The history of Wisconsin's greatest racing hero, the late Dick Trickle, is forever linked with the Veteran's Speedway. Back when the track, which opened in 1964 as a quarter-mile paved Tomah-Sparta Raceway, was one of the state's leading car tracks, Trickle got his start there. Trickle was so attached to Tomah that his first sponsor when he initially ventured to the Daytona Fla. super speedway was the Teepee Supper Club, a restaurant that is still in business on Tomah's main street.
In "The Golden Age of Wisconsin Auto Racing," Fr. Dale Grubba wrote about the colorful drivers of the mid 60's who raced at the speedway,including Lyle Nabbefelt, who raced with a live rooster in his car. Grubba's book also recalled that Tom Reffner, father of current NASCAR driver Bryan Reffner, was one of the top drivers at that track. That era saw nightly battles between local heroes such as Kevin Nuttleman, Steve Holzhausen and Larry Detjens, all who battled Dick Trickle on a nightly basis before they advanced to the touring series of the time.
The track was renamed as Excalibur Motorsports Speedway in 1996. under that name, the track was reconfigured as a 3/8 mile oval. The next name change occurred in 2012, when Army Veteran Mike Inglett and his son, Marine Veteran Jonathan Inglett purchased the property. The military veterans, mindful of the Tomah area's history with the nearby Army Fort McCoy, renamed the track as Veterans Raceway Park. That name has been slightly changed now to Veteran's Speedway.