Troubled Milwaukee Mile won’t host 2010 races
The Milwaukee Mile will fall mostly silent in 2010.
After months of negotiations with four potential promoters for
the financially troubled racetrack failed to reach the finish line,
the Wisconsin State Fair Park board of directors announced
Wednesday that the track will not host any major racing events in
The track, which dates back to 1903, has hosted NASCAR and Indy
Racing League races in recent years.
In a statement, board officials said the potential promoter it
negotiated with most recently was not moving forward because the
track’s margin for profitability was “too thin.”
The board said the track will continue to host car clubs and
driving schools next year, and officials will continue to search
for a promoter to bring major events back in 2011.