MADISON, Ill. -
Tue, 17 Oct 2017, 14:22 PM
The All-American Hot Rod Showdown Comes to Gateway Motorsports Park
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing
Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill., will host the annual All-American Hot Rod Showdown and
the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series this weekend, Oct. 20-22. The event features Top Alcohol
Dragsters and Top Alcohol Funny Cars, reaching speeds of more than 275 miles per hour on the
quarter-mile drag strip.
Gates at Gateway Motorsports Park open at 9 a.m. every day. Qualifying and time trials begin Friday
at 9 a.m. and continue Saturday at 9 a.m. Eliminations will begin Saturday afternoon and continue
on Sunday for Super Street, Stock, Super Gas, Super Stock, Super Comp, Top Dragster, Comp
Eliminator, and Top Sportsman.
Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify Friday at noon and 4 p.m. with final
qualifying Saturday at 10 a.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify on Friday at
7 p.m. and on Saturday at noon and 4 p.m. Round one will begin on Sunday at 11 a.m.
Spectator admission for the All-American Hot Rod Showdown event is $20 per carload Friday, Saturday
and Sunday. Gateway Motorsports Park is located five minutes from downtown St. Louis at the
intersection of Interstates 55/70 and Ill. Route 203. For more information call the track, (618)
215-8888, or visit the web site at www.GatewayMotorsportsPark.com.
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