Rockford Speedway hosts inaugural Hugh Deery Classic 99

LOVES PARK, Ill. (WIFR) Fans packed the stands for the inaugural Hugh Deery Classic 99 at the Rockford Speedway Saturday night.

The Super Late Model event is a race to commemorate the late auto racing pioneer and Rockford Speedway owner Hugh Deery, who would have turned 99 on Saturday.

More than a dozen track champions took part in the race, including many familiar names from the Stateline. The winner is guaranteed a spot in this year's National Short Track Championship 250.