TORC Series – short course off-road truck racing – comes to Route 66 Raceway


Traxxas TORC Series, presented by AMSOIL, brings its high-fly ing, dirt-churning action to Route 66 Raceway’s dirt oval, Sept. 14-15










  TORC Series action opens Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race weekend at Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway!









Traxxas TORC SeriesINDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 11, 2011) – With 900-horsepower off-road trucks churning dirt and jumping through the air the length of an NBA basketball court, the greater Chicago area has an added event to kick off its triple header NASCAR weekend – the 2011 Traxxas TORC Series, presented by AMSOIL, off-road championship short course racing scheduled for Sept. 14-15, at Route 66 Raceway’s dirt oval.










The fastest, most punishing short course truck racing series on the planet features legendary off-road drivers – including five-time AMA Motocross champion Ricky Johnson and the “Fast & Furious” movie franchise stunt driver/drifter Samuel Hubinette - in a series of bodywork-tearing, truck-flipping battles that’ll have everyone on their feet hollering at the non-stop action!










Bridging the gap between action sport and motorsports, TORC Series short course off-road truck racing delivers non-stop action on “the edge” to all race fans. With radical jumps, stutter bumps and berms built into Route 66 Raceway’s dirt oval, existing sprint car and late model fans need to get out and see what the heck’s happening on their hallowed grounds here in Joliet, Ill.!



Traxxas TORC Series, presented by AMSOIL – short course off-road truck racing – the world’s premier Baja-style off-road racing in a stadium setting!



Who: Off-road racers from Baja to the Wisconsin northwoods, the TORC Series showcases champion drivers like Ricky Johnson, Samuel Hubinette, Rob MacCachren, Johnny Greaves, Scott Douglas, Mike & Mark Jenkins and Bryce Menzies. NASCAR greats Kyle Busch and Robby Gordon have also got behind the wheel of a PRO TORC truck!

Where: Route 66 Raceway’s dirt oval in Joliet, Ill.

When: Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 14 & 15

Time: Gates open at 2 p.m., qualifying begins at 4 p.m., main event opening ceremonies begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets: $20 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under. Note: NASCAR card holders get in for TEN BUCKS!!!


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The Traxxas TORC Series, presented by AMSOIL, is the fastest, most punishing short course racing series on the planet! TORC events are packed with flag-to-flag fender banging as drivers push the limits over whoops and jump-filled natural terrain race tracks. Off-road racing fans come from far and wide to experience the most challenging form of high-octane competition. And once they taste TORC for the first time they’re hooked for life!








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