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Statement from World Wide Technology Raceway regarding today’s announced sale of IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway to Roger Penske

November 4, 2019, St. Louis Region – “Roger Penske and his management team have been tremendous supporters of our efforts to improve our facility and grow motorsports at World Wide Technology Raceway,” said WWTR owner and CEO Curtis Francois. “Roger is a respected visionary and has been a significant part of the past, present and now future of INDYCAR racing. Our team looks forward to working with Mr. Penske and the entire Penske Entertainment organization as we plan for the future.

 “We also want to thank everyone at Hulman & Company for believing in us and providing St. Louis with the opportunity to host the greatest Saturday-night event of the season.”

 WWTR’s annual INDYCAR event, the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline, is slated for August 21-22, 2020. For 2020, WWTR’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series joins the INDYCAR race to create and exciting doubleheader weekend.

 For more information on World Wide Technology Raceway, please call (618) 215-8888. Follow WWTR on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.

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Dawson Hollow to perform at Rumble Before the Roar presented by Southern Comfort pre-race party at World Wide Technology Raceway’s Bommarito 500

August 20, 2019, St. Louis Region – Dawson Hollow will perform at the Rumble Before the Roar presented by Southern Comfort pre-race party zone at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, during Saturday’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 INDYCAR race.  Missouri native Dawson Hollow is an indie-folk band based out of the Ozark Mountains. Their music…

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NHL’s Stanley Cup, St. Louis Blues players coming to World Wide Technology Raceway for Saturday’s NTT IndyCar Series Bommarito Automotive Group 500  

August 19, 2019, St. Louis Region – It is the most coveted prize in the history of professional ice hockey. Born in 1893, the NHL’s Stanley Cup is the oldest existing trophy to be awarded to a professional sports franchise and in 2019 it was presented for the first time to the St. Louis Blues. And…

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Newgarden: “When it feels like a big deal, it is a big deal.”

Inaugural Bommarito Automotive Group 500 winner talks about the incredible energy at World Wide Technology Raceway August 15, 2019, St. Louis Region – Team Penske driver Josef Newgarden won the inaugural Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline INDYCAR race at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois,  in 2017 with a memorable late-race pass…

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Charles Glenn to sing the National Anthem at World Wide Technology Raceway for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 INDYCAR race

August 14, 2019, St. Louis Region – He is a beloved St. Louis icon. He sang the National Anthem prior to the opening puck drop at St. Louis Blues home games for 19 years. And now Charles Glenn is coming to World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, on August 24 to sing “The Star Spangled…

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Open Wheel Icons and Vintage Indy Registry bring the sport’s history to the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway

August 13, 2019, St. Louis Region – The largest assembly of vintage Indy Cars outside of the Indianapolis 500 will take place at the annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline for the NTT IndyCar Series on August 23-24 at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois. The Open Wheel Icons exhibit is…

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Motorsports broadcasting legend Bob Jenkins to serve as WWTR’s chief announcer at August 24 INDYCAR Bommarito Automotive Group 500

August 2, 2019, St. Louis Region – The annual NTT IndyCar Series Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline will take place on Saturday, August 24, at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois. While the event in itself is thrilling, the new man-behind-the-mic will make it that much more special. By Mark Robinson…

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2019 BOMMARITO AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 500 RACE WEEKEND SCHEDULE

2019 BOMMARITO AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 500 RACE WEEKEND

World Wide Technology Raceway

 

Thursday, August 22 – Free fanfest at Ballpark Village; Racing Night at Busch Stadium

4:30-6:30 p.m. – Free fanfest at Ballpark Village in downtown St. Louis across from Busch Stadium. Meet-and-greet with INDYCAR Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000 and NASCAR K&N Pro Series drivers, show cars, games, prizes.

 

Fanfest driver autograph sessions:

4:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. — NASCAR K&N Pro Series East & West drivers.

5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. — Indy Lights and Indy Pro 2000 drivers.

5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. — NTT IndyCar Series drivers.

 

6:45 p.m. – Racing Night at Busch Stadium – St. Louis Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies. Josef Newgarden, 2017 INDYCAR champion, will throw out the first pitch. Fans who purchase their game tickets at www.Cardinals.com/theme will receive a Harrison Bader race car bobblehead.

 

Friday, August 23 – Coors Light Pole Night Showdown

10 a.m. – Parking lots open.

11 a.m.-6 p.m. – James Hinchcliffe Red Cross Blood Drive (bloodmobile near drag strip tower).

11:30 a.m. – Spectator gates open; Paddock pass upgrades open.

1-2 p.m. – NTT IndyCar Series practice.

2:15-2:45 p.m. – Indy Pro 2000 practice.

3-3:45 p.m. – Indy Lights practice.

4-5 p.m. – Vintage Indy Registry exhibition.

5:15-6:15 p.m. – Coors Light Pole Night NTT IndyCar Series qualifying.

6:30-7:15 p.m. – Indy Pro 2000 qualifying.

7:30-8 p.m. – Indy Lights qualifying.

8:15-9:15 p.m. – NTT IndyCar Series final practice.

10:30 p.m. – Track closed.

 

Saturday, August 24 – Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline race day

10 a.m. – Parking lots open.

11:30 a.m. – Spectator gates open.

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Vintage Indy Registry exhibition.

12:45-2:15 p.m. – Vintage Indy Registry Open Wheel Icons garage party and autograph session.

12:30-1:30 p.m. – NASCAR K&N Pro Series East & West qualifying.

1:45 p.m. – Indy Pro 2000 Championship presented by Cooper Tires (55 laps).

2-6 p.m. – Rumble Before the Roar presented by Southern Comfort pre-race party.

2 p.m. – NTT IndyCar Series paddock opens.

2:40 p.m. – Vintage Indy Registry final exhibition.

3-4 p.m. – NTT IndyCar Series driver autograph session.

3:25 p.m. – Indy Lights race (75 laps).

4:35 p.m. – NASCAR K&N Pro Series East & West Monaco 125 presented by West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame.

6:15 p.m. – Parade laps.

6:30 p.m. – Bommarito Automotive Group 500 pre-race show.

7 p.m. – NTT IndyCar Series Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline.

Schedules subject to change.

World Wide Technology Raceway announces $5 Ride to the Racetrack shuttle service to NASCAR, INDYCAR and NHRA events

May 15, 2019, St. Louis Region – World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, and the St. Clair County Transit District are teaming up to give NASCAR, INDYCAR and NHRA fans a lift to the races. Race fans will receive a round-trip bus ride to WWT Raceway events from the Fairview Heights MetroLink Station for only…

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Statement from Curtis Francois on the passing of St. Louis-area NASCAR team owner Mike Mittler

May 11, 2019, St. Louis Region – A statement from Curtis Francois, owner and CEO of World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, on the passing of St. Louis-area NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series team owner Mike Mittler.  “It is with heavy heart that we say goodbye to Mike Mittler. In the earliest days of my ownership…

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