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Stories written by Stan_Kalwasinski

Papini Makes His Mark At Spring Classic

Alex Papini (39) won Sunday's Big 8 late model feature at Rockford (Ill.) Speedway. (Stan Kalwasinski photo)

The Rockford area seemed to be the center point of Midwest stock car racing this past weekend as two events were held in or near the city

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

Former Chicago racer and resident Bill Venturini and his Venturini Motorsports team enjoyed the fruits of victory as the North Carolina-based team saw John Wes Townley wheel one of its four entries to victory at Daytona Int’l Speedway in Automobile Racing Club of America stock car action

Special Fred Lorenzen Exhibit Debuts

Fred Lorenzen's children, Chris and Amanda, pose with a special commemorative poster detailing the "On the Road to Glory" exhibit at the Elmhurst Historical Museum. (Stan Kalwasinski Photo)

One of NASCAR racing’s first superstars, Fred Lorenzen is being honored by his hometown of Elmhurst as the Elmhurst Historical Museum presents the “On the Road to Glory” exhibit, which honors and details Lorenzen’s racing career.

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

Before getting too far into the New Year, let’s take a look back at auto racing in the Chicago area 25 and 50 years ago. The years were 1988 and 1963

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

Nick Allen, Eddie Hoffman and Kevin Weaver were among drivers that enjoyed very successful racing seasons in 2012 at speedways in and around the Chicago area

Vochaska Hits Kokomo Big Time

Alan Vochaska (34) battles with J.R. Hotovy (13) during Saturday night's late model feature race that hightlighted the Kokomo Klash 6 at Indiana's Kokomo Speedway.  (Stan Kalwasinski Photo)

Michigan’s Alan Vochaska came home the winner in the 25-lap late model feature race that highlighted round one of the Kokomo Klash 6 at Kokomo Speedway Saturday night.

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

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The disqualification of the winner at any auto race is a bummer, especially when it happens at a major event.

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

If you want racing, the annual Oktoberfest Race Weekend at Wisconsin’s LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway is the place to be. This year’s 43rd annual weekend (Oct. 4–7) saw some 700 laps of feature racing with more than 15 racing divisions in competition

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

It has been the “Boris and Brett Show” over the past five years at Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville, Ind., when it comes to the track’s annual Tony Bettenhausen Memorial 100 late model stock car race

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Chips

Stan Kalwasinski

It didn’t hurt if your last name was ‘Kelly’ Sunday night at the Grundy County Speedway. Veteran Pat Kelly and his teenage son, Nathan, captured feature race wins in their respective divisions and overall track championship honors as the third-of-a-mile paved fairgrounds oval wrapped up its season, hosting its 36th annual Night of Features

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