By: Kip Ripley

With our last snowfall just five weeks ago, it’s hard to believe it is already Memorial Day Weekend!

This Saturday night May 26 at Rockford Speedway is ‘Salute to Service’ Night presented by K&N Filters. Salute to Service will be a special night, with $5 admission granted to current or former Military members who present their Military ID. Plus, many servicemen and women are scheduled to be on hand while also taking part in the evening as we salute them for all they have done and continue to do keep us safe and free.

Racing this Saturday night 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 a HUGE ‘Salute to Service’ Opening Ceremony beginning at 6:50 PM and racing scheduled to start at 7:07 PM. K&N Filters is also giving away over $1500 in prizes to fans this Saturday night, as the first 100 fans through the gates receive a FREE drawstring bag from K&N while ten lucky fans will have the chance to win a $100 gift card from K&N.

Adult admission is $12, with Children (ages 6-11) $6 and Kids 5 and under FREE. And don’t forget, current and former Military Members with an ID are admitted for just $5 this Saturday night.

Come join us for a great night of racing and reflection with ‘Salute to Service’ presented by K&N Filters this Saturday night!


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

This 4-day family-friendly event features 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 include more than 20 different midway 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 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 ’til ‘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!

There are FIVE divisions scheduled to be in action on Trailer Race night, including the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Bargain Hunter Sportsman, Miller Lite American Short Trackers, T.E.D. Transit Bandits and the Kickstart Roadrunners. Gates open at 5 PM, with racing set to start at 7:07 PM.


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
Wednesday June 20 (1 PM) Kids Day Camp Sparktacular
Wednesday June 20 (7:27 PM) Wild Wednesday Racing- RR, Bandits, Sixers, WWoW, Double Figure 8, Spec Drags