Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame 2018 Nominees
Al Atkinson – Wilmot Late Model Sportsman Champion in 1986 & 1987. Wilmot Late Model Champion in 1988. Hales Corners Late Model Champion in 1992 & 1993. Manitowoc Expo Late Model Champion in 1994.
Carmen Manzardo – Wilmot Super Modified Champion in 1977. Veteran driver of modifieds, super modifieds and sprint cars.
John McKarns – Began as the PR Director and Track Announcer in 1965 at Waukegan and later at Grundy County Speedway. Continued his career in officiating and scoring. Was the cofounder of ARTGO in 1975 bringing the short track series to almost every track in the Midwest. Wisconsin tracks included Slinger, Madison, Milwaukee Mile, WIR (Kaukauna), Columbus and Jefferson. The ARTGO Series was considered one of the best in the country.
Pat Moore – A veteran race official throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s and also the starter at Slinger, Cedarburg, Hales Corners and other tracks.
Larry Ninneman – MSC Modified Champion of 1974. Veteran driver of modifieds, super modifieds and late models throughout the Midwest. A successful Engine Builder in the Southeast Wisconsin area (Midwest Racing Engines)
Fran Prestay– Race driver who competed for more than thirty years throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Late Model Champion in 1994 & 1996 at Lake Geneva Raceway.
Ernie Rathke– A second generation driver who started racing in 1965 in Sportsmen cars with EWSC. Raced Late Models at Oshkosh, DePere, Shawno, Cedarburg and Hales Corners.