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About Us

After World War II, around 1946, various factions came together to spawn rabid interest and participation in short-track car racing – which Southeastern Wisconsin is now nationally famous for.


Behind this local phenomenon was a group of talented drivers, mechanics, and builders – along with enthusiastic promoters, and car sponsors. Together, they had the skill, willingness, and boundless sense of sportsmanship that provided countless thrills to thousands every summer.


To honor the greats of this racing era and to commemorate and preserve this very real slice of Wisconsin history, the Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame, was formed in 2006. Our Hall of Fame exhibit is housed at the Wisconsin Automotive Museum in Hartford.


Your Support Makes A Difference

The Hall of Fame depends on and thanks the Museum board and our fine Hall of Fame sponsors for their support. They are the reason we exist.


The Hall of Fame honors the true greats of this racing era, many of whom have gone on to prominence in auto racing. Deserving others will follow in future years. At the Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame, history is preserved, honored, and displayed for race fans of all ages to enjoy and relive.


Meet the Board

Dick Melius

Technical Director for Slinger Super Speedway, past race track official for: Kaukauna, Beaver Dam, Cedarburg and Hales Corners, Director of High Groove Marketing Company, marketing promotions in ASA, ARCA and NASCAR.

Dick Karth

Lifelong motorsports fan. First race was the midgets at the Shawano County Fair around 1960. First Indy 500 was 1968 and have missed only three since. Currently running a 1996 Winston Cup car in vintage and amateur road racing events.Has attended short track events at numerous tracks around the country.

Elaine Mueller

Elaine has been around all forms of racing since the 70’s. She is wife of Jerry Mueller of the Mueller Brothers racing team and an accomplished photographer.

Joe Palmisano

Joe is a former race car driver. He raced modifieds with MRA, EWSCA, and sprint cars with MSA.

Roger Mueller

Roger is from Sheboygan and is a former announcer and flag man for various tracks including Plymouth, 141, Manitowoc, Slinger and Road America.

Henry Dickmann

Henry has been involved in racing since 1961.  He raced Hobby Stocks, Sportsman, and Limited Late Models mostly with Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car Association.  Retired from racing in 2008, now helping the Plymouth Dirt Track as a Safety Inspector. 

Mark "Kurly" Kissinger

Kurly started racing around 2000. Divisions include: 4 cylinder, Team cruisers, Thunderstocks, Mid American Stock Car Series, and Limited Late Model Super Late Model. Area Tracks raced Include: Columbus 151, Dells Raceway Park, Francis Creek 141 (asphalt), Madison, Road America, Slinger Speedway, WIR.

Brendan Ostrowski

Brendan has been racing all around Wisconsin since 2013. While being around Karting and now full size dirt cars he found a second passion of keeping our racing history alive. Brendan's grandpa, Norb Ostrowski, and uncle, Pete Ostrowski, are also in Hall of Fame.



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