By: Kevin Ramsell
Monday, November 26, 2007 (Loves Park, IL) – The Big 8 Series will be the headline division during the 31st annual Spring Classic at Rockford Speedway on Sunday afternoon April 13, 2008. Annually marking the start of racing in the Midwest, the Spring Classic is returning to its roots, with a one day event that will include the longest race in Big 8 Series history, a 100 lap feature as well as the Mid-American Stock Car Series in a 50 lap feature.
Last year’s event saw Mike Ehde score his first career series victory over eventual Big 8 Series Champion Jeremy Miller by just inches. Much of the same is expected in the 2008 version. “The racing is just so competitive with these cars at Rockford, a 100 lap feature should be an excellent show to kick off the season for the drivers, teams and fans.” Stated Big 8 Series Coordinator Gregg McKarns. “Last year we had ten winners in ten feature events, that shows the level of competition this series has, just about anyone in the starting field has a chance to win and that makes for an exciting product on the track.” With local tracks not yet hosting their weekly programs, top drivers from across the region are invited to venture to Rockford for the Spring Classic.
A complete Big 8 Series schedule will be released in early January that is expected to include 8 to 10 events including the Big 8 Series Championship Event during the Oktoberfest Race Weekend at La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway. For more information including complete statistics from the first three years of competition, visit www.big8series.com. The 2007 Big 8 Series Banquet will be held January 19, 2008 at Forest Hills Lodge in Loves Park, IL.
This article was posted to the website on November 26th, 2007
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