Racing Returns To Rockford Saturday April 4th

Racing Returns To Rockford Saturday April 4th

- in Rockford Speedway, Track News


With late season snowfalls making winter seem even longer this year, it’s finally time to put cars on the track and hear the sound of engines at Rockford Speedway! Join us this Saturday April 4 for a full day of on-track activities, highlighted by the WXRX Stone and Double T 200 lap 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 during an Open Practice Session. 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 and drivers from at least four different states! The event runs ‘rain or shine’ and is 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!


Next Sunday afternoon April 12, it’s the Midwest’s first major asphalt race of 2015, with the running of the 38th Annual Spring Classic. Again this year, the Big 8 Late Model Series presented by Gandrud Chevrolet is the featured attraction at Spring Classic. The Big 8 Series races at Spring Classic have long been known as an early season ‘Clash of the Champions’ and this year’s race looks no different, with a solid blend of champions and challengers planning on testing the ‘high banks’ next Sunday afternoon. The “Best Weekly Warriors in the Country” will contest an 88 lap feature as the day’s main event. The Mid American Stock Car Series kicks off their season at Spring Classic for the 23rd straight year, with a 50 lap feature event, while the American Ethanol Super Trucks make their first ever appearance at Rockford Speedway next weekend, contesting Twin 25 lap features. 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!


Saturday April 18 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 prize pack courtesy of Pepsi. After the Car Show, it’s time for short track excitement ‘under the lights’ and the Pepsi 68th 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 18!

Upcoming Events
Sat April 4 3 pm- WXRX Stone & Double T 200 Enduro
Sun April 12 1 pm- 38th Annual Spring Classic
Sat April 18 11 am- Preseason Car Show @ ONYX Bar & Grill
Sat April 18 7:07 pm- Pepsi 68th Season Opener
Sat April 25 7:07 pm- Mobil 1 ‘Dollar Night’ (Select concession and drink items just $1)
Sat May 2 7:07 pm- Tractor Town Kid’s Night (Kids 11 & under FREE, Tractor Rides, Candy Scramble)

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