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Schumacher Will Join Wisconsin Race Fans Ahead of June

Joliet, Ill. – May 30, 2014 – Seven-Time Top Fuel world champion and driver of the U.S. Army dragster, Tony Schumacher, will visit Milwaukee on Tuesday, June 3, to greet and thank a portion of the massive delegation of Milwaukee fans that will make the trip to the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals, June 26-29.

In a uniquely Milwaukee event, Schumacher will host fans at the Old German Beer Hall (1009 N Old World 3rd St. Milwaukee, WI) featuring Usinger's famous sausage, from noon until 1:00 pm. In addition to a question-and-answer session and autograph signing, Tony will also participate with six lucky fans in a “brat relay.” Two teams of four contestants will attempt to consume a brat and beer stein filled with water faster than their counterparts, with the winning fans receiving a prize. To enter for a chance to compete with Tony, or to attend the event, sign up here. Space is limited, so RSVP as soon as possible to ensure entry.

Tickets to the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals, including new tailgating parking on the north side of the track, are on-sale now.  Every ticket is a pit pass, and fans can purchase tickets several ways; online at, by calling 888-629-RACE, through the Route 66  Raceway mobile app,  or by visiting the Route 66 Raceway Administrative office Monday-Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.

The NHRA Nationals begin with Dialed-in Thursday, where kids 12 and under are admitted for free. Friday Night on Fire, featuring the first night of qualifying for the stars of NHRA, is followed by a jet car finale and a newly added fireworks show for the whole family to enjoy. The following day, All-Star Saturday, features the JEGS Allstars, a competition reserved for 100 of the top ­Sportsman racers from the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series as they blaze down the track for a share of a $119,000 purse. John Force, Courtney Force, Antron Brown, hometown favorite Tony Schumacher, and company return to the track that evening for a second round of Top Fuel and Funny Car qualifying on Saturday night. The weekend wraps up with the crowning of new track champions on prestigious Championship Sunday, the weekend finale. Championship Sunday features an all-access experience for fans including a track walk, driver introductions and a Winner’s Circle celebration.


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