May '18

Route 66 NHRA Nationals

632 feet


THURSDAY - may 31, 2018

Central Time

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
NHRA Guided Walking Tour - Starts at the Mello Yello Display 4:15 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



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

Jegs Allstars - Round 2

1:45 PM

Autograph Session at the Mello Yello Display 2:00 PM
NHRA Guided Walking Tour - Starts at the Mello Yello Display 2:15 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



SUNDAY - june 3, 2018


Midway Opens 9:00 AM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 1

9:00 AM

SealMaster Track Walk 9:30 AM

Pre-Race Ceremonies

9:45 AM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 1

11:00 AM

NHRA Guided Walking Tour - Starts at the Mello Yello Display After First Round of Nitro

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 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,; Joliet Visitors Bureau, 877-4-JOLIET (877-456-5438),