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The 70th Anniversary season at Rockford Speedway officially begins this Saturday night May 6 with “Ladies Night.” All ladies will be admitted for $5 this Saturday, with the first 100 Ladies through the gate receiving a FREE Rose. Treat the lady in your life to a night at the races, with on-track action including the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Miller Lite American Short Trackers, Kickstart Roadrunners, Bandits and Racer Girl Winged Women on Wheels. This Saturday night also doubles as “Opening Night” for 2017, with last weekend’s Mountain Dew 70th Season Opener washed out by unseasonably cold weather and persistent showers. Grandstands open this Saturday night at 5 PM, with the Co-Lin Metals Fast Dashes kicking things off at 7:07 PM. Adult admission is $12, with Children ages 6-11 admitted for $6 and Kids 5 and under FREE.


“Racing Around Town” returns this Saturday from 11 AM til 2 PM at locations across the Rockford area! “Racing Around Town” gives fans a chance to get up close to the cars and drivers who will be competing at Rockford Speedway during the 2017 season. Make sure to stop and see as many cars as you can throughout the day while also supporting the local businesses that support auto racing!

Stop at the following locations and see these cars and drivers:

Crazy Times Pub & Grub- Michael Bilderback & Howie Ware
Neighbors Bar & Grill- Jon Reynolds Jr
Murphy’s Pub & Grill- Chad Smith
Sisters Cafe- Chris Jones
Windsor Auto Sales- David Russell
Rockford Speedway- Adam Cartwright & Mark Bielefeldt
Dickey’s BBQ on Perryville- Josh Theiring
Robins Nest- Jeff Parisot & Terry Gerber
Busters Bar and Grill- Mike Mahurin

**More locations and drivers may be added, watch our Facebook page for details.
Want to display your car at your sponsor this Saturday during “Racing Around Town?” Contact Dan Lignell to be part of this fun event!


Next Saturday May 13, it’s Tractor Town Kids Night, with Kids 11 & under admitted FREE! The first Kids Night of the summer also includes ‘Speedway Trick or Treat,’ with goodies for kids available all night long throughout the Speedway grounds. Racing on Kids Night features the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Bargain Hunter Sportsman, Miller Lite American Short Trackers, Kickstart Roadrunners and American Super Cups. One week later, on Saturday May 20, it’s ‘Military Appreciation Night,’ where we salute those that protected and continue to protect our freedoms. Those showing their Military ID at the Main Gate will receive $5 General Admission and also be treated to a full night of racing featuring the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Bargain Hunter Sportsman, Kickstart Roadrunners and Hornets. Military Appreciation Night is also the first Miller Lite ‘Dollar Beer Night’ of 2017. Gates open at 5 PM, with racing beginning at 7:07 PM on both nights. Don’t miss any of these great upcoming events!

Sat May 6 7:07 pm- “Ladies Night” (All Ladies admitted for $5, FREE Rose for the first 100 Ladies)
Sat May 13 7:07 pm- Tractor Town Kids Night (Kids 11 & under FREE plus Speedway Trick or Treat and Tractor Rides)
Sat May 20 7:07 pm- Military Appreciation Night ($5 admission w/Military ID)
Sat May 27 7:07 pm- LM, Sp, AST, RR plus Illini Midgets
Thu June 1 – Sun June 4- Rockford Town Fair (NO RACING)
Sat June 10 7:07 pm- LPT Auto presents the Original Trailer Race of Destruction

About Rockford Speedway

Since the inaugural season in 1948, the high-banked quarter mile oval has been tabbed as “Mid-America’s Finest Racetrack.” Rich in racing tradition, this reputation has been well earned through hosting major events like the granddaddy of all short track post season events, the National Short Track Championships. More

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