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JOLIET, IL – Gear up for one of Route 66 Raceway’s most explosive events and the NHRA North Central Division, July 13-15. Saturday’s Burndown at Sundown lights up the night with 250-mph Dragsters and Funny Cars, Jet Cars, Wheel Standers and Freestyle Motorcycles.

The event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division’s Oakley Motorsports Top Dragster and Top Sportsman Series will also run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at Route 66 Raceway open at 7 a.m. each day. Qualifying and time trials start at 9 a.m. Friday and continue Saturday at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Comp and Top Sportsman qualify Friday at 3:00 and 5:30 p.m. and Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify Friday at 4:30 p.m. and Saturday at 5:15 and 8 p.m.  Sportsman Eliminations continue Sunday at 9 a.m. with Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car running eliminations at noon.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Route 66 Raceway are $16 Friday, $20 Saturday and Sunday. Children 12 and under are $5 each day. Route 66 Raceway is located at 3200 S. Chicago Street in Joliet, off Interstate 80 at Highway 53. For more information call the track, (815) 722-5500, or visit

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