Milwaukee Mile adds ARCA to 2005 schedule

WEST ALLIS, WI (October 4, 2004) -- The Milwaukee Mile has announced the addition of the Automobile Racing Club of America's ARCA RE/MAX Series to the speedway's 2005 schedule. The tradition-laden stock car series will make it's return ...

WEST ALLIS, WI (October 4, 2004) -- The Milwaukee Mile has announced the addition of the Automobile Racing Club of America's ARCA RE/MAX Series to the speedway's 2005 schedule. The tradition-laden stock car series will make it's return to America's Legendary Oval on Saturday, June 4, 2005.

"We know the talented drivers and teams in the ARCA RE/MAX Series will put on a great show, and it is a great addition to The Milwaukee Mile's 2005 season schedule," exclaimed Mark Perrone, Vice President / General Manager of the one-mile oval. "We've had a number of our loyal fans inquire about the possibility of holding an ARCA race here, and it's been a pleasure getting to know ARCA President Ron Drager in the process of making this possible."

The Milwaukee Mile hosted seven co-sanctioned ARCA stock car events from 1958 to 1983, in conjunction with the United States Auto Club. The race cars resemble NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series cars in size and shape. A number of NASCAR's top teams feel the competition against the veteran ARCA teams is a bonafide proving ground. NASCAR team owners Chip Ganassi, Rick Hendrick and Richard Childress have fielded teams in select events for a number of years.

The ARCA RE/MAX series grew from Midwestern roots, and while the series competes at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, the diverse offerings of race tracks in any given season include one-mile dirt tracks in Springfield IL and DuQuoin, IL, and the half-mile paved Toledo Speedway, located near the series' headquarters on the Ohio-Michigan border.

"We're fortunate to have the opportunity to expand into the Milwaukee market at such a class facility as The Milwaukee Mile," said ARCA President Ron Drager. "We're proud of the ARCA RE/MAX Series' rich 53-year history in motorsports, and being able to return to the legendary 'Mile sets up what we hope will become a long-standing traditional annual event."

The Saturday, June 4, 2005 visit will be first ARCA-sanctioned event held at The 'Mile since 1983.

The Milwaukee Mile has already announced the return of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series on June 24, 2005, the NASCAR Busch Series on June 25, 2005 and the IRL IndyCar Series on July 24, 2005.

Additional race dates on The Milwaukee Mile's exciting 2005 schedule will be announced in the near future.

For further information on the exciting events taking place at The Milwaukee Mile, call (414) 453-5761, or visit www.milwaukeemile.com.

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Series ARCA
Drivers Chip Ganassi