Strom won his first modified feature race of his career at Waukegan, scoring the win in a 25 lapper June 4. And us drivers, we didn't know any better. Deery said he hopes to complete a plan by the end of the month that would bring midget racing back to Rockford. USAC, which has the prominent national midget series, has reduced its number of national events by more than half--to since the early s. Sign In Register now! Chicago's answer to Indy was Speedway Park, which the Tribune called "the fastest, safest automobile racetrack in the world.
Chicago Area Midget Racer Dick Pole, 75 | SPEED SPORT
The air intake manifold sucks the air from scoops on the hood and front bumper and feeds it into the engine. The last time engines roared on the lakefront was in when the USAC stock cars were booked for the summer. Racing drivers mainly complain about pains in the lumbar, shoulder and neck regions. It is experimentally proven that downforce is gained and the vehicles handling is considerably changed when aerodynamic wings on the front and rear of the vehicle are installed.
Not to mention regular events at Soldier Field and the International Amphitheatre. Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers. The 1st three races were at Chicago Midget Speedway actually in Evanston. Numerous area tracks, almost too many to mention, held midget racing programs over the years with most of the tracks now part of racing lore and documented by some yellowing black and white photographs and scrapbook clippings. In , the American Giants Ball Park, 39th Street and Wentworth Avenue, held only one race around the ball field, but its significance was that all the drivers were African-Americans. On one race date in , more than 68, fans packed into the stands.