Rockford Speedway is getting dirty. This traditionally paved speedway is converting from asphalt to dirt this week to prep for the World of Outlaws Inaugural Clay Classic, hosting both the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars and World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models.
From World of Outlaws:
“Contractors began the conversion from asphalt to dirt track minutes following the Saturday June 25 event at the Rockford Speedway. Nearly 200 truckloads of Illinois River bottom clay, known as “adrian muck” will be distributed over a base coat of decomposed deciduous chips. Stockpiling of the material at the track began last week, leaving the material in close proximity. Track constructors, led by Gary Risch and Larry Fink, will lay and compact the material to prepare the track. Wall heights on the front and back straights will be raised using concrete gravity blocks. Once the track is laid, it will be prepared as any other dirt track by compacting, tilling and adding water. The dirt will be removed immediately after the event and stockpiled.”
The two day event will be held on Wednesday June 29 featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, the “Greatest Show on Dirt” and Thursday June 30 featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series, where every night is a shootout. Each Feature event will feature a $10,000 to win purse with close to $150,000 in purse money distributed. Each program is a complete show with time trials, heats, dash and B-Main, then a $10,000-to-win, Features.
— Rockford Speedway (@rfdspeedway) June 23, 2016