By: Pete O’Neill
This Saturday night June 23, it’s Metro Medical Kids Night at
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
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
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
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,