Joe Burba

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Joe Burba


Joe Burba drives the #97 Late Model Class car.  His home track is Fairbury Speedway but he can also be found racing at Kankakee Speedway.  He lives in Burbank, IL.

Team members helping Joe are:  Dad - Bob Burba, Tommy Francisco and family, Teresa - wife.

Joe started racing in 1992 in the Sportsman Class at Sante Fe Speedway because his Dad used to race in the '60's and Joe always went with his Dad since he was a young boy.  His first win was in 1995 in the Sportsman Class at Santa Fe Speedway.  Career highlights include 12 Sportsman Feature wins at LaSalle Speedway, 2001 finished 2nd in the Points at La Salle Speedway in Sportsman.

The thrill of racing for Joe is the speed and just being able to do it.  His most exciting racing moment was winning 3 special shows in a row at LaSalle Speedway and the first 30 lap Feature at Santa Fe Speedway.

Joe's racing hero is Jack Hewitt.

Of racing, Joe says, "It's a lot of hard work and lot's of time to keep the car going and you need good help.  It's a fun sport!".

His favorite racing websites are and




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