Date: August 9th, 2012

Hello Everyone -- 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!!
 
We have a couple of special programs going on this weekend that you won't want to miss, so again we hope you'll attend. Weather is supposed to be outstanding!!
 
First before I get to the details of the weekend, I have an announcement:
 
E.T. FINALS -- The Division 5 E.T. Finals is just around the corner. It will take place in Topeka, KS the weekend of September 14-16. If you are interested in attending on behalf of Team Rock Falls Raceway, the signup sheet is located at the Souvenir Window of the Concession Stand where you normally purchase your tech cards. Now, in order to be able to attend and participate in the E.T. Finals you MUST be a member of Team Rock Falls and a member of our Gold Rush Points Standings. Also anyone who attends on behalf of any Division 5 Race Track MUST have ATTENDED at least 2 points races during the course of the 2012 race season, NO EXCEPTIONS. So, if you have not attended at least 2 points races yet but are interested in going to the E.T. Finals, you have 2 races this month in which to get those in. The team will be set after the last Bracket Race in August (the 26th) based on points totals. The Race of Champions spots for each class wil l also be determined after the last Bracket Race in August as that will be the last bracket event BEFORE the ET Finals. Any questions, please see Jennifer.
 
 
Here's what's on the schedule for this weekend:
 
Saturday, August 11 --  Test Day, Jr. Dragster Challenge Race, Sat. Nite Special & Annual Harmel Corn Feed 
  • Gates Open between 7:30 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 -- 2 Age Groups -- Jr. Minor - Ages 8-9; Jr. Major - Ages 10-12 and Jr. Advanced - Ages 13-17!!

    Jr. Dragster Challenge Race -- The Winners of All Categories will win a Miniature NHRA Wally Trophy!!

    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 .  NEW this Year -- Gift Cards for Regular Class Winners!!

    Free 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). 

  • Also, a reminder that the Annual Corn Feed sponsored by Harmel Racing and Pahl Farms as well as Grilled Brats & Fixings will be held AFTER the Saturday Nite Special Race in the Harmel Racing Pit Spot (near the scoreboards/finish line).  Please bring your appetite and a dish to pass, if you'd like, and come join us.  It is also BYOB (Bring your own beverage).


      Sunday, August 12 -- The Dan Drevnick Memorial Bracket Drag Race -- $1000 to Win w/ additional Winner & Runner-Up Payout in Spro, Pro, King and Street

      • Open to ALL Racers !!!

      • Gates Open at 7:00 a.m.

      • Time Trials at 8:30 a.m.

      • Eliminations at 12:00 p.m.

      • Dan Drevnick Memorial Race -- This Sunday's Drag Race is in honor of a fallen soldier and a fellow drag racing friend of Rock Falls Raceway.  SPC Dan Drevnick lost his life in the war in Iraq in July of 2009.  His father Ken Drevnick is also a veteran racer here at Rock Falls.  On Sunday, we will remember SPC Dan Drevnick, to honor him for his service to our country and the freedoms we continue to fight for and retain.

      • In honor of his son, Dan, Ken has graciously decided to donate Bonus Bucks in all 4 Categories at Sunday's Race (including Super Pro, Pro ET, King of the Hill & Street Eliminator). Super Pro & Pro ET Winners will receive an additional $150 with Runner's Up receiving $75. King of the Hill & Street Eliminators Winners will receive $100 and Runner's Up will receive $50.

      • 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.   $80/Entry.

      • High Noon Gamblers and No Gizmo Gambler Races held in the morning for all Money Car Racers -- $50/Entry.  We also have our Run for the Money and Guts Gambler.  Guts Gambler is for any Spro or Pro ET Racer who loses 1st or 2nd rd of regular eliminations.  $20/Entry.

      • 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!!
      For further information check us out on the web at www.rockfallsraceway.com or contact Jennifer at jennifer@rockfallsraceway.com 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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