Rockford Speedway’s 49th Annual Short Track Championships began with another warm and sunny day for Saturday morning’s activities. Qualifying filled the afternoon with another 126 entries, with several competing in two divisions. Most of Friday’s late model competitors joined the Big 8 Late Model Series as fourteen of nearly thirty entries were locked into the […]

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Friday opened the 49th Annual National Short Track Championships at the historic Rockford Speedway with temperatures in the eighties and no rain in sight for the entire weekend. Getting into the place was a challenge for the behemoth race haulers, as the main road was undergoing a renovation. But they came anyway. More than 115 […]

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In his young Late Model racing career, Jake Gille has been close to capturing the checkered flag on Friday night of National Short Track Championships. Two years ago, Gille led the first half of the 47 lap feature, only to see a flat tire end his chances of winning. Last year Gille was again among […]

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Casey Johnson only led one lap Saturday night at Rockford Speedway. But it was the most important lap. Johnson survived a caution-filled 108 lap feature event and came out on top of a thrilling three-way battle during a green-white-checkered finish to capture his first National Short Track Championship win and his fourth win of the […]

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On Saturday night, Edgerton Wisconsin’s Casey Johnson led one lap in the 108 lap Big 8 Series feature, the last lap. Sunday afternoon, Johnson led only nine laps of the 200 lap National Short Track Championship Super Late Model race. The last nine laps. Johnson edged past Rockford’s Steve Rubeck late in the race and […]

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The years have come and gone. But since 1966, one thing remains true: if you can win the National Short Track Championship (NSTC) at Rockford Speedway, you’ll go down in history as one of the best. When the race began in 1966, the event was a gathering of the top Late Model racers from Wisconsin […]

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The ‘Racer’s Economic Stimulus’ for Super Late Model competitors is once again available to the first 40 Super Late Model teams that enter the 49th Annual National Short Track Championships at Rockford Speedway, which take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday September 26, 27 & 28. The ‘Stimulus Package’ includes Four Hoosier Race Tires and a […]

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