Antron Brown and Teammate Jack Beckman Will Headline the NHRA Supercharged Fan Experience at Route 66 Raceway


Joliet, Ill. – April 12, 2013 – The 2012 NHRA Top Fuel Dragster world champion, Antron Brown, will join teammate and winner of 15 NHRA professional titles and the 2012 NHRA Funny Car championship, Jack Beckman, for the NHRA Supercharged Fan Experience on Friday, June 28 at Route 66 Raceway.

Located in the north side of hospitality village from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, the Supercharged Fan Experience gives fans access to Brown and Beckman for a question-and-answer session and a dinner buffet including smoked brisket and pulled chicken, kettle chips, coleslaw, watermelon and two drink tickets for water and soda. A cash bar will be available. Admission to the Supercharged Fan Experience is $66, which does not include gate admission.

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After winning the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals in 2012, Brown went on to capture his first NHRA Top Fuel Dragster world championship. In doing so, Brown became the first African-American to win a major U.S. auto racing season championship. Brown is currently in second place in the Top Fuel points trailing teammate and Illinois native, Tony Schumacher.

Beckman won his championship in thrilling fashion on the final day of the 2012 season, defeating his teammate Ron Capps. “Fast Jack” was able to adapt to a new crew chief during the season, winning an event just two weeks after Todd Smith took over.

Tickets for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 Raceway NHRA Nationals start as low as $41 with a full-weekend of heart-pounding racing available for just $135. Every ticket is a pit pass, giving you a chance to meet drivers, see the cars up close and view interactive displays in “Nitro Alley.” With Two Nights of Nitro leading into Championship Sunday, there will be no shortage of action in the first true Stadium of Drag Racing. Visit our NHRA tickets page or call (888) 629-RACE today. 

The 2013 schedule of events at Route 66 Raceway is as follows:

Date                             Event  

May 18                         Team Demolition Derby #1 at the Dirt Oval

June 7-June 9                NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series      

June 8                          Four Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning Burndown at Sundown!

June 22                         Team Demolition Derby #2 at the Dirt Oval

June 27-30                    O'Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries

July 11-14                     Nitto NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing presented by Miller    Welders

July 19-20                     Traxxas TORC Series presented by Amsoil at the Dirt Oval

July 27                          Team Demolition Derby #3 at the Dirt Oval

August 17                     Hollywood Casino Joliet Route 66 Classic

August 24                     Team Demolition Derby #4 at the Dirt Oval

September 21               Downright Diesels

September 28               Team Demolition Derby #5 at the Dirt Oval

October 6                     Route 66 Raceway Swap Meet


For the complete 2013 Route 66 Raceway 15th Anniversary Schedule, including an opportunity to take your personal vehicle down the drag strip in a Test & Tune or Bracket Race, click here.

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