|Birthday:||July 31, 1956|
|Childhood hobbies:||Collecting rocks and boy scouts|
|The reason he started racing:||Bill Zadurski's father and brother use to race cars down at Hales Corners, and they would watch them. Joe even did some drag racing with street cars.|
|First racecar:||At the age of 19 he bought a Modified 33 Ford Coupe.|
|Origin of "Smokin' Joe":||His first time on the race track he spewed smoke down both straightaways.|
|First pit crew:||Frank Barnes, Roger Barnes, and John Fellner, John being the only remaining crew member.|
~Joe's first time racing at Hales Corners was at midnight in the middle of the week. He snuck in and turned some laps.