Tickets on sale for the NHRA’s return to the Route 66 circuit at the Route 66 NHRA National Championships presented by PEAK Performance
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – November 10, 2022 – (Motor Sports News Wire) – With excitement surrounding the return of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series to Route 66 Raceway during the 2023 season, tickets are now on sale for the 23rd Annual Route 66 NHRA National Championships presented by PEAK Performance, which will take place from May 19 to 21. in the fan-favorite installation.
The race marks the first time since 2019 that the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing series has appeared at Route 66 Raceway and all four pro classes (Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle) will compete in the event to add to the anticipation of the NHRA’s return to Chicago.
Since its 1998 debut on the NHRA circuit, the track has been a fan and race team favorite, with the 2023 event being the sixth of 21 races in the coming season. With race teams looking for a win early in the season, fans will be treated to all the thrills and incredible moments that come with 11,000 horsepower, 330 mph nitro action and thrilling side-by-side action in Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle as it all returns to the Windy City.
“When the announcement was made that Route 66 Raceway was returning to the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series schedule, it was great to see the initial enthusiasm from fans and race teams, and it only continued. over the past few weeks,” the NHRA said. Vice President of Lane Management and Operations, Kasey Coler. “We’re thrilled to have this terrific facility back on the NHRA Tour and know our fans can’t wait to see another spectacular event at Route 66 Raceway in 2023.”
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car), Deric Kramer (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) won the most recent event at Route 66 Raceway in 2019, and the race this year will air on Fox Sports 1 (FS1). In the more than two decades of racing at Route 66 Raceway, fans have come to enjoy the nightly qualifying sessions that have been a hallmark of the event, helping to shape a rich history at the facility. There have also been several major moments on Route 66 over the years, including the first career Pro Stock win for five-time Pro Stock World Champion Erica Enders.
In the Top Fuel ranks, Chicago-area native Tony Schumacher, who returned to full-time racing in 2022, earned five wins at the facility, leading everyone in the class. Antron Brown and Doug Kalitta both have three, while John Force and Matt Hagan’s three wins in Funny Car lead the way among active drivers. Torrence holds the track record in Top Fuel with a blast of 3.677 seconds at 333.58 mph, while points leader Robert Hight’s 3.851 at 334.73 is the best runs in track history in Funny Car .
In Pro Stock, five-time world champion Greg Anderson, who earned his 100th victory earlier this year, is the only active rider with more than one victory in Chicago. Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Hector Arana Jr., Angelle Sampey and Matt Smith all picked up two victories in Chicago, with reigning world champion Smith winning the two most recent events at Route 66 Raceway.
To purchase tickets for the 23rd Annual NHRA Route 66 National Championship presented by PEAK Performance, fans can visit www.NHRA.com/tickets. All children 12 and under will be admitted free to the general admission area with a paying adult. For more information about the NHRA, visit www.NHRA.com.
About Camping World Holdings, Inc.
Camping World Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois, (together with its subsidiaries) is the largest US retailer of recreational vehicles and related products and services. Our vision is to build a long-term legacy business that makes motorhome fun and easy, and our Camping World and Good Sam brands have served motorhome consumers since 1966. We strive to create long-term value. term for our customers, employees and shareholders. by combining a unique and comprehensive assortment of RV products and services with a national network of RV dealerships, service centers and customer support centers, as well as the most extensive online presence in the industry and a team of highly skilled and knowledgeable associates serving our customers, the RV lifestyle, and the communities in which we operate. We also believe that our Good Sam organization and family of programs and services allow us to uniquely connect with our customers as stewards of the RV enthusiast community and the RV lifestyle. With RV sales and service outlets in 42 states, Camping World has become the go-to destination for all things RV. For more information, visit www.CampingWorld.com
About the NHRA
Based in San Dimas, California, the NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. The NHRA presents 22 national events including the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon, Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown and Top Fuel Harley Series. The NHRA offers competitive opportunities for drivers of all skill levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and NHRA Street Legal. The NHRA also offers the NHRA Jr. Street program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5-17. With over 120 member tracks, the NHRA allows riders to compete in a variety of locations nationally and internationally. NHRA’s Youth and Education Services (YES) program reaches more than 30,000 students each year to spark their interest in automotive and racing-related careers. the NHRA streaming service, NHRA.tv, allows fans to view all NHRA national events as well as exclusive sports features. In addition, the NHRA owns and operates three racing facilities: Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Indianapolis Lucas Oil Racetrack Park; and Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Southern California. For more information, log on to www.NHRA.comor visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
Source: National Hot Rod Association