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KALWASINSKI: History Of The Wayne Carter Classic

The 32nd running of the Wayne Carter Classic, again part of the ARCA Midwest Tour late model series, is scheduled for Saturday evening at the Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill.

Racing Was The Way Of Life For New York’s Brunnhoelzl Family

VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. The core of our sport comes from family participation. More than three fourths of racing folk whether fans or a participants, got...

BOURCIER: A Visit To Holy Racing Ground

To find them, you’ve got to be on the lookout. Four miles west of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, down a hill behind two modest homes, sits a pair of blue buildings that don’t give up their secrets.

Wayne Leary WAS A Chief Mechanic

INDIANAPOLIS His given name was John Wayne Leary, but Wayne was enough for him. His pal Bobby Unser called him “one of the true chief...


When NASCAR officials announced Monday afternoon that teams that fail post-race technical inspection could face disqualification, it was music to our ears.

PAUCH: Mandee’s Message

It was six o’clock on a Wednesday night. I was in the middle of making my delicious pasta with garlic and roasted peppers for dinner when we received the call from my brother.

SMITH: The Importance Of Safety

People spend a lot of time and effort on trying to make their race car faster and can easily overlook the most important item — safety equipment.

KERCHNER: Let’s Give Change A Chance

Listen up NASCAR fans. It’s not 1985 anymore, and it’s never going to be again.

KALWASINSKI: Chicago Racing In 1961

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.

WADE: Alan Johnson Looks Toward The Future

Former NHRA team owner and mechanical maestro Alan Johnson is at a curious point in his career.

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