UNITED ASSOCIATION ROUTE 66 NHRA NATIONALS PRESENTED BY MILLER WELDERS FACT SHEET
WHAT: 13th annual United Association Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Miller Welders, the 10th of 23 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 2010 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 3-6
SCHEDULE: THURSDAY, June 3 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying at 9 a.m.
FRIDAY, June 4 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying at 7:30 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at noon and 2:45 p.m.
SATURDAY, June 5 – LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations begin at 8 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
JEGS ALLSTARS ELIMINATION ROUNDS at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 5 p.m.
SUNDAY, June 6 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10:30 a.m.
FULL THROTTLE SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.
TELEVISION: Saturday, June 5, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 11 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, June 6, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise NHRA Race Day, a 30-minute news magazine show, at 10 a.m. (ET).
Sunday, June 6 , ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of coverage starting at 4 p.m. (ET).
SATELLITE: Friday, June 4, 8:30 – 9 p.m. (ET), AMC 9 / Transponder 5K (11800 MHz, horizontal; Data Rate: 18.295441161 Mbp; Symbol Rate: 13.235 Ms; FEC: ¾; Bandwidth: 18 Mhz)
(Digital SD feed) Saturday, June 5 , 7:30 – 8p.m. (ET), AMC 9 / Transponder 5K (11800 MHz, horizontal; Data Rate: 18.295441161 Mbp; Symbol Rate: 13.235 Ms; FEC: ¾; Bandwidth: 18 Mhz)
Sunday, June 6, 7:30 – 8 p.m. (ET), AMC 9 / Transponder 5K (11800 MHz, horizontal; Data Rate: 18.295441161 Mbp; Symbol Rate: 13.235 Ms; FEC: ¾; Bandwidth: 18 Mhz)
Video news release contains race action highlights each day and winners’ interviews on Sunday.
2009 EVENT
WINNERS: Spencer Massey, Top Fuel; Tony Pedregon, Funny Car; Jeg Coughlin, Pro Stock; Matt Guidera, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

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