This Week at the Track

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The NHRA Jr. Dragsters take to the track at Route 66 Raceway's record-setting 1/4-mile drag strip on Saturday, August 18 for their last event of the season. Gates open at 9 a.m. Admission to the event is free.

NHRA Jr. Dragster provides drivers from the Midwest the opportunity to compete at Route 66 Raceway for savings bonds, trophies and a chance to participate in the Eastern Conference Finals for an opportunity to win college scholarships. Drivers must be registered members of the NHRA Junior Dragster Racing League (JDRL).

Later in the evening on Saturday, August 18, fans will be treated to the third Tournament of Destruction Team Demolition Derby of the 2007 season. Gates open at 5 p.m., with the event scheduled to begin at 7:15 p.m. Tickets purchased in advance are $16 for adults and $11 for juniors (12 & under). Tickets purchased on the day of the event are $20 for adults and $15 for juniors.

Team demo style racing is fast and catastrophic, with 50 mph head-on collisions, heavy side swipes and cars totaled in just one hit. Team demo derbies always have eight teams. Each team has four cars, squaring off two teams at a time, in a round-robin until there's a winner. To win the evening's event, the team must win three rounds.

Team Demolition Derby Point Standings as of July 28, 2007

15 - Killer Bee's
14 - Havoc
14 - Junkyard Dogs
12 - Team/Xtreme
10 - Stranglehold
8 - Mean Green Machine
8 - Orange Crush
8 - Damage, Inc.

NOTE: The Team Demolition Derby that was postponed due to inclement weather on May 26, 2007 has been rescheduled for September 22, 2007. Tickets that were purchased for the May 26 date can be exchanged in advance for another dirt oval event during the 2007 season.

Sunday, August 19 will feature a Pro Source Motorsports Test and Tune. Gates open at 9 a.m. Admission to each event is $15; children 12 and under are free. Participants can purchase run cards for $25 per Test & Tune.

This Pro Source Motorsports Test and Tune will feature the 1/8-Mile Gamblers Race.

Test & Tunes are open time trials and testing opportunities for individuals looking to fine tune their drag racing skills, and are open to any class of vehicle, as long as it passes NHRA technical inspection set forth in the 2007 NHRA Rulebook. This is a day for the die hard drag racer to come out and play at Route 66 Raceway. During these events, there are no eliminations, no purses and no prizes or awards. For a complete schedule of Test & Tune dates, log onto www.route66raceway.com .

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