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DETTMANN: The Historical Slinger Nationals

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It’s the biggest and most prestigious race in the upper Midwest. Many will argue it’s one of the top-10 short-track racing events in the country.

Determination Propels Sweet To Victory

Brad Sweet celebrated one of his finest races in Victory Lane. (Mark Funderburk photo)

For Brad Sweet to be even at a race track and competing was a miracle.

Gaughan Holds On For Road America Win

Brendan Gaughan won Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisc.  (HHP/Gregg Ellman photo)

Racers love Road America because of the challenges it offers in a variety of areas.

‘Bump And Run’ A Topic At Road America

Chase Elliott drives during practice for the Gardner Denver 200 Fired Up by Johnsonville at Road America on June 20, 2014 in Elkhart Lake, Wisc. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bump and run. What’s acceptable? What’s crossing the line?

Could Sprint Cup Come To Road America?

Road America officials are hoping to bring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to the scenic road course in the next few years. (NASCAR Photo)

For Road America, all it can do is wait.

Busy Day of Racing At Sharon Speedway


After miserable weather throughout the month of April and most of May, Sharon Speedway was blessed with a second straight warm and sunny Saturday.

Journey Continues For Robbie Reiser

Robbie Reiser during his time as Matt Kenseth's Sprint Cup crew chief. (NASCAR Photo)

Robbie Reiser is the first to admit he wasn’t the most gifted behind the wheel of a race car, despite the records proving otherwise.

IndyCar’s Future Looks Bright In Milwaukee

ABC Supply Co. has been a sponsor of A.J. Foyt Racing for almost 10 years. (Al Steinberg Photo)

ABC Supply Co., Inc., which sponsors A.J. Foyt Racing, has become title sponsor of the Milwaukee IndyFest…

Bucher Turns Racing Dream Into Reality

Jim Bucher on track this season at Wisconsin's Beaver Dam Raceway. (Bob Cruse Photo)

Jim Bucher watched race cars whip around the short tracks never thinking he’d be driving one…

At 71, Jim Downing Still Loves To Race

Jim Downing during the SCCA National Championship Runoffs last weekend at Road America. (Shawn Mueller Photo)

There was never a long-term plan for Jim Downing. Instead, his plan was quite simple: just make the next race. For 51 years, he’s made race after race after race.


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