Thursday, March 22, 2012

Rusty Wallace Returns To The Cockpit

Officials of the ASA Midwest Tour and Rusty Wallace, Incorporated announced today that former NASCAR and ASA Champion Rusty Wallace, will compete in the June 12th Howie Lettow Memorial 150 at The Milwaukee Mile. The race honors the late Lettow, a former standout ASA crew chief who mentored many young drivers. The event will benefit the MACC Fund, dedicated to childhood cancer and blood disorder research.

Rusty's roots are in ASA racing.
The June event will mark only Wallace's third time at the helm of a race car in competition, following his 2005 retirement from NASCAR's premier series. Wallace will pilot a No. 66 super late model in the event; the car was previously campaigned in 2012 by his youngest son, Steve. The younger Wallace is also scheduled to compete in the Milwaukee event, piloting a sister car to his father's.

The elder Wallace, the 1989 NASCAR and 1983 ASA Champion, has no lack of experience at the Milwaukee Mile. Wallace's five victories at Milwaukee in USAC and ASA competition mark one of the most successful stock car careers in the history of "The Mile." 

Said Wallace, "I'm really excited about racing at Milwaukee again; I have a lot of great memories of that place from over the years. While I'm looking forward to having a lot of fun, believe me, we're going there to try and win the race too. There are a lot of great race fans in the Midwest and hopefully the ASA Midwest Tour will put on a great show for them, all the while benefitting a good cause." 

Rusty and Steve Wallace will join other NASCAR drivers such as David Ragan, David Stremme and Tony Raines in the event, with others to be named soon. In addition to attending the race, fans can get up close and personal with the drivers at a pre-race VIP event, including a question and answer session and a private dinner with the drivers. Only 500 tickets for the VIP event will be sold. Fans can purchase tickets for the Howie Lettow Memorial 150 and the pre-race VIP event by visiting

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:00 PM

    I miss the days of TNN. I know back then the ASA was a very different identity but it was fun to watch those cars on TV. It would be nice for ASA to get a big race TV deal or maybe even PASS with their national races. I know there is a lot to all of that but it would be nice for the fans not in the area to be able to see this and many other events that these under series bring out. Even the ACT races at New Hampshire which have been the best races of their weekends.