Leisure Hours Raceway opened in December 2005 it was constructed to promote radio control car racing
year-round in all forms nitro, electric, offroad and onroad. LHR also has done oval 1/5th scale, 1/8th scale,
rock racing, rock crawling, and drone racing.
With the current state of our industry, the Hill family has accepted an offer to sell the property at 2800
Schweitzer Road in Joliet. This decision was made based on the offer vs. the tracks inability to keep up with
the monthly overhead costs.
Over the last 3-5 years, the RC Racing industry has seen a decrease in attendance and participation. Also
the internet, manufacturers (they know who they are) sponsoring racers, lower margins on parts we sell, and our
inability to get new products when they are available. Have hurt our ability to sell and stock products
customers want. Most tracks depend on sales of car kits, parts and vending sales to cover the overhead. Most
tracks cannot survive on entry fee's alone. (Please read a moment from Mike featured article on Live RC dated 2
We recognize the manufacturers and distributors that support our store and track and we appreciate them. We
also appreciate our loyal staff and customers; we could never have made it this long without them.
The Schweitzer Road facility will be closing but LHR will be looking for a new home. The rock crawling
course will remain open. As it is on a separate piece of property. he last day of operations for LHR will be
Saturday, March 16, Please see our schedule at www.leisurehoursraceway.com
The Plainfield store will stay open promoting all types of hobbies and radio control racing as it has been
for the last 46 years.
We made a lot of friends over the years and appreciate all their support.