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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.

Wisconsin Short Tracker Jim Sauter Dies

Jim Sauter (Stan Kalwasinski photo)

Jim Sauter, patriarch of the Sauter racing family from Wisconsin, died Friday evening. He was 71 years old.

Sherman Masters Montpelier Monster Mash

Todd Sherman on his way to a $1,000 payday as he won the UMP Modified feature during the 8th annual Monster Mash at Indiana’s Montpelier Motor Speedway Saturday night. (Stan Kalwasinski Photo)

Helping close out the Midwest racing season, Montpelier Motor Speedway hosted its eighth annual Monster Mash on an almost-perfect “Indian Summer” Saturday.

Strickler Hits It Big At Plymouth

Kyle Strickler on his way to a $5,000 victory Saturday night at Plymouth Speedway. (Gary Gasper Photo)

Kyle Strickler became $5,000 richer after he won the Lane Automotive 50 Race of Champions for DIRTcar UMP modifieds Saturday night at the Plymouth Speedway, which closed out its 2014 racing season.

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