Stephen Wallace (Speed51.com Photo)
1:40
66 Steve Wallace is on the track for the first time this afternoon.
1:39
Teams here today (10):
2 Tim Sargent
4 Bryan Ortiz
5 Spencer Wauters
8 Eddie Hoffman
12 Becca Kasten
29 Brett Moffitt
36 Kenny Wallace
53 Boris Jurkovic
64 Garrett Evans
66 Steve Wallace
1:37
Tim Sargent is back in his pit stall after a run on the famed Mile. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:36
Kenny Wallace comes back in after his first Practice run. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:35
5 Spencer Wauters makes his first appearance of the day on the track.
1:34
Plenty of these will be used today. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:33
Becca Kasten is also here today after racing at Slinger last night as well. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:33
Good number of teams at the Mile. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:32
6 Austin Luedtke, 53 Boris Jurkovic and 2 Tim Sargent are now on the track turning laps.
1:31
Garrett Evans is here today after racing near-by on the 1/4 mile of Slinger Super Speedway last night. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:30
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1:29
29 Brett Moffitt has rolled out onto the speedway.
1:27
“It’s going to be really neat to come back here next week with Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, David Ragan and everyone. There’s 81 entries man,” Wallace continued. “Realistically, I hope we can make the race and hopefully get a top 15 finish out of this. There’s going to be some hungry drivers here next week and for the Wisconsin short track guys, this is there Daytona 500.”
1:26
Kenny Wallace (Speed51.com Photo)
1:26
8 Eddie Hoffman as well.
1:25
The track is dry and 36 Kenny Wallace is the first car on the track today.
1:24
“When I was a rookie in ASA in 1986, Howie (Lettow) was the first true Crew Chief / Engineer in this sport. He set the bar for what all other Crew Chiefs follow today.” Wallace continued. “I wouldn’t be where I’m at today doing what I get to do for a living if it wasn’t for Howie (Lettow). It pained me to not be here for the first one last year and I made sure we would have a car this year for this deal.”
1:22
“This is an exciting race for the entire state of Wisconsin. We remember guys like Howie Lettow of course and we can’t ever come here and not remember Dick Trickle. He was what short track racing was all about in Wisconsin, here at the Mile.” Kenny Wallace remarked during his Press Conference earlier this afternoon.
1:21
Boris Jurkovic hasn’t races much in 2013 and hopes to get plenty of seat time today. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:15
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East competitor, Brett Moffitt looks to get reacclimated to a Super Late Model this afternoon. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:13
During Kenny Wallace’s Press Conference, the St. Louis, Missouri native, who is racing later tonight on the dirt at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois in his UMP DIRTcar Modified, stated that; “I hope we get on the track today, I’ve got my Modified to go race tonight. We’re second in points in the Summer Nationals Tour.”
1:11
Bryan Ortiz (4) and Spencer Wauters (5) are here today hoping to turn some laps. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:09
While there are only ARCA Midwest Tour competitors here today, next week the Big 8 Late Model Series, Midwest Truck Tour, Mid-American Stock Car Series and the IMCA Vintage Stock Cars join in on the big weekend here at the Mile.
1:08
Steve Wallace (66) and Kenny Wallace (36) are both here today. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:06
This Test is in anticipation of the Howie Lettow Memorial 150 on Monday-Tuesday, July 8-9th here at the Milwaukee Mile.
1:04
There are about 10+ teams on the grounds here today to take part in the Private Test Session as Mother Nature paid a visit earlier today, but has since left the area and Track Crews are busy drying the track for those teams so they can head out and turn some laps.
1:03
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12:58
In addition, Kenny Wallace is on hand today and granted a Press Conference to the members of the media who are here in West Allis, Wisconsin today. We’ll have highlights of that a little later this afternoon.
12:55
Today some of the entries for the Howie Lettow Memorial 150 are taking part in a test session around the One Mile Semi-Banked Paved Oval.
12:53
Good Afternoon and welcome to the famed Milwaukee Mile located west of Milwaukee in West Allis, Wisconsin for ARCAFest Media / Test day for the Howie Lettow Memorial 150 for the ARCA Midwest Tour.
12:52
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Trackside Now: ARCAFest Practice Day – The Milwaukee Mile (WI) – 7/3/13