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Racing For Kids Charity Rides Around The Milwaukee Mile

Take a historic lap around The Milwaukee Mile in a Harry Miller Club Vintage Indy Car on Saturday, July 11 at Milwaukee IndyFest

Milwaukee (June 23, 2015) – Fans have an opportunity to ride around the historic Milwaukee Mile in a Harry Miller Club Vintage Indy Car with all proceeds benefiting the charity, Racing For Kids.

Founded in Detroit in 1989, Racing For Kids is designed to use the increasing popularity of motorsports to focus public attention and funding on the health care needs of children. Every year, IndyCar drivers travel to children’s hospitals around the country creating memories that will last a lifetime.

“What a great opportunity!” Says Pat Wright, executive director of Racing For Kids. “You get an exciting ride around the historic Milwaukee Mile in a vintage Indy Car and help sick kids in the process. It doesn’t get any better than that.”

“Getting involved with Racing For Kids was an easy decision for us,” says Dana Mecum, president of the Harry Miller Club. “There is no opportunity in sports where you can experience the thrill and history quite like auto racing, and to have the proceeds benefit Racing For Kids makes it even more special.”

“Milwaukee IndyFest has been an active partner with Racing For Kids for almost five years and every year we look for new and exciting ways to incorporate them into the fabric of Milwaukee IndyFest,” says Kevin Healy, managing director of Andretti Sports Marketing. “Thanks to the great people at the Harry Miller Club, we can give fans a nostalgic experience at The Milwaukee Mile that is not only a once in a lifetime opportunity, but also a great way to support kids and their families and the important work of Racing For Kids.”

These one-lap rides are available for purchase online by clicking here. There are 50 rides available from 6:15-6:30 p.m., 7:15-7:30 p.m. and 8:00-8:45 p.m. (CT). Purchase of charity ride includes a general admission ticket to Milwaukee IndyFest and a paddock pass. Rides will be scheduled on a first come-first served basis. Riders must be at least 16 years of age or older and will be required to wear pants and closed toe shoes. A helmet will be provided.

To purchase your ride – visit

Milwaukee IndyFest Returns to The Milwaukee Mile July 11-12 – New activities enhance fan experience at popular summer festival

Milwaukee (June 22, 2015) – Racing returns to Milwaukee for the 2015 ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 presented by The Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers, part of Milwaukee IndyFest July 11-12 at Wisconsin State Fair Park.

“Milwaukee is one of my favorite races on the calendar and it has a special meaning to me and my family,” says Michael Andretti, owner and CEO of Andretti Sports Marketing. “From the on-track action to the fans in the stands, The Milwaukee Mile is by far one of the most iconic tracks in the world, and it’s an honor to be associated with this historic event.”

This will mark the fourth consecutive year Andretti’s sports marketing group, Andretti Sports Marketing, has owned and operated Milwaukee IndyFest.

“This is much more than a race: It’s a celebration of Milwaukee’s racing history and tradition, and to be able to keep that going means the world to me,” said Andretti. “I enjoy seeing families smiling from ear to ear in the family fun zone and friends enjoying the music and beer garden. It’s an event that brings the community together which is what racing in Milwaukee is all about.”

New events have been added this year to enhance the Milwaukee IndyFest fan experience. Fans have the opportunity to play against IndyCar teams in a competitive cornhole tournament from 7:30-8:30 p.m. (CT) Saturday night. To register, email

Tailgating returns to The Milwaukee Mile this year. Fans can purchase tailgate passes for Sunday, July12 that allow them to park their vehicle inside Turn 1 of the historic oval. The trackside tailgate gives patrons a unique opportunity to grill, eat and drink inside of The Milwaukee Mile. To purchase your pass and tickets, click here or go to

The Verizon IndyCar Series will share the track with vintage racers from the Harry Miller Club onSaturday, July 11, giving fans a view of IndyCar’s past and present on the historic 1-mile oval. Fans can purchase a ride-along in the vintage Indy cars by purchasing the Harry Miller Charity Ride experience. All proceeds from the package will be donated to the Racing For Kids charity. To learn more and purchase an experience, click here.

Infield activities for all ages will be available throughout the weekend, with live music and freestyle motocross exhibitions in the Coors Light Music & Beer Garden, carnival rides and face painting in the family fun zone and driver autograph sessions.

2014 Verizon IndyCar Series Champion Will Power looks to defend his Milwaukee IndyFest crown over his teammate and current IndyCar championship points leader, two-time and reigning Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya. Ryan Hunter-Reay returns to The Mile in hopes of capturing his third Milwaukee IndyFest win in four years, and young American talent Josef Newgarden looks to capture his third win of the season and his career.

Tickets are available for purchase online at or by dialing 800-514-ETIX. The Official Box Office is located at the House of Harley at 6221 West Layton Ave. in Milwaukee.


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Milwaukee IndyFest Announces Bus Package From Indianapolis to IndyFest.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (MAY, 8) – The ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest Presented by the Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers is offering race fans an exclusive tour bus package from Indianapolis to Milwaukee IndyFest on Sunday, July 12.

“We are excited to bring back IndyFest Express and give Indianapolis race fans an opportunity to come up to the ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest and experience another historic IndyCar race and facility,” says Kevin Healy, Managing Director of Andretti Sports Marketing. “With the Coors Light Music and Beer Garden, Harry Miller Club vintage racecar club, the NVL Pro Beach Volleyball tour and the Family Fun Zone, this years Milwaukee IndyFest will surely be one fans won’t want to miss.”

The package includes transportation from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to the Milwaukee Mile at Wisconsin State Fair Park, Sunday paddock pass, a 200 level grandstand ticket and food and beverage on the bus. The package costs $125 and can be purchased by clicking here or by dialing (800) 514-ETIX. The official box office location is the House of Harley-Davidson, 6221 W. Layton Ave. in Greenfield.

IndyFest Express Package Details
The IndyFest Express will depart from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway east Museum Lot at 6:00 a.m. (ET) Race Day, Sunday, July 12 arriving in Milwaukee before the Verizon IndyCar Series practice and qualifying sessions as well as Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires qualifications and race. The bus returns to Indianapolis after the conclusion of the IndyCar post-race ceremonies at 7:45 p.m. (ET). Drop-off and departure of IndyFest Express participants are located in front of the east side of the Wisconsin Exposition Center inside the Wisconsin State Fair Grounds.

$125 for the Milwaukee IndyFest Express Package.

For more information, please visit or email for further questions.