Sparky's Final Inspection




Saturday, Noon - 2:00pm

Whether you're a NASCAR lover, IndyCar nut, F1 freak or even just a casual race fan, you'll want to listen every week. The first thing you'll realize when listening to Steve "Sparky" Fifer, Steve Zautke and “NASCAR Girl” Summer Santana is that they like having fun and are very passionate about motorsports. Sparky is a die-hard Kevin Harvick fan, while Steve is ‘old school’ and loves Tony Stewart and Kyle Larson.  A believer of Ford means ‘first on race day,’ Summer loves everything Roush-Fenway Racing.  

Each week Sparky’s Final Inspection will also have a special guest. NBC Sports Formula One commentator David Hobbs, John Close of Closefinishes.com, Dave Kallmann of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Tony DiZinno from NBCSports Motorsports Talk are just few of the regulars that check in. Unafraid to look at the hard issues that motorsports is facing, they're bold in voicing their opinion without taking themselves too seriously. 


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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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WBY Shootout: West De Pere 62, Racine Case 60
In a battle between two of the state's top teams, West De Pere narrowly escaped with a 62-60 victory over Racine Case in the WBY Shootout at Concordia University. After one quarter, West De Pere was in control with some sharpshooting from Chandler...
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WBY Shootout: Manitowoc Roncalli 65, Plymouth 55
After a tight first quarter, the Manitowoc Roncalli Jets pulled away from the Plymouth Panthers and secured a 65-55 victory at the WBY Shootout today at Concordia University. The game was tightly contested early on with Plymouth holding a 17-15 lead...
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Steve Zautke, a Milwaukee, WI native, was raised in the sport of auto racing. His father, Bill, was a movie photographer that shot racing footage at tracks such as the Milwaukee Mile and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the 1960's and 1970's  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 also worked for the Milwaukee Mile as videographer, in media relations and historian. Steve has been a reporter for Racing Information Systems (RIS) and has written features for 'Vintage Oval Racing' and 'Victory Lane' magazines.  Most recently, Steve has written a book called Road America for Arcadia Publishing.

Steve co-hosts "Sparky's Final Inspection" a motorsports-based radio show with hosts, Steve "Sparky" Fifer and "NASCAR Girl" Summer Santana here on Sports Radio 1250 A member of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Induction Committee, Steve continues as executive editor of RacingNation.com and follows all types of racing from the dirt tracks to Formula One.