Monster Jam at Allstate Arena 2011 in Chicago IL
Both horse racing and car racing are popular pastimes in Chicago. In Chicago’s northwest suburb of Arlington Heights, the beautiful Arlington Park Race Track features thoroughbred racing in a comfortable and distinctive environment. Harness racing is held at Maywood Park, located in suburban Melrose Park, and Hawthorne Race Course, located in Stickney. The Route 66 Raceway is located in Joliet, Illinois, southwest of Chicago. It is a multimillion-dollar complex including a 1/4 mile 30,000 seat stadium style drag strip and 1/2 mile dirt oval track.