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By: Jordan Kuehne
LOVES PARK, IL (Tuesday, April 7, 2009) – Kyle Shear doesn’t shy away from speaking up or saying what he believes should be said, so when asked recently about the upcoming racing season he didn’t back down. “I want to win, both races and a championship.” Shear who will be attempting to qualify for both feature events during the 32nd annual Spring Classic at Rockford Speedway on Sunday afternoon April 19, is a proven winner.
By: Jordan Kuehne
Loves Park, IL (Monday, April 6, 2009) – The 62nd season of racing at the famed Rockford Speedway gets underway Saturday, April 11, with the WXRX 104.9FM Stone & Double T 200 lap enduro. Well over 60 cars are expected to jam the high-banked quarter-mile surface, all for the chance to take home the first checkered flag of the year.
Loves Park, IL- Midwest Enduro Series officials announced the RoadRunner Rampage, a 250 lap event for the weekly Rockford Speedway RoadRunners, taking place at 1pm on Sunday June 28th. Joining the action of the Midwest Enduro Series Mac Tools 250 at Rockford Speedway, RoadRunner teams are invited to compete in this unique event.
Loves Park, IL- The top weekly late model drivers from Jefferson and Rockford Speedways will go wheel to wheel this July in an attempt to win the coveted ‘Sammy the Stateline Sow’ trophy as well as bragging rights for their home track. Team Jefferson with 81 points bested Team Rockford whom tallied 115 points during the inaugural Goodyear Stateline Challenge last season.
By: Jordan Kuehne
LOVES PARK, IL (Tuesday, March 10, 2009) – A near capacity contingent of competitors, crews and officials were on hand Friday night March 6 at Forest Hills Lodge for the annual Rockford Speedway Orientation Meeting. Speedway owner Jody Deery was the first to offer a warm welcome at both the Rookie and General meetings, stating that she was looking forward to a “great 2009 season.”
Loves Park, IL- Jerry Gille was honored for his first career Rockford Speedway Championship in the NASCAR Stanley Steemer Late Models, Saturday January 24, 2009 at Forest Hills Lodge. After falling just one point shy of the title in 2007, Gille topped seven time defending track Champion Ricky Bilderback and a host of other contenders to add his name to Rockford Speedway’s rich history.
Rockford, IL- Lefthander Chassis and the Midwest Racer’s Auction and Trade Show announced today a joint effort to provide the Racer’s Winter Get-A-Way Destination on Friday January 9 and Saturday January 10, 2009. With both organizations hosting short track racing industry events just five minutes apart in the greater Rockford area, a Weekend Racer’s Pass is being offered to attendees for just $12.
By purchasing the Weekend Racer’s Pass, guests will be able to enjoy all that the 29th annual Midwest Motorsports Racers’ Auction and Trade Show offers as well as numerous activities at the Lefthander Chassis compound just minutes north on Interstate 90. This discount pass will allow access to each event for both days.
By: Eric Huenefeld
Since early September, Josh Nelms has driven about every sort of racecar
at about every track in the region. Super Late Models at Illiana, ASA
North Late Models in La Crosse and Mid American Stockcars at the Rockford
Speedway during the 43rd Annual National Short Track Championships.
Nelms, the former Rockford Speedway Late Model Rookie of the Year, would
return to the Rockford high banks Sunday and submit an entry for the
Goblin 250 enduro. Nelms not only returned to merely race, but to defend
his title as 2007 Goblin 250 winner.
By: Kevin Ramsell
LOVES PARK, IL (Sunday, October 12, 2008) – Mother Nature graced the Rockford Speedway with Bahamas type weather as it hosted the 17th Annual Bahama Bracket Nationals. John Paul Odegaard, Billy Robinson, Brad Warthan, and Ed Klug took home bracket feature wins in the traditional fall event.