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

The Hard Right

Historic Race Circuits of Elkhart Lake

 
 
The Hard Right Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, August 17, 2011
1. The Hard Right Marker
[west side of marker]
Inscription.  In the era before disk brakes, this corner was one of the most difficult on the 1950 circuit, due to its location at the end of a long downhill straight.

Marker donated by: Tom and Sharon Malloy and Tom Malloy Collection.

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; Tom and Sharon Malloy and Tom Malloy Collection. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSports. A significant historical date for this entry is February 17, 1881.
 
Location. 43° 50.012′ N, 88° 2.181′ W. Marker is near Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, in Sheboygan County. Marker is at the intersection of Birchwood Drive (County Road JP) and County Road P, on the right when traveling west on Birchwood Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkhart Lake WI 53020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1950 Start/Finish (approx. half a mile away); Dickens' Ditch (approx. half a mile away); Briggs' Bend
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Peck's Alley (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ted's Turn (approx. ¾ mile away); 1951–52 Start/Finish (approx. 0.9 miles away); Elkhart Lake Road Race Circuits (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of the Bank of Elkhart Lake (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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. This marker indicates that the corner here was a difficult right turn in the 1950 circuit.
 
The Hard Right Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 19, 2010
2. The Hard Right Marker
[east side of marker with duplicate text]
The Hard Right and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 19, 2010
3. The Hard Right and Marker
[westbound]
The 1950 Circuit turned to the right here and then went northbound.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 611 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 20, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   2, 3. submitted on March 12, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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