Speedway Provides Children Exclusive Membership Opportunities Including the Naming of the Official Mascot   

Joliet, Ill. – April 15, 2011 ­– Kids now have the opportunity to interact with Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway like never before with the launch of the Kids Club sponsored by Radio Disney AM 1300 Chicago, part of the #1 radio network for kids, tweens and families. Designed for the speedway’s young racing fans, children between five and 12 years of age can now connect with Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway to stay updated on all the latest news, as well as be able to take part in exclusive race weekends and other special events. 

Chicagoland Speedway’s Kids Club is also introducing the fastest land animal, the cheetah, as the official mascot. Between now and April 30, kids have the chance to submit their name idea for the official mascot of Kids Club by visiting . The winning name will be selected on May 2, and the winner will receive a private party at Chicagoland Speedway hosted by the mascot they named!

“We’re committed to making Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway kid and family-friendly,” said Scott Paddock, Chicagoland Speedway & Route 66 Raceway president. “Through our partnership with Radio Disney, we look forward to the Kids Club introducing children to all the excitement of our sport in a fun and engaging way.”

Sponsored by Radio Disney, the Kids Club membership is free and will provide a child with an official membership card, Kids Club gift, special ticket offer for parents, Kids Club member-only race weekend activities, events and privileges, Kids Club e-newsletter, contests with great prizes and a chance to win great race weekend experiences.  

If accompanied by an adult who has purchased a ticket, kids 12 and under are admitted free to select events at Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway which includes the following for the 2011 season:


Date                  Event                                                                                       Location

June 4              STP 300 (NASCAR Nationwide Series race)                                Chicagoland Speedway 

June 4              Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 150 (ARCA Racing Series)        Chicagoland Speedway

June 11             Burndown at Sundown (NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series)      Route 66 Raceway

July 7               O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals                              Route 66 Raceway

Sept. 16            NASCAR Camping World Truck Series                                        Chicagoland Speedway


For more information on the Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway Kids Club or to sign up for a membership, please visit . All memberships are free and limitations do apply.  

Tickets are on sale now for the 2011 events at Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway, including single-day tickets! To purchase tickets, please visit or call 888-629-RACE (7223). 


Chicagoland Speedway’s 2011 Schedule:

Date                  Event

June 4              STP 300 (NASCAR Nationwide Series)

Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 150 (ARCA Racing Series)

Sept 16             NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Sept 17             Dollar General 300 presented by Coca-Cola (NASCAR Nationwide Series)

Sept 18             NASCAR Sprint Cup Series       


Route 66 Raceway’s 2011 Schedule:

Date                  Event

June 10-12        NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series

                        (Saturday Night, June 11, Burndown at Sundown)

June 23-26        NMRA NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing

July 7-10           O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals (NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series)

Sept 15             *Traxxas Torc, The Off-Road Championship Series        

*At the Route 66 dirt oval


Chicagoland Speedway & Route 66 Raceway

Celebrating its 10th year of racing, 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 Nationwide Series, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.   Along with Route 66 Raceway, a drag racing facility located on the same property, 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 .



Radio Disney

Radio Disney is the #1, 24-hour radio network devoted to kids, tweens and families. Kids help pick the music that is played and are encouraged to interact via a toll-free phone line to the Radio Disney studio. The network's current playlist, driven by listener requests and representing major record labels, includes recording artists Selena Gomez & The Scene, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Willow Smith, Jonas Brothers, Taio Cruz and Allstar Weekend. The network is available on over 35 terrestrial radio stations and is also available via, Sirius and XM satellite radio on channel 115, iTunes Radio Tuner, mobile phones and on the Radio Disney iPhone and Android Apps.

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