This site is dedicated to my Dad, who enjoyed slot car racing, building model cars, & tracks.
It started with a "Midget"
In 1966, my Dad & I purchased the new 1/24 scale Monogram Midget slot cars and "Hot Shot" midget kits.
A short time after the release of the midgets, a friend of my Dad's started racing these cars at his home on a 4 lane Revell track. (Photos on the "Vintage Page"). He had Friday night races with the neighborhood kids.
All his midgets were modeled after midgets & drivers, from "USAC" or "Badger".
The name of his group was called "Short Circuit Racing Assn. (SCRA). He did this for 18 years. (1966 to 1984).
November of 1976, our track was named "Tosa Raceway Park" & formed the "Mighty Midget Racing Association" (MMRA).
1976, our first home track consisted of a plywood table with rough routed slots. As time went on, the tracks got better, along with the routing. We tried plywood, particle board, luan wood and MDF.
MDF has been the best so far & smoothest surface to run on.
In the 40 + years of midget racing, my Dad & I built 12 tracks, everything from a 4 lane road course, to 4, 5, & 6 lanes ovals. The current track is a 6 ft x 12 ft, 4 lane banked on 1/2 in. MDF. The table is 7'10 in. wide x 14 ft long. A 12 in section was set aside for scenery & bleachers. (More photos on the "2000 - 2015 page).
The midgets have basically stayed the same. From the old "Offy" styled body to the look today, fancy hoods & cowls. (Aerodynamics). Some of the midgets we run are the old style and some are the new style. Some midgets are modeled after real ones and others are our own design. Of the 72 midgets I have, half still have the original motors, and the majority of them are running the old "Aj's" silicones tires. (More information on the Monogram Midget page).
Over the years, we ran on a lot of different tracks and surfaces. Dad & I enjoyed building each one, with improvements made on each one.
Tosa Raceway Park" is the hub for midget racing. We run other groups of cars,
stock cars, sportsmans, modifieds, un-limited modifieds, sprint cars and jalopy's and now Nascar Trucks.
I'm posting pictures of our different tracks & cars from the past 40 + years.
My thanks to everyone past and present who help to keep TRP running.
Thanks for taking the time to look. Hope you enjoy it.
April 2015 - A presentation I made to grade school kids on slot cars / model cars.
More info and a few photos at the bottom of this page.
New 3 lane road course "Circuit of Saukville". More info and photos on the Cars & Tracks page.
March 2015 - A new class of cars has emerged in our group. 1/32 scale North East Modifieds.
These cars can be raced on an oval or road course. They are available in either 1/32 or 1/24 scale. For more info about these cars & builds, check out their web site listed below.
Photos of my two cars are on the 2000 - 2015 page.
October 2014 - Tosa Raceway Park - new 6 ft. x 12 ft. 4 lane banked track. (Above photo). More info and photos on the 2000 - 2015 page.
Tosa Raceway Park on You Tube Videos on You Tube: Click on purple link above to access tosa raceway park you tube channel.
Slot Car and Racing videos on You Tube are listed below.
Slot Car Videos: Slot car videos are shot with the Go-Pro Hero 3.
Feb 21st, Friday night racing at TRP - Midget Heats 1 to 7, Sportsmans & Modifieds
Deer Run Raceway: Midgets, Sprints, Sportsmans, Modifieds, Jalopy's, Stock Cars.
Routed 66 Speedway, 3 Lane Road Course: 1/32 scale cars
New Berlin Metro-Plex 3 Lane Road Course: 1/32 scale cars.
Cal Speedway, 3 Lane Road Course: 1/32 scale cars.
Milwaukee Mini Mile, 4 Lane Oval: Stock Cars, Sportsmans, Sprints, Midgets, 1/32 Nascar.
Newly Named, Lonestar Motorsports Park: 3 Lane Road Course: 1/32 scale cars.
Tosa Raceway Park: Sept 19th 2014, Midgets, Modifieds, Sportsmans, 1/25 Scale Trucks.
Grandview International Raceway - Jan 29th 2015.
Racing Videos on You Tube:
Milwaukee Arena - Indoor races, Jan 2000. Midgets, Go Karts, Allison Legacy cars, Mini Sprints.
Badger Midgets at Hales Corners Speedway. (Franklin Wi.)
Milwaukee Mile - Summer Shoot Out 2005, Bandelero's, Thunder Roadster, Legends.
Plymouth Wis. July 2010 - Dirt track racing, late models, sprints, vintage race cars, & their version of a grand national division.
Milwaukee Mile - USAC - Badger Midgets, 25 Lap Race.
Angel Park - Sun Prairie Wi - Badger Midgets
Beaver Dam Wi - Power Com Park, Midgets, Sprints
Hales Corners Wi. Midgets, 1997
Milwaukee Mile - USAC Silver Crown Cars 1997
Vintage Modified Stock Car Club - Cedarburg Re-visited June 7th 2014.
Milwaukee Mile - July 2, 2000 - Busch Cars - Sears Diehard 250
Sun Prairie, Wi - July 16, 2000 - Badger Midgets
Milwaukee Mile - 2004 - Nascar Trucks
Milwaukee Mile - USAC Sliver Crown Cars - 2004
Midget Racing - Early 1990's - Milwaukee Arena and Hales Corners Speedway
Millers at the Milwaukee Mile - Vintage Indy Cars - July 2012
Tosa Raceway Park - celebrating 38 years of midget racing.
My thanks to all who help make this possible.
Pages 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 - 2015
History of all our tracks & cars.
2000 - 2015 Page
New 4 lane banked track. Summary & photos
7 new midgets builds. Numbers: 98, 18, 11, 18, 19, 21, 67.
3 new 1/25 scale Nascar Trucks.
2 new stock cars and 1 sportsman.
2 new east coast modifieds.
Up dated slide show of all my cars.
Cars & Track Page
Cal Speedway3 lanes
New Berlin Metoplex3 lanes
Routed 66 Speedway3 lanes
Ventura USA4 lanes (Custom built in 1967. Oval and road course).
Spirit of Senna3 lanes
Grandview International Raceway4 Lanes
Circuit of Saukville3 Lanes
Deer Run Raceway4 lanes
Mayberry Speedway2 lanes (Carrera Track)
Routed 74 Speedway3 lanes (figure 8)
Milwaukee Mini Mile4 lanes
Ventura USA4 lanes (Custom built in 1967. Oval and road course).
"Ohlsson & Rice" midgets, raced by my Dad & his friends in the late 1940's & early 1950's.
History & photos.
Photo / Video page.
June 7th 2014: Vintage Modified Stock Car Show" held at the old Cedarburg Raceway in Cedarburg, Wi. 9 years of having the show, they had a record turn out of 30 cars.
A few photos of the cars on the "photo & video page, and 2 short videos of this event are on my
You Tube channel. Above - click on the purple link.
September 13th 2014: Vintage Modified Stock Car "Hall of Fame Car Show" Hartford, Wi.
Modifieds, Stock Cars, Sprint Cars, and a Midget were on display. A friend of mine and myself had our slot cars and some racing models on display. Great weather and a great turn out of spectators.
Photos of the event on the Photo & Video page. A short video of "Gentleman Start Your Engines" on my you tube channel. Above - click on purple link
Millers at the Milwaukee Mile - Vintage Indy Car Event, sponsored by The Harry A. Miller Club.
This event took place on Friday & Saturday, July 6th & 7th, 2012 at the Milwaukee Mile.
Great turn out of Vintage Indy Cars.
Celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the "Vanderbilt Cup and Grand Prize Races", that took place in Milwaukee, Wi. "1912". Photos of Indy Cars, & the miniature display of the Vanderbilt Race from 1912.
Monogram Midget page.
Helpful hints on up dating the monogram midget body, from past to present.
At the bottom of this page, photos of 3 new 1950's style midgets.
To view each page, click on the ones listed in the blue banner at the top of page.
Friday April 24th, I made a presentation to a group of grade school kids (3 thru 8) on slot cars / model cars. I built a 4 lane track on a 4 ft. x 8 ft sheet of MDF. Brought some cars along for display, and some for them to run. The kids had a lot of fun. Most of them never ran a slot car.
Enjoyed by all. Thanks to a friend of mine who helped me.
Below, some photos.