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MONTOYA GOES FROM 30TH TO FIRST TO WIN THE 99TH INDIANAPOLIS 500
Photo by Brady Whitesel. Copyright 2015 - BroncosPitstop.comMay 24th 2015 - INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA May 24, 2015: His career took off at the Indianapolis 500 with a win as a rookie in 2000 and after racing in various racing circuits around the world returned to his roots last :: continue »

KARAM AND POWER PACES FINAL INDY 500 PRACTICES, HINCHCLIFFE HURT IN SPECTACULAR ACCIDENT
May 22nd 2015 - INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA May 22, 2015: Two practice sessions for the Verizon IndyCar series that qualified for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 were scheduled following qualifications for the race :: continue »

MONTOYA PACES OPENING PRACTICE FOR THE INDY 500 AND DIXON IS FASTEST FOR ANGIE’S LIST GRAND PRIX AS THE INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY OPENS FOR MAY 2015
Photo by Brady Whitesel. Copyright 2015 - BroncosPitstop.comMay 7th 2015 - INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA May 7, 2015: Last Sunday, May 3rd., the Indianapolis Motor Speedway officially opened for on track activities leading up to the running of this Saturday’s Angie’s List :: continue »

HINCHCLIFFE & DIXON WIN INDY CARS RACES IN LOUISIANA AND CALIFORNIA
April 19th 2015 - WEST BEND, WISCONSIN APRIL 19, 2015: Races two and three of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar season were about as different as night and day with James Hinchcliffe using pit strategy as a means to win the inaugural :: continue »

OFF SEASON SPONSORSHIP SEARCH CONTINUES IN INDYCAR
January 1st 2015 - WEST BEND, WISCONSIN December 16, 2014: The City of Indianapolis hosted the 2014 edition of the Performance Racing Industry trade show December 11th, 12th & 13th at the cavernous convention center in downtown Indianapolis and it was hoped that maybe some new tidbits for the 2015 IndyCar season would be forthcoming, but alas, nothing much new emerged. The PRI show has grown by leaps and bounds since being acquired in late 2012 by SEMA. The show was originally the brain child of Chris Paulson and Tony Stewart and for three years the pair put on an extremely successful racer oriented trade show but since SEMA took over they have turned this event into a must attend stop for every race driver, builder and owner in the country. That fact was not missed when looking at name badges throughout the center that featured most every state in the country and some foreign visitors as well, not to mention booths from every company associated with supplying parts and products to the racing industry. Chevrolet, Ford and Honda had a very large presence at the show as did IndyCar with a booth featuring a vertically mounted IndyCar to draw people into the booth and on-going press conferences designed to generate some additional interest in the series, perhaps through the seeking of sponsorship from the throngs of manufacturers in attendance at the show. Time will tell if that effort was worth the money spent for the show booth. Chevrolet featured Stewart on the opening day and, fresh off the fourth of five operations on his injured right leg from a 2013 sprint car accident Stewart was able to walk into the convention center without the aid of crutches and is eagerly awaiting the day when his leg doesn’t hurt anymore. He handled every media question with clarity and when questioned about the August sprint car accident that took the life of racer Kevin Ward Jr., he said, “I think about it every day”. Stewart was on hand to announce that longtime friend Steve Kinser will be back in a Stewart Racing owned sprint car in 2015. After saying that 2014 would be his final season the 60 year old Kinser opted to run a 40 race schedule in 2015 as a was of drawing away from the sport at his own pace and Stewart indicated that the he would provide a car for Kinser for as long as he chooses to compete. Graham Rahal was on hand along with his Indy 500 winning father, Bobby, to talk about the 2015 season but most of the questions directed at the younger Rahal were about his engagement to and fast approaching marriage to Ashley Force, daughter of 16 time NHRA champion John Force that will happen in 2015 on a weekend that both drivers do not compete in their respective series. Bobby Rahal did reveal that the loss of sponsorship from the National Guard took them by surprise and that has slowed the progress of the team down as the decision caught the team “off guard” but that they are progressing nicely in a search of a primary backer for 2015. Several associate sponsors have come forward to help but that big backer is still being sought, and that scenario is still plaguing the entire IndyCar series. Scott Dixon was on hand at the IndyCar booth to discuss 2015 and that fact that long time backer, Target, had cut back its sponsorship role at Target Chip Ganassi Racing from two cars, down to just one, his for 2015. The Target car driven by Tony Kanaan in 2014 will be sponsored by NTT Data in 2015. Ganassi Racing had four cars in 2014 and now have three firmed up for 2015. They are still trying to put together a deal for a fourth entry for either returning Ryan Brisco or perhaps Sage Karan, the 2013 Indy Lights champion who finished 10th in this year’s Indy 500 in a car that had help from Ganassi Racing. So what do know so far for 2015? Chevrolet has indicated that they would prefer to have 12 full time entries in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series. We know that Team Penske is full and will feature four cars for defending series champion Will Power, Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya and Simon Pagenaud. Ganassi has three of his four teams ready; Sarah Fisher Hartman Carpenter Racing has two and although KV Racing Technologies has yet to announce it’s driver lineup it is expected to have two cars when the green flag drops on the 2015 season in March in Brazil. Sebastien Bourdais is said to be a lock to return to the team but no official word as yet. That is 11 confirmed with the 12th and final slot at Chevrolet to go to the fourth Ganassi when it comes together. Honda has indicated its preference to do 10 cars but is open to 11 depending on what transpires in the coming few months. Honda has three cars confirmed from Andretti Autosports, and two from A.J. Foyt Racing. In 2014 Honda supported the teams of Schmidt Peterson and Dale Coyne Racing and they are expected to field two cars each but at this time only Schmidt Peterson has announced a driver for one of the two, James Hinchcliffe, who comes to the team from Andretti Autosports. It is also expected that Rahal will be the 10th supported team, the 11th will come if the Andretti group can put together sponsorship for a fourth team, the number they had this past season. Each Manufacturer has indicated that they will expand engine deals for the Indianapolis 500 above what they will do for the regular season and for the 2015 Indy 500 we known of three confirmed deals: Bryan Herta Autosport for Jay Howard: Lazier Partners Racing for Buddy Lazier; and Byrd Racing for Bryan Clauson. None of these one-off Indy 500 deals has announced a sponsor yet along an engine deal. In 2014 22 cars came to the grid for each of the Verizon IndyCar series races other than the Indy 500. I had hoped that number to grow for 2015 but it looks as though the manufacturers are calling the shots and perhaps we will see just one more car in 2015 unless some bug money people come forward and convince either Chevrolet or Honda to expand upon their parameters. If have 23 season long competitors and now three additional for the Indy 500, it looks as though 33 is still a far ways off for the 500. As far as drivers with hopes of a 2015 ride in the series we have: Brisco, Karam, Justin Wilson, Stefan Wilson, JR Hildebrand, Luca Filippi as well Conor Daly, Alexander Rossi, and other drivers from the Indy Light series that are also out trying to find sponsorship money that can put them in one of the available cars. Time is running out, March is not that far away and much is still needed to be done to firm up the series for 2015. NOTES: A.J. Foyt, four time Indianapolis 500 champion and current Verizon IndyCar team owner survived yet another brush with death but this time it was not on a race track or on his ranch it was in Baylor-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, Texas. On November 12th Foyt had triple heart bypass surgery and although the surgery was successful Foyt developed serious complications with his lungs. He was kept on a ventilator for eight days to allow his lungs to recover full functionality. 10 days in the ICU was followed by 10 additional days in the hospital finally being released from the hospital on December 2nd. Foyt, who will turn 80 in January, credits the doctors and staff at Baylor-St. Luke’s for saving his life. 2015 will be a new beginning for the Indy Lights series. It will feature a new car, the Dallara IL-15 and a new engine supplier, Mazda. The series had used the same chassis and engines for several years and this change was long over due and it is hoped to attract more cars and drivers in the series that is the final step in racing the Indianapolis 500. Mazda now provides engines and backing along the entire route to the 500. Starting with USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda to the Pro-Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires to the 2015 Indy Lights presented by Cooper tires drivers and teams will deal with only Mazda as they advance their careers toward the 500. Shelby Blackstock will graduate from the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires to the Indy Lights series in 2015 in a car provided by Andretti Autosports. Shelby is the son of music icon Reba McEntire and has recorded one victory in his two Pro Mazda seasons. Double points will again be awarded for the big three events in the 2015 season: The Indianapolis 500 and the races at Pocono Raceway and Auto Club Speedway in Fontana to spice up the race for the 2015 championship. Standing starts have been taken out of the equation for 2015. The Push to Pass Button returns for all street and road course events in 2015. Testing on the new “Aero Packages” that are designed by Chevrolet and Honda for their respective entries will commence in March and will be on the cars for the North American debut in March. The Brazil race will feature the regular configurations. I can’t wait to see these packages that will offer the fans more opportunities to distinguish the cars from each other and perhaps provide the competitive “edge” that will give that particular manufacture the “upper hand” all season long. 2015 will provide a host of information and you can read all about here at Bronco’s Pit Stop. In the meantime here’s wishing everyone a Joyous Holiday Season and a Great 2015! :: continue »

Jim Sauter, Jr. Earns Best Finish of the Season at Marshfield
Jim Sauter's crew goes to work on his racecar Saturday at Marshfield Motor Speedway. Sauter family photo.September 9th 2014 - Tomah, WI (9/ 9 /2014)- Jim Sauter, Jr. of Tomah, WI started in the ninth spot Saturday night in the 100-lap main event at Marshfield Motor Speedway in Marshfield, WI. In no time at all he jumped into :: continue »

HUNTER-REAY PUTS AN AMERICAN BACK IN VICTORY LANE AT INDY
Photo/Brady Whitesel (BroncosPitstop.com)May 25th 2014 - INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Ryan Hunter-Reay nipped Helio Castroneves by .0600 of a second to win the second closest Indianapolis 500 in history as a late race caution set up a scramble that had the crowd on :: continue »

Photo/Brady Whitesel - BroncosPitstop.comMay 23rd 2014 - INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Almost non-existent in practices leading up to qualifying for the 98th Indianapolis 500 Tony Kanaan, the defending Indy 500 champion was fastest when it counted today at the Indianapolis :: continue »

CARPENTER WINS FAST NINE SHOOTOUT TO CAPTURE HIS SECOND STRAIGHT INDY 500 POLE
Photo/Brady WhiteselMay 18th 2014 - INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: What had to the most stressful two days of qualifying in Indianapolis 500 history ended the same way it did last May when Ed Carpenter snared the pole away from his fellow Fast :: continue »

CARPENTER ON PROVISIONAL POLE IN A DRAMATIC OPENING DAY OF QUALIFYING AT INDY
Photo/Brady WhiteselMay 17th 2014 - INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: It was the intent of the management of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to put more excitement into qualifications for the Indianapolis 500, after day one, it worked! A continuous :: continue »

Ed Carprenter on Track /Photo by Steve BurzynskiMay 17th 2014 - INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: For the fifth straight day rain plagued practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway curtailing the much needed practice time for qualifications for the 98th running of the Indianapolis :: continue »

HUNTER-REAY, VISO, PAGENAUD AND CASTRONEVES PACE INDY 500 PRACTICE DAYS
INDY 500 fans enjoy the speeds in practice. Photo/Steve BurzynskiMay 16th 2014 - INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA May 15, 2014: The second through fifth days of practice for the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway produced escalating speeds as teams honed their cars in for qualifications :: continue »

PAGENAUD WINS INAUGURAL GRAND PRIX OF INDIANAPOLIS IN DRAMATIC FASHION
photo: BroncosPitstop.com/Brady WhiteselMay 10th 2014 - INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA May 10, 2014: "Pretty Cool, Pretty Cool” oozed from the mouth of Frenchman Simon Pagenaud as he stood in victory lane today after winning the first Verizon Indy Car Series event :: continue »

INDY 500 ENTRIES AT 32 WITH MANN, HUERTAS AND KARAM IN THE FIELD
#63 Susan G Komen IndyCar - Pippa Mann(driver) Dale Coyne (Owner) - Photo by Brady WhiteselMay 4th 2014 - WEST BEND, WISCONSIN May 4, 2014: With practice for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 set to begin in earnest on Monday May 12th the field grew to 32 this week with the entries of Pippa Mann, :: continue »

POWER, CONWAY & HUNTER-REAY WIN OPENING VERIZON INDYCAR RACES MONTH OF MAY AT INDIANAPOLIS NEXT
April 28th 2014 - WEST BEND, WISCONSIN April 27, 2014: The competitiveness of the 2013 Verizon IndyCar Series has carried over to 2014 with three different winners in the first three races contested this year and sets :: continue »

KURT BUSCH SET FOR INDY, VERIZON TO SPONSOR INDYCAR
March 17th 2014 - WEST BEND, WISCONSIN March 14, 2014: A somewhat "quiet off-season for the IndyCar series and the Indianapolis 500 went full throttle in the past ten days with a series of "major announcements that will :: continue »

Ryan Dalziel and Alex Popow Defended their 2012 Win
July 29th 2013 - View Race Photos Starworks Motorsports drivers Ryan Dalziel and Alex Popow defended their 2012 win at the Grand Am Rolex Brickyard Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Friday evening, scoring their :: continue »

Grand-Am Invades Indy Road Course
July 25th 2013 - View all Photos Here Grand-Am cars invade Indianapolis Motor Speedway to take on the road course in two races. Friday (7-26-2013) 2-4:30 p.m. Brickyard Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) Race (Timed, 2.5 hours); and 5:30-8:30 p.m. Brickyard Grand Prix (Rolex Series) Race (Timed, three hours). :: continue »

The Fourth Turn - Keselowski Wins!
September 16th 2012 - Racing in Chicago has a storied history going back to the fabled Roby Speedway, Soldiers Field, Meadowdale Raceway and Chicago Motor Speedway.What all of those tracks have in common, however, is that they :: continue »

The Fourth Turn
September 5th 2012 - Weve written quite a bit lately about the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, and especially their event at Madison International Speedway just over a week ago. But there is something that needs :: continue »

The Fourth Turn
Credits: Getty ImagesAugust 24th 2012 - It was two seasons ago when the NASCAR Nationwide Series made its debut at Road Americas four-mile road course that winds through the Kettle Moraine hills and valleys in Elkhart Lake, WI. A large crowd :: continue »

The Fourth Turn
August 7th 2012 - In this, the 60th season of ARCA (Automobile Racing Club of America) racing, the circuit, dubbed The Worlds Most Versatile Touring Series, will sanction 20 events on 18 tracks as it celebrates six decades :: continue »

New Sites and Sounds as Grand Am Puts on a Wet Show at Brickyard
July 27th 2012 - by Paul Gohde - July 27, 2012 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Speedway, IndianaRolex GRAND-AM Brickyard Grand Prix:Looking more like a NASCAR short track race at times, Sebastien Bourdais and Alex Popow :: continue »

The Fourth Turn
July 27th 2012 - NASCAR news to begin a busy weekend centered-around the well-kept secret that Chevrolet would compete in the Nationwide Series in 2013 with its Camaro nameplate.Ford competes in the series with its Mustang :: continue »

The Fourth Turn
July 23rd 2012 - An experiment is taking place in Indianapolis this week that could one day determine the future of the Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race.For the first time since the IROC Series ran there in 2003, there will :: continue »

The Fourth Turn
July 16th 2012 - Racing has been getting its share of newspaper space in the past few weeks, but not all of the news has come from action on the race track.As we know, NASCAR has suspended Penske Racing driver A.J.Allmendinger :: continue »

The Fourth Turn
July 6th 2012 - With the Independence Day holiday now over, attention shifts back to the track as both NASCAR and IndyCar return to action, while Rolex Grand Am begins testing for its debut at Indianapolis. Lets take :: continue »

FRANCHITTI & DIXON FAST IN CARB DAY TUNE-UP FOR THE INDIANAPOLIS 500, GUERRIERI WINS EXCITING FREEDOM 100
May 26th 2012 - INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA May 25, 2012: Target Chip Ganassi team drivers Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon paced the traditional carb day practice session for the cars of IZOD Indy Car Series which was the :: continue »

* NEW PHOTO ALBUM * 2012 Indy 500 Qualification Weekend
May 21st 2012 - Brady Whitesel, Bronco's Pitstop staff photographer, battled the hot sun to provide BPS fans with a unique look at qualifications for the 2012 running of the Indianapolis 500 mile race.Qualification weekend :: continue »

FIELD COMPLETE FOR THE INDIANAPOLIS 500
Photo by  Brady Whitesel - BroncosPitstop.comMay 20th 2012 - INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA May 20, 2012: With only 33 engine programs available for the Indianapolis 500 this year todays bump day qualifications was somewhat anticlimactic but none-the-less the teams had :: continue »

PRELUDE TO INDY 500 QUALIFICATIONS
Photo by  Brady Whitesel - BroncosPitstop.comMay 19th 2012 - INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA May 18, 2012: For the first time since 1998 I have not had to use the word rain in any my stories preceding qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 and it could not have come at :: continue »

HONDA CHEVROLET BATTLES DISINTEGRATES AS BRISCOE TAKES INDIANAPOLIS 500 POLE FROM HINCHCLIFFE IN SHOOTOUT BY INCHES
Photo by  Brady Whitesel - BroncosPitstop.comMay 19th 2012 - INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA May 19, 2012: The Chevrolet contingent of the Indy Racing League cried foul when the Honda engines were given a perceived advantage with the granting of a change to the cover of their :: continue »

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW (VIDEO) WITH MARIO ANDRETTI
Steve Burzynski of Bronco's Pitstop with Mario Andretti - Photo by Brady Whitesel - BroncosPitstop.comMay 18th 2012 - Steve Burzynski of Bronco's Pitstop got the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interview a racing legend, Mario Andretti. The focus of the interview was the Indy Racing Experience 2-seater rides that Mario :: continue »

Penske Drivers Dominate as Castroneves and Power Post Wins
April 3rd 2012 - View All Photos HereThe eagerly anticipated 2012 Indy Racing League series got under way two weeks ago in St. Petersburg, Florida with the running of the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.The event was :: continue »

Barrichello Joins the Indy Racing League
March 5th 2012 - The month of March is here and the opening the 2012 Indy Car Racing Season is just 24 days away with the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg set for Sunday March 25th in St. Petersburg, Florida and much :: continue »

Milwaukee Back on the Indy Car Circuit
March 5th 2012 - I admit to being very cautious when I first heard all the rumors about Milwaukee getting another chance to prove itself when it comes to Indy Car Racing. First the Indy Racing Leagues president Randy :: continue »

2011 A Season of High and Lows
December 31st 2011 - By: Mark W. Theisen WEST BEND, WISCONSIN December 29, 2011: This time last year I was eagerly awaiting the 2011 Indianapolis 500 which was the 100th Anniversary running of the Greatest Spectacle in Auto :: continue »

I'm Still Here!
December 1st 2011 - Hey Bronco's Pit Stop fans...I am still here! Just a little bit busy, with work, work, sports, coaching, hunting and life! I was glad to see Tony Stewart win the NASCAR Title, and Jimmy Mars win the :: continue »

Cole Cropp racing in the 125cc Junior Wings Class
August 19th 2011 - Thunder Hill Speedway, Menomonie, WI Story By BRONCOOn Saturday, August 13th, I took my son's Carson and Cooper to see their friend, Cole Cropp, age 11 of Menomonie, race his winged cart at Thunder Hill :: continue »

Reader's Stories and Photos Requested
July 1st 2011 - By Jim BRONCO Gorecki, Cedar Falls, WI

WELCOME to Summer! Warm weather is finally here, so there is some racing happening. So I am asking the BPS readers', "WHAT IS YOUR STORY?"

What makes you ::
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Sharing the Race Experience with Christian
Hauler in Milwaukee by Christian GoreckiJune 30th 2011 - WITH THE MILWAUKEE MILE BACK ON THE SCHEDULE, THOUGHT I'D SHARE THIS AGAIN - BRONCO

By James J. Gorecki
www.BroncosPitstop.com

May 31, 2009
The Milwaukee Mile
Wisconsin State Fair Park, West Allis, ::
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My Name is Brad Ellingson, and This is My Story
June 1st 2011 - EDITOR'S NOTE: THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST STORIES IN RACING CIRCLES THAT I HAVE READ...IT IS WORTH POSTING AGAIN. - BRONCO

I have been around racing since 1973. My dad raced a Titan MK6 Ford (open wheel). ::
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Once a Marine...
FREEDOM TO RACE - Steve Thomas, BPS File PhotoApril 11th 2011 - EVERY ONE IN A WHILE, I GET AN E-MAIL THAT REALLY IMPACTS ME. I WANT TO SHARE THIS ON WITH ALL MY FELLOW MARINES - SEMPER FI - BRONCO

As I came out of the supermarket that sunny day, pushing my cart of
groceries towards my car, I saw an old man with the hood of his car up and a
lady sitting inside the car, with the door open.

The old man was looking at the engine. I put my groceries away in my car,
and continued to watch the old gentleman from about twenty-five feet away.

I saw a young man in his early twenties with a grocery bag in his arm
walking towards the old man. The old gentleman saw him coming too, and took a few steps towards him.

I saw the old gentleman point to his open hood and say something. The young
man put his grocery bag into what looked like a brand new Cadillac Escalade.

He then turned back to the old man. I heard him yell at the old gentleman saying:

'You shouldn't even be allowed to drive a car at your age.' And then with a wave of his hand, he got in his car and peeled rubber out of the
parking lot.

I saw the old gentleman pull out his handkerchief, and mop his brow as he
went back to his car and again looked at the engine.



He then went to his wife and spoke with her; he appeared to tell her it
would be okay. I had seen enough, and I approached the old man. He saw me coming and stood straight, and as I got near him Isaid, 'Looks like you're having a problem.'

He smiled sheepishly, and quietly nodded his head. I looked under the hood
myself, and knew that whatever the problem was, it was beyond me.

Looking around, I saw a gas station up the road, and I told the old man
that I would be right back. I drove to the station and went I inside. I saw
three attendants working on cars.

I approached one of them, and related the problem the old man had with his
car. I offered to pay them if they could follow me back down and help him.

The old man had pushed the heavy car under the shade of a tree and appeared
to be comforting his wife. When he saw us he straightened up and thanked me for my help. As the mechanics diagnosed the problem (overheated
engine), I spoke with the old gentleman.

When I shook hands with him earlier, he had noticed my Marine Corps ring and had commented about it, telling me that he had been a Marine too. I nodded and asked the usual question, 'What outfit did you serve with?'

He had mentioned that he served with the first Marine Division at Tarawa,
Saipan, Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal

....

He had hit all the big ones and retired from the Corps after the war was
over. As we talked, we heard the car engine come on and saw the mechanics
lower the hood. They came over to us as the old man reached for his wallet,
but was stopped by me. I told him I would just put the bill on my AAA card.

He still reached for the wallet and handed me a card that I assumed had his
name and address on it and I stuck it in my pocket. We all shook hands all
around again, and I said my goodbye's to his wife.

I then told the two mechanics that I would follow them back up to the
station.

Once at the station, I told them that they had interrupted their own jobs
to come along with me and help the old man. I said I wanted to pay for the
help, but they refused to charge me.

One of them pulled out a card from his pocket, looking exactly like the card
the old man had given to me. Both of the men told me then that they were
Marine Corps Reserves. Once again we shook hands all around and as I was
leaving, one of them told me I should look at the card the old man had given
to me. I said I would and drove off.

For some reason I had gone about two blocks, when I pulled over and took the
card out of my pocket and looked at it for a long, long time.

The name of the old gentleman was on the card in golden leaf and under his
name was written: 'Congressional Medal of Honor Society.'

I sat there motionless, looking at the card and reading it over and over. I
looked up from the card and smiled to no one but myself and marveled that on
this day, four Marines had all come together because one of us needed help.
He was an old man all right, but it felt good to have stood next to greatness and courage, and an honor to have been in his presence. Remember, OLD men like him gave you FREEDOM for America . Thanks to those who served and still serve, and to all of those who supported them,and who continue to support them. America is not at war. The U.S. Military is at war. America is at the Mall.

If you don't stand behind our troops, PLEASE feel free to stand in front
of them! Remember, Freedom isn't Free. Thousands have paid the price, so that you can enjoy what you have today. ::
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A little something for Chevy fans!
UW Stout Auto Show - Spring 2008 - BPS File photoFebruary 1st 2011 - Menomonie, WI - Snow on the ground, thoughts turn to warmer days ahead! - BRONCO

When Ford introduced the Mustang in 1964 there was no immediate reaction from General Motors, but by August of '64, just ::
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With Racing Over...It is Hunting Time
Roger, Christian, River and Brent inspect the 6 pointer. - By BroncoDecember 1st 2010 - WELL - I'M A WRITER, SO I'LL SHARE THIS WITH YOU- BRONCO

Deer hunting - More than 'Luck'

By JIM GORECKI
For THE NEWS

LUCK, WI

This is not your average article about deer hunting in Wisconsin, ::
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BPS Welcomes HALAMA SYNTHETICS
Bronco's Pit Stop file photo, Red Cedar 2008November 2nd 2010 - We want to welcome our newest advertiser to Broncos's Pit Stop, HALAMA SYNTHETICS. Based out of Menomonie, WI, Dave and Sue Halama are your Authorized AmsOil Dealers in western Wisconsin. For your synthetic lubricants and other AmsOil Products, contact them at Phone: 715-308-2312. Check out their link on side banner ad on the right side of the BPS Home Page. :: continue »

Steve Ward photoApril 22nd 2010 - Mark Donohue Reunion 2010 To Be Celebrated At Road America - July 15-18
by Steve Zautke
4/6/2010

Unfair Advantage Racing and Road America,announce the Mark Donohue Reunion 2010, to be held at Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, on July 15-18 in conjunction with the Kohler International Classic vintage event.

The Reunion will celebrate the cars and career of an American racing legend, with a paddock display of many of the most famous cars raced by Mark Donohue. Confirmed cars include: the 1972 Indy-winning McLaren-Offy; the '73 Eagle- Offy Indy car; the 1972 Can-Am dominating L&M Porsche 917-10; the 1973 Can-Am champion Sunoco Porsche 917-30; all of the Donohue-driven, Penske Racing, Camaros and Javelins from the Trans-Am in the 1960s and early 1970s; the Ferrari 275 LM that Donohue co-drove with Walter Hansgen in the 1965 Sebring 12 hour; the Sunoco LolaT70 coupe that won the 1969 Daytona 24 Hour race driven by Donohue and Chuck Parsons; and the Lola T70 Spyder which brought Donohue the 1967 United States Road Racing Championship; the First National City Traveler Checks Penske PC-1 which was Donohue's last F1 car.

Many of Mark's teammates from Penske Racing will be attending,including Karl Kainhofer, Indy Hall-of-Fame crew chief; John "Woody" Woodard, crew chief on the Porsche 917-10 and 917-30; Ron Fournier, Trans-Am builder; Chuck Cantwell, team manager; Don Cox, Penske engineer; and Judy Stropus, Penske timer and scorer. Another highlight will be a release of a new book "Mark Donohue: His Life in Photographs."Argetsinger will be Master of Ceremonies at a Mark Donohue Tribute breakfast on Sunday morning, July 18. ::
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If you don't agree with this, keep voting Democrats in.
Burzy with Carl Edwards at ORP...BPS PhotoApril 19th 2010 - OK- Totally political, but if you are a race fan, beware that there are people out there that want to shut ALL racing down. You all should share this with others in your racing circles! You know where :: continue »

Wisconsin Champ To Be Inducted
March 3rd 2010 - REMEMBER THE "UNDERBIRD"? - BRONCO

Racing luminaries Dale Armstrong, Joie Chitwood, Alan Kulwicki, Jeremy McGrath, Ken Squier, Jerry Titus and Rich Vogler will be inducted into the Motorsports Hall ::
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Words to Work By
January 19th 2010 - BPS READERS - THIS IS FROM A BUSINESS ASSOCIATE OF MINE IN THE ENGINE BUSINESS. GOOD WORDS TO FOLLOW - BRONCO

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Dear James,

The New Year is here ::
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German F1 Star Returns
December 25th 2009 - Here is a Christmas present for Michael Schumacher fans! - BRONCO

German firm welcome back their former 'apprentice'
After weeks of speculation Mercedes confirmed on Wednesday that Michael Schumacher ::
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VW Bus FOUND!
AP PhotoNovember 6th 2009 - I HAD ONE OF THESE IN HIGH SCHOOL (MILWAUKEE TECH 1983)...MY FRIEND PETE BUDNEY CALLED IT THE "MAGIC BUS", AFTER 'THE WHO' SONG OF THE SAME NAME! - BRONCO

SPOKANE, Wash. - A Volkswagen van stolen 35 ::
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Buell Brand No-More
From buell.com galleryOctober 15th 2009 - **AS A FORMER BUELL EMPLOYEE - THIS REALLY BREAKS MY HEART - BRONCO

Harley-Davidson To Cut Buell Line, 180 Jobs in East TroyBy The Associated Press and Jay Sorgi MILWAUKEE

Harley-Davidson has announced ::
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FOR SALE
September 25th 2009 - At Bronco's pitstop, we do have a classified section...but this beauty needs to be shown on the main page! If any readers are looking to sell something racing related, please contact me. At this point, :: continue »

Women in Racing
Used with permission, Racerchicks.comSeptember 9th 2009 - The role of women in motorsports has changed dramatically in the last decade. Check out the website dedicated to the ladies behind the wheel, \"Racer Chicks\". - BRONCO

Racerchicks.com is the vision of racing enthusiast Nika. She welcomes feedback and discussion and firmly believes this is not her website but yours. Our mission: to provide a forum for women in or interested in the automotive and motor sports industry. ::
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Bronco's Pitstop @ Indianapolis Motor Speedway
July 28th 2009 - Braden Jones represented Bronco's Pitstop at the 16th annual Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. Click Here to look at the photo gallery of the day. Also, here is a short video that recaps the race and post-race press conferences. Enjoy! -Bronco var smJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://streamotor.imavex.com" : "http://www.streamotor.com"); document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + smJsHost + "/FLVPlayer_vx.x/swfobject.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + smJsHost + "/27747e8b8a6ef69663af69a4fff03fb3_vx.xplayer.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); :: continue »

Fun Reading For Motorheads!
July 17th 2009 - You may want to check out Car Domain...but be aware, you maybe on the site for hours! - BRONCO :: continue »

What is happening to my track?
Roy Schmidt Photo...will there be more?July 14th 2009 - THE MILWAUKEE MILE NEEDS HELP
By Jim "Bronco" Gorecki, Editor

West Allis, WI - The Milwaukee Mile, my track, the place where I grew up with racing, is in trouble. The Saturday, August 29 Wisconsin ::
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Announcement from the Webmaster
July 9th 2009 - FYI - New http://BroncosPitStop.com website coming soon. We hope to have it launched within the next couple weeks. Stay plugged in. :)-BURZY :: continue »

VICTORY ON THE TRACK; VICTORY IN LIFE
May 24th 2009 - Written by: Steve BurzynskiI typically tell my stories visually through the camera lens, but I have such a new respect and appreciation for Helio Castoneves, this years winner of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, that I just cant keep silent.I first saw Helio at the track the second weekend of qualifying and immediately said to myself, this looks like a guy who has been through a struggle. Of course he was his ever-friendly, jovial and smiley self, but it was obvious he had lost a fair amount of weight and you could see how the last year had effected him.I dont want to make this a political article, but suffice it to say, I was so overjoyed and relieved when Helio came out of the IRS lynching free and clear of any wrong doing.I use the term lynching because that is exactly what it was. They have the power to ruin peoples lives and reputations, even when they are 100% innocent.It angered me to see so much of the main-stream media jump right on the lynch-train and write negative and scarring articles. Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? It just doesnt exist, especially with the class-warfare our main-stream media has created. Its gotten to the point where if someone makes millions of dollars and the IRS brings a charge against them, then they are automatically guilty. What a pitiful state we are in when the main-stream media fuels such envy and jealousy toward people who have risen to the top of their game, sacrificed everything (literally everything) and shine like the sun.We should be praising people like Helio. Not only for this great victory today at the Indy 500, but also because of what he has accomplished in life.After todays race I was able to shake Helios hand and congratulate him on a great victory. In my mind, I was congratulating him for much more than todays win at the 2009 Indy 500.EOS :: continue »

Bronco's Welcomes Irondale Motorsports
Carson shows off his new 125CC ATV!May 11th 2009 - Cedar Falls, WI - Cedar Falls is home of Bronco's Pitstop, and the home of Irondale Motorsports. Irondale Motorsports specializes in kids and youth ATV's. As our newest advertiser, we'd like to thank them for choosing to be part of "The Pit Stop". Please check out their web link. FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! Give 'em a call at (715)-308-5077, or JUST CLICK on the ATV on the right side of the home page!-BRONCO

Irondale Motorsports is a full service ATV dealer specializing in youth and teenage size ATV's. Our goal is to provide our customers with the most reliable and affordable ATV's available.

Irondale Motorsports is proud to sell the Coolster line of ATV's. Every ATV we sell is throughly inspected prior to being ready for customer sale. We back our ATV's with one of the best warranties in the business.

Irondale Motorsports also stocks a wide selection of parts to get you back on the trail as quick as possible.

Please check out the rest of our web page to see what we have to offer.

Thank you for considering Irondale Motorsports for your ATV purchase.
Check out the 2009 models!!

We have been in business since 2005. During that time we have grown from selling a few ATVs a month to being one of the largest ATV dealers in the area. We contribute this to the excellent value our customers recieve from the ATV's we offer. ::
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Racing Round-Up...25th Year
Marco at Milwaukee in '07...Bronco PhotoApril 9th 2009 - The Racing Round Up Show Launches 25th Season Monday, April 13

A New Start Time of 7:00 p.m. In Store For Live Weekly Motorsports Radio Program



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Oh what was in Pewaukee, Wisconsin!
Jerry Hansen & Bud Classerath, Mike Odell photoDecember 22nd 2008 - EDITOR NOTE: For nearly ten years, I lived in Pewaukee, just 1 mile from this old racetrack site, and never new it. Even my brother Mike never heard of it, and that is saying something! I now live 300 :: continue »

CTF Conversions takes hobby on the road
Rod and George Brewe, known as the Brewe Crew in racing circles, stand by an early stage of what will become a CTF toter vehicle designed to haul race cars and crews to racing venues. November 22nd 2008 - EDITOR'S NOTE! After a fire, CTF is no longer in business. Last I heard, Rod was still involved in racing, now residing in SE Wisconsin.-BRONCO by Jim GoreckiIts no stretch at all to say that people :: continue »

Tech Specs: Sprint Cars - Old vs. Modern
July 26th 2008 - In our "Tech Specs" section we take a look at the difference between old and modern sprint cars. The stats are amazing.

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Burning up the rubber...drifting
Toyota Supra in drifting exhibition in Atlanta in 2005.July 21st 2008 - Call me old school, my kids just call me old, but I thought the idea in racing was to SAVE YOUR TIRES?! This whole drifting thing just has passed me by. I understand it takes some skill to maintain :: continue »

Roy Schmidt Photos from Milwaukee Mile 2008 - NASCAR
June 22nd 2008 - BroncosPitstop.com is fortunate to have all of the people who contribute to the content. We are so honored to have a professional photographer and racing enthusiast like Roy Schmidt to submit outstanding action shots from The Milwaukee Mile and other venues.

CLICK HERE to see Roy Schmidt photos from the NASCAR weekend at the Milwaukee Mile on June 20th and 21st, 2008. ::
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If you love freedom, PLEASE READ!
April 22nd 2008 - I received this e-mail...you may have seen it before. The next time you are at a race or sporting event, think of this during the National Anthem. FREEDOM IS THE GREATEST THING WE HAVE! - BRONCO

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CATERPILLAR POWERS NASCAR EVENTS
April 14th 2008 - Editor's note: My "real job" consists of representing Caterpillar and the Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Dealer, FABCO Cat. I work for the Power Systems Division, (FABCO Power Systems), all over northwest :: continue »

These Badgers are Number 1!
Photo by A. Wong, University of TorontoMarch 24th 2008 - The Team: FOOTBALL BADGERS, BASKETBALL BADGERS, HOCKEY BADGERS, AND NOW RACING BADGERS!! The UW Madison Formula SAE racing team is dedicated to the design, fabrication, marketing, and racing of a small :: continue »

Great Merchandise, Great Gifts, Great Cause
RACING FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS! GET YOUR PITSTOP GEAR HERE!

By Jim Gorecki
The CJ3 Racing Group
Cedar Falls, Wisconsin
editor@BroncosPitstop.com
www.BroncosPitstop.com

For the Special Children Center
Hudson, Wisconsin

Racing for SPECIAL KIDS! Thanks to all that have contributed, or purchased some items from the online store. (New logo items are available!)

I am on a mission to help out the Special Children Center in Hudson, Wisconsin. This center specializes in therapies to help children with special needs. (cerebral palsy, head trauma, autism, attention deficit disorder, sensory defensiveness, sensory integrative dysfunction ) The center has helped children in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, and the Dakotas. I have personally seen the life changing experiences that many children and families have benefited from.

BroncosPitstop.com, and the internet racing community and people of West-Central Wisconsin, Eastern Minnesota, along with corporate sponsors, local business, and individuals are all contributing to this worthy cause.

There are a few different options to contribute:

1. Check or money order to SPECIAL CHILDREN CENTER
Mail to: C/O The CJ3 Racing Group
E5676 695th Ave.
Menomonie, WI 54751


2. Purchase any official merchandise from www.BroncosPitstop.com (ONLINE STORE), and 100% to proceeds will be automatically donated to the center.


3. Donation Jar in your business.

Any questions, concerns, comments, please contact me.

Thank you,

BRONCO ::
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Why are people brand loyal?
Early CaterpillarFebruary 11th 2008 - Whether it is motorcycles, automobiles, engines, tractors, beer, sodas...or even antique equipment, people become brand loyal. We all know someone that is, maybe it is you. It is this reason, (or mabye :: continue »

Wooden Wonders
John JonesFebruary 11th 2008 - NOW THIS MAN IS A TRUE CRAFTSMAN! - Bronco

In the back water country of the New Zealand town of Whangamata, John Jones receives mail from all over New Zealand, Australia and America. John Jones makes ::
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Crashing is BAD!
February 4th 2008 - Special Thanks to Jerry Thoms of Wilson, Wisconsin for sending this in. Sometimes motorycycle racing is not all it is cracked up to be. There is something to be said about these bike "pilots"...like maybe they are a bit crazy! - BRONCO :: continue »

My Lucky day at The Mile
Over The Wall at Milwaukee  By BroncoDecember 19th 2007 - By Jim Gorecki
BroncosPitstop.com

June 3, 2007
The Milwaukee Mile
Wisconsin State Fair Park, West Allis, WI

As far as race fans go, most would like to sit in the stands so they can see the finish ::
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She really is a GIRLY girl
Danica at Milwaukee - BRONCONovember 24th 2007 - ***Even my wife teases me, "Your girlfriend is on TV again", refering to Danica Patrick. Hey, she is cute, but I really am pulling for her. This coming season, with many drivers leaving the IRL, she'll :: continue »

Just keep the old cars rolling!!
Ahh, is this heaven?November 24th 2007 - Vintage Racing:
The Sport Racing the way it used to be
by Harold Pace / autoMedia.com

In many ways, today's racing is undoubtedly safer than in the past, but in other, less tangible ways it ::
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Why DO We Race?
Newman/Haas car out to Qualify in Milwaukee, June 2006 Roy Schmidt PhotoNovember 23rd 2007 - Jim Gorecki
The CJ3 Racing Group
Cedar Falls, Wisconsin
editor@BroncosPitstop.com
www.BroncosPitstop.com

DatelineRace Tracks Around the World
(or in this case, Menomonie, Wisconsin)

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