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KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

A trip down to the Peoria Speedway for another round of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals saw defending Hell Tour champion Brandon Sheppard capture his first Summer Nationals victory Monday night.

Warren White, 80

Warren "Newt" White in 1963. (Stan Kalwasinski photo)

Former leading Chicago area midget racer, Warren “Newt” White, 80, passed away at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox on April 17

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

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The Rockford area was the scene of local racing activity this past weekend. Saturday saw the Illinois Stock Car Hall of Fame hold its third annual induction ceremonies banquet, while Sunday was slated to be the 37th annual Spring Classic, highlighted by a 108-lap feature race for Big 8 Series late models

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?

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