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WINNER–BEST OF SHOW Wisconsin Car Enthusiast Club July 19, 2015

Beautiful day in La Crosse Wisconsin… even more beautiful when the Best of Show trophy was awarded –  1989 Nissan 240SX! July 19, 2015 at La Crosse Interstate Speedway. (Wisconsin Car Enthusiast Club).

Take a look at this collection of photos of this award winning sports car!


Racing for Spring and the Garden

It’s time to prepare for spring and begin contemplating the rooftop garden.

Plan your course… with just the right amount of herbs, garden greens and toppings. Broccoli did very well last year… hoping for a repeat  performance!

From the Track to the Kitchen – Be a Kitchen Icon

Are you a Kitchen Icon?

People who enjoy spending time at the track are often the same people who love hanging out in the kitchen, preparing great tasting foods.  Kitchen Icons  is a unique company that caters to home-cooks who are inspired by chefs.  Luxury appliances like AGA, American Range and Bertazzoni are some of the tools that can help a home-chef prepare amazing meals.



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On Track with Holiday Carrot-Orange Cookies

Incorporating a vegetable into holiday cookies is an innovative way to eat more vegies. These cookies are a personal favorite and a family tradition. Even Chris Hartwig’s vintage Mustang fleet reminds me of carrots (see below). Enjoy the recipe!


Cookie batter:
3/4-c. sugar
3/4-c. butter
3/4-c. cooked, mashed carrot
l egg
2 c. unbleached flour
2-tsp. baking powder
1/2-tsp. salt
1-tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. fresh squeezed orange juice
1 Tbsp. fresh grated orange rind
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
Powdered sugar (approx, 1 c. or enough to make it spreadable)


Combine and blend sugar and butter. Add carrots and eggs. Combine dry ingredients and add to batter. Add vanilla. Place spoonfuls on parchment paper covered cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for approx. 8 minutes. Only bake until they are no longer shiny and slightly brown on edges (tops do not get brown.) Test with a toothpick. Cool on racks. Mix icing ingredients and spread on cooled cookies. These are soft and luscious – the orange and carrots are perfect partners. Freezes well. Enjoy!

Chris Hartwig's Vintage Mustang Fleet

Chris Hartwig’s Vintage Mustang Fleet


CNN iReport features racer James French from Wisconsin—resembles James Hunt from RUSH movie.

James French Podium

James French CSR on Road America

James French, from Sheboygan Wisconsin, is a race driver that is making winning moves.

Read the full story written by Jeremy Chipps on CNN

Ride with him in this GoPro camera video footage…..zoom!      James French CSRRush Movie Rush - The Movie

Rush – The Movie

St. Paul Pioneer Press Article Highlights Elkhart Lake Wis., Road America and Rush – The Movie

Elkhart Lake - Osthoff Resort

Elkhart Lake Wis.  – Osthoff Resort







The September 15th travel feature article in the St. Paul Pioneer Press by Food and Track’s Ruth Chipps is an engaging discussion of the wide array of experiences at Elkhart Lake Wisconsin.

This amazing destination has turquoise waters, sandy beaches and a world famous four mile race track called Road America.

Read the article here which includes mentions of the movie Rush – which will excite race fans and the general public as well.  We can’t wait to see it Sept. 27, 2013!

There is one more weekend to enjoy the experience of racing at the SCCA Runoff’s at Road America. Sept. 19 – 22.  Rush to Road America and have a blast!

Rush to this Racing Movie called Rush-the Movie

Get ready for a rush of a racing movie in theaters throughout the United States on September 27, 2013.

Award winning producer Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon) brings us an intense action-drama film about the real life rivalry between two English race drivers in the 1970’s.  The story of their personal rivalry both on and off the rack is spectacular.  It truly is a rush of a lifetime.

Food and Track had the opportunity to meet two Formula 1 McLaren drivers while at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WisconsinBrian Redman and David Hobbs– also from England who raced in the same era as drivers in the movie:  James Hunt (played by Chris Hemsworth of The Avengers, Thor) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl of Inglourious Basterds, The Bourne Ultimatum).

Check out the trailer and rush to the box office—It’s a winner!

Five Favorites – Elkhart Lake Wisconsin

Here are five of our favorite new things:

 1. Traveling in our vintage sports car to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin to visit the Osthoff Resort.

2. Slurping lobster bisque from Lola’s on the Lake at the Osthoff in a lakeview suite while viewing trailers from the upcoming epic movie RUSH about Formula 1 European racing in the ’70’s.

3. Taking a cooking course with Chef Scott Baker, CEC at L’ecole de la Maison (School of the House). 

4. Road America track touring– world famous road racing a few miles from downtown Elkhart Lake.

5. Sailing off the Lake Deck at the Osthoff Resort and sunset at the Barefoot Bay Tiki Bar at the Victorian Resort.

Lobster Bisque at Lola's on the Lake

Lobster Bisque at Lola’s on the Lake

Road America at Elkhart Lake,Wis.

Road America at Elkhart Lake,Wis.


World Class Racing at Road America – Elkhart Lake Wisconsin

 It’s a road course unlike any other in the world.  Be sure to visit Road America with a four- mile, fourteen-turn race track through scenic hills in eastern Wisconsin.

Next race event: National SCCA Run-Offs, Sept. 19-22, 2013. Fifty years of racing – More cars than ever this year. Let’s zoom and remember to visit the nearby town of  Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin – fabulous resorts and top-shelf restaurants.