Honoree of the Month - January 2018
The Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame, at the Wisconsin Automotive Museum, in Hartford, Wisconsin, is proud to announce its Honoree of the Month for January 2018, is pastsportsman and late model champion Jim Cossman formerly of Waukegan, Illinois and Harrisville, Wisconsin. Jim was a four-time Waukegan Speedway Track Champion. Jim also was a top late model racer at Hales Corners, Cedarburg and Oshkosh during his career. Racing well into his sixties Jim later competed in Grand National cars at the Chilton Speedway. Respected by all who raced with him Jim was known as “Gentleman Jim” both on and off the race track. Jim passed away in 2017 at age 83 and was posthumously inducted into the Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame in November of 2017. He is honored this month with a special display featuring photos and other memorabilia chronicling his years in racing.
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