View Full Version : Closest drag strip to chicago?


98camaroLS1M6
07-09-2006, 05:03 PM
Will be visiting family there in a few weeks and want to go to the nearest dragstrip. Thanks.

BigD
07-09-2006, 05:14 PM
All depends on where you'll be.

Northside: Great Lakes Dragway
Southside: US 41
Westside: Byron

88monte
07-09-2006, 05:19 PM
dont forget route 66 out in joliet :)

98camaroLS1M6
07-09-2006, 05:34 PM
NW suburbs so I guess Great lakes Dragway? All are 1/4mi length?

americanmuscle13
07-09-2006, 05:41 PM
yea greatlakes is closest to you and its a 1/4 mile track

BigD
07-09-2006, 06:48 PM
dont forget route 66 out in joliet :)

Damn your right, Man we sure have a lot of drag strips around here.

G-Body
07-10-2006, 01:34 AM
dont forget route 66 out in joliet :)

Unless you plan on getting in more than a couple runs. I never went there because from all the people I talked to it sounded like you would get 10 max, but that 5 or less was typical and I have heard of people only getting 1 run the whole night because of them giving preference to faster professional cars and oil downs. IMO 41 is worth the extra driving time if you want to race. I usually get 20 passes or more a day, and last year they were $10 cheaper to race, haven`t checked this year yet though.

98camaroLS1M6
08-06-2006, 05:25 PM
went to Joliet route 66 dragstrip, it was awesome!

SmokinHot98
08-06-2006, 06:46 PM
what'd you run?

CockerKid009
08-08-2006, 09:06 PM
How about in Central IL... i would like to find a 1/4 mile track but the closest i can find is Coles County Drags, which is only 1/8 i believe, plus it's 2hrs. away. It'de be great if they added a track finder on here so people could search by state. I'm in between bloomington and springfield.

SLPSS01
08-09-2006, 10:25 PM
if you go to 66 get there before the gates open at 4 and you should be able to make it through the slowest tech in the country and get some runs in before it gets crowded. Otherwise don't bother. Nice track but I have had some horrible experiences there.

Wicked ls 1
08-09-2006, 10:44 PM
if you go to 66 get there before the gates open at 4 and you should be able to make it through the slowest tech in the country and get some runs in before it gets crowded. Otherwise don't bother. Nice track but I have had some horrible experiences there.
Get youreself a eti and you wont have to wait in tech. Went there yesterday and got 5 runs in no problem could have had more in if I wasnt cooling down and trying different things. :) :)

tuff
08-09-2006, 10:52 PM
Damn your right, Man we sure have a lot of drag strips around here.
Some of the fastest and badest cars come from the midwest. :)

BradWS6
08-10-2006, 12:05 PM
How about in Central IL... i would like to find a 1/4 mile track but the closest i can find is Coles County Drags, which is only 1/8 i believe, plus it's 2hrs. away. It'de be great if they added a track finder on here so people could search by state. I'm in between bloomington and springfield.

I'm not sure if this track is close to you?

http://www.cordovadrag.com/