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KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

LaSalle Speedway got the Chicago-area racing season off to an early start as the quarter-mile, high-banked dirt oval hosted its third annual Thaw Brawl on March 29.

Erb Warms Up With $15,000 Score

Dennis Erb Jr. picked up $15,000 for winning Saturday's Thaw Brawl at LaSalle (Ill.) Speedway. (Stan Kalwasinski Photo)

With temperatures in the 30s, Dennis Erb Jr. warmed up by capturing the $15,000-to-win third annual Thaw Brawl 75-lap late model special at LaSalle Speedway Saturday night.

Ed Hoffman, 78

Ed Hoffman, 78

The “man to beat” for the most part in Chicago area stock car racing in the 1970s and 80s, Ed Hoffman passed away in California on Jan. 27. He was 78.

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

Richard “Dick” Potts, 76, the “Hurry’n Hoosier,” died Jan. 22

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

A review of 2013 track and association champions in and around the Chicagoland area includes…

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

There have recently been several opportunities to stir up memories of past racing experiences.

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

Is Erik Jones the next Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson or Matt Kenseth? Who knows?

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

Racing, racing and more racing — that is how one could describe the 44th annual Oktoberfest event at the LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway in West Salem, Wis., this past weekend

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

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The 2013 racing season is quickly coming to a close in and around this area so plan on making one or two more races before it all comes to an end. As my good friend, the late John McKarns once said: “Support your local short track before it’s too late.”

Campbell Claims Bettenhausen Memorial

Brian Campbell won Saturday's Tony Bettenhausen Memorial at Illiana Motor Speedway. (Gary Gasper Photo)

Brian Campbell won the 52nd annual Tony Bettenhausen Memorial 100 presented by Schepel GMC Commercial Truck Division Saturday night at Illiana Motor Speedway.

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