Milwaukee’s Irish Fest Welcomes Mazda Road to Indy Driver Wayne Boyd
 June 17, 2011| 
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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (June 17, 2011) – As only the Irish can, Milwaukee Irish Fest is excited to welcome fellow Irishman and Mazda Road to Indy driver, Wayne Boyd, to Milwaukee. Boyd is currently competing in the Cooper Tires Presents the USF2000 National Championship Powered by Mazda in support of the IZOD IndyCar Series' Milwaukee 225 this weekend at the historic Milwaukee Mile.


“A welcome by the Irish-American community here in Milwaukee is very much appreciated,” stated Boyd. “It’s an honor to represent my country and I hope that my efforts on the race track can not only represent Ireland well but make a difference, too. Being embraced by Milwaukee Irish Fest, my fellow Irishman here in the States as well as the fans that have enjoyed the festival over the past 30-plus years, is a great feeling! I very much appreciate the support.”


The 2011 season of competition marks the first visit to America for the 20-year-old Belfast native. To help introduce Wayne to the Irish-American community, Milwaukee Irish Fest will be posting photos and tweets from Boyd’s racing world.


In appreciation for the outreach, Boyd will carry the Milwaukee Irish Fest name on the #4 Belardi Auto Racing car this weekend at the Milwaukee Mile. People are invited to stop by the paddock this weekend to welcome Boyd to America. In addition, Boyd will be racing at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., which is the same weekend as the Milwaukee Irish Fest (August 18 through 21). He plans to visit the festival to meet with fans and other VIPs.


About Milwaukee Irish Fest:
Milwaukee Irish Fest is North America’s largest celebration of Irish music and culture, showcasing more than 100 entertainment acts annually at the four-day, 16-stage event at the Henry W. Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront. The annual festival takes place every third weekend in August with this year’s festival taking place August 18 to 21, 2011. The excitement continues next year, August 16 to19, 2012. Passionately committed to igniting a love of Irish culture in all people, Milwaukee Irish Fest teaches Ireland’s music, dance, drama, sports, culture, children’s activities, and genealogy through year-round programming. For more information, visit


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You can find the Milwaukee Irish Fest, Wayne Boyd, and Belardi Auto Racing on Facebook and on Twitter.

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