By: Kip Ripley

The first Kids Night of 2018 is this Saturday night May 19 at Rockford Speedway!

There is plenty of fun planned on Northwest Bank Kids Night, where Kids ages 11 and under get in FREE. The first 500 kids who pass through the gates are also set to receive a FREE racing poster!

During Intermission, all Kids 11 and under will be invited onto the track for the Northwest Bank Kids Coin Scramble for their chance to ‘cash in.’ Then, at the end of the night, Kids of all ages will be thrilled and mystified by the School Bus Jump…as a full-size school bus takes flight across the Rockford Speedway infield!

Divisions racing include the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Miller Lite American Short Trackers, T.E.D. Transit Bandits and Kickstart Roadrunners. Gates open at 5 PM, with Racing at 7:07 PM. Adult admission is $12, with Kids 11 and under admitted FREE. We hope to see you and your family & friends this Saturday night at Rockford Speedway.

And make sure to mark the remaining Kids Nights on your calendar…Saturday June 23 (Kids Box Car Races), Saturday July 14 (Speedway Trick or Treat) and Saturday August 11 (Kids Bike Races and the Great Bike Giveaway).


With the weather warming up quickly, it’s hard to believe next weekend is already Memorial Day Weekend. With that in mind, next Saturday is Salute to Service Night presented by K&N Filters. Salute to Service will be a special night with many servicemen and women on hand taking part in the evening as we salute them for all they have done and continue to do keep us safe and free. Racing next weekend includes the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Bargain Hunter Sportsman, Miller Lite American Short Trackers and Kickstart Roadrunners. Main Gates open at 5 PM, with the special Salute to Service Opening Ceremony beginning at 6:50 PM and racing at 7:07 PM. Adult admission is $12, with Children (ages 6-11) $6 and Kids 5 and under FREE.

Saturday night June 9, a tradition unlike any other returns as LPT Automotive presents the Original Trailer Race of Destruction! It’s the trend setter…often imitated and never duplicated! Cars, trucks and vans pulling boats, campers and travel trailers in a rolling demolition derby, with no winner crowned until ‘the last trailer trails.’ The Original Trailer Race of Destruction is one of the biggest nights of the year at Rockford Speedway, so ordering your tickets in advance is recommended.

Advance Tickets for Saturday June 9 may be ordered in various ways. You may order your tickets online at, by phone at 815-633-1500 or in person at the Rockford Speedway Main Office. Online orders are accepted 24 hours a day, while phone orders and walk up orders are accepted during regular business hours. Preferred Seating (Sections D, E & F) is $24 for Adults and $12 for Kids 11 and under. Reserved Seating (Sections A, B, C, G, H, J) is $20 for adults and $10 for Kids 11 & under. Bleacher Seating on the Backstretch is General Admission, with adults admitted for $15 and Kids 11 and under admitted at just $5. Don’t delay…order your tickets today!


Rockford Town Fair returns to the Rockford Speedway Thursday May 31 thru Sunday June 3 and this year’s event looks to have something for everyone!

This 4-day family-friendly event will feature a full midway, complete with rides, games and great “fair food” and drinks, fun and exciting entertainment for all ages, including the ‘Town Fair 200’ Enduro on Sunday June 3 on the ‘high banks’ of Rockford Speedway!

The Rockford Town Fair will feature more than 20 different rides and many family-friendly areas, sure to delight kids of all ages including a Petting Zoo, Stunt Shows, Dog Shows, Bounce Houses & more!

Hours for Rockford Town Fair are as follows…

Thurs 5/31- 6 pm to 10 pm
Friday 6/1- 6 pm to 11 pm
Sat 6/2- 11 am to 11 pm
Sun 6/3- 11 am to 9 pm

General Admission to the fair is $1 and available at the gate only, Parking is $5

For more information about Rockford Town Fair, please visit


Saturday May 19 (7:07 PM) Northwest Bank Kids Night featuring the Kids Coin Scramble & School Bus Jump- LM, AST, Bandits, RR
Saturday May 26 (7:07 PM) Salute to Service presented by K&N Filters- LM, Sp, AST, RR
**May 31 – June 3- Rockford Town Fair**
Sunday June 3 (1 PM) Town Fair 200 Enduro
Saturday June 9 (7:07 PM) LPT Automotive presents the Original Trailer Race of Destruction- LM, Sp, AST, Bandits, RR plus the Hare & the Hound Race
Wednesday June 13 (7:27 PM) Wild Wednesday Opener- RR, Bandits, Sixers, WWoW, Double Figure 8, Spec Drags
Saturday June 16 (7:07 PM) Tractor Town Salute to Dad ($5 admission for Dads) LM, Sp, AST, Bandits, RR