By: Tom Ace

Be ready to eat, drink and watch plenty of racing this Saturday night (July 21) at Rockford Speedway!

This weekend features Concession Obsession Night presented by 96.7 The Eagle. The evening showcases various concession stand specials on food and beverages at the various concession windows all along the Rockford Speedway concourse. Along with the bevy of food and soft drink specials…96.7 The Eagle is happy to bring race fans 96 CENT BEER as part of Concession Obsession Night in the Miller Lite Pavilion.

On-track this weekend, there are five divisions racing including the return of Modifieds to the Rockford Speedway for the first time in nearly ten years. The Midwest Thunder Mods will take to the track for Twin 30 lap features this Saturday night and promise to put on an exciting show. The Mighty Midgets return as well with the return of the Illini Racing Series for the second time in 2018. The Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Miller Lite American Short Trackers and T.E.D. Transit Bandits are also part of the busy Saturday night racing program.

Gates open at 5 PM, with Qualifying set to begin at 5:35 PM (fifteen minutes earlier than normal) First race is scheduled for 7:07 PM on Concession Obsession Night.

Adult admission is $12, children ages 6-11 are admitted for $6, while Kids 5 and under are FREE. For more information, please call 815-633-1500 or visit


Next Saturday night July 28 features the lightning fast Must See Racing Sprint Cars, who bring ‘the world’s fastest short track show’ to Rockford Speedway. You’ll see the winged warriors racing in close quarters and turning laps in the 11 second bracket! Will the track record fall? BE THERE to find out. Sprint Car drivers from across the country are expected to be at Rockford Speedway for this event, so make sure you are there too. Along with the Sprint Cars, the Midwest Compact Touring Series is scheduled to go racing on July 28 along with the Bargain Hunter Sportsman and the Miller Lite American Short Trackers.

Gates open at 5 PM next Saturday, with Must See Racing Speed Trials beginning at 5:30 PM. Racing begins at 7:07 PM.


Saturday night August 4th marks the return of the ‘wildest show on wheels!’ Kar Korner presents the World Famous Figure 8 Trailer Race…and you can’t miss it. SEE cars, trucks and vans pulling boats, campers and travel trailers in a wild romp through the Figure 8 course. There will be smashing and crashing…and no winner ’til the last trailer trails!’

Get your tickets NOW for this one-of-a-kind event today in one of three ways…

-Order your tickets online @ See which seats are available and pick your seats for the event.
-Call 815-633-1500 and speak to one of our operators to get the tickets you want
-Visit the Rockford Speedway Main Offices in person during regular business hours Monday thru Friday to pocket your tickets rapidly

Racing on World Famous Figure 8 Trailer Race Night features the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Bargain Hunter Sportsman, Miller Lite American Short Trackers, T.E.D. Transit Bandits and Kickstart Roadrunners. Grandstands open at 5 PM, with racing at 7:07 PM.


Saturday July 21 (7:07 PM) Concession Obsession Night presented by 96.7 The Eagle- LM, AST, Bandits, Modifieds and Illini Midgets
Wednesday July 25 (7:27 PM) Equipment Depot Wild Wednesday- RR, Sixers, Bandits, WWoW, Double Figure 8, Spec Drags
Saturday July 28 (7:07 PM) Must See Sprint Car Series Sprintacular plus Midwest Compact Touring Series, Sportsman, AST
Wednesday August 1 (7:27 PM) Wild Wednesday Crazy 8 Night- Vintage Figure 8, Double Figure 8 plus Bandits, Sixers, AmSC, WWoW & Spec Drags
Saturday August 4 (7:07 PM) Kar Korner presents the World Famous Trailer Race of Destruction- LM, Sp, AST, Bandits, RR & Escape from I-90 Race
Wednesday August 8 (7:27 PM) The Wild Wednesday Finale- RR, Bandits, Sixers, WWoW, Double Figure 8, Spec Drags
Saturday August 11 (7:07 PM) Cintas Kids Night- LM, Sp, AST Bandits plus Kids Bike Races and the Great Bike Giveaway
Saturday August 18 (7:07 PM) Summer’s Last Stand- LM, Sp, RR, Illini Midgets and Sixers