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‘One Great Racing Weekend’ at Rockford Speedway


With haulers rolling in this afternoon and Open Practice stepping off tonight, that can only mean the 50th Anniversary National Short Track Championships (NSTC) are ready to kickoff at Rockford Speedway! It all begins with Open Practice tonight from 5:30-9 PM and continues with "Opening Night' tomorrow night, October 2. This year, the Great Northern Sportsman Series headlines 'Opening Night' with a 50 lap feature event! Joining the Sportsman on Friday are the American Short Trackers, Roadrunners, Hornet/Bandit Challenge and the 2nd ever Women's Championship. Racing begins Friday night at 7:07 PM. 'Short Track Saturday Night' October 3 is one of the most popular nights of short track racing in the region each year and this season features the Big 8 Late Model Series as headliner, contesting a grueling 108 lap main event. The Quest Industrial Mid American Stock Car Series and Illini Racing Series Midgets also join the party on 'Short Track Saturday Night', with both series running 50 lap main events. Plus, the Super Late Models take to the track Saturday night, running preliminary events along with a show by the Vintage Racers of Illinois! 'Short Track Saturday Night' kicks off at 5:05 PM. Then, October 4, it's 'Championship Sunday,' featuring the 200 lap 'National Short Track Championship' Super Late Model race, which this year pays $6000 to the winner and $600 to start and $4000 in lap sponsors, meaning one driver could win $10,000! The lightning-fast Must See Racing Sprint Cars return to NSTC again this season and the American Ethanol Super Trucks make their NSTC debut on 'Championship Sunday', along with a Super Cup Exhibition Race. Sunday's show begins at 12:30 pm. GET YOUR #NSTC50 TICKETS NOW: Advanced tickets are available for the 50th Anniversary National Short Track Championships and may be ordered online at rockfordspeedway.com (online sales close at 11:59 PM on the eve of each race), by phone at 815-633-1500 or in person at the Rockford Speedway Main Office during regular business hours. Ticket prices for #NSTC50 are as follows... • FRIDAY OCT 2 Reserved Seating (Sections D, E & F)- $16 Adults (ages 12 and up) $6 Children (ages 11 and under) General Admission Seating- $15 Adults (ages 12 and up) $5 Children (ages 6-11) $1 'Tots' (ages 5 and under) • SATURDAY OCT 3 Reserved Seating (Sections D, E & F)- $20 Adults (ages 12 and up) $10 Children (ages 11 and under) General Admission Seating - $18 Adults (ages 12 and up) $8 Children (ages 6-11) $3 'Tots' (ages 5 and under) • SUNDAY OCT 4 Reserved Seating (Sections D, E & F)- $25 Adults (ages 12 and up) $12 Children (ages 11 and under) General Admission Seating- $20 Adult (ages 12 and up) $10 Children (ages 6-11) $5 'Tots' (ages 5 and under) ** All persons admitted must have a ticket for NSTC events Friday thru Sunday** OVERNIGHT PARKING FOR CAMPERS IS WELCOMED AT #NSTC50: The fellowship and camaraderie is always a major part of any National Short Track Championship. What makes this event so special each year is not only the friendships made and the good times that are had, but also the prospects of some of the greatest short track racing you'll see anywhere throughout any racing season. With all of this in mind, race fans are invited to bring their camping vehicles, tents and campers to Rockford Speedway as part of National Short Track Championships. Once again in 2015, Rockford Speedway offers 'Overnight Parking for Campers' on the Speedway property throughout NSTC Weekend. Overnight Parking for Campers is free of charge and includes no electrical or water hookups. Overnight Parking for Campers allows race fans to stay close to the action all weekend long, while not missing one bit of the fun on grounds during 'One Great Racing Weekend.' UPCOMING EVENTS: • Fri Oct 2 7:07 pm- 50th NSTC 'Opening Night' featuring GNSS '50', plus AST, RR, Hornet/Bandit Challenge & Women's Championship • Sat Oct 3 5:05 pm- 50th NSTC 'Short Track Saturday Night' featuring Big 8 '108', plus Mid-Am, Midgets, Vintage and Super Late Prelims • Sun Oct 4 12:30 pm- 50th NSTC 'Championship Sunday' featuring the 200 lap National Short Track Championship plus Sprints, Trucks and Super Cups • Sat Oct 17 6 pm - 24th Bahama Bracket Nationals 'Qualifying Night' • Sun Oct 18 12 pm- 24th Bahama Bracket Nationals 'Championship Day' • Sun Oct 25 1 pm- Goblin 250 Enduro, Demo Derby, Costume Contest and Candy Scramble

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