For the NMCA, the 8th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Presented by Miller Welders event that is held at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois is the fourth stop on the 2013 tour. As the swing event in the points chase, this means that the racers in each class are looking to position themselves well for a second-half charge to the top of the points standings. Couple that with the fact that the Super Bowl event is always chock-full of drama and record-setting passes and also has the NMRA contingent on the property, and you have one hell of a drag race event. This event is one of the most popular on the tour, and the excellent track surface at Route 66 is one of the main reasons why. Last year, In Kooks Custom Headers Pro Street Don Walsh Jr., a former NMRA Pro 5.0 champion, reclaimed his spot on top after beating former PSCA champ, Clint Hairston in a battle of turbocharged entries. Hairston was the number one qualifier with an impressive 6.03 at 245 MPH, while Walsh, Jr., coming off a recent NHRA Pro Modified win at Norwalk, Ohio, had some trouble figuring the car out in qualifying, but showed the car’s power with a series of 250 MPH passes. And on Sunday, when it counted most, Walsh Jr., and his team, had the car figured out. As you can see, the racing action will be second-to-none, and if there’s one event that should be on your schedule this season – this is it!
Over the last several years, the Route 66 surface has been home to many record-setting passes and more than a few wild and wooly rides from some of the world’s top small-tire competitors. There will be more than 30 race classes across both sanctioning bodies, and the car show will be full of incredible machines. True Street will also be full of the nation’s quickest real street cars vying for the right to say they were the ‘King Of Illinois’ for 2013. And last year in the Super Bowl portion of the event, the NMRA came out on top over the NMCA for the fifth time in seven years – will the NMCA’s class winners be able to close the gap this year? You’ll only know if you show up, so make your plans now!
Drag Week Superstars Featured in Rampage at Route 66
Adding to the madness, NMCA officials are also inviting down—or rather calling out—the baddest street cars from Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio or any other state to participate in Rampage at Route 66. If you think you have a fast street car then bring it to the NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing to get in on the action. It’s an open Time Trial format that will run immediately following the Pro Street field to ensure excellent track conditions. Match racing and Grudge racing is encouraged in this special Fastest Street Cars segment of the NMCA Flowmaster Drag Racing Series. Don’t worry about the rules..the only rule is it must be a street car. Pro Mods don’t apply. Here’s your chance to participate in the NMCA Flowmaster Drag Racing without having to worry about rules—just bring your license plates! And to show we are serious about assembling the coolest street cars the area has to offer we are opening the gate for free to these racers (crew will have to purchase tickets at the gate) but pre-registration is required - Email NMCArules@promediapub.com
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There’s more than just racing action!
Huge Manufacturers' Midway & Swap Meet
Looking to buy parts for your car or truck? Want a chance to meet face-to-face with experts from your favorite performance companies? This event will feature an awesome manufacturers' midway where you can find great deals on the performance parts you need for your muscle car or hot rod.
If you're looking for that hard to find part or a great bargain, be sure to check out the swap meet.
Jet Car Shooting for 300+ mph!
Get ready to be blown away by the Jet Car ripping down the 1320! Be one of the first to witness the Jet Car make a blazing 300+mph pass.
World Famous Burnout Contest!
The World Famous Burnout Contest is always the crowd favorite! Sign up to participate for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights, or sit back and cheer as contestants smoke their tires.