KIDS NIGHT, BOX CAR RACES AND DR DANGER THIS SATURDAY

By: Pete O’Neill

This Saturday night June 23, it’s Metro Medical Kids Night at
Rockford Speedway!

There plenty of things happening at Rockford Speedway from the moment
you walk through the gate until the moment you leave this Saturday
night. Once again, all Kids 11 and under are admitted FREE on Kids
Night. 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.

A late addition to Kids Night is Dr Danger’s Daredevil AllStars! As
seen on America’s Got Talent on NBC and American Daredevils on History
Channel, Dr Danger and his thrill-seeking sidekick Baca The Rocka will
be at Rockford Speedway with an all new set of wild and crazy stunts.
Dr Danger’s Daredevil AllStars are set to perform multiple times as
part of Metro Medical Kids Night.

Racing this weekend includes the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models,
Bargain Hunter Sportsman, Miller Lite American Short Trackers and
Kickstart Roadrunners.

Gates open at 5 PM, with Racing set to begin at 7:07 PM. Adult
admission is just $12, with Kids 11 and under FREE. Have a blast this
Saturday night on Metro Medical Kids Night!

ALL STAR SATURDAY NIGHT IS NEXT WEEKEND!

Next 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 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.
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 next 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 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, 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

RECAP: WILD WEDNESDAY (JUNE 20)

By: Clem Easterly

ROADRUNNERS

After setting the new Wild Wednesday track record in qualifying
earlier in the evening, Arlyn Roush finished off the night by winning
a thrilling Roadrunner feature race.

Roush held off a furious late-race charge from Chad Lounsbury and won
the 15 lap event by a distance of three feet. Lounsbury had a solid
night too, qualifying second (also under the old track record) and
winning both the Fast Dash and his Heat Race. Terry Gerber finished
third, followed by Nick Schneider in fourth place and Devin Opsahl
rounding out the top five.

BANDITS

Driving a steady race while staying ahead a quick group of
challengers, Rockford’s Todd Snow held on to the lead and claimed his
first ever feature win in the 20 lap Bandit main event.

Snow, who had been plagued by bad luck despite a fast car in 2018, was
able to lead the race’s final 15 laps while staying ahead of a
charging Bart Brockmann, who settled for second. Opening Night winner
Cassidy Frisch finished the race in third place, with Duane Lounsbury
fourth and Austin Nason fifth.

ORIGINAL SIXERS

Thomas Andrus started the season two-for-two in the Original Sixer
division with a win in the 15 lap “Sixermania” race. Andrus cut to the
front of the field just before halfway and was able to pull away from
the rest of the ten car field en route to the checkered flag.

Jim Crozier finished second, while Roger Thigpen raced to a third
place result. Stan Buczynski came home fourth while Sean Worman
rounded out the top five.

DOUBLE FIGURE 8

It was all Nick Schneider during the Figure 8 portion of the night, as
the Rockton resident won both the Roadrunner and Bandit Figure 8 races
on Wednesday night. With his win in the Roadrunner Figure 8, Schneider
is now two-for-two in that category so far in 2018.

Wild Wednesday Results from 06.20.18

Bandits
A-Main 01 — 1. Todd Snow, Rockford; 2. Bart Brockmann, Rockford; 3. Cassidy Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 4. Duane
Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 5. Austin Nason, Roscoe; 6. Chris Tolliver, Watertown, Wis; 7. Jeff Parisot, Machesney Park;
8. Charles Schork, Rockford; 9. David Rucker, Jr, Beloit, Wis; 10. Nick Schmidt, Watertown, Wis; 11. Ashley Matts,
Rockford.
Bandits
A-Main 01 — 1. Todd Snow, Rockford; 2. Bart Brockmann, Rockford; 3. Cassidy Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 4. Duane
Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 5. Austin Nason, Roscoe; 6. Chris Tolliver, Watertown, Wis; 7. Jeff Parisot, Machesney Park;
8. Charles Schork, Rockford; 9. David Rucker, Jr, Beloit, Wis; 10. Nick Schmidt, Watertown, Wis; 11. Ashley Matts,
Rockford.
Heat 01 — 1. Austin Nason, Roscoe; 2. Duane Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 3. Jeff Parisot, Machesney Park; 4. David
Rucker, Jr, Beloit, Wis; 5. Charles Schork, Rockford; 6. Ashley Matts, Rockford.
Heat 02 — 1. Todd Snow, Rockford; 2. Cassidy Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 3. Chris Tolliver, Watertown, Wis; 4. Nick
Schmidt, Watertown, Wis; 5. Bart Brockmann, Rockford.
Time Trial — 1. Nick Schmidt, Watertown, Wis; 2. Bart Brockmann, Rockford; 3. Cassidy Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 4. Todd
Snow, Rockford; 5. Chris Tolliver, Watertown, Wis; 6. Duane Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 7. Jeff Parisot, Machesney
Park; 8. Ashley Matts, Rockford; 9. Austin Nason, Roscoe; 10. Charles Schork, Rockford; 11. David Rucker, Jr,
Trophy Dash 01 — 1. Nick Schmidt, Watertown, Wis; 2. Chris Tolliver, Watertown, Wis; 3. Cassidy Frisch, Beloit,
Wis; 4. Todd Snow, Rockford; 5. Duane Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 6. Bart Brockmann, Rockford.

Figure 8
A-Main 01 — 1. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 2. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 3. Devin Opsahl, Rockford; 4. Curt
Nighswonger, Machesney Park.

Bandit Figure 8
A-Main 01 — 1. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 2. Charlie Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 3. Charles Schork, Rockford; 4. Ross
Lamont, Cherry Valley; 5. Duane Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 6. David Rucker, Jr, Beloit, Wis.

RoadRunner Super Summer Series
A-Main 01 — 1. Arlyn Roush, Woodstock; 2. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 3. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 4. Nick
Schneider, Rockton; 5. Devin Opsahl, Rockford; 6. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park.
Heat 01 — 1. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 2. Arlyn Roush, Woodstock; 3. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 4. Devin
Opsahl, Rockford; 5. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park; 6. Nick Schneider, Rockton.
Time Trial — 1. Arlyn Roush, Woodstock; 2. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 3. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 4. Terry
Gerber, Loves Park; 5. Greg Pruitt, Rockford; 6. Devin Opsahl, Rockford; 7. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park.
Trophy Dash 01 — 1. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 2. Arlyn Roush, Woodstock; 3. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 4.
Devin Opsahl, Rockford; 5. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 6. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park.

Original Sixers
A-Main 01 — 1. Thomas Andrus, Rockford; 2. Jim Crozier, Machesney Park; 3. Roger Thigpen, Rockford; 4. Stan
Buczynski, Rockford; 5. Sean Worman, Roscoe; 6. Jordan Howell, Rockton; 7. Jerid Butram, Rockford; 8. Mike
Shipman, Rockford; 9. Steven Dover, Loves Park; 10. Andrew Garkey, Winnebago.
Heat 01 — 1. Stan Buczynski, Rockford; 2. Jerid Butram, Rockford; 3. Jordan Howell, Rockton; 4. Roger Thigpen,
Rockford; 5. Andrew Garkey, Winnebago; 6. Mike Shipman, Rockford.
Heat 02 — 1. Thomas Andrus, Rockford; 2. Jim Crozier, Machesney Park; 3. Sean Worman, Roscoe; 4. Blake
Andrus, Rockford; 5. Aimee Anderson, Loves Park; 6. Steven Dover, Loves Park.

DRAMATIC FEATURE FINISHES HIGHLIGHT ‘SALUTE TO DAD’ NIGHT

By: Clem Easterly

On a sweltering Saturday evening at Rockford Speedway, five divisions
took to the track as part of Tractor Town ‘Salute to Dad’ night. The
Father’s Day Eve racing program sent fans home happy following a great
night of short track racing which included a pair of “buzzer beating”
finishes.

In the Miller Lite American Short Tracker feature, Shannon Stoltz
skipped away to an early lead in the 25 lap feature event. A steady
hand from Stotlz, coupled with congestion from second place on back,
helped the Machesney Park racer maintain a stable lead. But with 10
laps to go, points leader Franc Beldowski made his way into second and
set sail for Stoltz, with visions of a fifth feature win of the year
in his sights.

Facing a straightaway deficit, the odds seemed stacked against
Beldowski, but with three laps to go, the Rockford resident found the
leader and began a frantic tussle for the top spot. Both drivers
traded the lead multiple times in the final few circuits, with
Beldowski leading the white flag lap by the skinniest of margins. But
on the race’s final lap, Stoltz found just enough to hold off
Beldowski by inches en route the checkered flag. The win was Stoltz’s
second career American Short Tracker win and his first of 2018, while
Beldowski settled for his second runner up finish of the season. David
Russell came home in third, followed by Aaron Rude in fourth and
Destiny Genore in fifth.

The 25 lap Bargain Hunter Sportsman race was a different kind of
dramatic, with two contenders separating themselves from the pack
early and dueling side-by-side for the entire race.

Johnny Robinson II and Adam Cartwright engaged in a 25 lap game of
high-speed chess on the warm northern Illinois evening, with Robinson
holding the high line while Cartwright challenged from the bottom
groove. Robinson held off every single one of Cartwright’s challenges
while trading the lead with Cartwright three times in the final seven
laps before taking the checkered flag half a carlength ahead of
Cartwright at the conclusion of 25 laps. The win was Robinson’s second
of the season, making the Beloit resident the first repeat feature
winner in the division of 2018. Cartwright collected his best finish
since his Opening Night victory back in April with his second place
result. Rookie Richie Schinderling took third place and was followed
by Howie Ware in fourth and Terrance Robinson in fifth.

In other action Saturday night…

Max Kahler was declared the winner of the 30 lap Stanley Steemer
NASCAR Late Model feature after apparent race winner Jake Gille was
disqualified in post -race technical inspection with an illegal
carburetor. The win is Kahler’s second career and his first of 2018.
Matt Berger was credited with second place, one week after winning his
first feature of the season. Jon Reynolds Jr ended up third, with fast
qualifier Jerry Gille fourth and Tom Gille rounding out the top five.

Chad Lounsbury stayed hot in the Kickstart Roadrunner division by
winning his fourth total feature of the year. Lounsbury, a three-time
winner on Saturday nights this season, also pocketed the opening Wild
Wednesday feature earlier in the week. Points leader Kevin Memoli came
across the line in second place and was followed by Brent Garnhardt in
third.

Reigning T.E.D. Transit Bandit champion Kelsey Dobbs finally made it
back to victory lane after winning a closely contested 20 lap feature.
Dobbs outran runner up Ross Lamont and third place Duane Lounsbury on
the way to the win.

Rockford Speedway Results from 06.16.18

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

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

NASCAR Bandits
A-Main 01 — 1. Kelsey Dobbs, Beloit, Wis; 2. Ross Lamont, Cherry Valley; 3. Duane Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 4.
Tyler Deschaine, Loves Park; 5. Todd Snow, Rockford; 6. Ben Rucker, Beloit, Wis; 7. Ashley Matts, Rockford.
Heat 01 — 1. Todd Snow, Rockford; 2. Duane Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 3. Kelsey Dobbs, Beloit, Wis; 4. Ashley
Matts, Rockford; 5. Ross Lamont, Cherry Valley; 6. Ben Rucker, Beloit, Wis.
Time Trial — 1. Kelsey Dobbs, Beloit, Wis; 2. Duane Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 3. Todd Snow, Rockford; 4. Ashley
Matts, Rockford; 5. Ben Rucker, Beloit, Wis; 6. Ross Lamont, Cherry Valley.

NASCAR Late Models
A-Main 01 — 1. Max Kahler, Caledonia; 2. Matt Berger, Loves Park; 3. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park; 4. Jerry
Gille, Roscoe; 5. Tom Gille, Winnebago; 6. Dennis Smith, Jr, South Beloit; 7. Steve Vaughn, Maple Park; 8. Jeff
Wakeman, Streator; 9. Jacob Gille, Winnebago.
Heat 01 — 1. Tom Gille, Winnebago; 2. Dennis Smith, Jr, South Beloit; 3. Jacob Gille, Winnebago; 4. Steve
Vaughn, Maple Park; 5. Jeff Wakeman, Streator.
Heat 02 — 1. Matt Berger, Loves Park; 2. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park; 3. Jerry Gille, Roscoe; 4. Max Kahler,
Caledonia.
Time Trial — 1. Jerry Gille, Roscoe; 2. Max Kahler, Caledonia; 3. Matt Berger, Loves Park; 4. Jon Reynolds, Jr.,
Loves Park; 5. Jacob Gille, Winnebago; 6. Tom Gille, Winnebago; 7. Alex Papini, Rockford; 8. Steve Vaughn,
Maple Park; 9. Dennis Smith, Jr, South Beloit; 10. Jeff Wakeman, Streator.

NASCAR Road Runners
A-Main 01 — 1. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 2. Kevin Memoli, Belvidere; 3. Brent Garnhart, Machesney Park; 4.
Robby Robinson, Orfordville, Wis; 5. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 6. Kenneth Brazee III, Rockford.
Heat 01 — 1. Brent Garnhart, Machesney Park; 2. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 3. Kevin Memoli, Belvidere; 4. Robby
Robinson, Orfordville, Wis; 5. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis.

FIVE DIVISIONS AND $5 DADS THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

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!

INDY CAR CHAMP NEWGARDEN VISITS NEXT WEDNESDAY, KIDS NIGHT NEXT SATURDAY

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.

ALL STAR SATURDAY NIGHT, FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA & FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT ALL COMING UP!

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 rockfordspeedway.com or call 815-633-1500.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

RECAP: WILD WEDNESDAY OPENER (JUNE 13)

By: Clem Easterly

ROADRUNNERS

A torrid four-car battle led a caution-free 20 lap feature for the Roadrunners. After getting to the lead early, it appeared Austin Fowler was going to hold off the persistent challenges of Arlyn Roush, Chad Lounsbury and Greg Pruitt for the win. But a flat tire with under five laps to go removed Fowler from the lead and ended his shot at victory.

With that small break, Lounsbury assumed the lead on the 16th lap and skated away for the win, his third combined Roadrunner win of the year. Pruitt nosed past Roush in the race’s final two laps two claim second, regulating Roush to third. Fast qualifier Dave Lumsden Jr finished fourth while Nick Schneider rounded out the top five.

BANDITS

Two-time Winged Women on Wheels champion Cassidy Frisch started the Wednesday night Bandit season on a strong note, winning the Fast Dash, her Heat Race and the 15 lap Feature race for the class. Frisch got to the lead on the race’s third lap and held a steady lead of three carlengths or more for the balance of the race.

Fast qualifier Nick Schmidt fought off a slow start to climb back to second place by the race’s conclusion, followed by Ashley Matts in third. Saturday night winner Duane Lounsbury finished fourth and was followed by fifth place Todd Snow.

ORIGINAL SIXERS

Eleven drivers took to the track for the first Original Sixer racing program of the season and staged some of the most exciting action of the night. At the end of 15 laps, Thomas Andrus stood tall above the competition as the Rockford native got to the front early and was able to keep his closest competition at bay.

Steve Dover took second place after winning a tight battle with Bobby Frisch for the runner up position. Sean Worman came home fourth place behind Frisch while Machesney Park’s Nate Swain rounded out the top five.

WINGED WOMEN ON WHEELS

Overall it was a solid night for Ashley Matts. Not only did the Rockford native come home third in the Bandit feature, but she also claimed her first ever Feature win in the Winged Women on Wheels feature by holding off a hard-charging Cassidy Frisch for the win. Nikki Mueller finished a distant third with Lily Allen fourth.

DOUBLE FIGURE 8

2015 Figure 8 champion Nick Schneider was fast and fearless in the opening Roadrunner Figure 8 race of the season, winning by a wide margin in the 10 lap race, while Charlie Frisch claimed victory in the first ever Bandit Figure 8 race.

Wild Wednesday Results from 06.13.18

Bandits
A-Main 01 — 1. Cassidy Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 2. Nick Schmidt, Watertown, Wis; 3. Ashley Matts, Rockford; 4. Duane
Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 5. Todd Snow, Rockford; 6. Nicole Mueller, Muskego, Wis; 7. Richard Warren, Rockford.

Heat 01 — 1. Cassidy Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 2. Todd Snow, Rockford; 3. Ashley Matts, Rockford; 4. Nick Schmidt,
Watertown, Wis; 5. Nicole Mueller, Muskego, Wis; 6. Duane Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 7. Richard Warren, Rockford.

Time Trial — 1. Nick Schmidt, Watertown, Wis; 2. Cassidy Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 3. Todd Snow, Rockford; 4. Ashley
Matts, Rockford; 5. Duane Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 6. Richard Warren, Rockford; 7. Nicole Mueller, Muskego, Wis.

Trophy Dash 01 — 1. Cassidy Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 2. Ashley Matts, Rockford; 3. Duane Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 4.
Richard Warren, Rockford; 5. Nick Schmidt, Watertown, Wis; 6. Todd Snow, Rockford.

Figure 8
A-Main 01 — 1. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 2. Brent Garnhart, Machesney Park; 3. Harold Tipton;; 4. Terry Gerber,
Loves Park; 5. Dave Lumsden, Jr., Rockford.

Bandit Figure 8
A-Main 01 — 1. Charlie Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 2. Ashley Matts, Rockford; 3. Todd Snow, Rockford.

RoadRunner Super Summer Series

A-Main 01 — 1. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 2. Greg Pruitt, Rockford; 3. Arlyn Roush, Woodstock; 4. Dave
Lumsden, Jr., Rockford; 5. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 6. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 7. Brent Garnhart, Machesney
Park; 8. Austin Fowler, Loves Park; 9. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park.

Heat 01 — 1. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 2. Brent Garnhart, Machesney Park; 3. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 4. Adam
Tipton, Rockford; 5. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park.

Heat 02 — 1. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 2. Austin Fowler, Loves Park; 3. Greg Pruitt, Rockford; 4. Dave
Lumsden, Jr., Rockford; 5. Arlyn Roush, Woodstock.

Time Trial — 1. Dave Lumsden, Jr., Rockford; 2. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 3. Arlyn Roush, Woodstock; 4.
Austin Fowler, Loves Park; 5. Greg Pruitt, Rockford; 6. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 7. Brent Garnhart, Machesney
Park; 8. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 9. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park.
Trophy Dash 01 — 1. Dave Lumsden, Jr., Rockford; 2. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 3. Arlyn Roush, Woodstock; 4.
Austin Fowler, Loves Park; 5. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 6. Greg Pruitt, Rockford.

Original Sixers

A-Main 01 — 1. Thomas Andrus, Rockford; 2. Steven Dover, Loves Park; 3. Bobby Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 4. Sean
Worman, Roscoe; 5. Nate Swain, Machesney Park; 6. Jim Crozier, Machesney Park; 7. Josh Smith;; 8. Blake
Andrus, Rockford; 9. Drew Collins, Loves Park; 10. Mike Shipman, Rockford; 11. Aimee Anderson, Loves Park.

Heat 01 — 1. Nate Swain, Machesney Park; 2. Bobby Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 3. Sean Worman, Roscoe; 4. Blake
Andrus, Rockford; 5. Drew Collins, Loves Park; 6. Mike Shipman, Rockford.

Heat 02 — 1. Jim Crozier, Machesney Park; 2. Steven Dover, Loves Park; 3. Aimee Anderson, Loves Park; 4.
Thomas Andrus, Rockford; 5. Josh Smith;.

Winged Women on Wheels

A-Main 01 — 1. Ashley Matts, Rockford; 2. Cassidy Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 3. Nicole Mueller, Muskego, Wis; 4. Lilly
Allen, Genoa.
Heat 01 — 1. Ashley Matts, Rockford; 2. Cassidy Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 3. Nicole Mueller, Muskego, Wis; 4. Lilly Allen,
Genoa.

RACE RECAP: LPT AUTOMOTIVE NIGHT (JUNE 9)

STANLEY STEEMER NASCAR LATE MODELS

Prior to Saturday night, the 2018 season had started out in frustrating fashion for Matt Berger.

Bad luck and bad finishes had haunted last year’s points runner up during the early part of the racing season, but on LPT Automotive Night, it was Berger’s time to shine.

The Loves Park resident made his move to the front of the field after a lap 23 yellow flag and kept the rest of the competition behind him on the way to his first victory of 2018.

Berger took the lead from Dennis Smith Jr on what became the final restart of the 30 lap race, which was slowed by just two yellow flags. Smith held onto a third place finish, a stellar outing for the second year Late Model racer who had missed the most recent week of racing on May 26 after discovering issues under the hood of his race car. Two-time track champion Michael Bilderback got past Smith with five laps to go, settling for second behind Berger. It was Bilderback’s first runner up of the season after winning his two prior appearances in 2018. Alex Papini fought to a fourth place finish, while Jake Gille rounded out the top five.

BARGAIN HUNTER SPORTSMAN

2017 track champion Chad Smith was patient in his climb to the front of the 14-car field en route to his first Sportsman feature win of the season.

Smith got the lead just after halfway of the 25 lap feature race and outran Howie Ware to claim the victory. Along with the runner up finish, Ware was also the evening’s quick qualifier. Cody Houseweart finished the race in third place, while Jake Gille finished fourth in a rare appearance in the Sportsman class. Rookie Richie Schinderling rounded out the top five.

MILLER LITE AMERICAN SHORT TRACKERS

In typical dominant, yet dramatic fashion, Franc Beldowski conquered the 25 lap Short Tracker main event. After being buried in seventh position during the race’s first half, a yellow flag allowed things to clear up for Beldowski. Even with the yellow, hard work was still required for Beldowski to dispose of Rookie of the Year point leader Destiny Genore in the battle for the win. Beldowski earned the lead with five laps to go and never looked back on his way to his fourth win of 2018.

Aaron Rude finished the race in second place after a late race battle with Genore, who bounced of the turn four wall on the final lap trying to keep the second position. The result of the last lap scrape with the wall was a flattened right side and third in the scorebook for Genore. Kyle Voss came home in fourth while David Russell rounded out the top five.

KICKSTART ROADRUNNERS

Despite numerous challenges from Chad Lounsbury, Robby Robinson was able to hold onto the lead while earning his second win of the season in the Roadrunner class, besting a field of 12 cars in a 20 lap affair.

Robinson took the lead on the race’s fifth lap, thwarting Lounsbury’s run for a third feature win of the year. Lounsbury settled for second while Kevin Memoli was third. Austin Fowler finished the race in fourth place while Nick Schneider rounded out the top five. Schneider also won the Roadrunner Challenge ‘Hare & the Hound Race’ earlier in the evening.

T.E.D. TRANSIT BANDITS

Duane Lounsbury commanded the field in a caution-free 20 lap Bandit feature en route to his first win of the year. Ross Lamont made the best of his first start of the season, collecting a second place finish. Ben Rucker made a charge to third place, while Kelsey Dobbs finished fourth.

ORIGINAL TRAILER RACE OF DESTRUCTION

Randy Huen topped a field of 24 entrants and claimed victory in the Original Trailer Race of Destruction.

Rockford Speedway Results from 06.09.18

NASCAR All American Sportsmen

A-Main 01 — 1. Chad Smith, Davis Junction; 2. Howie Ware, South Beloit; 3. Cody Houseweart, Machesney Park; 4. Jacob Gille, Winnebago; 5. Rich Schinderling, Jr (r), Winnebago; 6. Josh Thiering, South Beloit; 7. Johnny Robinson, II, Beloit, Wis; 8. Adam Cartwright (r), Roscoe; 9. Derek Dobbs, Rockton; 10. James Gregory, Esmond; 11. John Featherston (r), Loves Park; 12. Terrance Robinson (r), Beloit, Wis; 13. Garrick Fry, Durand; 14. Joshua

Heat 01 — 1. Terrance Robinson (r), Beloit, Wis; 2. Joshua Lundy, Roscoe; 3. Rich Schinderling, Jr (r), Winnebago; 4. Jacob Gille, Winnebago; 5. Garrick Fry, Durand; 6. Josh Thiering, South Beloit; 7. James Gregory, Esmond; 8. Derek Dobbs, Rockton.

Heat 02 — 1. Johnny Robinson, II, Beloit, Wis; 2. Howie Ware, South Beloit; 3. Chad Smith, Davis Junction; 4. John Featherston (r), Loves Park; 5. Adam Cartwright (r), Roscoe; 6. Cody Houseweart, Machesney Park.

Time Trial — 1. Brian Johnson, Sr., Machesney Park; 2. Howie Ware, South Beloit; 3. Adam Cartwright (r), Roscoe; 4. Chad Smith, Davis Junction; 5. Cody Houseweart, Machesney Park; 6. Johnny Robinson, II, Beloit, Wis; 7. John Featherston (r), Loves Park; 8. Garrick Fry, Durand; 9. Rich Schinderling, Jr (r), Winnebago; 10. Josh Thiering, South Beloit; 11. Jacob Gille, Winnebago; 12. Terrance Robinson (r), Beloit, Wis; 13. Derek Dobbs, Rockton; 14. Joshua Lundy, Roscoe; 15. James Gregory, Esmond.

NASCAR American Short Trackers

A-Main 01 — 1. Franc Beldowski, Rockford; 2. Aaron Rude, Cambridge, Wis; 3. Destiny Genore (r), Beloit, Wis; 4. Kyle Voss, Woodstock; 5. David Russell, Jr, Rockford; 6. Shannon Stoltz, Machesney Park; 7. Melody Boyle (r), Kirkland; 8. Todd Snow, Rockford; 9. Dave LaPier, Rockford; 10. Stephen Dickson, Rockton; 11. Steve Erickson, Jr, Machesney Park; 12. Mark Bielefeldt, Loves Park.

Heat 01 — 1. David Russell, Jr, Rockford; 2. Stephen Dickson, Rockton; 3. Dave LaPier, Rockford; 4. Todd Snow, Rockford; 5. Mark Bielefeldt, Loves Park.

Heat 02 — 1. Franc Beldowski, Rockford; 2. Shannon Stoltz, Machesney Park; 3. Destiny Genore (r), Beloit, Wis; 4. Aaron Rude, Cambridge, Wis; 5. Kyle Voss, Woodstock; 6. Melody Boyle (r), Kirkland.

Time Trial — 1. Franc Beldowski, Rockford; 2. Aaron Rude, Cambridge, Wis; 3. Melody Boyle (r), Kirkland; 4. Shannon Stoltz, Machesney Park; 5. Destiny Genore (r), Beloit, Wis; 6. Kyle Voss, Woodstock; 7. David Russell, Jr, Rockford; 8. Todd Snow, Rockford; 9. Stephen Dickson, Rockton; 10. Dave LaPier, Rockford; 11. Mark Bielefeldt, Loves Park; 12. Steve Erickson, Jr, Machesney Park.

NASCAR Bandits

A-Main 01 — 1. Duane Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 2. Ross Lamont, Cherry Valley; 3. Ben Rucker, Beloit, Wis; 4. Kelsey Dobbs, Beloit, Wis; 5. Bart Brockmann, Rockford; 6. Todd Snow, Rockford; 7. Ashley Matts, Rockford; 8. Scott Gagen, Dekalb; 9. Zack Orts, Oswego.

Heat 01 — 1. Ben Rucker, Beloit, Wis; 2. Todd Snow, Rockford; 3. Zack Orts, Oswego; 4. Scott Gagen, Dekalb; 5. Haley Roberts, Machesney Park; 6. Ryan Ostenson, South Beloit.

Heat 02 — 1. Kelsey Dobbs, Beloit, Wis; 2. Duane Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 3. Ross Lamont, Cherry Valley; 4. Ashley Matts, Rockford; 5. Bart Brockmann, Rockford.

Time Trial — 1. Bart Brockmann, Rockford; 2. Duane Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 3. Ross Lamont, Cherry Valley; 4. Kelsey Dobbs, Beloit, Wis; 5. Ashley Matts, Rockford; 6. Haley Roberts, Machesney Park; 7. Zack Orts, Oswego; 8. Scott Gagen, Dekalb; 9. Ben Rucker, Beloit, Wis; 10. Ryan Ostenson, South Beloit; 11. Todd Snow, Rockford.

NASCAR Late Models A-Main 01 — 1. Matt Berger, Loves Park; 2. Michael Bilderback, South Beloit; 3. Dennis Smith, Jr, South Beloit; 4. Alex Papini, Rockford; 5. Jacob Gille, Winnebago; 6. Tom Gille, Winnebago; 7. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park; 8. Jerry Gille, Roscoe; 9. Jim Olson, Harvard; 10. Jeff Wakeman, Streator; 11. Max Kahler, Caledonia; 12. Steve Rubeck, Rockford; 13. Justin Sellers, Carol Stream; 14. Steve Vaughn, Maple Park; 15. Mike Beyer, Machesney

Heat 01 — 1. Max Kahler, Caledonia; 2. Jacob Gille, Winnebago; 3. Steve Vaughn, Maple Park; 4. Justin Sellers, Carol Stream; 5. Mike Beyer, Machesney Park; 6. Dennis Smith, Jr, South Beloit; 7. Jim Olson, Harvard; 8. Jeff Wakeman, Streator.

Heat 02 — 1. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park; 2. Matt Berger, Loves Park; 3. Jerry Gille, Roscoe; 4. Alex Papini, Rockford; 5. Steve Rubeck, Rockford; 6. Michael Bilderback, South Beloit; 7. Tom Gille, Winnebago.

Time Trial — 1. Jerry Gille, Roscoe; 2. Michael Bilderback, South Beloit; 3. Steve Rubeck, Rockford; 4. Alex Papini, Rockford; 5. Tom Gille, Winnebago; 6. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park; 7. Matt Berger, Loves Park; 8. Max Kahler, Caledonia; 9. Jacob Gille, Winnebago; 10. Jim Olson, Harvard; 11. Justin Sellers, Carol Stream; 12. Dennis Smith, Jr, South Beloit; 13. Steve Vaughn, Maple Park; 14. Jeff Wakeman, Streator; 15. Mike Beyer,

NASCAR Road Runners

A-Main 01 — 1. Robby Robinson, Orfordville, Wis; 2. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 3. Kevin Memoli, Belvidere; 4. Austin Fowler, Loves Park; 5. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 6. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 7. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park; 8. Brent Garnhart, Machesney Park; 9. Justin Wagner, Beloit, Wis; 10. Jeff Allendorf, Belvidere; 11. Devin Opsahl, Rockford; 12. Arlyn Roush, Woodstock; 13. Kenneth Brazee III, Rockford; 14. Jeremiah Gusk,

Heat 01 — 1. Robby Robinson, Orfordville, Wis; 2. Jeff Allendorf, Belvidere; 3. Devin Opsahl, Rockford; 4. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 5. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park; 6. Greg Pruitt, Rockford; 7. Kenneth Brazee III, Rockford; 8. Jeremiah Gusk, Loves Park.

Heat 02 — 1. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 2. Austin Fowler, Loves Park; 3. Kevin Memoli, Belvidere; 4. Arlyn Roush, Woodstock; 5. Brent Garnhart, Machesney Park; 6. Justin Wagner, Beloit, Wis; 7. Nick Schneider, Rockton.

Challenge 01 — 1. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 2. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 3. Jeremiah Gusk, Loves Park; 4. Brent Garnhart, Machesney Park; 5. Devin Opsahl, Rockford; 6. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 7. Arlyn Roush, Woodstock.