Six Smashing Events Scheduled for Route 66 Raceway's Dirt Oval

Route 66 Raceway will host six exciting events at its 1/2-mile dirt oval in 2006, featuring the return of the A-Reliable "Tournament of Destruction" team demolition derby; Monster Mash Monster Truck event; and the debut of "Masters of Disaster."

The 2006 season kicks off with the first of four team demolition derbies on Saturday, May 27. The A-Reliable "Tournament of Destruction," which features 50-mph head-on collisions, heavy sideswipes and totaled cars, continues on Saturday, June 24, and Saturday, July 22, before culminating in the RadioMan Communications Team Demolition Derby Finals on Saturday, Aug. 19. Defending champion Stranglehold returns to battle it out against seven other powerhouse teams, including Orange Crush; Damage Inc.; Team Extreme; Havoc; Road Rage; Locomotives; and Junk Yard Dogs.

"Masters of Disaster," will make its debut at Route 66 Raceway's dirt oval on Saturday, Aug 5. This event will feature trailer racing, jet truck melt downs, school bus races, stuntmen car crashes and figure 8 bomber races.

Avenger, Brutus, Sudden Impact, T-MAXX, Excalibur, Eradicator and Backdraft are just a few of the monster trucks scheduled to appear at this year's Monster Mash event on Saturday, Oct. 7. This event will give fans the opportunity to stand next to their favorite monster trucks and get autographs from the drivers during a pre-race party, which will take place from noon to 2 p.m.

"We are proud to offer a variety of unique events at our 1/2-mile dirt oval this year," said Matthew Alexander, vice president and general manager of Route 66 Raceway. "Providing our fans with the most exciting and diverse entertainment in motorsports is a goal we set out to achieve every year. Hosting events like demolition derbies, Masters of Disaster and Monster Mash give fans of all ages a chance to come out and enjoy an action-packed night at our facility." Fans who purchase tickets to the first five events will receive a free ticket to Monster Mash, along with a free Route 66 Raceway t-shirt.

For more information on these events, or to purchase tickets for Route 66 Raceway, visit the Ticket Office, call (815) 727-RACE (7223) or click here .

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