Motor Sports Facilities

Gateway Motorsports Park Hosts All American Hot Rod Showdown

7 Aug, 2015

NAPA Auto Parts Presents All American Hot Rod Showdown Powered by Life on the Line Film and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Gateway Motorsports Park on August 7-8, 2015. The event is the one of six events in the North Central Division and one of 45 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division’s Brodix/Steve Schmidt Top Sportsman Series and Spitzer Race Cars Top Dragster Series will also run in conjunction with the event.

Gates at Gateway Motorsports Park open at 7 a.m. both days. Qualifying and time trials are Friday at 9 a.m. and continue on Saturday at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify Friday at 3 and 8 p.m. and Saturday at noon. Eliminations for Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator begin Saturday at 4 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify Friday at 6 and 9 p.m. with eliminations on Saturday beginning at 6 p.m.

Tickets for the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Gateway Motorsports Park are $19 Saturday and $19 Sunday. Children 15 years and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For tickets call (618) 215-8888, or visit the web site at

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


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