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Monster Truck Mayhem 2024 Event and Ticket Details

Summer will soon be here, which means before you know it, school’s out and it will be time for the hottest event of the year: Monster Truck Mayhem! Route 66’s Dirt Oval is home to THE largest monster truck event in the midwest. Located on the outskirts of Joliet, IL, [...]

Best fireworks in Illinois

Famous Dirt Oval Fireworks Display

While fireworks tend to be reserved for large holidays and big city tourist activities, you can always catch one heck of a show at Dirt Oval 66. Here at the Dirty O, the night isn’t over until we light up the sky. While our fans keep coming back for [...]

AllWheels Car Show & Festival near Chicago 2021

This Weekend: UPDATE for AllWheels AllWeekend Car Show & Festival

Live music, local vendors, activities for the family, and so much more!   JOLIET, IL – Calling all vehicle enthusiasts! The annual AllWheels Car Show & Festival kicks off at Dirt Oval 66 on August 7th & 8th for a weekend-long spectacle. Get ready for live entertainment, great food, activities for [...]

live performances Dirt Oval has scheduled. Saturday, Superfly Redneck takes the stage first with classic rock and Motown hits. River Road Trio will lead an acoustic set in the afternoon before Strawdawg kicks off the party with modern country and classic rock tunes. Sunday begins with Chicago Blues Angels performing blues, rockabilly, and soul. Second up is Hairbangers Ball with your favorite classic rock songs followed by Five Guys Named Moe who will close out the weekend with classic Rock-n-Roll.

AllWheels Car Show & Festival

If you love cars, trucks, motorcycles, or anything on wheels, you’re going to love the AllWheels Car Show & Festival coming to Dirt Oval 66 in August. For the first time ever, the inaugural event will take over the Joliet entertainment venue for a whole weekend. @AllWheelsAllWeekend True to its name, [...]

Best Birthday Party Ideas

Unique One-of-a-Kind Birthday Party Ideas

Looking for the best way to celebrate a birthday while socially distancing? We’ve got the answer. How about acres of outdoor space with activities and entertainment galore? Simply pick the event or date you are interested in, bring your peeps and dessert, and the Dirt Oval Team will do [...]

Things to Do This Weekend with Kids Near Chicago

From one of our "fans," parent Emily G.: I get this question all the time, "What is there to do with kids this weekend?" And with COVID, it has become especially hard to find things to do that are fun, different, and "COVID-friendly." That is why I am so excited, [...]

Final Team Demolition Derby Event of 2016

Like Tweet Final Team Demolition Derby Event of 2016 Fighting for more than just a Championship, the femme fatale's of Team Demolition Derby take center stage next Saturday at Round 5 of the Tournament of Destruction! Team #9 Double-D Destroyers and Team #10 High Risk will battle for [...]

Double-Dose of Destruction @ Dirt Oval 66!

Double-Dose of Destruction @ Dirt Oval 66! Let's try this again! The rain is gone; it's time to RACE! Last weekend's weather forced rescheduling Round 4 to this Saturday, September 3rd. On the plus side, it's a double-header of destruction @ The Dirt Oval! Tournament of Destruction on Saturday then Crash [...]

Monster Mayhem Saturday, August 6th!

Monster Trucks smash into The Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway this Saturday, August 6th for the 3rd annual Monster Mayhem! One Huge Event! 8 monster truck superstars will go to battle on a brand new track and crush, conquer and destroy everything in sight. Gearheads, thrill-seekers and kids of all [...]

Mean Green Machine refuses to relinquish the #1 spot

Like   Tweet   +1 Mean Green Machine refuses to relinquish the #1 spot and continues to reign supreme in the 2016 Tournament of Destruction! Mean Green's victory at the milestone 75th Team Demolition Derby event at Route 66 Raceway marks the first-time they've won in the month [...]

2016 Tournament of Destruction Round 3

Like   Tweet   Pin   +1   in 2016 Tournament of Destruction Round 3: Summer Heat - Saturday @ Dirt Oval 66 in Joliet, IL Parking lot opens at 4:00pm, grandstand gates open and the free pre-race party kicks off at 4:30. We'll set the [...]

Summer Heating up at The Dirt Oval

Temperatures are rising and pressure building towards the explosive Tournament of Destruction Round 3: Summer Heat in 2 weeks on July 23rd. The turning point in the road to the Championship will determine which teams can stand the heat and survive through September. Don't get slammed by higher ticket prices! [...]

Full Throttle Wins Round 2

Like   Tweet   Pin   +1   in Full Throttle did not need a last-minute replacement driver this month as they did back in May. Rather than a 'ringer,' they went back to their roots. #46 Andy Fleischman is one of the team's original [...]

2016 Tournament of Destruction Round 2: This Saturday

2016 Tournament of Destruction Round 2: Amateur Night - this Saturday! Summer is here and it's time to smash! Round 2 of the Team Demolition Derby Tournament of Destruction is this Saturday @ Dirt Oval 66 in Joliet, IL Parking lot opens at 4:00pm, grandstand gates open and the free pre-race party [...]

Racing and Wrecking season is on the horizon

History is bound to repeat itself. That is fine for Mean Green Machine, but 7 other teams could be doomed if it does. From 2000 - 2015, the Tournament of Destruction Round 1 winning team eventually became that year's series Champion 10 times! Mean Green Machine began their path towards the [...]

2016 Tournament of Destruction Round 1:

Like   Tweet   Pin   +1   in 2016 Tournament of Destruction Round 1: Military Appreciation Night - this Saturday! Memorial Day weekend signals the start of the 2016 racing season @ Dirt Oval 66 in Joliet and Round 1 of the Team Demolition Derby [...]

Team Demolition Derby Returns to “Lucas Oil…On The Edge!”

MAVTV presents coverage of the 2015 Tournament of Destruction Finale beginning Saturday, Dec. 19 at 11:30a.m. ET as part of the new season of “Lucas Oil…On The Edge!” TWO 30-minute episodes will take viewers inside the chaotic, carnage-educing environment of Team Demolition Derby only found at The Dirt Oval @ [...]