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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


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.

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

Grundy County Speedway was a busy place this past weekend as the third-mile paved oval was the scene of racing three consecutive days – Friday through Sunday.

Schuler Scores Grundy Co. Victory

Larry Schuler claimed the Lee Schuler Memorial race on Sunday at Grundy County Speedway. (GCS photo)

Veteran Larry Schuler captured the annual Lee Schuler Memorial 61-lap late model stock car feature at the Grundy County Speedway Sunday evening, which was part of the track’s season-ending 38th annual Night of Features.

Sontag Rules Frank Welch Memorial

Brett Sontag on his way to winning the final 34-lap leg and overall honors during the Frank Welch Memorial 94 late model stock car event at Illinois’ Grundy County Speedway Friday night.  (Stan Kalwasinski Photo)

Brett Sontag has won plenty of races at the Grundy County Speedway over the years


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