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Route 66 Raceway


PO Box 3339 Joliet IL 60434

Phone (815) 722-5500

September 1, 1999


Route 66 Raceway Ready for Prairie Dirt Classic.


(Joliet IL) The upcoming Prairie Dirt classic, by Chilli Man Chili, is just two days away, and interest from drivers, and fans alike has been growing.

With a $15 General Admission ticket price, fans are going to be able to get an affordable night of great racing. Those who are interested in camping at the facility, there is a $20 fee for overnight camping. The main gates will be open at noon, and the track gate will open at 4 p.m..

Some of the many drivers, that fans will be able to watch race for the $10,000 top prize include: Batesville Arkansas driver, Billy Moyer Jr. Moyer who won the spring Hav-a-Tampa race here, as well as a majority of the UMP Summernationals, is planning a return trip to the northern Illinois facility. In addition to Moyer, will be Decatur Illinois, hotshot Shannon Babb, who is looking to improve on his 2nd place finish here in the spring. Babb, who is now driving with sponsorship form 10-10-220, and GVS Racing, is considered one of the favorites to win. St. John Michigan driver Kris Patterson is also joining the field bringing with him Jeff Kohn who won two track championships himself this year. Doug McCammon, of Palestine IL, is making his inaugural visit to Joliet, and will be debuting an all-new Warrior Race Car with a black body and the traditional #92. Steve Hillard, who is one of the hottest drivers in Illinois, will also be in attendance. The recently crowned 1999 North-South 100 Champion Bob Pierce is expected to join the battle as well. Previous winners of the Prairie Dirt Classic, including Kevin Weaver, and Billy Drake, will also attempt to take home the trophy, and winners purse. Attempting to fend off the travelers, and keep the title in the Chicagoland area will be drivers like Tony Izzo Jr. Izzo Jr., who hurt his wrist a few weeks ago, looks to be among the contenders for a win as well. Oaklawn IL, driver Bob Pohlman Jr. will also be amongst a strong contingent of Chicago area drivers that include 1999 LaSalle Speedway champ, Frank Reaber, Reese OíConnor, Garrett Slager, and many others. With drivers such as these, itís easy to see why all eyes will be on Route 66 Raceway on Friday Night

In the modified class, a large contingent of cars will be in attendance racing for the $1000 top prize.

The upcoming 1999 Prairie Dirt Classic Weekend, features the Chilli Man Chili Prairie Dirt Classic at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet IL on September 3, 1999, along with a $1,000 to win UMP Modified feature. This race precedes the Prairie Dirt Classic by Lynn Chevrolet-Buick Inc. paying $10,000 to win, and $1,000 to start the feature, at the Fairbury American Legion Speedway on September 4, 1999.


Route 66 Raceway in Joliet IL, is home to a world class drag racing facility which hosts the FRAM Nationals, and many other drag racing events, and a 1/2 mile dirt oval suitable for many types of racing. In addition, many other events are held each year, on the grounds. For more information on Route 66 visit www.route66raceway.com

Darin M. Stewart

Public Relations Consultant

Route 66 Raceway