PRESS RELEASE May 12, 2010
Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Racing Hall of Fame
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame is proud to announce the names of its fourth group of short track legends to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, on November 6, 2010. The induction ceremony will be part of a gala banquet affair to be held at the Schauer Performing Arts Center, at the Wisconsin Automotive Museum in Hartford, Wisconsin. The ten new inductees join the fifty other short track racing legends who were previously inducted in the first three years of the Hall of Fame’s existence.
This year’s group was elected into the Hall of Fame by those who subscribe to the Vintage Modified Stock Car Newsletter. Based on the overwhelming response of the subscribers, with votes for 218 different persons associated with short track racing in Southeastern Wisconsin, all can be assured that careful consideration and much thought was given to those who eventually were elected to the Hall of Fame and will continue to be so in the future.
The ten inductees for 2010 will be Jack Biddison of Peoria, Illinois, former race track announcer, promoter and public relations director for Waukegan, Wilmot and Lake Geneva Raceways as well as the Interstates Racing Association (IRA), the late Harry “Schmeid” Blank of Kewaskum former master craftsman machinist who could make any part for a race car, Ron Enderle of Lomira former modified driver, Billy Engelhart of Madison former modified and midget driver who went on to race in the Indy 500, the late Paul Feldner of Colgate, former modified driver who went on to become a USAC National Stock Car division champion, Norb Ostrowski of Milwaukee a modified car builder and championship car owner for over five decades, the late Gene “Pedro” Roehl of Lake Mills, former midget and modified driver, John Schlieper Sr. of Sullivan, engine builder for countless racing champions from the 1960’s to the present day, Kermit Schulz of Manitowoc, former modified driver as well as former President and club officer of Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car club for over forty years, and the late Dick Witt of Milwaukee, chief starter for many Milwaukee area tracks for local and national racing organizations, and former starter at Slinger Speedway among other venues. All are to be congratulated on their nomination and eventual induction to the Hall of Fame.
For information regarding the ceremony and banquet visit: www.sewishorttrackhof.com
Southeastern Wisconsin Hall of Fame