Joliet, Illinois

Directions: W Schweitzer Rd Elwood, IL 60421


The 11th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing event that is held at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois is the fourth stop on the 2016 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.

Meet Street Outlaws’ BoostedGT

Love Street Outlaws? So do we and you can meet Chris “BoostedGT” Hamilton of the hit TV show Street Outlaws as he signs autographs and poses for pictures all day Saturday. Things heat up on the track as the Street Outlaw class features 2,000+ hp Mustang monsters set on kill for your enjoyment!

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NMCA Takes On NMRA in the Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing

Over the last several years, the Route 66 surface has been home to many record-setting passes. It’s called the Super Bowl of Street legal Drag Racing for a reason, and the racing action reflects that title. Over 30 race classes filled with all kinds of awesome Detroit iron, walkin’ and talkin’ down the track – this event is an absolute must!

VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod!

Each year VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod cars make blistering mph passes and have Chicagoland’s rabid fans on their feet screaming for more! These turbocharged, supercharged, and nitrous powered monsters will once again go heads-up and put their cars on the ragged edge in search of Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing glory.

Holley EFI Factory Super Cars!

Factory Super Cars is an exciting new eliminator designed for the Detroit-based OEM companies to compete heads-up with the modern factory drag racing cars dubbed Chevrolet COPO Camaro, Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, and Ford Cobra Jet Mustang. It is the rebirth of factory muscle car drag racing on the quarter-mile dragstrip!

Wild Heads-Up Pro Stock Action!

New for 2016…NMCA will feature insane heads-up Pro Stock action at this special event. Allowing any domestic car or truck body from ’55 to present, Pro Stock features insane heads-up small block naturally aspirated engine combinations. Get up close and personal with some of the baddest Pro Stock teams on the planet all weekend long.

MX235 Series

MX235 has teamed up with NMCA to introduce the 2016 MX235 Series presented by Redline Motorsports. With over 50 racers across the country, MX235 attracts high horsepower wild muscle cars keeping it real on little tires. With speeds of over 140 mph and ET’s in the 4 second zone in the 1/8 mile…all on little tires…this heads-up class is sure to be a fan favorite!

F.A.S.T. Group to Race at This Event

The Factory Appearing Stock Tire (F.A.S.T.) group has added this event to their series schedule and is sure to put on a show for NMCA fans! Jump in a time machine and go back to the glory days of muscle car racing as perfectly restored F.A.S.T. muscle cars compete in the quarter mile on stock tires. Muscle cars were meant to be driven and these museum-quality rides will burn rubber and showcase the Motor City’s past.

Want to Race Your Street Car?

Then you definitely want to enter Gear Vendors True Street, the perfect class for any beginner…because reaction time doesn’t matter. Join other True Street racers, with passengers, on a 30-mile NMCA-escorted cruise to prove the street worthiness of all cars in competition. Next hit the track for 3 back-to-back passes and then watch as NMCA presents cash and awards to the overall fastest, runner-up and to each racer with the closest average to 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 seconds!


How to Race True Street True Street Rules

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Competition

Have you ever wanted to see how fast a competition engine could be built? Hot Rodders of Tomorrow will feature a special engine build competition between high school student teams hoping to bring home Super Bowl glory. When the timer goes off…the action heats up as young hot rodders place parts, spin sockets, torque bolts, and ultimately try to fire their engine first to win each competition. The future of performance begins with Hot Rodders of Tomorrow.

Aerpospace Components Winner’s Circle

Winning any NMCA class isn’t easy and when a racer is fortunate enough to do so, it needs to be celebrated in style. The NMCA has partnered with Aerospace Components to present the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle – making the accomplishment of winning even more of a celebration. The Aerospace Components Winners Circle experience is second to none in the grassroots drag racing world, where every winner actually owns the winners circle for a period of time.

NMCA Car Show

In addition to all of the action that will take place on the quarter-mile, the NMCA also has the awesome Car Show, which features over 100 class awards, from stock to modified, up for grabs! ’32 Ford with a late-model 5.0? Or a ’69 Camaro powered by an LS1? No matter what your flavor, there’s a place for you in the car show and a shot at the grand prize. Each event also features a large Manufacturer’s Midway where you can see and purchase parts from the hottest aftermarket manufacturers and experts from all of the major manufacturers on hand to answer your questions about how to make your Ford car or truck perform to your expectations. There’s something for everyone the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals – make your plans to attend now!

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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.

Massive Manufacturers’ Midway

Want a chance to meet face-to-face with experts from your favorite performance companies? This NMCA 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.

Swap Meet

Looking to buy parts for your car or truck? If you’re looking for that hard to find part or a great bargain, be sure to check out the swap meet.