Prior Lake, Minnesota teenager Grant Brown will attempt his first full season in the Big 8 Late Model Series this year beginning with the Spring Classic at Rockford Speedway (IL) next month.   The 17-year-old has raced Late Models at Elko Speedway (MN) for the last two years, finishing sixth and second in the season […]

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It only took Michael Bilderback three laps to take the lead from his third-place starting spot during the 40th Annual Spring Classic at Rockford Speedway (IL) on Sunday. From there it was smooth sailing, as he led the remaining 85 laps to claim his second Spring Classic victory in a row.   Jon Reynolds Jr. […]

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Through the years, “big events” have come and gone. But for 40 years, Spring Classic has stood tall.   Ever since it’s inception at the beginning of 1978, this season-opening special event has signaled a new racing season for fans and drivers alike in the upper Midwest.   And in the Spring of 1980, Spring […]

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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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The 39th time was the charm for Rockford Speedway’s annual Spring Classic. Clear skies, no wind and temperatures in the eighties greeted all for the historic track’s 69th season. Fans basked in the sun with or without sunscreen, enjoying what is normally a cold, windy opening day at the quarter-mile. Matriarch Jody Deery greeted all and thanked […]

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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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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. (Follow this link: https://shorttracks.us/racing-photos/2015/10/EntryBlankSpringClassic16.pdf)   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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