Seven days of live, nationally-televised event programming in 2018
The world was watching as Gateway Motorsports Park showcased the St. Louis/Metro East region on August 26, 2017. The inaugural Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline Verizon IndyCar Series race was televised in more than 30 countries across North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
International viewers from Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latin America, the Middle East, the Netherlands, New Zealand, North Africa, the Pacific Islands, Romania, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Sub-Saharan Africa and the United Kingdom tuned in to INDYCAR’s colorful pageantry and excitement unfolding just five minutes from the iconic St. Louis Arch.
“This was a foundational event for the growth of the Metro East and was be a tremendous boost to the region’s international reputation,” said Curtis Francois, owner and CEO of Gateway Motorsports Park. “Journalists from seven countries were on site to cover this spectacular race. It was a major opportunity to show the world what the St. Louis region has to offer its visitors.”
For 2018, seven days of live, nationally-broadcast event programming will originate from Gateway Motorsports Park: ARCA (Fox Sports 1), NASCAR (Fox Sports 1), INDYCAR (NBC Sports) and NHRA (Fox Sports 1). And the inaugural Formula Drift event will be televised nationally on a tape-delay basis on CBS Sports.