Nitro Nite comes to downtown Joliet

NHRA fans can visit with drivers, enjoy food and music

By Bugle Staff

The Joliet City Center Partnership will host the second annual Nitro Nite from 5 to 10 p.m. July 9 on Chicago Street in downtown Joliet.

Nitro Nite gives downtown Joliet the opportunity to attract the thousands of NHRA fans visiting Joliet’s Route 66 Raceway for the NHRA Route 66 Nationals, which are held July 9-12. Fans will get the chance to visit with NHRA drivers and enjoy vendors, hot food, cold beverages and live music performed by the band Soul Motion. A few of the NHRA drivers scheduled to appear include Larry Dixon and Clay Millican.

Classic car owners are also welcome to join in the event. Spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. Classic car drive in will be at 3 p.m. on the corner of Ottawa and Clinton streets.

The presenting sponsors for Nitro Nite 2015 are GPHomestay and Hawk Auto Group. Additional contributing sponsors include Miller Brewing Co., Pro Town Properties and Milano’s Bakery.

Nitro Nite is a free event. However, tickets for VIP area access can be bought for $15 before the event or $20 at the gate. VIP tickets include NHRA driver meet and greet and autograph sessions, two free drink tickets, premium stage viewing and a commemorative Nitro Nite cup.

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