On Father’s Day 2019, tour racing will return to the Milwaukee Mile marking the track’s first super late model race in five years.
The 75-mile ARCA Midwest Tour race will headline a card that includes the Midwest Trucks, Mid-American Stock Cars and Upper Midwest Vintage series.
“It is our continued initiative to bring racing back to the historic Milwaukee Mile,” said Kathleen O’Leary, CEO at the Wisconsin State Fair Park on the ARCA Midwest Tour website. “We are excited to host this race on Father’s Day in 2019.”
ARCA’s premiere series raced three times at Milwaukee with Frank Kimmel winning the most recent event in August 2007.
NASCAR’s last appearance at the track was a double header in with the Xfinity and Gander Outdoor Truck series in 2009. Carl Edwards won the Xfinity race; Ron Hornaday Jr. won in Trucks.
The last major event on the .75-mile track was an IndyCar race in July 2015 won by Sebastian Bourdais.
The Milwaukee Mile has hosted races since 1903, which makes it the oldest operating motor speedway.
Up-and-coming NASCAR K&N Pro Series and ARCA racer Vinnie Miller will make his Xfinity Series debut this weekend in the Chicagoland 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.
The 20-year-old driver will drive the No. 0 Chevrolet Camaro for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller.
Miller has combined for one top-five, six top 10s and has led six laps in 10 races this season in both the K&N and ARCA series.
“It is a dream come true to be able to race in the NASCAR Xfinity Series,” Miller said in a media release. “Chicagoland is a challenging track and I have a lot to learn this weekend. The goal is to finish the race and gain experience and respect from other drivers.”
While he didn’t qualify for Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, David Gilliland wound up being part of something even more thrilling and valuable.
Gilliland and his family were on hand Sunday afternoon when 15-year-old Todd Gilliland won his first career start in the ARCA Series.
The younger Gilliland became the youngest winner in ARCA history, with his win coming just two days after he turned 15, and four weeks after his first career Late Model win.
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