Pic's from 10/4/04 of State Fair Parks repaved road course.
Road Racing at State Fair Park history lesson.
The Milwaukee Mile website has up to date info.
I was curious to see the updated facilities and managed to get a tour with an eye towards holding club races and Solo II's there. The Fair Park has come a long way in the last few years with new grandstands, newly repaved infield road course, etc. There are by no means done yet, this isn't the finished product and they've been in contact with SCCA to get the track approved. I'm guessing some Jersey barriers will need to be used to protect a few poles and where the infield sections are close together. Flagging station locations will also need to be figured out. Badger Kart club has already held a road race using the infield in Sept but ran the oval section counter clockwise. I'm guessing they had to use less hay bales in that direction. There was evidence of the karts bottoming out in the infield hairpin and coming out onto the ovals T4 but this may be smoother once they put the final coat of asphalt on the infield. I don't know if that will be done this fall or next spring.
The new grandstand
From on top of the new grandstand. There should be plenty of room to paddock in the infield.
Starting a lap in the 'traditional' counter clockwise direction
Heading north on the front straight towards the oval T4
There are two entrances to the infield, the tunnel (wide enough for a dually but not tall/wide enough for trailers) comes out here while the other entrance is along the ovals back straight
Overhead shot entering the infield
Yes, these barriers would be removed
It's roughly 50 feet between the two track sections where the sweeper's located
The left right kink before heading toward the hairpin
This is entering the infield hairpin
The new infield is 36 feet wide
There's some decent runoff area here
Coming out of the hairpin, that old photographer stand will be removed
Close up of photographer stand
Heading out onto the 9 degree banking
The ovals T3
Heading south along the ovals backstraight towards oval T2
This cutout would have to be barricaded going in this direction
Through the corner and out onto the main straight to complete the lap
Driving counter clockwise on the oval would start here going south towards oval T1
The back straight
Transitioning from the ovals T3 into the infield section
Heading towards the hairpin
It'd be a challenging decreasing radius turn
We'll probably need a barrier on the hairpin exit along the hospitality fencing
The left turn heading back towards the oval
The tight left hander heading back out onto the oval
Down the main straight to finish the lap. Who's stupid car is that going the wrong way?
I don't think we can use the paved paddock parts of the infield for Solo II use. There's a gravel section, some fences and other obsticles along with some rough pavement. All of which would make it difficult to make even a 30 second course. You can see the skid marks where one of the manufacturers groups had a small cone setup in the lower right hand pickture.
Some of these barriers could be moved to empty out onto the oval but I think we have better options
We could use this crossover
The view of Miller Park from on top of the grandstands
The Hoan bridge with lake Michigan behind it
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