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Rockford Speedway: ‘Mom’s Night’ at the races Saturday, May 10
By Rockford Speedway
LOVES PARK, Ill. — This Saturday night, May 10, it’s “Mom’s Night” at Rockford Speedway, 9572 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park, Ill. There is plenty of fun and excitement on and off the track for Mom.
Racing action this Saturday night features the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Bargain Hunter Sportsman and Kickstart Roadrunners, along with the Sam’s Drive-In Roadrunner Challenge “Morning Make-Up Dash.”
Saturday night also includes the return of the Hornets and Racer Girl Winged Women on Wheels.
In addition to all the racing and excitement, all moms are invited to take part in “Wine Tasting for Moms” inside the Miller Lite Pavilion Saturday evening. Gates open at 5 p.m., with Stateline Staffing Services Fast Dashes going green at 7:07 p.m. Adult admission is $12, with students (ages 12-17) $8, children (ages 6-11) $5 and kids 5 and younger admitted free.
‘Classic Car Cruise Nights,’ ‘Salute to Military Night’ coming up
Next week marks a busy week at Rockford Speedway, with events happening on and off the track. It all starts with something new, “Classic Car Cruise Nights,” the first of which takes place next Wednesday night, May 14. For 20 consecutive Wednesday evenings, beginning May 14 and ending Sept. 20, car enthusiasts young and old will be able to view the cars that made cruising famous at Classic Car Cruise Nights. The Cruise Nights will be held in the parking lot of the Forest Hills Lodge, located next to Rockford Speedway. Classic Car Cruise Nights get under way at 5 p.m. and run until 8 p.m.
Then, Saturday night, May 17, its Speedway Auto Mall “Salute to Military Night,” where the speedway salutes those who keep our country free. Any current or former member of the United States military who presents a military ID at the front gate will receive free admission Saturday, May 17. The Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Miller Lite American Short Trackers and Kickstart Roadrunners are in action on “Salute to Military Night,” along with the Illini Racing Series Midgets and American Super Cup Series.
‘Wing Ding’ May 25 at Rockford Speedway
The countdown is on to “The Loudest Day,” WXRX Wing Ding, Sunday May 25, at Rockford Speedway.
The day of rock ’n’ roll returns to the Rockford Speedway in 2014, and this year, Wing Ding is bigger than ever. The WXRX Wing Ding is hosted by Young MC and headlined by Alice In Chains and features other top performers like Black Stone Cherry, Queensryche featuring Geoff Tate, Adelita’s Way, Fuel, Wayland and Cilver.
For more about WXRX Wing Ding and to order tickets, visit www.wxrxwingding.com. Tickets are available for $40 each through Saturday, May 24. Walk-up tickets will be available day of show at the Speedway Box Office for $45 each.
Saturday, May 10, 7:07 p.m. — Salute to Mom Night
Wednesday, May 14, 5 p.m. — Classic Car Cruise Night
Saturday, May 17, 7:07 p.m. — Speedway Auto Mall Salute to Military Night (free with military ID)
Wednesday, May 21, 5 p.m. — Classic Car Cruise Night
Saturday, May 24 — NO RACING
Sunday, May 25, 11 a.m. — WXRX Wing Ding “The Loudest Day” featuring Alice in Chains
Wednesday, May 28, 5 p.m. — Classic Car Cruise Night
Saturday, May 31, 7:07 p.m. — Loves Park Motorsports presents Round I of the Gilley’s Cool 5
Racing division points leaders
NASCAR Late Models — 1. Jacob Gille, 165; 2. Ricky Bilderback, 160; 3. Alex Papini, 159; 4. Jerry Gille, 156; 5. Jon Reynolds Jr., 150
All-American Sportsmen — 1. Patrick Featherston II, 112; 2. Howie Ware, 109; 3. Brett McCoy, 106; 4. Johnny Robinson II, 97; 5. Deanna Chandler, 91
American Short Trackers — 1. Kelly Evink, 113; 2. George Sparkman, 105; 3. Tom Gille, 103; 4. Nick Cina Jr., 97; 5. Brad Henry, 95
Roadrunners — 1. Bobby Frisch, 147; 2. Shawn Rickelman, 133; 3. Dennis Smith Jr., 126; 4. Ricky Nielsen, 125; 5. Kyle McQuality, 121
Roadrunner Challenge — 1. Trevor Robinson, 146; 2. Ryan Ostenson, 134; 3. Daniel Opsahl, 90; 4. Ricky Nielsen, 86; 5. Kenneth Brazee III, 82
Posted May 8, 2014