TV stars Ed Thornton, Larry Larson to match race this weekend at WWTR

Street Outlaws TV show stars to match race at World Wide Technology Raceway during Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals present by Pennzoil 

October 1, 2020, St. Louis Region – Yet another attraction for race fans has been added to this weekend’s Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois.

Two stars from the Street Outlaws TV show, Ed Thornton and Larry Larson will race each other once on Friday and again on Saturday. Thornton, from California, has been a West Coast Pro Mod standout for decades. Thornton will be driving Rod Tschiggfrie’s “Sorceress” Oldsmobile. Larson, of Oak Grove, Missouri, has a new race car for the 2020 season: a turbocharged 2016 Cadillac.

The famous pair of drag racers are just part of an exciting weekend that will include Pro Mods, Nostalgia Pro Stocks and the King-of-the-Arch competition – in addition to a complete NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national event.

Tickets for the October 2-4 Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil are on sale online (www.wwtraceway.com)  and also may be purchased at the track. Tickets start at just $42. The annual event attracts many of the world’s biggest names in professional drag racing, including: three-time NHRA Top Fuel World Champion Antron Brown (who has won WWTR’s Top Fuel finales five times over six years), Tony Schumacher, Ron Capps and Jeg Coughlin Jr. Defending WWTR NHRA champions – also slated to compete – include Billy Torrence (Top Fuel Dragster), Shawn Langdon (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Karen Stoffer (Motorcycle). WWTR’s NHRA weekend of speed also will include Pro Mods, Mountain Motor Pro Stocks, Nostalgia Pro Stocks and Jet Cars.

For tickets and information, please call WWTR at (618) 215-8888. Follow WWTR on Facebook, Parler, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.

 

Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil

Friday, October 2 — Sportsman categories and Pro Mod qualifying

8 a.m. – Parking lots open.

8:30 a.m. – Spectator gates open.

8:30 a.m. — Stock class qualifying.

8:50 a.m. — Super Comp time trial.

9:17 a.m. — Super Stock qualifying.

9:38  a.m. — Super Gas time trial.

10 a.m. — Motorcycle.

10:04 a.m. — Sportsman ET.

10:07 a.m. — Pro ET.

10:11 a.m. — Super Pro ET.

10:15 a.m. — Stock qualifying.

10:36 a.m. — Super Comp time trial.

11:03 a.m. — Super Stock qualifying.

11:24 a.m. — Super Gas time trial.

11:45 a.m. – Midway open.

11:46 a.m. — Top Dragster qualifying.

12:08 p.m. — Comp qualifying.

12:28 p.m. — ET Motorcycle.

12:29 p.m. — Sportsman ET.

12:31 p.m. — Pro ET.

12:33 p.m. — Super Pro ET.

12:35 p.m. — Stock.

12:56 p.m. — Super Comp.

1:23 p.m. — Super Stock.

1:44 p.m. — Super Gas.

2:11 p.m. — Jr. Dragster exhibition.

2:15 p.m. — Comp.

2:35 p.m. — Top Dragster.

2:56 p.m. — Nostalgia Pro Stocks.

3:06 p.m. — ET Motorcycle.

3:07 p.m. — Sportsman ET.

3:08 p.m. — Pro ET.

3:09 p.m. — Super Pro ET.

3:10 p.m. — NHRA Street Car Showdown.

3:11 p.m. — Mountain Motor Pro Stocks.

3:21 p.m. — Factory Stock Showdown.

3:32 p.m. — Pro Mod qualifying.

 

Saturday, October 3 – Pro qualifying (Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle); Sportsman eliminations

8 a.m. – Parking lots open.

9 a.m. – Spectator gates open.

9:15 a.m. – Sportsman eliminations.

9:45 a.m. – Midway open.

11:55 a.m. – First round of High School Challenge eliminations.

Noon – Midwest Nostalgia Pro Stock Association exhibition.

12:30 p.m. – Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying.

1:30 p.m. – Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying.

2:35 p.m. – Second round of High School Challenge eliminations.

2:40 p.m. – Mountain Motor Pro Stock qualifying.

2:55 p.m. – Factory Stock Showdown qualifying.

3:10 p.m. – Pro Mod qualifying.

3:40 p.m. – Final round of High School Challenge eliminations.

4 p.m. – Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying.

5 p.m. – Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying.

6:10 p.m. – Sportsman eliminations.

7 p.m. – Track closed.

 

Sunday, October 4 – Final eliminations for pro classes (Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle) and Sportsman categories

8 a.m. – Parking lots open.

9 a.m. – Spectator gates open.

9 a.m. – Midway open.

11 a.m. – Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car eliminations.

Noon – Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle eliminations.

12:40 p.m. – Pro Mod eliminations.

1 p.m. – Factory Stock Showdown eliminations.

1:10 p.m. – Mountain Motor Pro Stock eliminations.

1:30 p.m. – Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car eliminations.

2 p.m. – Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle eliminations.

2:20 p.m. – Pro Mod eliminations.

2:30 p.m. – Factory Stock Showdown eliminations.

2:35 p.m. – Mountain Motor Pro Stock eliminations.

3 p.m. – Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car eliminations.

3:15 p.m. — Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle eliminations.

3:25 p.m. – Pro Mod eliminations.

3:30 p.m. – Factory Stock Showdown eliminations.

3:35 p.m. – Final round of Sportsman eliminations.

3:45 p.m. – Final round of Mountain Motor Pro Stock eliminations.

3:50 p.m. – Parade of champions.

4:05 p.m. – Final round of Factory Stock Showdown eliminations.

4:10 p.m. – Final round of Pro Mod eliminations.

4:15 p.m. – Final round of Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle eliminations.

4:25 p.m. – Final round of Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car eliminations.

All times are Central. Schedule subject to change.

 

 

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.

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