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The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) encompasses the communities and counties along the historic 97-mile Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans from the Chicago Portage Area just southwest of Chicago to LaSalle-Peru including the counties of Will, Grundy, LaSalle and Putnam. The region conveniently located along I-55 from Chicago to Joliet along I-80 west to LaSalle-Peru.

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2018 Route 66 Nationals Put the Pedal to the Metal: May 31 to June 3 in Joliet

The world's greatest drag racers light up The World's Premier Drag Racing Facility - Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, IL. See stars like John Force, Ron Capps, Antron Brown and Erica Enders-Stevens take to the track! Every ticket is a pit pass and your all-access pass into the epicenter of the drivers and teams as they prep these 10,000-horsepower machines! Feel the rumble beneath your feet, smell the nitro and prepare to be blown away by dragsters exceeding speeds over 300 mph. Four days of racing await and you can experience one or all of them!

Today brings more than 350 cars to the track as racers kick off the national event, dialing in their cars in an all day display of speed. Kids 12 years old and under get in free today!

The sun goes down and so do the times! A night of nitro under the lights, as drivers will look to break track records, like we did last year when we produced the fastest Funny Car field in history. Pro Stock Motorcycle, Pro Stock, Funny Car and Top Fuel will all have their first chances to dial in their vehicles in the evening, then fire them up and put on a show for you at night!

Nitro and Pro Stock Qualifying cap off a unique and exciting day of racing. The best sportsman racers from all across the country converge on Route 66 Raceway to compete in JEGS All-Stars. The JEGS finals will preclude final Pro Stock and Nitro Qualifying.

Today's The Day. Who will take their place in the Winner's Circle? NHRA's top four classes vie for their respective Route 66 Nationals championships. Fans will be welcomed down to the racing surface after the event to watch the winners raise the coveted Wally trophies and celebrate!

Drag Racing at Route 66 Raceway

Image provided by Route 66 Raceway.