Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

By Jimmie Earls
Pine Bluffs Post Editor 

Record chasers make pit stop in Pine


Jimmie Earls/Pine Bluffs Post

Members of Kowalski Customs based out of Reading, Pennsylvania pose by their Lakester-style race car outfitted with an antique 1932 Ford four-cylinder flathead motor. The team stopped in Pine Bluffs August 10 to make repairs to their 1973 Chevy Suburban while on their way to Bonneville Speedway in Utah. Pictured from the left are: Dave Jacobs, Donna Ratynski, E.J. Kowalski and Brian Ketterer.

In their quest to set a record for antique engines at the Bonneville Salt Flats last week, the team from Kowalski Customs based in Reading, Pennsylvania had to take an unexpected pitstop at Pine Bluffs Auto Parts on August 10 due to mechanical issues. But it wasn't the race car that needed attention, it was the 1973 Chevy Suburban towing said race car that required some TLC. After making repairs to the truck, the four team members were on their way to Utah.

"I've been doing this for 28 years," said E.J. Kowalski. "I first came out here was in 1988 with my dad."

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