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Gateway Motorsports Park to Open Saturday, March 31
Courtesy of John Bisci
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More than 130 event dates planned for 2018



MADISON, Ill. -- =20 Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois, will kick off its 2018 = event season on Saturday, March 31 with a Test 'n' Tune session at the Dragplex. More than 130 = events are planned at the area's largest outdoor entertainment facility, which is located just = five minutes from downtown St. Louis. More than just an INDYCAR, NASCAR and NHRA motorsports = entertainment facility, Gateway Motorsports Park also will host the ICS World Championship Chili = Cook-Offs, Formula Drift, 5k runs and a circus in 2018.

2018 DRAGPLEX SCHEDULE
Please note: This schedule is subject to change due to weather and added =
dates. Please consult our
website or social media for the latest updates.
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March
31 (Saturday) -- Test 'n' Tune (10 a.m.-5 p.m.).
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April
6 (Friday) -- JEGS Super Quick Test 'n' Tune.
7 (Saturday) -- JEGS Super Quick, Gateway Bracket Series race No. 1, Jr. =
Dragster race No. 1.
8 (Sunday) -- JEGS Super Quick, Gateway Bracket Series race No. 2, Jr. =
Dragster race No. 2.
13 (Friday) -- Midnight Madness fueled by NOS.
20 (Friday) -- Open Test 'n' Tune (6-10 p.m.)
21 (Saturday) -- Gateway Bracket Series race No. 3, Jr. Dragster race =
No. 3.
25 (Wednesday) -- Wide Open Wednesday.
27 (Friday) -- Mid-America SuperCar Showdown.
28 (Saturday) Gateway Bracket Series race No. 4, Jr. Dragster race No. =
4.
29 (Sunday) -- Import Face-Off.
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May
2 (Wednesday) -- Wide Open Wednesday, High School Drags.
4 (Friday) -- Midnight Madness fueled by NOS.
5 (Saturday) -- closed for Model T Swap Meet set-up.
6 (Sunday) -- Model T-Swap Meet.
9 (Wednesday) -- Wide Open Wednesday, High School Drags.
11 (Friday) -- St. Louis Nostalgia Rendezvous qualifying (drag racing =
only).
12 (Saturday) -- St. Louis Nostalgia Rendezvous: nostalgia drag racing =
eliminations, car show,
bands, DJ, pin-up girl contest.
18 (Friday) -- Mid-America SuperCar Showdown.
19 (Saturday) -- Gateway Bracket Series race No. 5, Jr. Dragster race =
No. 5.
24 (Thursday) -- PSCA Heads-Up Hootenanny, Midwest Pro Mods test day.
25 (Friday) -- PSCA Heads-Up Hootenanny, Midwest Pro Mods qualifying.
26 (Saturday) -- PSCA Heads-Up Hootenanny, Midwest Pro Mods, Jet Car, =
Ford Fun & Mustang Mayhem
drags and car show.
30 (Wednesday) -- Wide Open Wednesday, High School Drags.
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June
1 (Friday) -- Street Car Test 'n' Tune, Street Car Takeover kick-off =
party.
2 (Saturday) -- Street Car Takeover.
3 (Sunday) -- Circus.
6 (Wednesday) -- Wide Open Wednesday, High School Drags.
8 (Friday) -- NHDRO Motorcycle Test 'n' Tune.
9 (Saturday) -- NHDRO Motorcycle Drags.
10 (Sunday) -- NHDRO Motorcycle Drags.
13 (Wednesday) -- Wide Open Wednesday, High School Drags.
15 (Friday) -- Midnight Madness fueled by NOS.
16 (Saturday) -- Gateway Bracket Series race No. 6, Jr. Dragster race =
No. 6.
27 (Wednesday) -- Wide Open Wednesday, High School Drags.
29 (Friday) -- Summer SuperBucks Spectacular: $3,000-to-win tune-up =
race.
30 (Saturday) -- Summer SuperBucks Spectacular: Possible $30,000-to-win =
bracket race.
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July
1 (Sunday) -- Summer SuperBucks Spectacular: Possible $30,000-to-win =
bracket race.
3 (Tuesday) -- Mid-America SuperCar Showdown: Prelude to the Fourth =
special.
7 (Saturday) -- TBA.
11 (Wednesday) -- Wide Open Wednesday, High School Drags.
13 (Friday) -- Midnight Madness fueled by NOS.
14 (Saturday) -- Gateway Bracket Series race No. 7, Jr. Dragster race =
No. 7 (late-night special).
18 (Wednesday) -- Wide Open Wednesday, High School Drags.
21 (Saturday) -- TBA.
25 (Wednesday) -- Wide Open Wednesday, High School Drags.
27 (Friday) -- Mid-America SuperCar Showdown.
28 (Saturday) -- Gateway Bracket Series race No. 8, Jr. Dragster race =
No. 8 (late-night special).
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August
1 (Wednesday) -- Street Car Super Nationals test session.
2 (Thursday) -- Street Car Super Nationals, Midwest Pro Mods qualifying =
and match race.
3 (Friday) -- Street Car Super Nationals, Midwest Pro Mods and Nostalgia =
qualifying.
4 (Saturday) -- Street Car Super Nationals, Midwest Pro Mods and =
Nostalgia eliminations.
8 (Wednesday) -- Wide Open Wednesday, High School Drags.
11-12 (Saturday, Sunday) Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience.
15 (Wednesday) -- Wide Open Wednesday, High School Drags.
17 (Friday) -- Midnight Madness fueled by NOS.
18 (Saturday) -- GO! St. Louis 5k.
27-29 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) -- NHRA professional test session.
31 (Friday) -- Mid-America SuperCar Showdown.
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September
1 (Saturday) -- Gateway Bracket Series race No. 9, King-of-the-Track =
Qualifier, Jr. Dragster race
No. 9, Randy Drake Memorial Race, bonus Dragster shootout.
2 (Sunday) -- Gateway Bracket Series race No. 10, King of the Track, Jr. =
Dragster race No. 10.
5 (Wednesday) -- Wide Open Wednesday, final High School Drags.
7 (Friday) -- UBDRA Test 'n' Tune.
8 (Saturday) -- UBDRA.
9 (Sunday) -- UBDRA Black Sunday.
12 (Wednesday) -- Wide Open Wednesday.
14-15 (Friday and Saturday) MMW: Monster Muscle Car Weekend.
16 (Sunday) -- Import Face Off Street Car Revolution.
21-23 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals -- =
Mello Yello Drag Racing
Series national event.
26 (Wednesday) -- Wide Open Wednesday.
28-30 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) -- Midwest Jr. Super Series.
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October
3 (Wednesday) -- Wide Open Wednesday.
5 (Friday, daytime) -- The Original Super Chevy Show: Battle of the =
Brands Bracket Bash.
5 (Friday, evening) -- Mid-America SuperStar Showdown.
6 (Saturday) -- The Original Super Chevy Show (drag racing and car =
show).
7 (Sunday) -- NHRA National Dragster Challenge.
10 (Wednesday) -- Wide Open Wednesday.
12 (Friday) -- Midnight Madness fueled by NOS.
13 (Saturday) -- Shakedown Saturday: open testing, grudge racing, =
arm-drop drags.
18 (Thursday) -- NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series test session.
19 (Friday) -- NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series qualifying.
20 (Saturday) -- NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series All-American Hot Rod =
Spectacular.
24 (Wednesday) -- Final Wide Open Wednesday.
26 (Friday) -- Mid America SuperCar Showdown Finale, bracket Test 'n' =
Tune.
27 (Saturday) -- Halloween Bracket Special and Jr. Dragster Invitational =
Finale (day No. 1).
28 (Sunday) -- Halloween Bracket Special and Jr. Dragster Invitational =
Finale (day No. 2).
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November
2 (Friday) -- Final Midnight Madness fueled by NOS.
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2018 1.25-MILE OVAL & CIRCUIT OF ST. LOUIS ROAD COURSE SCHEDULE
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April=20
6 (Friday) -- Road Course Track Day conducted by Gateway Motorsports =
Park.
7-8 (Saturday and Sunday) -- NASA Midwest - National Auto Sport =
Association.
13-15 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) -- Gateway Carrera Classic presented by =
Porsche St. Louis.
17 (Tuesday) -- St. Louis SCCA PDX.
21-22 (Saturday, Sunday) -- Rusty Wallace Racing Experience.
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May
6 (Sunday) -- One Lap of America.
11-13 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) -- Championship Enduro Series.
18-20 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) -- Porsche Club Driving Experience.
26-27 (Saturday, Sunday) -- MCRA - Midwest Caf=E9 Racing Association.
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June
1-3 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) -- St. Louis SCCA Track Days.
8-10 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) -- Audi.
12 (Tuesday) -- St. Louis SCCA PDX.
21 (Thursday) -- ARCA practice.
22 (Friday) -- ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards PapaNicholas =
Coffee 150; Practice for NASCAR
Camping World Truck Series.
23 (Saturday) -- NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Gateway 200; ARCA =
Midwest Tour.
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July
10 (Tuesday) -- St. Louis SCCA PDX.
14-15 (Saturday, Sunday) -- Rusty Wallace Racing Experience.
28-29 (Saturday, Sunday) -- MCRA - Midwest Caf=E9 Racing Association.
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August
3-5 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) -- Porsche Club Driving Experience.
9 (Thursday) -- Formula DRIFT practice.
10-11 (Friday, Saturday) -- Formula DRIFT Round 5: St. Louis.
14 (Tuesday) -- St. Louis SCCA PDX.
18 (Saturday) -- St. Louis Speed Festival: Go! St. Louis 5K Run at the =
Raceway.
19 (Sunday) -- St. Louis Speed Festival: Big Shark St. Louis Cycle the =
Raceway.
20-22 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) -- St. Louis Speed Festival. =
Locations and events to be
announced.
23 (Thursday) -- St. Louis Speed Festival: NASCAR K&N Pro Series =
practice.
24 (Friday) -- INDYCAR Coors Light Pole Night and NASCAR K&N Series =
Midwest Melee 150.
25 (Saturday) -- Verizon IndyCar Series Bommarito Automotive Group 500. =
Support races: Mazda Pro
Series and Indy Lights.=20
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September
11 (Tuesday) --St. Louis SCCA PDX.
28-30 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) -- ICS World Champion Chili Cook-Offs.=20
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October
5-7 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) -- Porsche Club Driving Experience.
9 (Tuesday) -- St. Louis SCCA PDX.
13-14 (Saturday, Sunday) -- MCRA - Midwest Caf=E9 Racing Association.

=20 For more information on Gateway Motorsports Park, please call (618) = 215-8888 or visit www.gatewaymsp.com. Follow GMP on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.=20





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