If you have never been to the Rockford Speedway Bahama Brackets weekend, you don't know what you are missing. There were 183 cars entered to run. They qualify, not by class, but by speed. There are late models racing against dirt modifieds, etc. During your race, if you go faster than your stated speed, aka "bracket", you lose. It is just a fun event. Saturday is all about qualifying the cars followed by the heat races and the Bermuda Bashes. To qualify and group all 183 cars took most of the afternoon.
Starting at 6 PM, the Heat Races and Bashes started. It was non-stop racing for over four hours. It was side-by-side racing, all over the racetrack. Many races were not decided until the final lap. It was just plain fun racing! Here are the night's winners. I apologize for not having the winner's names, however with 183 entries and duplicate car numbers, it was impossible at this point to obtain the names. The Rockford Speedway website will probably post all the winners later today.
A special shout-out to Jefferson Speedway Track Photographer Mark Melchiori and his son Matthew for their effort Saturday. Matt worked hard to prepare this car for his Dad to run. They thought there was an oil pressure issue and were going to have to call it quits, however they were able to resolve the issue and Mark went racing. He finished third in his heat, one position out of the transfer position. He will try to get into the features on Sunday's Last Chance races. Go Mark!!
Here are some more images from Saturday night's races.
Today's weather is going to clear from the overnight thunderstorms, so there is no excuse not to head out to the Rockford Speedway for Sunday's events. So if you want to have a good time, come out for some fun. The racing starts at Noon.
To see all the images from the day, please click here.