June 4, 2012 - Wausau, WI native, Scott Wimmer is excited to return to Wisconsin on June 11th and 12th to compete in the Swiss Colony Howie Lettow 150 presented by RaceTeamGear.com at the historic Milwaukee Mile. This will be the fourth event on the ASA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings schedule.
Scott Wimmer will be debuting a new Wild Motorsports Phase I chassis. Wild Motorsports is a brand new team owned by Russ Blakeley, Jim Budzinski, Kurt Wise, and Scott Wimmer.
“I am so glad that we are back at the Mile racing and that the ASA Midwest Tour was able to put the deal together. I haven’t been there in about three years but have always enjoyed racing there and have had really good runs in the past,” said Wimmer. In fact, the last time Scott raced at the Mile was in a Nationwide event where he finished second.
Scott’s memories of Howie Lettow began when he was racing in the old ASA Challenge Series many years ago. Like most, he remembered Howie as a quiet guy, but a guy who was out there to help people and that he did. Lettow trained and helped prepare drivers to move on and according to Wimmer, “you just don’t get that anymore.”
“When I got into ASA [Challenge Series], I leaned on Howie to ease my learning curve. Sometimes you had to pry, but with him being there so long, he knew what it took to help drivers and crew chiefs be successful,” added Wimmer.
Wimmer has been fortunate to race in and win many memorial events over the years. To Scott, memorials mean more than any other win because of the impact the person had on him and the mark that person left in the sport. In fact for Wimmer, winning a memorial race ranks right up there with any other victory.
“I don’t know if many realize the significance of winning a memorial race. Memorials are important and winning this one would be huge,” said Wimmer.
Scott will not only be racing against NASCAR stars like Rusty Wallace, Matt Kenseth, Aric Almirola and more, but he will also be up against the drivers of the ASA Midwest Tour, including his brother, ECHO and ECHO Bear Cat Touring Star, Chris Wimmer.
“I think the ASA Midwest Tour guys are going to the ones to beat. They know these cars and the tracks. So I think it is going to be important for the NASCAR stars to get a lot of practice to keep up with those guys,” said Wimmer.
Aside from the race itself Scott is even more excited about going back home. “I get to see all the same people I grew up with and that’s the most important thing to me,” concluded Wimmer.
A limited number of VIP passes will be available for companies and fans. The VIP Pavilion presented by Budweiser package includes a special dinner, exclusive question and answer session with the night's stars and a special autograph session. There will also be a rare race memorabilia auction to benefit the MACC Fund.