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Schedule Update for Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing

Posted By: Event Coverage Team
A couple of changes have been made to the schedule for the Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing at Route 66 Raceway (Joliet, IL) over the weekend of July 28-31, 2016. Due to curfews, enforced by the city of Joliet, the bracket racing portion of the event, as well as the Friday morning test and tune session, have been removed from the event. The first two rounds of qualifying for all NMRA/NMCA categories will begin at 10AM on Friday, July 29, 2016. This change will set up the schedule for better success in getting two qualifying rounds for all classes completed on Friday. The past two years (2014-2015) the Test & Tune has put us behind schedule so much that we have had to cancel the second qualifier for 5-7 classes as we hit the curfew, said NMRA/NMCA General Manger Rollie Miller. It was a difficult decision, but as the event has grown over the past few years, we have to recognize that our primary goal on Friday is to complete two rounds of qualifying for every class. Miller continued, We also made the tough decision to remove the bracket racing categories for this event, due to the same time constraints. The local racers are important to us, but with the substantial growth of the NMRA and NMCA championship categories, we had to make that tough call to ensure we can complete qualifying, eliminations, and the Super Bowl portion of the event on time. Miller also noted that Bracket 3 on Sunday, which is open to all NMRA QA1 & NMCA Gear Vendors True Street competitors only, will continue on Sunday as normal.
Thursday, July 28th
Vendor Parking open 10:00am
Racer Pit Parking, Registration & Tech Only 11:00 am 7:00 pm
Secure track 7:00 pm
Thursday-GATE 14 ONLY *Only to full ticketed Vendors, Racers, Participants and Crew Members who purchase full event credentials and contestant parking pass will be admitted.
Friday, July 29th
Gates Open: 8:00 am
NMRA/NMCA INDEX Qualifying #1 10:00 am
True Street
NMRA/NMCA HEADS UP Qualifying #1 12:30 pm
NMRA/NMCA Index Qualifying #2 3:30 pm
True Street Time Trial
NMRA/NMCA HEADS UP Qualifying/Time Trials #2 6:00 pm
Racer Gates Close 8:00 pm
Secure Track 9:00 pm
Saturday, July 30th
Gates Open Racer, Car Show, and Swap Meet Registration Opens 8:00 am
NMRA/NMCA Index Qualifying #3 8:30 am
True Street Time Trial
Daddy Dave & Boosted GT Celebrity appearance * 10:00am 6:00pm
NMRA/NMCA Heads Up Qualifying #3 11:00 am
True Street Meeting & Cruise 1:00 pm
True Street Eliminations (SEPARATE NMCA & NMRA) 2:00 pm
NMRA/NMCA Index Class Eliminations #1 3:00 pm
Car Show Awards 4:00 pm
NMRA/NMCA Heads UP Class Eliminations #1 5:00 pm
Secure Track 8:00 pm
Sunday, July 31st
Gates Open Racer, Car Show, and Swap Meet Registration Opens 8:00 am
Chapel Service 8:00 am
NMRA/NMCA Index Class Eliminations Continue 8:45 am
Bracket 3 Time Trial
Daddy Dave Celebrity appearance * 10:00am 3:00pm
NMRA/NMCA Eliminations Heads up class #2 11:00 am
Bracket 3 Eliminations (Round 1)
Car Show Awards 3:30 pm
Super Bowl Shoot-Outs 5:00 pm
Secure Track 6:00 pm
Friday Sunday
-GATE 14 may be utilized by Vendors, Participants and Crew who posses Contestant parking pass and full event credentials in their hands & True Street Participants purchasing full event credentials.
-GATE 11 may be utilized by Car Show participants purchasing one-day or weekend credentials as well as Spectators purchasing one or two-day or possessing weekend credentials. This gate may also be utilized by Vendors, Participants and Crew possessing full event credentials & contestant parking passes.

Schedule Subject to Change

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