CRAFTSMAN 75TH ANNIVERSARY NHRA NATIONALS AT 66

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WHAT:
Route 66 Raceway will be the site of the second annual Craftsman 75th Anniversary NHRA Nationals, presented by Racing Champions, the 20th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in three categories earn points leading to 2002 NHRA POWERade championships.

- Dale Creasy Jr., a native of Lansing, Ill and an NHRA Top Fuel Funny Car driver, has steadily improved this season with major sponsorship backing from Sears Craftsman Tools. After struggling with shoe-string budgets since 1997, Creasy is having the best season of his career.

Sportsman competitors in seven categories earn points leading to 2002 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series championships.

WHERE:
Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, Ill. The track is located 30 miles southwest of Chicago on Route 53 (historic Route 66), approximately three miles south of I-80 in Joliet. Take I-80 to exit #132A (Route 53 south) to the track.

WHEN:
Thursday through Sunday, Sept 26-29, 2002

PURSE:
Cash and Contingency awards of more than $1.9 million

SCHEDULE:
Thursday, Sept 26 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Sportsman qualifying and time trials, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, Sept 27 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Sportsman qualifying and eliminations, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept 28 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Sportsman qualifying and time trials, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at noon and 3:30 p.m. JEG'S ALLSTAR COMPETITION at 11 a.m., 1:45 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Sunday, Sept 29 - Gates open at 7 a.m. Pre-Race Ceremonies, 10 a.m. FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, Sept. 28, ESPN2 will televise 90 minutes of qualifying highlights at 4 p.m. (ET)
Sunday, Sept. 29, ESPN2 will televise 150 minutes of eliminations at 8 p.m. (ET)

*TICKETS:
For tickets, call 815-727-RACE. Tickets are also available at route66raceway.com, Ticketmaster, ticketmaster.com, and nhra.com.
GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Thursday: Adult, $10; Junior (12 years and under), free
RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday; Adult, $45; Junior (12 years and under), $15. Saturday; Adult, $55; Junior (12 years and under), $15. Sunday: Adult, $65; Junior (12 years and under), $20.

*Go to Sears and make any Craftsman Purchase and receive a voucher good for $10 OFF regular priced tickets to the Craftsman 75th Anniversary NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet September 28 or 29, 2002. Offer ends in store 9/28/02; or when supplies are exhausted. Ticket offer good for tickets to the events on 9/28/02 or 9/29/02. Limit one voucher per transaction. Limit four (4) discount tickets per voucher. Tickets must be ordered by 9/26/02 to receive $10 off; voucher may be redeemed for $8 off tickets purchased at the gate on 9/28/02 or 9/29/02. See ticket voucher for redemption and purchase details. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted. - Sears, Roebuck & Co.

www.route66raceway.com

Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Blvd.
Joliet, IL 60433

Office: 815-722-5500

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