Jul '17
06-09

Route 66 NHRA Nationals

ELEVATION
632 feet
RADIO FREQ
88.3 FM
Event Info

Stadium-like Route 66 Raceway, which opened in 1998 just outside of the Windy City, has regularly been the site of astounding performances. The event hosts the JEGS Allstars, which pits the best NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series racers from across the country in individual and team competition.

As always, fans will have the opportunity to interact with their favorite drivers, as Every Ticket's a Pit Pass® at the most powerful and sensory-filled motorsports attraction on the planet! Get direct access to the teams, see firsthand as the highly-skilled mechanics service their hot rods between rounds, and get autographs from your favorite NHRA drivers.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the TICKETS button above or by calling 888-629-RACE (7223). Purchase early and save!


How to Get There: The track is approximately 30 miles southwest of Chicago on Route 53 (historic Route 66), three miles south of Interstate 80 in Joliet. From points north, take I-355 south to I-80 west to Route 53/Chicago Street (Exit 132) and proceed south to the track. From points south, take I-55 north to Arsenal Road, then proceed east to Route 53 north to the track. From points east and west, take I-80 to Exit 132 (Route 53) and follow Route 53 south to the track.

Visitor Information: Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 815-727-5371; Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau, 800-926-2262; Illinois Office of Tourism, www.enjoyillinois.com; Joliet Visitors Bureau, 877-4-JOLIET (877-456-5438), www.visitjoliet.org

Schedule
 

Full Racing Schedule

THURSDAY - July 6, 2017

 

Sportsman Qualifying

9:00 AM

 

 

FRIDAY - July 7, 2017

 

Midway Opens

1:30 PM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Sessions (2)

11:45 AM  & 4:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

5:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

6:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

7:45 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

8:30 PM

Jet Dragster

9:40 PM

Secure Track

9:45 PM

 

 

SATURDAY - July 8, 2017

 

Midway Opens

11:45 AM

Jegs Allstars Introductions

11:15 AM

Jegs Allstars - Round 1

12:00 PM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session

1:15 PM

Jegs Allstars - Round 2

2:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

3:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

4:00 PM

Jegs Allstars - Finals

5:15 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

6:00 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

6:45 PM

Jet Dragster

7:45 PM

Secure Track

8:00 PM

 

 

SUNDAY - July 9, 2017

 

Midway Opens

9:00 AM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 1

10:00 AM

Pre-Race Ceremonies

11:00 AM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 1

12:00 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 1

1:00 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 2

1:15 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 2

2:00 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2

2:30 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:45 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals

3:15 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals

3:33 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Finals

3:35 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals

4:30 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Finals

4:37 PM

Secure Event

4:50 PM

FAN EVENTS

Friday, July 7th:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 1:30 P.M. until the beginning of the second Nitro qualifying session.
Nitro Qualifying - Catch the action of two sessions of 300 MPH Nitro qualifying - 6:00 P.M. & 8:30 P.M.

First Round Follow Up – Meet announcer Brian Lohnes in the Pits after first round to get the scoop on the hottest story from Round 1.

Saturday, July 8th:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 11:45 A.M. until the beginning of the fourth Nitro qualifying session.
Nitro Qualifying - Catch the action of two sessions of 10,000 horsepower Nitro Qualifying, the pro drivers last chance to make it into the top 16 for Race Day - 4:00 P.M. & 6:45 P.M.

Nitro School – Come join Alan Reinhart and T.J. Zizzo at the NHRA Midway Display and get schooled on all your Nitro knowledge - 1:15 P.M.
Mello Yello Autograph Session -  At the Mello Yello display featuring your favorite NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racers - 1:45 P.M.

Sunday, July 9th: 
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 9:00 A.M. until the beginning of the third round of Nitro eliminations. 
Sealmaster Trackwalk - Join us in walking the track at Route 66 Raceway with a few of our special guests

Race Day Review -  Get the inside scoop with Alan Reinhart as he runs down the top stories of the weekend before Pre-Race Ceremonies - 10:00 A.M.
Pre-Race Ceremonies - Make sure you stick around the Mello Yello FanZone after the trackwalk for our driver introductions.
Race Day - The top 16 qualifiers in each class battle it out head to head for the Wally.
Winners Circle - Stick around after racing is completed as we crown our Mello Yello event champions. Winners Circle will be held at the starting line or in the staging lanes. 

ALL WEEKEND - Come by our NEW NHRA Midway Display for your chance to win prizes, receive event information and renew your NHRA Membership. If you are already an NHRA Member come hang out in our NEW NHRA Member Hospitality Area.

TV Schedule
Date Round Time Channel Airing
Friday, July 7, 2017 QUALIFYING TBD FS1 DELAYED
Saturday, July 8, 2017 QUALIFYING TBD FS1 DELAYED
Sunday, July 9, 2017 FINAL 02:00 PM FS1 LIVE
Entry List