Gateway Motorsports Park hosts the Illinois Lottery presents the NAPA All-American Hot Rod Showdown on August 5-6. The event is one of 45 scheduled across the country where drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series earn points leading to divisional, regional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division’s Brodix/Steve Schmidt Top Sportsman Series and Spitzer Race Cars Top Dragster Series will also run in conjunction with the event.
Gates at Gateway Motorsports Park open at 7 a.m. both days. Qualifying and time trials are Friday at9 a.m. and continue on Saturday at 9 a.m. Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator qualify Fridayat 3 and 8 p.m. and Saturday at noon. Eliminations for Top Dragster, Top Sportsman and Comp Eliminator begin Saturday at 4 p.m. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car qualify Friday at 6 and 9 p.m. with eliminations on Saturday beginning at 6 p.m.
Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Gateway Motorsports Park are $20 each day. Children 15 years and under are admitted free with a paid adult.
Gateway Motorsports Park is located five minutes from downtown St. Louis at the intersection of Interstates 55/70 and Ill. Route 203. For more information call the track at 215-8888 or visit the Web site at www.GatewayMotorsportsPark.com.