Date: August 23rd, 2013

Hello Everyone --
Well the weekend is just about officially here and it's time once again for some good old fashioned Drag Racing!!

Rock Falls Raceway
has a huge weekend of drag racing in store for everyone!! We hope you'll be able to join us whether it's coming out to race or just to watch!!  The weather forecast is dry & warm!!  Won't have many more weekends of summer weather as Labor Day is just about upon us and soon fall and the other 4-letter naughty word starting with "s" and ending with "w" will be here as well.  So.... you might as well get on out to the races and enjoy them while you can.

We have lots on the schedule this weekend and here's what it includes:

Saturday, Aug. 24:                             Sunday, Aug. 25:
Test Day                                               Time Trials
Jr. Dragsters                                         Gambler Races
Sat. Nite Special Race                             Regular Event
Horseshoe Tourney                                Consolation Races
Dessert Contest

This is the final race to qualify for the ET Finals.  If you have NOT signed up, please make sure to do so this weekend otherwise you will NOT be considered for the team.  The sign up sheet is at the souvenir window where you purchase your tech cards for Sunday's race!!  A team of 36 racers plus (2 alternates) and 4 High School will be chosen for the ET finals.  The team is picked based SOLEY on your point standings, nothing else!!  The Race of Champions positions will be decided AFTER the September 8 race event so if you are up there in points and have a shot at the ROC spot, you have this weekend's race and one more before those spots are decided!!  I will be contacting you next week to let you know if you have made Team Rock Falls.  If you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact me (Jennifer) at (715) 858-0170 or by email at!!  Thanks.

Here's what's on the Schedule for this Weekend:
Saturday, August 24 -- $69 Test Day, Jr. Dragsters & Sat. Nite Special
  • Gates Open Between 7:45 and 8 a.m.

  • Test Day Runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Cost: Please read for Explanation!! $69 + $10 = $79/Car & Driver $10 + $10 = $20/Per Crew

    Because we consider the Saturday Test Day/Sunday Bracket Race a 2-day event, we charge for a 2-day armband on Saturday for EVERYONE who comes in the gate. Now, if you are NOT staying or planning to come back for the Sunday Bracket Race, when you leave on Saturday, you turn your armband back in at the front gate where you got them and you will get $10 back on the armband. As such, the Test Day then still only costs you $69 for Car/Driver and Crew is still $10/each. Again, you do get your money back for the armband as long as you stop and turn it in. You cannot keep the armband until the next time and say "oh I forgot to turn this in". That will not work. It must be turned in when you leave on Saturday, NO e xceptions!! Its really that easy.

  • Gamblers Race for anyone who is Testing at approx. 2 p.m. -- $30 to enter (This is optional but for Testers Only)!!

  • Jr. Dragsters -- 1 Age Group -- Ages 8-17 !!

    Jr. Dragster Testing -- Make a pass down the track at 12 noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. -- Just $30 for Car/Driver. $10/Crew.

    Jr. Dragster Race: ($30 Entry for Car/Driver; Crew/$5 for age 8 & older)
    Schedule is as follows:
    Tech: 2:15 p.m.
    Qualifying Sessions: 2:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Round 1 Eliminations: 4 p.m. approx.
    Win 2 Rounds, Win a Trophy. -- Also Gift Cards f or Regular Class Winner/RU!!

    Consolation Race for any Jr. driver who loses 1st round of competition.   All ages combined for Consolation Race.

  • Saturday Nite Special -- 3:30 p.m. -- One time run and then right in to eliminations. If you've been testing it's just $30 to enter. If you have not, you can still race it's just $49 to enter. Box and No Box vehicles are separated until the total field reaches 16 or less at which time they are combined on a ladder for the final rounds of competition. Payout is $500/Win; $200/RU and $100/Semis for 33 cars or more 1st Rd. (If 32 cars or less in 1st rd. payout reverts to Gambler's Format).

  • We will also be holding the 6th Annual Mel & Joe's Horseshoe Tournament AFTER the Sat. Nite Special Race in the pits near the Harmel Racing Pit Area (in the center section of the pit area).  Get yourself a partner and come join us for some real fun!!  Also NEW this year is a "Dessert Contest".  4 Judges will determine who has the best dessert so dig through those recipe boxes/books and bring the best you've got.  Top 3 desserts will be awarded!! 

    Sunday, August 25 -- Bracket Drag Race -- $1000 to Win
    • Open to ALL Racers (except Jr Dragsters) !!!

    • Gates Open at 7:00 a.m.

    • Time Trials at 8:30 a.m.

    • Eliminations at 12:00 p.m.

    • This is also the last MDRA Points Race of the Season, so if you are an MDRA member (Midwest Drag Racing Association) this is your final event.

    • Come out and race in Street Eliminator, King of the Hill or the Sport Compact Class. Win 2 rounds and win a trophy!! $40/Entry.

    • Race in Super Pro or Pro ET Money Class -- $1000 to Win!! Payout starts 3rd Rd.

    • High Noon Gamblers and No Gizmo Gambler Races held in the morning for all Money Car Racers. We also have our Run for the Money and Guts Gambler.

    • Trophy Cars -- We will also have the Run for the Money in the morning along with the Last Chance Eliminator Race held after 2nd round of regular eliminations. This is for anyone who loses 1st or 2nd round of regular eliminations in Street, King or Sport Compacts. Just $10/Entry.

      Come and Watch Any Time -- Adults $10 (13 & Older); Kids (8-12) $5; Seniors $8; Kids Under 8 FREE!!

    Next Events at the Rock

    Saturday, September 7 -- Test Day, Jrs and Sat. Nite Special
    Sunday, September 8 -- Bracket Drag Race -- $1000 to Win!!

    Please stop by the Souvenir Stand and check out our new stock of apparel for EVERYONE!  We just got in new t-shirts, baseball caps, sweatshirts, etc. for everyone in the family!!  We have Kids Sizes 2T to 14/16, Ladies Sizes S to 2XL and Men's Sizes S to 3XL.  Remember only 4 months until Christmas!!  Now's the time to get the styles and sizes you need because they usually go really fast!  If you wait to long when you come back to get them, they may likely be gone!!  So stop on by and get yours now. 
    For further information check us out on the web at or contact Jennifer at or at (715) 858-0170.
    We hope to see you soon at Rock Falls Raceway and we thank you for your support of our racing facility and the sport of drag racing!!

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