Friday, May 4 — Phillip Reichardt of Festus, Missouri won the second round of the new Sharks of the Strip program tonight at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois. Reichardt faced Sam Dyer of Quincy, Illinois in the final. Tonight marked Reichardt’s first attempt at Sharks of the Strip, GMP’s outlaw heads-up racing program.
Reichardt defeated Dustin Kurz in the first round of eliminations, Jake Schindler in the second and Chris Calkins in the semi-final.
Sharks of the Strip is the newest 1/8-mile outlaw heads-up racing experience for only the baddest and fastest street cars in the St Louis region. At each Midnight Madness fueled by NOS Energy Drink, the top full-bodied racers will battle it out for cash, glory and the title “King of the Sharks.” Any engine combination is allowed. Any transmission allowed. Any transmission controller allowed. Any transmission valve body allowed. Any power adder or combination of power adders allowed. Any tire type and size allowed (slicks or radials only). Any suspension allowed. Any exhaust allowed. Any fuel types allowed. Any carb or fuel injection system allowed. No minimum weight. Tube chassis is permitted (must have steel or OEM roof and quarterpanels). Pro tree. 1/8-mile race. No times displayed on the clocks. Water burnouts only. For more information on participating in the Sharks of the Strip program, please contact series coordinator Aaron Isom at (901) 605-4021.
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About Gateway Motorsports Park
Gateway Motorsports Park 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. Gateway Motorsports Park’s facilities include a 1/4-mile drag strip, 1.25-mile superspeedway, 1.6-mile road course, a state-of-the-art karting facility and a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue. Gateway Motorsports Park 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.