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Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame adds 2 young Wisconsin go-cart champs

Posted at 10:38 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 23:38:22-05

The Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame in Hartford contains an incredible collection of racing memorabilia. Now add two young go-kart champs with very bright futures.

Nick Ksobiech of Mukwonago got started with his grandparents.

"Well, my MeeMee and Papa first introduced it to us," Ksobiech says. "And then we just kind of went from there. We started in kid karts. And I've been racing ever since I was five actually."

Adam Zellmer of Horicon had the females in his family blazing the trail.

"Well it all started when my Mom started racing a Legend car," Adam Zellmer says. "And then my sister started racing kid karts. And then my other sister started racing kid karts."

Now both have the championships from the Badger Kart Club and Beaver Dam Raceway, and the heavy hardware to prove it.

Lance Allan: "did you ever win one that was taller than you?"

"I have, yeah," Ksobiech says.

Lance Allan: "you have?"

"I have, yeah," Ksobiech says.

Lance Allan: "when was that?"

"2012. That was my first championship," Ksobiech says.

Lance Allan: "so the thing was actually taller than you?"

"It was. Yeah. It's probably still taller than me," Ksobiech says.

Both Nick and Adam have bright futures. And both wouldn't mind slinging some mud in the future.

"Eventually I'd like to work my way up to a dirt modified," Zellmer says.

"I would like to take dirt racing or any opportunity I could get," Ksobiech says. "I mean I feel pretty confident that I can hone my skills in something else."

By the way, the museum also contains Matt Kenseth, Alan Kulwicki and Dick Trickle items among other things. It's a must-see.

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