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We at the Hall of Fame mourn the passing of racing champion Jim Cossman who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on November 4, 2017. We will miss him and we pray for his family. 

Congratulations to the next ten inductees who were recently elected into the Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame on April 8, 2017. The group is very diverse coming from all aspects of short track racing. This year’s induction ceremony will take place on November 4,2017 at the Schauer Arts and Activities Center in Hartford, Wisconsin adjoining the Wisconsin Automotive Museum. The list of inductees includes Jim Cossman of Montello, former Waukegan Speedway champion and Milwaukee area late model racer, the late Mike Frost of Zion, Illinois a four time modified champion and sprint car track champion at Wilmot, Brian Gilles of Plymouth a fourteen time track champion at Eastern Wisconsin tracks in Super  Stocks, Hobby Stocks and Grand Nationals, Richard Hed of Plymouth a fifty year racing veteran of modifieds, late models on dirt and asphalt, Sportsman, Limited Late models and Grand Nationals, one of only two drivers in EWSC to ever win titles in both Sportsman and Modifieds, the late Terry Jeffords of Milwaukee, the founder of the Racing Roundup radio show that still exists today, as well as an instrumental force in helping the career of Alan Kulwicki, Joel Laufer of Hartford a Sportsman and Late Model driver with two Sportsman titles and over 40 feature wins, Gil Radtke of Muskego founder of the Midwest Safety Team that travels to race events throughout the state providing on track safety for all competitors, started as a safety worker forty five years ago at Hales Corners Speedway, Dan Sorce of Franklin son of Hall of Famer Donnie Sorce, a five time Hales Corners Sportsman champion and Late Model and Grand National driver, the late Dick Trickle of Rudolph a co-creator of the Slinger Nationals which he won four times along with over 1,000 short track victories all over the country and Bob Wondra of Lomira, veteran champion car builder and car owner in Modifieds and Sprint Cars. Looking forward to an exciting awards ceremony on November 4th.!!

Please circle your calendars for June 3, 2017 as our annual outdoor show Cedarburg RevisitedXII promises to be bigger and better than ever this year. The event will run from 10:00a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and  is hosted by the Cedarburg Volunteer Fire Department, presented by Sommer’s Buick, GMC and Subaru of Mequon. Aside from all types of race cars on display we will be joined again by the Kirchhayn Cruisers Car Club bringing their extraordinary custom, classic and muscle cars to the show for the third consecutive year. Bring your cameras and meet the racing stars of the Cedarburg Speedway and the Hall of Fame legends who will be at the show. A group photo of racing legends will be taken at 12:15p.m. Admission is “FREE. Food and beverages will be available from the Fire Department Volunteers.

The Golf Classic will be held on Thursday June 22, 2017 at the Golf Club at Camelot in Lomira. The event will begin with registration @ 8:30a.m. and a Shotgun start @ 9:00a.m. The day of golfing will be followed by a Social Hour @ 3:00p.m. to be followed by Dinner and a Program @ 4:00p.m. For more information contact Dick or Joan Melius @ 262-339-6804.

Following the Golf Classic event, on Saturday June 24, 2017, a special package deal is available for race fans that wish to attend the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Show at Beaver Dam Raceway. The special package includes a reserved seat in the pit grandstand, raffles, a goodie bag and other great fun all for only $50.00!!
As if that wasn’t enough, a Celebrity Golf Outing will be held with racing celebrities on Sunday June 25, 2017 @ Horicon Hills Golf Club. The event begins at 8:30a.m. for golfers and is followed by a buffet lunch, autograph session and racing display. Please contact Dick or Joan Melius for details on all three events.