Multipurpose Gateway Motorsports Park, in the shadow of the famed St. Louis arch, returned to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule last season after a one-year hiatus with a new event in the Countdown to the Championship. The track previously held events in the summer beginning in 1997 that were known for surprise winners.
On Friday, Sept. 26,2014, the 3rd annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals return, running through Sept. 28.
The motorsports park is five minutes from downtown St. Louis, on Interstate 55/70 at Exit 4. From St. Louis, take I-70 south to I-55/70 and travel east to Exit 4.
Visitor Information is available from Southwestern Illinois Tourism and Convention Bureau, 800-442-1488; St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, 314-421-1023
The address is 700 Raceway Blvd., Madison, IL 62060, or visit www.gatewaymsp.com.