Loves Park, IL- The entry blank for the 2009 Goodyear Stateline Challenge events between Jefferson Speedway and Rockford Speedway was made available to race teams earlier today. Top weekly late model competitors from both tracks will by vying for the ‘Sammy the Stateline Sow’ trophy as well as bragging rights for their home track. Team Jefferson with 81 points bested Team Rockford whom tallied 115 points during the inaugural Goodyear Stateline Challenge last season.
Round One of this year’s Goodyear Stateline Challenge will take place on Saturday night July 4 at Rockford Speedway with the running of the Star Spangled 76. Last year’s Stateline Overall Champion Mike Beyer and the rest of the Team Rockford drivers will then travel to Jefferson just one week later for the Championship Round on Saturday July 11 to battle 2008 Jefferson Stateline winner John Ovadahl, Jr and the best Wisconsin’s Action Track has to offer in the Badger Pride 50. The Sportsman divisions will also crown a Stateline Champion of their own at the conclusion of these events.
Again the finishes of the top five contenders from each track will be totaled to determine the winning team with ‘Sammy’, the concrete pig traveling trophy being awarded to that team with the fewest points. She, along with her piglets currently reside at Jefferson Speedway. Boasting fields of track champions, rising stars and feature victors in fantastic short track racing excitement, race fans will want to mark their calendars for these two mid-summer showdowns. A total of 45 late model drivers earned points during the first Stateline Challenge. For additional information visit www.jeffersonspeedway.com or www.rockfordspeedway.com.
This article was posted to the website on May 28th, 2009
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