After seven action packed events and five unforgettable Saturday nights, the racers of Rockford Speedway will get a weekend off and a Memorial Day weekend tradition returns to the track. This Sunday May 26th, the ‘Rock Monkey Ruckus’ takes center stage yet again. Billed as “A Day of Rock,” ‘the Ruckus’ features several of the top bands in rock music on two stages. The list of performers includes Buckcherry, Sick Puppies, Black Stone Cherry, Candlebox, The Last Vegas and many, many more! Parking will open at 9 am, with gates set to open for concert goers at 11 am. Tickets for the event are $20 in advance. For more information about “Rock Monkey Ruckus,” please visit www.wxrx.com.
COOL 5 EQUALS HOT RACING
If you missed last Saturday’s opening round of the Gilley’s Cool 5, we’re sure you’ve heard about it by now. What a night! The exciting racing action started in the Trophy Dashes and lasted all the way through the final feature event. The Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Model main event included an incredible back and forth battle between Alex Papini and Jerry Gille. Both drivers would trade the lead and paint before Papini returned to victory lane for the fourth time in five outings. Matt Lundberg survived a wild Bargain Hunter Sportsman feature, which included battered cars and bruised egos. Nick Cina Jr made another charge through the field en route to his third Miller Lite American Short Tracker feature win. And in the night cap, “The King of the Roadrunner Challenge” Jason Van Hise ran away from a furious pack of cars and took his first win of 2013 in the Rockstar Energy Drink Roadrunners.
GET YOUR RACING FIX THIS WEEKEND WITH THE BIG 8 LATE MODELS
Even though the roar of the engines will be missing this weekend at Rockford Speedway, that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to get you fix of short track excitement. Memorial Day Monday, May 27, you’re invited to Columbus 151 Speedway for the second race of the 2013 Big 8 Late Model Series season! Come see “The Best Weekly Warriors in the Country” battle it out in a 78 lap feature event! Rockford Speedway will be well represented, with Jerry Gille, “Driver X” Jon Reynolds Jr and Jake Gille among the entrants for the event. The card will also include the first-ever race for the Great Northern Sportsman Series, featuring the popular ‘Area Sportsman.’ Six-time Rockford Speedway champion Scott Lawver and last year’s Sportsman Rookie of the year Johnny Robinson II are among the Sportsman entered. The 30 lap Bandit Blast and Back Up Cars will be a part of the program too. First race is at 2 PM. Check out www.big8series.com or www.columbus151.com for more info.
Sun May 26 11am- Rock Monkey Ruckus, a day of Rock
Sat June 1 7:07 pm- Metro Medical Car Load Night plus Figure 8
Sat June 8 7:07 pm- Speedway Auto Mall Kids Night, Pool Jump
Wed June 12 7:07 pm- Wild Wednesday Returns! Student Night
Sat June 15 7:07 pm- Kar Korner presents The World Famous Trailer Race of Destruction
Wed June 19 7:07 pm- Wild Wednesday Special Needs Night
Sat June 22 7:07 pm- Cintas Scout Night, Tough Truck Tug of War
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