Joliet: Route 66 Nationals fact sheet

WHAT: The fifth annual Chicagoland Dodge Dealers NHRA Nationals, the 10th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2002 NHRA POWERade ...

WHAT: The fifth annual Chicagoland Dodge Dealers NHRA Nationals, the 10th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2002 NHRA POWERade championships.

Sportsman competitors in five categories earn points leading to 2002 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series 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, May 30-June 2.

PURSE: Cash and contingency awards of more than $1.9 million.

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, May 30
Gates open at 8 a.m.
Sportsman qualifying and time trials, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

FRIDAY, May 31
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Sportsman qualifying and eliminations, 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 4:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

SATURDAY, June 1
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Sportsman qualifying and time trials, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, June 2
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:
Saturday, June 1, ESPN2 will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 8:30 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, June 2 ESPN2 will televise 150 minutes of eliminations at 7:30 p.m. (ET).

SATELLITE:
Friday, May 31, 8:30-9 p.m. (ET) - Galaxy 11 (ku)/Transponder 16 (12018 MHz, vertical)

Saturday, June 1, 6:30-7 p.m. (ET) - Galaxy 11 (ku)/Transponder 15 (12003 MHz, horizontal)

Sunday, June 2, 7:30-8 p.m. (ET) - Galaxy 11 (ku)/Transponder 14 (11980 MHz, vertical)

Feeds include action with natural sound of Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle, plus interviews with qualifying leaders on Saturday and winners on Sunday.

2001 CHAMPIONS: Kenny Bernstein, Top Fuel; Del Worsham, Funny Car; Mik e Edwards, Pro Stock; Antron Brown, Pro Stock Motorcycl e

TICKETS: For tickets, call (815) 727-RACE. Tickets also available at Ticketmaster, ticketmaster.com, and nhra.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Thursday: Adult, $10; Junior (12 years and under), free.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $45; Junior (12 years and under), $15. Saturday: Adult, $55; Junior (6-12 years), $15. Sunday: Adult, $65; Junior (12 years and under), $20.

-nhra-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Antron Brown , Kenny Bernstein , Del Worsham