LOVES PARK, Ill. (Friday, October 15th, 2010) – With many Midwestern tracks putting a bow on their season and wrapping things up, the 19th edition of the always festive Bahama Bracket Nationals at the legendary Rockford Speedway present one last chance at glory, redemption, or in many cases, fun racing for several drivers from around the region. With Mother Nature smiling down from above, over 180 wheelmen have already flocked to the pits at the high banked oval in what promises to be an exciting weekend for any race fan. With temperatures soaring into the 70's underneath blue skies, a horde of cars took to the track for Friday's open practice session.
The special event officially gets underway tomorrow afternoon with two laps of qualifying for every car entered. While the qualifying will be normal, fans will notice the lack of set divisions lining the ‘X’ during the proceedings. This is because unlike most racing events, the Bahama Bracket Nationals doesn’t use preset divisions, instead relying on qualifying speed to slots cars into brackets and fill out the field. This novel idea helps promote spectacular side-by-side racing throughout every field and ensures that every driver has a chance to collect a TIKI Torch in victory lane on Sunday.
The all important marathon qualifying session gets underway tomorrow at 12:30pm with the green flag waving on the 19th annual Bahama Bracket Nationals at 6pm. In another unorthodox twist found only at the Bahamas, drivers will have a chance to sing for their start during the legendary Bud Light ‘Last Blast After Party’. Drivers not qualified for Sunday’s features will be given the opportunity to jam their way into the main event by flashing their skills behind the mic.
Sunday’s slate kicks off at 12pm with the last chance races setting the final grid before five brackets go 50 laps apiece to determine this year’s Bahama Bracket champions. Feature winners will be offered an option in victory lane to accept a trip for two to the Bahamas or the chance to grab the cash allotted to their particular event. The Fabolous Foo Foo Races will follow the features as everyone gets their time to shine on the quarter-mile speed plant.
For more information on the 19th annual Bahama Bracket Nationals, including a full schedule of events, visit the track’s website at www.rockfordspeedway.com or call the Speedway Box Office at (815)633-1500.
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