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This Saturday April 29 is “Opening Night” for racing in the Stateline area, with Mountain Dew’s 70th NASCAR Season Opener at Rockford Speedway! It’s time for short track excitement ‘under the lights’ as another season of racing and family entertainment gets cranked up. The opening night lineup includes the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Bargain Hunter Sportsman, Miller Lite American Short Trackers and Kickstart Roadrunners. The kickoff for our very special 70th Anniversary Season gets started with Spectator Gates opening at 5 PM and with the Co-Lin Metals Fabricating Fast Dashes ‘going green’ at 7:07 PM. Along with the racing action on track, our friends from Mountain Dew have all sorts of prizes to give away throughout the night, so don’t miss a minute! Adult admission is $12, Children 6-11 are $6 with Kids 5 and under FREE! Join us and be part of Opening Night this Saturday April 29!


The 70th Anniversary season at Rockford Speedway continues to roll on as we head toward the month of May. It begins next Saturday night May 6 with “Ladies Night.” All ladies will be admitted for $5 next, with the first 100 Ladies through the gate receiving a FREE Rose. Treat the lady in your life to a night at the races, with on-track action including the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Miller Lite American Short Trackers, Kickstart Roadrunners, Bandits and Racer Girl Winged Women on Wheels. In two weeks, it’s Tractor Town Kids Night on Saturday May 13, with Kids 11 & under getting in FREE! The first Kids Night of the summer also includes ‘Speedway Trick or Treat,’ with goodies for kids available all night long throughout the Speedway grounds. Racing on Kids Night features the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Bargain Hunter Sportsman, Miller Lite American Short Trackers, Kickstart Roadrunners and American Super Cups. Gates open at 5 PM both nights, with racing beginning at 7:07 PM.

Sat April 29 7:07 pm- Mountain Dew presents the 70th NASCAR Season Opener
Sat May 6 7:07 pm- “Ladies Night” (All Ladies admitted for $5, FREE Rose for the first 100 Ladies)
Sat May 13 7:07 pm- Tractor Town Kids Night (Kids 11 & under FREE plus Speedway Trick or Treat and Tractor Rides)
Sat May 20 7:07 pm- Military Appreciation Night ($5 admission w/Military ID)
Sat May 27 7:07 pm- LM, Sp, AST, RR plus Illini Midgets
Thu June 1 – Sun June 4- Rockford Town Fair (NO RACING)

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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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