Friday Night Drags Coming to Route 66 Raceway in Chicago!

For the first time in the history of the Goodguys Chicagoland Nationals, a special Friday Night Drags will be held at the neighboring Route 66 Raceway Friday night September 18th! The drags are part of the Goodguys 3rd PEAK Chaicagoland Nationals September 18-20 at Chicagoland Speedway. A full night of racing is planned with a special Nostalgia Nitro Funny Car Match Race featuring Chicago’s John Dunn in the “Dunn & Gone” Plymouth Duster!

The palatial Route 66 Speedway is located across the street from Chicagoland Speedway! You don’t even need to leave the property to get there!

Five elimination classes will be run as well as the Nostalgia Funny Car match race and other exciting exhibitions. The races are open to all drag race vehicles through 1972 vintage. Entries must pass a Goodguys tech inspection. Here’s a rundown of the classes that will be featured!

Friday, September 18th – Race Classes
Hot Rod – 1954 & Earlier (*No NOS, No electronics*)
Hot Rod 1: 7.50 to 11.99
Hot Rod 2: 12 seconds & up
Street Machine – 1955 thru 1972 (*No NOS, No electronics*)
Street Machine I: 7.50 to 11.99
Street Machine II: 12 seconds & up
Comp – 1972 & earlier cars only (NOS OK, Electronics OK)
Comp I: 7.50 seconds & up
Gates Open 2pm, Tech at 3pm, Time Runs 4pm, Eliminations 7pm

Race Fee: $35 includes car & driver (all race entries must pass a tech inspection)
Spectator Admission: $20
Tech Inquiries: Call Larry Westervelt (925) 895-7878
Track Phone: 815-727-7223
Track website:

Dubbed the first true “Stadium of Drag Racing,” Route 66 Raceway is a multimillion-dollar complex which includes a lightning fast 1/4 mile racing surface with 30,000 stadium-style seats! To see the weekend schedule for the 3rd PEAK Chicagoland Nationals, click here:

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