LOVES PARK, Ill. (Saturday, August 13th, 2011) -- Mother Nature had her way today, raining down on the Rockford area and forcing the cancellation of tonight's racing program at the Rockford Speedway. Heavy cells of precipitation have occupied much of the vicinity throughout the afternoon and more inclement weather is expected this evening.
Racing fans don't have to wait long to whet their appetite for speed as the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series returns to the high banks of the legendary speed plant next Saturday night with a full slate of action. On tap are the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models featuring a tense duel at the top of the standings between rivals Ryan Carlson and two-time division champ Jerry Gille as well as the tumultuous Budweiser American Short Trackers. The Mtn Dew RoadRunners will also be in action as well as the Illini Midgets plus the Sam's Drive-In RoadRunner Challenge featuring the Driver Bike Race.
Speedway Auto Mall presents Kid's Night as all children ages 11 and under receive FREE admission next Saturday night while students ages 12-17 cost just $8 and adult admission remains only $12. Qualifying is slated to get underway at 5:55pm with the green flag waving on all the racing action at 7:07pm sharp. Kids will be able to race their bikes on the speedway during the annual Kids Bike Races.
For more information on the Rockford Speedway, including the remaining 2011 schedule and a full points rundown, visit the track website at www.rockfordspeedway.com or contact the Speedway Box Office at (815)633-1500.
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