Six Months of Drag Racing at Route 66 Raceway
Route 66 NHRA Nationals
02.6.20

JOLIET, Ill. (February 6, 2020) — Route 66 Raceway, the First True Stadium of Drag Racing, today announced its 2020 Race your Ride Presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts and Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series schedules.

 

The Race Your Ride Presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts events begin Saturday, April 11 and conclude on Friday, September 25. Race Your Ride gives aspiring racers and casual fans a chance to take on the same track as the stars of the NHRA.

 

The eight round Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series begins on Sunday, April 19 and the season concludes Sunday, August 23 with the crowning of the class champions. Route 66 Raceway is a member of NHRA Division 3 – the North Central Division – and hosts the Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series, where local racers from all different backgrounds, and with varying types of vehicles, can compete for wins and championships.

 

Bracket racing allows drivers in many types of vehicles, including dragsters, roadsters, sedans, and coupes, to compete on an equal basis against each other. In addition to four categories of competition – Super Pro, Pro ET, Sportsman, High School – for cars, a motorcycle category, Pro Bike, is featured.

 

Earlier this year the 2020 Route 66 Raceway major events schedule was announced, including the Route 66 NHRA Nationals (July 9 – 12), the Four Seasons Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing Burndown at Sundown (May 30), the D’Arcy Buick GMC Route 66 Classic (August 15) and the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing (July 30 – August 2).

 

In 2020, Route 66 Raceway will host four Jr. Dragster races in conjunction with the Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series. In addition a fifth Jr. Dragster race will be held in conjunction with the D’Arcy Buick GMC Route 66 Classic

 

2020 Race Your Ride Presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts Schedule

Sat. April 11 Race Your Ride presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Sat. April 18 Race Your Ride presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Sat. April 25 Race Your Ride presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Sat. May 9 Race Your Ride presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Sat. May 16 Race Your Ride presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Fri. June 5 Race Your Ride presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Fri. June 12 Race Your Ride presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Fri. June 26 Race Your Ride presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Fri. July 17 Race Your Ride presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Fri. Aug 7 Race Your Ride presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Fri. Aug. 21 Race Your Ride presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Fri. Aug. 28 Race Your Ride presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Fri. Sept. 25 Race Your Ride presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts

 

2020 Rocket Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series Schedule

Sun. April 19 ET Bracket Series Race

Sun. April 26 ET Bracket Series Race

Sat. June 6 ET Bracket Series Race

Sat. June 13 ET Bracket Series Race and Jr Dragsters

Sun. June 28 ET Bracket Series Race and Jr Dragsters

Sat. July 18 ET Bracket Series Race and Jr Dragsters

Sun. Aug. 16 ET Bracket Series Race and Jr Dragsters

Sun. Aug. 23 ET Bracket Series Race

 

2020 Route 66 Raceway Major Events Schedule

May 17                         Import Face-Off

May 29 - 31                   NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Race Series

May 30                         Four Seasons Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing Burndown at Sundown

July 9 - 12                     Route 66 NHRA Nationals

July 30 - Aug 2              NMRA/NMCA Superbowl of Street Legal Drag Racing

August 15                     D’Arcy Buick GMC Route 66 Classic and Jr Dragsters        

September 11-12           Street Outlaws

 

These schedules are subject to change at any time, without notice at the discretion of Route 66 Raceway, its affiliates and partners.

 

To purchase tickets to the NHRA Route 66 Nationals, or any of the other 2020 Route 66 Raceway events, visit us online at www.Route66Raceway.com or call 888-629-RACE.

 

To purchase tickets to the Dirt Oval at Route 66 and for more information, visit them online at https://www.dirtoval66.com/.

 

For more information on Route 66 Raceway, stay connected on Twitter and Facebook or by visiting Route66Raceway.com.

 

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About Chicagoland Speedway & Route 66 Raceway
Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway – Illinois’ largest sporting facility – is located in Joliet, Ill., approximately 30 miles south of downtown Chicago on Old Historic Route 66. The multi-purpose sports and entertainment complex annually hosts a broad array of programming encompassing more than 100 events, including major motorsports entertainment, endurance events, musical concerts and festivals, corporate training seminars, industry trade shows, and much more.

 

Chicagoland Speedway, a 1.5 mile paved oval, hosts racing events of the major U.S. racing series, and currently conducts races in all three NASCAR national series, including the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and the NASCAR Cup Series. Route 66 Raceway, a multimillion-dollar complex that includes a ¼ mile stadium-style drag strip and a ½ mile dirt oval track, round out the 1000-acre racing facility.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Chicagoland Speedway & Route 66 Raceway

Denny Hartwig: (815) 722-4180

dhartwig@chicagolandspeedway.com

 

Ben Hendricks: (815) 722-4166

bhendricks@chicagolandspeedway.com

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