Night of Fire & Thunder Driven by KSHE-95 Featuring the Route 66 Twilight Cruise – N – Car Show

Get ready for an unforgettable evening of high-octane excitement and family fun at the “Night of Fire & Thunder,” driven by KSHE-95, featuring the Route 66 Twilight Cruise – N – Car Show. This spectacular event will take place on Saturday, June 29, 2024, at the World Wide Technology Raceway.

Downstate Illinois Tourism Family Thrills

The “Night of Fire & Thunder” promises to be an exhilarating experience for the whole family, featuring:

  • Massive Fireworks Show: A 20-minute spectacular set to music curated by the on-air talent of KSHE 95-FM.
  • Jet Cars: Witness the incredible power of jet cars in action.
  • First-Ever WWT Raceway Jet Car Burn: Experience a jet car transforming into the biggest cutting torch ever, completely annihilating a full-size sedan in a breathtaking display of flames and sparks.

Midwest Drag Racing Series

Prepare for the earth-shaking excitement of the Midwest Drag Racing Series, including:

  • Pro Mods
  • Ground Pounding Funny Cars
  • Wheelstanding Nostalgia Super Stocks
  • Top Sportsman
  • Top Dragster
  • And more

Musical Performances on the Midway

Enjoy live musical performances by:

  • Mark Klose and Klose Kuarters: Featuring Mark Klose from KSHE 95
  • Mike Barrios Latin Band

Route 66 Twilight Cruise ‘n’ Car Show

Join the fun with the Route 66 Twilight Cruise ‘n’ Car Show, judged by celebrity KSHE judges. Awards will be given in 20 classes, and the first 100 registered cars and drivers get free entry. Contact Emma at [email protected]

  • Car Cruise Roll-In/Registration: 2-4 p.m.
  • Car Cruise Display: 4-7 p.m.
  • Car Show Awards: 6:45 p.m.

Schedule of Events (Tentative and Subject to Change)

  • Spectator Gates Open: 10 a.m.
  • Sportsman Racing: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Autograph Session: Meet your favorite drivers and performers from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Route 66 Twilight Cruise ‘n’ Car Show: 4 – 7 p.m.
  • Music on Midway – DJ KAAS: 4-4:45 p.m.
  • MWDRS Professional Drag Racing: 5 p.m. – Midnight
  • Music on Midway – Mike Barrios Latin Band: 5-5:45 p.m.
  • Music on Midway – Mark Klose and Klose Kuarters: 6 – 6:45 p.m.
  • Night of Fire and Thunder Opening Ceremonies: 7 p.m.
  • Jet Cars: 7:30 p.m.
  • Jet Cars Round 2: 9 p.m.
  • Jet Car Burndown: 9:15 p.m.
  • Route 66 Fireworks by Downstate Illinois: 9:30 – 9:50 p.m.
  • Racing Continues: 9:50 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Admission Prices

  • Adult: $30
  • Kids (13-17): $15
  • 12 and Under: Free
  • Car Show Entry (after 100 entries): $20 (car and driver), passenger must purchase a full spectator ticket.
  • Active Duty Military: Free with military I.D.
  • Veterans: Tickets available on
  • Trackside Tailgate: $50 (limited supply)