Honoree of the Month - September 2015
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 September 2015 is late model and sportsman champion Russ Scheffler of Waukesha. Russ has been racing since he was 18 years old, the son of Hall of Fame driver, the late George Scheffler. Thus far Russ has won 4 late model titles at Manitowoc Speedway, one at Plymouth Dirt Track and 10 at the now closed Hales Corners Speedway, in late model cars. He has been the Wisconsin Dirt Late Model Association (WDLMA) series champion three times and has won the Chilton Fall Invitational three times. During his career at Hales Corners Russ won the Wally Jors Memorial race 5 times.
He continues to race and win in dirt late models in 2015. Russ was inducted into the Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame in November of 2014. He is honored this month with a special display featuring photos, artifacts and other memorabilia chronicling his years in racing.
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