BURNDOWN AT SUNDOWN - SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY
If “variety’s the spice of life,” then the Burndown at SundownSM has enough flavors to meet anyone’s taste. Route 66 Raceway will host a wide selection of race cars during the Saturday, June 11, Burndown at Sundown with a simple goal to entertain our race fans with something for everybody at a great value. Whether you are a newcomer to drag racing or a life long fan, you will appreciate the breadth and depth of our racing.
Rookie and seasoned race fans alike have a common appreciation for speed and performance. So while the ground pounding action is enjoyable to all, the Burndown at Sundown recognizes the depth of the excitement. A six-second door car is impressive – but make that the Shake, Rattle & Run 1957 Chevy and that takes the excitement one step further. Pair the ’57 Chevy alongside “Animal” Jim Feurer’s Zephyr and you have a classic match race for the ages. While we’re on a trip back through time, let’s relive the legend of Lee Shepherd and Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins in a classic Nostalgia Pro Stock tribute match race. Tom Motry’s famous Drastic Plastic AA/FA will blast down the quarter-mile with the “Fonz” David Kovar behind the wheel. The Burndown philosophy is simple – take something great and add more depth to it. In this case, we’re taking great racing and pairing it with well recognized names and race cars.
The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series in itself is packed with variety. A veteran mechanic will appreciate the technology of the Competition Eliminator category while the gear head in all of us will enjoy the wheels up Super Stock class. In total, the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series is comprised of ten categories from a 9” wide tire Stock Eliminator Cobra Jet Mustang to a 270 mile per hour Top Alcohol Dragster. Over four hundred cars will represent the touring Lucas Oil Series in what will be their first race to collect points for the NHRA Jeg’s All-Stars. A special “Fast Four” race will square the quickest Top Sportsman and Spitzer Race Cars Top Dragsters against one another in a heads-up, “run whatcha brung” competition. Expect to see sportsman drag racing’s best in ultra competitive racing.
No vehicle can better welcome the new Route 66 Raceway and Chicagoland Speedway Kids Club than the crowd pleasing Wheelie Wagon. The Wheelie Wagon resembles an oversized version of the same wagon you drug behind you as a kid with one minor difference – a supercharged Big Block Chevy that produces 1,200 horsepower. The Wheelie Wagon, dubbed the “World’s Wildest Wheelstander” travels up to 150 miles per hour, on only the rear slicks over the quarter-mile distance of the dragstrip.
Cars, trucks and motorcycles are common vehicles for drag racing. Snowmobiles, however, are less commonly found at dragstrips. In the Burndown at Sundown’s quest for variety, we aren’t bringing just any ordinary snowmobiles – these are Pro Stock Snowmobiles that can reach 150 miles per hour in 8-seconds!
What would a Burndown be without a fire breathing jet car finale? No, we’re not just bringing one jet car but instead, we’re racing four jet dragsters and two jet funny cars! Be there to witness what may be a 300 mile per hour blast down the dragstrip.
The Burndown at Sundown offers something for everybody at a great value. General admission tickets are only $20. Kids 12 & younger get in free when accompanied by a paying adult. To order tickets, call (888) 629-RACE or visit Route66Raceway.com.
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