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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 »

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 »

SAAVEDRA WINS POLE FOR GRAND PRIX OF INDIANAPOLIS AS HUNTER-REAY SPINS
photo: BroncosPitstop.com/Brady WhiteselMay 9th 2014 - INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA May 9, 2014: One of the more promising drivers coming up through the ranks of the Verizon IndyCar Series, Sebastian Saavedra, continued to build on his resume by capturing the pole :: continue »

BPS Coverage of GP of Indianapolis
May 9th 2014 - Bronco's Pitstop will be covering all of the events during the Month of May at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Mark W. Theisen, a long time contributor to this website as well as a long time columnist :: 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 »

The Fourth Turn
September 5th 2012 - We’ve 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 America’s four-mile road course that winds through the Kettle Moraine hills and valleys in Elkhart Lake, WI. A large crowd :: continue »

HUNTER-REAY WINS MILWAUKEE INDYFEST 225
June 16th 2012 - WEST ALLIS, WISCONSIN June 16, 2012: One thing the new Dallara DW-12 chassis has done this year is put the “driving” back into the IZOD IndyCar series and that fact was very evident this afternoon :: 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 today’s “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 »

MIDWEST IGNITE MIDGETS GEAR UP FOR COLUMBUS MAY 12; RANKINE #1 AT GAS CITY
May 4th 2012 - Ross Rankine of Willard, Ohio will lead the Midgets Ignite Ethanol Fuel Midget Srires to Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway May 12 after leading all 20 laps to win Friday night’s feature at the Gas City (Ind.) :: continue »

SURPRISE! IT'S SPENCER AT THE PAS!
May 2nd 2012 - SURPRISE! IT’S SPENCER AT THE PAS!
SURPRISE! IT’S SPENCER AT THE PAS!

Perris, CA……..Mike Spencer of Temecula, Calif. sped to another AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint car victory at Perris Auto Speedway Saturday ::
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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 »

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 »

Wisconing Racing takes 3rd Place at 2011 Formula SAE California
July 21st 2011 - Dear Sponsors,On the third weekend in June, Wisconsin Racing was again able to put the talents of the WR-211 on display, this time in the sunshine of Southern California. Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, :: continue »

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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PHOTO GALLERIES GALORE!
Photo by Roy Schmidt, BPS File PhotoMay 17th 2011 - Be sure to check out our many photo galleries.
Under QUICK LINKS on the left, select Photo Gallery, and enjoy the photos.

If you would like to submit some photos, contact me at Editor@BroncosPitstop.com LOOKING FOR NEW AND OLD/VINTAGE PHOTOS TOO!

Thanks...Bronco ::
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Red Cedar Finally Gets Opener In!
BPS File Photo, Jimmy Mars 28, By Chris BurbackMay 8th 2011 - Posted By Jim Gorecki
Editor of www.BroncosPitStop.com
Cedar Falls, WI

Mars Landing Successful In Red Cedar Speedway Opener
by Ed Reichert
5/6/2011

Menomonie WI, May 6 - The fourth attempt ::
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Eau Claire Racer Honored
BPS File photo...Chris BurbackOctober 14th 2010 - Mahder Is Whelen All-American Top Rookie
by Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
9/27/2010

Wisconsin driver wins Cedar Lake title en route to national honor

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When Chad Mahder was looking ::
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Punky Wraps up 2010 Season
BPS File photo....photo by Chris BurbackSeptember 28th 2010 - Diemel Repeats as Punky Manor Challenge of Champions Winner

By Ed Reichert, Menomonie WI, September 25 –

A.J. Diemel repeated his 2009 victory as he became a back to back winner in the Late Model ::
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HOLTZ NETS FIRST
July 6th 2010 - HOLTZ NETS FIRST CAREER SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE WIN IN KEITH'S MARINA FIRECRACKER 85!

By Dan Margetta

Slinger, Wis., July 4th” Race fans in attendance at the Slinger Super Speedway Sunday night ::
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Wallace Battles To First Slinger Win In Mothers Day Special 60
Josh Wallace - Photo by Al GrafMay 9th 2010 - By John WiedemannSlinger, WI., May 9 - With fifteen laps remaining in the Mothers Day Special60, Mike Egan and Josh Wallace ran side by side. The two remained gluedtogether until, with four laps remaining :: continue »

WISCONSIN RACE TRACKS
April 13th 2010 - ABC Raceway Ashland, WI Clay Oval

Angell Park Speedway Sun Prairie
Madison), WI Clay Oval

The Raceway at Powercom Park Beaver Dam, WIClay Oval

Calumet County Raceway Chilton, WI Clay ::
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37th Season in 2010 @ Red Cedar
Christian Gorecki photoApril 6th 2010 - 2010 Red Cedar Speedway Schedule

All race times are 6:45 pm in April and May

Friday, April 16 - 37th Annual Season Opener
Best of Show (from Car Show) Award presented

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2009 PUNKY Results
3 Wide...photo by Vince PetersonSeptember 28th 2009 - 30th Annual
Punky Manor Challenge of Champions

By Ed Reichert

Menomonie WI, Sept. 26 � A. J. Diemel, continuing his domination of area Late Model racing that started last week at the WISSOTA ::
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August 31st 2009 - Dale Prunty Shades Brother Dennis in Photo Finish to Win Leroy Meats/Kwik Trip 60

By Dan Margetta

Slinger, Wis., Aug. 30—Dale Prunty edged his brother Dennis in a photo finish to win the Leroy Meats/Kwik ::
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Red Cedar Results from August 14th
Chris Burback file photo of Craig ThatcherAugust 24th 2009 - EDITOR'S NOTE: I was on vacation with the family in Branson, MO...but I am back! - BRONCO

Thatcher, Gerth Red Cedar Speedway Champions
By Ed Reichert

Menomonie WI, August 14 � It was season ::
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WALLACE NETS SLINGER FEATURE WIN #2 IN PMF LANDSCAPE SUPPLY 60
July 6th 2009 - By Dan MargettaSlinger, Wis., June 21—Jamie Wallace held off a hard charging Michael Bilderback to capture his second super late model feature win of the season in the PMF Landscape Supply 60 Sunday night :: continue »

Mars' is OUT OF THIS WORLD
Chris Burback Photo 2009June 30th 2009 - Mars Edges Redetzke in Red Cedar
"Firecracker 40"

By Ed Reichert
Menomonie WI, July 3 � Jimmy Mars took the lead just before the halfway point and then held off a late charge by Jake Redetzke ::
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Mark Thomas wins 2nd RCS Feature
Coach T Down Low, Chris Burback photoJune 22nd 2009 - EDITOR'S NOTE: Coach T won his 2nd feature race at Red Cedar July 3rd...way to go Mark!-BRONCO

Thomas T's Up Red Cedar Speedway Foes

By Ed Reichert

Menomonie WI, June 19 Mark Thomas, coach of ::
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Slinger...the Sunday Night Track
Al Graf Photo - Lowell Bennett with Army reps and new Miss Slinger Ashly.June 15th 2009 - ENNETT TAKES TOP HONORS ON REUNION NIGHT & MISS SLINGER SPEEDWAY PAGEANT NIGHT PRESENTED BY THE U.S. ARMY AND ENDERS CONSTRUCTION AT SLINGER

By Dan Margetta

Slinger, Wis., June 14-Lowell Bennet held ::
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You Go Girl!
Thanks to Chris Burback photographyMay 6th 2009 - Red Cedar Speedway - Menomonie, WI
May 1, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS to ASHLEY HUSBY, who captured her first ever Red Cedar Pure Stock win! I had the pleasure of interviewing Ashley in the 2006 season. She has come a long way...watch out boys'! Congratulations to her parents' too. -BRONCO ::
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It's why they call him COACH T
Mike Champion photoDecember 25th 2008 - Besides being a darn good WISSOTA driver, Mark Thomas earns his living whith another passion in his life, "coaching". Since we are right in the middle to basketball season, seems appropriate to post this :: continue »

John Kaanta tops Punky Manor Challenge of Champions
September 26th 2008 - Shane Halopka came from the 17th starting spot as he shocked the rest of the Midwest modified field and energized the huge crowd on hand to highlight the opening night of the 29th annual Punky Manor Challenge :: continue »

Neil PUNKY Manor, Jr. 1953-1979
September 17th 2008 - THIS FROM THE "PUNKY MANOR RACE OF CHAMPIONS" RACE PROGRAM FOR 2008 - BRONCO By Jim GoreckiEditor of BroncosPitstop.comWelcome to the 29th Annual Punky Manor Race of Champions! This race isin honor :: continue »

IRS - Zero The Hero
July 28th 2008 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tom Arthur, PR Director
Illini Racing Series (IRS)
(815)730-1960 days (815)485-4959 evenings
victrelane@comcast.net


Orseske's Zero the Hero at Rockford

Rockford, ::
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News from O’Reilly Raceway Park
July 25th 2008 - EAST AND GURNEY VICTORIOUS IN ORP USAC PROGRAM

By: Mark W. Theisen

CLERMONT, INDIANA August 24, 2008: The United States Auto Club opened the three day 2008 Kroger Speed Fest at O’Reilly Raceway ::
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Wreckers to Checkers, Gillis and Critchett Rebuild and Win
May 25th 2008 - Morris, IL (5/25/08) After being involved in a five car crash last weekend, everyone knew it would a week of long nights in many race shops to get everybody back on the track. The time and effort was put :: continue »

UMARA Notes
Bill Freis collectionSeptember 27th 2007 - United Midget Auto Racing Association Newsletter

Join us on Saturday September 29th at Berlin Raceway for the final UMARA Points Race!

Hosted by WOMS &
Co-Sanctioned with USAC

Thank you ::
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MARS wins Punky Late Model
September 24th 2007 - Mars, Thatcher and Anderson Winners in Punky Manor Challenge of Champions

By Ed Reichert

Menomonie WI, September 22 – On a glorious Autumn evening, the Red Cedar Speedway wrapped up the 2007 racing ::
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