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MADISON, Ill. (Sept. 30, 2023) – The annual King of the Arch competition during the NHRA national event at World Wide Technology Raceway. It is an opportunity for the local bracket racers to perform on the big stage in front of a much larger audience.
On Friday, September 29, eight racers were entered in each of the four classes – Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman and Motorcycle – to compete for the coveted King of the Arch trophy.
At the end of the day, Tim Foley (Super Pro), Doug Graf (Pro), Paul Hagen (Sportsman) and DeAndre Lewis (Motorcycle) joined each other in victory lane.
KING OF THE ARCH FINAL ROUND OF ELIMINATIONS
Super Pro: Tim Foley of Dardenne Prairie, MO, defeated Stan Enloe of Cottlesville, MO.
Pro: Doug Graf of Troy, MO, defeated Jeremy Rosenstengel of Belleville, IL.
Sportsman: Paul Hagen of Fenton, MO, defeated Jim Pearson of Winfield, MO.
Motorcycle: DeAndre Lewis of Glen Carbon, IL, defeated Eric Lewis of Florissant, MO.
Cayden Duell (Jr. Dragster Thunder); Kennedy Hale (Jr. Dragster Lightning); Luke Beach (High School); Vanessa Crowley (Jr. Street). Congratulations!
12th annual NHRA Midwest Nationals fan schedule
Saturday, September 30 – Two rounds of Nitro qualifying.
8 a.m. — Sportsman eliminations.
10:30 a.m. — Midway open (suggested time of arrival).
12 p.m. — Nitro School presented by Total Seal (at the Nitro Alley Stage).
12: 30 p.m. — Pro Mod autograph session (at the Nitro Alley Stage).
1:20 p.m. — Budweiser Challenge Round 1.
1:30 p.m. — Pro Stock qualifying session (Car and Motorcycle).
2:30 p.m. — Nitro qualifying session (Top Fuel and Funny Car).
3:30 p.m. — Pro Mod qualifying session.
3:50 p.m. — Budweiser Challenge Round 2.
4:05 p.m. — Factory X qualifying session.
4:15 p.m. — Factory Stock Showdown qualifying session.
4:28 p.m. — Budweiser Challenge Round 3.4:30 p.m. — Pro Stock qualifying session (Car and Motorcycle).
5:30 p.m. — Nitro qualifying session (Top Fuel and Funny Car).
6:30 p.m. — Pro Mod qualifying session.
7 p.m. — Factory X qualifying session.
7:15 p.m. — Factory Stock Showdown eliminations Round 1.
7:30 p.m. — Sportsman eliminations.
Sunday, October 1 – Eliminations.
9 a.m. — Sportsman eliminations.
9 a.m. — Midway open (suggested time of arrival.
10 a.m. — SealMaster Track Walk and pre-race ceremonies.
11 a.m. — Nitro eliminations (Top Fuel and Funny Car) Round 1.
12 p.m. — Pro Stock eliminations (Car and Motorcycle) Round 1.
12:40 p.m. — Pro Mod eliminations Round 1.
1 p.m. — Factory Stock Showdown eliminations Round 2.
1:10 p.m. — Factory X eliminations Round 1.
1:30 p.m. — Nitro eliminations (Top Fuel and Funny Car) Round 2.
2 p.m. — Pro Stock eliminations (Car and Motorcycle) Round 2.
2:20 p.m. — Pro Mod eliminations Round 2.
2:30 p.m. — Factory Stock Showdown eliminations Round 3.
2:35 p.m. — Factory X eliminations Round 2.
2:40 p.m. — Sportsman eliminations semi-finals.
3:10 p.m. — Nitro Eliminations (Top Fuel and Funny Car) semi-finals.
3:25 p.m. — Pro Stock eliminations (Car and Motorcycle) semi-finals.
3:35 p.m. — Pro Mod eliminations semi-finals.
3:40 p.m. — Summit Jr Dragster Shootout eliminations finals.
3:45 p.m. — Sportsman eliminations finals.
4:15 p.m. — Factory X eliminations finals.
4:20 p.m. — Factory Stock Showdown eliminations finals.
4:25 p.m. — Pro Mod eliminations finals.
4:30 p.m. — Pro Stock eliminations (Motorcycle and Car) finals.
4:40 p.m. — Nitro eliminations (Funny Car and Top Fuel) finals.
Winners’ Circle celebration on the starting line.
Schedule subject to change.
For tickets and information, please call WWTR at (618) 215-8888 or visit www.WWTRaceway.com. Follow WWTRaceway on social media.
About World Wide Technology Raceway
World Wide Technology Raceway (WWTR) is the home of NASCAR, INDYCAR, and NHRA racing in St. Louis’ Metro East region. Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering nearly 700 acres, WWTR is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area. WWTR’s facilities include a 1.25-mile oval for NASCAR and INDYCAR, a 1/4-mile drag strip; 1.6 and 2.0-mile road course; the Gateway Kartplex state-of-the-art karting facility; and the adjacent Gateway National Golf Links. WWTR and Owner Curtis Francois have been recognized with several awards, including: 2023 St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame induction; 2023 Innovation in Philanthropy Award by the St. Louis Business Journal; 2022 Explore St. Louis Hospitality Hero Recognition; 2022 Best in Show and Best Event & Festival from the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Tourism; 2021 Comcast Community Champion of the Year; 2021 Jack Buck Award; 2020 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Track Award; 2018 Innovator Award from the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission; 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.
Our mission: We are committed to making a difference in our community, while providing first-class entertainment and memories that last a lifetime.