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Forum: New Members Post Here First! 04-06-2012, 01:43 PM
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Posted By JRKracer
Re: Looking for info, pictures, history

Hello Brian, I knew your granddad well as a kid. My dad , Earl Kouba, and Gordon were pretty good friends. Dad drove for Gordon in 59, 60, and part of 61. I was at his and Lee's home many times and...
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 12-29-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,961
Posted By JRKracer
Re: Belond Spl. at CDR

Lenord Roy owned and operated the Santa Anitia Lounge and Restaurant in Littleton, Co. He bought his first Indy Car around 1960 or '61 I think. It was our stopping place after the races for supper...
Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 08-23-2011, 03:08 PM
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Views: 9,713
Posted By JRKracer
Re: CNS August 20th and 21st. Vintage stuff!

I would really liked to have been there with these little Jewels. maybe next year. Until then, enjoy the pics. Alot of Denver history in these beauties.
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 08-17-2011, 03:50 PM
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Reminiscing... Earl and his "Baby"
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Posted By JRKracer
Re: Earl and his "Baby"

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...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 08-16-2011, 02:11 PM
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Reminiscing... Earl and his "Baby"
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Posted By JRKracer
Earl and his "Baby"

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...
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 10-27-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,243
Posted By JRKracer
Re: Another Kouba, another #55!!

Joseph is my son, Earls oldest grandson@ 36, driving our team #55 Woodke engine/ Maxim 360. Jerry is in the #63 and is the son of the ledgend Jerry Richert. He is also the driver of our IRA 410cid...
Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 10-26-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,081
Posted By JRKracer
Re: Colorado Springs connection to famous Indy car!!

I sent a copy to Judy, we laughed a bit. I noticed you in the back ground Wayne at Canyon City. 1958 maybe?
Joe Kouba
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 07-29-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 22,322
Posted By JRKracer
Re: Unidentified Colorado Midget Photos

The CDR photo has the left row of cars the 4th car up is Earls #55. The #6 roadster in the 2nd picture is Warren Hamelton. he hand built that car in his shop on Olive ST in 1962 or 63 never got it to...
Forum: Race Tracks 03-26-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 30,741
Posted By JRKracer
Re: Rocky Mountain National Speedway Commerce City, CO.

Jimmy, Joseph and I raced there in the summer of '99. The race was a split show of Sprint cars and midgets. The Mile Hi Midget Classic I beleive it was called and also was the only time the RMMRA...
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 03-11-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,464
Posted By JRKracer
2010 BCRA Hall of Famers

Elected to the 2010 BCRA Hall of Fame are Drivers:
Warren Hamilton
Ed French
Steve Troxel
Davey Ross
Dick Sutcliff
Keith Hightshoe

Car Owners :
Swenson/Williams
Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 03-11-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,998
Posted By JRKracer
Re: Colorado racing memories, from England?

I added some history to the Conklin Offy
Joe
Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 02-17-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,640
Posted By JRKracer
Re: HISTORIC RACE CARS 2010 GNRS

The Blakley Oil Car is my favorite. I watched my dad beat the best BCRA boys at Canyon City, and almost again the next race at Pueblo with a sick engine. The car carried the number 36 on. Herring...
Forum: Chit Chat 01-25-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,708
Posted By JRKracer
Re: Why isn't Earl Kouba in the CMHOF!

Dad truley belongs there as well as the National HOF. The problem we have is we can only document the 21 victories he has in RMMRA, and the other midget clubs that were there. We have only his...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 01-20-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 28,997
Posted By JRKracer
Re: Hardwood Door Corp midget

Mitch, I know you did not mean any dissrespect!!! Thus the "RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE" on my post.
To continue on your thought as I stated these cars today[ mostly Sprint Cars] look alike. You will find...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 01-19-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 28,997
Posted By JRKracer
Re: Hardwood Door Corp midget

I am going to respectfully dissagree with you on the craftsmanship. I ' being a modern car car owner, have seen flawless craftmanship on both sprints and midgets. The cars today lend more to...
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 01-09-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,923
Posted By JRKracer
Re: Jack Hahn #17 Sprint Car

The photo of the #37 are great!! That car really has some history!!! If you all know this please forgive me . The car is a Kurtis Kraft KK 4000 built in 1952 for car owner Jack Hinkle. It was Driven...
Forum: Chit Chat 12-19-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,340
Posted By JRKracer
Re: A MERRY CHRISTMAS THREAD

Merry Christmas to all!!!
Joe Kouba and Family
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 12-14-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,228
Posted By JRKracer
Re: Lakeside midget video

Moms memory was a little off Jimmy. The #1 KK K&L offy didn't come til the winter of 47 -48. The Pic would seem to comfirm what you said Mitch . Tolan won a couple of early features then left and...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 12-12-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,228
Posted By JRKracer
Re: Lakeside midget video

I think you are all on the right track. That surely is Joe Giba. look at the black helment. A few shots of the black car I beleive is the K & L V-8 60 which in 48 was driven by Brad Bradford and...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 12-03-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,194
Posted By JRKracer
Re: The Old Hay Barber

Thanks again fellas, It is such a good feeling when , after all these years , to have other people recognize truley how good Earl was. As our dad we emortlized him and truley beleived in our hearts...
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 12-01-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,194
Posted By JRKracer
Re: The Old Hay Barber

Thank you Olen
Joe
Forum: The Mighty Midgets 12-01-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,194
Posted By JRKracer
The Old Hay Barber

National Speed Sport News




The Hay Barber Was A True Midget Racing Legend

MIDGET MAN: Earl Kouba was a longtime midget racer throughout the Midwest and his children have continued...
Forum: The Checkered Flag 10-29-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,810
Posted By JRKracer
Loren L Woodke passes

It is with a heavy heart that I post the passing of one of Sprint car racings legends. Loren L. Woodke from Lakefield, MN, passes away Oct. 29 2009.
Loren was a master engine builder who's engines...
Forum: Chit Chat 10-22-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,648
Posted By JRKracer
Re: RACE TRACK SUPERSTITIONS

Here were 2 of Earls: never pose for a picture before hot laps. Never enter the car on the right side only the left side.
Forum: Modifieds 10-16-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 32,409
Posted By JRKracer
Re: Lakeside Coupes

Here is another one, Burt Blanot's #50 coupe driven by Herkimer Sneard. Can you beleive he picked an alias that sounded so nerdie. Do you all know who this is?
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