Honoree of the Month - October 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 October 2017, is the late modified and sprint car champion Allen “Ride the Rail” Winker formerly of Kenosha. Allen was named “Wisconsin Driver of the Year” in 1986 and again in 1990. He was the founder of the “Edge” chassis and Winker Engineering Company. Allen was the Modified Racing Association (MRA) series champion in 1990 and then became the 1991 Wilmot Speedway modified champion in his familiar #10W. He often competed in both modifieds and sprint cars on the same night at Wilmot. He became the 1995 Wilmot 410 Sprint Car track champion, after finishing second in 1994. Allen passed away in 2001 at age 49. Allen 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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