If you think a burger is more than just some red meat surrounded by fancy bread, Gateway Motorsports Park has a treat — and surprise — for your taste buds.
GMP’s newest menu offering for voracious carnivores and heat-seekers is called the Nitro Burger. It consists of two juicy six-ounce hamburgers, grilled jalapeno peppers, hot pepper relish, queso jalapeno cheese sauce and diced jalapeno bacon.
Race fans attending the June 25 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ For Linemen 200 Brought To You By Altec will want to get ’em while they’re hot — no pun intended.
“I would stack our Nitro Burger against any specialty hamburger in the area, and certainly any motorsports facility in the country,” said Chris Blair, GMP’s General Manager and Executive Vice President. “So many motorsports facilities and burger bars have their own signature sandwich. Our Nitro Burger represents the sizzling action found on our superspeedway, Dragplex, Circuit of St. Louis road course and Dragplex.”
“The Nitro Burger is one of one of nearly a dozen new items that were introduced at Gateway for the 2016 event season,” said Brian Rappaport, Chief Operating Officer for Pitstop Concessions, GMP’s food, beverage and hospitality provider. “It is emblematic of how our hospitality services continue to evolve and expand. We cherry-picked crowd-favorite ingredients to make one of the most talked-about sandwiches in the racing community.”
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ For Linemen 200 Brought To You By Altec will be joined by the Illinois Lottery Presents ARCA Midwest 50 and the Vatterott College Silver Crown Showdown for USAC open-wheel racers. Spectator gates will open at 8 a.m. with the NASCAR race slated for 7:30 p.m. The inaugural Climbin’ For Linemen competition will start at 9 a.m. in the speedway’s infield.
NASCAR DRIVIN’ FOR LINEMEN 200 BROUGHT TO YOU BY ALTEC SCHEDULE
Friday, June 24
5-6 p.m. — NASCAR garages open to the public.
6-10 p.m. — Party at the ‘Plex at the Gateway Kartplex (kart racing, music, entertainment). NASCAR drivers have been invited to participate.
Saturday, June 25
8 a.m. — Spectator gates open.
8:30-9:25 a.m. — First NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice.
9 a.m. — Inaugural “Climbin’ For Linemen” competition (infield area near Turns 3 and 4).
9:30-10:20 a.m. — First USAC practice.
10:30-11:55 a.m. — Final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice.
12:30 p.m. — USAC qualifying.
1 p.m. — ARCA Midwest Tour practice.
1:45-2:30 p.m. — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver autograph session (infield area).
2:15 p.m. — ARCA Midwest Tour qualifying.
3 p.m. — USAC driver introductions.
3:30 p.m. — Vatterott College Silver Crown Showdown (USAC Silver Crown Series, 60 laps, 75 miles).
4:45 p.m. — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ For Linemen 200 Brought To You By Altec qualifying (multi-vehicle, three rounds).
6 p.m. — Illinois Lottery Presents ARCA Midwest 50 (40 laps, 50 miles, timed event).
7 p.m. — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ For Linemen 200 Brought To You By Altec driver introductions.
7:30 p.m. — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ For Linemen 200 Brought To You By Altec (160 laps, 200 miles).
Schedule is subject to change.