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