UNITED ASSOCIATION ROUTE 66 NHRA NATIONALS – Event Info

WHAT: 12th annual United Association Route 66 NHRA Nationals, the 10th of 24 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in four categories — Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle — earn points leading to 2009 NHRA Full Throttle 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 4-7.

SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY, June 4 – Sportsman qualifying begins at 9 a.m.
FRIDAY, June 5 – Sportsman qualifying and eliminations begin at 8 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, June 6 – Sportsman eliminations begin at 8 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at noon and 3:00 p.m.
JEG’S ALLSTARS ELIMINATION ROUNDS at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 5 p.m.

SUNDAY, June 7 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10:30 a.m.
FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, June 6, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 10:30 p.m(ET).
Sunday June 7, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will air NHRA Race Day at 11 a.m. (ET).
Sunday, June 7, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD will televise two hours of eliminations at 4 p.m. (ET).

SATELLITE:
Friday, June 5, 10:30 – 11 p.m. (ET), AMC 15 / Transponder 3K (11760 MHz, vertical)
Saturday, June 6 , 7:30 – 8 p.m. (ET), AMC 15 / Transponder 3K (11760 MHz, vertical)
Sunday, June 7, 730 – 8 p.m. (ET), AMC 15 / Transponder 11K (11760 MHz, vertical)
Video news release contains race action highlights each day and winners’ interviews on Sunday.

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