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IT’S TIME FOR THE NATIONAL SHORT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS!

The 52nd Annual National Short Track Championships are this weekend, Friday September 29, Saturday September 30 and Sunday October 1. The multi-day festival includes Late Model racing all three days, with Weekly Warrior Late Models headlining Friday night, Big 8 Late Models main eventing Saturday night and the 200 lap National Short Track Championship for Super Late Models closing the curtain on Sunday afternoon. New this season is the Stanley Steemer “Late Model Challenge,” offering a $1500 bonus if one driver can win ALL THREE Late Model races during NSTC! Eleven total divisions are featured this season as part of National Short Track Championships, meaning there’s a little something for everyone.

Below is Summary of Events for the upcoming 52nd National Short Track Championships…

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28
Open Practice for all divisions 5:30 – 9 PM (FREE Grandstands)
Bears/Packers Viewing Party inside the Miller Lite Pavilion 7 PM – 11 PM (Beverages and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches served with the game being shown on a Big Screen TV)

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29
LPT Auto ‘Faster Than a Speeding Bullet’ Qualifying @ 4 PM
Racing @ 6 PM (NEW & earlier start time)
-Weekly Warrior Late Models (40 lap feature)
-Sportsman (35 lap feature)
-American Short Trackers (35 lap feature)
-Roadrunners (25 lap feature)
-Hornet/Bandit Challenge (25 laps)

POST RACE PARTY featuring ‘Over The Limit’ inside the Miller Lite Pavilion

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30
LPT Auto ‘Faster Than a Speeding Bullet’ Qualifying @ 2:15 PM
Racing @ 5 PM
-Big 8 Late Models (108 lap feature)
-Great Northern Sportsman Series (50 lap feature)
-Northern Vintage (20 lap feature)
-Plus Super Late Model Preliminary Races

POST RACE PARTY featuring ‘Rogue’ inside the Miller Lite Pavilion

SUNDAY OCTOBER 1
‘Good Ole Boys Breakfast inside the Miller Lite Pavilion from 8 AM to 10:30 AM
LPT Auto ‘Faster Than a Speeding Bullet’ Qualifying @ 11:30 AM
Autograph Session in the Miller Lite Pavilion @ 11:35 AM
Racing @ 12:30 PM
-200 lap National Short Track Championship for Super Late Models presented by Stanley Steemer
-Mid American Stock Car Series (50 lap feature)
-American Super Cup Invite (20 laps)

Tickets are available to be purchased in advance for each day of the 52nd Annual National Short Track Championships. Tickets may be purchased online (rockfordspeedway.tix.com), by phone (815-633-1500) or in person at the Rockford Speedway Main Office during regular business hours.

If you have further questions or would like more information on the 52nd National Short Track Championships, please call 815-633-1500 or visit rockfordspeedway.com.

REMAINING 2017 ROCKFORD SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE
Fri Sept 29 6:00 pm- 52nd Annual National Short Track Championships “Opening Night” LM, Sp, AST, RR, Hornet/Bandit Challenge
Sat Sept 30 5:00 pm- 52nd Annual National Short Track Championships “Short Track Saturday Night” Big 8, GNSS, Vintage & Super Late Model Prelims
Sun Oct 1 12:30 pm- 52nd Annual National Short Track Championships “Championship Sunday” NSTC 200, Mid-Am & Super Cup Invite
Sat Oct 14 6:00 pm- 26th Annual Bahama Bracket Nationals Qualifying Night
Sun Oct 15 12:00 pm- 26th Annual Bahama Bracket Nationals Championship Day
Sun Oct 22 1:00 pm- 37th Annual Goblin 250 Enduro and Big Swarm Demo Derby

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