LaJoie.  Dillon.  Blaney.   For these NASCAR personalities, it’s more than just a last name— it’s a legacy.  It’s following in footsteps; it’s filling big shoes.  It’s a pressure that Alex Prunty, a fellow third-generation driver, knows a little too well.   But last Sunday at Rockford Speedway (IL), Prunty didn’t just carry on his […]

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The 53rd annual National Short Track Championships roll into Rockford Speedway this weekend.  For more than five decades the top names in short track racing have traveled to Rockford, IL for a chance to wear the famous wreath in Victory Lane.    “What makes this event so special to me is the history behind it,” Casey […]

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1) ValleyStar 300 at Martinsville Speedway (VA) – The biggest Late Model Stock Car race of the year is finally upon us. A Grandfather clock is on the line, as well as a big check and bragging rights for a whole year. A big crowd, plenty of sold hot dogs, and sparks flying under the lights […]

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Like cinderella and the glass slipper, Michael Bilderback and Rockford Speedway (IL) were once again a perfect match Saturday night. The Big 8 Late Model Series ran 108 laps as part of the 52nd annual “National Short Track Championships”.   The 26-year-old Illinois native is always strong when it comes to his home track, with […]

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24 year old Alex Prunty was always a step ahead of the rest Sunday afternoon at Rockford Speedway.   The Lomira Wisconsin native led all 200 laps of the 52nd Annual National Short Track Championship (NSTC) Super Late Model race presented by Stanley Steemer, jumping to the lead from his outside front row starting position […]

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Thursday afternoon, officials at Rockford Speedway unveiled the list of key dates for the 2017 racing season, the Speedway’s 70th season of continuous operations.  On Saturday evening January 28, the final touches are put on 2016, as Rockford Speedway hosts its 69th Champions Banquet at Forest Hills Lodge. The evening features food, fun and fellowship […]

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The Short Track Racing world world was busy this past weekend with prestigious events in nearly every region. This weekend saw some exciting races and a few big winners, too. To get you caught up on the stories that took place this past weekend throughout the country, Speed51.com powered by JEGS presents you with a list of top 10 […]

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The slogan for the National Short Track Championship at Rockford Speedway in Loves Park, Illinois is, “One Great Racing Weekend.” That slogan is being said over and over by Casey Johnson after he accomplished a feat that hadn’t been done since 1987 by the late Joe Shear.   On Sunday, Johnson engraved his name into […]

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National Short Track Championships – Rockford Speedway (IL) – 10/2/2016 (Updated throughout the day – Be sure to refresh this page frequently)                                                     Feature Notebook: Lap 168 – Apel spins in four. […]

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