Rockford Speedway is a 1/4 mile short track high banked asphalt oval located in Loves Park, Illinois on Illinois Route 173. Rockford Speedway is the only racetrack running under NASCAR sanction in Illinois.It hosts weekly local-level events during the summer racing season as well as occasional regional- and national-level events. Notable special events at the track include trailer races, endurance races, the Spring Classic, ALl-Star 100, Bahama Bracket Nationals, and the National Short Track Championship.HistoryThe track was built in 1947 by a farmer and group of investors. Hugh Deery eventually bought into the speedway and was the sole owner by 1966. It is run by his widow, Jody Deery (as of 1984). It opened in 1948 as a midget car racing venue. Despite a death in the pits at the speedway several weeks after opening, on June 16, 1948, the track continued operation. Rockford Speedway is known for being the first track to develop an economical late model program as well as being an early adopter of the short track Saturday night racing program.Over the years the track has also hosted concerts. August 17, 1980, as a part of 'Rockford Speedway Jam 1980', Black Sabbath performed at the speedway as a part of their Heaven & Hell Tour.TrackThe track is an asphalt-paved nominal 1/4 mile. The measured length of the track is 0.29167mi. It is highly banked at the turns and relatively flat on the front and back stretches. It is banked at 22 degrees in the 50ft-wide corners and 8 degrees in the 40ft-wide straightaways. Inside the 1/4 mile oval track is a Figure 8 track.To plan Loves Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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Reasonably priced and pretty decent food. Manageable lines, even for the ladies room. The ladies room was gross. The toilet I had was barely bolted down to the floor. Really nasty. Other than that, it... more »
They are family friendly. They offer food and snacks. There is a great playground for the kids to enjoy. more »
It's a fun family place to hang out at during a weekend race. Bus races and figure eights are really fun to watch. more »
Every time we come here, we have a blast. Be sure to check out the pits afterwards. The drivers sometimes have candy for the kids and will give autographs. It's a great night out for the family.
The track could use a little TLC. Or redone! Redneck Racing had to bring fishing poles out there after a rain. On the figure 8.
Great fun, went for trailer races and loved the regular races too! Foods a bit pricey and seating was next to a very very large guy so I did not have much space on the bench. I'd give a 5 if seating was better.
Tried to come here and enjoy the speed way but it's hard to do when everyone around you was smoking in the nonsmoking section. Went down there times and complained to three different security people. One security ticket taker was unaware that section G was a no alcohol section but said it was the only non smoking section. I took a picture of the non smoking sign that said G, H, and J. Out of 26 letters were only three that we got was for non smoking, this should have been better respected. Will not be coming back!!!
We love the racetrack!!! The food is surprisingly affordable and REALLY good. A great place to go hang out on a Saturday night!!!!
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