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Elkhart Lake in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wacker's Wend

Historic Race Circuits of Elkhart Lake

 
 
Wacker's Wend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
1. Wacker's Wend Marker
[south side of marker]
Inscription. Named for Fred G. Wacker Jr. who drove Jim Kimberly's Healey Silverstone to a second place finish in the 1950 sixty mile main event.

Marker donated by: Elkhart Lake's Road America Inc.

Historic Race Circuits of Elkhart Lake listed on the National Register of Historic Places February 17, 2006.

 
Erected 2006 by Historic Race Circuits of Elkhart Lake; Elkhart Lake's Road America Inc. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Location. 43° 49.544′ N, 88° 0.776′ W. Marker is in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, in Sheboygan County. Marker is at the intersection of South Lake Street (County Road A/J) and Golf Course Road, on the right when traveling south on South Lake Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkhart Lake WI 53020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lake Street Walkway (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Hard Left (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elkhart Lake Road Race Circuits (approx. 0.6 miles away); 1951–52 Start/Finish (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hamill's Hollow
Wacker's Wend and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
2. Wacker's Wend and Marker
[southbound]
Race direction.
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Ted's Turn (approx. 0.8 miles away); Briggs' Bend (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elkhart Lake.
 
More about this marker. The Village of Elkhart Lake and the roads surrounding Elkhart Lake hosted open-road sports car racing in 1950, 1951 and 1952. Fourteen historical markers were placed around the circuits (to commemorate the names and the events that occurred) by Historic Race Circuits of Elkhart Lake, a Wisconsin non-profit corporation.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fred Wacker. Wikipedia entry. "Wacker was involved in the fatal accident at the 1952 Watkins Glen Grand Prix, which put an end to street racing there." (Submitted on March 13, 2011.) 

2. Historic Race Circuits of Elkhart Lake. 2006 Dedication Ceremony. "[Historic Race Circuits] sponsored a campaign to raise funds for the placement of the State Historical Marker on Lake Street in the Village of Elkhart Lake and thirteen smaller historical markers at named locations around the circuits." (Submitted on March 13, 2011.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 487 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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