GET READY FOR 20TH ANNUAL NHRA ROUTE 66 NATIONALS JULY 6-9, 2017

The World's Premier Drag Racing Facility to throw a nitro-powered party like no other

Share:

Joliet, Ill. — The 20th Annual NHRA Route 66 Nationals will take place at Route 66 Raceway July 6-9, 2017  as the world’s greatest drag racers converge on the iconic dragstrip located just south of Chicago.

 

From the inaugural class winners in 1998, Kenny Bernstein (Top Fuel), White Bazemore (Funny Car), Mike Thomas (Pro Stock), Matt Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) and Larry Kopp (Pro Stock Truck), to the reigning champions from 2016, Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle), fans from the Midwest have been treated to the world’s fastest form of motorsports, featuring the 10,000 horsepower nitro-burning race cars.

 

“On the heels of last year’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Funny Car, we are excited to pay tribute to the rich history of racing at Route 66 Raceway as we showcase the 20th Annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals,” said Route 66 Raceway President Scott Paddock.

 

FS1’s robust, nationally-televised package has brought mainstream attention to the facility, which is regarded as the first true stadium of drag racing.

 

“Since the inception of Route 66 Raceway 20 years ago, it has been one of the premier events on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule,” said Peter Clifford, NHRA president. “The facility was one of the first to incorporate a venue with a true stadium design and the track is one both the fans and the competitors look forward to competing at each season.”

 

 

Fans in attendance will want to visit NHRA’s popular Nitro Alley and Manufacturers Midway, where sponsors and race vendors create a carnival atmosphere, with interactive displays, simulated competitions, merchandise, food and fun for the entire family. Pit access also grants unparalleled access to the race team’s feverish hustle to rebuild engines within an hour, and an up-close look at the driver-team interaction throughout the day.

 

  

 

The inaugural NHRA Route 66 Nationals Winner's Circle included: Mike Thomas (Pro Stock), Kenny Bernstein (Top Fuel), Whit Bazemore (Funny Car) and Matt Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle).

 

Included in our celebration, we'll have: 

  • We’re having a 20th annual NHRA Route 66 Nationals celebration you won’t want to miss!
  • Special guests from the past 20 years of drag racing including past NHRA Route 66 Nationals Champions!
  • Fantastic photo opportunities and experiences for the whole family.
  • New midway display for you to walk down memory lane and relive the history of NHRA at Route 66 Raceway
  • OFFICIAL On-Sale Date is February 23rd, 2017 – Mark those calendars!
  • BEST PRICING: Purchase on February 23rd during our ADVANCED period and SAVE BIG! before prices increase.

 


To purchase general-admission or reserved seats, call 888-629-RACE (7223) or 815-722-5500. Tickets also are available online at www.route66raceway.com. Kids 12 and under are free in general admission areas with a paid adult.

 

  

NHRA Route 66 Nationals Historic Results

2016

Top Fuel: Antron Brown, 3.777, 321.19 def. J.R. Todd, 3.798, 322.11

Funny Car: Jack Beckman, Dodge Charger, 3.955, 324.05 def. Ron Capps, Charger,  4.522, 194.74

Pro Stock: Greg Anderson, Chevy Camaro, 6.644, 209.01 def. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.667, 209.17

Pro Stock Motorcycle: Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.858, 194.91 def. Angelle Sampey, Buell, 6.893, 193.40 

 

2015

Top Fuel: Tony Schumacher, 3.844, 320.20 def. Larry Dixon, 3.932, 298.93.

Funny Car: Tommy Johnson Jr., Dodge Charger, 4.259, 245.27 def. Matt Hagan, Charger, 12.646, 73.08.

Pro Stock: Allen Johnson, Dodge Dart, 6.624, 209.88 def. Larry Morgan, Chevy Camaro, 6.667, 210.18.

Pro Stock Motorcycle: Hector Arana Jr, Buell, 6.918, 194.66 def. Matt Smith, Victory, 6.957, 190.24.

 

2014

Top Fuel: Antron Brown, 3.814, 317.34 def. Brittany Force, 3.850, 320.89.

Funny Car: Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 4.098, 310.48 def. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.147, 308.50.

Pro Stock: Vincent Nobile, Chevy Camaro, 6.655, 208.01 def. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.637, 209.26.

Pro Stock Motorcycle: Hector Arana Jr, Buell, 6.925, 193.93 def. Hector Arana, Buell, 6.946, 192.82.

 

2013

Top Fuel: Tony Schumacher, 3.930, 269.29 def. Clay Millican, 4.094, 171.77.

Funny Car: Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 4.065, 315.34 def. John Force, Ford Mustang, 4.113, 304.80.

Pro Stock: Jeg Coughlin, Dodge Avenger, 6.603, 209.85 def. Greg Anderson, Chevy Camaro, 11.680, 74.15.

Pro Stock Motorcycle: Michael Ray, Buell, 6.986, 191.29 def. Matt Smith, Buell, 6.992, 190.22.

 

2012

Top Fuel: Antron Brown, 3.784, 322.88 def. Steve Torrence, foul.

Funny Car: Jeff Arend, Toyota Camry, 4.131, 309.20 def. Courtney Force, Ford Mustang, 4.454, 272.67.

Pro Stock: Erica Enders, Chevy Cobalt, 6.627, 207.40 def. Greg Anderson, Chevy Camaro, 6.641, 208.36.

Pro Stock Motorcycle: Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.940, 192.69 def. LE Tonglet, Suzuki, foul.

 

2011

Top Fuel: Del Worsham, 3.978, 299.40 def. David Grubnic, 4.055, 294.50.

Funny Car: Mike Neff, Ford Mustang, 4.246, 293.22 def. Jeff Arend, Toyota Solara, 5.168, 186.54.

Pro Stock: Greg Anderson, Pontiac GXP, 6.670, 207.18 def. Erica Enders, Chevy Cobalt, 6.659, 206.89.

Pro Stock Motorcycle: LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 7.047, 188.46 def. Chip Ellis, Buell, 7.153, 185.49.

 

2010

Top Fuel: Larry Dixon, 3.773, 321.65 def. Tony Schumacher, 3.823, 323.12.

Funny Car: Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 4.035, 312.78 def. Robert Hight, Ford Mustang, 4.069, 311.92.

Pro Stock: Mike Edwards, Pontiac GXP, 6.594, 208.49 def. Jason Line, GXP, 6.599, 209.30.

Pro Stock Motorcycle: LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.935, 190.38 def. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.966, 186.46.

 

2009

Top Fuel: Spencer Massey, 3.856 seconds, 308.35 def. Antron Brown, 3.870 seconds, 301.54.

Funny Car: Tony Pedregon, Chevy Impala, 4.114, 303.78 def. Ashley Force Hood, Ford Mustang, 7.780, 87.91.

Pro Stock: Jeg Coughlin, Chevy Cobalt, 6.663, 207.30 def. Mike Edwards, Pontiac GXP, foul.

Pro Stock Motorcycle: Matt Guidera, Buell, 7.096, 181.79 def. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 7.189, 179.66.

 

2008

Top Fuel: Tony Schumacher, 4.499, 329.83 def. Rod Fuller, 5.259, 223.14.

Funny Car: Tony Pedregon, Chevy Impala, 4.818, 319.75 def. Scott Kalitta, Toyota Solara, 4.957, 308.92.

Pro Stock: Kurt Johnson, Chevy Cobalt, 6.733, 205.22 def. Jeg Coughlin, Cobalt, 19.755, 72.78.

Pro Stock Motorcycle: Chris Rivas, Buell, 7.051, 185.43 def. Craig Treble, Suzuki, 7.134, 185.38.

 

2007

Top Fuel: Larry Dixon, 4.579, 322.11 def. Rod Fuller, 9.155, 80.76.

Funny Car: Gary Scelzi, Dodge Charger, 4.838, 321.42 def. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.850, 318.39.

Pro Stock: Jeg Coughlin, Chevy Cobalt, 6.658, 207.37 def. Jason Line, Pontiac GTO, 6.656, 208.07.

Pro Stock Motorcycle: Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.959, 192.11 def. Matt Smith, Buell, 7.014, 187.18.

 

2006

Top Fuel: Doug Kalitta, 4.503, 330.23 def. Melanie Troxel, broke.

Funny Car: John Force, Ford Mustang, 4.930, 233.60 def. Robert Hight, Mustang, 4.890, 244.56.

Pro Stock: Kurt Johnson, Chevy Cobalt, 6.646, 207.46 def. Greg Anderson, Pontiac GTO, 6.641, 208.10.

Pro Stock Motorcycle: Ryan Schnitz, Buell, 7.064, 182.03 def. Matt Guidera, Buell, foul.

 

2005

Top Fuel: Scott Kalitta, 4.518, 330.15 def. Rod Fuller, 4.602, 323.58.

Funny Car: Gary Scelzi, Dodge Stratus, 4.740, 330.80 def. Eric Medlen, Ford Mustang, 4.805, 321.73.

Pro Stock: Jason Line, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.783, 203.09 def. Jeg Coughlin, Dodge Stratus, 6.800, 202.48.

Pro Stock Motorcycle: Chip Ellis, Buell, 7.203, 180.79 def. Geno Scali, Suzuki, 7.343, 179.30.

 

2004

Top Fuel: Doug Kalitta, 4.420, 328.22 def. Brandon Bernstein, broke.

Funny Car: John Force, Ford Mustang, 4.752, 325.30 def. Whit Bazemore, Dodge Stratus, 8.034, 115.06.

Pro Stock: Jason Line, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.840, 202.48 def. Greg Anderson, Grand Am, foul.

Pro Stock Motorcycle: Shawn Gann, Suzuki, 7.242, 185.26 def. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, foul.

 

2003

Top Fuel: Tony Schumacher, 4.530, 321.50 def. Larry Dixon, 4.615, 321.42.

Funny Car: Whit Bazemore, Dodge Stratus, 4.872, 319.67 def. Tommy Johnson Jr., Chevy Camaro 4.839, 316.97.

Pro Stock: Kurt Johnson, Chevy Cavalier 6.791, 203.40 def. Jeg Coughlin, Cavalier, 6.833, 201.91.

Pro Stock Motorcycle: Angelle Sampey, Suzuki, 7.123, 187.16 def. Reggie Showers, Suzuki 7.238, 184.30.

 

2002

Top Fuel: Larry Dixon, 4.580, 319.37 def. Kenny Bernstein, 4.620, 317.72.

Funny Car: Del Worsham, Pontiac Firebird, 4.878, 312.21 def. Scotty Cannon, Firebird, 11.208, 78.21.

Pro Stock: Bruce Allen, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.888, 199.55 def. Tom Hammonds, Chevy Cavalier, 6.869, 199.61.

Pro Stock Motorcycle: Angelle Sampey, Suzuki, 7.139, 185.33 def. Antron Brown, Suzuki, 7.202, 183.72.

 

2001

Top Fuel: Kenny Bernstein, 4.546, 322.81 def. Gary Scelzi, 7.197, 109.25.

Funny Car: Del Worsham, Pontiac Firebird, 4.811, 314.39 def. John Force, Ford Mustang, 4.805, 321.19.

Pro Stock: Mike Edwards, Chevy Cavalier, 6.848, 200.23 def. Jim Yates, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.888, 200.11.

Pro Stock Motorcycle: Antron Brown, Suzuki, 7.180, 185.64 def. Angelle Sampey, Suzuki, foul.

Pro Stock Truck: Scott Perin, Chevy S-10, 8.117, 121.65 def. Greg Stanfield, S-10, foul.

 

2000

Top Fuel: Gary Scelzi, 4.642, 314.53 def. Larry Dixon, 4.702, 313.07.

Funny Car: John Force, Mustang, 4.842, 318.09 def. Jerry Toliver, Chevrolet Camaro, 4.934, 312.64.

Pro Stock: Ron Krisher, Firebird, 6.888, 199.43 def. Troy Coughlin, Oldsmobile Cutlass, 6.924, 197.36.

Pro Stock Motorcycle: Antron Brown, Suzuki, 7.217, 181.32 def. Craig Treble, Suzuki, 7.264, 182.21.

Pro Stock Truck: Bob Panella, S-10, 7.530, 177.42 def. Randy Daniels, S-10, 7.535, 178.87.

 

1999

Top Fuel: Mike Dunn, 4.702, 316.67 def. Kenny Bernstein, 11.542, 79.18.

Funny Car: Tim Wilkerson, Firebird, 5.970, 239.06 def. John Force, Mustang, 7.358, 178.87.

Pro Stock: Warren Johnson, Firebird, 6.987, 198.06 def Troy Coughlin, Cutlass, 7.110, 196.19.

Pro Stock Motorcycle: Matt Hines, Suzuki, 7.365, 182.75 def. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.530, 175.39.

Pro Stock Truck: Bob Panella, S-10, 7.670, 175.84 def. Dale Eaton, Dodge Dakota, 7.864, 173.01.

 

1998

Top Fuel: Kenny Bernstein, 5.586, 265.43 def. Gary Scelzi, no time, no speed.

Funny Car: Whit Bazemore, Mustang, 5.001, 297.42 def. Del Worsham, Firebird, 7.683, 113.47.

Pro Stock: Mike Thomas, Firebird, 7.024, 196.39 def. Warren Johnson, Firebird, 7.075, 194.80.

Pro Stock Motorcycle: Matt Hines, Suzuki GSX-R, 7.296, 184.02 def. Angelle Sampey, Suzuki, foul.

Pro Stock Truck: Larry Kopp, Chevrolet S-10, 7.772, 174.37 def. Bill Henderson, Dodge Dakota, 7.887, 171.55.

 

For more information on Route 66 Raceway, stay connected on Twitter and Facebook or by visiting www.route66raceway.com

Dirt Oval 2
RACE

© 2017 Route 66 Raceway

FacebookTwitterLinkedInDiggDeliciousNewsvineRedditStumbleTechnorati

ISC Track Sites