Final Inspection

Legendary Great Lakes Dragaway Union Grove - 

Milwaukee Area NAPA Autocare Centers

Saturday, Noon - 2:00pm

Whether you're a NASCAR lover, IndyCar nut, Formula One freak or even just a casual race fan, you'll want to listen every week. The first thing you'll realize when listening is that Steve Zautke is the new host of the show! Welcome Steve! 
Steve, the former historian at Milwaukee Mile and still works in motorsports media, balancing ‘old school’ racing with the current media and marketing strategies needed in today’s motorsports. 
You'll also notice that Steve "Sparky" Fifer is a featured reporter each week. Sparky is a brand new dad, so he's taking Saturday's off to focus on family. He'll be back from time-to-time for classic shows and on location broadcasts with "Nascar girl" Summer Santana.
Each week, Final Inspection rotates in a top-notch co-host to join Steve. Dennis Michelsen of RaceTalk Radio, Tony DiZinno of Motorsports Talk on and John Wiedemann of will all bring a refreshing and informative look at auto racing.
This is a group that is comfortable with the beer and hot dog fan as well as the wine and cheese road racer. They’re unafraid to look at the hard issues that motorsports is facing, they're bold in voicing their opinion without taking themselves too seriously. 

Filed Under :  
Topics : Human Interest
Locations : Alabama
People : Danica PatrickKevin HarvickSteve "Sparky" FiferSummer Santana
Final Inspection Audio
Sparky's Blog
Pro Hoops Draft: What would Sparky do?
Hey guys! It’s time for the NBA Draft on Thursday night at 6 and the Bucks have needs heading into the draft and free agency that begins on July 1st. The first need has to be to find a player that can play on the wing and hit a consistent jump...
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Thank YOU!
It’s funny how time flies when you’re having fun. To think back to January of 2005 when we launched a sports talk station on AM1250 and mostly everybody in the business thought we were crazy thinking that a second sports talk station could...
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WBY Shootout: Rice Lake 56, Dominican 42
After one close half of basketball, Rice Lake pulled away from Dominican and never looked back on their way to a 56-42 victory in the WBY Shootout at Concordia University. In the first quarter, things were pretty even as Rice Lake were in the lead by...
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WBY Shootout: Whitefish Bay 76, Racine Case 71
After a thrilling first half, Whitefish Bay was able to pull away from Racine Case in the second half and pull out a 76-71 victory in the WBY Shootout at Concordia University. Racine Case struggled with Whitefish Bay's zone and full court press in...
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WBY Shootout: Oshkosh North 68, Wisconsin Lutheran 52
Wisconsin Lutheran, one of the top teams in Division II, was able to stick with Oshkosh North, one of the state's top Division I teams, for one half, but couldn't keep up in the second half as Oshkosh North pulled away and recorded a 68-52...
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WBY Shootout: Neenah 62, Milwaukee Marquette 41
Neenah was in control from the opening tip today against Milwaukee Marquette as they cruised to a 62-41 victory in the WBY Shootout at Concordia University. Neenah took a nine-point lead to start the game behind some slick playmaking from point guard...
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WBY Shootout: West De Pere 65, Milwaukee Washington 49
For the second straight day, West De Pere was able to take care of business and prove themselves worthy of their high ranking at Division II level as they took care of business against MIlwaukee Washington and came away with a 65-49 victory. West De...
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WBY Shootout: What to Look Forward to on Friday
Everything.  I am looking forward to everything tomorrow, but I will highlight just five games that really stick out. West De Pere vs. Milwaukee Washington – Noon – West De Pere was able to handle their first game against a Division...
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WBY Shootout: Wisconsin Lutheran 71, Milwaukee Marquette 60
Wisconsin Lutheran was in control from the start of their game against Milwaukee Marquette and came away with a 71-60 victory in the WBY Shootout at Concordia University. After one quarter, the game was relatively close with Wisconsin Lutheran only...
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WBY Shootout: Ashwaubenon 49, Mukwonago 40
In a game that was much closer than its final score would suggest, Ashwaubenon Jaguars beat Mukwonago  49-40 in the WBY Shootout at Concordia University. The contest was close throughout, but with just over two minutes left Ashwaubenon led by...
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More About The Show

Your Host

Steve Zautke was raised in the shadow of the Milwaukee Mile race track. Currently, Steve is the feature writer for Vintage Racing Quarterly house magazine for the SVRA (SportsCar Vintage Racing Association). He also writes for and assists with the Harry Miller Vintage Indy Car Club.

Steve's first professional job in racing was as an Emergency Medical Technician at tracks such as Angell Park and Hales Corners Speedway. Steve has worked for the Milwaukee Mile as videographer, in media relations and historian and has authored a book; "Road America" for Arcadia Publishing. A fan of all types of motorsports, Steve is an old school racing fan who loves IndyCar, NASCAR, F1 and seeing race cars on the dirt.