WHAT: 20th annual Children of Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N, the 13th 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 2017 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, July 6-9
SCHEDULE: Thursday, July 6- LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying

FRIDAY, July 7- LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 5:15 and 7:45p.m.

SATURDAY, July 8- LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations 
MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 3:15 and 6 p.m.

SUNDAY, July 9- Pre-race ceremonies, 11 a.m. 
MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 12 p.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, July 8, FS1 will televise two hours of live qualifying coverage at 5 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, July 9, FS1 will televise three hours of live finals coverage at 3 p.m. (ET).

2016 EVENT WINNERS:   
Antron Brown, Top Fuel; Jack Beckman, Funny Car; Greg Anderson, Pro Stock, Andrew Hines, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

MOST VICTORIES:
Jeg Coughlin, 5, 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.

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