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REGION RACING NOTES: Illiana Motor Speedway — a history lesson

REGION RACING NOTES: Illiana Motor Speedway — a history lesson

It is hard to believe, but Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville has been the scene of some type of motor sports activity for almost 70 years.

August 07, 2014 5:00 pm
REGION RACING NOTES: At 74, Chesterton's Bill Davis still turns the wheel

REGION RACING NOTES: At 74, Chesterton's Bill Davis still turns the wheel

Will he ever give it up?

July 31, 2014 6:55 pm Photos

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Pat O'Connor

Pat O'Connor

Pat O'Connor is shown in his Sumar Special, May 17, 1958, after qualifying at the Indianapolis Speedway for the Memorial Day race. Ray Nichels worked on the car, which crashed, killing O'Connor.

May 23, 2013 7:47 pm
Indy 500 gives all to salute Wheldon

Indy 500 gives all to salute Wheldon

SPEEDWAY, Ind. | Dan Wheldon's influence on the racing world was omnipresent Sunday as the crowd at the Indianapolis 500 and the drivers paid tribute to him from start to finish.

May 27, 2012 9:30 pm
Winamac's Braun Corp. sponsors car in Sunday's Indy 500

Winamac's Braun Corp. sponsors car in Sunday's Indy 500

BraunAbility, the Braun Corp. brand for wheelchair–accessible vans, ramps and wheelchair lifts, will take to the fast track Sunday in Indianapolis.

May 25, 2012 3:00 pm
AP Interview: IndyCar CEO revisits 'horrific' week

AP Interview: IndyCar CEO revisits 'horrific' week

INDIANAPOLIS | Randy Bernard knows there are people who blame him for Dan Wheldon's death, who say the IndyCar CEO pushed the series over the edge.

October 25, 2011 10:00 pm

Motorcycle racing leads to crash, brain injuries and charges

A 27-year-old Gary man allegedly racing his motorcycle on the Borman Expressway Wednesday night suffered brain injuries after losing control and being thrown from the back of the bike, police said.

August 18, 2011 6:38 am
Second Annual Mudathlon

Second Annual Mudathlon

BOONE GROVE | Athletes sprint from the starting line at the second annual three-mile Mudathlon Saturday.

July 23, 2011 7:19 pm
Second Annual Mudathlon

Second Annual Mudathlon

BOONE GROVE | Competitors race through a creek bed during the second annual three-mile Mudathlon Saturday.

July 23, 2011 7:20 pm
Second Annual Mudathlon

Second Annual Mudathlon

BOONE GROVE | Jeff Van Buskirk (left) and Jenn Dawson negotiate a rope walking obstacle during the second annual three-mile Mudathlon Saturday.

July 23, 2011 7:20 pm
Second Annual Mudathlon

Second Annual Mudathlon

BOONE GROVE | Anthony Fiorio of The Blue Wave team reaches to assist fellow teammate Karen Bulf across one of the obstacles at the second annual three-mile Mudathlon Saturday.

July 23, 2011 7:20 pm
Second Annual Mudathlon

Second Annual Mudathlon

BOONE GROVE |

July 23, 2011 7:22 pm
Second Annual Mudathlon

Second Annual Mudathlon

BOONE GROVE | Christie Downing races up a creek bank during the second annual three-mile Mudathlon Saturday.

July 23, 2011 7:21 pm
Second Annual Mudathlon

Second Annual Mudathlon

BOONE GROVE | Athletes compete against the elements as well as fellow competitors during the second annual three-mile Mudathlon Saturday.

July 23, 2011 7:21 pm
Second Annual Mudathlon

Second Annual Mudathlon

BOONE GROVE | Competitors race up a creek bank during the second annual three-mile Mudathlon Saturday.

July 23, 2011 7:19 pm
Second Annual Mudathlon

Second Annual Mudathlon

BOONE GROVE | Jennifer Collette from the Mud Ruts team races across the finish line at the second annual three-mile Mudathlon Saturday.

July 23, 2011 7:04 pm
Second Annual Mudathlon

Second Annual Mudathlon

BOONE GROVE | David Irlow crawls under a wire obstacle in a mud pit during the second annual three-mile Mudathlon Saturday.

July 23, 2011 7:03 pm
Second Annual Mudathlon

Second Annual Mudathlon

BOONE GROVE | Parker Bogdan races down a slide towards a large mud pit during the second annual three-mile Mudathlon Saturday.

July 23, 2011 7:03 pm
Fast company: A supercar sensation

Fast company: A supercar sensation

The practice of racing cars on beaches has long since passed into automotive history. Today, car owners are hammering the throttle at places like GingerMan Raceway in South Haven, Michigan, and Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois.

May 16, 2011 12:00 am
"On a wing and a stare"

"On a wing and a stare"

Last week I was caught in the crosshairs of the "gawk factor" while driving the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing Coupe across the stateline to The Times building in Munster.

September 19, 2010 12:00 am
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