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NHRA to Host FanFest with Gateway Motorsports Park

24 Sep, 2015


The fourth annual AAA Insurance National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Midwest Nationals officially kicks off with the NHRA Fan Fest, Thursday, September 24th at 4:30pm in the Outfield at Mike Shannon’s Steak and Seafood for the very first time. This free, adrenaline-focused, fan-centered event presents an exclusive opportunity to meet the stars of the NHRA with an autograph session between 5:00pm -6:00pm. Music, ticket giveaways and outrageous fun for the entire family will fill the streets as NHRA fans from across the country pour into St. Louis for three days of racing action.  No other sport allows fans to get up close and personal with the athletes like NHRA does on and off the track.

300 MPH Nitro burning drag racing action is back to St. Louis this weekend for the AAA NHRA Midwest Nationals Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship at Gateway Motorsports Park, September 25 – 27 for one of the loudest, most exhilarating, heart-pounding weekends in St. Louis motorsports. The event is the second of six playoff races in and 20th of 24 races in the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

SCHEDULE:      

FRIDAY, Sept. 25 - LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying

NHRA J&A SERVICE PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 2:15 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.

MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 2:45 and 5:15 p.m.

SATURDAY, Sept. 26 - LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations

NHRA J&A SERVICE PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 1 p.m.; first round of eliminations at 3:45 p.m.

MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 1:45 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

SUNDAY, Sept. 27 - Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.

MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

TICKETS: Gateway Motorsports Park is currently selling full event and individual event reserved and general admission tickets, New - Top Eliminator Club tickets, and RV Packages for the NHRA September 26 – 28, 2014 event on www.gatewaymsp.com/NHRA2015   or by calling  618- 215-8888 or 855-RACETIK (855-722-3845)

TELEVISION: Sunday, Sept. 27, ESPN2 will televise 90 minutes of qualifying coverage at 3 a.m. (ET)

Sunday, Sept. 27, ESPN2 will re-air one hour of qualifying highlights at 2 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Sept. 27, ESPN2 will televise three hours and 30 minutes of elimination coverage starting at 8:30 p.m. (ET).

ON THE WEB: Get instant results, access to photos, video and audio clips and the latest news updates from every event on the Internet at www.nhra.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GatewayMSP  and Twitter @GatewayMSP and at www.gatewaysmp.com  

BACKGROUND: This world-class facility has hosted NHRA events in the past starting in 1997 and featured tight racing with many surprise winners. Drivers in the Countdown to the Championship will be looking to gather all the points they can as including this event there will be only four races remaining before champions are crowned for the 2014 season.

TRACK RECORDS:       

Top Fuel - 3.737 sec. by Antron Brown, Sept. ‘12; 327.74 mph by Tony Schumacher, Sept. ‘13

Funny Car - 4.001 sec. and 320.20 mph by Matt Hagan, Sept. ‘13

Pro Stock - 6.496 sec. and 213.47 mph by Jason Line, Sept. ‘12

PS Motorcycle - 6.769 sec. and 198.58 mph by Hector Arana, Sept. ‘13

NATIONAL RECORDS:

Top Fuel - 3.680 sec. by Antron Brown, Aug. ‘15, Brainerd, Minn.; 332.75 mph by Spencer Massey, Aug. ‘15, Brainerd, Minn.

Funny Car - 3.901 sec. by Jack Beckman, Aug. ‘15, Brainerd, Minn.; 329.58 mph by Matt Hagan, Aug. ‘15, Brainerd, Minn.

Pro Stock - 6.455 sec. by Jason Line, March ’15, Charlotte, N.C.; 215.55 mph by Erica Enders-Stevens, May ‘14, Englishtown, N.J.

PS Motorcycle - 6.728 sec. by Andrew Hines, Oct. ’12, Reading, Pa.; 199.88 mph by Hector Arana Jr., April ’15, Charlotte, N.C.

The vision for the new Gateway Motorsports Park is to create a racing lifestyle that attracts enthusiasts, professionals, amateurs and car lovers by harnessing the energy and passion of the thousands of racing fans in the heart of the Midwest. 

Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering nearly 200 acres, Gateway is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the region, encompassing a ¼ mile NHRA-sectioned drag strip, 1.25 mile NASCAR Speedway, 1.6 mile road course, a state-of-the-art Karting facility and a new 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue.

For more information about Gateway Motorsports Park visit www.gatewaymsp.com

The vision for the new Gateway Motorsports Park is to create a racing lifestyle that attracts enthusiasts, professionals, amateurs and car lovers by harnessing the energy and passion of the thousands of racing fans in the heart of the Midwest.  

Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering nearly 200 acres, Gateway is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the region, encompassing a ¼ mile NHRA-sectioned drag strip, 1.25 mile NASCAR Speedway, 1.6 mile road course, a state-of-the-art Karting facility and a new 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue.

For more information about Gateway Motorsports Park visit www.gatewaymsp.com

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