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The Dragtime News - Gateway Motorsports Park to Open Saturday, March 31

 
Gateway Motorsports Park to Open Saturday, March 31
March 2, 2018, St. Louis Region – 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

(This schedule is subject to change due to weather and added dates. Please consult our website or social media for the latest updates).

March
31 (Saturday) -- Test 'n' Tune (10 a.m.-5 p.m.).

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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).

November
2 (Friday) -- Final Midnight Madness fueled by NOS.

For more information on Gateway Motorsports Park, please visit www.gatewaymsp.com.



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