NHRA Nitro School

NHRA Nitro School


Nitro School in Nitro Alley, featuring Alan Reinhart, debuts during NHRA Nationals, July 9-12

Joliet, Ill. – July 1, 2015 – As seasoned drag racing fans know, viewing your first 10,000 horsepower pass as a spectator at an NHRA Nationals event is unforgettable. In order to enhance that experience, Route 66 Raceway and the NHRA are debuting “Nitro School in Nitro Alley” for rookie fans, featuring the voice of the NHRA, Alan Reinhart, along with Top Fuel driver and Illinois native, TJ Zizzo

This nitro rookie school is designed to educate first-time fans on what they’re experiencing at the races, from engine teardowns, to the sensations of nitromethane-powered dragsters, to the physical impact of going zero to 320 mph. Reinhart and Zizzo, who will be speaking to fans moments after making qualifying runs, will provide commentary between nitro sessions on both Friday and Saturday, beginning at 3 p.m. each day adjacent to TJ Zizzo’s pit in Nitro Alley.

Once a year, the biggest stars in drag racing roar down the drag strip at the Route 66 Raceway Nationals while reaching speeds of over 300 MPH. The NHRA is world-renowned for the access at its races, where every ticket serves as a pit pass. That means in addition to viewing races from the grandstands, race fans can also stand within feet of the crew chiefs to smell the nitro as they rebuild engines, or get an up-close look at their favorite driver for some autographs.

The Route 66 NHRA Nationals officially kicks off on Thursday, July 9th with Nitro Night in Downtown Joliet. Nitro Night is an exhilarating event that will give you the chance to meet NHRA drivers, enjoy vendors, hot food, live music by Soul Motion, and ice-cold beverages. The event is free of charge, and takes place on Chicago Street in Downtown Joliet from 5:00-10:00 p.m.

To purchase tickets to the Route 66 NHRA Nationals, visit us online at www.Route66Raceway.com, call 888-629-RACE, download the Route 66  Raceway mobile app,  visit the Route 66 Raceway Administrative office Monday-Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm or stop by box office the day of the event.

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