April 22, 2018, 2:45 p.m., St. Louis Region – No one wins when it rains. The JEGS Super Quick Series and Carl’s 4WD Bracket Series races scheduled for today at Gateway Motorsports Park’s Dragplex have been postponed due to rain. Time trials and the first round of eliminations in the Jr. Dragster and Sportsman classes were completed when the show was postponed due to rain.
JEGS Super Quick Series: Will be postponed to the Street Car Super Nationals in August. Two qualifying runs will be held, followed by eliminations. Today’s qualifying counts toward the postponed date. New entries will be allowed to complete the 32-car field.
UPDATED 3 P.M. APRIL 23 — CLARIFICATION ON BRACKET AND JR. DRAGSTER EVENT ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 22
Weather impacted the event originally scheduled for Sunday, April 22, 2018. Many options were discussed in order to complete the event or add the remainder to a future date. In our effort to try to reach a working solution for everyone, as well as try to find an acceptable date for the guest classes, there was an oversight in regard to our written policy. With conflicting race schedules as well as out-of-town racers attending the event, the following rules as stated in the Gateway Motorsports Park official rulebook will be followed.
Per section 6.c.vii.1: The Jr. Dragster and Sportsman race will be deemed COMPLETE as the first round of eliminations was completed. First-round points will be awarded and any buy-back money will be refunded at the April 28 event. All posted purse awards will be split among the remaining racers.
Per section 6.c.vi.2: (weather-shortened event) Pro, Super Pro and Motorcycle will follow rules as published. Event is complete after first round. If first round is not completed, a full rainout credit is issued for race entries. Since many racers traveled long distances and may not be able to return this weekend, their rainout credit is valid for the remainder of the 2018 points season. Six (6) tech points will be awarded to those who purchased a tech card for the April 22 event in those classes.
Those who paid for their buy-back prior to the weather announcement will be refunded.
We will run the one normally-scheduled race on April 28. The April 22 race is complete and no further eliminations will be contested.
About Gateway Motorsports Park
Gateway Motorsports Park 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. Gateway Motorsports Park’s facilities include a 1/4-mile drag strip, 1.25-mile superspeedway, 1.6-mile road course, a state-of-the-art karting facility and a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue. Gateway Motorsports Park 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.