By: Eric Huenefeld
When the Mid-American Stock Car Series rolls into Rockford Speedway this Sunday afternoon for the 37th Annual Spring Classic, the list of challengers will be as deep as it has been in recent memory, with at least five former series champions planning on running the opening race of the 2014 season!
Leading the charge is defending Mid-American Series champion Brad Keith. The West Bend Wisconsin resident collected his first-ever series championship last year, beating 2012 Series champion Jeremy Spoonmore by 74 markers. Keith was a multi-time winner during last year’s championship campaign, racing to victory lane at Hawkeye Downs in May and Jefferson in June.
Speaking of Spoonmore, the 2012 Mid-American Stock Car Series champion has also entered for Rockford, a track where he has found much success. Spoonmore, a native of Somonauk Illinois, is a multi-time winner of the Mid-Am National Short Track Championship race in the fall at Rockford, and finished runner-up in the event last September.