Loves Park, IL- The Big 8 Late Model Series presented by Gandrud Chevrolet will visit two new venues during the 2012 tour. Annual stops at Rockford Speedway, Columbus 151 Speedway and La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway will be joined by visits to The Milwaukee Mile and State Park Speedway in Wausau, WI.
Series director Gregg McKarns also announced the return of the series to the 2862 and 2863 Goodyear compounds utilized by the series during the 2004-2009 seasons. “With the favorable testing results we have seen with the Goodyear tire, we look forward to some fantastic side by side racing this coming season.” Commented McKarns.
The season will open on Sunday April 15 at Rockford Speedway for the 35th Spring Classic, followed by a Memorial Day Monday afternoon event at Columbus 151 Speedway. On Tuesday Night June 12, the Big 8 Late Model Series will be under the lights at The Milwaukee Mile in conjunction with the ASA Midwest Tour for the Swiss Colony Howie Lettow Memorial Event. La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway will play host to the weekly warriors on Tuesday July 3 before the series makes the trip to State Park Speedway in Wausau, WI on Thursday July 12.
Final details are being worked out for an additional September stop for the tour. The final two events of the 2012 season will see stops at Rockford Speedway for the National Short Track Championship with the Big 8 Champion being crowned on Saturday night October 6 during the Oktoberfest Race Weekend at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway. For additional information visit www.big8series.com or contact the Big 8 Series office at 815-633-0035.
Big 8 Late Model Series 2012 Schedule
Sunday April 15 Rockford Speedway Loves Park, IL
Monday May 28 Columbus 151 Speedway Columbus, WI
Tuesday June 12 The Milwaukee Mile West Allis, WI
Tuesday July 3 La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway West Salem, WI
Thursday July 12 State Park Speedway Wausau, WI
September TBA TBA
Saturday Sept 29 Rockford Speedway Loves Park, IL
Saturday Oct 6 La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway West Salem, WI
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