WHAT: 11th annual Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 NHRA Nationals, the 10th of 24 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – earn points leading to 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series world championships.

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 the I-80 in Joliet. Take I-80 to exit #132A (Route 53 south) to the track.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, June 5-8.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.8 million.


SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, June 5 – Sportsman qualifying and time trials begin at 9 a.m.

FRIDAY, June 6 – Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 8 a.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, June 7 – Sportsman eliminations begin at 8 a.m. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at noon and 3:00 p.m. JEGS ALLSTARS ELIMINATION ROUNDS at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 5 p.m.

SUNDAY, June 8 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10:30 a.m. FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.


TELEVISION:

Saturday, June 7, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 5 p.m. (ET).

Sunday June 8, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will air NHRA Race Day at 11 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, June 8, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of eliminations at 5 p.m. (ET).



SATELLITE:

Friday, June 6, 10:30-11 p.m. (ET) – Horizons 2 / Transponder 12K (12160 MHz, horizontal)

Saturday, June 7, 7:30-8 p.m. (ET) – Horizons 2 / Transponder 12K (12160 MHz, horizontal)

Sunday, June 8, 7:30-8 p.m. (ET) – Horizons 2 / Transponder 12K (12160 MHz, horizontal)



2007 EVENT WINNERS: Larry Dixon, Top Fuel; Gary Scelzi, Funny Car;Jeg Coughlin, Pro Stock; Andrew Hines, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

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