Yet another mysterious appearance: This time at World Wide Technology Raceway

Chrome-like “monolith” discovered at Madison, Illinois, speedway


December 8, 2020, St. Louis Region – It’s happened again. First Utah, then England’s Isle of Wight, and now Madison, Illinois. No one knows where the structure came from, or when it arrived.

World Wide Technology Raceway employees discovered the reflective interloper when they reported for work this morning. “I went to unlock the front doors to the ticket office at 8 a.m. Central this morning, but they already were open,” said WWTR chief security officer Mel O’Douras. “Then I saw this big, shiny thing in the lobby. I’ve never seen anything like it. To be honest, I was a little afraid.”

At present, there are no plans to remove the offending icon. If it follows the pattern established by the monoliths in Utah, California and England, it may disappear on its own.

For security reasons, the only non-employees who will be allowed near the wayward sculpture are fans coming to the WWTR ticket office to purchase 2021 INDYCAR-NASCAR Doubleheader Weekend tickets.

(By the way, this release is purely satirical.)

For more information on WWTR, please call (618) 215-8888 or visit Follow WWTR on Facebook, Parler, 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.

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