Loves Park, IL- 2011 Big 8 Late Model Series Champion Steve Rubeck and 2012 Jefferson Speedway Champion Casey Johnson, are among the first drivers to file their entries for the upcoming Big 8 Series 108 lap feature during the 36th annual Spring Classic presented by Yellowbook at Rockford Speedway. The 36th running on Sunday afternoon April 14 will feature the Big 8 Late Models, Mid-American Stock Cars as well as the popular Illinois Vintage Racing Series.
Johnson recorded his first series win in this event three years ago and is coming off a stellar season which saw him record his second Jefferson Speedway title, dominate at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway in Big 8 action while scoring a whopping seven feature wins at four tracks. Rubeck is no stranger to kicking off the Midwest racing season in fashion, as he won back to back Spring Classic titles in 2006-2007 and looks to build upon his 2011 dominance after competing in a limited schedule last season. Both drivers are now eligible to take advantage of the new Big 8 Series Weekly Warrior Wages program which rewards drivers for their series and weekly racing accomplishments.
Another Champion who will take to the high banks of Rockford Speedway is 2006 USST Truck Series Champion Tom McClintock, who climbs behind the wheel of a Big 8 machine after competing at Spring Classic in a Mid-American Stock Car in past season. 2012 Spring Classic 5th place finisher Dave Edwards has also indicated that he will once again battle for the win this April.
Spring Classic weekend will begin with a four hour open practice session on Saturday afternoon from noon until 4pm. Spectator gates open on Sunday April 14 at 11am with qualifying slated for 11:30am, racing action goes green at 1pm. In addition to the 108 lap Big 8 feature, the Mid-American Stock Cars will contest a 50 lap go and a feature 20 laps in length awaits the Illinois Vintage cars. The Rockford Speedway season begins April 6 with the WXRX Stone & Double T 200 Enduro, for more information including a complete schedule of events visit www.rockfordspeedway.com.
This article was posted to the website on March 20th, 2013
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