2013 Season Recap Highlights
Thank you for all of those who joined us in 2013 during our 15th Anniversary season! This season saw a number of great events, new records and much more! We can't wait to see you again in 2014!
Check out our 2013 season highlights:
|Track records fall at O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals. History made with most sub-three-second elapse times in Funny Car history on June 29, 2013.
|Tom Motry’s Drastic Plastic AA/FA sets fuel altered world record at Route 66 Classic on August 17, 2013.|
|Mike Rozin wins Super Pro Track Championship in debut season at Route 66 Raceway.|
|Phil Timm wins first Run Tuff Eliminator race at Route 66 Raceway during Hollywood Casino Joliet Route 66 Classic on August 17, 2013.|
|Zach Sackman leaps from ninth to first in Junior Modified points in final race of season to win Track Championship on August 24, 2013.|
|Todd Trench Sr. and Todd Trench Jr. double-up winning Super Pro and Junior Modified respectively on August 10, 2013.|
|Ken & Chiyo Hirata recognized as Honorary Legends of the Route 66 Classic on August 17, 2013.|
|Route 66 Raceway’s most explosive night of drag racing – Four Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning Burndown at Sundown! on June 8, 2013.|
|Packed staging lanes at the 15th Anniversary Season Opener on April 27, 2013.|
|Pre-Season Extended Technical Inspections and Chassis Certifications at the Chicagoland Speedway garage area in March, 2013.|
|Racers celebrate the 2012 season and look ahead to the 2013 season at the annual Awards Banquet held January 26, 2013.|
|Route 66 Raceway once again hosted the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing, July 12-14, 2013.|
|Tony Schumacher scored a popular hometown win during the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals on June 30, 2013.|
|Coach Mike Ditka served as Grand Marshal of the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals on June 30, 2013.|
|Route 66 Raceway relaunched the annual Route 66 Swap Meet on October 6, 2013. Previously, this swap meet was held at Chicagoland Speedway.|
|This year the Traxxas TORC Series added a sportsman racing to the event. Also, action sports star, Travis Pastrana competed in the event.|
|Team Demolition Derby saw a number of highlights including the introduction of Team Real Steel (which finished second place in 2013 in just their first season!) and the 2013 championship going to Orange Crush.|
In 2013, students from Joliet Township High School unveiled their banners to be displayed throughout the season which raised money for community hospice.
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