Route 66 Raceway Route 66 NHRA nationals May 31 - June 3

5/24/2018, noon
Thetimesweekly.com The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series returns to Route 66 Raceway as part of the iconic drag strip's ...

footprint between 3:15 and 3:45 p.m. At that time, fans can enter for a chance to

win a VIP NASCAR Camping World Truck Series package for the Overton's 225.

20th Anniversary Celebration Display

With the marking of its 20th anniversary, Route 66 Raceway will offer an

unprecedented level of content surrounding this milestone celebration including

appearances by drag racing legends "Big Daddy" Don Garlits, Illinois-natives Gary

Dyer and Ron Colson, and pioneer Funny Car driver Larry Reyes.

An expanded red carpet area will also grace the midway featuring the iconic Little

Red Wagon, the winner of the 1970 Winter Nationals, "The Hawaiian," a dual-engine top fuel dragster and a 50th anniversary replica Chi-Town Hustler. The tribute of

legends and vehicles will encourage fans to reflect on the special moments that

paved the way for Route 66 Raceway to flourish as it has and celebrate 20 years of

its own unique memories.

In addition, premiere motorsports artist Kenny Youngblood will be on-site at the

Route 66 Raceway display throughout the weekend personalizing unique prints for fans

to commemorate the track's 20th anniversary as well as some of the notable vehicles

featured on the red carpet. Fans can obtain a unique print from Youngblood during

the following dates and times:

Saturday, June 2

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 3

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Following the festivities on All-Star Saturday, "The Blooze Brothers," a Blues

Brothers tribute band, will perform on the north side of the grandstands. All fans

are welcome to attend, grab a drink and enjoy the familiar tunes of Sweet Home

Chicago, Everybody Needs Somebody and Jailhouse Rock.

Also, fans will not want to miss out on Championship Sunday as they can hear from

drag racing legends at the Route 66 Raceway 20th anniversary display at 9:00 a.m.,

walk the track at 9:30 and witness the Wally presentation to the Champions that


To purchase tickets to the NHRA Route 66 Nationals, or any of the other 2018 Route

66 Raceway events, visit us online at

www.Route66Raceway.comhttp://www.Route66Raceway.com, call 888-629-RACE, download

the Route 66 Raceway mobile app, visit the Route 66 Raceway Administrative office

or stop by the box office on the day of the event.

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A brief 2018 schedule at Route 66 Raceway is as follows:

May 31-June 3 JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals

July 14 Four Seasons Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing

Burndown at Sundown

July 26-29 13th Annual NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag


August 18 D'Arcy Buick GMC Route 66 Classic

A complete 2018 schedule at Route 66 Raceway can be found