Joliet: Pre-event notes, schedule

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....

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).

2009 EVENT

WINNERS: Spencer Massey, Top Fuel; Tony Pedregon, Funny Car; Jeg Coughlin, Pro Stock; Matt Guidera, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

TICKETS: For tickets, call (888) 629-RACE (7223). Tickets also available at Ticketmaster and ticketmaster.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) -- Thursday: Adult, $13; Junior (12 years and under), free. Friday: Adult, $41; Junior (12 years and under), $11. Saturday: Adult, $48; Junior (12 years and under), $11. Sunday: Adult, $56; Junior (12 years and under), $11

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) -- Friday: Adult, $51; Junior (12 years and under), $16. Saturday: Adult, $58; Junior (12 years and under), $16. Sunday: Adult, $66; Junior (12 years and under), $16.

-source: nhra

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Drivers Tony Pedregon , Matt Guidera , Spencer Massey