About

Brother & Sister Non-Wing Sprint Car Team

Gotta Have Fun Everyday

Family Legacy

Klemko Race Team began in the early 1970's by Mike Klemko as a dirt late model racing team out of Paris, WI. The team had much success racing in Southeastern WI and continued into the early 1980's. Mike's love for the sport never stopped, even after he sold his car. Mike and his son Chris attended the dirt track races almost every Saturday night during the summer months at various tracks across the state. Over the years Mike often talked about getting back into racing cars again. He supported his daughter, Natalie, in her cycling career and lived vicariously through her racing years on a bicycle.

After a two year battle with cancer, in August of 2012, Mike left us far too early for the big dirt track in the sky. After Mikes passing Chris started making plans on fulfilling his fathers dreams and bringing Klemko Race Team back to the track once again.

In May 2015, Klemko Race Team made there first appearance in over 30 years back racing at the home of dirt track racing Wilmot Raceway. Chris was part of the inaugural class for the Wisconsin WingLess Sprint Series. He is representing his dads colors and number racing the #70 non wing sprint car. In 2017, Chris's younger sister, Natalie, debuted on the track for her Rookie season in a wingless sprint car, #20.

Chris and Natalie are supported by 3 great crew members; Joe Panek, John Cronin and Kevin Hinich.

Driver: Chris Klemko

Christopher is the team owner and currently resides in Bristol, WI. When not racing, Chris also owns and manages all operations for CK Contractors, the premier excavating and snow removal Company in southeastern Wisconsin. In his free time, he is active on the Kenosha County Fair Board, enjoys hunting and raising longhorn cattle with his wife. Chris is also a father to a two year old boy and he and his wife are expecting another baby summer 2021.

In 2019 Chris decided to try racing with a little more horsepower and put wing on the car to compete in the Bumper to Bumper IRA 410 Sprint Series. He continued racing in two series when time allowed throughout 2020 and plans to continue doing so this year.

The highlight of Chris's 2020 season was picking up his first ever Feature WIN and securing the Wilmot Raceway Track Championship! Chris also finished a close 2nd in the Wisconsin WingLess Sprint Series.

Driver: Natalie Klemko

Natalie is an ambitious and competitive athlete by nature, currently living in Bristol, WI. From the age of 5 Natalie was a top-level cyclist competing all over the country. In the sport of cycling she was a four-time US National Champion representing the US in two World Championship events, and she raced on a United States professional team for two years. Racing has been her life, and she can’t imagine doing anything else. Natalie currently serves as a brand manager for Rust-Oleum, the leading manufacturer of spray paint. Natalie is a recent graduate from DePaul University, earning her Master's in Business Administration.

The highlight of Natalie's 2020 season was securing a 10th place finish in the Wisconsin WingLess Sprint Series. She has her sights set on a top feature finish in 2021.

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