Route 66 Raceway, the record-setting 1/4-mile drag strip and 1/2-mile dirt oval facility in Joliet, Ill., launched its 2005 ticket sales both in-house and through Ticketmaster today. Tickets for all events at Route 66 Raceway, excluding the September 29-October 2 NHRA National drag racing event which goes on sale in July 2005, can be purchased at the Route 66 Raceway Ticket Office, by phone at 815-727-RACE (7223) or online at Tickets can also be purchased through the Ticketmaster Distribution Network - online at, Charge-By-Phone at 312-559-1212, or at any area Ticketmaster Outlet locations including Carson Pirie Scott, Tower Records, Coconuts, FYE and Hot Tix.

Click here for a full schedule of events at Route 66 Raceway.

"We have an exciting season schedule this year at Route 66 Raceway," said Matthew Alexander, vice president and general manager of Route 66 Raceway. "Since 1998 we have offered our race fans the most diverse schedule of racing with world-class amenities. With two NHRA National drag racing events, the World of Outlaws, Monster Truck shows, Team Demolition Derbies and much more, 2005 will continue our effort in being a leader in motorsports entertainment."

Highlighting the 2005 season schedule at Route 66 Raceway are the two largest NHRA National drag racing events in the Chicago area on June 9-12 and September 29-October 2 (tickets for the September 29-October 2 event go on sale July 2005). Every seat at Route 66 Raceway provides an excellent view of the ground-pounding, 1/4-mile drag racing action. In addition to the incredible sightlines at the 1/4-mile facility, every ticket is also a pit pass, allowing access to the drivers, cars and the pit area.

The 2005 season at Route 66 Raceway will kick-off with the AMA Flat Track Championship and Freestyle Motocross Exhibition event on the ½-mile dirt oval track May 21. The season schedule for 2005 also includes 4 (four) Team Demolition Derbies, a Monster Truck show, World of Outlaws, manufacturer shows, Test N’ Tunes, Bracket Racing and much more!

For a full season schedule or to purchase tickets for Route 66 Raceway, visit the Ticket Office, call (815) 727-RACE (7223) or visit

- Click here for the 2003 rained-out World of Outlaws ticket exchange policy.
- Click here for the 2004 rained-out AMA Flat Track event ticket exchange policy.

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