THIS WEEKEND: Junior Dragsters, Team Demolition Derby - May 18 // ET Bracket Race - May 19
Saturday, May 18
Junior Dragster – Race 1
The NHRA Summit Junior Drag Racing League offers drivers ages 8-17 a chance to race half-scale dragsters on Route 66 Raceway’s dragstrip. Just like the “big cars,” Junior Dragster racers compete in round-by-round eliminations winner in the Junior Sportsman (8-10 years-old) and Junior Modified (10-17 years-old) categories. May 18th is the first in the five race series to crown track champions at season’s end.
Saturday, May 18
Team Demolition Derby – Round 1
A 40-year tradition in the Chicagoland area, Team Demolition Derby is now known the world over for its unique team format and hard hitting car crushing excitement. Reminiscent of roller derby, the first team to complete five laps is the winner. While it sounds easy, four opposing vehicles will stop at nothing to destroy the other team’s cars while they too try to accumulate five laps first. Eight teams compete two at a time over three rounds of competition. Each round eliminates a team from each pair, culminating with the final round between the two remaining teams to close the night.
Sunday, May 19
Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series – Race 3
Race three in “The Road to Indy” will be on Sunday, May 19. The Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Brackett Series offers drag racing competition to drag racers of all experience levels in classes that mirror those of the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Racing Series. Racers will compete over a nine race series to crown a champion and determine who represents Team Route 66 Raceway at the Summit NHRA ET Finals in Indianapolis at season’s end. Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, High School and Pro Bike classes are contested.