LOVES PARK, IL. (Monday, August 3, 2009) -- With the Old Timer's Night rapidly approaching, the historic Rockford Speedway received its first official entry for the classic celebration from Randy Stallsworth hailing from Denver, Colorado. Stallsworth will make the long trip in honor of his dad, Wayne Stallsworth, who was the 1970 National Short Track Champion.
Randy Stallsworth will tow a completely restored 1934 Ford open wheel modified to Rockford. The car is an original ’63 era car painted exactly like the car that his father made famous in the early stages of his career. Wayne Stallsworth was a 6 time late model champion in Colorado and his many wins, accomplishments and contributions to motorsports were recognized in 2006 when he was inducted into the Colorado Auto Racing Hall of Fame.
All of the display cars will take to the track for a few ceremonial laps and will be followed by the main event, the Illinois Vintage Racing feature that will take some fans down memory lane while showing the younger fans what old school racing was all about!
Old Timer's Night will feature an autograph session behind the main grandstand one hour before the racing begins. Fans are encouraged to bring their old pictures and programs to be autographed by the many past champions and drivers in attendance. Many drivers are expected to enter the event to honor the Rockford Speedway's long and storied history.
This article was posted to the website on August 3rd, 2009
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