Drivers who were not chosen in the PINKS™ All Out at Route 66 Raceway® random drawing have one more chance to get lucky. And in true drag racing style, where everything is up to chance, there’s one more surprise left for those who show up.

The remaining spots will be filled during a Qualifying Race at Route 66 Raceway’s quarter-mile drag strip on Sunday, May 16, beginning at 9 a.m. They will round out the field for this episode of PINKS All Out, which will premier on SPEED later this year. Racers will compete in certain categories according to the type of car they bring.

“The excitement surrounding our PINKS All Out event continues to grow,” said Craig Rust, president of Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway. “We already have 425 drivers locked in and ready to battle it out next month. With only 75 spots remaining, drivers are going to do whatever it takes during Sunday’s Qualifying Race to secure their place in the show, which should make for a very entertaining day of drag racing.”

In addition to the Quick 8 – the category for the quickest cars on the property – and the other standard categories of qualifying, Route 66 Raceway decided to give away five very special entries that, until today, had not been released.

These include the:

“You’re an Animal!” Award (best burnout) – Will be determined by legendary drag racer and Lacon, Ill., native “Animal” Jim Feurer, who won the first official IHRA Top Sportsman Quick 8 and was recently named one of the top 20 Pro Modified drivers of all time.

“Shirley Quick” Award (quickest female) - In honor of Shirley Shahan, who in 1966 became the first woman to win an NHRA event.

“The Professor” Award (oldest driver) – In honor of Warren Johnson, the winningest Pro Stock driver in NHRA history.

“Rookie Stripe” Award (youngest driver).

“Golden Gas Tank” Award (farthest distance traveled to the race).

For more information about PINKS All Out at Route 66 Raceway or to purchase tickets to this event, please call (888) 629-7223 (RACE). Fans can also purchase tickets in person at our office, 500 Speedway Blvd., Joliet, IL 60433.

Route 66 is an NHRA-affiliated track. All racing and technical inspections will be implemented under NHRA rules and regulations, which can be found in the official NHRA Rulebook. We would like to remind you that PINKS All Out is a television show first – not a drag racing contest.

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