Top 10 Reasons You Have to See the Burndown at Sundown!


Burndown at Sundown!
Saturday, June 9, 2012


To call the Burndown at Sundown! just another drag race would be false.  That would be like calling John Force a mediocre racer or "Big Daddy" Don Garlits a follower.  The Burndown at Sundown! is an event.  It is a spectacle.  It's on the bucket list of any race fans' calendar.  We've compiled a list of just why the Burndown at Sundown! is more than just another drag race. 

Something for Everybody
From the purist die-hard to the first-time fan, the Burndown at Sundown! offers something for everybody.  A wide spectrum and diverse blend of variety offers drag racing action that can speak to any race fan. 

 Top Alcohol Funny Car

Fan Favorite; Fire Breathing Jet Cars!
Words cannot describe the heart pounding sight as a pair of jet cars erupt with fire.  The explosive sound echoes throughout Route 66 Raceway’s stadium of drag racing as the howling jet engines propel the jet dragsters and jet funny cars to speeds nearing the 300 miler per hour barrier. 

 Jet Cars!

Get the Most Bang for Your Buck!
Tickets are only $20 while kids 12 & younger are FREE when accompanied by a paying adult.  Every ticket is a pit pass, allowing you to get up close with the drivers and machines that bring the Burndown at Sundown! to life.  Free parking, a full day’s worth of drag racing and two Burndown at Sundown! show times make the Saturday, June 9 an incredible value! 

 The Crowd Goes Wild

Nitro Fueled Nostalgia Duel!
It’s a heavyweight battle between the Drastic Plastic altered and the Frantic Fueler slingshot dragster in what will be a match race to remember!  Supercharged? Check!  Nitromethane? Check!  Old school?  Check!  Oh yeah, this will be a crowd pleaser! 

 Drastic Plastic AA/FA

Nostalgia Pro Stock Tribute to Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins
Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins was a living legend, admired by his fans, feared by competitors and respected by all.  We will pay tribute to the “Grump” in a special Nostalgia Pro Stock match race and a solemn idle pass down the track by a tribute Grumpy Jenkins 1968 Camaro. 


Over 450 of Drag Racing’s Elite!
The stars of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series are a “who’s who” of motorsports.  From the wheels up Super Stockers and high winding Competition Eliminator cars to the thundering roar of the Top Alcohol Funny Cars and Injected-Nitro Dragsters, the side-by-side racing approaches the 280 mile per hour barrier! 

 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series

TWO Burndown at Sundown! Show Times
We listened to our fans and are now delivering TWO Burndown at Sundown! show times at 5:00 & 9:00 PM with each session including jet cars!  Looking out for our race fans, we’ve taken the program to the next level and maintained ticket prices. 

270 MPH Injected-Nitro Dragster 

Shake, Rattle & Run!
Few cars capture Chicago’s rich drag racing history like the legendary Shake, Rattle & Run ’57 Chevy.  The iconic car that first roared to life at tracks like U.S. 30, Oswego Dragway and the Chicago Amphitheatre continues the legend at Route 66 Raceway. 

 Shake, Rattle & Run

Under the Lights
Have you heard the slogan yet?  “When the Sun Goes Down, the Stars Come Out for Route 66 Raceway’s Most Explosive Night of Drag Racing!”  What would the Burndown at Sundown! be without night racing?  The lights are on, the flames are bright and the Christmas Tree illuminates the starting line!  Bring the cameras and fire up the flash! 

 Under the Lights

World’s Wildest Wheelie Wagon!
Forget everything you remember about your favorite childhood toy – this wagon is fueled by methanol and powered by a supercharged Big Block Chevy.  The name of the games is wheels-up and the Wheelie Wagon will carry the front wheels the WHOLE quarter-mile! 

 World's Wildest Wheelie Wagon

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