Category archives for: Opinion

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.

KENNEDY: California Coast


Retired CRA sprint car driver Steve N. Howard, 61, died Dec. 16 at his Lakewood, Calif., home. He had battled serious health problems and was hospitalized several years ago for a liver problem.

BURNS: Around The Track


My favorite moment from the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour presented by Technocom didn’t come from a NASCAR Sprint Cup superstar who was mobbed by journalists and television announcers.

PRITCHETT: Ready For Pomona

Leah Pritchett Column Head Shot

With a good test with the new chassis, we are ready for the Winternationals To say that I am ready to go for 2015 would be an understatement. The Dote Racing team finished off its season in Las Vegas at the NHRA Toyota Nationals last November with a strong performance in the Gumout Top Fuel dragster.

KENNEDY: California Coast


Irwindale Speedway, which was operated for the second year by leaseholder 211 Entertainment (Jim Cohan, CEO), held its “Night of Champions” banquet Jan. 24 in the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel.

FENWICK: Spinning Wheels

New Adam Fenwick Mug

The Charlotte Racers Expo, now in its fourth year, was the place to be last weekend if you are a racer, a fan or motorsports enthusiast.

KERCHNER: The Heat Race

Mike Kerchner

Warm weather, military fighter planes, scenic views, great racing and lettuce. Cocopah Speedway has it all.

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.

HEDGER: The Long Look


With Santa’s sleigh back in the shop awaiting adjustments to meet the 2015 rule changes and New Year’s celebrations marking the start of another season, it’s time to look back on another racing season through our annual SuperFans rundown, which once again will be sponsored by Tim Frost’s National Speedway Directory

BURNS: Around The Track

BURNS: Around The Track

Ben Rhodes could hardly contain his excitement when something so incredible happened to the 17-year-old driver’s racing career.


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