By: Eric Huenefeld
The Big 8 Late Model Series presented by Gandrud Chevrolet is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2014. And to celebrate, the “Best Weekly Warriors in the Country” are stopping at Rockford Speedway twice this upcoming season!
The series, comprised of the top weekly late model drivers in the Midwest, once again takes part in the two biggest racing weekends of the calendar year at the sixty-seven year old facility.
Sunday April 13, the Big 8 Late Models headline the 37th Annual Spring Classic. The Spring Classic is where it all started for the series back in April of 2005, when Machesney Park’s Mike Beyer claimed victory in the first ever Big 8 Series points race. Again this April, the Big 8 Late Model Series shares the Spring Classic spotlight with the Mid American Stock Car Series and the Illinois Vintage Racers.