The Milwaukee Mile looks to be revived, but...

Posted by Iannucci | 9/22/2009 | | 2 comments »
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I'm not going to jump to conclusions, but, well, the way this is worded it sure looks like despite finding even more people to try to run the facility, those in charge of The Milwaukee Mile just gave the IRL a big fat "whatever".

It seems a resolution is near for YET ANOTHER series of folks to take over handling and promoting the facility, which is controlled by the Wisconsin State Fair Park Board. The latest deal will call for smaller payments to The Board with the option to defer some of the initial ones in an effort to offset the money currently owed to the IRL and N****R for licensing their most events.

But here are the uncomfortable parts, which are worded at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in such a way as to seem as if only tin tops may be racing there in the future.

The proposed agreement with Historic Mile appears intended to give the new group as much help as possible to stage races at the track. In return, Historic Mile also agreed to pay for improvements that sanctioning bodies such as NASCAR and the Indy Racing League might require in the future.

In anticipation of the new group reaching agreement with State Fair, NASCAR scheduled a June 18 Camping World Truck Series at the track, followed the next day by a Nationwide Series race.

However, NASCAR and the IRL are collectively owed an estimated $2 million from previous unpaid sanction fees. Asked if his group had satisfied that debt, Machi said: "We made NASCAR happy." He declined to provide further details.

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OK then.


  1. M_Albee // September 22, 2009 7:25 AM  

    Doesn't appear that way to me, IMHO it appears they plan to, want to have IRL events, they just haven't satisfied that debt yet. My guess is they are working on it and will have it satisfied from the IRL.

    I doesn't actually say it paid NASCAR, it just says they're happy. Could be that NASCAR agreed to write it off. ????

    All in all I think this is very positive news compared to a month or 2 ago.

  2. Tim // September 22, 2009 7:55 AM  

    I sure hope they get it done.....4 years running of going to both Indy and's becoming a great tradition for "guys" weekend.