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Event Coverage Joliet Memorial Stadium is closing [Illinois]

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by slowforty, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. slowforty
    Joined: Mar 7, 2005
    Posts: 707


    Joliet, Illinois

    September 11 and 12 2009

    United Midget Auto Racing Association is holding the last Auto Racing Event to be held at Joliet Memorial Stadium.

    The Stadium was opened in 1951 after 58 years the Stadium is going to be remodeled.

    No More Auto Racing!
    Be there for the Last Event!!
  2. slowforty
    Joined: Mar 7, 2005
    Posts: 707


  3. lowrodderDon
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
    Posts: 257


    My dad and I used to go there when I was a kid. his buddie drove a Volvo in the "mini stock" division. I'll be there to see the last one
  4. 56oldskustom
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 5

    from Joliet, IL

    im definitley going, i used to go there during the 50's, should be real cool to see the track being raced on again. should be a great show.

  5. mopoboy
    Joined: Jun 6, 2006
    Posts: 5


    My family lived in Joliet until 1970. I remember the 4th of July fireworks shows out there through the '60's. Lots of great memories there! I still have lots of family in and around the Chicago area.
  6. <FANG>
    Joined: Feb 7, 2008
    Posts: 531

    from W.L.A.

    Remodeled into what ???
  7. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    Can you say football stadium? baseball park?
  8. petritl
    Joined: Jul 31, 2006
    Posts: 950

    from Marion, TX

    I grew up in Joliet and moved away in the early 90s. I still recall hearing the cars race at night from my parents house near West Park.

    I thought the racing ended at the stadium in the late 80s shortly after a midget went into the stands.
  9. motorhead711
    Joined: May 7, 2008
    Posts: 736


    Man that sucks!! Sad to see another race track be gone forever.

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