ROUTE 66 RACEWAY ANNOUNCES FULL 2012 SEASON SCHEDULE INCLUDING TWO NEW EVENTS

Tickets are on-sale NOW!

Joliet, Ill. – January 5, 2012 – The full 2012 Route 66 Raceway schedule was announced today, promising to deliver another season of high-powered, super-charged excitement. Popular events like Burndown at Sundown!, NMRA and NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing, five Team Demolition Derby’s and Traxxas TORC Series will all return in ’12 along with the addition of two new events, Route 66 Diesel Event and Route 66 Classic. Tickets for the 2012 Route 66 Raceway season are on-sale NOW!

“Last year was an exciting season of racing here at Route 66 Raceway, and we look forward to making the 2012 season even more thrilling,” said track president, Scott Paddock. “Building on last year’s success, we have an action packed line up for 2012 including two new events that will enhance the already full-throttle schedule of racing.”

New to Route 66 Raceway this year is Route 66 Diesel Event on Saturday, August 4 showcasing rumbling power of diesel machines. Also new to the ’12 schedule is the Route 66 Classic. A tribute to all things vintage, the Route 66 Classic is the ultimate good old day’s event, paying homage to the early drag racing and hot rod culture.

Route 66 Raceway will kick off the season at the Dirt Oval on Saturday, May 26 with the return of the Team Demolition Derby keeping fans on the edge of their seats with this truly unique event. Team Demolition Derby’s are held every fourth Saturday, May-September. The Traxxas TORC Series makes their turn at the Dirt Oval on July 19-20 for the fastest, most punishing short course, off-road racing series under the sun.

Taking place under the lights on Saturday, June 9, Burndown at Sundown! will feature jet cars howling with fire, flames and heat. The O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries takes over Route 66 Raceway on June 28- July 1 as drag racing’s best compete in the world’s fastest motorsports as they race down one of the most elite strips on the NHRA circuit. The NMRA and NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing kicks off on July 12- July 15.

Tickets for the 2012 events at Route 66 Raceway and the Dirt Oval are ON SALE NOW and available by visiting www.Route66Raceway.com or by calling (888) 629-RACE. To make a deposit for the 2012 O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries visit www.Route66Raceway.com or call (888) 629-RACE. Tickets for the NHRA Nationals go on sale February 29.

The 2012 schedule of events at Route 66 Raceway is as follows:

Date                         Event

May 26                     Team Demolition Derby at the Dirt Oval
June 8-June 10         Burndown at Sundown! (Saturday Night, June 9) & NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
June 23                    Team Demolition Derby at the Dirt Oval
June 28 - July 1         O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries
July 12-15                 NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing
July 19-20                 Traxxas TORC Series at the Dirt Oval
July 28                     Team Demolition Derby at the Dirt Oval
August 4                 Route 66 Diesel Event
August 18                 Route 66 Classic
August 25                 Team Demolition Derby at the Dirt Oval
September 22             Team Demolition Derby at the Dirt Oval

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