Since the Tour is new this year, I decided to write up some info that may come in handy. Please feel free to post where you would like.
http://summerfest.com/ has information on Summerfest, the "Solo Nationals" of music festivals!
http://www.onmilwaukee.com has information on local dining, entertainment and other travel guides. http://foodspot.com/ is another good restaurant guide.
The entire downtown freeway area (known as the Marquette Interchange) is under construction and a complete mess. Don't trust on-line map system directions to get from the Chicago area into Miller Park. Many inter-change ramps and exit ramps are closed. Getting a truck and trailer down busy downtown streets will be a hassle. Thus, we suggest all people coming to town take the by-pass.
If coming into town from the south in I-94, take the I-894 bypass towards Madison/Fond du lac. After traveling apx 10 miles on I-894, take I-94-East towards Milwaukee/Downtown. This route does add apx 10 more miles of driving, but you avoid all of the Marquette interchange construction.
Tyical rush hour is from 7:00am-9:30am and 4:00pm-6:30pm in the area. Except for the Marquette Interchange and other "problem" spots, traffic is usually ligher than some other major cities (we aren't Chicago or Atlanta!!)
http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/milwaukee/index.htm is a good source for traffic info. http://www.mchange.org/ is another good source for info on getting around the traffic.
-Gates will open no earlier than 6:30am. That is when I have gate waiver people signed up for, so we don't want anyone coming in before 6:30am.
-To keep an orderly paddock, we will have a somewhat "lined" paddock area. Do NOT park between rows of cones or lanes that say "No Parking." Please read the ground of the area you are interested in parking to make sure it is not a No-Parking zone, or someone already claimed their name to it. Also, if you have a very long truck/trailer combo (i.e. a two car trailer or an RV/trailer combo), park on the far west end of grid, somewhat close (but not too close) to the registration area. The normal paddock spaces will not be long enough for extra-long trailers.
-Registration will be at the pavilions at the west-end of the paddock lot. Tech will be at the grid/impound area in the middle of the paddock/grid lot. King Motorsports is and additional sponsor of the event and will likely have a table set up near registration. Any Honda/Acura owners should check them out for deals and/or advice.
-Friday dinner will be pizza, wings, breadsticks and beverages. Pizza choices are cheese, cheese + sausage or cheese + pepperoni. We are getting plenty of each, but if you are not a meat-a-saurus, get there early to claim you slices of cheese only. This will be served near the registration area. This meal is free.
-Gates close at 9:00pm. I don't have gate waiver people after that, so if the gate is closed, you will have to move the barrier to get back into paddock area.
-Gates will open no earlier than 6:30am. That is when I have gate waiver people signed up for, so we don't want anyone coming in before 6:30am UNLESS they have signed the waiver. Any new arrivals will have to wait until 6:30am. NOTE: New arrivals on Saturday, see the paddock info under the Friday section above.
-Lunch will be a chicken sandwich, chips, cookie and a soda. This will be served where thec registration area was. This meal is also free.
-Gates will open no earlier than 6:30am. That is when I have gate waiver people signed up for, so we don't want anyone coming in before 6:30am UNLESS they have signed the waiver. Any new arrivals will have to wait until 6:30am.
-Sunday lunch and dinner are NOT provided. See http://www.scca-milwaukee.org/Solo/stadview.gif for local places to eat.
PS-I forgot the mention that we will be running two local classes at the event. These classes are designated F and R. F is a local index-class including all FWD and AWD cars on street tires that don't fit into a Street Touring class. R is the same, but with RWD cars. They will be running with F and R, so don't be confused during your work assignments.
If anyone has any other questions, please feel free to post.