The excitement of the Gilley’s Cool 5 Series returns this Saturday night at Rockford Speedway, as Nason’s Landscaping presents Round III of the five race series. The Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Bargain Hunter Sportsman, Miller Lite American Short Trackers and Rockstar Energy Drink Roadrunners will all be in action, racing for Cool 5 points as well as added prize money. Through two events, Cool 5 point leaders include Alex Papini (Late Models), Matt Lundberg (Sportsman), Nick Cina Jr (Short Trackers) and Shawn Rickelman (Roadrunners). Along with all the great racing action, you’ll also see the Sam’s Drive In Roadrunner Challenge ‘Driver/Fan Water Balloon Toss.’ Gates open at 5 pm Saturday, with Qualifying at 5:55 and the first green flag at 7:07. Adult general admission tickets are $12, students ages 12-17 are $8 and kids 6-11 are $5 and all kids 5 and under are free!
GILLE BACK IN LATE MODEL VICTORY LANE!
Three-time track champion Jerry Gille made his long-awaited return to victory lane last Saturday night at Rockford Speedway in the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Model division. Gille inherited the lead after a double-spin took both Alex Papini and “Driver X” Jon Reynolds Jr out of contention near the race’s halfway point. Jerry would hold off his nephew Jake for the win, his first victory since April 27th. Can Jerry Gille get back to victory lane this week and claim his first Cool 5 win of the year? Can point leader Papini snag his sixth win of the season? Will “Driver X” capture his third? Will seven-time champion Ricky Bilderback take his second straight Cool 5 win? The answer to those questions can be found under the “Saturday Night Lights”…
Expected Entries (as of 7/25/13 @ 12 pm)
Gilley’s Cool 5 Round III
Saturday July 27
02- Ricky Bilderback Rockton, IL
8- Dave Cooter Machesney Park, IL
8- Rich Hinerichsen Rockford, IL
X- Jon Reynolds Jr Rockford, IL
16- Joel Clossey Beloit, WI
23- Austin Nason Roscoe, IL
39- Alex Papini Machesney Park, IL
44- Mitch Garfield Gilberts, IL
50- Jake Gille Machesney Park, IL
52- Steven Erickson Machesney Park, IL
89- Tim Slater Hampshire, IL
90- Chris McKay Hanover Park, IL
99- Jerry Gille Roscoe, IL
ONE WEEK AWAY FROM THE WORLD FAMOUS FIGURE 8 TRAILER RACE!
The ‘wildest show on wheels’ returns to Rockford Speedway next Saturday August 3rd, as Kar Korner presents the World Famous Figure 8 Trailer Race! The race, popular on a national level thanks to exposure from Speed TV and the ‘On the Edge’ program, has become the most anticipated regular season event at the Speedway. Cars, trucks, vans and SUVs take the to the Figure 8 course, towing boats, campers and travel trailers. The name of the game is utter destruction and the race evolves into a rolling demo derby, and the World Famous Figure 8 Trailer Race doesn’t end until ‘the last trailer trails.’ Along with the unbelievable display of destruction, a full night of racing action precedes the Figure 8 Trailer Race. The Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Bargain Hunter Sportsman, Miller Lite American Short Trackers and Rockstar Energy Drink Roadrunners all will compete next Saturday night, making this a ‘can’t miss’ event. Reserved tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for kids 11 and under. Premium seating is available at $24 for adults and $12 for kids 11 and under. Adult general admission tickets are just $15, general admission for kids 11 are only $5. You can order your tickets in advance at www.rockfordspeedway.com or by calling 815-633-1500. Spectator Gates open at 5 pm, time trials begin at 5:55 pm, with the first race starting at 7:07 pm. Don’t miss the World Famous Figure 8 Trailer Race next Saturday night!
Sat Jul 27 7:07 pm- Nason’s Landscaping Presents Gilley’s Cool 5 Round III
Wed Jul 31 7:07 pm- Equipment Depot Customer Appreciation Wild Wednesday
Sat Aug 3 7:07 pm- Kar Korner presents the World Famous Figure 8 Trailer Race
Wed Aug 7 7:07 pm- Wild Wednesday Championship, 50 lap Figure 8, Outhouse Race
Sat Aug 10 7:07 pm- Cintas Kid’s Night, Bikes Races
Sat Aug 17 7:07 pm- Tebala Shrine Night plus Charity Corn Boil
Sat Aug 24 7:07 pm- Nick’s Beatin’ & Bangin’ Boat Race pb Windsor Auto Sales, Cool 5 Round IV
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