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Chicago NHRA Route 66

May ’19 / 30-02 Route 66 NHRA Nationals

FRIDAY – May 31, 2019 Complete Racing ScheduleMidway Opens 1:45 PM
Mello Yello Guided Walking Tour – starts at the Mello Yello display 3:30 PM
Pro Stock Motorcycle Autograph Session 4:00 PM
Pro Stock Motorcycle School 4:00 PM
Top Alcohol Funny Car Qualifying Session 4:30 PM
Pro Stock Qualifying (PSM-PSC) 5:30 PM
Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF) 6:15 PM
Top Alcohol Dragster Qualifying Session 7:15 PM
Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC) 8:00 PM
Nitro Elimination Qualifying Session (FC-TF) 8:45 PM
Jet Car – Pro Jet After Q2

SATURDAY – June 1, 2019Midway Opens 11:00 AM
JEGS Allstars Introductions 11:15 AM
JEGS Allstars – Round 1 12:00 PM
Mello Yello Guided Walking Tour – starts at the Mello Yello display 12:00 PM
Nitro School – with TJ Zizzo and Alan Reinhart 12:45 PMTop Alcohol Qualifying Session 1:15 PM
Mello Yello Autograph Session 1:30 PM
JEGS Allstars – Round 2 1:45 PM
Kids Club Challenge with Ron Capps 2:00 PM
Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC) 2:45 PM
Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC) 3:30 PM
JEGS Allstars – Finals 4:30 PM
Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC) 5:15 PM
Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC) 6:00 PM
Post-Race Concert: Blooze Brothers After Q4

SUNDAY – June 2, 2019
Midway Opens 9:00 AM
Mello Yello Guided Walking Tour – starts at the Mello Yello display 9:00 AM
NHRA Today, SealMaster® Track Walk, and Pre-Race Ceremonies – join us at the starting line! 9:45-11:00 AMNitro Eliminations – Round 1 11:00 AMPro Stock Eliminations – Round 1 12:00 PMTop Alcohol Eliminations – Round 2
12:30 PMNitro Eliminations – Round 2 1:10 PMPro Stock Eliminations – Round 2 1:40 PMTop Alcohol Eliminations – Semi-Finals 2:05 PMNitro Eliminations – Semi-Finals
2:40 PMPro Stock Eliminations – Semi-Finals 2:55 PMTop Alcohol Eliminations – Finals
3:15 PMPro Stock Eliminations – Finals 3:50 PMNitro Eliminations – Finals
4:00 PMWinner’s Circle On the Starting Line* Schedule subject to change Source

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Team F@ST press release: Osborn & Andie Rawlings joining forces for 2019

Osborn is a global leader in surface treatment and finishing solutions with more than 10,000 standard products sold in more than 120 countries.  Osborn is now a part of the Andie Rawlings Team F@ST family for 2019.  The Osborn and Andie Rawlings NHRA Pro Stock motorcycle partnership will kick off in Atlanta May 3-5 then accelerate off to Chicago May 31—June 2, Indy August 30- Sept 2, Charlotte October 11-13 and Dallas October 18-20.

Team F@ST is honored because Osborn is the global leader that knows what it takes to support their customers because they offer local support throughout the world.  So, no matter where their customers are located, they will always have access to Osborn application expertise and the industry’s best metal finishing solutions.

“We met Osborn in Indy last year.  Our engine had blown up during qualifying and we were discussing building an engine stand to properly transport our spare engine moving forward.  During our offseason, Osborn and others helped Team F@ST with our engine stand. You can check out the video OSBORN / F@ST engine stand. Team F@ST was so excited when we got the call that Osborn wanted to continue to support the team and will be a major partner of our program for five NHRA events.” – Andie Rawlings

“Osborn is thrilled to be a part of Team F@ST in 2019. The fans of drag racing are the same hard-working professionals using our products on a daily basis and we couldn’t be more proud to showcase our brand at five races with Team F@ST.” -  Justin Sieb, Product Manager

One of the best things about the Team F@ST family is that our partners actively interact with the race program.  They share their individual skills, experience, information and resources.  George Babor of BPM RACING ENGINES, who is also part of the Team F@ST 2019 program, has been using OSBORN products for all their metal working needs! “Great products from great people 👍🏼 Support the people that support us and our sport 🏁 Finish First with Osborn!” – George Babor

To have this partnership from Osborn whose products and customer service are known around the world is just beyond exciting and Team F@ST is eager to get racing with this amazing company by our side.

Finish First with Osborn

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You can’t do it alone!

Teamwork is key to any successful program.

You have to make sure to have the right people in place and trust them to support you. No one person can do it alone, you have to surround yourself with people that have the same goal in mind and want the TEAM to succeed.

Don’t be bull headed and let your team give it to you straight even if it’s not pleasant to hear. If you have people that believe in you then they are saying it for the team’s benefit not because of some kind of personal power trip.

It’s a lot of work during race season but be warned because the off season is just as much work. Some days you are on phones for hours, answering emails, replying to texts and creating proposals because this is all part of running in the big show. Your head will sometimes feel like it weights 400 lbs and that you have just ran a marathon but you have to get this stuff done too.

When you reach out to a sponsor and get a “NO” don’t get discouraged, trash talk or even give up on them. It just might not be the right fit for them at that time. Later you can come back and it might then be the right time.

Team F@ST prefers the word partnership because that is really what it is here with us. It’s a family and we take care of family!

There will be speed bumps and you’ll have to make changes along the way. Just keep chugging along because when it does come together it’s feel awesome!

Then that’s when the real work begins but that’s for another post. 🙂 LOL

We love this stuff NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle rocks 2019!!!

📸: Kenneth Charlton /

Chad Rawlings Andie Rawlings Justin Collier Jared Gaskins JT Norton Tori Gaskins George Babor

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Support the Sport

The best part about our sport other than the awesome fan base is the ton of talented people that make it happen. From photographers like Kenneth Charlton to the outstanding media outlets like that make us look good doing what we love.
Of course we need to give a HUGE shout out to the NHRA! They have a great group of hardworking people that let us step onto a platform seen around the world. We look forward to competing against our NHRA Pro

Stock Motorcycle brothers and sisters, we love them all – they are family.
Special shout outs ARE coming for our AWESOME 2019 partnerships.


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Dave Schultz Legend

The Pro Stock Motorcycle first points championship season was the 1987 NHRA season the Champion was Dave Schultz


Dave Schultz Passed away Feb 11 2001 after battle colon Cancer at the age of 52. Mr. Schultz, who received major multi-year sponsorship from Sunoco, was one of the premiere Pro Stock motorcycle racers in the world.

Schultz was the the most successful rider in both NHRA and AMA/Prostar history. His NHRA scorecard includes 45 event wins and 6 championships (1987-88, 1991, 1993-94, 1996).

In AMA/Prostar competition, Schultz earned 2 championships (1991, 1994) and 21 national event titles.

He was not done and still holds the record for most consecutive NHRA event wins in a row at 8 set in 1994. 

In addition, Schultz recorded 7 IDBA championships and is the only racer to score motorcycle drag racing’s “Triple Crown” – simultaneous championships in NHRA, AMA/Prostar and IDBA –  which he accomplished in 1991 and 1994.

It is because of legends like Dave Schultz that Team F@ST is honored to compete in NHRA pro-stock Motorcycle drag racing.

Andie Rawlings of Team F@ST has partnerships available so come on board for 2019 and become part of the Team F@ST family. We can go build onto the history this great man brought our sport.

Contact us for partnerships at

F@ST media support provided by JT /


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Gatornationals Timeline

Year Top Fuel Funny Car Pro Stock Pro Stock Motorcycle
2017 Tony Schumacher John Force Shane Gray Eddie Krawiec
2016 Brittany Force Tim Wilkerson Jason Line Eddie Krawiec
2015 Spencer Massey Ron Capps Greg Anderson Karen Stoffner
2014 Doug Kalitta Robert Hight Allen Johnson Steve Johnson
2013 Antron Brown Johnny Gray Allen Johnson Hector Arana Jr
2012 Morgan Lucas Robert Hight Mike Edwards Eddie Krawiec
2011 Del Worsham Mike Neff Jason Line Eddie Krawiec
2010 Tony Schumacher Tim Wilkerson Jason Line Eddie Krawiec
2009 Larry Dixon Bob Tasca III Jason Line Hector Arana Sr
2008 Tony Schumacher[2] Tony Pedregon Jeg Coughlin Matt Guidera
2007 Tony Schumacher[3] Ron Capps Greg Anderson Karen Stoffer
2006 David Grubnic Ron Capps Tom Martino Angelle Sampey
2005 Doug Kalitta Whit Bazemore Jason Line Steve Johnson
2004 Tony Schumacher Del Worsham Greg Anderson Andrew Hines
2003 Brandon Bernstein Gary Densham Kurt Johnson Angelle Sampey
2002 Larry Dixon Tony Pedregon Darrell Alderman Craig Treble
2001 Larry Dixon John Force Jeg Coughlin Matt Hines
2000 Doug Kalitta Jerry Toliver Warren Johnson Dave Schultz
1999 Mike Dunn John Force Warren Johnson Angelle Sampey
1998 Kenny Bernstein Cruz Pedregon Warren Johnson Matt Hines
1997 Joe Amato Al Hoffman Jim Yates Dave Schultz
1996 Blaine Johnson John Force Jim Yates Dave Schultz
1995 Larry Dixon John Force Darrell Alderman John Myers
1994 Connie Kalitta John Force Warren Johnson John Myers
1993 Eddie Hill John Force Warren Johnson John Smith
1992 Eddie Hill John Force Warren Johnson Jim Bernard
1991 Joe Amato Mark Oswald Warren Johnson Dave Schultz
1990 Darrell Gwynn Ed McCulloch Kenny Delco John Myers
1989 Darrell Gwynn Ed McCulloch Darrell Alderman
1988 Eddie Hill Kenny Bernstein Bruce Allen
1987 Joe Amato Don Prudhomme Butch Leal
1986 Don Garlits Ed McCulloch Don Campanello
1985 Dick Lahaie Kenny Bernstein Warren Johnson
1984 Joe Amato Kenny Bernstein Warren Johnson
1983 Gary Beck Frank Hawley Lee Shepherd
1982 Shirley Muldowney Frank Hawley Lee Shepherd
1981 Shirley Muldowney Gordie Bonin Frank Iaconio
1980 Gary Beck Don Prudhomme Lee Shepherd
1979 Kelly Brown Gordie Bonin Bob Glidden
1978 Don Garlits Dale Pulde Frank Iaconio
1977 Don Garlits Gordie Bonin Don Nicholson
1976 James Warren Don Prudhomme Larry Lombardo
1975 Dale Funk Don Prudhomme Bob Glidden
1974 Dave Settles Don Prudhomme Wally Booth
1973 Herm Petersen Pat Foster Don Nicholson
1972 Don Garlits Ed McCulloch Don Carlton
1971 Jimmy King Leroy Goldstein Ronnie Sox
1970 Don Garlits Leonard Hughes Bill Jenkins
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