7th ANNUAL ROUTE 66 NHRA NATIONALS MAY 20-23 FACT SHEET

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WHAT:
The seventh annual NHRA Route 66 Nationals, the eighth of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional drivers compete in four categories earning points leading to 2004 NHRA POWERade championships.

Sportsman competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2004 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series championships.

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

WHEN:
Thursday through Sunday, May 20-23.

PURSE:
Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.8 million.

SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY, May 20 -- Sportsman qualifying and time trials, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

FRIDAY, May 21 -- Sportsman qualifying and eliminations, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 4 and 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, May 22 -- Sportsman eliminations, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 12:15 and 3 p.m.
KING DEMON CROWN ELIMINATION ROUNDS at noon, 2:30 and 3:55 p.m.

SUNDAY, May 23 -- Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m. FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, May 22, ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 7 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, May 23, ESPN2 will televise three hours of eliminations at 7 p.m. (ET).

2003 EVENT WINNERS:
Tony Schumacher, Top Fuel; Whit Bazemore, Funny Car; Kurt Johnson, Pro Stock; Angelle Savoie, Pro Stock Bike.

ROUTE 66 RACEWAY TRACK RECORDS:
Top Fuel -- 4.428 seconds by Doug Kalitta, Sept. '03; 333.00 mph by Kalitta, Sept. '03
Funny Car -- 4.721 seconds by John Force, May '03; 329.18 mph by Gary Scelzi, Sept. '03
Pro Stock -- 6.722 seconds by Greg Anderson, Sept. '03; 205.07 mph by Anderson, Sept. '03
Pro Stock Bike -- 7.103 seconds by Angelle Savoie, June 2001; 191.19 mph by Matt Hines, June 2001

NATIONAL RECORDS
Top Fuel -- 4.441 sec. (Oct. '03, Reading, Pa.) by Tony Schumacher; 333.25 mph (Nov. '03, Pomona, Calif.) by Doug Kalitta
Funny Car -- 4.721 sec. (May '03, Joliet, Ill.) by John Force; 329.18 mph (Sept. '03, Joliet, Ill.) by Gary Scelzi
Pro Stock -- 6.670 sec., 207.18 mph (May '03, Englishtown, N.J.) by Greg Anderson
Pro Stock Bike -- 7.049 sec. (May '02, Englishtown, N.J.) by Angelle Savoie; 194.10 mph (May '01, Englishtown, N.J.) by Matt Hines

TICKETS:
For tickets, call (815) 727-RACE. Tickets also available at Ticketmaster, ticketmaster.com, and nhra.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass)
Thursday: Adult, $10; Junior (12 years and under), free
Friday: Adult, $35; Junior (12 years and under), $10
Saturday: Adult, $45; Junior (12 years and under), $10
Sunday: Adult, $55; Junior (12 years and under), $10

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass)
Friday: Adult, $45; Junior (12 years and under), $15
Saturday: Adult, $55; Junior (6-12 years), $15
Sunday: Adult, $65; Junior (12 years and under), $15

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