Rockford Speedway Results from 07.07.18

NASCAR All American Sportsmen
A-Main 01 — 1. Josh Thiering, South Beloit; 2. Howie Ware, South Beloit; 3. Rich Schinderling, Jr (r), Winnebago;
4. Adam Cartwright (r), Roscoe; 5. Chad Smith, Davis Junction; 6. Johnny Robinson, II, Beloit, Wis; 7. John
Featherston (r), Loves Park; 8. Cody Houseweart, Machesney Park; 9. Terrance Robinson (r), Beloit, Wis.
Heat 01 — 1. Adam Cartwright (r), Roscoe; 2. Rich Schinderling, Jr (r), Winnebago; 3. Josh Thiering, South Beloit;
4. Terrance Robinson (r), Beloit, Wis; 5. John Featherston (r), Loves Park.
Heat 02 — 1. Howie Ware, South Beloit; 2. Chad Smith, Davis Junction; 3. Johnny Robinson, II, Beloit, Wis; 4.
Cody Houseweart, Machesney Park.
Time Trial — 1. Chad Smith, Davis Junction; 2. Johnny Robinson, II, Beloit, Wis; 3. Howie Ware, South Beloit; 4.
Cody Houseweart, Machesney Park; 5. Josh Thiering, South Beloit; 6. John Featherston (r), Loves Park; 7.
Terrance Robinson (r), Beloit, Wis; 8. Adam Cartwright (r), Roscoe; 9. Rich Schinderling, Jr (r), Winnebago.
Trophy Dash 01 — 1. Howie Ware, South Beloit; 2. Johnny Robinson, II, Beloit, Wis; 3. Chad Smith, Davis
Junction; 4. Josh Thiering, South Beloit; 5. John Featherston (r), Loves Park; 6. Cody Houseweart, Machesney

NASCAR Bandits
A-Main 01 — 1. Ben Rucker, Beloit, Wis; 2. Kelsey Dobbs, Beloit, Wis; 3. Mark Bielefeldt, Loves Park; 4. Bart
Brockmann, Rockford; 5. Steve Putman, Jr., Beloit, Wis; 6. Ashley Matts, Rockford; 7. Dan Sander, Roscoe; 8.
Todd Snow, Rockford; 9. Mike Kinney, Roscoe; 10. Charles Schork, Rockford; 11. Ross Lamont, Cherry Valley; 12.
Duane Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 13. Terry Ciano, Jr., Janesville, Wis; 14. Jacob Putman, Lancaster, Wis.
Heat 01 — 1. Mark Bielefeldt, Loves Park; 2. Terry Ciano, Jr., Janesville, Wis; 3. Mike Kinney, Roscoe; 4. Dan
Sander, Roscoe; 5. Jacob Putman, Lancaster, Wis; 6. Charles Schork, Rockford; 7. Ashley Matts, Rockford.
Heat 02 — 1. Ben Rucker, Beloit, Wis; 2. Todd Snow, Rockford; 3. Ross Lamont, Cherry Valley; 4. Duane
Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 5. Kelsey Dobbs, Beloit, Wis; 6. Steve Putman, Jr., Beloit, Wis; 7. Bart Brockmann,
Time Trial — 1. Bart Brockmann, Rockford; 2. Kelsey Dobbs, Beloit, Wis; 3. Duane Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 4. Todd
Snow, Rockford; 5. Steve Putman, Jr., Beloit, Wis; 6. Ben Rucker, Beloit, Wis; 7. Ross Lamont, Cherry Valley; 8.
Ashley Matts, Rockford; 9. Dan Sander, Roscoe; 10. Jacob Putman, Lancaster, Wis; 11. Mark Bielefeldt, Loves
Park; 12. Mike Kinney, Roscoe; 13. Charles Schork, Rockford; 14. Terry Ciano, Jr., Janesville, Wis.
Trophy Dash 01 — 1. Kelsey Dobbs, Beloit, Wis; 2. Duane Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 3. Todd Snow, Rockford; 4. Bart
Brockmann, Rockford; 5. Ben Rucker, Beloit, Wis; 6. Steve Putman, Jr., Beloit, Wis.

American Super Cup Series
A-Main 01 — 1. Payton Glodowski, Oostburg, Wis; 2. Mick Ellis, Schaumburg; 3. Cayden Fretwell;; 4. David Cerer,
Antioch; 5. Greg Davis, Huntley; 6. Kourtnay Borman, Loves Park; 7. Lucas Lunsman, St Croix Falls, Wis; 8. Jessica
Talley, Genoa; 9. Kendall Tracey, Beloit, Wis; 10. Del Schuler;; 11. Tyler Larsen, Elburn.
Heat 01 — 1. Payton Glodowski, Oostburg, Wis; 2. Mick Ellis, Schaumburg; 3. Kourtnay Borman, Loves Park; 4.
Cayden Fretwell;; 5. David Cerer, Antioch; 6. Lucas Lunsman, St Croix Falls, Wis.
Heat 02 — 1. Jessica Talley, Genoa; 2. Greg Davis, Huntley; 3. Del Schuler;; 4. Kendall Tracey, Beloit, Wis; 5.
Tyler Larsen, Elburn.
Time Trial — 1. Kourtnay Borman, Loves Park; 2. Payton Glodowski, Oostburg, Wis; 3. Lucas Lunsman, St Croix
Falls, Wis; 4. David Cerer, Antioch; 5. Mick Ellis, Schaumburg; 6. Cayden Fretwell;; 7. Greg Davis, Huntley; 8. Del
Schuler;; 9. Kendall Tracey, Beloit, Wis; 10. Tyler Larsen, Elburn; 11. Jessica Talley, Genoa.

Bandit Figure 8
A-Main 01 — 1. Charles Schork, Rockford; 2. Charlie Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 3. Ben Rucker, Beloit, Wis; 4. Bart
Brockmann, Rockford; 5. Mark Bielefeldt, Loves Park.
Vintage Racers
A-Main 01 — 1. Pat “Hacksaw” Heaney, Greenfield, Wis; 2. Franc Beldowski, Rockford; 3. Gene Pennington,
Antioch; 4. Joe Darnell, Machesney Park; 5. Steve Rubeck, Rockford.
Heat 01 — 1. Franc Beldowski, Rockford; 2. Joe Darnell, Machesney Park; 3. Steve Rubeck, Rockford; 4. Pat
“Hacksaw” Heaney, Greenfield, Wis; 5. Gene Pennington, Antioch.

A LOT OF ENTERTAINMENT FOR FIVE BUCKS THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!

By: Tom Ace

This Saturday night July 7 gives you more bang for your buck at
Rockford Speedway!

It’s $5 Fan Appreciation Night, where all admission is just $5! That’s
right…whether you’re a senior citizen or just six years old…your
admission price this Saturday night is just $5! (Kids 5 and under are
FREE)

One person- $5
Two people on a first date? $10
Family of four? $20
Wanna bring a baseball team? $45
A fifteen passenger van full of people? $75
A 72 passenger school bus full of rowdies? $360

Speaking of School Buses, this Saturday night marks the return of the
‘Monsters of the School Yard!’ Get ready for School Bus Racing…which
one again is part of $5 Fan Appreciation Night. You never know what
the school buses are gonna do! Will they rub? Will they wreck? Will
they flip over?! Come on out this Saturday night and find out.

Racing action this Saturday includes the Bargain Hunter Sportsman,
T.E.D. Transit Bandits, the American Super Cup Series, the Northern
Outlaw Vintage Series and Bandit Figure 8 racing. JUST ADDED this
Saturday night are One-on-One Spectacular Drags, where you and your
car, truck or van can be part of the show!

Grandstands open at 5 PM, with Racing set to start at 7:07 PM. Tickets
may be purchased in advance by visiting rockfordspeedway.com, calling
815-633-1500 or stopping by the Rockford Speedway Main Offices during
regular business hours.

Pack you vehicle with friends, family & neighbors! We’ll see you this
Saturday night for $5 Fan Appreciation Night with School Bus Racing
only at Rockford Speedway!

PEPSI KIDS NIGHT NEXT WEEKEND, CONCESSION OBSESSION NIGHT COMING UP

Next Saturday night July 14 is Pepsi Kids Night presented by DOC X,
where Kids 11 and under get in FREE. The night is also ‘Speedway Trick
or Treat,’ where Kids will be able to pick up various ‘treats’
throughout the concourse during the night and after the races the Pit
Area becomes a ‘treat haven’ as drivers will be ready to great the
masses with candy, autographs, and many other goodies. Also on this
night, the exciting DOC X Drift Racers return for an exhibition and
you can bet the rubber will burn and the smoke will fly!

Racing on Pepsi Kids Night includes the return of the Stanley Steemer
NASCAR Late Models plus the Bargain Hunter Sportsman, Miller Lite
American Short Trackers and Original Sixers. Race time is 7:07 PM next
Saturday night.

Saturday July 21 is Concession Obsession Night presented by 96.7 The
Eagle, showcasing various concession stand specials on food and
beverages PLUS 96 CENT BEER. There will be five divisions racing that
evening including the Open Wheel Modifieds and Illini Midgets plus the
Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Miller Lite American Short
Trackers and T.E.D. Transit Bandits. First race is scheduled for 7:07
PM on Concession Obsession Night. Adult admission is $12, children
ages 6-11 are admitted for $6, while Kids 5 and under are FREE.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday July 7 (7:07 PM) $5 Fan Appreciation Night featuring School
Bus Racing- Sp, Bandits, AmSC, Vintage, Bandit Figure 8
Wednesday July 11 (7:27 PM) Wild Wednesday Racing- Roadrunners,
Sixers, Bandits, WWoW, Double Figure 8, Spec Drags
Saturday July 14 (7:07 PM) Pepsi Kids Night presented by DOC X
featuring the DOC Drift Cars & Speedway Trick or Treat- LM, Sp, AST,
Sixers
Wednesday July 18 (7:27 PM) Wild Wednesday Racing featuring the
Sportsman plus Sixers, Bandits, WWoW, Spec Drags, Double Figure 8
Saturday July 21 (7:07 PM) Concession Obsession Night presented by
96.7 The Eagle- LM, AST, Bandits, Modifieds and Illini Midgets
Wednesday July 25 (7:27 PM) Equipment Depot Wild Wednesday- RR,
Sixers, Bandits, WWoW, Double Figure 8, Spec Drags
Saturday July 28 (7:07 PM) Must See Sprint Car Series Sprintacular
plus Midwest Compact Touring Series, Sportsman, AST

RECAP: FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA

By: Tom Ace

Despite a heavy rain shower which soaked Rockford Speedway for over
half an hour Wednesday evening, the sun eventually returned and the
show went on as the Independence Day tradition known as the Fireworks
Extravaganza took center stage. A large and enthusiastic crowd was on
hand not only to witness the spectacular Fireworks show but also some
exciting short track racing on America’s 242nd birthday!

MILLER LITE AMERICAN SHORT TRACKERS

It was another thriller for the fabulous four cylinder cars and when
the checkered flag flew on this night, it was Aaron Rude and the
‘Worlds Fastest Ford Pinto’ in victory lane claiming his third feature
win of the year while out-dueling points leader Franc Beldowski for
the top spot.

Rude made decisive moves in traffic to climb to the front of the field
and after a multi-lap exchange was able to pass early leader Steve
Rubeck for first place near the race’s halfway point. But soon after
Rude took the lead, Beldowski was on his tail. Over the course of the
race’s final seven laps, Beldowski made numerous challenges for the
top spot, but came up just short in each attempt.

Beldowski settled for his fourth second place finish of the year and
was followed by Rubeck in third. Former Rookie of the Year Kyle Voss
not only notched a heat race win earlier in the night, but finished
fourth place in the feature race. Nick Schmidt rounded out the top
five.

KICKSTART ROADRUNNER MIDNIGHT RIDE OF PAUL REVERE

Chad Lounsbury dominated the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, winning the
20 lap race in total darkness by nearly half a lap over Terry Gerber.
The win was Lounsbury’s sixth Roadrunner feature win of the year and
his second career win in the Midnight Ride.

Gerber came home a career best second place in the Midnight Ride and
was the only other car on the lead lap in a very bizarre race. Kevin
Memoli bounced back from early problems to notch a third place result,
with Dave Lumsden Jr fourth and Brent Garnhardt fifth. Garnhardt also
won the Roadrunner Challenge ‘Flagpole Race’ earlier in the evening.

ORIGINAL SIXERS

Zach Cichon inherited the lead with three laps to go and motored onto
his first ever Rockford Speedway feature win in the 15 lap Sixermania
feature. Cichon became the leader under yellow flag conditions after
previous leader Nick Schneider’s car overheated. Jim Crozier finished
the race in second place, followed by Dave Cooter in third, Jared Lane
in fourth and Sean Worman in fifth.

WINGED WOMEN ON WHEELS

Ashley Matts won her second Winged Women on Wheels feature of the year
Wednesday night, outrunning Chandale Swarthout and Lily Allen to take
the checkered flag.

Rockford Speedway Results from 07.04.18

NASCAR American Short Trackers
A-Main 01 — 1. Aaron Rude, Cambridge, Wis; 2. Franc Beldowski, Rockford; 3. Steve Rubeck, Rockford; 4. Kyle
Voss, Woodstock; 5. Nick Schmidt, Watertown, Wis; 6. Todd Snow, Rockford; 7. Melody Boyle (r), Kirkland; 8.
Destiny Genore (r), Beloit, Wis; 9. David Russell, Jr, Rockford; 10. Shannon Stoltz, Machesney Park; 11. Todd
Bridges, Winnebago; 12. Jeremy Watson, Machesney Park; 13. Dave LaPier, Rockford.
Heat 01 — 1. Steve Rubeck, Rockford; 2. Todd Bridges, Winnebago; 3. Nick Schmidt, Watertown, Wis; 4. Todd
Snow, Rockford; 5. David Russell, Jr, Rockford; 6. Steve Erickson, Jr, Machesney Park; 7. Dave LaPier, Rockford; 8.
Jeremy Watson, Machesney Park.
Heat 02 — 1. Kyle Voss, Woodstock; 2. Franc Beldowski, Rockford; 3. Aaron Rude, Cambridge, Wis; 4. Destiny
Genore (r), Beloit, Wis; 5. Melody Boyle (r), Kirkland; 6. Shannon Stoltz, Machesney Park.

NASCAR Road Runners
A-Main 01 — 1. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 2. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 3. Kevin Memoli, Belvidere; 4. Dave
Lumsden, Jr., Rockford; 5. Brent Garnhart, Machesney Park; 6. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park; 7. Robby
Robinson, Orfordville, Wis; 8. Jeremiah Gusk, Loves Park.
Heat 01 — 1. Dave Lumsden, Jr., Rockford; 2. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 3. Jeremiah Gusk, Loves Park; 4. Lloyd
Hawkins, Machesney Park; 5. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park.
Heat 02 — 1. Robby Robinson, Orfordville, Wis; 2. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 3. Kevin Memoli, Belvidere; 4.
Brent Garnhart, Machesney Park.
Challenge — 1. Brent Garnhart, Machesney Park; 2. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 3. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 4.
Jeremiah Gusk, Loves Park; 5. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park.

Original Sixers
A-Main 01 — 1. Zach Cichon, Poplar Grove; 2. Jim Crozier, Machesney Park; 3. David Cooter, Jr, Machesney Park;
4. Jerid Butram, Rockford; 5. Sean Worman, Roscoe; 6. Roger Thigpen, Rockford; 7. Steven Dover, Loves Park; 8.
Josh Smith, Rockford; 9. Andrew Garkey, Winnebago; 10. Mike Kinney, Roscoe; 11. Colton Bohnenkamp, Loves
Park; 12. Aimee Anderson, Loves Park; 13. Alex Ure, Machesney Park; 14. Mike Shipman, Rockford; 15. Nick
Schneider, Rockton; 16. William Hazer, Loves Park; 17. Blake Andrus, Rockford; 18. Nate Swain, Machesney Park;
19. Dallas Conniff, Beloit, Wis.
Heat 01 — 1. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 2. David Cooter, Jr, Machesney Park; 3. Zach Cichon, Poplar Grove; 4.
Blake Andrus, Rockford; 5. Andrew Garkey, Winnebago; 6. Mike Kinney, Roscoe; 7. Dallas Conniff, Beloit, Wis; 8.
Colton Bohnenkamp, Loves Park; 9. Mike Shipman, Rockford; 10. Aimee Anderson, Loves Park; 11. Alex Ure,
Heat 02 — 1. Jim Crozier, Machesney Park; 2. Josh Smith, Rockford; 3. Nate Swain, Machesney Park; 4. Jerid
Butram, Rockford; 5. Sean Worman, Roscoe; 6. Roger Thigpen, Rockford; 7. William Hazer, Loves Park.

Winged Women on Wheels
A-Main 01 — 1. Ashley Matts, Rockford; 2. Chandale Swartwout, Beloit, Wis; 3. Lilly Allen, Genoa.
Heat 01 — 1. Ashley Matts, Rockford; 2. Lilly Allen, Genoa; 3. Chandale Swartwout, Beloit, Wis.

RECAP: ALL STAR SATURDAY NIGHT

By: Tom Ace

ARCA Midwest Tour Kar Korner All Star 100

After coming frustratingly close to victory in last year’s All Star
100, Roscoe’s Austin Nason left little doubt in this year’s version of
the Super Late Model Showdown. The Roscoe resident led the race’s
final 59 laps en route to one of the biggest victories of his career
and his second win along the ARCA Midwest Tour in 2018.

Despite having a very fast race car, Nason’s road to victory was far
from easy. After climbing to the lead on the 16th lap, Nason had his
left rear tire cut down in a bottleneck on lap 31. The incident was
enough to luckily bring out a yellow flag for Nason, as his crew was
able to replace the flat and quickly get Nason’s car back on track. A
myriad of yellow flags allowed Nason the advantage of moving forward
on “pick and choose” restarts, allowing him the opportunity to quickly
climb back to the front of the field.

Nason challenged Casey Johnson for the lead just a few laps later and
re-assumed the lead for good on lap 41. Despite a handful of yellow
flags over the final 59 laps, Nason was never seriously challenged for
the lead again. Johnson claimed second while Minnesota’s Jonathon
Eilen came home in third.

Florida’s Dalton Zehr finished fourth and earlier in the evening set
the new ARCA Midwest Tour track record in qualifying with a lap of
12.913. South Beloit’s Michael Bilderback rounded out the top five.

STANLEY STEEMER NASCAR LATE MODEL STAR SPANGLED 76

Speaking of Bilderback, for the second straight year, he was the man
to beat in the 76 lap Late Model feature which served as the
under-card to the 100 lap Super Late Model race.

After setting fast time in qualifying, Bilderback elected to start at
the back of the 14 car field in pursuit of the $700 Gerber Collision
and Glass Ultimate Challenge Bonus. A couple of early yellow flags
chipped away at the field, sidelining three cars by lap five, allowing
Bilderback a small assist in his climb forward.

After a second yellow flag on lap 3, the race proceeded to go 31
straight laps green, allowing Bilderback to race his way into the top
three. Following a restart just before halfway, Bilderback was able to
get into second place and challenge race leader Alex Papini for the
top spot. After a brief yet exciting exchange, Bilderback assumed the
lead on the 38th lap. Despite a couple of late-race yellow flags, the
two-time Rockford Speedway track champion was never seriously
challenged for the lead and picked up the win, his third of the season
and second in as many nights after winning Friday night’s Big 8 Series
event at Madison International Speedway.

Jon Reynolds Jr took advantage of a late race restart to move from
fourth place on lap 71 to second place when the race ended five laps
later. 15 year old Max Kahler capped off a solid night with a third
place finish, with Matt Berger coming home fourth. Wisconsin teenager
RJ Braun persevered throughout the 76 laps and was rewarded with his
first ever Rockford Speedway top-five finish.

KICKSTART ROADRUNNERS

The most exciting finish of the night was the 20 lap Kickstart
Roadrunner feature, which included no less than five cars battling at
the front of the field at any given time. When the curtain came down
on a caution-free 20 lap race, Beloit’s Chad Lounsbury outdistanced
Austin Fowler by a matter of inches at the line for the checkered flag
and his fifth victory of the year.

Fowler got to the front of the field just before halfway after getting
by Terry Gerber for the race’s top spot. Lounsbury, saddled with an
unfavorable starting position, fought into the runner up spot with 8
laps to go. Quickly Lounsbury chased Fowler down for the lead. Over
the course of the race’s final four laps, Lounsbury and Fowler went
back and fourth in their battle for the win, with Lounsbury slipping
sideways while getting after Fowler for the lead with two laps to go.
As the field took the white flag, Lounsbury got under Fowler in turn
two and the duo raced side-by-side through the final corners, with the
two drivers trading paint off the corner headed towards the finish
line. When the dust settled and the checkered flag waved, it was
Lounsbury who ground to victory by 18 inches over Fowler.

Kevin Memoli finished third after holding off several aggressive
challenges for Robby Robinson for the position. Robinson settled for
fourth, while Gerber finished fifth.

Rockford Speedway Results from 06.30.18

NASCAR Late Models

A-Main 01 — 1. Michael Bilderback, South Beloit; 2. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park; 3. Max Kahler, Caledonia; 4.
Matt Berger, Loves Park; 5. RJ Braun, Wales, Wis; 6. Jeff Wakeman, Streator; 7. Jordan DeVoy, Lake Geneva, Wis;
8. Alex Papini, Rockford; 9. Tom Gille, Winnebago; 10. Brody Willett, Alburnett, Iowa; 11. Mike Lloyd, Davis; 12.
Dennis Smith, Jr, South Beloit; 13. Jacob Vanoskey, Hartford, Wis; 14. Steve Vaughn, Maple Park.

Heat 01 — 1. Dennis Smith, Jr, South Beloit; 2. Tom Gille, Winnebago; 3. Jacob Vanoskey, Hartford, Wis; 4. Mike
Lloyd, Davis; 5. RJ Braun, Wales, Wis; 6. Jeff Wakeman, Streator; 7. Steve Vaughn, Maple Park.

Heat 02 — 1. Matt Berger, Loves Park; 2. Brody Willett, Alburnett, Iowa; 3. Michael Bilderback, South Beloit; 4.
Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park; 5. Jordan DeVoy, Lake Geneva, Wis; 6. Max Kahler, Caledonia; 7. Alex Papini,

Time Trial — 1. Michael Bilderback, South Beloit; 2. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park; 3. Brody Willett, Alburnett,
Iowa; 4. Matt Berger, Loves Park; 5. Max Kahler, Caledonia; 6. Jordan DeVoy, Lake Geneva, Wis; 7. Alex Papini,
Rockford; 8. RJ Braun, Wales, Wis; 9. Mike Lloyd, Davis; 10. Dennis Smith, Jr, South Beloit; 11. Tom Gille,
Winnebago; 12. Jacob Vanoskey, Hartford, Wis; 13. Steve Vaughn, Maple Park; 14. Jeff Wakeman, Streator.

Trophy Dash 01 — 1. Michael Bilderback, South Beloit; 2. Matt Berger, Loves Park; 3. Max Kahler, Caledonia; 4.
Brody Willett, Alburnett, Iowa; 5. Jordan DeVoy, Lake Geneva, Wis; 6. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park.

NASCAR Road Runners

A-Main 01 — 1. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 2. Austin Fowler, Loves Park; 3. Kevin Memoli, Belvidere; 4. Robby
Robinson, Orfordville, Wis; 5. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 6. Brent Garnhart, Machesney Park; 7. Devin Opsahl,
Rockford; 8. Justin Wagner, Beloit, Wis; 9. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park.

Heat 01 — 1. Austin Fowler, Loves Park; 2. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 3. Justin Wagner, Beloit, Wis; 4. Devin
Opsahl, Rockford; 5. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park.

Heat 02 — 1. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 2. Brent Garnhart, Machesney Park; 3. Robby Robinson, Orfordville,
Wis; 4. Kevin Memoli, Belvidere.

Trophy Dash 01 — 1. Kevin Memoli, Belvidere; 2. Austin Fowler, Loves Park; 3. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 4.
Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 5. Justin Wagner, Beloit, Wis; 6. Brent Garnhart, Machesney Park.

THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR ALL STAR SATURDAY NIGHT!

By: Tom Ace

This 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, 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?

A full field of Super Late Models are expected for this event,
including former All Star 100 winner Rich Bickle, former National
Short Track champion Jon Reynolds Jr, Joe Shear Classic champion
Austin Nason, multi-time Slinger Speedway champion Steve Apel and
multi-time Grundy County Speedway champion Ricky Baker along with
Indiana’s Paulie Shafer, Florida’s Dalton Zehr, Minnesota’s Jonathon
Eilen and many, many more!

Also joining the fray this Saturday night 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. Multi-time track champion Michael Bilderback looks to
repeat as winner of the 76 lap race while former ’76’ winners Matt
Berger, Alex Papini and Jon Reynolds Jr will also be on a quest to
return to victory lane. A solid field of NASCAR Late Models are
expected next weekend in what is one of the most anticipated races of
the NASCAR Late Model season!

The Kickstart Roadrunners are also on the card Saturday night and
there’s also a big Fireworks display scheduled at the end of the show!

Adult admission is $25, with Children (ages 6-11) are admitted for $10
while kids 5 and under are FREE.

If you’re a real short track racing fan…you gotta be part of ‘All
Star Saturday Night’ on Saturday June 30!

FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA & FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT ARE COMING UP!

Wednesday July 4 is a special ‘Wild Wednesday’ with the running of the
annual Fireworks Extravaganza and the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,
the Roadrunner race 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’s Bandit Figure 8 racing! Race time is 7:07 PM on Fan
Appreciation Night.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday June 30 (7:07 PM) ARCA Midwest Tour Kar Korner All Star 100
plus NASCAR Late Model Star Spangled 76, RR 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
Wednesday July 11 (7:27 PM) Wild Wednesday Racing- Roadrunners,
Sixers, Bandits, WWoW, Double Figure 8, Spec Drags
Saturday July 14 (7:07 PM) Pepsi Kids Night presented by DOC X
featuring the DOC Drift Cars & Speedway Trick or Treat- LM, Sp, AST,
Sixers
Wednesday July 18 (7:27 PM) Wild Wednesday Racing featuring the
Sportsman plus Sixers, Bandits, WWoW, Spec Drags, Double Figure 8
Saturday July 21 (7:07 PM) Concession Obsession Night presented by
96.7 The Eagle- LM, AST, Bandits, Modifieds and Illini Midgets

Big Entry List Announced for ARCAMT’s Kar Korner All-Star 100

Full Printable Entry List (PDF)

Record 29 Rockford Speedway Entries Expected This Saturday Night

(Oregon, WI) – It was 40 years ago when legendary ARTGO Promoter John McKarns and Rockford Speedway Promoter Hugh Deery put together the first ever All-Star 100 event at the famed quarter-mile oval located in Loves Park, Illinois.

This Saturday night, the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment, will return to Rockford Speedway to add another chapter into the history books of this historical short track event with the 2018 running of the Kar Korner All-Star 100.

Since 1978, the race has been held under different sanctioned series. The list of winners in this event is practically a Hall of Fame itself. Past winners include: Dick Trickle (1978, 1980, 1983, 1986), Mark Martin (1979), Joe Shear (1981, 1985, 1992), Dave Watson (1982), Bobby Allison (1984), Al Schill (1987), Butch Miller (1988), Larry Schuler (1990), Kevin Cywinski (1991), Eddie Hoffman (2007), Trent Snyder (2008), Ross Kenseth (2009), Ryan Carlson (2010), Erik Jones (2011), Michael Bilderback (2012), Ty Majeski (2015, 2017) and Jeff Holtz (2016).

Michael Bilderback and Jeff Holtz the only two drivers on the list of past winners that have entered this year’s running on Saturday night.

Joining Bilderback and Holtz is a large list of drivers hoping to end their month of June with a big victory.

Current ARCAMT point leader Paul Shafer Jr. is looking for his second victory in a row after winning his first Midwest Tour event last month at Jefferson Speedway. He currently holds a one-point lead over Austin Nason in the standings.

Nason, who won the Joe Shear Classic earlier this year, feels like he has some unfinished business in this event. Last year, he was leading with three laps to go until he got the classic short track “bump and run” from Ty Majeski coming out of turn four giving the four-time Tour champion his second All-Star 100 victory. Nason has this date circled big time on his calendar.

Casey Johnson is third in the standings and is a past winner of the National Short Track Championships at Rockford. He has been so close to tasting victory in the first three events this season, he looks to break through on Saturday night.

Dalton Zehr is fourth in the standings and will head to Rockford with a two-win streak this past weekend. Last Friday night, Zehr won the feature at Norway Speedway in Michigan and 24 hours later won the Super Late Model event at Dells Raceway Park in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

Andrew Morrissey will be looking for his second victory of the season after winning the Cabin Fever 100 at State Park Speedway in May, while Billy Mohn is fresh off his first ARCAMT podium finish at Jefferson Speedway.

Mohn leads a rookie field into Rockford Speedway as he is challenging John Beale, Dillon Hammond, Ryan Farrell and Mike Holmgren, Jr. for the Rookie of the Year title.

Rich Bickle Jr. is a two-time National Short Track Championship winner. ARCAMT’s Ironman Jonathan Eilen will make is 122nd start.

Michael Ostdiek is fresh off a win this past Saturday night at Elko Speedway in Elko, Minnesota while Justin Mondiek has been winning in central Wisconsin. Sophomore competitor John DeAngelis Jr. hopes to start a win streak of his own this Saturday night.

Rockford Speedway regulars have also filed an entry this Saturday night. Jon Reynolds Jr. won this past Saturday night while Jake Gille is a former track champion along with Bilderback.

Ricky Baker recently won the Frank Welch Memorial at Grundy County Speedway.

Steve Apel is a former Slinger Super Speedway track champion.

James Swan is a former ARCAMT Rookie of the Year as well as a Mid-American Stock Car Series and Midwest Truck Series champion. He also has won the famous Bahama Brackets at Rockford Speedway.

There are many other hot shoes who will be looking to add their name to the Kar Korner All-Star 100 list. Names include: Mikie Breiner, Jim Olson, Curt Tillman, Scott Koerner, Adam Peschek, Mike Beyer, and Jake Vanoskey.

The ARCAMT Kar Korner 100 isn’t the only big race on the schedule this Saturday night. Rockford’s NASCAR Stanley Steemer Late Models will have their Star Spangled 76-lap feature event and the famous RoadRunners will also be in action.

Qualifying will get underway at 5pm with an autograph session to follow. The racing action will get underway at 7:07pm on Saturday night.

Make your plans to join us at Rockford Speedway this Saturday night!

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ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment
Kar Korner All-Star 100
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Rockford Speedway (Loves Park, IL)

29 Entries as of 6/25/18

Car # Name Hometown State
5 Casey Johnson Edgerton WI
5 Jeff Holmgren, Jr East Troy WI
5 John Beale Verona WI
7 John DeAngelis, Jr Hubertus WI
7 Paul Shafer, Jr Portage IN
8 Billy Mohn New Market MN
13 Jake Gille Winnebago IL
13 Mikie Breiner Wonder Lake IL
14 Austin Nason Roscoe IL
17 Michael Bilderback South Beloit IL
18 Michael Ostdiek Lakeville MN
24 Jim Olson Harvard IL
38 Jeff Holtz Franksville WI
39 Andrew Morrissey DeForest WI
40 Curt Tillman Roscoe IL
44 Justin Mondeik Gleason WI
45 Rich Bickle, Jr Edgerton WI
51 Steve Apel West Bend WI
52 Ricky Baker Plainfield IL
55 Scott Koerner Joliet IL
66 Adam Peschek Oconomowoc WI
75 Dillon Hammond Grand Marsh WI
75 Mike Beyer Machesney Park IL
77 Jonathan Eilen Hampton MN
80 Ryan Farrell Big Bend WI
84 Jake Vanoskey Hartford WI
97 James Swan Lake Geneva WI
119 Dalton Zehr Daytona Beach FL
X Jon Reynolds, Jr Rockford IL

HOTLY CONTESTED FEATURE RACES HIGHLIGHT KIDS NIGHT

By: Tom Ace

Race fans at Rockford Speedway were treated to both comfortable
weather and thrilling feature races as part of Metro Medical Kids
Night.

STANLEY STEEMER NASCAR LATE MODELS

Division point leader Jon Reynolds Jr finally put one in the win
column on Saturday night, charging to the lead on lap five of the 30
lap Late Model Feature and holding on for his first win of 2018.

Reynolds had to withstand several challenges over the race’s final
eight laps from Alex Papini en route to the checkers. During those
final eight circuits, Papini took numerous looks at the lead while
using his front bumper to massage the backside of Reynolds car in
looking for the right opportunity to take the lead. Despite coming
ever so close, Papini could not slip past Reynolds and snag his fourth
win of the season.

The two former track champions had the crowd on their feet as the
checkered flag waved, with Reynolds keeping his car straight off turn
four after one final nudge from Papini. Despite falling short of
victory, the win was a solid bounce-back for Papini, who had to
scratch his entry following qualifying one week ago after discovering
rear end issues.

Tom Gille finished third in the caution-free race, followed by Matt
Berger in fourth. Jake Vanoskey, making his first start at Rockford
since a violent wreck on Opening Night, rounded out the top five.

BARGAIN HUNTER SPORTSMAN

After working hard on the track and coming painfully close to victory
one week ago, Adam Cartwright overcame early obstacles and endured
some hard work off-the-track this week. The reward was a second win of
the season for the Roscoe resident, who inherited the lead after a lap
15 restart and sailed to victory in the 25 lap feature race.

Cartwright began the night with rear end issues on his car, forcing
him to miss some practice while only receiving one lap of qualifying.
When the green flag flew on his main event though, Cartwright and
Terrance Robinson waged an epic 15 lap tussle for the top spot, while
each car behind them found a dancing partner…creating up to four
continuous battles for position on the track! An incident between
Richie Schinderling and Cody Houseweart brought out the race’s only
yellow and shook up the field in several ways. Schinderling left the
track and Houseweart went to the back, while Josh Thiering, who held a
top five position, made his way pitside during the caution flag.

The driver who inherited the most good fortune during the yellow was
point leader Howie Ware, who was running seventh before the yellow.
but found himself fourth in the order after the chaos and elected to
restart on the bottom groove when the race restarted. Robinson lead
the field back to green but stumbled out of the blocks, handing the
lead to Cartwright. Robinson’s car then struggled to negotiate turn
one and tickled the wall, ending his chances for victory. Ware
continued to benefit from the madness, making his way to second place
by lap 17. But Ware’s run ended there, as Cartwright won the race
while Ware settled for second place. Johnny Robinson II finished
third, with Houseweart battling back to fourth and Garrick Fry
rounding out the top five.

MILLER LITE AMERICAN SHORT TRACKERS

For the fifth time this season, Franc Beldowski collected a feature
win in the Miller Lite American Short Trackers. Beldowski, who’s had a
flare for the dramatic in 2018, got past leader Aaron Rude on lap 15
when Rude’s car bobbled in turn two, opening the door for Beldowski to
take the lead and sail off to victory. Rude settled for second,
followed by Todd Bridges, who finished a career best third. Todd Snow,
who won the Bandit feature on Wednesday night, came home in fourth,
while Destiny Genore rounded out the top five.

KICKSTART ROADRUNNERS

Robby Robinson scored his third feature win of the year during the 20
lap Roadrunner main event, holding off several challenges from point
leader Kevin Memoli on his way to victory. Robinson joined Chad
Lounsbury as the only three-time winner in the class this year. Austin
Fowler followed Robinson and Memoli across the line in third, with
Brent Garnhardt in fourth and Lounsbury fifth.

Rockford Speedway Results from 06.23.18

NASCAR All American Sportsmen
A-Main 01 — 1. Adam Cartwright (r), Roscoe; 2. Howie Ware, South Beloit; 3. Johnny Robinson, II, Beloit, Wis; 4.
Cody Houseweart, Machesney Park; 5. Garrick Fry, Durand; 6. John Featherston (r), Loves Park; 7. Terrance
Robinson (r), Beloit, Wis; 8. Josh Thiering, South Beloit; 9. Rich Schinderling, Jr (r), Winnebago.
Heat 01 — 1. John Featherston (r), Loves Park; 2. Adam Cartwright (r), Roscoe; 3. Terrance Robinson (r), Beloit,
Wis; 4. Rich Schinderling, Jr (r), Winnebago; 5. Chris McQuality, Rockford.
Heat 02 — 1. Cody Houseweart, Machesney Park; 2. Josh Thiering, South Beloit; 3. Howie Ware, South Beloit; 4.
Johnny Robinson, II, Beloit, Wis; 5. Garrick Fry, Durand.
Time Trial — 1. Howie Ware, South Beloit; 2. Garrick Fry, Durand; 3. Johnny Robinson, II, Beloit, Wis; 4. Cody
Houseweart, Machesney Park; 5. Josh Thiering, South Beloit; 6. Rich Schinderling, Jr (r), Winnebago; 7. Terrance
Robinson (r), Beloit, Wis; 8. Adam Cartwright (r), Roscoe; 9. Chris McQuality, Rockford; 10. John Featherston (r),
Loves Park.
Trophy Dash 01 — 1. Cody Houseweart, Machesney Park; 2. Josh Thiering, South Beloit; 3. Johnny Robinson, II,
Beloit, Wis; 4. Howie Ware, South Beloit; 5. Garrick Fry, Durand; 6. Rich Schinderling, Jr (r), Winnebago.

NASCAR American Short Trackers
A-Main 01 — 1. Franc Beldowski, Rockford; 2. Aaron Rude, Cambridge, Wis; 3. Todd Bridges, Winnebago; 4. Todd
Snow, Rockford; 5. Destiny Genore (r), Beloit, Wis; 6. Melody Boyle (r), Kirkland; 7. David Russell, Jr, Rockford; 8.
Mark Bielefeldt, Loves Park; 9. Shannon Stoltz, Machesney Park.
Heat 01 — 1. Todd Snow, Rockford; 2. Todd Bridges, Winnebago; 3. Destiny Genore (r), Beloit, Wis; 4. Mark
Bielefeldt, Loves Park; 5. Shannon Stoltz, Machesney Park.
Heat 02 — 1. Franc Beldowski, Rockford; 2. Aaron Rude, Cambridge, Wis; 3. David Russell, Jr, Rockford; 4. Melody
Boyle (r), Kirkland.
Time Trial — 1. Franc Beldowski, Rockford; 2. Aaron Rude, Cambridge, Wis; 3. Melody Boyle (r), Kirkland; 4.
David Russell, Jr, Rockford; 5. Todd Bridges, Winnebago; 6. Shannon Stoltz, Machesney Park; 7. Todd Snow,
Rockford; 8. Destiny Genore (r), Beloit, Wis; 9. Mark Bielefeldt, Loves Park.
Trophy Dash 01 — 1. Franc Beldowski, Rockford; 2. Aaron Rude, Cambridge, Wis; 3. Melody Boyle (r), Kirkland; 4.
David Russell, Jr, Rockford; 5. Todd Bridges, Winnebago; 6. Shannon Stoltz, Machesney Park.

NASCAR Late Models
A-Main 01 — 1. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park; 2. Alex Papini, Rockford; 3. Tom Gille, Winnebago; 4. Matt Berger,
Loves Park; 5. Jacob Vanoskey, Hartford, Wis; 6. Dennis Smith, Jr, South Beloit; 7. Max Kahler, Caledonia; 8. Jeff
Wakeman, Streator; 9. Tyler Brown, Carol Stream; 10. Mike Lloyd, Davis; 11. Steve Vaughn, Maple Park.
Heat 01 — 1. Tom Gille, Winnebago; 2. Dennis Smith, Jr, South Beloit; 3. Jacob Vanoskey, Hartford, Wis; 4. Tyler
Brown, Carol Stream; 5. Steve Vaughn, Maple Park; 6. Jeff Wakeman, Streator.
Heat 02 — 1. Matt Berger, Loves Park; 2. Alex Papini, Rockford; 3. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park; 4. Max Kahler,
Caledonia; 5. Mike Lloyd, Davis.
Time Trial — 1. Max Kahler, Caledonia; 2. Matt Berger, Loves Park; 3. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park; 4. Alex
Papini, Rockford; 5. Mike Lloyd, Davis; 6. Jacob Vanoskey, Hartford, Wis; 7. Tom Gille, Winnebago; 8. Dennis
Smith, Jr, South Beloit; 9. Jeff Wakeman, Streator; 10. Tyler Brown, Carol Stream; 11. Steve Vaughn, Maple Park.
Trophy Dash 01 — 1. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park; 2. Matt Berger, Loves Park; 3. Alex Papini, Rockford; 4. Max
Kahler, Caledonia; 5. Jacob Vanoskey, Hartford, Wis.

NASCAR Road Runners
A-Main 01 — 1. Robby Robinson, Orfordville, Wis; 2. Kevin Memoli, Belvidere; 3. Austin Fowler, Loves Park; 4.
Brent Garnhart, Machesney Park; 5. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 6. Justin Wagner, Beloit, Wis; 7. Nick Schneider,
Rockton; 8. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 9. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park.
Heat 01 — 1. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 2. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 3. Austin Fowler, Loves Park; 4. Justin
Wagner, Beloit, Wis; 5. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park.
Heat 02 — 1. Brent Garnhart, Machesney Park; 2. Robby Robinson, Orfordville, Wis; 3. Kevin Memoli, Belvidere;
4. Nick Schneider, Rockton.
Trophy Dash 01 — 1. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 2. Kevin Memoli, Belvidere; 3. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 4.
Robby Robinson, Orfordville, Wis; 5. Brent Garnhart, Machesney Park; 6. Justin Wagner, Beloit, Wis.