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Local drag racers: Win a $10,000 national championship without leaving WWTR

February 22, 2021, St. Louis Region – World Wide Technology Raceway, the home of NASCAR, INDYCAR and NHRA racing in the St. Louis-Metro East region, is proud to announce its participation in the 2021 ThisIsBracketRacing.com Driver Series. The series is designed to reward drag racers for local accomplishments by competing on a national scale without the need to leave their home track.

The ThisIsBracketRacing Driver Series will crown national champions in both the Box and No-Box categories. The 2021 national champions each will receive $10,000 courtesy of ThisIsBracketRacing.com.

Eight of WWTR’s regularly-scheduled events will be selected at which drivers may earn points toward Driver Series championships (April 17, April 18, May 22, May 23, June 26, June 27, July 31 and August 1). Racers will earn points at their best six finishes among those eight events.

The series consists of two classes: Top Bulb and Bottom Bulb. The entry fee is $50 per class. Each class, Top and Bottom, is a separate entry fee for racers who choose to participate in both. The entry fee is a one-time payment and separate from a racer’s entry fee at the track.

In addition to the championship purse, if the championship driver is a current ThisIsBracketRacing ELITE member, that driver will earn an additional $2,500 bonus from ThisIsBracketRacing.

The list of host facilities for the 2021 ThisIsBracketRacing.com Driver Series includes: World Wide Technology raceway, Ardmore Dragway, Beech Bend Raceway Park, Big Country Raceway, Bremerton Raceway, Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, Immokalee Regional Raceway, Cedar Falls, Lebanon Valley Dragway, Luskville Dragway, Mid-Michigan Motorplex, Mo-Kan Dragway, Muncie Dragway, National Trail Raceway, Numidia Dragway, South Georgia Motorsports Park, Summit Motorsports Park and Virginia Motorsports Park.

Lane Cavar (Top Bulb) and Kip Poole (Bottom Bulb) were crowned inaugural champions of the Driver Series in 2020. They will no doubt look to defend their crown as the series expands to include around 20 host tracks in 2021.

For additional information, and to sign up for points at your track, please visit: thisisbracketracing.com/driverseries.


For additional information on World Wide Technology Raceway, please call (618) 215-8888. Follow WWTR on Facebook, 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. The 2021 season marks the 10th year of Francois’ ownership of the facility.


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