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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

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

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