JOLIET, Ill. -
Thu, 23 May 2019, 12:28 PM
Route 66 NHRA Nationals Fact Sheet
Courtesy of NHRA Communications
The 22nd annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals, the ninth of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag
Racing Series season. Drivers in four categories - Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock
Motorcycle - earn points leading to 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships.
The NHRA Lucas Oil Series also will be featured at this event.
WHERE: Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, Ill. The track is located 30 miles southwest of Chicago on
Route 53 (historic Route 66), approximately three miles south of I-80 in Joliet. Take I-80 to exit
#132A (Route 53 south) to the track.
COURSE: Championship drag strip; Track elevation is 632 feet above sea level; Track
direction is west to east.
WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, May 30th - June 2nd
Thursday, May 30
LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
FRIDAY, May 31
LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 5:00 and 8:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, June 1
LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 2:45 and 5:15 p.m.
SUNDAY, June 2
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
Saturday, June 1, FS1 will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at 7 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, June 2, FS1 will televise three hours of finals coverage at 5:30 p.m. (ET).
2018 EVENT WINNERS: Clay Millican, Top Fuel; Robert Hight, Funny Car; Jeg Coughlin, Pro
Stock, Matt Smith, Pro Stock Motorcycle.
MOST VICTORIES: Jeg Coughlin, 6, PS; Tony Schumacher, 5, TF; Kenny Bernstein, 4, TF; Tony
Pedregon, 4, FC; Whit Bazemore, 3, FC; Antron Brown, 3, TF; Larry Dixon, 3, TF; John Force, 3, FC;
Matt Hagan, 3, FC; Doug Kalitta, 3, TF; Kurt Johnson, 3, PS; Jason Line, 3, PS; Del Worsham, 3, FC.
Top Fuel - 3.677 seconds by Steve Torrence, June '18; 333.58 mph by Torrence, June '18.
Funny Car - 3.851 seconds by Robert Hight, July '17; 334.73 mph by Hight, July '17
Pro Stock - 6.528 seconds by Drew Skillman, July '15; 211.83 mph by Greg Anderson, July '15.
PS Motorcycle - 6.784 seconds by Matt Smith, June '18; 200.89 mph by Hector Arana Jr., June
Top Fuel - 3.628 sec. by Clay Millican, Feb. '18, Pomona, Calif.; 336.57 mph by Tony
Schumacher, Feb. '18, Phoenix
Funny Car - 3.793 sec. by Robert Hight, Aug. '17, Brainerd; 339.87 mph by Robert Hight, July
'17, Sonoma, Calif.
Pro Stock - 6.455 sec. by Jason Line, March '15, Charlotte, N.C.; 215.55 mph by Erica
Enders, May '14, Englishtown N.J.
Pro Stock Motorcycle - 6.720 sec. by Andrew Hines, March '19, Gainesville, Fla.; 201.76 mph
by Matt Smith, March '19, Gainesville, Fla.
TICKETS: For tickets, call (888) 629-RACE (7223) or purchase online at www.Route66Raceway.com.
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