The ‘Last Blast’ is this weekend at Rockford Speedway, with the 26th installment of the Bahama Bracket Nationals(BBN). BBN is a one-of-a-kind racing extravaganza taking place this Saturday and Sunday October 14 and 15! The event features cars from both asphalt and dirt tracks competing against one another in “Bracket style” racing. Starting Saturday afternoon, over 150 drivers will qualify their cars for the event. After qualifying, the field is then split into separate Brackets (four ‘Full-size’ Brackets and two ‘four-cylinder’ Brackets) and Saturday night, the race is on! You’ll see Late Models, Sportsman, Modifieds, Trucks, Roadrunners, Hornets and more competing against one another, with every car racing for their chance to earn a spot in Sunday’s Championship Features.
Drivers that don’t advance through the Qualifying Races and Bermuda Bashes on Saturday night have the chance to ‘Dance to Advance’ after the races Saturday in the Miller Lite Pavilion OR race their way in during Sunday afternoon’s Last Chance Races, which kick things off at Noon. Sunday’s Main Events include 50 lap features for the A & AA Bracket, with the winner choosing between their prize money ($1500 or $1000) or trip for two to the Bahamas! The AAA & AAAA Brackets will run 40 lap features, while the B & BB Brackets will contest 35 and 25 lap features. If you love racing, you must take in Bahama Bracket Nationals next weekend at Rockford Speedway…and don’t forget to bring a friend!
Again this season, “Overnight Parking for Campers” is permitted on Speedway grounds during the 26th Annual Bahama Bracket Nationals, with the Overnight Lot opening up next Thursday evening October 12 at 5 PM.
BAHAMA BRACKET NATIONALS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AND INFO
Thursday October 12
5 PM- “Overnight Parking for Campers” opens
Friday October 13
2 PM- Pit Gates Open
5 PM- Practice Begins
8:30 PM- Open Time Trials
9:30 PM- Magic Margarita Party in the Miller Lite Pavilion
Saturday October 14
8:30 AM- Pit Gates Open
9:30 AM- Practice Begins (until 11:30 AM)
12:30 PM- Qualifying Begings (Happy Half Hour Qualifying follows)
5:15 PM- Grandstands Open
6 PM- Racing Begins (Heat Races & Bermuda Bashes for ALL CARS)
9:30 PM- “Last Blast Party” featuring live music, cold beer and “Dance to Advance”
Sunday October 15
9 AM- Breakfast inside the Miller Lite Pavilion
9:30 AM- Pits Open
10:15 AM- Practice
11:15 AM- Drivers Meeting
11:45 AM- Openign Ceremonies (Fast Time, Best Appearing Awards)
12 PM- RACING featuring Last Chances, The Fabulous Foo Foo Race & SIX Championship Features
THE GOBLIN 250 WRAPS UP THE 2017 SEASON NEXT WEEKEND
Next Sunday afternoon October 22, the 70th season of racing comes to an end at Rockford Speedway, with the 37th running of the Goblin 250 enduro for 4-cylinder cars. The Goblin 250 features hundreds of cars fighting around the Rockford Speedway for 250 laps, with a 10 minute ‘halfway break’ at Lap 125. The fun begins at 12:40 PM, with the annual Kids Costume Contest preceding the start of the Enduro race at 1 PM. During the ‘halfway break,’ a Kids Candy Scramble will be held on the frontstretch. Then, ten minutes after the Goblin 250, the season comes to a ‘smashing’ conclusion with the running of the ‘Big Swarm’ Demo Derby! To go along with all that fun, ‘Goblin Sunday’ is a ‘Miller Lite Dollar Beer Day.’ Gates open at 11 AM Sunday morning October 22, so don’t miss your last chance for 2017 to have a little fun at Rockford Speedway!
REMAINING 2017 EVENTS
Sat Oct 14 6:00 pm- 26th Annual Bahama Bracket Nationals ‘Qualifying Night’
Sun Oct 15 12:00 pm- 26th Annual Bahama Bracket Nationals ‘Championship Day’
Sun Oct 22 1:00 pm- Goblin 250 Enduro & Demo Derby