Honoree of the Month - August 2016
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 August 2016 is the late founder/editor of the Checkered Flag Racing News from Watertown, John Quinn. John and his wife Doris, along with their family, published and sold the racing paper from 1968 through 1999. They were a fixture at nearly every race event in the Southeastern and Central parts of the state. At one point they had nearly 2, 500 subscribers to their paper and sold many hundreds at area race tracks too. Their paper not only covered the races and printed race results it included pictures of all winners at local tracks, taken by John himself. John was inducted posthumously to the Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame in November of 2015. He is honored this month with a special display featuring photos, artifacts and other memorabilia chronicling his years in racing.
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