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Four in a row and six in the past seven years.

Sept. 28, 2019 – St. Louis Region – Officials for World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois and the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) today announced a reserved seat sellout for today’s AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals for the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. This marks WWTR’s fourth consecutive Saturday reserved seat sellout and the sixth in seven years.

“The St. Louis racing community continues to show the world that this is a die-hard racing town,”  said Chris Blair, World Wide Technology Raceway’s Executive Vice President and General Manager. “This year’s event started strong right out of the gate last December when tickets went on sale and never looked back.  We went into race week at record levels and the momentum continued.  The AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals has firmly established itself as one of the must-attend events on the NHRA Mello Yello Championship Tour and our venue continues to show that we are the premier motorsports showplace in the Midwest.

“We have enjoyed a great year with huge fan participation at all of our major events — INDYCAR, NASCAR and now NHRA. We are truly grateful for the unprecedented support of our fans.”

The eighth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals concludes on Sunday with eliminations starting at 11 a.m. For tickets and additional information, please CLICK HERE. Follow WWTR on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


7 a.m. – Parking lots open.

8 a.m. – Spectator gates open.

9 a.m. – Midway open.

10 a.m. – Pre-race ceremonies and SealMaster Track Walk.

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

Noon – First round of Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pro Stock (car) eliminations.

12:30 p.m. – First round of Pro Mod eliminations.

1:10 p.m. – Second round of Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car eliminations.

1:40 p.m. – Second round of Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pro Stock (car) eliminations.

2 p.m. – Second round of Pro Mod eliminations.

2:35 p.m. — Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car semi-finals.

2:50 p.m. — Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pro Stock (car) semi-finals.

3 p.m. – Pro Mod semi-finals.

3:05 p.m. – Final rounds of eliminations for Sportsman, Comp, Factory Stock Showdown.

3:25 p.m. – Jr. Dragsters.

3:30 p.m. – Parade of champions.

3:40 p.m. – Final round of Pro Mod eliminations.

3:45 p.m. – Final round of Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pro Stock (car) eliminations.

3:50 p.m. – Final round of Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car eliminations.

4 p.m. – Track closed.

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 340 acres, Gateway Motorsports Park is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area. World Wide Technology Raceway’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 and a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue. World Wide Technology Raceway 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 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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