Near Elkhart Lake in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Historic Race Circuits of Elkhart Lake
Marker donated by: Steve Knauf.
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; Steve Knauf. (Marker Number 4.)
Location. 43° 48.93′ N, 88° 2.444′ W. Marker is near Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, in Sheboygan County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road A and County Road P, on the right when traveling west on County Road A. Touch 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schoolhouse Straight (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dickens' Ditch (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hamill's Hollow (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Hard Right (approx. 1.3 miles away); Briggs' Bend (approx. 1½ miles away); The Hard Left (approx. 1½ miles away); The Lake Street Walkway (approx. 1½ miles away); Wacker's Wend (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkhart Lake.
More about this marker.
Also see . . . Road America. Wikipedia entry. "After the tragedy at Watkins Glen in 1952, where a child was killed, the U.S. ruled to discontinue motorized contests of speed on public highways. This was a major blow for competition auto racing and brought the end of a long-standing tradition... The addition of Road America as a private track meant a transition from racing through the streets of tiny Elkhart Lake to racing on a big, wide, dedicated race track." (Submitted on August 21, 2011.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 21, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.