Honoree of the Month - October 2016
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 2016 is racing champion Dave Watson of Janesville. Dave began his legendary career in 1970 as Rockford Speedway “Rookie of the Year” and raced in and won in nearly every division of stock car racing throughout his career. Besides his short track champion-ships Dave raced in USAC stock cars, the NASCAR Winston Cup series, SCCA, IMSA, and was champion in ARTGO and ASA. Dave won the Red, White and Blue series championship three times and was named USAC “Rookie of the Year” in 1977, winning the Miller 200 at Milwaukee in doing so. Dave was inducted into the Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame in November of 2015. He is honored this month with a special display featuring photos, artifacts and other memorabilia chronicling his years in racing.
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