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[NOTE: This race fact sheet was used during the CART/Champ Car years. They have not been updated since then. However, we left them up for the historical information.]

Milwaukee

Track: The Milwaukee Mile
Location: West Allis, Wisconsin
Type: 1.032-mile oval (flat, banked turns).

Lap Record (up to 2006)
Patrick Carpentier (1998) - 20.028 (185.500 mph).

Race Record (up to 2006)
Paul Tracy (2002) - 1:59:03.089 (130.028 mph) -- For the new 250-lap distance.

Past Race Winners
1-mile Dirt Oval
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1933 Wilbur Shaw 100 100 1:15:23.52 79.584
1937 Rex Mays 96 96 1:07:57.39 84.760
1938 Chet Gardner 100 100 1:11:08.18 84.345
1939 Babe Stapp 100 100 1:11:43.60 83.651
1941 Rex Mays 100 100 1:12:55.97 82.249
1946 Rex Mays 100 100 1:10:44.57 84.815
6/47 Bill Holland 100 100 1:08:44.64 82.281
7/47 Charles VanAcker 100 100 1:09:47.88 85.963
8/47 Ted Horn 100 100 1:11:08.64 84.336
6/48 Emil Andres 100 100 1:10:19.43 85.319
8/48 Johnny Mantz 100 100 1:10:19.08 85.326
8/48 Myron Fohr 200 200 2:18:21.21 86.734
6/49 Myron Fohr 100 100 1:11:45.44 83.615
8/49 Johnnie Parsons 200 200 2:19:49.95 85.818
6/50 Tony Bettenhausen, Sr. 100 100 1:10:33.93 85.027
8/50 Walt Falkner 200 200 2:17:26.05 87.315
6/51 Tony Bettenhausen, Sr. 100 100 1:06:38.91 90.024
8/51 Walt Falkner 200 200 2:11:22.44 91.343
6/52 Mike Nazaruk 100 100 1:05:02.22 92.255
8/52 Chuck Stevenson 200 200 2:27:26.115 81.392
6/53 Jack McGrath 100 100 1:04:04.759 93.634
8/53 Chuck Stevenson 200 200 2:13:57.475 89.580
1-mile Paved Oval
6/54 Chuck Stevenson 100 100 1:01:31.297 97.529
8/54 Manual Ayulo 200 200 2:04:39.661 96.261
6/55 Johnny Thomson 100 100 1:00:42.108 98.844
8/55 Pat Flaherty 250 250 2:37:50.418 95.022
6/56 Pat Flaherty 100 100 1:00:42 98.846
8/56 Jimmy Bryan 250 250 2:41:45.28 92.736
6/57 Rodger Ward 100 100 1:01:21.397 97.789
8/57 Pat Flaherty 200 200 2:02:16.926 98.133
6/58 Art Bisch 100 100 1:03:49.27 94.013
8/58 Rodger Ward 200 200 2:02:41.263 97.864
6/59 Johnny Thomson 100 100 1:00:50.789 98.609
8/59 Rodger Ward 200 200 2:04:35.316 98.445
6/60 Rodger Ward 100 100 1:00:19.38 99.465
8/60 Len Sutton 200 200 1:59:50.56 100.131
6/61 Rodger Ward 100 100 57:46.21 103.860
8/61 Lloyd Ruby 200 200 1:58:03.99 101.638
6/62 A.J. Foyt 100 100 59:29.301 100.700
8/62 Rodger Ward 200 200 1:59:58.885 100.017
6/63 Rodger Ward 100 100 59:39.07 100.561
8/63 Jimmy Clark 200 200 1:54:53.098 104.452
6/64 A.J. Foyt 100 100 59:47.581 100.346
8/64 Parnelli Jones 200 200 1:54:33.473 104.751
6/65 Parnelli Jones 100 100 58:58.20 101.743
8/65 Joe Leonard 150 150 1:32:31.15 97.276
8/65 Gordon Johncock 200 200 1:59:27.52 100.470
6/66 Mario Andretti 100 100 1:02:43.525 96.515
8/66 Mario Andretti 200 200 1:55:19.088 104.061
6/67 Gordon Johncock 150 150 1:31:14.30 98.643
8/67 Mario Andretti 200 200 1:53:52.03 103.386
6/68 Lloyd Ruby 150 150 1:29:20.38 100.739
8/68 Lloyd Ruby 200 200 1:50:21.579 108.735
6/69 Art Pollard 150 150 1:20:14.70 112.157
8/69 Al Unser, Sr. 200 200 1:52:24.24 106.758
6/70 Joe Leonard 150 150 1:23:06.176 108.300
8/70 Al Unser, Sr. 200 200 1:44:58.995 114.307
6/71 Al Unser, Sr. 150 150 1:18:19.146 114.858
8/71 Bobby Unser 200 200 1:49:42.33 109.386
6/72 Bobby Unser 150 150 1:22:28.18 109.131
8/72 Joe Leonard 200 200 1:47:28.61 111.652
6/73 Bobby Unser 150 150 1:18:58.61 113.965
8/73 Wally Dallenbach 200 200 1:50:46.97 108.320
6/74 Johnny Rutherford 150 150 1:21:39.04 110.225
8/74 Gordon Johncock 200 200 1:41:03.04 118.752
6/75 A.J. Foyt 150 150 1:18:55.08 114.042
8/75 Mike Mosley 200 200 1:44:54.07 114.393
6/76 Mike Mosley 150 150 1:14:02.35 121.577
8/76 Al Unser, Sr. 200 200 1:38:26.13 121.907
6/77 Johnny Rutherford 150 150 1:36:48.82 92.962
8/77 Johnny Rutherford 200 200 1:55:36.55 103.798
6/78 Rick Mears 150 150 1:14:34.77 120.677
8/78 Danny Ongais 200 200 1:50:42.96 108.369
6/79 A.J. Foyt 150 150 1:22:36.190 108.955
8/79 Roger McCluskey 200 200 1:42:26.77 117.135
6/80 Bobby Unser 150 150 1:19:48.36 112.773
8/80 Johnny Rutherford 200 200 1:54:13.03 105.063
6/81 Mike Mosley 150 150 1:19:03.55 113.838
9/81 Tom Sneva 200 200 1:41:40.99 118.013
6/82 Gordon Johncock 150 150 1:10:52.69 126.987
8/82 Tom Sneva 200 200 1:49:57.545 109.132
1983 Tom Sneva 150 150 1:17:42.000 115.830
1984 Tom Sneva 200 200 1:41:41.128 118.030
1985 Mario Andretti 200 200 1:36:38.890 124.162
1986 Michael Andretti 200 200 1:42:45.000 116.788
1987 Michael Andretti 200 200 1:47:17.000 111.853
1988 Rick Mears 200 200 1:37:42.280 122.819
1989 Rick Mears 200 200 1:32:11.666 130.160
1990 Al Unser, Jr. 200 200 1:29:46.393 133.670
1991 Michael Andretti 200 200 1:29:10.902 134.577
1992 Michael Andretti 200 200 1:26:56.201 138.031
1993 Nigel Mansell 200 200 1:48:08.245 110.970
1994 Al Unser, Jr. 192 192 1:36:57.964 118.804
1995 Paul Tracy 200 200 1:27:23.853 137.304
1996 Michael Andretti 200 200 1:33:32.649 128.282
1997 Greg Moore 200 206.4 1:43:32.873 119.597
1998 Jimmy Vasser 200 206.4 1:34:17.011 131.349
1999 Paul Tracy 225 232.2 1:48:49.169 128.029
2000 Juan Montoya 225 232.2 1:37:38.526 142.684
2001 Kenny Brack 225 232.2 1:54:08.097 122.066
2002 Paul Tracy 250 258 1:59:03.089 130.028
2003 Michel Jourdain, Jr. 250 258 2:16:45.692 113.190
2004 Ryan Hunter-Reay 250 258 1:59:12.397 129.859
2005 Paul Tracy 221 228.072 1:45:01.259 130.301
2006 Sebastien Bourdais 197 203.304 1:45:03.946 116.101

Previous Milwaukee Area Venues and Results

Milwaukee - 7.88-mile Road Course
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1912 Ralph DePalma 38 299.44 4:20:31.54 68.962
1912 Harry Endicott 22 173.36 3:06:44.79 55.700
1912 Mortimer Roberts 28 220.64 3:45:08.71 58.799
1912 Caleb Bragg 52 409.76 5:59:27.44 68.397

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Milwaukee Musings

1903: First race is held at The Milwaukee Mile making it the oldest race track in the world still in operation. William Jones won averaging 35 mph for the five mile race. 1907: A 24 hour endurance race is held at The Milwaukee Mile with the help of electric lamps placed around the track at short intervals and white canvass behind the lights to reflect light onto the track. Fred Leiser won with Bobby Drach driving relief, covering 1,195 miles at an average of 49.79 mph. Leiser won again in 1908. The 24 hour event was cancelled in 1909 when only two cars entered. 1912 (under previous venues): First race was the Vanderbilt Cup event run on October 2. The latter three races were run on October 5. The Wisconsin Challenge Trophy Race (for non-stock chassis, 161-230 cu. inch) and the Pabst Blue Ribbon Trophy Race (for non stock chassis, 231-300 cu. inch) were run concurrently. Then, the United States Grand Prize was run, a non-championship event. Two time defending Grand Prize champion, David Bruce-Brown, was killed during practice. 1939: First race at The Milwaukee Mile to count for points towards the championship. 6/51: First year 100-mile event named after Rex Mays. 6/52: Johnny McDowell killed while qualifying when he's thrown from car in a rollover. 6/54: First race on track after being paved in May. 6/59: It took five years after the track was paved to break the one lap record set on dirt. Thomson, the eventual winner, set the mark. 8/59: Race red flagged after 29 laps due to crash that killed Ed Elisian. Race restarted one hour later. 6/64: The last roadster win at Milwaukee. 8/65: One of the most memorable events in Milwaukee history occurs. Foyt's car, a Lotus-Ford, and crew fail to show up. Therefore, Foyt takes his upright dirt car that he won with the day before at Springfield off the trailer, sets it up himself for pavement, and won the pole. He led for 16 laps before falling behind Johncock for second place in the 200-miler. 6/68: Race red flagged after 2 laps due to crash that killed Ronnie Duman. Race restarted 33 minutes later. 6/69: Pollard involved in first lap wreck that eliminated ten cars. Pollard then relieved his teammate, Greg Weld, after one lap to win the race. 8/70: Unser coasted to victory out of fuel. His margin of victory was over four laps. 6/72: Leonard wins by over four laps. 1983: Sneva was initially disqualified after his victory due to improper ground clearance of his side pod's skirts. The ruling was reversed on appeal. 1991: The Andretti's sweep the podium with Michael in first, John in second, and Mario in third. Jeff finished 11th. 1994: Race shortened from 200 laps due to rain. 1996: Qualifying rained out. Grid set with practice times. 1997: Track remeasured to be 1.032 miles in length. 2000: Race postponed from Sunday to Monday due to rain. 2001: Qualifying rained out. Grid set by point standings. 2003: Qualifying rained out. Grid set by practice times. First night race held at Milwaukee Mile for Centennial celebration. Michel Jourdain, Jr. wins his first CART race. 2004: Ryan Hunter-Reay leads every lap from pole. 2005: Race shortened from 225 laps due to time limit. 2006: Race shortened from 225 laps due to time limit.
 
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