Joliet downtown Nitro Nite is this Thursday

7/5/2016, 2:01 p.m.
Head to Joliet this Thursday for Nitro Nite, an evening of food, cars, and fun in the heart of the ...
Joliet City Center Partnership is one of the sponsors of Nitro Nite. Joliet City Center Partnership

Joliet City Center Partnership will be hosting its third annual ‘Nitro Nite’ this Thursday, July 7 from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Chicago Street in Downtown Joliet.

Sponsors for the event include John Bays and Hawk Joliet as well as contributing sponsors Route 66 Raceway, Miller Brewing Co., Interstate Battery, Rendel’s, Window World of Joliet, Physicians Immediate Care, Pro Town Properties, Midland States Bank and Milano Bakery.

“Downtown Joliet's Nitro Nite is an exhilarating event that provides Downtown Joliet with the opportunity to tap into thousands of NHRA fans visiting Joliet's Route 66 Raceway for the NHRA Route 66 Nationals which are held from July 7-10.”

Fans will get the chance to visit with NHRA drivers, enjoy vendors, a racing simulator, hot food, cold beverages and live music performed by Soul Motion and No Exscape.

NHRA drivers scheduled to appear at this time include:

• TJ Zizzo

• Jack Beckman

• Jeg Coughlin

• Allen Johnson

• Steve Johnson

• Melissa Surber

• Michael Ray

• Chip Ellis.

Nitro Nite is a free downtown event. Event goers may also purchase tickets for the VIP area access for $10 at the gate. VIP tickets provide access to the VIP tent, sponsored by Route 66 Raceway, 2 free drinks, premium stage viewing, and a commemorative Nitro Nite cup (while supplies last). Children 12 and under may enter the VIP area for free when accompanied by an adult.

Classic car owners are welcome and encouraged to join in on the fun!

Spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. The classic car lineup will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on the corner of Ottawa and Clinton Streets.