WAYNE ADAMS

2012 INDUCTEE

Wayne was the "Voice" of Raceway Park in Blue Island, IL from 1947 through 1989. He announced over 2000 midget and stock car racing events at the "World's Busiest Track". Wayne witnessed the popularity explosion of midget auto racing prior to and just after WWII. He watched the midgets fall from popularity with short track stock car racing taking over the lead as the 1950's approached. Wayne followed the sport of stock car racing from the cars being nothing more than "right off the street" to specially built, high tech racing machines. He also chronicled Chicago area racing for over 40 years writing for the old auto racing newspaper the Illustrated Speedway News.