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ROCKFORD SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES KEY DATES FOR 70TH SEASON!
By: Eric Huenefeld
Thursday afternoon, officials at Rockford Speedway unveiled the list of key dates for the 2017 racing season, the Speedway's 70th season of continuous operations.
The evening features food, fun and fellowship while honoring Rockford Speedway's 2016 Track Champions.
Race teams are be able to register their car numbers, purchase R.A.C.E. and NASCAR Memberships, reserve their season pit pads and pick up decal kits for the upcoming year.
Sunday April 23 brings the 40th Anniversary Spring Classic, the traditional springtime-Sunday afternoon special featuring the Big 8 Late Model Series, along with the Mid American Stock Car Series and INEX Legends. Six days later, on Saturday night April 29, it's the 70th NASCAR Season Opener for Rockford Speedway's NASCAR Whelen All American Series divisions. The NASCAR points season runs until September, culminating in Whelen Engineering ''Night of Champions'' on Saturday September 9.
10, while the World Famous Figure 8 Trailer Race hits the track on Saturday night August 5.
Sportsman, American Short Trackers and Roadrunners are penciled in to race on Independence Day 2017.
Make sure not to miss 'One Great Racing Weekend!'
The 26th running of the Bahama Bracket Nationals, featuring nearly 200 cars racing against each other and the clock, hits the track Saturday and Sunday October 14 and 15. The 2017 season then comes to an end with the 37th Goblin 250 Sunday afternoon October 22.
Makes plans now to be part of Rockford Speedway's historic 70th season!
*NOTE: A complete schedule for the Rockford Speedway's 70th Anniversary season will be released in the coming weeks.
2017 ROCKFORD SPEEDWAY
Sat 15 11:00 AM Open Practice (until 2:30 PM) & Stone and Double T 200 (3 PM)
Sun 23 1:00 PM 40th Anniversary Spring Classic (Big 8 Late Models, Mid American Stock Cars, Legends)
Sat 29 7:07 PM 70th NASCAR Season Opener
Sat 10 7:07 PM Original Trailer Race of Destruction
Wed 14 7:27 PM Wild Wednesday Opener
Sat 1 7:07 PM Kar Korner All Star 100 featuring the ARCA Midwest Tour & NASCAR LM 'Star Spangled 76'
Sat 22 7:07 PM Rockford Speedway 70th Anniversary Celebration
Sat 5 7:07 PM World Famous Figure 8 Trailer Race
Wed 9 7:27 PM Wild Wednesday Finale
Sat 26 7:07 PM Nick's Beatin & Bangin Boat Race
Sat 9 7:07 PM Whelen Engineering ''Night of Champions''
Sat 16 7:07 PM Miller Lite ''Night of Thrills''
Fri 29 7:00 PM 52nd National Short Track Championships
Sat 30 5:00 PM 52nd National Short Track Championships
Sun 1 1:00 PM 52nd National Short Track Championships
Sat 14 6:00 PM 26th Annual Bahama Bracket Nationals
Sun 15 12:00 PM 26th Annual Bahama Bracket Nationals
Sun 22 1:00 PM 37th Goblin 250 & 'Big Swarm' Demolition Derby