Dear RoadRunner Competitors

As many of you have discovered, the Goodyear tire has become difficult to locate, we have located an alternate tire which we will have available for purchase starting tomorrow night during practice and then for the remainder of the season. This tire can be run in addition to the Goodyear RS-A or LS as previously allowed (2011 or older date stamp). The Goodride 225/60R16 will be available for $60 (tax included) and is a brand new tire versus the used tires we have utilized in the past. This will allow those of you with existing tires to continue to compete on those while creating a new supply chain for tires moving forward. It is our intention to allow all 3 tires to compete this entire season.

To answer some questions:
Q: Why didn’t we go to a Late Model take off?
A: History has proven that take off programs do not work when the tire is still readily available new, the system gets beat multiple ways. In addition to that, that option would force many teams to buy 15″ wheels and would render all existing tires/wheels useless.

Q: But isn’t there a racing tire we could go with?
A: Yes, there is a Hoosier 850 16″ version (amongst others, but we like what we’ve seen at Elko Speedway in MN) which would retail for $92 (tax included), but again would render existing tires useless. We are getting a set to test at a later date but at this time we do not envision moving in this direction and if we did, the soonest we would allow that tire or an alternate would be for the 2015 season. It is our intention to keep the RoadRunners on a true economy tire.

Q: What can you tell us about the Goodride tire?
A: It has a UTQGL of 500 AA and an outer diameter of 26.6″ which are both comparable to the used Goodyear tires.

Q: If I find used Goodyear tires that meet the listed date stamp requirements, can I run them?
A: Absolutely, you can, we want our teams to be able to compete on the tires they currently have and if they can find used tires that meet the criteria at a better price, then by all means run those.

Q: Will the price stay the same all season?
A: We cannot promise that it will but we are currently buying as two tracks and looking for additional tracks to allow this tire to help keep the price at or below this level. We feel it is important to keep the RoadRunner class on an economy tire and will continue to search for a bulk buy of used tires as well.

Q: But did you look elsewhere?
A: We have reached out to the area highway departments, contacted used tire recyclers, wholesalers, looked at getting shipping containers of used tires from Europe and Asia, traveled to the recycling plant in Madison and begged and attempted to bribe with tickets to allow us to pick through the heap. Through all of that, the Goodride is still our best option for price, wear and availability.

Please let us know if you have any further questions and again we look forward to a great racing season ahead, we are glad that you are a part of it.
GM

APRIL SHOWERS BRING EARLY END TO SPRING CLASSIC

By: Eric Huenefeld

Due to persistent afternoon showers which set in just past halfway of the Mid-American Stock Car Series 50 lap feature event, the 37th Annual Spring Classic at Rockford Speedway was cut short Sunday afternoon.

Before the rains, Dixon’s Tim Hamburg was victorious in the 20 lap Tibor Machine Vintage Series feature while Franksville Wisconsin driver Jeff Holtz was declared the winner of the Mid-American Series race after 29 of 50 laps.

The showers washed away the 108 lap Big 8 Late Model Series feature event, which was the only remaining race on the day’s schedule. Due to the circumstances, the Big 8 Series feature race has been postponed and will not be rescheduled.

Pit Passes and Tickets from Sunday’s Spring Classic will be honored at one of the three following events:
Saturday April 19- 67th NASCAR Season Opener at Rockford Speedway
Saturday April 26- Mobil 1 Dollar Night at Rockford Speedway
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Monday May 26- Big 8 Late Model Series Memorial Day Special at Columbus 151 Speedway

IT’S TIME FOR THE 37th ANNUAL SPRING CLASSIC!

This Sunday afternoon April 13, it’s the Midwest’s first major asphalt race of the season, with the running of the 37th Annual Spring Classic, featuring the Big 8 Late Models presented by Gandrud Chevrolet. Sunday’s Spring Classic again looks to be a “Clash of the Champions,” with over 30 track and series championships represented between 35 pre entrants. 2013 Rockford Speedway Track Champion Alex Papini is the defending race winner, while ‘Driver X’ Jon Reynolds Jr has won three of the last four Big 8 races on the high banks. Other local favorites joining Reynolds and Papini this weekend include seven-time track champions Ricky Bilderback and Bobby Wilberg, along with 2010 Track Champion Tim Sargent. Drivers from as far away as Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and Indiana will also be at Rockford Speedway Sunday, with their eyes on the prize. The Mid American Stock Car Series and Illinois Vintage Racers are also set compete at Spring Classic. Gates open at 11 AM Sunday, with the first race going green at 1 PM. Adult admission is $20, Students 12-17 are $10, Children 6-11 are $5, with kids 5 and under free!

67th SEASON OPENER SET FOR NEXT SATURDAY NIGHT!

Next Saturday April 19 officially kicks off another season of NASCAR Whelen All American Series Racing at Rockford Speedway, with the Mountain Dew Kickstart 67th Season Opener! The first Saturday night race of 2014 features the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Bargain Hunter Sportsman, Miller Lite American Short Trackers and Kickstart Roadrunners along with the Sam’s Drive-In Roadrunner Challenge ‘Driver/Fan Easter Egg Toss.’ Gates open at 5 PM next Saturday night, with the Stateline Staffing Services Fast Dashes going green at 7:07 PM. Adult admission is $12, Students 12-17 are $8, children 6-11 are $5 with Kids 5 and under FREE! We hope you join us next Saturday night as we ‘Kickstart’ another exciting racing season!

DON’T MISS THE PRESEASON CAR SHOW NEXT SATURDAY AT ONYX BAR & GRILL!

Before all the action ‘under the lights’ next Saturday night, all race fans are invited to Onyx Bar & Grill (located one mile west of the Speedway at the corner of Highways 251 & 173 in Machesney Crossing) for the Preseason Car Show! The Car Show, which begins at 11 AM, gives fans an up-close look at the very racecars that will take to the track later that evening! Fans are also invited inside ONYX during the show to enjoy the wide variety of items on the lunch menu AND to vote for the “Best Appearing Car” at the Preseason Car Show. The winner of “Best Appearing” will receive a huge prize pack, including a Kickstart pullover, two Mtn. Dew display chairs, two 12pks of Kickstart, four can koozies and $50 in restaurant gift cards! The winner of “Best Appearing” will be announced during pre-race ceremonies Saturday night.

Upcoming Events
Sun April 13 1 pm- 37th Annual Spring Classic presented by Yellowbook
Sat April 19 11 am- Preseason Car Show @ ONYX Bar & Grill
Sat April 19 7:07 pm- Mtn Dew Kickstart 67th Season Opener
Sat April 26 7:07 pm- Mobil 1 ‘Dollar Night’ (Select concession and drink items just $1)
Sat May 3 7:07 pm- Tractor Town Kid’s Night (Kids 11 & under FREE, Tractor Rides, Candy Scramble)
Sat May 10 7:07 pm- Salute to Mom Night

OVER 30 TRACK AND SERIES CHAMPIONSHIPS REPRESENTED ON SPRING CLASSIC ENTRY LIST!

by: Eric Huenefeld

Once again this year, the Big 8 Late Model Series Spring Classic at Rockford Speedway will be a “Clash of the Champions.”

The 37th Annual event, happening this Sunday April 13 at the high banked quarter mile in northern Illinois, boasts an entry list featuring a combined 30 track and series championships between the 35 entrants.

The “Best Weekly Warriors in the Country” kick off their tenth anniversary season at Rockford Speedway this weekend, with a 108 lap feature race headlining the afternoon. Spring Classic is the first of ten races on the 2014 Big 8 Series schedule, making it the busiest Big 8 season ever.

Rockford Speedway regulars have enjoyed great success at their hometrack through the years; winning 13 of the 21 Big 8 Series events held at Rockford, including the last four. One year ago, Alex Papini started his 2013 campaign with a win at Spring Classic, Papini’s first Big 8 triumph. ‘Driver X’ Jon Reynolds Jr has won five Big 8 Series races at Rockford, including the last two National Short Track Championships and the 2012 Spring Classic.

Papini is also the defending Rockford Speedway Track Champion, joined this weekend on the entry list by past Rockford Speedway Track Champions Ricky Bilderback, Bobby Wilberg and Tim Sargent. They’ll be joined by drivers who have captured track championships throughout the region, like ‘The Cruiser’ Chris Marek (Elko), Casey Johnson (Madison, Jefferson), Mike Ehde (Dells), ‘Rocketman’ Dan Lensing (Dells), Mike Meyerhofer Jr (WIR), J Herbst (LaCrosse), ‘Insane’ Wayne Freimund (Slinger) and Reynolds Jr (Slinger).

Joining the Big 8 Series on Sunday afternoon will be the Mid-American Stock Car Series and the Illinois Vintage Racing Series. The Mid-American cars open their season at Rockford for the 22nd consecutive year with a 50 lap feature event, while the Illinois Vintage racers race for 20 laps in their ‘Hall of Fame Classic.’

Spectator gates open at 11 AM this Sunday, with qualifying getting underway at 11:30 AM. The first green flag flies at 1 PM. Adult general admission is $20, Students age 12-17 are admitted for $10, Children 6-11 admitted for $5 with ages 5 and under admitted for FREE.

For more information on Rockford Speedway and the 37th Annual Spring Classic, please visit www.rockfordspeedway.com or please call 815-633-1500.

For more information on the Big 8 Late Model Series, please visit www.big8series.com.

Big 8 Late Model Series – Entry List
37th Annual Spring Classic at Rockford (IL) Speedway
Sunday April 13, 2014
(as of 4/9/13)

02- Ricky Bilderback Rockton, IL
2- Kyle Kirberger Ramsey, MN
2- Tim Sargent South Beloit, IL
3- Chris Marek Lakeville, MN
5- Dave Edwards Salem, WI
5- Casey Johnson Edgerton, WI
7- John DeAngelis Jr. Hubertus, WI
9- Tony Brutti Dyer, IN
X- Jon Reynolds Jr Rockford, IL
14- Austin Nason Roscoe, IL
17- Eric Connell Ft Atkinson, WI
17- Gregg Pawelski Muskego, WI
18- Mike Ehde Prairie du Chien, WI
19- Dan Lensing Roscoe, IL
23- Casey Strese Johnson Creek, WI
27- Collin Olson Hugo, MN
28- Jesse Bernhagen Markesan, WI
28- Bobby Wilberg Beloit, WI
30- Mark Hartline Gilberts, IL
32- Mike Meyerhofer Jr Hilbert, WI
38- Jeff Holtz Muskego, WI
39- Alex Papini Machesney Park, IL
46- Ryan Miles Crystal Lake, IL
46- Tom Jasinski Pewaukee, WI
50- Jake Gille Machesney Park, IL
51- Sam Redmond Crystal Lake, IL
52- Steve Dobbratz Rio, WI
55- Craig Phillips Edgerton, WI
57- Mark English Edgerton, WI
66- Michael Bilderback South Beloit, IL
66- Adam Peschek Oconomowoc, WI
79- Jeff Nowak Weston, WI
82- J Herbst West Salem, WI
84- Jake Vanoskey Hartford, WI
95.3- Wayne Freimund Elkhorn, WI

YOUNG MINNESOTA TRIO ENTERS SPRING CLASSIC!

By: Eric Huenefeld

The state of Minnesota will be well represented this weekend at Rockford Speedway’s 37th Annual Spring Classic, as three young and accomplished drivers have filed their entries for the opening event of the 2014 Big 8 Late Model Series season.

Leading the charge is Lakeville Minnesota’s Chris Marek, the 2013 Elko Speedway Track Champion. The 25 year old ended last season red hot behind the wheel of a Big 8 Late Model, winning two of the Series’ final three races (Elko and LaCrosse), while also winning the ‘JMcK 63’ Big 8 Late Model Invitational at Oktoberfest.

23 year old Kyle Kirberger has also filed his entry for this weekend’s Rockford opener. The Ramsey Minnesota native was last year’s Late Model ‘Rookie of the Year’ at Elko Speedway and also pocketed his first ever Late Model feature win last season at his hometrack. The “Ramsey Rocket” makes his first trip to Illinois this weekend looking to tame Rockford’s high banks.

One of the youngest drivers in the field this weekend will be Hugo Minnesota’s Collin Olson. At just 15 years old, Olson hops behind the wheel of a Big 8 Late Model for the first time at Rockford Speedway. Despite his youth, Olson already has racked up some major racing accomplishments, including the 2012 USAC Quarter Midget Championship.

The 37th Annual Spring Classic kicks off the Midwestern racing season this Sunday April 13 at Rockford Speedway. The Big 8 Late Model Series will headline the day, running a 108 lap feature event. Also on the Spring Classic card are the Mid American Stock Car Series and the Illinois Vintage Racing Series. Gates open at 11 AM, with the first green flag at 1 PM.

For more information on Rockford Speedway and the 37th Annual Spring Classic, please visit www.rockfordspeedway.com or call 815-633-1500.

For more information on the Big 8 Late Model Series, please visit www.big8series.com.

LOCAL FAVORITES SET TO DEFEND THEIR HOME TURF THIS WEEKEND AT SPRING CLASSIC!

By: Eric Huenefeld

When the Big 8 Late Model Series presented by Gandrud Chevrolet rolls into Rockford Speedway this Sunday afternoon April 13 for the 37th Annual Spring Classic, the “Best Weekly Warriors in the Country” will be greeted by a strong local contingent looking to keep the winner’s trophy close to home.

Over the last several years, the local talent at Rockford Speedway has made things tough on the Big 8’s best. Thirteen of the twenty-one Big 8 Series events held at Rockford Speedway since September of 2004 have been won by Rockford regulars. Most recently, Rockford regulars have won the last four Big 8 races held at the high banked quarter mile.

“Driver X” Jon Reynolds Jr has been the man to beat when the Big 8 Series competes at Rockford Speedway. The 2005 Series champion has visited Big 8 Series victory lane five times at his hometrack. Reynolds himself has captured four of the last six National Short Track Championships as well as the 2012 Spring Classic.

2013 Rockford Speedway Track Champion Alex Papini plans to challenge for victory Sunday afternoon. Papini, who collected eight feature wins last summer en route to the Rockford track championship, is also the defending Spring Classic winner. Last April, Papini held off numerous challenges on the way to his first ever Big 8 series triumph.

Three former Rockford Speedway Track Champions also plan to run Spring Classic this weekend, including seven-time track champions Ricky Bilderback and Bobby Wilberg and 2010 track champion Tim Sargent. Bilderback, the 2006 Big 8 Series champion, won last year’s ‘Star Spangled 76’ at Rockford, charging from his 15th starting spot to claim the win. Wilberg, one of the most consistent drivers in Big 8 history and always a threat at Rockford, will go into Sunday still looking for his first ever series win. Sargent comes into Rockford riding the momentum of 2013, which included five Big 8 Series top-five’s and a pair of podium finishes.

Michael Bilderback, the 2008 Spring Classic champion, returns to Rockford this weekend. Bilderback aims to become only the second Big 8 driver to win multiple Spring Classics, joining Mike Beyer, who accomplished the feat in 2005 and 2006.

Teenager Austin Nason, the 2012 Rockford Speedway Rookie of the Year, is set to compete at Spring Classic. Nason was among the Big 8’s elite in 2013, finishing fourth in series points, with two runner-up finishes. Jake Gille, a multi-time feature winner at Rockford, is also entered for the weekend’s events, along with former Slinger Speedway champion “Insane” Wayne Freimund and Former Spring Classic NASCAR Touring Series competitor Mark Hartline

The 37th Annual Spring Classic is set for this Sunday afternoon, April 13 at 1 PM, with the Big 8 Late Model Series presented by Gandrud Chevrolet headlining the day with a 108 lap main event. The season-opening card also includes the Mid American Stock Car Series and the Illinois Vintage Racing Series.

For more information on Rockford Speedway and the 37th Annual Spring Classic, please call 815-633-1500 or visit www.rockfordspeedway.com. For more information on the Big 8 Late Model Series, please visit www.big8series.com.

Rockford Speedway to Maintain Same Point System as 2013

“I made a mistake,” admitted Speedway General Manager Gregg McKarns. “After reviewing my notes from our Competition Council Meeting I realized that we had decided collectively as a group to keep the point system in place that we have utilized for numerous years. I erroneously tweaked the system and announced those changes at our Orientation Meeting in February. We will once again use the same system as in years past.”

The standard point system which will once again be used for all divisions at Rockford Speedway awards 50 points for a feature event victory and subtracts two points from each position thereafter. Championship points racing begins when NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Racing gets underway on April 19 during the Mtn Dew KickStart 67th Season Opener featuring the NASCAR Stanley Steemer Late Models, Bargain Hunter Sportsman, Miller Lite American Short Trackers, Mtn Dew KickStart RoadRunners and Sam’s Drive-In Fan/Driver Easter Egg Toss. For additional information visit www.rockfordspeedway.com

SHULTIS IS ‘ROCK SOLID’ EN ROUTE TO STONE & DOUBLE T 200 WIN

By: Eric Huenefeld

Saturday afternoon’s Stone and Double T 200 was a back and forth affair, featuring multiple lead changes and plot twists at nearly every turn.

When the checkered flag flew, Caleb Shultis stood in victory lane, victorious for the first time in ten tries at Rockford Speedway. The Stockton Illinois native took the win after inheriting the lead from Kyle Stark, who fought issues under the hood of his racer for much of the second half of the event.

Shultis and Stark traded the lead for a majority of the 200 laps. Stark was first of the pair to lead, taking the top spot at lap 25. Shultis, who ran a steady race throughout the day, then slid into the lead at lap 50. The two drivers then swapped the lead for the remainder of the day, and seemed to be destined for a one-on-one race for the win with 80 laps remaining. However, near lap 125, Shultis tangled with a lapped car and then made frontal contact with a tire barrier. Shultis quickly stomped on the gas and rejoined the field, stayed in contention. The eventual winner reclaimed the lead with under 50 laps to go, when Stark’s car began to slow.

Shultis ended the race as the only driver on the lead lap, finishing ahead of former race winner Jay Orr, who claimed second. Devon Dixon came home in third, while last October’s Goblin 250 winner Bob Bertolozzi finished fourth. Rick Zifko rounded out the top five.

2014 Stone and Double T 200 Results

1. Caleb Shultis, Stockton; 2. Jay Orr, South Milwaukee, Wis; 3. Devon Dixon, Janesville, Wis; 4. Bob Bertolozzi, Rock Falls; 5. Rick Zifko, Aurora; 6. Josh Nelms, Lockport; 7. Dale Markham, Maple Park; 8. Kyle Stark, Waterloo, Wis; 9. Seth Pippel, Rockford; 10. Tyler Griswold, Pontiac; 11. Brian Hillringhouse, South Milwaukee, Wis; 12. Joe Labombarbe, Aurora; 13. Tyler Wheaton, Lansing; 14. Mark Ross, Jr, Highland, Ind.; 15. Scott Vetter, Union; 16. Lenny Schlafke, Sheboygan, Wis; 17. Justin Pearson, Belvidere; 18. Douglas Finnern, Des Plaines; 19. Melissa Keuhs, Hobart, Ind.; 20. Mitch Moag, Oswego; 21. Jim Klingel, Aurora; 22. Alan Bekielewski, Roscoe; 23. Joey Fortune, Sterling; 24. David Prince, Rockford; 25. Troy Boss, Rock Falls; 26. Blake Andrus, Rockford; 27. Ryan Lagestee, Schererville, Ind.; 28. Erik Nevoso, Twin Lakes, Wis; 29. David Isbell, Rockford; 30. Adrian Roscelli, Dekalb; 31. Steve Warren, Portage, Ind.; 32. Jeff Hooker, Sycamore; 33. Mike Cunz, Cortland; 34. Eddie Brown, Sandwich; 35. Peter Hayes, Romeoville; 36. Justin Colley, Aurora; 37. Ed Gutzeit, Des Plaines; 38. Jason Bonsky, Freeport; 39. David Keuhs, Hobart, Ind.; 40. Jacob Adolphson, Rockford; 41. Jason Dull, Machesney Park; 42. Ethan Diesing, Rockford; 43. Ted Diangikes, Montgomery; 44. Ryan Gilliam, Matteson; 45. Chad Crawford, Rock Falls; 46. Mike Patterson, Freeport; 47. Trevor Tichy, Plainfield; 48. David Demeny, Janesville, Wis; 49. Tom Happ, Alsip; 50. Doss Shultis, Elizabeth

2014 Stone and Double T Results

Enduro
A-Main 01 — 1. Caleb Shultis, Stockton; 2. Jay Orr, South Milwaukee, Wis; 3. Devon Dixon, Janesville, Wis; 4. Bob Bertolozzi, Rock Falls; 5. Rick Zifko, Aurora; 6. Josh Nelms, Lockport; 7. Dale Markham, Maple Park; 8. Kyle Stark, Waterloo, Wis; 9. Seth Pippel, Rockford; 10. Tyler Griswold, Pontiac; 11. Brian Hillringhouse, South Milwaukee, Wis; 12. Joe Labombarbe, Aurora; 13. Tyler Wheaton, Lansing; 14. Mark Ross, Jr, Highland, Ind.; 15. Scott Vetter, Union; 16. Lenny Schlafke, Sheboygan, Wis; 17. Justin Pearson, Belvidere; 18. Douglas Finnern, Des Plaines; 19. Melissa Keuhs, Hobart, Ind.; 20. Mitch Moag, Oswego; 21. Jim Klingel, Aurora; 22. Alan Bekielewski, Roscoe; 23. Joey Fortune, Sterling; 24. David Prince, Rockford; 25. Troy Boss, Rock Falls; 26. Blake Andrus, Rockford; 27. Ryan Lagestee, Schererville, Ind.; 28. Erik Nevoso, Twin Lakes, Wis; 29. David Isbell, Rockford; 30. Adrian Roscelli, Dekalb; 31. Steve Warren, Portage, Ind.; 32. Jeff Hooker, Sycamore; 33. Mike Cunz, Cortland; 34. Eddie Brown, Sandwich; 35. Peter Hayes, Romeoville; 36. Justin Colley, Aurora; 37. Ed Gutzeit, Des Plaines; 38. Jason Bonsky, Freeport; 39. David Keuhs, Hobart, Ind.; 40. Jacob Adolphson, Rockford; 41. Jason Dull, Machesney Park; 42. Ethan Diesing, Rockford; 43. Ted Diangikes, Montgomery; 44. Ryan Gilliam, Matteson; 45. Chad Crawford, Rock Falls; 46. Mike Patterson, Freeport; 47. Trevor Tichy, Plainfield; 48. David Demeny, Janesville, Wis; 49. Tom Happ, Alsip; 50. Doss Shultis, Elizabeth

RACING RETURNS THIS SATURDAY WITH ENDURO AND OPEN PRACTICE!

After a long and agonizing winter, it’s finally time to put cars on the track and hear the sound of engines at Rockford Speedway! Join us this Saturday April 5 for a full day of on-track activities, highlighted by the return of the WXRX Stone and Double T 200 lap four cylinder enduro. The activities begin at 11 AM, as drivers will have a first chance to fire up their machines and race fans will have their first chance to see these machines as the Open Practice Session begins. The Practice runs until 2:30 PM. Then, at 3 PM, it’s all-out motorized madness with the running of the WXRX Stone and Double T 200 featuring four cylinder cars, trucks and vans. The event runs ‘rain or shine’ and is always a fun way to get the new season started. Adult admission for Saturday’s WXRX Stone and Double T 200 is $12, Students 12-17 are $8, Children 6-11 are $5 and Kids 5 and under are admitted FREE! We hope to see you at the track this Saturday as we officially say ‘hello’ to racing and ‘good riddance’ to winter!

SPRING CLASSIC ON DECK NEXT WEEKEND!

Next Sunday afternoon April 13, it’s the Midwest’s first major asphalt race of the season, with the running of the 37th Annual Spring Classic. Once again, the Big 8 Late Models presented by Gandrud Chevrolet are the featured attraction. The Big 8 Series races at Spring Classic have long been known as an early season ‘Clash of the Champions’ and already this year’s Spring Classic entry list features thirty-four track or series championships between all drivers planning to compete. The “Best Weekly Warriors in the Country” will contest a 108 lap feature as the day’s main event. The Mid American Stock Car Series and Illinois Vintage Racers are also set compete as part of Spring Classic. Gates open at 11 AM next Sunday, with the first race going green at 1 PM. Adult admission is $20, Students 12-17 are $10, Children 6-11 are $5, with kids 5 and under free!

SEASON OPENER, DAY FULL OF ACTIVITIES SET FOR SATURDAY APRIL 19!

Saturday April 19 is set to be a full day of activities leading up to Opening Night at Rockford Speedway! The day gets started at 11 AM with a Preseason Car Show at ONYX Bar and Grill (located at the corner of Highways 251 & 173 in Machesney Crossing). The Preseason Car Show gives fans an up-close look at some of the cars & stars that will take to the track later that night and throughout the season at Rockford Speedway. Fans are also invited inside ONYX to not only enjoy the wide variety of items on the lunch menu, but to vote for the “Best Appearing Car” at the Car Show. The winner of “Best Appearing” will be announced during pre-race ceremonies Saturday night and is set to receive a huge prize pack courtesy of Mountain Dew and Kickstart. After the Car Show, it’s time for short track excitement ‘under the lights’ and the Mountain Dew Kickstart 67th Season Opener! The Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Bargain Hunter Sportsman, Miller Lite American Short Trackers and Kickstart Roadrunners will be ready for action along with the Sam’s Drive-In ‘Drive/Fan Easter Egg Toss.’ Gates open at 5 PM, with the Stateline Staffing Services Fast Dashes going green at 7:07 PM. Adult admission is $12, Students 12-17 are $8, children 6-11 are $5 with Kids 5 and under FREE! Join us and be part of a busy and exciting opening day Saturday April 19!

Upcoming Events
Sat April 5 3 pm- WXRX Stone & Double T 200 Enduro
Sun April 13 1 pm- 37th Annual Spring Classic presented by Yellowbook
Sat April 19 11 am- Preseason Car Show @ ONYX Bar & Grill
Sat April 19 7:07 pm- Mtn Dew Kickstart 67th Season Opener
Sat April 26 7:07 pm- Mobil 1 ‘Dollar Night’ (Select concession and drink items just $1)
Sat May 3rd 7:07 pm- Tractor Town Kid’s Night (Kids 11 & under FREE, Tractor Rides, Candy Scramble)