Manzo, Reichert Headline Burndown at Sundown! Top Alcohol Line Up of Nearly 30 Pre-Event Entries
No two names strike more fear into the hearts of the Top Alcohol Funny Car and Top Alcohol Dragster pits than Frank Manzo and Bill Reichert – both of whom are pre-entered in this weekend’s Burndown at Sundown! The Top Alcohol categories will race twice on Saturday, June 9, at 3:00 & 8:00 PM.
Frank Manzo is the defending and 15x Top Alcohol Funny Car NHRA National Champion – matching John Force in terms of National Championships. Manzo also lays claim to 96 NHRA National Event wins and 21 NHRA Division Championships. When the Morganville, N.J., native makes his way to Route 66 Raceway this weekend, he will be one to look out for.
Five consecutive NHRA National Championships in Top Alcohol Dragster have put Bill Reichert on the top of his game. Reichert, driver of the Rislone sponsored Nitro Injected Dragster swept Route 66 Raceway in 2012 winning both the Burndown at Sundown! and O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals. Despite his victorious efforts at Route 66 Raceway, Reichert came up short in his bout for a sixth consecutive championship and now carries an unfamiliar No. 2 on his car, representative of his second place finish in 2011. Be assured that Reichert will be hungry to reclaim his championship status.
A star studded pre-event entry list of nearly 30 drivers promises to deliver plenty of excitement and drama during the Burndown at Sundown! 16 Top Alcohol Dragsters and 13 Top Alcohol Funny Cars will do battle on Saturday night during final qualifying. NHRA Drag Racing is a go-fast or go-home sport and with qualifying fields of eight cars in both Top Alcohol classes, there will be zero room for error as drivers play the “bump” game under the optimal Saturday night conditions.
Tickets are still available for this weekend’s Burndown at Sundown! on Saturday, June 9. Call 888-629-RACE (7223) or CLICK HERE. Tickets will also be available at the Gate 11 off Route 53 (Historic Route 66). Save time at the ticket booth by pre-purchasing your tickets and printing them off at home. Gates open at 7:00 AM with racing beginning at 8:00 AM. Top Alcohol takes to the track at 3:00 & 8:00 PM with the fan favorite Burndown at Sundown! at 5:00 & 9:00 PM.
- Memorial Service for John C. Scannell
- THE FOUR SEASONS HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING BURNDOWN AT SUNDOWN! RETURNS TO ROUTE 66 RACEWAY IN 2014 – SATURDAY, JUNE 7
- THE O’REILLY AUTO PARTS ROUTE 66 NHRA NATIONALS RETURN TO ROUTE 66 RACEWAY IN 2014 – JUNE 26-29
- This Weekend at Route 66 Raceway: Test and Tune, Junior Drag Final and Team Demo
- Ken and Chiyo Hirata Named Honorary Legends for the Hollywood Casino Joliet Route 66 Classic