RAGE, AVENGER, LUMBERJACK crush the competition and conquer Monster Mayhem

Monster Truck fans across the Midwest traveled to the Dirt Oval @ Route 66 Raceway for the largest event in Illinois!

The free pit party kicked off a perfect night of action and put the fans up close the monsters and their superstar pilots.
Kids climbed aboard heavy machinery and left their mark on a giant RV that Barbarian ultimately smashed flat in Freestyle!

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Kurt Phillips brought the big wood, threw down a double rebound slap wheelie, and walked the mighty Lumberjack across the infield! Mike Thompson in Avenger finished 2nd with a perfect slap wheelie of his own.


Cory Rummell contained his Rage and powered around the lengthy Chicago-style course to win the racing bracket for the second year-in-a-row! Jamey Garney over-rotated around the last turn and wound up...well... over; crashing Over Bored across the Finish line!


Thompson avenged the Wheelie Contest with a scintillating Freestyle launching Avenger high into the night off the dozen ramps and obstacles. The winning run pushed Avenger to the limit and ended in smoke, fire and a trophy in Thompson's hands.

Relive the action and catch some exclusive behind the scenes footage from our partners at Monster Truck Throwdown!

Extreme Trailer Race Carnage!


This was out of control in a hurry. A dozen crash-crazed drivers with a full appetite for destruction laid waste to boats, campers and, of course, a porta potty. With a lineup of mainly Team Demolition Derby drivers, nothing was safe during the all-out mayhem.

On the slick Figure-8 track, regular Figure-8 Truck racer Nick Domrose became an instant target and felt the brunt of a double team attack that toppled his truck and trailer! Domrose emerged unscathed and the carnage continued until there was nothing left to destroy.

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Steven Scarbro, Jr. gained new Snapchat followers thanks to his illuminated message board, but victory was filtered after his daring Durango leap over the trailer of Brad Berdelle.
Levi Turnbaugh promised to "Send It!" and he did just that through every camper, boat and pile of twisted metal yet somehow kept part of his trailer attached all the way to end and finished 2nd. The trailerless SUVs hunted down Berdelle, the lone survivor. Dan Watson brought an end to the madness by planting his Jeep on top of Berdelle's trailer.
We promised carnage. You got carnage! Don't miss the next Extreme Trailer Race at the Eve of Haunted Destruction on October 7th!


Tournament of Destruction back on track in two weeks!

A 4th Different Winner at Round 4?

Team Demolition Derby points and a shot at the Championship are up for grabs on August 26th! Crazy 8s pulled off the stunning upset at Round 3 and now sit in a jammed top-half of the standings trying to reign in Orange Crush.
Mean Green Machine is coming back for a late season push towards another title, but have Full Throttle in front and four more teams all within 1 point!
All 8 teams can still win the Championship; every race is a Must Win!

Tickets available now @ DirtOval66.com or call 815-740-8000
Kids 2yrs & under are FREE!

Campout at the Dirt Oval. Bring your Pack to Scout Night!


Weekend of exclusive activities and experiences for Boy and Girl Scouts!

2 Nights of Camping | Obstacle Course | Paint Team Demo cars
| and even more in the works!
Call the Dirt Oval office at 815-740-8000 to register your troop and purchase group rate tickets for the Tournament of Destruction. Check out the timeline of events and register online at DirtOval66.com.
Our Scout Night has grown into a full weekend due to increased participation each year. Secure your camp site and make plans soon!

More than a 'Fair' amount of Racing at Lake County

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The Dirt Oval 66 bunch trekked North to the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake, IL on July 26th and 30th for a double dose of destruction alongside Top Notch Events. Our Team Demo drivers are all graduates from the School of Destruction and know how to mangle some buses!


Figure-8 Cars and Trucks shredded up the track before the trailer race annihilated some absolutely HUGE boats and campers!

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Dustin Wilson, Mike Newenhouse, Steven Scarbro Jr and Charlie Neubauer set aside their Tournament of Destruction rivalries and crossed battle lines to win the Team Demolition Derby race against members of Junkyard Dogs and Bandits.

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Thank you to all our Northern fans for packing the arena both nights!
Head South to the Dirt Oval @ Route 66 Raceway for more wide open thrills before the season is gone!

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