AMA Flat Track added to 2004 calendar
World of Outlaws rescheduled for 2005
(Joliet, Ill. -- MARCH 2, 2004) Route 66 Raceway continues to provide the most diverse racing action in the Midwest and is happy to announce the return of AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) Flat Track Series to the Dirt Oval during the 2004 season.
The AMA Progressive Insurance Flat Track Championship replaces the World of Outlaws(WOO) on Friday, July 9 at Route 66 Raceway during Chicagoland Speedway's NASCAR weekend.
The World of Outlaws event planned for Friday, July 9, 2004 had to be rescheduled due to a conflict between the NASCAR and World of Outlaws touring schedules. The World of Outlaws is tentatively scheduled to return to The Dirt of Route 66 Raceway during the 2005 season.
"Every effort was made to schedule the World of Outlaws during the NASCAR event weekend at Chicagoland Speedway as in past years, however a scheduling conflict with the series schedules, the dates just couldn't work out," explained Matt Alexander, vice president/general manager for Route 66 Raceway. "We were elated when we found that the AMA Flat Track Series had an opening in their schedule. We are confident that the excitement of this AMA Flat Track event will please our patrons and add another fantastic dirt oval event to our already diverse schedule. We are looking forward to the AMA Flat Track Series returning to Joliet after a 3-year hiatus. Since our 2000 AMA event, we've had a lot of fans asking us when we were going to get it back on schedule. And now we have an answer-July 9, 2004," Alexander concluded.
Ticket Prices for the AMA Flat Track event mirror the prices of the World of Outlaws Tickets. Reserved tickets for adults are $30, Children 12 & Under are $10. Fans with tickets to the rained-out 2003 World of Outlaws event have two options for their rain-check tickets. They may be used for credit towards the 2004 AMA Flat Track event, or be used for credit towards the 2005 World of Outlaws event.
Customers who have already returned their 2003 WOO tickets can contact the Route 66 Raceway Ticket Office and identify which event they would like to attend. Fans who have yet to exchange their tickets can send them to Route 66 Raceway, Attn: WOO, 500 Speedway Blvd, Joliet, IL 60433 and specify if they would like to attend the AMA Flat Track race in 2004 or the World of Outlaws Race in 2005.
Additional tickets can be purchased at the Route 66 Raceway Ticket Office, by phone at 815-727-7223 or online at www.route66raceway.com. Tickets can also be purchased through the Ticketmaster Distribution Network - online at ticketmaster.com, Charge-By-Phone at 312-559-1212, or at any area Ticketmaster Outlet locations including Carson Pirie Scott, Tower Records, Coconuts, FYE, and Hot Tix.
For more information on The AMA Progressive Insurance Flat Track Championship visit their website at www.1800flattrack.com.