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Gateway Motorsports Park statement on today’s INDYCAR announcement of new title sponsorship

January 15, 2019, St. Louis Region – INDYCAR, the governing body of the IndyCar Series, today announced that global information technology and communications leader NTT has signed a multiyear agreement to become the IndyCar Series’ title partner. The 2019 NTT IndyCar Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park – the third annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline – will take place on Saturday, August 24.

“Today’s announcement that NTT is the new title sponsor of the IndyCar Series is very promising for Gateway Motorsports Park as it pertains to our business community,” said Gateway Motorsports Park owner and CEO Curtis Francois. “Some of the largest tech companies in the world are located just minutes from our venue and the St. Louis tech start-up scene is thriving.

“Having one of the most technologically advanced sports, that is sponsored by a leading tech company, in the backyard of fast-growing companies is a win for the community. Even before today’s announcement we were developing relationships with a number of technology partners and creating STEM initiatives. This new relationship will provide us with another valuable asset.”

“We hope to use this relationship between INDYCAR, NTT and Gateway Motorsports Park to further advance the development of professional motorsports in St. Louis,” said Gateway Motorsports Park Vice President and General Manager Chris Blair. “Our team will be working on a variety of special promotions and educational programs with the many employees, developers and sponsors in this category that are based within a few minutes of our facility. It’s an exciting and unique opportunity with unlimited potential.

“We are striving to be revolutionary in our approach to promotions and the race-day experience. We are looking forward to pursuing all new roads of activation and engagement with the tech community.”

Truly an international event, the NTT IndyCar Series delivers the cars and stars of the Indianapolis 500 to the St. Louis-Metro East region. In addition to America’s best drivers, the third annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline also draws competitors from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France and Japan.

Tickets for the third annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline may be purchased by calling the GMP ticket office at (618) 215-8888.

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.

About Gateway Motorsports Park

 Gateway Motorsports Park is the home of INDYCAR, NASCAR and NHRA racing in the St. Louis region. Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering more than 340 acres, Gateway Motorsports Park is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area. Gateway Motorsports Park’s facilities include a 1/4-mile drag strip, 1.25-mile superspeedway, 1.6-mile road course, a state-of-the-art karting facility and a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue. Gateway Motorsports Park was the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Facility of the Year Award from the Race Track Business Conference and the 2017 Spirit of St. Louis Award from St. Louis Attractions Association.

Gateway Motorsports Park and Bommarito Automotive Group announce extension of INDYCAR event sponsorship

January 14, 2019, St. Louis Region – Officials at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois, and the Bommarito Automotive Group today announced an extension of the automotive dealers’ sponsorship of the speedway’s annual INDYCAR race. This extends the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline sponsorship, which began in 2017, through the 2021 event.

“The marketing partnership between Gateway Motorsports Park and the Bommarito Automotive Group has made a big impact on our efforts of showcasing professional motorsports in the St. Louis region,” said Gateway Motorsports Park owner and CEO Curtis Francois. “The Bommarito team and their partners have done a great job in coordinating their activation programs surrounding the event. The results have garnered the respect of the entire INDYCAR industry.

“We have been fortunate to find a local sponsor who shares our vision,” Francois added.

The Bommarito Automotive Group 500 event has enabled sponsor John Bommarito to actively engage partners Axalta and Valvoline with his 20 new car franchises and nine pre-owned centers throughout the St. Louis region. Firmly established as Missouri’s largest automotive dealer group prior to the event sponsorship, the 47-year-old company has seen a dramatic increase in the national awareness of their Bommarito.com brand through the INDYCAR platform and the race’s NBC Sports broadcast.

“The INDYCAR event sponsorship at Gateway Motorsports Park has enabled us to deliver our message that ‘Price and Service Sells Cars, not only in our home market but on a nationwide level as well,” said Bommarito Automotive Group President John Bommarito. “The efforts of our group, Axalta and Valvoline not only impacted our sales and service efforts, but also our mission of giving back to the St. Louis community. This was the perfect platform for everyone.”

INDYCAR truly is an international event. In addition to America’s best drivers, the second annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline also draws competitors from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France and Japan.

Tickets for the third annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline may be purchased by calling the GMP ticket office at (618) 215-8888.

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.

About Gateway Motorsports Park

Gateway Motorsports Park is the home of INDYCAR, NASCAR and NHRA racing in the St. Louis region. Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering more than 340 acres, Gateway Motorsports Park is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area. Gateway Motorsports Park’s facilities include a 1/4-mile drag strip, 1.25-mile superspeedway, 1.6-mile road course, a state-of-the-art karting facility and a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue. Gateway Motorsports Park was the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Facility of the Year Award from the Race Track Business Conference and the 2017 Spirit of St. Louis Award from St. Louis Attractions Association.

About the Bommarito Automotive Group

Celebrating 47 years in the St. Louis marketplace, the Bommarito Automotive Group (www.bommarito.com) currently operates 20 new car franchises and nine pre-owned centers throughout every St. Louis neighborhood. Bommarito recently was recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as Missouri’s No. 1 selling automotive group and is currently ranked 52nd in the nation. Our goal is to have at least one Bommarito vehicle in the driveway of every St. Louis family.

Help wanted: Gateway Motorsports Park to host two job fairs in preparation for 2019 season

January 7, 2019, St. Louis Region – Gateway Motorsports Park, the home of NASCAR, INDYCAR and NHRA racing in the St. Louis-Metro East region, will host two job fairs in preparation for the 2019 motorsports season. Many positions in a number of departments are available.

The first will be held on Thursday, February 21 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The second job fair will take place on Saturday, February 23 from 9 a.m. to noon. The job fairs will be held in the infield media center inside the oval track.

Prospective candidates should bring a resume and identification.

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.

About Gateway Motorsports Park

Gateway Motorsports Park is the home of INDYCAR, NASCAR and NHRA racing in the St. Louis region. Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering more than 340 acres, Gateway Motorsports Park is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area. Gateway Motorsports Park’s facilities include a 1/4-mile drag strip, 1.25-mile superspeedway, 1.6-mile road course, a state-of-the-art karting facility and a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue. Gateway Motorsports Park was the recipient of the 2018 Innovator Award from Explore St. Louis, the 2017 Outstanding Facility of the Year Award from the Race Track Business Conference and the 2017 Spirit of St. Louis Award from the St. Louis Attractions Association.

INDYCAR to be joined by NASCAR K&N Pro Series on August 24

Gateway Motorsports Park announces second doubleheader of 2019:

INDYCAR to be joined by NASCAR K&N Pro Series on August 24

November 28, 2018, St. Louis Region – Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois today announced its second doubleheader of the 2019 season: INDYCAR and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series will race on the same track on the same day. The cars and stars of the Indianapolis 500 will be joined by NASCAR’s future heroes on Saturday, August 24, 2019.

All three of NASCAR’s 2018 champions – Joey Logano (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series), Tyler Reddick (Xfinity Series) and Brett Moffitt (NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series) – won their first NASCAR races in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.

Gateway Motorsports Park Executive Vice President and General Manager Chris Blair made the announcement after speedway Owner and CEO Curtis Francois signed the sanctioning agreement.

“Our slogan for 2019 is ‘Action is the attraction’ and this doubleheader will be the second of our 2019 season,” Blair said. “ The combination of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East-West combo race – two races on the same track on the same day – delivers on our promise.”

The first doubleheader of the 2019 season will be the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series-ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards combo on Saturday, June 22.

“We are offering more racing than ever before on our INDYCAR Weekend,” Blair added. “Gateway fans will see the third annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 INDYCAR race, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, Indy Lights, the Pro Mazda Series and vintage Indy Car racing over one two-day weekend here next year.”

Derek Kraus of Stratford, Wisconsin, won GMP’s inaugural NASCAR K&N Pro Series East-West combo race, the 2018 Monaco Cocktails Gateway Classic presented by West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame.

To purchase tickets or obtain additional information on Gateway Motorsports Park, please call (618) 215-8888 or visit www.gatewaymsp.com. Follow GMP on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.

About Gateway Motorsports Park

Gateway Motorsports Park is the home of INDYCAR, NASCAR and NHRA racing in the St. Louis region. Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering more than 340 acres, Gateway Motorsports Park is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area. Gateway Motorsports Park’s facilities include a 1/4-mile drag strip, 1.25-mile superspeedway, 1.6-mile road course, a state-of-the-art karting facility and a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue. Gateway Motorsports Park was the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Facility of the Year Award from the Race Track Business Conference and the 2017 Spirit of St. Louis Award from St. Louis Attractions Association.

Gateway Motorsports Park making improvements to seating layouts, programs

Extensive research yields data to enable speedway to enhance fan experience November 5, 2018, St. Louis Region – Gateway Motorsports Park — in conjunction with the sports marketing program at Maryville University in St. Louis — conducted extensive fan surveys following its 2017 and 2018 INDYCAR and NASCAR events. The surveys provided detailed information pertaining to the…

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Updated schedule for Friday, August 24 at Gateway Motorsports Park: Verizon IndyCar Series, Indy Lights, Pro Mazda, NASCAR K&N Pro Series

August 24, 2018, 1 p.m. CDT, St. Louis Region – Updated schedule for today at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois after morning rain storm. Saturday’s schedule has not changed. FRIDAY, AUGUST, 24 2:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m. – NASCAR K&N Pro Series practice. 3 p.m.-4 p.m. — Verizon IndyCar Series practice. 4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m. — Mazda Road to…

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NASCAR legend Rusty Wallace named grand marshal of August 24 K&N Pro Series East-West combo race at Gateway Motorsports Park

NASCAR Hall of Famer to give command to start engines on INDYCAR Weekend for Monaco Cocktails Gateway Classic presented by West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame August  16, 2018, St. Louis Region – Hometown hero and NASCAR legend Rusty Wallace will give the command to start engines at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois, on…

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St. Louis Speed Festival races to Anheuser-Busch Biergarten Friday for INDYCAR-themed happy hour, Victory Lap Amber Lager

August 15, 2018, St. Louis Region – The 2018 St. Louis Speed Festival is a daily series of events leading up to the August 24-25 INDYCAR Weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois. The grand finale is the second annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline for the Verizon IndyCar Series on…

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Dr. Zhivegas group to entertain Gateway Motorsports Park fans at Bommarito Automotive Group 500 INDYCAR race on August 25

St. Louis’ most popular cover band also is a Vegas headliner July 30, 2018, St. Louis Region – A Vegas headliner group which also happens to be St. Louis’ most popular cover band for more than 20 years will entertain race fans before and after the second annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and…

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Gateway Motorsports Park to offer INDYCAR fans the most unique lodging in all of motorsports

Try It Tiny village offers fans the opportunity to live in a house at the track March 6, 2018, St. Louis Region – Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois, will offer its INDYCAR fans the most unique lodging opportunity in all of motorsports: Instead of staying at a motel or camping out, fans will be able…

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