LOVES PARK, Ill.–Saturday’s inaugural Hugh Deery Classic 99 super late model event is shaping up to be a battle between Rockford Speedway veterans and super late model experience.
Over a dozen track championships and ten touring series championships will be represented for the second super late model event of 2019 at Rockford Speedway. Bilderback, Reynolds, Gille and Kahler battle Prunty, Nason, Zehr and Bickle to wear the legendary wreath in victory lane. With every starter a potential winner, there will be no shortage of action or suspense for 99 laps around the historic high banks. The winner will earn a guaranteed starting spot in the $10k to win 2019 National Short Track Championship 250.
In addition to the four commemorative awards and $100 Five Star certificates, ARCA champion and car owner, Bill Venturini has donated an additional $100 to the leader at lap 25. The second generation racer got his start many years ago at Rockford Speedway and has remained a close friend and supporter.
Along with the Super Late Models, the NASCAR Late Models, NASCAR Roadrunners, Super Cups and Illini Midgets will battle for their picture and trophy in victory lane.
Spectator gates open at 5PM with qualifying at 6PM and the first race at 7:07PM. Get tickets at RockfordSpeedway.com or at the Rockford Speedway Box Office. Contact the Rockford Speedway at 815-633-1500 for more information. Below are some of the favorites for this special event.
HUGH DEERY CLASSIC 99
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019
2 Michael Bilderback South Beloit, IL
5 John Beale Verona, WI
9 Mike Coleman Rockford, IL
11 Alex Prunty Lomira, WI
14 Austin Nason Roscoe, IL
17 Max Kahler Caledonia, IA
24 Jim Olson Harvard, IL
26 Chris Blawat Palmyra, WI
29 Matt Berger Machesney Park, IL
40 Curt Tillman South Beloit, IL
45 Rich Bickle, Jr. Edgerton, WI
50 Jacob Gille Winnebago, IL
84 Jacob Vanoskey Hartford, WI
119 Dalton Zehr Verona, WI
X Jon Reynolds, Jr. Machesney Park, IL
Additional Entries are being confirmed.