Make plans now to be part of the historic Rockford Speedway’s 72nd season of racing and entertainment!

Friday, March 22nd
Orientation & Registration Meeting @ Forest Hills Lodge.

6PM – Rookie Orientation
7PM – General Meeting

Saturday, March 23rd
Pre-Season Tire Sale @ Rockford Speedway Miller Lite Pavilion.

All divisional tires will be available for sale 10AM – 12PM.

Saturday, April 6th
Spring Enduro brings the track to life for the first time in 2019.  The traditional season-opening 200 lap four-cylinder Enduro hits the “high banks” at 1 PM.  This is the first of three Enduros held in the 2019 IRONMAN CHALLENGE SERIES.   The Our Town 200 on Sunday afternoon June 2nd and the season-ending Goblin 250 & Big Swarm Demo Derby on Sunday afternoon October 20th complete the trio.

Sunday, April 14th
The 42nd Annual Spring Classic, featuring the Big 8 Late Model Series, Mid-American Stock Car Series and American Super Cups.  Racing gets underway at 1 PM with 88 laps of Big 8 Late Model Series feature highlighting the afternoon.

Saturday, April 27th
The 72nd NASCAR Season Opener gets underway featuring our premiere NASCAR divisions. beginning the Saturday night slate for 2019.  The NASCAR points season runs until September, culminating on the “Night of Champions” Saturday, September 7th.

Midweek racing returns to Rockford Speedway again this year, with Wednesday night racing on June 13 & 26 and July 3 & 17 with a special ‘Fireworks Extravaganza’ on July 3.

Saturday, June 29th
ARCA Midwest Tour All Star 100 and the NASCAR Late Model Star Spangled 76. The best Late Model racers converge on Rockford Speedway as part of this Late Model Double Header.

Your favorite thrill shows return to Rockford Speedway again this summer…

Saturday, June 8:  The Original Trailer Race of Destruction.

Wednesday, July 3:  Midnight Ride of Paul Revere & Fireworks Extravaganza

Saturday, August 3:  The World Famous Figure 8 Trailer Race

Saturday, August 24:  The “Beatin’ & Bangin’ Boat Race”sails onto center stage.

Saturday, September 14:  Miller Lite “Night of Thrills”

The 72nd season wraps up with our biggest special events…

Friday – Sunday, September 27, 28, 29:  54th National Short Track Championships promises to be ONE GREAT RACING WEEKEND!  Big changes are in the works for this premiere event & we can’t wait to share them with you!  Make plans to attend now!

Saturday & Sunday, October 12 & 13:  28th Annual Bahama Bracket Nationals, featuring nearly 200 cars racing against each other and the clock, hits the track.




2019 Big 8 Late Model Series Schedule

Sunday, April 14th
Rockford Speedway
Loves Park, IL

Friday, May 31st
Hawkeye Downs Speedway
Cedar Rapids IA

Friday, June 28th
Madison International Speedway
Oregon, WI

Friday, July 26th
State Park Speedway
Wausau, WI

Tuesday, August 6th
Wisconsin International Raceway
Kaukauna, WI

Saturday, September 21st
Elko Speedway
Elko, MN

Saturday, September 28th
Rockford Speedway
Loves Park, IL

Saturday, October 5th
La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway
West Salem, WI

*** Schedule subject to change ***

2018 Bahama Bracket Nationals: Schedule of Events


2:00 PM
Pit Gates Open
5:00 PM
Test and Tune Practice
8:30 PM
Open Time Trials
9:30 PM
Margarita Beach Party


8:30 AM
Pits Gates Open, Breakfast
9:30 AM
11:45 AM
Driver’s Meeting
12:30 PM
2 Lap Qualifying (All Cars),
Happy Hour Qualifying
5:00 PM
HH Qualifying Ends
6:00 PM
We’re Bahama Bracket Racing!
Heats & Bermuda Bashes!
Last Blast Race Party
♫ Sing For Your Start! ♫♪


9:00 AM
Community Breakfast
9:30 AM
Pit Gates Open
10:15 AM
Happy Hour Practice
11:15 AM
Driver’s Meeting
12:00 PM
We’re Bahama Bracket Racing!
Last Chance Events
Bahama Bracket Features
Fabulous Foo Foo Races


Rain claims the balance of Saturday’s program. Below is the Schedule of Events for Sunday.

8:00 am

Pits Open (Breakfast in the Miller Lite Pavilion – 8 am to 10:30 am)

8:30 am

Chapel Service – South VIP Tower

9:00 am

Practice (SP, MOD, Big8). Ends @ 9:30 am

9:35 am

Drivers Meeting

9:45 m

MidAm Drivers Meeting

9:55 am

Opening Ceremonies

10:00 am

NSTC Championship Feature
Great Northern Sportsman Series 35
Big 8 Series 88
Modified Feature 25

12:00 pm

Clear Stands – Front Gate Opens for Sunday

12:15 pm

MidAm Practice until 12:40 pm

12:40 pm

Vintage Practice until 12:50 pm

12:50 pm

SLM Practice until 1:00 pm

1:15 pm

SLM Drivers Meeting

1:30 pm

Opening Ceremonies

1:45 pm

NSTC Championship Features
Northern Outlaw Vintage Series 20
MidAmerican Series 40

53rd National Short Track Championship – 200 laps



By: Tom Ace

With wet weather already making it’s presence known overnight and
throughout Saturday morning and  a Flash Flood Watch Issued for the
evening plus the likelihood of more rain to fall throughout the
afternoon and evening, Rockford Speedway officials have made the
decision to cancel the “Prelude to the Championship” originally
scheduled for Saturday night September 1st.

The cancellation washes out the final race of the T.E.D. Transit
Bandit points season, which gives the Saturday night Bandit
championship to Kelsey Dobbs. Dobbs bested Todd Snow by 12 points in the final tally while Ben Rucker finished a distant third.

The rain out also means there is just one more night of points racing
remaining in 2018, next Saturday night September 8, as part of Whelen Engineering’s ‘Night of Champions.’ The Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Bargain Hunter Sportsman, Miller Lite American Short Trackers and Kickstart Roadrunners will all crown their champions next Saturday night along with the Sam’s Drive In Roadrunner Challenge. Gates open at 5 PM with Racing set to start at 7:07 PM.

For more information, please visit rockfordspeedway.com or call 815-633-1500.