Socks, ties and wallets. Dad has enough of them.

Give your dad the gift of racing this Saturday night at Rockford Speedway.

This Saturday night June 16 is Tractor Town Salute to Dad night, with Dad’s admitted to the track for just $5! Your Dad will get quite the bang for his buck this Saturday night, with FIVE divisions taking to the track, going fender-to-fender on the ‘high banks.’ Competing divisions include the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Bargain Hunter Sportsman, Miller Lite American Short Trackers, Kickstart Roadrunners and T.E.D. Transit Bandits.

Grandstands open at 5 PM this Saturday, with Qualifying at 5:55 PM and racing slated to start at 7:07 PM. Adult admission is $12, with Children (ages 6-11) admitted for $6, Kids 5 and under FREE and all Dads admitted for just $5.

Join us for Tractor Town Salute to Dad this Saturday night at Rockford Speedway!


Next Wednesday June 20 is a big day, with the traditional Kids Day Camp Sparktacular next Wednesday at 1 PM. Admission is just $1 for this afternoon of fun on-track which includes several of the cars and drivers you see on Saturday and Wednesday nights at Rockford Speedway. After the event, there will be a HUGE autograph session on the concourse area.

Along with Wild Wednesday racing next week, the Forest Hills Lodge hosts a special guest as reigning IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden will make a stop in our area. The event is hosted by the Rockford East/Cherry Valley Rotary Club and runs from 5 PM until 7 PM. Admission is $40 per person to the event (tables of 8 can be reserved for $500). The event also includes a picnic dinner (hamburger, hot dogs and brats) and the price of admission to the event includes a ticket to the Wild Wednesday show which begins at 7:27 PM.

A few nights later, on Saturday night June 23, it’s Metro Medical Kids Night, with Kids 11 and under admitted FREE. Along with free admission, Kids are invited to take part in Kids Box Car Races at Intermission. Kids may take a simple box and color & craft it to look like their own car or the car of their racing hero. We will split Kids into age groups and ‘let them race’ during the middle of the evening. On-track action includes the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Bargain Hunter Sportsman, Miller Lite American Short Trackers and Kickstart Roadrunners. Race time is 7:07 PM.


Saturday night June 30 is ‘All Star Saturday Night’ at Rockford Speedway, with the return of the Kar Korner All Star 100 for the ARCA Midwest Tour Super Late Models. The best Super Late Model racers in America are set to converge upon Rockford Speedway on this night, trying to enter themselves into the history books with some of the most recognizable names in short track racing. Drivers like Mark Martin, Bobby Allison, Dick Trickle, Joe Shear, Butch Miller, Rich Bickle, Eddie Hoffman, Erik Jones and Ty Majeski have won this great mid-summer classic…who will add their name to the list?

Also joining the fray on June 30 are the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, running their ‘Star Spangled 76’ lap feature race, making ‘All Star Saturday Night’ a ‘can’t miss’ Late Model Doubleheader. After the racing is done, a Fireworks display will light up the night. If you’re a real short track racing fan…you gotta be part of ‘All Star Saturday Night’ on Saturday June 30!

Wednesday July 4 will be a special ‘Wild Wednesday’ with the running of the annual Fireworks Extravaganza and the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, the Roadrunner race ran in total darkness! Along with Roadrunners you’ll see the Miller Lite American Short Trackers, Original Sixers and Winged Women on Wheels. The One-on-One Spectacular Drags are in action that night along with the running of the Roadrunner Challenge ‘Flagpole Race!’ Race time is 7:27 PM on July 4.

Saturday night July 7 is $5 Fan Appreciation Night, where all admission is just $5! Fan Appreciation Night features the return of the ‘Monsters of the Schoolyard” for School Bus Racing! The Bargain Hunter Sportsman, T.E.D. Transit Bandits, American Super Cups and Northern Outlaw Vintage Series are scheduled to race that night plus there will be Bandit Figure 8 racing! Race time is 7:07 PM on Fan Appreciation Night.

For more information on these upcoming events and to purchase advance tickets for ‘All Star Saturday Night’ and the Fireworks Extravaganza, please visit our website or call 815-633-1500.


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 with Josef Newgarden- RR, Bandits, Sixers, WWoW, Double Figure 8, Spec Drags Saturday June 23 (7:07 PM) Metro Medical Kids Night featuring Kids Box Car Races- LM, Sp, AST, RR Wednesday June 27 (7:27 PM) Wild Wednesday Racing- Sixers, Bandits, WWoW, AmSC, Double Figure 8, Spec Drags Saturday June 30 (7:07 PM) ARCA Midwest Tour Kar Korner All Star 100 plus NASCAR Late Model Star Spangled 76 and Fireworks Wednesday July 4 (7:27 PM) Fireworks Extravaganza & Midnight Ride of Paul Revere- AST, RR, Sixers, WWoW, Fireworks, Flagpole Race, Spec Drags Saturday July 7 (7:07 PM) $5 Fan Appreciation Night featuring School Bus Racing- Sp, Bandits, AmSC, Vintage, Bandit Figure 8