Meet the RaceStar Correspondents

Below is a list of the dedicated individuals who help RaceStar to bring you the lastest in area racing news coverage. It is with their fine work that RaceStar is able to bring you the best stories possible. Would you like to join Team RaceStar?


 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 Name: Kenny Clark
 Hometown: Plainfield, Indiana
 What do you do for RaceStar?  I write a weekly story for Racestar on Kokomo Speedway.
 What track(s) do you generally cover?:  I am also busy scoring at Bloomington Speedway on Friday nights and Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday nights. I plan on this year supplying results from these two tracks to Racestar. Also, a former scorer at Shadyhill Speedway.
 Favorite kind of racing:
Non Wing Sprints
 Who is your favorite professional driver?: Tony Stewart
 Full time or personal occupation: My day job is a team lead at bell tech logix repairing Epson projectors.
 Hobbies:  I am happily married to Jessica and we have a 3 year old daughter Elizabeth who keeps our wheels    running  even in the winter non racing months. 
 E-mail: kenneth1212@live.com
 

 

Name:
Gary Gasper
Hometown: Valparaiso, IN
What do you do for RaceStar?: Race photographer for RaceStar since 2003/ part-time writer/ website warden!
Tracks I cover:
Quite a few!
Favorite kind of racing: Any kind - Loud and Dirty!
Favorite Professional driver: I prefer the guy or girl that works on their car all week to race on the weekends for the fun of the sport!
Gary's E-mail - garygaspix@hotmail.com
Full time or personal Occupation: Retired lab technician for a major oil company/ Now spreading the word about RaceStar! (active joke-teller and prankster!)
Hobbies: First and foremost, I photograph and write for Racestar. I am also a photo contributor to National Speed Sport News, various driver and racing association websites, and racing association papers, magazines and racetrack programs. I'll shoot your wedding too! Music, golf, photography, auto racing since I was 6 years old.
 
 

Name:
Stan Kalwasinski
Hometown: Munster, IN
What do you do for RaceStar?: Correspondent/Writer/Photographer
What track do you generally cover? Various tracks
Favorite kind of racing: stock car racing
Who is your favorite professional driver: Can't really zero in on one or two drivers
Full time or personal Occupation:  Retired
Hobbies:  In addition to writing on-line columns for RaceStar (Chicago Whispers) and Speed Sport News (Chicago Chips), photographing automobile races and continuing to develop the www.chicagolandautoracing.com website, I plan on writing a book about Chicago area auto racing.
Stan's email address: skalwasinski@yahoo.com

Name: Bill Miller 

Hometown: Ossian, Indiana 

What do you do for RaceStar?: Race photographer 

What tracks do you generally cover?: Montpelier Motor Speedway, Gas City I-69 Speedway, Kokomo Speedway, Anderson Speedway, Baer Field Motorsports Park, Eldora Speedway, Winchester Speedway and the Memorial Coliseum Expo Center. I am a photo contributor to tjslideways.com, hoseheads.com and Flat Out Magazine. 

Favorite type of racing: Midget and Sprint 

Full time personal occupation: Self-employed lawn mower mechanic 

Email: billm233@hotmail.com 

Sprint and midget racing is my passion. I have been involved in auto racing just about all of my life. My dad and mom took my brother and I to the races when we were very young, and I have never stopped going. I have been a fan watching from the stands. I have worked on sprint and midget cars in the shop and at the track for Coxie Bowman, Les Scott and George Wilkins to name a few. I was an owner/driver of a midget in the late 80's and early 90's. In 1987, I finished fifth in C.O.R.A. points and was the rookie of the year. I have always had an interest in photography, and decided to combine racing with photography. I bought a camera and started shooting pictures at the race track.

 











Name:
Rocky Ragusa
Hometown: Pontiac, IL (formerly Durham, NC)
What do you do for RaceStar?: Photographer/Journalist for RaceStar since 2004.
What track do you generally cover?:  Fairbury, Farmer City, Kankakee, Lincoln, Grundy Co., LaSalle, Macon, Peoria, Spoon River. I have had the privilege to cover Eldora and Rockford Speedways. I hope to make it to Sycamore Speedway and the revamped Route 66 dirt track this season, along with Daughtery and Kickapoo Speedways. In addition, I am track photographer at the Fairbury Speedway and work with the Pontiac Daily Leader and Fairbury Blade. I also supply results to National Speed Sport News and Dirt on Dirt.com. Since 2010 I have written driver profiles for Three Wide Media (Dirt Late Model, Dirt Modified, and Flat Out magazines).
Favorite kind of racing: Dirt racing
Who is your favorite professional driver No favorite
Full time or personal occupation: Material Handler at R.R. Donnelly
E-mail: monksjunk88@yahoo.com
Hobbies: photography, college sports, (University of Maryland)

Name:
  Will Shunk
Hometown: Sylvania, Ohio
What do you do for RaceStar?:
Race photographer.
What tracks do you generally cover?: 
Cover races at Waynesfield Raceway Park, Limaland Speedway.
Cover special shows at Montpelier Speedway, Gas City/-69 Speedway, Toledo Speedway.

Favorite type of racing:
Lots!
Full time personal occupation:
Retired
E-mail address:
topcop500@gmail.com
Hobbies:
Been around racing in Northwest Ohio as a fan since 1958. Followed USAC Sprints as a fan in the Midwest since 1967.  Took up some racing photography/8mm filming in the early1970's. Got serious about racing photography again in 2004.  I thank good friend, Jan Dunlap, who has encouraged me to stick with it.  I am proud to support RaceStarPublications.com for the past few years and look forward to many more to come.
 
 
Name: Jerry "Fireball" Wahl
Hometown: Englewood, Ohio
What do you do for RaceStar? Race results and PR for Kil-Kare and Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club
What track(s) do you generally cover?: Kil-Kare Speedway, Xenia, Ohio
Favorite kind of racing: Everything that goes in circles
Who is your favorite professional driver?: Everyone that climbs hehind the wheel of a race car
Full time or personal occupation: Media relations/Publicity
Hobbies: Racing of course, baseball, basketball
E-mail: fire75ball@hotmail.com
Bill Weir from Celina, Ohio
Retired from Reynolds & Reynolds Co in Celina after 25 years.
Now working for CA Group in Celina (work with developmentally disabled kids)
Been involved with racing since 1968.
Photo contributor to TJ Slideways, NSSN, Hoseheads, The Daily Standard(local news paper).
I cover Limaland Motorsports Park,  Eldora Speedway,  Waynesfield Raceway Park,
and other tracks for special events.
 
 
 
 
 

Other dedicated correspondents:


Scott Binkley - South Bend Motor Speedway
Shawn McLaughlin - Kalamazoo Speedway
Kim Moler - Moler Raceway Park