The stage is set for an unbelievable afternoon of racing at Rockford Speedway this Sunday afternoon April 14 during the 36th annual Spring Classic presented by Yellowbook. Currently 38 of the top weekly late model teams from three states will by battling their way to one of the 24 starting positions in Sunday’s main event, the Big 8 Late Model Series 108 lap feature. The always exciting Mid-American Stock Car Series will contest a 50 lap feature while the cars of yesteryear will go 20 laps in the IL Vintage Racing Series feature.
“Ten years from now, we will be looking back at April 14, 2013 and be amazed at the amount of talent that took to the track that day, track champions from three states, forty late model championships, four defending track champions, this is how short track racing is supposed to kick off a new year.” Stated Speedway General Manager Gregg McKarns. “We have the best of the best from Rockford, Elko, LaCrosse, Madison, Jefferson, Columbus, Slinger, Dells, Kaukauna and State Park all going to be in one place, this Sunday.”
Spectator gates open at 11am Sunday with Qualifying beginning at 11:30am with the first race at 1pm. Adult general admission tickets are $20, students (ages 12-17) are $10, ages 6-11 are $5 with kids ages 5 and under admitted free. A complete schedule of events can be found here: http://speedthrills.big8series.com/pdfs/springSchedule_01.pdf
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WEEKLY RACING STARTS APRIL 20
The 2013 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season shifts into high gear Saturday night April 20 during the Pepsi 66th Season Opener. All of your favorites from the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Bargain Hunter Sportsman, Miller Lite American Short Trackers and RockStar Energy RoadRunners will be in action starting at 7:07pm. See the Stars and Cars before they hit the track, the Preseason Car Show will take place earlier in the day from 11am until 3pm at ONYX Bar and Grill at the corner of IL 173 and IL 251.
Sun April 14 1pm- 36th annual Spring Classic
Sat April 20 11am- Preseason Car Show at ONYX Bar and Grill (until 3pm)
Sat April 20 7:07pm- Pepsi 66th Season Opener
Sat April 27 7:07pm- Mobil 1 $1 Night (select items)
Sat May 4 7:07pm- Tractor Town Kid’s Night
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