After last weekend’s postponement and with no viable option in sight for a reschedule date, the 2018 Spring Classic at Rockford Speedway has officially been cancelled.
The cancellation marks just the third in 41 years that Spring Classic has been shelved, joining the 2014 and 2009 versions of the event, both bagged by subpar weather conditions.
The occasion also marks just the fifth time since 2004 (107 events) that a Big 8 Late Model Series event has been cancelled.
The 2018 Big 8 Late Model Series now becomes a seven race chase, as the season opens Friday night June 1 at Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids Iowa with ‘Clash at the Downs IV.’
Rockford Speedway is set to finally open it’s gates for a 71st season this Saturday night April 21 with the Mountain Dew Season Opener, featuring the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, Bargain Hunter Sportsman, Miller Lite American Short Trackers, TED Transit Bandits & Kickstart Roadrunners. Race time is set for 7:07 PM this Saturday night.
For more information on the Big 8 Late Model Series, please visit big8series.com.
For more information on Rockford Speedway, please call 815-633-1500 or visit rockfordspeedway.com.