By: Tom Ace

The fastest cars. The bravest drivers.

They return this Saturday night July 28.

The Must See Racing Sprint Cars bring their unique blend of speed and excitement to Rockford Speedway Saturday with the 3rd Annual ‘Sprintacular.’ The Sprint Cars, equipped with their high-horsepower engines and wings, are again set to push the limits around the high-banked quarter mile in search of the fastest laps ever turned at the 71 year old facility.

Drivers from six states are scheduled to take to the track, including three-time Must See Racing Series champion Jimmy McCune, two-time Little 500 winner Jacob Wilson, former Turkey Night Grand Prix winner Bobby Santos and National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jeff Bloom.

Sprint Cars first take to the track for an hour long practice session from 3:30 until 4:30 PM. Fans are encouraged to get to the track early and view the Sprinters going through their practice paces. Grandstand gates will officially open at 5 PM, with Must See Sprint Car Speed Trials beginning at 5:30 PM.

Along with the Sprint Cars, the Midwest Compact Touring Series makes it return to Rockford Speedway, bringing four cylinder racers together from five different states. Completing the evening’s card are the Bargain Hunter Sportsman and the Miller Lite American Short Trackers.

All divisions will run a complete show, with the Sprint Cars headlining the night with their 50 lap feature event. The Co-Lin Metals Fast Dashes for the Sportsman and Short Trackers will kick things off at 7:07 PM.

Adult admission to the ‘Sprintacular’ is $18, Children (ages 6-11) are admitted for $9, while Kids 5 and under are admitted FREE. Don’t blink! Or you’ll miss ‘The Worlds Fastest Short Track Show’ this Saturday night at Rockford Speedway!


Next 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 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