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JRKracer
08-16-2011, 02:11 PM
Earl races Ed Walker and his roadester at Englewood in "59, the 3rd was at Three Sister, MI in "48. the middle I am not sure! The 19th Annual Earl Kouba Memorial will be ran at North Central Speedway in Brainerd, Mn Sept. 3 2011.

Mitch G.
08-17-2011, 01:15 PM
Boy if ever a racer deserved a memorial race, it's Earl Kouba, what a career in midgets, sprints, Pikes Peak Hill Climb. The guy was a WWII vet, he won the midget championship at Merchants Park (Denver) in 1939, and raced until 1979, amazing.
http://autoracingmemories.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=376&pictureid=4371
From Bill Hills book, "Decades of Daring"
http://autoracingmemories.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=376&pictureid=4372
Still winning in 1959 at Englewood Speedway, from Bill Hills 1964 book, "Midget Auto Racing, Colorado Style".
Let us know how it turns out Joe!

JRKracer
08-17-2011, 03:50 PM
Earl & Ethel Kouba Memorial Race Past Winners

The plack with the names of all the past winners engraved is located in the museum in Knoxville!

Past winners of the Earl Kouba Memorial Race Feature:

1st Annual Earl Kouba Memorial Race - 1993 - Deon Brown (Jackson Speedway)

2nd Annual Earl Kouba Memorial Race - 1994 - Curt Lund (Jackson Speedway)

3rd Annual Earl Kouba Memorial Race - 1995 - Kent Winters (Cedar Lake Speedway)

4th Annual Earl Kouba Memorial Race - 1996 - Donny Schatz (Cedar Lake Speedway)

5th Annual Earl Kouba Memorial Race - 1997 - Tony Norem (Cedar Lake Speedway)

6th Annual Earl Kouba Memorial Race - 1998 - Spike Lempelius (Cedar Lake Speedway)

7th Annual Earl Kouba Memorial Race - 1999 - Brian Schnee (Jackson Speeedway)

Earl Kouba Classis (Dash) - 2000 - Winner: Randy Nygaard (Jackson Speedway)

8th Annual Earl Kouba Memorial Race - 2000 - Jimmy Kouba (Princeton Speedway)

9th Annual Earl Kouba Memorial Race - 2001 - Jimmy Kouba (Princeton Speedway)

10th Annual Earl Kouba Memorial Race - 2002 - Roger Rager (Princeton Speedway)

11th Annual Earl Kouba Memorial Race - 2003 - Jake Peters (Princeton Speedway)

12th Annual Earl Kouba Memorial Race - 2004 - Matt Folstad (Princeton Speedway)

13th Annual Earl Kouba Memorial Race - 2005 - Dustin Lindquist (North Central Speedway)

14th Annual Earl & Ethel Kouba Memorial Race - 2006 - Chuck Swenson (North Central Speedway)

15th Annual Earl & Ethel Kouba Memorial Race - 2007 - Billy Balog (North Central Speedway)

16th Annual Earl & Ethel Kouba Memorial Race - 2008 - Lee Groetz (North Central Speedway)

17th Annual Memorial Race - 2009 - Jerry Richert Jr (North Central Speedway)

18th Annual Earl & Ethel Kouba Memorial Race - 2010 - Brad Barikman ( North Central Speedway]



Earl Kouba Memorial Past Dash Winners:

Earl Kouba Classic - 2000 - Randy Nygaard (Jackson Speedway)

8th Annual Earl Kouba Memorial Race - 2000 - Tony Norem (Princeton Speedway)

9th Annual Earl Kouba Memorial Race - 2001 - Wade Nygaard (Princeton Speedway)

10th Annual Earl Kouba Memorial Race - 2002 - Larry Ball, Jr. (Princeton Speedway)

11th Annual Earl Kouba Memorial Race - 2003 - Jake Peters (Princeton Speedway)

12th Annual Earl Kouba Memorial Race - 2004 - Matt Folstad (Princeton Speedway)

13th Annual Earl Kouba Memorial Race - 2005 - Dustin Lindquist (North Central Speedway)

14th Annual Earl & Ethel Kouba Memorial Race - 2006 - Chuck Swenson (North Central Speedway)

15th Annual Earl & Ethel Kouba Memorial Race - 2007 - Eric Lutz (North Central Speedway)

16th Annual Earl & Ethel Kouba Memorial Race - 2008 -

17th Annual Earl & Ethel Kouba Memorial Race - 2009 -

18th Annual Ethel Kouba Challange Race # 1. Jerry Richert Jr Race # 2 . Leigh Thomas