Vintage Indy cars on display, on track at Bommarito Automotive Group 500 August 20-21

August 12, 2021, St. Louis Region – World Wide Technology Raceway, located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis in Madison, Illinois, will present its biggest event weekend of the year with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota 200 presented by CK Power on Friday, August 20 and the fifth annual NTT INDYCAR SERIES Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline on Saturday, August 21.

Indy car racing’s rich, colorful history will be on display as more than 35 vintage Indy cars from the 1930s to the 1990s at the Vintage Indy Registry’s exhibit near the main grandstand. The vintage Indy cars will be on track for exhibition runs at 1:25 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. on Friday and 9:15 a.m. on Saturday.

Among the Vintage Indy Registry entries for WWTR’s fifth annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Weekend include:

Dr. Jim Logan, St. Louis, MO – 1997 No. 19 Logan Racing Dallara.

Rick Rowland, Danville, VA — 1979 No. 56 Genesee Beer Special, Penske PC-7, Chevrolet.

Rick Rowland, Danville, VA — 1956 No. #29 Novi Vespa Special (replica), Kurtis Kraft, Chevrolet.

Charles Jones, Stevensville, MI – 1972 – No. 1 Parnelli VPJ-1, Turbo Offy.

Bob Receveur, Friendsville, TN – 1961 Bowes Seal Fast Special, Trevis/Watson, Alfa.

Bud Taylor, Kearney, MO – 1964 No. 1 Sheraton Thompson Special, Watson Indy Roadster, 4 Cycle.

Jeff Urwin, Millbrook, NY – 1960 Mid Continent Securities Offy.

Jeff Urwin, Millbrook, NY – 1978  No. 4 Budweiser Johnny Rutherford McLaren M24b/3 Cosworth DFX.

Jeff Urwin, Millbrook, NY – 1978  No. 71 Cam2 Rick Mears Penske PC6/02 Cosworth DFX.

Jim Weddle, Clayton, MO – 1967 Mongoose Wagner Lockheed Brake Fluid, Foyt 4 Cam V8.

Robert Dicks, Greenwood, IN — 1960  No. 98 Willard Battery Agajanian Special, Watson Alfa Romeo (replica).

Pat Bennett, Forest, VA – 1987 C March Indy Car LS Chevrolet.

Steve Francis, New Milford, CT – 1967 Bill Simpson Era Gilbert Cheetah Stock Block Chevy V8 (1 of 2 built).

Pete Klain, Beverly Hills, MI – 1974 English Leather Lindsay Hopkins Riley Offenhauser.

Mick Anderson/Jerry Sullivan, New Richmond WI — 1960 No. 2 Dowgard Watson tribute car.

Mick Anderson/Jerry Sullivan, New Richmond WI – 1961 No. 41 Leader Card, Watson Roadster tribute car.

Mick Anderson/Jerry Sullivan, New Richmond WI – 1958 No. 9 Bowes Seal Fast Kurtis Roadster tribute car.

Mick Anderson/Jerry Sullivan, New Richmond WI – 1972 No. 92 Sport Magazine, Gurney Eagle, Chevrolet.

Mick Anderson/Jerry Sullivan, New Richmond WI – 1959 No. 16 Konstant Hot 255 Offenhauser.

Mick Anderson/Jerry Sullivan, New Richmond WI – 2005 No. 55 Panasonic, Panoz G Force Chevrolet.

Mick Anderson/Jerry Sullivan, New Richmond WI – 1979 No. 70 Tipp Machine & Tool USAC Dirt Champ Car.

Mick Anderson/Jerry Sullivan, New Richmond WI – 1996 No. 12 USAC Silver Crown Chevrolet.

Mick Anderson/Jerry Sullivan, New Richmond WI – 1975 No. 24 Performance Eng. NCRA Dirt Champ Car.

Mick Anderson/Jerry Sullivan, New Richmond WI – 1962 No. 58 Ward/Watson Champ Car Chevrolet.

Jeff & Becky Mendenhall, Greencastle, IN – 1980 Hopkins Lightning Cosworth DFX.

Bruce Linsmeyer, Orlando, FL – 1968 Lotus 56/1 Pratt & Whitney ST6.

Ken Muller, Indianapolis, IN – 2007 No. 56 Travelon Trailer A.J. Watson Roadster, Alfa Romeo.

Ken Muller, Indianapolis, IN – 1994 Hampshire Racing Silver Crown Beast Steel Head V8.

Skip Hedrich, Vista, CA – 1961 Laydown Offy, Offenhauser.

Mike Lynn, Greenwood, IN – 1932 Miller Cross Spring Miller, B-Block Miller Conversion Race Engine 4 Cylinder.

Brad Edwards, Plainfield, IN – 1971 Red/White/Blue/Yellow & Black Mongoose, 4-Cam Turbo Ford.

Tom Hernquist, Enumclaw, WA – 1983 Calumet Farm March Cosworth.

John Darlington, Carmel, IN – 1962 No. 2 AJ Foyt Coyote Ford DOHC.

Gary Dunkle, Shirley, IN – 1985 No. 11 Truesports / Rahal March 85 C, Chevrolet.

Phil Gumpet, Indianapolis, IN – 1969 No. 7 Guney Santa Ana Eagle.

 

SCHEDULE (all times CDT)

Thursday, August 19

4-6:30 p.m. – Fanfest at Ballpark Village at the Together Credit Union Plaza (downtown St. Louis).

 

Friday, August 20 – Arrive by 5 p.m. for the best race day experience

11 a.m. – Spectator gates open.

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Indy Lights practice.

12:30-1 p.m. – Indy Pro 2000 practice.

1:25 p.m. – Vintage Indy Cars.

3 p.m. – Indy Lights qualifying.

3:45 p.m. – Indy Pro 2000 qualifying.

4:45 p.m. – Vintage Indy Cars.

5:30 p.m. – First Indy Lights race (75 laps).

7:35 p.m. – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota 200 presented by CK Power (160 laps, 200 miles).

 

Saturday, August 21 – Arrive by 4 p.m. for the best race day experience

9 a.m. – Spectator gates open.

9:15 a.m. – Vintage Indy Cars.

11:30 a.m. – Indy Pro 2000 warm-up laps.

12:15 p.m. – NTT INDYCAR SERIES practice.

2:05 p.m. – Indy Lights warm-up laps.

2:45 p.m. – Indy Pro 2000 race (55 laps).

4 p.m. – NTT INDYCAR SERIES qualifying.

5:30 p.m. – Second Indy Lights race (75 laps).

6:30 p.m. – Bommarito Automotive Group 500 pre-race show.

7 p.m. – NTT INDYCAR SERIES Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline and Axalta (260 laps, 325 miles).

10:15-11:45 p.m. – Monster Energy Boom After the Zoom concert featuring Steel Panther.

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. 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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