Guest speaker Paul O'Connor with Buz McKim

Our next meeting is on April 7 at Colony Cottage Recreation Center, going green at 7 p.m.

Our guest speaker is club member Paul O'Connor.

Paul was instrumental in reopening Friday night racing at Kankakee (Illinois) Speedway in 1967. He served as racing promoter and track announcer at this iconic 1/3-mile dirt oval. He also contributed to the Midwest Racing Newspaper as a correspondent for the track.

O'Connor was a member of the championship Late Model team of his cousin, Jim O'Connor. They raced at Kankakee Speedway on Friday and traveled to other Midwest tracks every Saturday and Sunday. Jim O'Connor won six Kankakee Speedway championships in Late Models and is a member of our club's Hall of Fame.

Paul is a retired vice president of Kankakee Community College.

Meetings are open only to club members, but Villages residents can join at the door. If you are interested, Click Here for more information.