It is time for 'Nick's Beatin 'n' Bangin Boat Race' presented by Windsor Auto Sales this Saturday night August 29! The Boat Race has quickly become one of the most popular events on the Rockford Speedway schedule and features cars, trucks and vans pulling boats without trailers on a track that is covered with water! The competitors slip, slide and crash into one another, with destruction the name of the game...and there is no winner 'til the last boat sails!' Along with the Boat Race, racing action Saturday night includes the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Bargain Hunter Sportsman, Kickstart Roadrunners and the American Super Cup Series. Saturday evening is also the culmination of Windsor Auto Sales' annual Fundraiser for the Rock River Valley Food Pantry. Gates open Saturday night at 5 PM with the first Stateline Staffing Services Fast Dash taking the green flag at 7:07 PM. Don't miss Nick's Beatin 'n' Bangin Boat Race this Saturday night at Rockford Speedway!
'BOAT RACE' TICKET INFORMATION: If you would like to reserve the best seats for Nick's Beatin 'N' Bangin Boat Race this Saturday night at Rockford Speedway, Preferred Seating is available in Sections D, E and F for Saturday night's event. There are still a solid amount of Preferred Tickets available for purchase and a variety of ways to purchase them. Tickets may be ordered ONLINE at rockfordspeedway.com until 11:59 PM Friday night. Tickets may be purchased by PHONE (815-633-1500) until 3 PM Saturday afternoon. You may also purchase tickets IN PERSON at the Rockford Speedway Main Office during regular business hours. Tickets may also be available for purchase Saturday afternoon at the Main Ticket Gate. There will also be plenty of General Admission tickets available starting at 5 PM Saturday evening when the Main Gates open. No matter how you purchase your ticket...DON'T MISS Nick's Beatin 'n' Bangin Boat Race this Saturday night!
CARSON AND BARNES CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN MONDAY AND TUESDAY: This Monday and Tuesday August 31 and September 1, the Carson and Barnes 'Worlds Biggest Big Top' Circus returns to the parking lot of Rockford Speedway, with two shows each day at 4:30 and 7:30 PM. This year, the Carson & Barnes Circus is bringing an all new edition of 'America’s Largest Big Top Show' to cities all across America! The gigantic 79th Edition features an amazing assortment of human and animal performers, led by the biggest stars of the Circus – The Incredible Carson & Barnes Elephants! Presented in traditional “Big Top” style, America’s oldest family-owned Circus brings animals and acrobats, clowns and daredevils, and a little old-time Circus Magic to more than 200 American cities each year. Be sure to arrive early for the Circus Midway and see the giant menagerie of exotic animals from around the world, presented free of charge before each performance! Elephant and pony rides are available for a small charge on the Circus Midway, along with many other exciting pre-show activities. Tickets will be available at the show or you may purchase your circus tickets online at carsonbarnescircus.com.
'COOL 5' CHAMPIONSHIP, 'GILLEY'S GIVEAWAYS' & 'NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS' COMING SOON:
Events on the horizon at Rockford Speedway include next Saturday night September 5; the 'Championship Round' of the Gilley's Cool 5 Series for the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Bargain Hunter Sportsman, Miller Lite American Short Trackers and Kickstart Roadrunners. The following Saturday, September 12, is sure to be a busy day at Rockford Speedway, with the $98,000 'Gilley's Giveaways' taking place that afternoon, followed by Whelen Engineering's 'Night of Champions' later that night, where Track Champions will be crowned in our four premiere Saturday night divisions! Then, Saturday September 19, it's the ever-popular 'Night of Thrills,' featuring Mechanical Mischief and Tail Gator Monster Trucks, the return of Doug Rose and his Green Mamba Jet Car, Figure 8 School Bus Racing, Rockford Ice Hogs 'Auto Hockey,' the championship Hornet feature and much, much more!
• Sat Aug 29 7:07 pm- Windsor Auto Sales presents Nick's Beatin N Bangin Boat Race!
• Mon-Tues Aug 30 & Sept 1- Carson & Barnes 'Worlds Biggest Big Top' Circus (in the Speedway parking lot)
• Sat Sept 5 7:07 pm- Gilley's Cool 5 Championship Round
• Sat Sept 12 7:07 pm- Whelen Engineering's Night of Champions plus the Outhouse Race
• Sat Sept 19 7:07 pm- Night of Thrills featuring Mechanical Mischief & Tail Gator Monster Trucks, Green Mamba Jet Car and MORE!
• Fri-Sun Oct 2-4- 50th Anniversary National Short Track Championships
• Sat-Sun Oct 17-18- 24th Bahama Bracket Nationals
• Sun Oct 25 1 pm- Goblin 250 Enduro, Demo Derby, Costume Contest and Candy Scramble