Elkhart Lake in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Historic Race Circuits of Elkhart Lake
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.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is February 17, 1968.
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. 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. The Lake Street Walkway (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Hard Left (approx. 0.4 Site of the Bank of Elkhart Lake (approx. half a mile away); Elkhart Lake Road Race Circuits (approx. 0.6 miles away); 1951–52 Start/Finish (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hamill's Hollow (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ted's Turn (approx. 0.8 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. 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 (Submitted on March 13, 2011.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 702 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 13, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.