TORC RETURNS FOR CHICAGOLAND SLAM AT THE DIRT OVAL AT ROUTE 66 RACEWAY

Hollywood Casino to Offer Premium Prizes to Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series Competitors

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Joliet, Ill. — March 20, 2017 - The Dirt Oval at Route 66 recently announced new dates surrounding The Off-Road Championship’s (TORC) Chicagoland Slam. Rounds 1 & 2 of the premier off-road short course racing series in North America will return to Joliet, Illinois on May 13-14 for a doubleheader that kicks off the 2017 national championship season.

 

This action-packed weekend will feature the best short course racing between four pro racing classes including: four-wheel drive PRO 4 trucks, PRO 2 trucks, PRO Lights and PRO UTV plus appearances by sportsman classes. Fans will have the opportunity to get up close to the four distinguished classes, meet the drivers and collect debris from their favorite trucks during the post-race track walk.

 

The Race Your Ride presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at Route 66 Raceway, which was originally scheduled for that weekend will now take place on Friday, August 11, and the Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series intended for Saturday, May 13 will now take place the weekend prior, Saturday May 6. A revised schedule of events at Route 66 Raceway can be found below.

Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series racers are now eligible to win premium prizes presented by Hollywood Casino. Posting a perfect reaction time or “Lucky Light” during eliminations for all Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series Races (High School and Juniors not included) will earn racers a $50 gift card redeemable at Hollywood Casino Joliet and can be used at Final Cut, Epic Buffet or 99 Hops House. Bracket racers who are able to achieve a reaction time of .000 and run their dial-in to one-thousandth of a second will also be rewarded for their “Perfect Pass” with a similar gift certificate for $100.

The complete 2017 schedule at Route 66 is as follows:

 

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The 2017 schedule of events at Route 66 Raceway is as follows:

DATE EVENT
March 25-26 ETI
April 15 Test & Tune presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts #1
April 22 Test & Tune presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts #2
April 23 Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series #1
April 29 Test & Tune presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts #3
April 30 Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series #2
May 5 Race Your Ride presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts #1
May 6 Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series #3
May 7 Import Face-Off at Route 66 Raceway
May 19 Race Your Ride presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts #2
May 20 Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series #4
Junior Dragsters #1
June 2-4 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
June 3 Four Seasons Burndown at Sundown!
June 9 Race Your Ride presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts #3
June 10 Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series #5
Junior Dragsters #2
June 16 Race Your Ride presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts #4
July 6-9 NHRA Route 66 Nationals
July 15 Race Your Ride presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts #5
July 16 Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series #6
Junior Dragsters #3
July 21 Race Your Ride presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts #6
July 27-30 NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing
August 4 Race Your Ride presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts #7
August 6 Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series #7
Junior Dragsters #4
August 11 Race Your Ride presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts #8
August 19 Route 66 Classic
Junior Dragsters #5
August 20 Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series #8
August 25 Race Your Ride presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts #9
September 8 Race Your Ride presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts #10
September 22 Race Your Ride presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts #11
September 29 Race Your Ride presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts #12
October 1 Route 66 Raceway Swap Meet
October 21 R.A.C.E. Trunk-or-Treat

 

*This schedule is subject to change at the discretion of Route 66 Raceway, its affiliates and partners.

The 2017 schedule of events at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 is as follows:

DATE EVENT
April 13 Open Practice
April 20 Open Practice
April 27 Throw Down Thursday
May 13-14  The Off-Road Championship (TORC) Rounds 1 & 2 – Chicagoland Slam
May 27 Team Demo Association Round 1 – Military Night
June 24 Team Demo Association Round 2 – Super Hero Night
June 27-28 World of Outlaws
July 22 Team Demo Association Round 3 – Five O at the Dirty O
August 5 Monster Mayhem
August 26 Team Demo Association Round 4 – Scout Night
September 2 The Dirty O’s Redneck Jamboree
September 13 Chicagoland’s Dirty 30 at the Dirt Oval at Route 66
September 23 Team Demo Association Round 5 – Racin’ for Boobs
October 7 Eve of Haunted Destruction
October 13-14 Chi-Town Showdown

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Chicagoland Speedway is a 1.5-mile, paved oval race track located in Joliet, Ill.  The track has hosted racing events of the major U.S. racing series, and currently conducts races in all three NASCAR national series, including the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the NASCAR XFINITY Series, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.   Along with Route 66 Raceway, a multimillion-dollar complex that includes a ¼ mile stadium-style drag strip and a ½ mile dirt oval track, Chicagoland Speedway is wholly-owned by International Speedway Corporation (ISC), a major promoter of motorsports activities.  ISC owns and/or operates 13 of the nation’s major racing venues, including Daytona International Speedway. For more information on Chicagoland Speedway, visit ChicagolandSpeedway.com.

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