This Saturday Night will be like no other at Rockford Speedway as the pure destruction of the Night of Thrills lights up the night. Never before and possibly never again, we are going to attempt to jump a School Bus through the Ferris Wheel of Destruction. Standing over 40 feet tall, it is believed to be the first stunt of its kind, you don’t want to miss this!
Monster Truck Madness invades the Speedway as well as Big Dawg makes his return to take on TailGator. The fire breathing, car destroying power of the Green Mamba Jet, Crap Scrapper Hornets, Roll Over Contest, Spectacular Drags, Tough Truck Tug-of-Wars, Hillbilly Fun with Airbags, Auto Soccer, the Limo Steel Wall Crash, Smokey Burnout Contest and Stunt Bikes are just some of the fun activities planned during Night of Thrills.
Spectator Gates open at 5pm, Thrills start at 7:07pm. Reserved seating in the main grandstands is $18 for adults and $9 for ages 11 and under. The backstretch bleacher seating is general admission, tickets are available for $15 for adults and $5 for ages 11 and under. For additional information and to order advance tickets visit www.rockfordspeedway.com or call the Speedway Box Office at 815-633-1500.
$1000 Late Model Showdown Match Races Added to NSTC Sunday
The top eight in final NASCAR Stanley Steemer Late Model points will go head to head in elimination brackets on Sunday afternoon September 30 during the 47th annual National Short Track Championships at Rockford Speedway. A rain delay during Championship Night forced officials to move this popular event to ‘One Great Racing Weekend’. “I think it will be a real treat for everyone involved, our weekly drivers will be showcased on Sunday of NSTC, while the fans will get to see something truly unique and entertaining. This is just another reason this weekend is so great.” commented Speedway General Manager Gregg McKarns.
The National Short Track Super Late Models will highlight the Sunday afternoon event with the running of a 200 lap Championship feature and will be joined by the Mid-American Stock Cars. Saturday Night will feature the Big 8 Late Model Series in a 108 lap contest while Friday night features the Championship Round of the Gilley’s Cool 5 Series. Over twelve divisions will take to the high banks over three action filled days, September 28-30. Ticket and entry information can be found online at www.rockfordspeedway.com or by calling the Speedway Box Office at 815-633-1500.
Brackets call for the following match-ups in 3 lap showdowns which moves the winner into the next round and the loser packing.
ROUND I Match Races
1. Jerry Gille vs. 8. Matthew Clossey
2. Jon Reynolds, Jr vs. 7. Austin Nason
3. Matt Berger vs. 6. John Beinlich
4. Wayne Freimund vs.5. Mitch Garfield
The lower seed has lane choice and the Championship Round will be the best two out of three with the lane choice determined by a coin flip. For the first time in the history of this event, all drivers in the Showdown have at least one feature victory on the season. Former Showdown winners include Eddie May (2010) and Jon Reynolds, Jr (2011).
Help Send Eric to Daytona
Our announcer, Eric “The Hammer” Huenefeld is one of five finalists to become the announcer of next February’s UNOH Battle at the Beach being contested on the Super Stretch of Daytona International Speedway. Let’s vote Eric all the way to Daytona, click here to vote:
Sat September 15 Night of Thrills
Fri Sat Sun Sept 28-29-30 National Short Track Championships
Sat Sun Oct 13-14 21st annual Bahama Bracket Nationals
Sun Oct 21 Goblin 250 Enduro and Darkhorse Demo Derby
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