Hollywood Casino Joliet Title Sponsor of Route 66 Classic - August 17

Hollywood Classic

Joliet, Ill. – March 28, 2013 – Route 66 Raceway and Hollywood Casino Joliet today announced the 3rd annual Route 66 Classic will now be named the Hollywood Casino Joliet Route 66 Classic to be run Saturday, August 17. The Hollywood Casino Joliet Route 66 Classic pays homage to early drag racing and hot rod culture with a night of classic cars and stars. On-track, the event features nostalgia match racing including funny cars, pro stocks, gassers and a jet dragster finale while car enthusiasts can also display their classic car in the Show ‘n Shine.

“The Hollywood Casino Joliet Route 66 Classic will serve as an integral part of our 15th anniversary season,” said Scott Paddock, Route 66 Raceway president. “As we celebrate our racing history over the past 15 years, this event allows us to honor a sport steeped in tradition. We intend to do just that with the help of Hollywood Casino Joliet, as we look forward to a night of fun, cool cars and old-school drag racing.”

This is a second-year partnership between Route 66 Raceway and Hollywood Casino Joliet, but the first time tied to the Route 66 Classic event.  Through this partnership Hollywood Casino is also the preferred hotel and casino partner of Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway with marketing and on-site benefits at both properties.

“The Hollywood Casino Joliet Route 66 Classic will highlight an iconic era that is near and dear to both race fans and our guests,” said Wayne Smith, Hollywood Casino Joliet General Manager. “We are looking forward to being a part of this growing classic drag racing event and providing an entertainment experience that is second to none, both for the fans at the track and at Hollywood Casino Joliet.”

Tickets for the Hollywood Casino Joliet Route 66 Classic are only $20, while kids 12 and younger are FREE with a paid adult. Parking is also FREE and each ticket serves as a pit pass. Racers can take their classic car down the drag strip with a time trail run card for just $25 or participate by showing their classic car (model year 1979 and older) for FREE.

Tickets for the 2013 events at Route 66 Raceway and the Dirt Oval are available by visiting www.Route66Raceway.com or by calling (888) 629-RACE. 

The 2013 schedule of events at Route 66 Raceway is as follows:

Date                             Event  

May 18                         Team Demolition Derby #1 at the Dirt Oval

June 7-June 9                NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series      

June 8                          Four Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning Burndown at Sundown!

June 22                         Team Demolition Derby #2 at the Dirt Oval

June 27-30                    O'Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries

July 11-14                     Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Miller      Welders

July 19-20                     Traxxas TORC Series presented by Amsoil at the Dirt Oval

July 27                          Team Demolition Derby #3 at the Dirt Oval

August 17                     Hollywood Casino Joliet Route 66 Classic

August 24                     Team Demolition Derby #4 at the Dirt Oval

September 21               Downright Diesels

September 28               Team Demolition Derby #5 at the Dirt Oval

October 6                     Route 66 Raceway Swap Meet


For the complete 2013 Route 66 Raceway 15th Anniversary Schedule, including an opportunity to take your personal vehicle down the drag strip in a Test & Tune or Bracket Race, click here.

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