AMSOIL Championship Snocross and the Chicago area’s Route 66 Raceway Team Up for Feb. 20-21 Race Weekend
Tons of snow will be piled on the famed Midwest drag strip with the world’s top snowmobile racers delivering some heated mid-winter action to motorsports fans!
Contact: Pat Schutte
PR Director, ISOC Racing
MINNEAPOLIS (October 10, 2014) – Race fans in the Chicagoland area are in for a rare mid-winter motorsports treat at Route 66 Raceway as the stars of the world’s premier professional snowmobile racing circuit – AMSOIL Championship Snocross, powered by Ram – will descend upon the famed drag strip for two days of high flying, berm-busting racing action – viewable from the warm confines of Route 66 Raceway’s indoor seating area!
With the blessing of Mother Nature, along with help (if needed) from the latest in modern ski area snowmaking technology, the drag strip will be transformed into a snow-covered motocross-style race course for the most tricked out snowmobiles you’ve ever seen, capable of amazing 0-to-60 mph speeds and jumps that launch the sleds nearly the distance of an NBA basketball court.
“We are committed to adding bold and exciting events to the Route 66 Raceway schedule for fans across the region to enjoy and AMSOIL Championship Snocross certainly fits the bill,” said Scott Paddock, president of Route 66 Raceway. “We have a world-class drag racing facility that will transform into a thrilling, snow-covered race course, providing Snocross fans and riders with one of the premier experiences on the circuit.”
Showcasing their unique motorsports talents in front of legions of snowmobile enthusiasts in the state of Illinois and surrounding region, AMSOIL Championship Snocross’ star racers, including the sport’s defending champ, all-time winningest racer and multi-time ESPN Winter X Games snocross champion Tucker Hibbert, will take to Route 66 Raceway’s drag strip in an aerial show of daring and speed – the likes of which have never been seen on the grounds of the facility, especially right in the middle of winter!
“We’ve been in discussion for some time on brining AMSOIL Championship Snocross the Route 66 Raceway facility, and we were finally able to bring a deal together that, right out of the gate, should make the venue one of the most successful rounds on this year’s tour,” said ISOC President/Race Director Carl Schubitzke. “Logistically speaking, everything’s in place at Route 66 Raceway to where we’ve just got to make some snow, show up and have at it.”
Both professional (Pro Open and Pro Light) racers, along with semi-pro classes and amateur classes for all ages and abilities will make for two entire day’s-worth of action at Route 66 Raceway. A winter motorsports mecca, all the top snowmobile manufacturers and aftermarket companies will feature their products on AMSOIL Championship Snocross’ manufacturer’s midway. Dress warm, but know that you can watch all the action from the plush indoor comforts at Route 66.
This just in! Route 66 Raceway will offer indoor seating options along with $10 kids tickets for the Feb. 20-21 event, delivering an entire family entertainment value package that’s second-to-none for a winter motorsports event in the Chicagoland area!
Who: World’s top snowmobile racers
What: Round Six/Races 11 & 12 t of 2014-‘15 AMSOIL Championship Snocross, powered by Ram
Where: Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, Ill.
When: Feb. 20-21
Times: Gates open at noon on Friday, 8 a.m. on Saturday
Tickets: Advance pricing for general admission tickets start at $25 with indoor seating available for $50. Kids tickets are only $10!
More Information/Purchase Tickets: www.route66raceway.com
2014-’15 AMSOIL Championship Snocross, powered by Ram, season schedule
Duluth, Minn.: Nov. 28-30
Fargo, N.D.: Dec. 12-13
Shakopee, Minn.: Jan. 9-10
Deadwood, S.D.: Jan. 30-31
Salamanca, N.Y.: Feb. 6-7
Chicago, Ill.: Feb. 20-21
Mount Pleasant, Mich.: Feb. 27-28
Lake Geneva, Wis.: March 13-15
Beginning with AMSOIL Championship Snocross’ season-opening round in Duluth and running through the season finale in Lake Geneva, CBS Sports Network will air 17 one hour programs of the ACS races.
Photo courtesy of Lissa Marsolek/ISOC
About Route 66 Raceway
Route 66 Raceway is the first True Stadium of drag racing. Founded in 1998 by nine local entrepreneurs, the NHRA-affiliated, quarter-mile drag strip is now fully owned and operated by the International Speedway Corporation and is sister track to Chicagoland Speedway, a 1.5-mile, D-shaped tri-oval that annually plays host to NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series and ARCA events. Route 66 Raceway hosts weekly ET Bracket Series racing, Test & Tunes, NHRA Jr. Drag Racing along with annual NHRA Lucas Oil Series and NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events. The Route 66 Raceway property also includes a half-mile dirt oval track. For more information, visit Route66Raceway.com.
About ISOC Racing
The International Series of Champions (ISOC) is the premier snowmobile race sanctioning organization in North America and sanctions national AMSOIL Championship Snocross, in addition to affiliating with nine regional circuits. Visit www.snocross.com for more information, fan and racer memberships, schedule details and more.