Joe Verdegan, Green Bay Press-Gaz.

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Past articles by Joe:

Verdegan: A veteran at 23, Jordan Bartz racks up wins in northern sportmod class

Jordan Bartz, a second-generation racer from Shawano, is in her seventh season of wheeling an IMCA northern sportmod on local dirt ovals. → Read More

Hauser makes triumphant return to the track at WIR after crash that nearly killed him

Wrightstown's Greg Hauser makes triumphant return to the track at Wisconsin International Raceway after non-racing crash nearly killed him. → Read More

Verdegan: After year off, Cody Rass returns to track without his dad and mentor

Cody Rass, a two-time sportmod champion at The Hill in Sturgeon Bay, sat out the 2018 racing season. His dad, Troy Rass, passed away last year while waiting for a liver transplant. → Read More

U.P. teen racer Cameron Clifford branches out into TUNDRA series

Cameron Clifford, 17, will leave the comforts of Norway (Mich.) Speedway to run for rookie-of-the-year honors in the TUNDRA super late model series. → Read More

Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car moves weekly racing program to Friday nights

Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car moves weekly racing program to Friday nights at Outagamie County Fairgrounds in Seymour. → Read More

141 Speedway ironman Whitman going for sixth straight IMCA modified title

Johnny Whitman is in his eighth year of racing in 141 Speedway's top weekly divisions, having missed just three nights of weekly racing since 2010. → Read More

DeGrave hammers out titles at Luxemburg, The Hill with old-school stock car

The Luxemburg street stock driver won a pair of track titles at his home track and in Sturgeon Bay with stock car he won track titles with 10 years ago. → Read More

Bernhagen teaches summer lessons at the track

Teacher Jesse Bernhagen of Stevens Point dishes out some summer racing lessons to late model drivers at Wisconsin International Raceway. → Read More

On dirt or asphalt, Francis Creek's Gregg Haese loves racing

There aren’t many race car drivers who remain competitive on both dirt and asphalt tracks in the area. Francis Creek's Gregg Haese is one of them. → Read More

Monday refuses to throw in the towel despite wreck at Kaukauna track

Appleton's Bryan Monday determined to finish out season at Wisconsin International Raceway despite a wreck that totaled his late model car. → Read More

Bonduel driver Dillion Kralovetz has history in sights at Norway Speedway

Bonduel driver Dillion Kralovetz is gunning for his historic fourth straight late model track championship at Norway (Mich.) Speedway. → Read More

Schallie a late bloomer in racing circles

Mickey Schallie coming on strong at Wisconsin International Raceway despite late start to his racing career. → Read More

After 14 years away from the track, Sturgeon Bay's Henkel gets back behind the wheel

Sturgeon Bay racer George Henkel, now 59, returns to his home track after a 14-year hiatus. → Read More

Luxemburg hall of fame inductee Freddie Davister recalls good times of 1980s racing

“Races at Luxemburg on Friday nights weren’t just races, they were a happening,” said Freddie Davister, a Luxemburg Speedway hall of fame inductee. → Read More

Throwback Dan Michonski doesn't buy speed, he builds it in IMCA stock car class

Dan Michonski, a fan favorite on his home track of Shawano Speedway, has the respect of track officials and his fellow racers. → Read More

Casey Johnson fits winning into busy racing schedule

Edgerton's Casey Johnson juggles work, family and a busy racing schedule to rack up victories on the track. → Read More

After learning curve, Denmark's Bobby Wautier off to fast start in trucks at WIR

Denmark's Bobby Wautier has been fast out of the box in 2018 in the sport truck division at Wisconsin International Raceway in Kaukauna. → Read More

Racer Kelsy-Ann Hayes doubling her fun on dirt, asphalt this summer

Sturgeon Bay native and Suamico resident Kelsy-Ann Hayes will pilot a quarter-mile late model at WIR as well as her IMCA modified on dirt tracks. → Read More

'The streak' alive and well at The Hill: Bernie Reinhardt revs for 378th straight start

Bernie Reinhardt has made all 377 stock car racing events held at the clay track at John Miles Park in Sturgeon Bay. It’s a streak almost unheard of. → Read More

Racer Jared Siefert will take new chassis on road in search of Dirt Kings championship

Armed with a sparkling new 2018 Lazer Chassis, Luxemburg's Jared Siefert will run for the Dirt Kings late model championship. → Read More