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TORC Round 2 featured Epic Battles and Second Round Comebacks

TORC Round 2 featured Epic Battles and Second Round Comebacks

TORC Round 2 featured Epic Battles and Second Round Comebacks

Highlights include: Luke Johnson wins his first career PRO 2 race; Johnny Greaves leads the PRO 4 point chase with Round 2 win

JOLIET, Ill., (May 14, 2017) – An action-packed weekend of short course off-road racing wrapped up at The Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway on Sunday as the stars of TORC: […]

Throwback Thursday Rescheduled To Wednesday, May 31st

Throwback Thursday Rescheduled To Wednesday, May 31st

Overnight Rain has caused the track to be less than desirable race conditions. We have rescheduled for next WEEK, WEDNESDAY MAY 31st.  POWRI Midgets cannot return, so we will replace them with Late Models.  Full show with Sprint Cars, Modifieds, Late Models, and DII Midgets…Gates Open at 12 Noon, Hot Laps 5:30pm, and Racing at 7pm! […]

Terry McGraw Visits the Dirt Oval

Terry McGraw Visits the Dirt Oval

Sherri had purchased the Team Demolition Association in 2008 and that series had been calling the Dirt Oval its home. The Dirt Oval was originally designed as a 1/2 mile dirt track and in its early years was the home to some exciting open wheel racing put on by USAC and the World of Outlaws. The last time the WOO […]

Getting Dirt Slinging Again At Route 66

Getting Dirt Slinging Again At Route 66

With the exception of some Team Demo programs, monster truck shows, off-road racing and a few other special events, the dirt oval at Route 66 Raceway has been idle for almost a dozen years.

But things are changing as promoter Sherri Heckenast is bringing back sprint cars, midgets, modifieds and stock cars to the Chicago-area dirt track.

Dirt Oval 66 is part […]

Three Weeks until Green Flag Racing!

Three Weeks until Green Flag Racing!

The hotly anticipated grand re-opening of the NEW 3/8 mile Dirt Oval 66 racing surface kicks-off the biggest racing season ever in Joliet! #Throwbackthursday will feature these event classes: […]

Pair of Open Practice Sessions Slated for April 13 and April 20 at Dirt Oval 66

Pair of Open Practice Sessions Slated for April 13 and April 20 at Dirt Oval 66

(JOLIET, ILLINOIS)  As the reconfiguration and construction of the new 3/8-mile track at Dirt Oval 66 reaches its apex, President Sherri Heckenast and track officials confirmed today that they are still on schedule to be ready to host a pair of open practice sessions at the Joilet, Illinois complex on Thursday, April 13 and the following Thursday, April 20.  While […]