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Auto racing: Jerry 'Swede' Anderson honored

The Rock County Speedway has installed Jerry "Swede" Anderson, 78, in its Racing Hall of Fame. Anderson ran Anderson Alignment in Worthington for more than 40 years and has devoted most of his life to building and fixing race cars. He began by bu...

The Rock County Speedway has installed Jerry “Swede” Anderson, 78, in its Racing Hall of Fame.

Anderson ran Anderson Alignment in Worthington for more than 40 years and has devoted most of his life to building and fixing race cars. He began by building go-karts while he was still a boy in the 1950s. He built his first race car in the mid-1960s.

Though not a driver, his devotion to building cars has led him to work on many different models, including super-modifieds, Fords and Chevys. He hired many drivers, working with well-known racers Bill and Ray Smith, Jerry Groenwold and Ron Luitjens.

 

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