Rail Jam to be featured in Champions Park during NASCAR Weekend
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06.7.18

JOLIET, Ill. (June 7, 2018) — Chicagoland Speedway announced today that Step Up Productions will bring their Wakeboard Rail Jam set up to the Stars and Stripes Weekend June 28 – July 1.

Fans will get up-close and personal with the professional wakeboarders as they perform high-flying aerial tricks over the 50’ gap that separates the takeoff and the 50,000 gallon landing pool.

“Step Up Productions is excited to bring out Wakeboard Rail Jam to the Stars and Strips NASCAR weekend at Chicagoland Speedway,” said Ryan Davis, founder and president, Step Up Productions. “Our innovative wakeboard show takes the sport of wake boarding off the lakes and rivers for an ‘IN YOUR FACE’ experience.  The wake rig consist of a technical rail for the riders to grind as well as the favorite ‘Big Air’ kicker.  The athletes start at one end of the 300' set up, pass through one tank, blasting off the kicker, clearing 50-70 feet in the air and hopefully landing in the other tank.”

For nearly 20 years, spanning two continents in over 200 cities and in four different countries, Step Up Productions has utilized action sports and music to promote, advertise and raise awareness for businesses, products and/or events. The recent growth in the extreme sport of wakeboarding lead to the creation of Wake Rail Jam, which has quickly become the perfect addition to festivals, shows and sporting events.

“Nothing says fun in the sun like a massive pool, where professional wakeboarders will perform for the legions of Chicagoland Speedway fans during our weekend,” said Chicagoland Speedway President Scott Paddock. “Throughout the weekend we encourage fans of all ages to check out the air defying tricks on display at the Rail Jam venue.”

Competitors are pulled across the course by a high-speed, gas-powered Konix. This two-tower advanced pulley system allows them to grind over rails and perform dazzling tricks in the air. Checkout the Wake Rail Jam page on stepupproductions.com to view event photos and find out more information on the innovative entertainment spectacle.

Throughout the weekend, there will be 15 performances. The complete performance schedule is attached.

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway will take place on July 1 as part of the four-race weekend June 28 – July 1. The weekend will kick off on Thursday, June 28 with the SCOTT® 150 ARCA Racing Series followed by NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Overton’s 225 under the lights on Friday night. On Saturday, June 30, the NASCAR XFINITY Series Overton’s 300 will hit the track as the precursor to Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton’s 400 showdown.

The complete 2018 NASCAR schedule at Chicagoland Speedway is as follows:

Thursday, June 28     ARCA Racing Series SCOTT® 150
Friday, June 29     NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Overton’s 225
Saturday, June 30     NASCAR Xfinity Series Overton’s 300
Sunday, July 1     Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton’s 400

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Chicagoland Speedway & Route 66 Raceway
Chicagoland Speedway is a 1.5-mile, paved oval race track located in Joliet, Ill.  The track has hosted racing events of the major U.S. racing series, and currently conducts races in all three NASCAR national series, including the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the NASCAR XFINITY Series, and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.   Along with Route 66 Raceway, a multimillion-dollar complex that includes a ¼ mile stadium-style drag strip and a ½ mile dirt oval track, Chicagoland Speedway is wholly-owned by International Speedway Corporation (ISC), a major promoter of motorsports activities.  ISC owns and/or operates 13 of the nation’s major racing venues, including Daytona International Speedway. For more information on Chicagoland Speedway, visit ChicagolandSpeedway.com.

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