Two iconic hot rod and drag racing events will share the weekend


May 15, 2020, St. Louis Region – World Wide Technology Raceway has moved the annual Heads-up Hootenanny and the new Mother Road Rendezvous to the weekend of June 19-20. Schedule changes were necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the government’s stay-at-home orders.

The inaugural Mother Road Rendezvous (@RendezvousRoad) will take place on both days during the daylight hours at the track in Madison, Illinois. The lifestyle event will feature nostalgia drag racing, a traditional hot rod and custom car show, pin-up girl contest and rockabilly bands and DJs.

The annual Heads-up Hootenanny will take place on both dates during the evening hours and will feature 230+ mph exotic, nitro-burning drag racing with the Mid-West Pro Mod Series.

A schedule and entry fees will be posted soon.


For additional information on World Wide Technology Raceway, please call (618) 215-8888. Follow WWTR on Facebook, 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.