By Jordan Kuehne
LOVES PARK, Ill. (Thursday, October 1, 2009) - Mother Nature has forced the postponement of tonight’s rotating open practice for all scheduled National Short Track Championship divisions as a cell of precipitation steadily made its way through the area surrounding the Rockford Speedway. Racing is still on tap for tomorrow as the 44th annual National Short Track Championships get underway at the famed quarter-mile with a full slate of action. The parking of haulers in the pit area will continue until 8pm tonight as nearly 40 teams have already made their way to the track for ‘One Great Racing Weekend’.
Pit gates will still open at 9am tomorrow as open practice gets the on-track activities underway at noon. Practice ends at 4pm and the spectator gates will open at the same time. Nason’s Landscaping ‘Faster Than A Speeding Bullet’ Qualifying gets the Weekly Warriors portion of the program off to a quick start at 5:30pm. The Weekly Warrior Late Models will headline a full slate of action in a 44-lap tussle while the All-American Sportsman and RoadRunners venture onto the high banks for a couple of 44-lap battles. The second annual Hornet/Bandit Challenge closes out the evening with a 25-lap clash of the classes. Adult admission is just $12 while kids ages 6-11 get in for $6 and children 5 and under are FREE. The night ends with an after-race party in the Budweiser Pavilion.
For more information on the 44th annual National Short Track Championships, including information on ticket packages and full schedules, please call the Speedway Box Office at (815) 633-1500 or visit the track website at www.rockfordspeedway.com.
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