UPDATE: FRIDAY, AUG. 30, 2:30 P.M. CDT — Friday’s drags cancelled due to weather. This cancellation does not affect Saturday’s or Sunday’s schedule.


August 28, 2019, St. Louis Region – Fans of the Ford Focus will converge on World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, for the annual FocusFest (www.focusfest.com, @focusfest) over the Labor Day Weekend. FocusFest will join the Carl’s 4WD & Performance Bracket Racing Series and Randy Drake Memorial at the NHRA-sanctioned drag strip located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis.

Since 2008, FocusFest has been the Ford Focus event that unites enthusiasts from around the world into a single setting. FocusFest includes a day of fun auto racing events where members compete for the fastest track time; and a car show for members to show off their modified Focus. This year FocusFest 2019 will be at WWTR, running from August 30 to September 1. FocusFest offers many attractions, including an audio competition, meet ‘n’ greet party, Focus swap meet, dinner caravan, awards ceremony and prize raffles.

For the complete schedule of this weekend’s drag racing at WWTR, please CLICK HERE


FocusFest Schedule


4-10 p.m. – Meet-and-greet at Panda Motorworks, 124 Trade Center Drive W, St. Peters, MO.



7-11 a.m. — FocusFest registration at World Wide Technology Raceway; pit parking. When you registeri, all fees will be paid directly to the track. Drag racing: $25. Autocross: $25. Car Show: $15. Additional spectator: $15.

8 a.m. — Tech inspection.

9 a.m. — FocusFest drag racing (exclusive to FocusFest from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., then in rotation with bracket races from 1 p.m. until end of day).

10 a.m. — FocusFest car show begins.

Noon — Exhaust competition.

1 p.m. — FocusFest autocross.

2 p.m. — Audio competition by Untouchable Sounds TM (#UntouchableSounds).

4 p.m. — FocusFest events end at WWTR.

7-10 p.m. — Evening garage hangout at SpringHill Suites St. Louis, Brentwood.



11 a.m. — Arrive at Gateway Kartplex at WWTR.

11:15 a.m. — Best of show car show judging.

Noon-2 p.m. — FocusFest at the Gateway Kartplex ($64 for 2 races, paid directly to the track). You may register as early as Friday. Please register as early as possible in order to start the event in a timely manner.

3 p.m. — Event awards and raffle.


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.