Monday, May 14, 2018

Illinois' 200th, 20 Sporting Events To See-- Part 10: A Ski and A Race


18.  NORGE SKI CLUB, Fox River Grove

See where Olympic athletes Michael Glasder, Kevin Bickner and Casey Larson cut theuir teeth ski jumping here at this northwest suburban club.  It was founded by Norwegians in 1905 and said to be the country's oldest continuously operating ski club.

It offers five hills for training and a monstrous one with views of Chicago.

19.  SYCAMORE SPEEDWAY, Maple Park

Claiming to have the best clay track in the Midwest, this venue celebrates 55 years of stock car racing in 2018.  Races run Fridays and Saturdays from mid-April to September.

Friday nights they cap it off with a demolition derby.

Sixty miles west of downtown Chicago.  It was highlighted in the 2012 movie "At Any Price."  It was set in Iowa but filmed in the DeKalb County area.

--RoadDog

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