They re-did classing this year, reduced the offerings for Masters and more offerings for cat 2s and 3s. Make sure you check the schedule!
I’ve raced the first 4 days and the last 4 days and the courses are all pretty good though pavement quality at Kenosha and East Troy has been tricky past couple years. East Troy course is different this year; regular oval whereas last several years have had a few extra corners. Grafton is pretty wide open, though final corner is at the bottom of a very long descent and can be sketchy. I’ve seen many crashes there. Waukesha is also fairly wide open except corner 1 because the road kind of bottlenecks down and the corner is real tight and the street is narrow before and after the corner.
Didn’t hit any restaurants in Kenosha or Grafton so cant make any suggestions there. East Troy has a brand new brewpub that’s right near the second to last corner; cool place. In Waukesha I’d recommend Magellan’s for pizza and beer. There’s also Peoples Park, which is a bar/restaurant that’s pretty good. Both are on the finishing straightaway.
Having done races in the series for the couple years, all the venues do a really good job of catering to the crowds and racers. Lots of food/drink vendors and there are bars and restaurants typically along the courses (except for Muskego which seems to have been a last minute alternate this year; curious to see what they do there). The last 4 venues are the biggest and the host cities really draw great crowds due to lots of food/drink offerings. However, you really can’t go wrong at any of them. The events are professionally run, very competitive, payouts are deep for all classes. They also upped the ante this year by extending the spring point competition across all 11 days.