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D’Arcy Buick GMC Route 66 Classic

8/16/2017, noon
Joliet - Route 66 Raceway welcomes the return of the D'Arcy Buick GMC Route 66 Classic on August 19. While ...

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Classic from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s will be provided by not one but two bands throughout the day on August 19. First, the local-favorite Greg’s Fender Benders will get folks motoring with their rendition of classic hits. Then, the Three Blue Tear Drops will provide a blast of rockabilly energy that kicks the crowd out of their seats and into their dancing shoes.

Throwback Grub

Be sure to come hungry and grab some throwback fare! Route 66 Raceway will be serving up classic diner favorites, including Mom’s Meatloaf Sandwiches, Mega Milkshakes and Coke Floats. A variety of vintage candies and popcorn plus old-school favorites will be available as well.

Grudge Matches

Attendees can watch as counties clash on the quarter-mile during the Second Annual Will County vs. Grundy County Grudge Matches. Once again, the event will feature the return of Will and Grundy County officials who will duke it out on the drag strip. Local officials with be equipped with vehicles provided by D’Arcy Buick GMC, and will select a local charity to benefit from their participation in the event. In 2016, Route 66 Raceway’s charitable foundation, Racing Advocates for Community Enrichment (R.A.C.E.) donated $21,000 to 11 community organizations as a result to the Route 66 Classic Grudge Matches. Charities to benefit from dignitary participation in the event are as follows:

Mayor of Joliet Mayor O’Dekirk Miracle League of Joliet

Mayor of Morris Dick Kopczick Grundy Resource Organization

Joliet Police Chief Brian Benton Easter Seals Joliet Region

Morris Police Chief John Severson Morris Police Benevolent Society

Joliet Fire Deputy Chief Greg Blaskey Muscular Dystrophy Association

Morris Fire Chief Tracey Steffes Team Make A Difference

Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley Special Olympics Law Enforcement Touch Run

Grundy County Sheriff Kevin Callahan Grundy County PADS

Will County States Attorney Jim Glasgow Will County Children’s Advocacy Center

Grundy County States Attorney Jason Helland Coal City Soccer Club

Will County Executive Larry Walsh United Way of Will County

Grundy County Executive Chris Balkema Grundy County Community Foundation

Tickets for the 2017 events at Route 66 Raceway are on sale now and will be available by visitingwww.Route66Raceway.com or by calling (888) 629-RACE.

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