Headed into Whelen Engineering’s ‘Night of Champions,’ the closest championship chase at Rockford Speedway resided in the Late Model division, where Jake Gille led Michael Bilderback by a slim margin of ten points. The night began perfectly for Gille, as the Winnebago resident picked up his first fast qualifying honor of the year, extending his […]

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Over the past few years, when something wild or controversial happens in a Late Model race at Rockford Speedway in Loves Park, Illinois, it would not be a surprise if Alex Papini was somehow involved in it.   Last Saturday night was another classic finish at the well known quarter-mile, high-banked oval.   Papini was […]

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Two-time NASCAR Illinois State Champion and 2013 Rockford Speedway Track Champion Alex Papini simply won’t settle for one crack at victory during the 38th Annual Spring Classic Sunday April 12 at Rockford Speedway.   The Machesney Park native plans to campaign two cars in two divisions at this weekend’s event, the first major short track […]

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The 2014 point racing season came to an end at Rockford Speedway on Saturday night during Whelen Engineering NASCAR Championship Night. Close racing was the name of the game all night, making the final regular season race of the year events that kept fans entertained until the final checkered flag. STANLEY STEEMER NASCAR LATE MODELS […]

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Seven-time Rockford Speedway Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Model track champion Ricky Bilderback made it look easy Saturday night, cruising to his third victory of the season on Windsor Auto Sales Night at the Races. While Bilderback commanded the field en route to victory, defending Late Model track champion Alex Papini was able to pad his […]

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Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Model point leader Alex Papini stayed a step ahead in his pursuit of a second consecutive Rockford Speedway track championship Saturday night by collecting his eighth feature win of the 2014 season on Bryden Motors Kids Night. Papini jumped to the lead early, then kept last week’s feature winner ‘Driver X’ […]

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BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 28, 2014) – The last time the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards competed at Lucas Oil Raceway, Frank Kimmel drove into Victory Lane to capture the checkered flag. Two years later, Kimmel returned to the Indianapolis short track looking to repeat his 2012 performance. After fighting a tight-handling Ansell-Menards Toyota for […]

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Over a span of fifty days early in the 2014 season, the only driver to win a Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Model feature at Rockford Speedway was Alex Papini. After that early season six-race winning streak, forty days passed before the 2013 Late Model Track Champion returned to victory lane. Saturday night, in the third […]

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In the closing laps of Saturday night’s Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Model feature at Rockford Speedway, it appeared ‘The Streak’ may be in danger. Late Model point leader Alex Papini, who came into the night on a five race winning streak, seemed poised to pocket his sixth trophy of 2014 on Kar Korner Trailer Race […]

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