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The Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway

.375 mi./0.604 km. Dirt Oval located in Joliet, IL
Opened: 1998 | Track In Operation


Previous Names: Route 66 Raceway

Previous Configurations: 1/2mi dirt oval (1998-2016)


Promoters: Sherri Heckenast

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The following table contains a list of all known touring series or major events held at this speedway. Think we're missing one or have the results to it? Contact us!

Date Sanction Winner Laps
26 July 1998 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Stevie Smith (OK) 30
18 September 1998 All Star Circuit of Champions Joey Saldana 30
1 May 1999 UDTRA Hav-A-Tampa Dirt Racing Series Billy Moyer 100
9 May 1999 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Steve Kinser 30
2 July 1999 UDTRA Hav-A-Tampa Dirt Racing Series Scott Bloomquist 50
3 July 1999 UDTRA Hav-A-Tampa Dirt Racing Series Scott Bloomquist 60
4 July 1999 UDTRA Hav-A-Tampa Dirt Racing Series Wendell Wallace 75
10 October 1999 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Stevie Smith (OK) 30
29 June 2000 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Steve Kinser 30
12 July 2001 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Jeff Shepard 25
13 July 2001 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Mark Kinser 30
30 August 2001 USAC WorldCom National Midget Car Series Tracy Hines 30
31 August 2001 USAC Stoops Freightliner National Sprint Car Series Bud Kaeding 30
12 July 2002 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Joey Saldana 30
6 September 2002 USAC National Midget Series Critter Malone
6 September 2002 USAC Stoops Freightliner National Sprint Car Series Jay Drake 30
5 September 2003 USAC National Sprint Car Series J.J. Yeley 30
5 September 2003 USAC National Midget Series Tracy Hines 30
10 September 2004 USAC Valvoline National Sprint Car Series Cory Kruseman 30
10 September 2004 USAC National Midget Series Travis Miniea 30
8 July 2005 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Donny Schatz 30
31 May 2017 POWRi Lucas Oil Division II Midget Series Andrew Malpocker
31 May 2017 POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprint Car Series Landon Simon
31 May 2017 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Michael Pickens
27 June 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Donny Schatz 30
13 September 2017 Dirty 30 Frank Heckenast, Jr. 30
13 September 2017 Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series Bill Balog
13 October 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Chris Madden (SC) 50
16 June 2018 UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Shannon Babb 30
16 June 2018 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Mike McKinney
16 June 2018 Midwest Street Stock Championship Jeremy Nichols
30 June 2018 POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Wildcard Sprint League Chris Windom
30 June 2018 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series
Aaron Reutzel 30

A table of all seasons in which The Third Turn has point standings for this track. Click on each individual season to view all divisions and point standings. If we don't have points to a particular season and you do, please Contact us!


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