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This Sunday afternoon April 13, it’s the Midwest’s first major asphalt race of the season, with the running of the 37th Annual Spring Classic, featuring the Big 8 Late Models presented by Gandrud Chevrolet. Sunday’s Spring Classic again looks to be a “Clash of the Champions,” with over 30 track and series championships represented between 35 pre entrants. 2013 Rockford Speedway Track Champion Alex Papini is the defending race winner, while ‘Driver X’ Jon Reynolds Jr has won three of the last four Big 8 races on the high banks. Other local favorites joining Reynolds and Papini this weekend include seven-time track champions Ricky Bilderback and Bobby Wilberg, along with 2010 Track Champion Tim Sargent. Drivers from as far away as Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and Indiana will also be at Rockford Speedway Sunday, with their eyes on the prize. The Mid American Stock Car Series and Illinois Vintage Racers are also set compete at Spring Classic. Gates open at 11 AM Sunday, with the first race going green at 1 PM. Adult admission is $20, Students 12-17 are $10, Children 6-11 are $5, with kids 5 and under free!


Next Saturday April 19 officially kicks off another season of NASCAR Whelen All American Series Racing at Rockford Speedway, with the Mountain Dew Kickstart 67th Season Opener! The first Saturday night race of 2014 features the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Bargain Hunter Sportsman, Miller Lite American Short Trackers and Kickstart Roadrunners along with the Sam’s Drive-In Roadrunner Challenge ‘Driver/Fan Easter Egg Toss.’ Gates open at 5 PM next Saturday night, with the Stateline Staffing Services Fast Dashes going green at 7:07 PM. Adult admission is $12, Students 12-17 are $8, children 6-11 are $5 with Kids 5 and under FREE! We hope you join us next Saturday night as we ‘Kickstart’ another exciting racing season!


Before all the action ‘under the lights’ next Saturday night, all race fans are invited to Onyx Bar & Grill (located one mile west of the Speedway at the corner of Highways 251 & 173 in Machesney Crossing) for the Preseason Car Show! The Car Show, which begins at 11 AM, gives fans an up-close look at the very racecars that will take to the track later that evening! Fans are also invited inside ONYX during the show to enjoy the wide variety of items on the lunch menu AND to vote for the “Best Appearing Car” at the Preseason Car Show. The winner of “Best Appearing” will receive a huge prize pack, including a Kickstart pullover, two Mtn. Dew display chairs, two 12pks of Kickstart, four can koozies and $50 in restaurant gift cards! The winner of “Best Appearing” will be announced during pre-race ceremonies Saturday night.

Upcoming Events
Sun April 13 1 pm- 37th Annual Spring Classic presented by Yellowbook
Sat April 19 11 am- Preseason Car Show @ ONYX Bar & Grill
Sat April 19 7:07 pm- Mtn Dew Kickstart 67th Season Opener
Sat April 26 7:07 pm- Mobil 1 ‘Dollar Night’ (Select concession and drink items just $1)
Sat May 3 7:07 pm- Tractor Town Kid’s Night (Kids 11 & under FREE, Tractor Rides, Candy Scramble)
Sat May 10 7:07 pm- Salute to Mom Night

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Since the inaugural season in 1948, the high-banked quarter mile oval has been tabbed as “Mid-America’s Finest Racetrack.” Rich in racing tradition, this reputation has been well earned through hosting major events like the granddaddy of all short track post season events, the National Short Track Championships. More

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