This Saturday night August 4, witness the carnage as Kar Korner presents the World Famous Figure 8 Trailer Race of Destruction at Rockford Speedway. Trucks, SUV and Vans pull campers, boats and more in a truly unique event in which participants attempt to knock the trailers off their competitors’ vehicles. National television crews will be on-sight filming this event to be shown at a later date on SPEED. A full night of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing will feature the NASCAR Stanley Steemer Late Models, Bargain Hunter Sportsman, Miller Lite American Short Trackers and RockStar Energy RoadRunners as well as the Sam’s Drive-In Toll Booth Race.
Spectator Gates open at 5, qualifying begins at 5:55 with the Stateline Staffing Services Dashes going green at 7:07pm. Reserved adult tickets in the main grandstands are $24 for premium start finish line seats and $18 for all other frontstretch seats. Main grandstand seating for those ages 11 and under are $12 for premium and $9 for all other seats. Bleacher seating is also reserved seating with adult tickets available for $15 and Kids tickets (ages 11 and under) for $5 each. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit www.rockfordspeedway.com or call the Speedway Box Office at 815-633-1500
CHAMPIONSHIP WILD WEDNESDAY ON TAP
Championship Wild Wednesday is set to take place on August 8. Rockford Speedway Champions will be crowned in The RoadRunner Super Summer Series, Bandits, Winged Women on Wheels and Misfits as well as the Bandit Challenge Outhouse Race. The MacCloskey Kesler & Associates Spectacular Drags and Figure 8’s will also be in action. Adult general admission tickets are $8, students ages 12-17 $6, ages 6-11 are $4 with kids 5 and under free. Gates open at 5:30, qualifying at 6:25 first race is at 7:07pm. Each and every Wild Wednesday night is Miller Lite Dollar Beer Night.
ALMOST TOO CLOSE TO CALL
If you missed it, you missed one of the most exciting feature finishes in over a decade. This past Saturday night, Daryl Gerke and Scott Lawver crossed the stripe less than an inch apart with Gerke recording his first ever feature triumph. Be sure to check out the photo gallery from July 28 to see the fantastic shot Jimmy A with Finishline Photos got at the finish. The final seven laps saw positions swap between Gerke, Lawver, Doug Bennett, Johnny Robinson, Justin Sellers and Brett McCoy, a blanket could have fit over their six cars over those final laps. Excitement like that can only be found at America’s Short Tracks.
MIDWAY VILLAGE RUSTY WALLACE EVENT POSTPONED
Due to a conflict, the Rusty Wallace appearance at Midway Village Museum originally scheduled for August 26 has been postponed. Stay tuned for future announcements regarding this event featuring the NASCAR Hall of Fame Member.
LOCAL TEENAGER HAS 2ND ANNUAL CONCERT TO FEED FAMILIES IN ROCKFORD.
Danielle Juhre, a singer, songwriter who just graduated from Hononegah High School, is using her voice again to help feed people in Rockford. For the past 10 weekends, Danielle has been selling $2.00 purple wristbands at events for Windsor Auto Sales, Race for Hunger events, and now will use her vocal talents to perform at the Sinnissippi Music Shell on Friday, August 3rd, 2012 at 6:30 pm.
She will be singing the music of Adele, Alicia Keys and some originals. The concert is free, but she will request donations to help the Rock River Valley Food Pantry in Rockford. Her new CD “The Best of Me” has songs she has written over the past 3 years. Half of all CD sales go to the Food Pantry also.
Danielle Juhre has invited to Rockford’s high-energy country band Southern Charm, and Rockford’s party band Common Ground to join her in the concert. This is great music for the whole family. Danielle said “40% of the people who use the Food Pantry today are children, and there is always a way we can help.”
The Windsor Auto Sales team members will be selling refreshments and $2.00 “Race for Hunger” wristbands that allow anyone $2.00 off Windsor Auto Night at the Rockford Speedway August 25th, Nick’s Beatin N’ Bangin Boat Race.
For more information about the concert please call 815-877-4450 or visit windsorautoinc.com.
WORLD’S BIGGEST BIG TOP SHOW COMES TO ROCKFORD
The Carson & Barnes Circus comes to Rockford Speedway Friday August 17 through Sunday August 19. A total of seven performances will take place under the ‘Big Top’ which will be located on the outer edge of the Speedway property. Racing activities for August 18 are on as originally scheduled.
Sat August 4 Kar Korner World Famous Figure 8 Trailer Race
Wed August 8 Wild Wednesday Championship Night
Sat August 11 Speedway Auto Mall Bike Races
Fri Aug 17-Sun Aug 19 Carson & Barnes Circus
Sat August 18 65th Anniversary Celebration
This article was posted to the website on August 2nd, 2012
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