Update – May 25 @ 6:15 am – IT’S A GO!
Thank you, Mother Nature,! It appears the storms are staying to the south of us. We will be at the Speedway and ready for your cool rides at 8:30 am. Cruisers use the pit entrance off Forest Hills Rd. Spectators are welcome, but use the north entrance off Rt 173 and enter thru the main area to the Grandstands. See you there! Rain or Shine!
Update – May 24 @ 4pm
The Speedway has given us the Green light to run in the rain, since most all your cars have street tires. You know your car’s wet driving capabilities, so the decision to run or not will be yours. So, WE ARE BACK ON for the Speedway at 8:30 am! Rain or Shine! Same with the Car show half at Don Carter Lanes!
Update – May 24 @ 12pm
We are monitoring the weather very closely for tomorrow’s event. The Speedway will determine if it is dry enough for cars to go on the track. Some light rain is okay, but consistent rain makes it too wet. We will post a notice on our Facebook page by 7:30am.
It appears there may be a break in the rain late morning. Rain or Shine, we still plan on hosting the Car Show part of our event. Registration will open at Don Carter Lanes at 10:30am until 1pm.
If you don’t want to bring your car out in the rain, and you pre-registered, stop by before 4pm to pick up your T-shirt, goody bag and dash plaque. We also have some neat raffle items, including an autographed Dean Lowry bobblehead wearing an Ice Hogs jersey, a NicKey Performance hoodie and more.
We are still selling our 50/50 raffle tickets and will draw the winner at 4pm (or after trophy presentations). Ticket sales are close to $3,700 as of yesterday and our team is still selling, so we are hoping to award the winner with around $2,000.
Thank you to all who had faith in us to pre-register for and sponsor our event. Please know that your fees are going to support the efforts of Miracle Mile Rockford and the Vietnam Veteran’s of America-Chapter 984 programs.
Our 3rd Annual Cruise & Car Show is coming up quickly. Start polishing your cool ride so you can bring it on Saturday, May 25th. Start the morning off at 8:30am at the Rockford Speedway. Take your cool ride for a spin around the racetrack. Feeling Adventurous? Enter the Burnout Contest at 10am.
At noon,cars will cruise to Don Carter Lanes on the Miracle Mile for a car show. We are awarding trophies for top vehicles in 12 classes, the top 60 participant chosen vehicles and Best in Show. There are also fun events for you and your children/grandchildren.
At 4pm, cars will cruise around the Miracle Mile area on their way home. Register at CruiseRockford.com. Only $20 to participate.
Don’t have a cool ride? Spectators are welcome to come drool over all the cool cars – no charge! See you there!
The Miracle Mile Board of Directors wants to extend a sincere THANK YOU to all the volunteers who braved the rain and snow on Saturday, April 27th to pick up trash that had accumulated over the winter. It’s a sad problem that will never go away, but seeing the smiles on the faces of the Guilford 4H club and everyone else who didn’t let a “little weather” keep them from helping their community, makes us so grateful! THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!
Mayor Tom McNamara will be at Regents Hall in Burpee Center at Rockford University on Wednesday, May 8th from 6 – 7 pm. He will provide a brief overview of the state of the City, followed by questions from the audience. All are welcome to attend this informative event. Bring your questions about our city.