By Kraig McCay
Rockford Speedway celebrated their 65th season on Saturday night and honored four of their own by inducting them into the Walk of Fame. Seven Time Late Model Champion Ricky Bilderback, Two Time Late Model Champion Jerry Gille, Matt Berger, the 2010 Sportsman Champion that has won a feature in all four NASCAR divisions as well as longtime car owner and competitor Billy McCoy who claimed the 1996 American Short Tracker crown were all enshrined prior to racing. When the engines fired, it was veteran Mike Beyer holding off a determined ‘Driver X’ Jon Reynolds, Jr to become the twelfth different Late Model winner of 2012. Scotty Hoeft was victorious in the American Short Trackers, former Champ Robert Roush found RoadRunner Victory Lane as did point leader Patrick Bruns in the Illini Racing Series Midgets. Shawn Rickelman topped the field in the Next Winners RoadRunner feature event to record his first ever feature triumph.
This article was posted to the website on August 19th, 2012
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