When the green flag waves at 7:07pm tonight April 28, Rockford Speedway may very well be the only short track racing in the region. At race time, temperatures are predicted to be a mere four degrees cooler than they were at the same time last week during the 65th Season Opener. As a reminder, the first one thousand fans will receive a free set of hand warmers for their use while the NASCAR Stanley Steemer Late Models, Bargain Hunter Sportsman, RockStar Energy RoadRunners and Figure 8’s are in action.
Tractor Town Buck Night will feature ten select food and drink items such as Johnsonville Brats, French Fries and perhaps the hands down favorite for best seller, hot chocolate. However hot chocolate should not write the acceptance speech quite yet as it is also the first Miller Lite Dollar Beer Night of 2012.
Yes, Mother Nature may have thrown a curveball, but as Speedway President Jody Deery Stated, “This is really no different than going to a football game in the fall.” Sure she may be a Bear fan, and Speedway GM Gregg McKarns is a Packer fan, but they both agree that race fans from both sides will enjoy the racing tonight. Viking fans are encouraged to call about availability in one of the Speedway’s indoor suites.
Spectator gates open at 5pm, qualifying begins at 5:55pm and the Stateline Staffing Services Dashes Go Green at 7:07pm. The heat will be cranked up in the Miller Lite Pavilion to assist the hand warmers with the warming trend. Adult general admission tickets are just $12, students ages 12-17 are $8, kids 6-11 $5 with children ages 5 and under admitted free of charge.
Additionally, the race fan with the most unique winter hat will receive tickets to an upcoming Rockford Speedway race event. Track announcer Eric “Hammer” Huenefeld, known for his questionable style of headwear, will award the prize in the grandstands tonight.
This article was posted to the website on April 28th, 2012
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