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  • WET, WINDY AND COLD FORECAST FORCES ‘DOLLAR NIGHT’ CANCELLATION

    By; Max McQueen With a raceday forecast more suitable for early March instead of late April, officials at Rockford Speedway have decided to cancel their Saturday night April 25 racing program. Weather forecasts have predicted cold and and wet conditions all week and the Saturday outlook did not c...

  • PAPINI CLAIMS OPENING NIGHT SLUGFEST

    By: Max McQueen Two-time NASCAR Illinois State Champion Alex Papini has claimed more feature wins than any other driver over the past two plus seasons. Saturday evening, as part of Pepsi’s 68th Season Opener, the Machesney Park resident notched his 23rd win in a Late Model since the beginni...

  • 68th SEASON OPENER SET FOR SATURDAY NIGHT!

    This Saturday night April 18 officially kicks off another season of NASCAR Whelen All American Series Racing at Rockford Speedway, with the Pepsi 68th Season Opener! The first Saturday night race of 2015 features the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Bargain Hunter Sportsman, Miller Lite Americ...

  • WET AND WILD SPRING CLASSIC GOES TO WILBERG

    After eleven years of waiting, a one hour rain delay was nothing for Bobby Wilberg. One of the most notable and consistent drivers in the history of the Big 8 Late Model Series presented Gandrud Chevrolet, Wilberg had never visited victory lane in a Big 8 Series event. That changed Sunday afterno...

  • IT’S TIME FOR THE 38th ANNUAL ‘SPRING CLASSIC!’

    This Sunday afternoon April 12, it’s the first major asphalt race of the season in the Midwest, with the running of the 38th Annual Spring Classic at Rockford Speedway, featuring an 88 lap main event for the Big 8 Late Model Series presented by Gandrud Chevrolet. This year’s Spring Classic again ...

  • SPEEDWAY ORIGINAL STAN BURDICK TO BE INDUCTED INTO ILLINOIS STOCK CAR HALL OF FAME!

    By: Eric Huenefeld One of the most recognizable figures ever at Rockford Speedway will be honored in a special ceremony this Saturday night in Rockford. Stan Burdick will be inducted as part of the fourth class of honorees into the Illinois Stock Car Hall of Fame this Saturday evening, April 11 a...

  • PAPINI PULLING DOUBLE DUTY AT SUNDAY’S SPRING CLASSIC

    By: Russell J Wheeler Two-time NASCAR Illinois State Champion and 2013 Rockford Speedway Track Champion Alex Papini simply won’t settle for one crack at victory during the 38th Annual Spring Classic Sunday April 12 at Rockford Speedway. The Machesney Park native plans to campaign two cars in two ...

  • Spring Classic Early Entry List Filled With Champions And Challengers!

    By: Eric Huenefeld The countdown is on until the beginning of another exciting season of short track racing in the Midwest. The first major short track race in the region takes the green flag next Sunday afternoon April 12, as the 38th Annual Spring Classic takes to the track at Rockford Speedway...

  • ORR SOARS TO SECOND SPRING ENDURO TRIUMPH!

    By: Eric Huenefeld Slow and steady won the race for Jay Orr. A slow climb to the front of the field followed by a steady pace while at the head of the class led the South Milwaukee Wisconsin resident to victory in Saturday afternoon’s Stone & Double T 200 lap enduro at Rockford Speedwa...

  • PRESEASON CAR SHOW RETURNS TO ONYX APRIL 18!

    By: Cole Hammer For the third consecutive year, fans will be able to get up close to some of their favorite race cars and drivers before the first green flag falls on the 2015 NASCAR Whelen All American Series season at Rockford Speedway. Saturday April 18, from 11 AM until 2:30 PM, Onyx Bar ...

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