September 12, 2011

Rockford Speedway (Season Championships)



All photos courtesy of Jim Ambruoso




Adding his name to the Rockford Speedway history books is the youngest driver to capturing a season championship is Austin Nason, age 15 from Roscoe, Illinois. Austin competes in the NASCAR Bargain Hunters Sportsman division




Jerry Gille, Roscoe, Illinois wins yet another NASCAR Stanley Steamer Late Model feature however falling just short of the championship


Alan Bekielewski, Roscoe, Ill., makes his season a strong one by earning Rookie of the Year in the Budweiser American Short Trackers division




Scott Hoeft, Watertown, Wis., closes out his regular season with a feature win in the Budweiser American Short Trackers division



George Sparkman, Loves Park, Illinois makes claim to his 5th NASCAR Budweiser American Short Trackers divisional title



Ryan Carlson, Loves Park, Illinois, stands proudly as the 2011 Rockford Speedway Stanley Steamer NASCAR Track Champion



Austin Nason crosses the start finish line and into the history books of Rockford Speedway as being the youngest driver to win a NASCAR Bargain Hunters Sportsman divisional championship



NASCAR Late Model Stanley Steamer Rookie of the Year Mitchell Garfield from Gilberts, Illinois





Rockford Speedway's GM Gregg McKarns shown with 2011 Mountain Dew Roadrunner Track Champion Alex Papini



Howie Ware, South Beloit, Illinois wins the Mountain Dew RoadRunner main event


NASCAR Sportsman Rookie of the Year, Brad Gerke, Loves Park, Illinois

September 5, 2011

ARCA Southern Illinois 100 - DuQuoin State Fairgrounds

All photos courtesy of ARCA Racing

Team co-owner and crew chief Gary Roulo poses with Chris Buescher after Buescher won the Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.


Chris Buescher (17) drives under the checkered flag to win the Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. The victory was the third of his career, following two victories at Toledo Speedway last season.


Chris Buescher (17) leads Will Vaught (55) and Kelly Kovski (39) in the Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.


Front row starters Ty Dillon (black, inside) and Kelly Kovski (white, outside) lead the ARCA Racing Series field to the green flag in the Southern Illinois 100 presented by Federated Auto Parts.



Chris Buescher (white, front) and numerous other drivers pit in the Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.