It was a historical day for Steve Carlson, put his name in the record books by tying the late great Joe Shear with his eighth National Short Track Championship. Pictured with Steve is Rockford Speedway's CEO Jody Deery.
Mrs. Jody Deery waves the green flag to start the first race of the day to cap off Rockford Speedway 46th National Short Track Championships.
Dash for the cash as three drivers compete for bragging rights, # X is Jon Reynolds, # 39 Tim Sargent and # 50 Tom Gille. Driver "X" Jon Reynolds won the 15 lap dash as he traded the lead with Tim Sargent.
The main event for the Mid-AM Stockcars roll off on the commands of their starter.
Lyle Nowak has visited victory lane at Rockford Speedway many times but he never did it during the National Short Track Championships, until today. The seasoned veteran took home the Mid-American Series Mountain Dew 75.
Rich Bickle Jr. recieves a fist pound from a young race fan prior to the start of the ASA MIDWEST TOUR feature event.
Griffin McGrath # 64 and Chris Weinkauf #23 viewed the racing action from different directions as they both crash in the middle of turn 3 and 4.
As final flag drops on the 46th National Short Track Championship the history will continue as it is known as One Great Weekend.
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This article was posted to the website on October 2nd, 2011
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