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Kokomo Klassic Belongs To Thomas

Kevin Thomas Jr. won Sunday's Kokomo Klassic sprint car race at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway. (Stan Kalwasinski photo)

Enjoying a winning weekend, Kevin Thomas Jr. was the winner of the Kokomo Klassic for non-winged sprint cars at the Kokomo Speedway Sunday night

Dale Blaney Rolls Through Plymouth

Dale Blaney won Friday's All Star sprint car race at Indiana's Plymouth Speedway. (Gary Gasper photo)

Veteran Ohio racer Dale Blaney captured the 35-lap Earl Gaerte Classic for University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions winged sprint cars at Plymouth Speedway Friday night

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

Racing is pretty much in full bloom in and around the Chicago area with all tracks having presented at least two or three weekly shows so far this season.

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

The Illinois Stock Car Hall of Fame held its reception and banquet in the Rockford area on Saturday, April 11.

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

Bobby Pierce enjoyed a pretty successful weekend at the LaSalle Speedway, taking home $20,000 in prize money, including $15,000 for winning Saturday night’s Thaw Brawl 75-lap dirt track late model special.

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

Before getting too far along with the new racing season, let’s take a look at the Chicagoland racing scene 10, 20, 30 and 40 years ago.

KALWISINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

Elmhurst’s own Fred Lorenzen was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., on Jan. 30.

Roby Speedway Presentation On Jan. 24

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Auto racing historian Jerry Murawski, assisted by Chicago area racing history buff Stan Kalwasinski, will give a historical presentation regarding Hammond’s Roby Speedway on Saturday, January 24, at the Hammond Library at 10 a.m.

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

With the New Year upon us, let’s do a review of track and association champions from in and around the Chicagoland area.

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

Gene Crucean has authored the book, Fearless – Dangerous Days in American Open Wheel Racing, Photography during the Era, which covers the fast, and sometimes dangerous, times of the 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s on the American automobile racing scene.

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