Summer Heating up at The Dirt Oval

Summer Heating up at The Dirt Oval

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Temperatures are rising and pressure building towards the explosive Tournament of Destruction Round 3: Summer Heat in 2 weeks on July 23rd. The turning point in the road to the Championship will determine which teams can stand the heat and survive through September.


Don’t get slammed by higher ticket prices! Advanced Ticket pricing ends 11:59pm Sunday, July 17th. Order online @ or by calling 815-740-8000. Call us for group discounts of 15 or more.


Truly feed your appetite for destruction by competing in the watermelon eating contest! Sign-up at the pre-race party zone on race day. Meet your favorite drivers at the Stars of the Cars autograph session in the party zone from 4:30 – 6:30pm. Numerous Team Demo and Figure-8 cars & drivers will be there.


Monster Mayhem less than a month away!


Monster trucks roar into the Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway for one huge night of destruction! See eight monster truck superstars throwdown on a brand new track and crush everything in sight.

The monster truck lineup includes rising star Cory Rummell driving Rage! Rummell is the first person to ever backflip a Mega truck and has worked his way up to a full-time ride with Team Scream racing alongside Avenger, Brutus and Wrecking Crew. There’s no question the ‘path of Rage’ runs straight through The Dirt Oval!

Every ticket includes free access to the pre-race pit party to meet the drivers and get up close to the massive machines. Reserve your tickets by calling 815-740-8000 or buy online at


Trucks Wanted: Put yours on display at Monster Mayhem!


Street truck, big rig semi, dump truck, tow truck, cement mixer… any kind of TRUCK! We want to see ’em all at Monster Mayhem on August 6. You’ll join the 8 competing monster trucks on display inside the Dirt Oval 66 pre-race pit party from 4-7pm.

All fans in attendance will get to view your mega machine up close before the monster truck main event! Participation is FREE with paid admission for Monster Mayhem.


Scout Night camp out at the track – Registration deadline is August 1st!


Scout Night is back and now includes a full 2-day camping and VIP experience! All levels of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts from Illinois and beyond are welcome and each scout can earn the first-ever Dirt Oval 66 badge. There’s still camp sites available for your troop!


* Overnight Camping on-site at Dirt Oval 66

* Camp Fires

* Organized and Individual Troop Activities


* Troop Scavenger Hunts

* Team Demolition Derby Driver Meet-n-Greet

* Team Demolition Derby Car Painting

The one-of-a-kind team building outing concludes Saturday night when everyone watches ‘our Teams’ drive the scout-painted cars into the Tournament of Destruction battleground.

Call 815-740-8000 or email with any questions and to register your troop today! Deadline is August 1st!


Dirt Oval 66 is the place for a party!


Have a birthday bash and enjoy the smash of Team Demolition Derby! We are booking parties for birthday celebrations of all ages. Each party includes:

* Dirt Oval birthday shirt for guest of honor;

* 30-min. meet & greet with favorite Team;

* A ride in the flame-throwing hearse during the National Anthem;

* And more!

Call 815-740-8000 to reserve your party today! Spots are limited to only 2 per-event.

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Team Demo Throwback Photo of the Week


Tournament of Destruction Round 3 on July 23 will mark the 75th Team Demolition Derby event at Route 66 Raceway.

This week’s throwback photo involves 2 drivers whom raced in Team Demo event #3, #35 and will be racing in #75. “Speedy” Steve Vollbrecht was a major factor in Full Throttle’s win last month in the #47 car. Here he is in #74 on Killer Bees delivering a monstrous smash to #86 Dave Swan of Damage, Inc. (watch the video here)
Swan owned and race on Damage, Inc for 15 seasons as well as jumped behind the wheel for numerous other teams including Mean Green Machine, Locomotives and even the Canadian team Border Patrol. Now days, he’s a fixture on Chicago Hitmen.

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