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Round 5 Award Winners

Round 5 Award Winners

Tournament of Destruction | September 22, 2018
Orange Crush and Rude Awakening put an exclamation point on the 2018 season and closed Round 5 with a chaotic confrontation. Rude Awakening’s thin supply of cars, thanks to short notice and some brutal races, forced them to be economical and make some friends. #78 Steve Schaefer made an impactful guest appearance and was […]

Haunted Destruction Canceled

Haunted Destruction Canceled

10/22/18 – Due to the extreme inclement weather including snow, rain, and 40mph winds, Saturday’s Eve of Haunted Destruction was forced to cancel. This event will not be rescheduled in 2018.
For those who purchased tickets in advance you have 2 options.

1. Use ticket to ANY Dirt Oval 66 event in 2019.
2. Refund.

Any questions please contact Dirt Oval office @ 815-740-8000. […]

Double D Destroyers vs High Risk spotlight

Double D Destroyers vs High Risk spotlight

Meet the drivers ready to battle inside the confines of the Dirt Oval @ Route 66 Raceway for the 8th annual “Racin’ for Boobs” Women’s Team Demolition Derby!
This isn’t girly stuff ha-ha fun ‘n’ games where a driver’s gender elicits special treatment. Not here.

It’s same cars; same track; same high stakes for any competitor who suits up and straps in […]

Round 4 Award Winners

Round 4 Award Winners

Tournament of Destruction | August 25, 2018
Orange Crush & Full Throttle’s latest Race of the Night honor is yet another footnote in the series’ greatest rivalry. The scenario was simple: Full Throttle wins = Orange Crush is out of the title hunt. 

#47 Steve Vollbrecht forced #61 John Clemmons straight into the Turn 1 wall, but #60 Dave Swan quickly knocked […]

Summer’s Last Smash: Tournament of Destruction Round 4

Summer’s Last Smash: Tournament of Destruction Round 4

Rally the Troops and Scout the opponents. Teamwork will conquer all obstacles on the course to Round 4 victory and ultimately the Tournament of Destruction Championship!

Boy & Girl Scout Troops from throughout the Midwest are staking ground at Dirt Oval 66 for a full weekend of interactive experiences capped off with joining another packed crowd to watch the pivotal moments […]

Round 3 Award Winners

Round 3 Award Winners

Tournament of Destruction | July 21, 2018
At the Round 2 event, #33 Dustin Wilson was pegged as lap runner for Junkyard Dogs against Orange Crush. He wound up delivering the Hit of the Night.

Days later, his plan for Round 3 was already set: “I won’t be running this time. I’m out to destroy,” said Wilson. And that’s exactly what happened. […]

CALLING ALL CARS! The chase is ON this Saturday!

CALLING ALL CARS! The chase is ON this Saturday!

Team Demolition Derby, Special Olympics, and Illinois law enforcement agencies join forces again for the 2nd annual “Five-0 at the Dirty-O” police car race at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway!
This an official Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraiser benefiting the Athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. The immense support and excitement generated by last year’s event has led to larger entrant list; […]