Honoree of the Month - June 2017
The Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame, at the Wisconsin Automotive Museum, in Hartford, Wisconsin, is proud to announce its Honoree of the Month for June 2017, is former Sportsman and Late Model driver Russ Peterson. Russ began his fifty year career on Milwaukee area tracks racing Sportsman cars until he moved into dirt late models in the early seventies. From there he competed in USAC stock cars on dirt and asphalt, as well as running selected events in ASA, ARTGO, and ALL-PRO. For many years he was a fixture in stock car events at the Milwaukee Mile, but he also raced at places like Texas World Speedway, Trenton New Jersey, and Michigan International Speedway. Russ ran his last race on a short track in 2002 at the Slinger Speedway and then retired from racing. Russ was inducted into the Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame in November of 2016. He is honored this month with a special display featuring photos and other memorabilia chronicling his years in racing.
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