NHRA FEDERAL-MOGUL DRAG RACING SERIES KICKS OFF ROUTE 66 RACEWAY 2001 SEASON

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Route 66 Raceway will launch its 2001 season with the NHRA Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series April 27-29. Route 66 Raceway if the sister track of Chicagoland Speedway. Weather forecasts promise a sunny weekend in the 60?s and 70?s. Route 66 Raceway will heat up Joliet for a weekend of flame-throwing, ground-pounding, jet cars and the stars of the NHRA Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series. Bobby Martin, Dave Hirata and Scott Fitzgibbons along with nearly 700 other competitors will battle it out on opening day. Highlighting the Saturday, April 27th events is the 1st Annual Local 701 and Route 66 Raceway Pit Crew Contest beginning during the Chi-Town Showdown at 2:30 pm. Local technical school students will try their hand at completely tearing down an engine, then rebuilding it to perfection?in 60 minutes or less. See the future of racing with your own eyes as aspiring Chicago-Metropolitan area students show their stuff. Don?t miss the Jet Funny Cars, Jet Dragsters and exhibition acts. The first event of the Route 66 Raceway season will be exhilarating as the bleachers shake and the sheer volume of the engines blow you away. Gates open each day at 7 am. Friday time trials begin at 10am with qualifying starting at 4pm. Saturday trials begin at 8am, Dragster qualifying starts at1 pm, Pit Crew Contest starts at 2:30 pm, and Funny Car qualifying begins at 4pm. Jet car performances begin at 7pm on Saturday. Sunday?s itinerary includes eliminations at 8am, and dragster and funny car eliminations at 1pm. Tickets will be $15 for Friday, $18 for Saturday and $20 for Sunday. A two-day pass can be purchased for $30. Children under the age of twelve are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased through the Route 66 Raceway Box Office by calling (815)722-RACE Tickets can also be purchased through Ticketmaster at (312)559-1212, or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. For more information about this weekend?s events or other events at Route 66 Raceway, call (815)722-5500, or visit www.route66raceway.com.

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