April 22, 2012

Rockford Speedway's 65th Season Opener

All Photos Courtesy of Jim Ambruoso

Known as the "Bad Girl" Robin Ulrey, Rockford, Illinois poses next to the hood graphic of herself during Rockford Speedway's car show earlier Saturday.  When meeting Robin you will soon learn she is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet.

Pictured is NASCAR Roadrunner driver, Dave Lumsdem, Jr., Rockford, Illinois, as he shakes down his car during a practice session.  However, it would be a different story later in the evening.
Returning is Rockford Speedway multi-time champion is Ricky Bilderback, Rockton, Illinois as the familiar # 02 late model takes to the high banks of Rockford Speedway.
Belevidere, Illinois native Brett McCoy won his heat race in the NASCAR All American Sportsman's Division.
Nick Cina, Jr, Belvidere, Illinois claimed his feature event for the NASCAR American Short Trackers. 
Standing proud in victory lane is Jerry Gille, Roscoe, Illinois as he ran away from the field to post his first feature win of the 2012 season.

The "Old Guy" 71-year-old Gene Marocco, Machesney Park, Illinois ran away from the NASCAR roadrunner field to post his first feature win of the 2012 season.

April 16, 2012

Rockford Speedway's 35th Annual Spring Classic

All Photos Courtesy of Jim Ambruoso

Top three finishers from the 35th Annual Spring Classic (left to right) Jon Reynolds from Rockford, IL, (1st), Ryan Carlson, Loves Park, IL, (2nd) and Kyle Shear from Roscoe, IL (3rd)
Frank Slabenak won his heat race for the Illinois Vintage Racing Series

Matt Berger Q98.5, Loves Park, IL, found himself driving the # 5 of Dan Lensing for a moment or two as Berger made contact with Lensing.  Berger continued in the race while Lensing was forced to call it a day.
All smiles is Jon Reynolds from Rockford, IL after posting his first victory of 2012 in the Rockford Speedway 35th Annual Spring Classic
Mid American Stock Car feature winner Tom Farrell
Jon Reynolds and his crew celebrate his victory by holding their arms in a "X" shape for their Driver X

April 8, 2012

WXRX Stone & Double T 200 - Rockford Speedway

All Photos Courtesy of Jim Ambruoso

Stone and Double T present winners trophy to Ryan Lagestee from Dyer, Ind.  It was his ninth attempt racing this event at Rockford Speedway.
Gene Marocco returns to Rockford Speedway for the 2012 season.  Gene has the honor of being the oldest competitor actively racing at Rockford Speedway at age 72 years young

Brett McCoy, Belvivdere, IL, powers his # 29 through the turns, will compete in the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models division for 2012

Matt Berger, Rockford, IL, in his sharp looking # 98.5 Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Model is shown taking his racer for a several test laps

Double T from WXRX present the Best Appearing Car trophy to Jerid Butram from Loves Park, IL in his RED SOLO CUP entry. He finished 15th out of 76 entries

Ricky Neilsen, Rockford, IL, takes his # 27 RoadRunner out for a few hot laps of practice

Defending his championship from 2011 is Late Model Champ Ryan Carlson from Loves Park, IL

The Day is Over...