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KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

“Fast Eddie” Hoffman has been pretty darn fast recently in Chicago are late model stock car racing, winning a number of races including the recent ASA Midwest Tour Wayne Carter Classic at the Grundy County Speedway in Morris on July 20

Gilpin Cops $3,000 At Shadyhill

Devin Gilpin (1g) in modified action at Shadyhill Speedway in Indiana in 2012. (Gary Gasper photo)

Devin Gilpin won the $3,000-to-win 12th annual Firecracker 50 for DIRTcar United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) modified stock cars Wednesday night at Shadyhill Speedway

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

Years ago, local Chicago area tracks like Raceway Park and Santa Fe Speedway would hold special racing nights on the Fourth of July complete with special feature races and big fireworks shows. Those days have passed, although two tracks in the area are slated to host big events this July 4

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

It could be the biggest short-track stock car racing event in the Midwest this year. That is what race officials are hoping as the American Speed Ass’n Midwest Tour event — the Swiss Colony Howie Lettow Memorial 150 presented by RaceTeamGear.com fast approaches.

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

Former Northwest Indiana stock car driver and track promoter Ted Knorr is busy putting the finishing touches on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Legends Day Memorabilia Show

KALWASINSKI: Illinois Stock Car Hall of Fame

Stan Kalwasinski

Many of the people in attendance commented that this should have happened a long time ago

Kalwasinski: Chicago Chips

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Eddie Hoffman and Nick Allen were big winners in racing action in and around the Chicago area in 2011

KALWASINSKI: Remembering Bettenhausen

Stan Kalwasinski

Fifty years ago, May 12, 1961 to be exact, the legendary Tony Bettenhausen of Tinley Park was killed in a practice crash at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway while testing a car for his good friend and longtime “Chicago Gang” companion, Paul Russo

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Racing In 1961

Stan Kalwasinski

John F. Kennedy was inaugurated President of the United States, the Cold War was worsening, Russia and the United States sent men into space, a gallon of gas cost 27 cents and A.J. Foyt won the Indianapolis 500 for the first time. The year was 1961. Let’s take a look at Chicago area racing 50 years ago.

Choquette Learns Fast In Indiana

Choquette Learns Fast In Indiana

SCHERERVILLE, Ind. — Jeff Choquette had never seen Illiana Motor Speedway before Saturday, but that didn’t stop him from winning the Sunoco LMS National Tour Harvest 150 at the Indiana half-mile paved oval.

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