Top 10 Reasons to Attend Our NHRA Weekend
#10. Jeg's All-Stars
Sportsman drag racing's elite converge on Route 66 Raceway from all corners of the United States to do battle in the prestigious Jeg's All-Stars race on Saturday, June 29. >>Buy Tickets
#9. Drag Racing's Biggest Stars in Chicagoland's Fastest Race
The sport's biggest names will battle side-by-side at over 300 MPH over the course of three days! World Champions including John Force and Tony Schumacher square off against drag racing's upcoming stars including Courtney Force and Erica Enders.
#8. Stadium of Drag Racing
Take in the excitement and festivities in a state-of-the-art facility. Route 66 Raceway's signature stadium
seating provides each fan a comfortable view of the dragstrip, within 500' of the starting line. Fan friendly ammenities and a refreshened racing surface make this a top tier venue.
#7. Free Kids Admission on Thursday!
Bringing your little race fan along for all the fun of NHRA? Kids admission is free on Thursday, June 27 during our NHRA weekend!
#6. Midseason Showdown
Race teams begin to find their stride and dial-in their setups in their quest for the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Championship. Route 66 Raceway marks the near midpoint of the season, leaving little room for error for drivers with hope of making the Countdown to the Championship.
#5. Every Ticket is a Pit Pass
You heard right - EVERY TICKET IS A PIT PASS! NHRA Drag Racing offers unrivaled fan-driver interaction and accessibility. Walk the pits, watch the teams service the car, collect autographs and meet your favorite drivers.
#4. Friday Night on Fire
Nothing breathes fire like a jet car - or a pair of jet cars! Friday Night on Fire concludes with a jet car finale, capping off night one of Two Nights of Nitro - as the Top Fuel and Funny Car teams take to the track twice on Friday Night.
#3. All-Star Saturday
Celebrate Route 66 Raceway's 15th Anniversary Season during All-Star Saturday of the O'Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries.
#2. Two Nights of Nitro
As already indicated, Two Nights of Nitro returns for the second straight year! That's nitro qualifying on both Friday AND Saturday night. Nothing beats the amplied cackle of a nitro car like seeing the blazing header flames, illuminated Christmas Tree, photographer flash bulbs and glaring shift lights!
#1. Championship Sunday
The weekend culminates in the most prestigious and competitive day yet. Race fans have begun their days with pre-race access and closed the afternoon with winner's circle access. It's crunch time and every driver wants to hoist the Wally after final eliminations! >>Buy Tickets