Back to Vintage Midget Racing. Quite the tribute to Landy The secret was not horsepower but torque with a driver smart enough to use it. We all needed a helping guy like that to keep us going, no matter what our endeavors. John lived in Kewaskum, WI with his wife, Arcella, and their 11 children.
Wisconsin midget racing loses two stars in a week
Ignoring sprint car racing for the most part, Kenyon went on to become a respected Indianapolis car driver. As automobile racing enters the 21st century The Badger Midget Auto Racing Association will continue to be a force in the development of new talent for the racing industry. He couldn't believe he had been beat by class B midget. In recent years Hoettels has been involved in the development of the Sesco Mopar midget engine that has been successful at midget tracks across the country. I can still remember the late Bill Vukivich after being beat by you in a heat race, I believe at Wisconsin State Fair Park, he came running over to demand to know what kind of engine the Welch Special was running.
National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in Sun Prairie, WI (Google Maps)
Robert "Bob," Wilson age 78, passed away on April 20th. Compliments on your great website and greetings from Collinsville, Illinois. Badger's ability to sanction races on a continuous basis is unique from the stand point that Badger rules forbids the club to promote their own racing events. Mel recorded the highest Indianapolis finish of any Badger graduate when he drove to third place in the Memorial Day Classic. A journeyman driver, Cleberg drove for the top owners in Badger during the 's. Anyway, I just wanted to wish you continued good health and thank you for sharing your life passion with the rest of us.