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Gateway Motorsports Park and World Wide Technology announce long-term venue naming rights agreement

Gateway Motorsports Park and World Wide Technology announce long-term venue naming rights agreement

 WWT is now the official technology partner of the newly-renamed ‘World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway’ 

 

April 17, 2019, St. Louis Region – Gateway Motorsports Park and World Wide Technology (WWT), a market-leading technology solution provider, today announced a long-term naming rights commitment, renaming the motorsports facility “World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.” The multi-faceted racing venue serves as home to NASCAR, INDYCAR and NHRA racing in the St. Louis region, where WWT was founded and is headquartered.

WWT also becomes the official technology partner of the track and will use the venue to advance development programs for the company and its community outreach initiatives.

“The support of WWT will help ensure that our track will compete for North America’s most elite races and offer an innovative and exhilarating fan experience for years to come,” said Curtis Francois, owner and CEO of Gateway Motorsports Park. “The relationship with WWT will help us tremendously as we continue to grow World Wide Technology Raceway into one of the premier racing facilities in the country.

“WWT Founder and Chairman David Steward and his family are among the most respected corporate and civic leaders in our community. We are thrilled to partner with their iconic brand and mission,” said Francois. “Further, David Steward II and his company Lion Forge are actively engaged in the sponsorship which speaks to the powerful future potential of our alliance.”

The announcement was made during the 2019 Global Leadership Forum (GLF) Summit taking place at WWT. Founded by David Steward in 2015, GLF strives to connect the world’s leading STEAM organizations that are engaging, educating, empowering, and transforming underserved communities and building tomorrow’s workforce.

 The track plans to utilize the many advanced assets and knowledge that WWT and their partners are developing in an ever-evolving marketplace. Whether it’s STEAM initiatives, technological enhancements for fan experience, or community outreach and diversity, the raceway will serve as a cutting-edge proving ground.

“WWT and the Steward family are blessed and honored to align ourselves with the Francois family and the team at World Wide Technology Raceway. Given our shared vision and values, we knew we had a perfect opportunity to better serve the entire community. Under Curtis Francois’ tremendous leadership, we look forward to creating a meaningful and lasting impact for the region in the years ahead,” said David Steward.

“As our family has experienced firsthand, motorsport events are a great way to bring a diverse array of people together throughout the region. We are thankful and grateful for the opportunity to support the new partnership and provide additional opportunities to the community,” said David Steward II.

The new partnership furthers WWT’s tie to racing, as the company is the official Technology and Analytics Partner of Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) and the primary sponsor of the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team. As part of the partnership, WWT provides data analytics consulting and technology solutions to help improve team performance for Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. and the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team.

As part of the partnership between the two St. Louis area organizations, the track will feature WWT signage throughout the venue, web and social communications channels and branding on all event promotions. Signage changeover is currently underway and will continue to evolve throughout the 2019 season.

It’s official: Gateway Motorsports Park’s NTT IndyCar Series 500 and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series 200 a combo weekend in 2020

 

 

It’s official: Gateway Motorsports Park’s NTT IndyCar Series 500

and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series 200 a combo weekend in 2020

 

 

April 4, 2019, St. Louis Region – Gateway Motorsports Park officials today confirmed that its NTT IndyCar Series 500 and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series 200 will take place on the same weekend in 2020. NASCAR released the 2020 Truck Series schedule earlier this week and announced the seventh annual Gateway Truck Series event will take place on Friday, August 21, 2020. The fourth annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline for the NTT IndyCar Series will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2020.

 

“As soon as NASCAR released the Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule on Wednesday, we were deluged with calls and messages from fans regarding the two events,” said Chris Blair, Gateway Motorsports Park’s Executive Vice President and General Manager. “With the many changes affecting the overall Monster Energy Cup, Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors schedules, we appreciate the cooperation between INDYCAR and NASCAR to allow us to produce this great weekend of racing.  Our fans will be treated to two action-packed days and we are working to provide entertaining content both on and off the track all weekend long.”

 

While the final schedules have yet to be determined, the single-day NASCAR Truck Series 200 will run in conjunction with INDYCAR practice and qualifying throughout the day on Friday. In addition, GMP officials are working closely with the Indy Lights Series, Indy Pro 2000 Series and Vintage Indy Registry’s Icons of Open Wheel program.

 

“Our event will continue to evolve so that we are never presenting the same show twice,” Blair added. “We want to keep things fresh and exciting for our fans and we believe this is a major step forward in our goal of growing our St. Louis Speed Festival. We are working with more racing series and sanctioning bodies than ever before and are fully engaged on a very diverse schedule for the future.”

 

Additional details regarding the 2020 event weekend will be released in mid-September as final series schedules, ticket information and additional show content are confirmed.

 

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.

 

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Americas Rallycross coming to Gateway Motorsports Park July 13-14

ARX will be GMP’s first-ever rallycross event and Supercar doubleheader

January 31, 2019, St. Louis Region – Americas Rallycross (ARX) today announced its 2019 schedule which includes an inaugural event at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois. The inaugural ARX rallycross event at GMP is scheduled for July 13-14.

ARX is a North American-based rallycross championship fielding action sports stars, world-class manufacturers and competing in premier locations around the continent. ARX is the next evolution of the high-speed, action-packed world of rallycross. Rallycross is the fastest-growing form of racing in the world. Short races, viewer-friendly asphalt-and-dirt circuits with 600-horsepower production-based race cars make for exciting racing. IMG, the global sports and entertainment agency, is the promoter and commercial rights holder of the series.

“We are excited to host this incredible new series and showcase our specially-designed rallycross track at Gateway Motorsports Park. We strive to offer a wide variety of entertaining events and it’s our belief that the America’s Rallycross Series is another tremendous addition to our schedule. The motorsports fans of the St. Louis-Metro East region continue to support a wide array of events at our venue and we expect their enthusiasm to continue with this great addition,” said Gateway Motorsports Park Executive Vice President and General Manager Chris Blair.

The 2019 ARX season will begin and conclude at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and includes GMP, Circuit of the Americas in Texas and Trois-Rivieres in Quebec.

“We are delighted to reveal our 2019 schedule which includes a foray into America’s heartland,” said Paul Bellamy, Senior Vice President of IMG Motorsports, the series promoter. “Our new multi-year partners at Gateway Motorsports Park and Mid-Ohio are great additions to our ongoing partnerships with Circuit of the Americas in Austin and the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres in Canada as we expand our presence in North America. We are pleased to bring our high-octane brand of action to motorsports fans and sports lovers in the U.S. seeking a four-wheeled adrenaline rush.”

“It’s the growth of rallycross in America; these are permanent tracks that are going in and developing,” said 2018 ARX Supercar champion Scott Speed. “It’s super important to get these tracks off the ground and to get grassroots rallycross racing off the ground and going. I think it speaks well for the future of the sport and I feel like the timing is right for this sport to really take off in this country.”

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.

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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