WWTR increases camping space as sales of RVs boom in the U.S.
January 6, 2021, St. Louis Region – For decades, camping at the speedway has been a popular part of the auto racing experience for thousands of motorsports fans. Taking a recreational vehicle or camper to a race offers many attractive advantages over airports, rental cars and hotels. According to Barron’s, 2020 was a near-record year for RV sales and industry experts predict a 19.5% sales surge in 2021. World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, has recognized the popularity of, and demand for, camper and RV space and will up its game for the 2021 season.
“World Wide Technology Raceway’s footprint has increased more than four times in just eight years,” said WWTR Executive Vice President and General Manager Chris Blair. “With that growth we’ve added more than 200 acres of additional parking and camping space. Our schedule continues to grow each year, which multiplies the opportunity for fans to spend a weekend at the races.
“We know that more and more people are looking for unique ways to enjoy their homes on wheels. Camping at the track takes the weekend getaway and race-day experience to a new level. Trackside camping allows you to be up-close and personal to the action. The campground on the outskirts of our property offers families the opportunity to enjoy the races, then enjoy the attractions of downtown St. Louis. We offer something for everyone.”
Weekend camping starts as low as $50 for all 2021 major and mid-major events at WWTR and multiple tiers of options are offered for all races.
Camping options start at only $50 for these 2021 WWTR events:
- American Drag Racing League (ADRL) – March 26-27
- Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Frostbuster – April 22-25
- Mother Road Rendezvous nostalgia drags – May 7-8
- Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing – May 14-16
- Street Car Super Nationals – July 9-10
- Summer Speed event at the drag strip – August 13-14
- NASCAR Camping World Truck Series-NTT INDYCAR SERIES Weekend – August 20-21
- Formula Drift – August 26-28
- NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Midwest Nationals — September 24-26
- All-American Hot Rod Drags – October 1-3
- DragToberFest – October 14-17
- ADRL Dragstock – October 22-23
Mother Road Rendezvous: Free camping in Tin Can Alley for any camper 1969-and-older.
For more information on WWTR, please call (618) 215-8888. Follow WWTR on Facebook, Parler, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.
About World Wide Technology Raceway
World Wide Technology Raceway 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 600 acres, WWTR is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area. WWTR’s facilities include a 1/4-mile drag strip, 1.25-mile superspeedway, recently-expanded 2.0-mile road course, a state-of-the-art karting facility, a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue and the Gateway Drive-In Theater at World Wide Technology Raceway (a drive-in entertainment venue able to accommodate 3,000 cars). WWTR acquired Gateway National Golf Links, adjacent to the speedway property, in 2019. WWTR 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 the St. Louis Attractions Association. In 2018, owner and CEO Curtis Francois received the Innovator Award from the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission in recognition of his work for restoring World Wide Technology Raceway (known then as Gateway Motorsports Park) to prominence. In 2020, WWTR received the Track Award at the annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity Awards.