Welcome to Beat the Heat

Beat the Heat was founded in 1992 by First Responders to help combat the problem of street racing and drunk driving. Today our organization has added distracted driving, community relations, and youth education to it mission. 

Our Program Includes

Drag Races  // Car Shows  // Youth Education // Non-Profit Fundraising  // Community Relations  // Much more...

Team Member of the Quarter

Police Officer Jim Luckett

 Jim is 47 years old & has been a Police Officer with the Romeoville, Illinois Police Dept since 2002. Jim has worked as a K9 Officer & is currently assigned to the Patrol Division as well as a Firearms Instructor. Jim has been married to his wife, Michelle, since 1999 & they have no children. Jim has been a member of Beat the Heat since 2007. Jim is also the State Director of the Illinois Chapter. Jim along with other Illinois Chapter members travel all over the Midwest promoting the BTH program & have raced at events like the World Series of Drag Racing. Jim has traveled over 60,000 miles in the last 12 years attending BTH events as far away as Dallas, TX & Washington, D.C.

​Jim races a 1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme that he has owned since 1992. It is powered by a 436 ci Small Block Chevrolet engine making over 660 horsepower (naturally aspirated) & runs a Turbo 400 Transmission. It runs the 1/4 mile in the 10.60 sec range. Jim is NHRA licensed in ET. Jim is sponsored by Heartbreak Towing, P.E.R. Race Engines, Gearstar Performance Transmissions, TRZ Motorsports & Amaliestore.com.

​Sponsorships are always welcomed & you can contact Jim by clicking his name above. 

Meet Our Board

Brad Thompson


Firefighter - 27 years

Lester Smith



Firefighter - 24 years

Gary Fitzgerald



Police Officer - 18 years

Racing for Education

© BEAT THE HEAT, INC 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, 2019
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