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May '18
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JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals

ELEVATION
632 feet

Schedule

THURSDAY - may 31, 2018

Full Racing Schedule

Sportsman Qualifying

9:00 AM

 

 

FRIDAY - June 1, 2018

 

Top Alcohol Qualifying Sessions (2)

11:45 AM & 4:00 PM

Midway Opens 1:30 PM
Toyota Autograph Session - at the Toyota Midway Display 3:30 PM
Pro Stock Motorcycle Autograph Session - At the NHRA Midway Display 3:45 PM
Don Garlits, Barry Dyer, Larry Reyes, Kenny Youngblood, and Ron Colson at the 20th Anniversary Display 4:00 PM
NHRA Guided Walking Tour - Starts at the Mello Yello Display 4:15 PM
NHRA Members Only Q & A with Leah Pritchett - At the NHRA Midway Display
*Not a Member? Learn how to become a member at the NHRA Midway Display!
Before Q1 - Around 5:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

5:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

6:00 PM

First Round Follow-Up After Q1

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

7:45 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

8:30 PM

Jet Cars will end the evening featuring the "Hot Blade" Jet Dragster presented by Pro Jet Motorsports & "Fifty Caliber" Jet Dragster presented by Team Heat After Q2

 

 

SATURDAY - June 2, 2018

 

Jegs Allstars Introductions

11:15 AM

Midway Opens 11:45 AM

Jegs Allstars - Round 1

12:00 PM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session

1:15 PM

Nitro School - Hosted by Jim Oberhoffer and Alan Reinhart 1:15 PM
Toyota Autograph Session - at the Toyota Midway Display 1:30 PM

Jegs Allstars - Round 2

1:45 PM

Autograph Session at the Mello Yello Display 
*Featuring Jonnie Lindberg, TJ Zizzo, Deric Kramer, Scott Pollacheck, Don Garlits & Jeg Coughlin Sr.*
2:00 PM
NHRA Guided Walking Tour - Starts at the Mello Yello Display 2:15 PM

 Papa John's Charity Challenge Race against Antron Brown

2:40 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

2:45 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

3:30 PM

NHRA Members Only Q & A with Don Garlits & Erica Enders - At the NHRA Midway Display
*Not a Member? Learn how to become a member at the NHRA Midway Display!

After Q3

Jegs Allstars - Finals

 

Papa John's Charity Challenge Race against Leah Pritchett

 

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

5:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

6:00 PM

20th Anniversary NHRA Renewal Party - Performance by the Blooze Brothers

After Q4

 

 

SUNDAY - june 3, 2018

 

Midway Opens 9:00 AM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 1

9:00 AM

 NHRA Guided Walking Tour - Starts at the Mello Yello Display 9:15 AM
SealMaster Track Walk with Jeg Coughlin Sr. and Don Garlits 9:45 AM

Pre-Race Ceremonies

10:00 AM

All Legends Q & A at the 20th Anniversary Display 10:00 AM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 1

11:00 AM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 1

12:00 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 2

12:30 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 2

1:00 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2

1:30 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Semi-Finals

1:45 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:20 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:30 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Finals

2:55 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals

3:40 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Finals

3:45 PM

Winner's Circle

On the Starting Line

Youth and Education

The NHRA Youth and Education Services (YES) Program presented by the U.S. Army was founded in 1989. It is the only full-time education program in motorsports that provides quality programs and activities for schools and youth organizations nationwide. Not only is the YES Program FREE, it focuses on the importance of goals and continued education, while allowing students to learn about and explore various career opportunities. The program will show students how S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is applied to both, real world situations and NHRA Drag Racing, which they will have the opportunity to see live at the track. For more information, check the Y.E.S Program below. 

YES Program

Entry List

TV Schedule

*ALL START TIMES ARE IN EASTERN TIME AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.*

All Qualifying Shows are 1-hour and Finals are 3-hours in duration unless otherwise noted

 

Route 66 Nationals

 

 

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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!

2017 Event Winners

Top Fuel: Steve Torrence

Funny Car: Ron Capps

Pro Stock: Drew Skillman

Pro Stock Motorcycle: LE Tonglet


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

First Responders

Throughout the 2018 season, the NHRA will pay tribute to the legion of first responders, the heroes who are among the first people to arrive and assist at the scene of an emergency.

 

NHRA Salutes First Responders will honor medical professionals, law-enforcement officers, firefighters, members of the armed forces, and a number of other professions charged with the safety and well-being of the public, much like the Safety Safari is charged with the safety and well-being of the racing community.

 

As part of the tribute, first responders will be eligible for discounted tickets to the JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals through SheerID. Click here to purchase. 

   

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