Milwaukee 225

Milwaukee 225
Milwaukee 225
Milwaukee 225 logo.png
The Milwaukee Mile.PNG
IndyCar Series
Venue Milwaukee Mile
First race 1937
First IndyCar race 2004
Distance 228.4 mi (367.6 km)
Laps 225
Most wins (driver) Rodger Ward (7)
Most wins (manufacturer) Chassis: Lola (16)
Engine: Offenhauser (50)

The Milwaukee 225 is an IndyCar Series race held at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin. It is the only IndyCar race to be sanctioned by all four of the sport's various governing bodies: AAA, USAC, CART (and its successor CCWS), and IndyCar.

American Championship car racing debuted at the track in 1937. AAA sanctioned races from 1937–1939, 1941, 1946–1955. USAC sanctioned Championship car races from 1956–1979. In 1980, the race switched to a CART champ car race, and continued through 2003. For most years starting in 1949, Milwaukee hosted the first race following the Indianapolis 500. From 1947–1982, Milwaukee generally hosted two races, one in June, and the other in August or September. Starting in 1983, the second race was dropped.[1] The track was paved in 1954.

In the 1963 Tony Bettenhausen 200, Jim Clark and Team Lotus became the first to win an American Championship race with a rear-engined, monocoque car. After finishing second in that year's Indianapolis 500, Lotus decided to run the car again at Milwaukee and Trenton. Clark and teammate Dan Gurney broke the track record by over a second in qualifying, and Clark led all 200 laps to win, lapping the entire field except for second place A. J. Foyt.[2]

In 1986, the race was scheduled for Sunday June 1. However, due to rain on May 25–26, the Indianapolis 500 was rescheduled to Saturday May 31. After discussions with track, television, and series leaders, the Milwaukee was pushed back one week to make the accommodation.

In 2004–2006, the hosted two separate open wheel races, a Champ Car race, and an Indy Racing League event. Starting in 2007, IndyCar became the lone event, and was moved back to the traditional date, the weekend after the Indy 500, through 2009. The race was put on hiatus for 2010, stemming from management difficulties regarding payment of sanctioning fees. In 2011, the race has returned to the IndyCar calendar.

Contents

Past winners

AAA Championship Car history

Season Date Race Title Winning Driver Chassis Engine
1937NC August 29 Milwaukee 100 Rex Mays Adams Sparks
1938NC August 28 Milwaukee 100 Chet Gardner Miller Offy
1939 August 27 Milwaukee 100 Babe Stapp  ? Offy
1940 Not held
1941 August 24 Milwaukee 100 Rex Mays Stevens Winfield
1942–
1945
Not held (World War II)
1946 September 22 Milwaukee 100 Rex Mays Stevens Winfield
1947 June 8 Milwaukee 100 Bill Holland Wetteroth Offy
July 27 Milwaukee 100 Charles Van Acker Stevens Lencki
August 24 Milwaukee 100 Ted Horn Horn Offy
1948 June 6 Milwaukee 100 Emil Andres Kurtis Offy
August 15 Milwaukee 100 Johnny Mantz Kurtis Offy
August 29 Milwaukee 200 Myron Fohr/Tony BettenhausenA Marchese Offy
1949 June 5 Milwaukee 100 Myron Fohr Marchese Offy
August 28 Milwaukee 200 Johnnie Parsons Kurtis Offy
1950 June 11 Rex Mays Classic Tony Bettenhausen Wetteroth Offy
August 27 Milwaukee 200 Walt Faulkner Kurtis Offy
1951 June 10 Rex Mays Classic Tony Bettenhausen Kurtis Offy
August 26 Milwaukee 200 Walt Faulkner Kuzma Offy
1952 June 8 Rex Mays Classic Mike Nazaruk Kurtis/Wetteroth Offy
August 24 Milwaukee 200 Chuck Stevenson Kurtis Offy
1953 June 7 Rex Mays Classic Jack McGrath Kurtis Offy
August 30 Milwaukee 200 Chuck Stevenson Kuzma Offy
1954 June 6 Rex Mays Classic Chuck Stevenson Kuzma Offy
August 29 Milwaukee 200 Manny Ayulo Kuzma Offy
1955 June 5 Rex Mays Classic Johnny Thomson Kuzma Offy
August 28 Milwaukee 250 Pat Flaherty Kurtis Offy
^NC Non-championship race
^A Shared drive

USAC Championship Car history

Season Date Race Title Winning Driver Chassis Engine Team
1956 June 10 Rex Mays Classic Pat Flaherty Watson Offy John Zink
August 26 Milwaukee 250 Jimmy Bryan Kuzma Offy Dean Van Lines
1957 June 9 Rex Mays Classic Rodger Ward Lesovsky Offy s/c
August 25 Milwaukee 200 Jim Rathmann Epperly Offy
1958 June 8 Rex Mays Classic Art Bisch Kuzma Offy
August 24 Milwaukee 200 Rodger Ward Lesovsky Offy
1959 June 7 Rex Mays Classic Johnny Thomson Lesovsky Offy Racing Associates
August 30 Milwaukee 200 Rodger Ward Watson Offy Leader Card Racing
1960 June 5 Rex Mays Classic Rodger Ward Watson Offy Leader Card Racing
August 28 Milwaukee 200 Len Sutton Watson Offy S-R Racing Enterprises
1961 June 4 Rex Mays Classic Rodger Ward Watson Offy Leader Card Racing
August 20 Tony Bettenhausen 200 Lloyd Ruby Watson Offy John Zink Trackburner
1962 June 10 Rex Mays Classic A. J. Foyt Trevis Offy
August 20 Tony Bettenhausen 200 Rodger Ward Watson Offy Leader Card Racing
1963 June 9 Rex Mays Classic Rodger Ward Watson Offy
August 18 Tony Bettenhausen 200 Jim Clark Lotus Ford Team Lotus
1964 June 7 Rex Mays Classic A. J. Foyt Watson Offy Sheraton-Thompson
August 23 Tony Bettenhausen 200 Parnelli Jones Lotus Ford Lotus Ford
1965 June 6 Rex Mays Classic Parnelli Jones Lotus Ford Agajanian/Hurst
August 14 Milwaukee 150 Joe Leonard Halibrand Ford All American Racers
August 22 Tony Bettenhausen 200 Gordon Johncock Gerhardt Offy
1966 June 5 Rex Mays Classic Mario Andretti Brawner Hawk Ford Dean Van Lines
August 27 Tony Bettenhausen 200 Mario Andretti Brawner Hawk Ford Dean Van Lines
1967 June 4 Rex Mays Classic Gordon Johncock Gerhardt Ford
August 20 Tony Bettenhausen 200 Mario Andretti Brawner Hawk Ford Dean Van Lines
1968 June 9 Rex Mays Classic Lloyd Ruby Mongoose Offy t/c Gene White
August 18 Tony Bettenhausen 200 Lloyd Ruby Mongoose Offy t/c Gene White
1969 June 8 Rex Mays Classic Greg Weld/Art PollardA Gerhardt Offy t/c
August 18 Tony Bettenhausen 200 Al Unser Lola Ford t/c Vel's Parnelli Ford
1970 June 7 Rex Mays Classic Joe Leonard Colt Ford t/c
August 23 Tony Bettenhausen 200 Al Unser Colt Ford t/c
1971 June 6 Rex Mays Classic Al Unser Colt Ford t/c
August 15 Tony Bettenhausen 200 Bobby Unser Eagle Offy t/c
1972 June 4 Rex Mays Classic Bobby Unser Eagle Offy t/c
August 13 Tony Bettenhausen 200 Joe Leonard Parnelli Offy t/c
1973 June 10 Rex Mays Classic Bobby Unser Eagle Offy t/c
August 12 Tony Bettenhausen 200 Wally Dallenbach Eagle Offy t/c
1974 June 9 Rex Mays Classic Johnny Rutherford McLaren Offy t/c McLaren
August 11 Tony Bettenhausen 200 Gordon Johncock Eagle Offy t/c
1975 June 8 Rex Mays Classic A. J. Foyt Coyote Foyt t/c Gilmore Racing
August 17 Tony Bettenhausen 200 Mike Mosley Eagle Offy t/c
1976 June 13 Rex Mays Classic Mike Mosley Eagle Offy t/c
August 22 Tony Bettenhausen 200 Al Unser Parnelli Cosworth t/c
1977 June 12 Rex Mays Classic Johnny Rutherford McLaren Cosworth t/c
August 21 Tony Bettenhausen 200 Johnny Rutherford McLaren Cosworth t/c
1978 June 18 Rex Mays Classic Rick Mears Penske Cosworth t/c Penske Racing
August 20 Tony Bettenhausen 200 Danny Ongais Parnelli Cosworth t/c Interscope Racing
1979 June 10 Rex Mays Classic A. J. Foyt Parnelli Cosworth t/c Gilmore Racing
August 12 Tony Bettenhausen 200 Roger McCluskey Lola Cosworth t/c
^A Shared drive

CART ChampCar History

Season Date Race Title Winning Driver Chassis Engine Team Report
1980 June 8 Gould Rex Mays Classic United States Bobby Unser Penske Cosworth Penske Racing Report
August 10 Tony Bettenhausen 200 United States Johnny Rutherford Chaparral Cosworth Chaparral Racing Report
1981 June 7 Gould Rex Mays Classic United States Mike Mosley Eagle Chevrolet All American Racers Report
September 5 A.B. Dick Tony Bettenhausen 200 United States Tom Sneva March Cosworth Bignotti-Cotter Report
1982 June 13 Gould Rex Mays Classic United States Gordon Johncock Wildcat Cosworth Patrick Racing Report
September 1 Provimi Veal Tony Bettenhausen 200 United States Tom Sneva March Cosworth Bignotti-Cotter Report
1983 June 12 Dana Rex Mays Classic United States Tom Sneva March Cosworth Bignotti-Cotter Report
1984 June 3 Dana Rex Mays Classic United States Tom Sneva March Cosworth Mayer Motorsports Ltd Report
1985 June 2 Dana Rex Mays Classic United States Mario Andretti Lola Cosworth Newman/Haas Racing Report
1986 June 8 Miller American 200, in Honor of Rex Mays United States Michael Andretti March Cosworth Kraco Racing Report
1987 May 31 Miller American 200, in Honor of Rex Mays United States Michael Andretti March Cosworth Kraco Racing Report
1988 June 5 Miller High Life 200 United States Rick Mears Penske Chevrolet-Ilmor Penske Racing Report
1989 June 4 Miller High Life 200 United States Rick Mears Penske Chevrolet-Ilmor Penske Racing Report
1990 June 3 Miller Genuine Draft 200 United States Al Unser, Jr. Lola Chevrolet-Ilmor Galles/Kraco Racing Report
1991 June 2 Miller Genuine Draft 200 United States Michael Andretti Lola Chevrolet-Ilmor Newman/Haas Racing Report
1992 June 28 Miller Genuine Draft 200 United States Michael Andretti Lola Ford-Cosworth Newman/Haas Racing Report
1993 June 6 Miller Genuine Draft 200 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Lola Ford-Cosworth Newman/Haas Racing Report
1994 June 5 Miller Genuine Draft 200 United States Al Unser, Jr. Penske Ilmor Penske Racing Report
1995 June 4 Miller Genuine Draft 200 Canada Paul Tracy Lola Ford-Cosworth Newman/Haas Racing Report
1996 June 2 Miller Genuine Draft 200 United States Michael Andretti Lola Ford-Cosworth Newman/Haas Racing Report
1997 June 1 Miller 200 Canada Greg Moore Reynard Mercedes-Benz Forsythe Racing Report
1998 May 31 Miller 200 United States Jimmy Vasser Reynard Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Report
1999 June 6 Miller Lite 225 Canada Paul Tracy Reynard Honda Team Green Report
2000 June 4 Miller Lite 225 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Lola Toyota Chip Ganassi Racing Report
2001 June 3 Miller Lite 225 Sweden Kenny Bräck Lola Ford-Cosworth Team Rahal Report
2002 June 2 Miller Lite 250 Canada Paul Tracy Lola Honda Team Green Report
2003 May 31 The Milwaukee Mile Centennial 250 Presented by Miller Lite Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Lola Ford-Cosworth Team Rahal Report
2004 June 5 Time Warner Cable Roadrunner 250 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Lola Ford-Cosworth Herdez Competition Report
2005 June 4 Time Warner Cable Roadrunner 225 Presented by U.S. Bank Canada Paul Tracy Lola Ford-Cosworth Forsythe Racing Report
2006 June 4 Time Warner Cable Road Runner 225 France Sébastien Bourdais Lola Ford-Cosworth Newman/Haas Racing Report

Izod IndyCar Series History

Season Date Race Title Winning Driver Chassis Engine Team Report
2004 July 25 Menards A. J. Foyt Indy 225 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Dallara Honda Andretti Green Racing Report
2005 July 24 ABC Supply Company A. J. Foyt Indy 225 United States Sam Hornish, Jr. Dallara Toyota Team Penske Report
2006 July 23 ABC Supply Company A. J. Foyt Indy 225 Brazil Tony Kanaan Dallara Honda Andretti Green Racing Report
2007 June 3 ABC Supply Company A. J. Foyt Indy 225 Brazil Tony Kanaan Dallara Honda Andretti Green Racing Report
2008 June 1 ABC Supply Company A. J. Foyt Indy 225 Australia Ryan Briscoe Dallara Honda Team Penske Report
2009 May 31 ABC Supply Company A. J. Foyt Indy 225 New Zealand Scott Dixon Dallara Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Report
2010 Not held
2011 June 19 Milwaukee 225 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Dallara Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Report

Support Race History

ARS/Indy Lights Atlantic Championship
Season Date Winning Driver
1986 June 8 United States Mike Groff
1987 May 31 Belgium Didier Theys
1988 June 4 United States Dave Simpson
1989 June 4 United States Mike Groff
1990 June 3 Canada Paul Tracy
1991 June 2 United States Robbie Groff
1992 June 28 Mexico Adrian Fernandez
1993 June 6 United States Bryan Herta
1994 June 5 United Kingdom Steve Robertson
1995 June 4 Canada Greg Moore
1996 June 2 United States Mark Hotchkis
1997 June 1 United States Clint Mears
1998 May 31 Republic of Ireland Derek Higgins
1999 June 6 Republic of Ireland Derek Higgins
2000 June 5 New Zealand Scott Dixon
2001 June 3 United States Townsend Bell
2002–
2003
Not held
2004 July 25 United States Paul Dana
2005 July 24 United States Jeff Simmons
2006 July 22 Brazil Jaime Camara
2007 June 2 United Kingdom Alex Lloyd
2008 June 1 United States Bobby Wilson
2009 May 31 Brazil Mario Romancini
2010 Not held
2011 June 19 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri
Season Date Winning Driver
1988 May 15 United States Jocko Cunningham
1989–
1992
Not held
1993 June 5 Canada Claude Bourbonnais
1994 June 4 United States Greg Ray
1995 June 3 Canada David Empringham
1996 June 1 United States Anthony Lazzaro
1997 May 31 United States Alex Barron
1998 May 30 United States Memo Gidley
1999 June 5 Canada Lee Bentham
2000 June 3 Argentina Martín Basso
2001 June 2 Brazil Hoover Orsi
2002 June 2 United States Roger Yasukawa
2003 June 1 United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
2004 June 5 United States Jon Fogarty

CART & IndyCar Broadcast Information

CART/CCWS

Season Date US TV channel Lap-by-lap Driver Analyst(s) Pit Reporters
1991 June 2 ABC Paul Page Bobby Unser & Sam Posey Jack Arute & Gary Gerould
1992 June 28 ABC Paul Page Bobby Unser & Sam Posey Jack Arute & Gary Gerould
1993 June 6 ABC Paul Page Bobby Unser & Sam Posey Jack Arute & Gary Gerould
1994 June 5 ABC Paul Page Bobby Unser & Sam Posey Jack Arute & Gary Gerould
1995 June 4 ABC Paul Page Bobby Unser & Sam Posey Jack Arute & Gary Gerould
1996 June 2 ABC Paul Page Danny Sullivan Jack Arute & Gary Gerould
1997 June 1 ABC Bob Varsha Danny Sullivan Gary Gerould & Jon Beekhuis
1998 May 31 ESPN Bob Varsha Danny Sullivan Gary Gerould & Jon Beekhuis
1999 June 6 ABC Paul Page Parker Johnstone Gary Gerould & Jon Beekhuis
2000 June 4 ABC Paul Page Parker Johnstone Gary Gerould & Jon Beekhuis
2001 June 3 ESPN Paul Page Parker Johnstone Gary Gerould & Jon Beekhuis
2002 June 2 CBS Bob Varsha Derek Daly Ralph Sheheen & Jon Beekhuis
2003 May 31 Speed Channel Bob Varsha Tommy Kendall Unknown
2004 June 5 Spike TV Bob Jenkins Tommy Kendall Derek Daly, Jon Beekhuis, & Chris McClure
2005 June 4 CBS Rick Benjamin Derek Daly Bill Stephens, Jon Beekhuis, Cameron Steele, & Michelle Biesner
2006 June 4 CBS Rick Benjamin Derek Daly Bill Stephens, Jon Beekhuis, Cameron Steele, & Michelle Biesner

Izod IndyCar Series

Season Date US TV channel Lap-by-lap Driver Analyst(s) Pit Reporters
2004 July 25 ABC Paul Page Scott Goodyear & Jack Arute Dr. Jerry Punch & Todd Harris
2005 July 24 ESPN Todd Harris Scott Goodyear Jack Arute, Dr. Jerry Punch, & Jamie Little
2006 July 23 ESPN Marty Reid Scott Goodyear & Rusty Wallace Jack Arute, Dr. Jerry Punch, & Jamie Little
2007 June 3 ABC Marty Reid Scott Goodyear Jack Arute, Vince Welch, & Brienne Pedigo
2008 June 1 ABC Marty Reid Scott Goodyear Jack Arute, Vince Welch, & Brienne Pedigo
2009 May 31 ABC Marty Reid Scott Goodyear Jack Arute, Vince Welch, & Brienne Pedigo
2010 Not held
2011 June 19 ABC Marty Reid Scott Goodyear Jamie Little, Vince Welch, & Rick DeBruhl

References

  1. ^ "The Milwaukee Mile". Champ Car Stats. http://www.champcarstats.com/tracks/milwaukee.htm. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Case, Dean. "The Day the Dinosaurs Died". http://www.allamericanracers.com/dino/case.html. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Milwaukee Mile — America s Legendary Oval The Mile Location Wisconsin State Fair Park 7722 West Greenfield Avenue, West Allis, Wisconsin , 53214 Capacity …   Wikipedia

  • Milwaukee Road 261 — Preparing for an excursion from Minneapolis Junction Power type Steam Builder American Locomotive Company Serial number 71974 …   Wikipedia

  • Milwaukee Bucks — Conferencia Conferencia Este División División Central Fundado 1968 Histor …   Wikipedia Español

  • Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — Seal …   Wikipedia

  • Milwaukee Mile — America’s Legendary Oval The Mile Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway Adresse: Wisconsin State Fair Park 7722 West Greenfield Avenue, West Allis, Wisconsin, 53214 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Milwaukee Road class F6 — locomotive #6409. Photo by Otto Perry at Chicago, Illinois on September 23, 1930. Power type Steam Builder Baldwin Locomotive Works Serial number …   Wikipedia

  • Milwaukee 200 — Camping World RV Sales 200 Veranstaltungsort: Milwaukee Mile Hauptsponsor: Camping World Erstes Rennen: 1995 Distanz: 200 Meilen (321,87 km) Anzahl Runden: 200 Ehemalige Namen: Sears Auto Center 125 (1995) Sears Auto Center 200 (1996) Sears… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Milwaukee — This article is about the city in Wisconsin. For other uses, see Milwaukee (disambiguation). Milwaukee   City   Top: Milwaukee Skyline, Center Left …   Wikipedia

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin — Infobox Settlement official name = Milwaukee settlement type = City nickname = Cream City , Brew City , Mil Town , The Mil , The City of Festivals , The Ill Mil, Deutsch Athen (German Athens) imagesize = image caption = Milwaukee seen from Lake… …   Wikipedia

  • Milwaukee Mile — 43° 01′ 07″ N 88° 00′ 37″ W / 43.01849, 88.01026 …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”