For the second straight year, the "Best Weekly Warriors in the Country" are set to descend upon Eastern Iowa.   This Friday night June 3, the Big 8 Late Model Series returns to Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids for the running of the McGrathAuto.com "Clash at the Downs II." Nearly 30 of the most competitive […]

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Reigning Big 8 Late Model Series champion Michael Bilderback began his title defense in commanding fashion on Sunday afternoon at Rockford Speedway.   The 24 year old from South Beloit began the day by setting the new Big 8 Series Track Record in Qualifying and ended the day in victory lane as the winner of […]

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This weekend marks the 39th running of the Spring Classic and the 37th consecutive year it has been hosted at Rockford Speedway. For the 12th consecutive year, the Big 8 Late Model Series opens its season at Rockford’s high-banked quarter mile. With the “Midwest’s Traditional First Big Race” on the horizon, let’s look at some […]

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This Sunday afternoon April 17, it’s the "Midwest’s Traditional First BIG Race", with the running of the 39th Annual Spring Classic at Rockford Speedway! The Big 8 Late Model Series headlines the afternoon, with an 88 lap feature event for the "Best Weekly Warriors in the Country." As usual, Spring Classic is a "Clash of […]

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There’s plenty of excitement surrounding the 2016 Big 8 Late Model Series season and its traditional opening race at Rockford Speedway. The 39th edition of ‘Spring Classic’ features a loaded field of former event winners, former series champions and area track champions, along with a slew of young up and coming talent!   Leading the […]

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With the tease of Spring-like temperatures over a month ago, it seems 'old man winter' wants to keep a grip on the Stateline area as long as possible. Try as he may, race cars will finally hit the track THIS SATURDAY afternoon at Rockford Speedway! The day begins at 11 AM with an Open Practice […]

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The stakes have been raised in the race for Big 8 Late Model Series Rookie of the Year in 2016, thanks to Loves Park Motorsports.   This season, with a deep rookie class expected along the Big 8 tour, Loves Park Motorsports has announced its intentions to reward the top rookie during the Series’ twelfth […]

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The official Entry Blank for Rockford Speedway's 39th annual Spring Classic featuring the Big 8 Late Model Series at Rockford Speedway is now available online at www.big8series.com.   Set for Sunday afternoon April 17, Rockford Speedway's Spring Classic kicks off the twelfth season of racing for the 'Best Weekly Warriors in […]

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Big 8 Late Model Series officials have released their 2016 Schedule of Events, which includes eight individual racing events at seven facilities in four different states. Again this season, the Series takes part in some of the most well-known race dates held annually at some of the most storied short tracks in America. The twelfth […]

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