October 28, 2020, St. Louis Region – World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, will present its 2020 season finale for the popular Midnight Madness street-legal racing program on Friday evening. On Saturday, Jr. Dragsters and bracket racers will take center stage for the VP Heads-Up Series.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 – Ranken Technical College presents Midnight Madness fueled by Monster.

It’s the 2020 season finale for Midnight Madness. Wear a costume and trunk-or-treat with us. Midnight Madness is the safe alternative to illegal street racing.

It’s affordable social entertainment: Not just a street-legal drag race, each Friday night Midnight Madness is a lifestyle event, featuring special themes, DJs, drifting presented by Mirror Finish, attractions and social activities. The concession stand offers discounted prices on popular food items.

Gates open at 5 p.m. for racers who pay in advance via the Pit Pay app; 5:30 p.m. for all others. Street-legal drag racing and drifting until 1 a.m.

Racers: $25 in advance via Pit Pay app, $30 at the gate.

Adult spectator admission: $20.

Kids 12 and under: Free.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 – VP Heads-up Series and Halloween Jr. Dragster drags

1/8-mile Bracket Class – $2,000 to win.

$400 for runner-up.

$125 for semi-finalists.

Entry fee: $70 (car and driver; 1 time trial plus eliminations).

$40 buy-back (first or second round).

Payout based on 40 cars in first round of eliminations.

Box and No-Box run separate as far as possible.


Motorcycle – $500 to win.

$100 for runner-up.

Entry fee: $40.

$20 buy-back.


Jr. Dragster Thunder and Jr. Lightning – $200 to win.

$100 to runner-up.

Entry fee: $40.

Buy-back: $25.

Based on minimum of eight (8) cars per class. If less than eight cars in either class, the classes will be combined (run separate as far as possible if combined).


Jr. Dragster Pro Sportsman (.5 Pro Tree) – $500 to win.

$150 for runner-up.

$50 semi.

Entry fee: $40.

Buy-back: $25.

Based on minimum of 16 cars.  If less than 16 cars, the payouts will be pro-rated (MWJJ format, 6-9 separate as long as possible).


Plus: VP Heads-Up ( afternoon)




(1 shakedown pass plus 4 rounds eliminations MAX).

Test ‘n’ Tune/time-only tech card: $40.


Spectator admission: $15 in advance on Pit Pay app or $20 at the gate.




7 a.m. – Gates open.

7:30 a.m. – Tech inspection.

8 a.m.-1 p.m. – Fuel sales.

8 a.m. – Jr. Dragster bracket time trial (1 run before eliminations).

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Concession stands open.

8:30 a.m. – Bracket time trial (1 run before eliminations).

9:30 a.m. – Jr. Dragster bracket eliminations.

10 a.m. – Bracket eliminations.

Noon-6 p.m. – Time-only runs and Test ‘n’ Tune.

Noon – Tech opens for VP classes.

1 p.m. – VP Heads-up class qualifying.

1:45 p.m. – Jr. Dragster Pro Sportsman qualifying.

2-6 p.m. – VP class eliminations.

3-6 p.m. – Jr. Dragster Pro Sportsman eliminations.

Racing continues until program completed.


For more information on WWTR, please call (618) 215-8888. 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.