April 23, 2020, St. Louis Region – The legendary HOT ROD Power Tour will return to World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, on a new date. The 2020 HOT ROD Power Tour has been rescheduled to August 23-29 and will stop at WWTR on Wednesday, August 26.

The following is the HRPT’s official release:



What: Due to the unprecedented events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and HOT ROD’s strong desire for the continued safety and wellbeing of its patrons, the decision has been made to move the 26th annual HOT ROD Power Tour to August 23-29, 2020, shifting from the originally scheduled June 2020 dates. The HOT ROD Power Tour team will continue to monitor state and federal public health guidelines and requirements through August and will make further decisions as needed about the tour in response to public safety surrounding COVID-19. Safety is our #1 priority for our fans and staff during the annual seven-day, seven-city tour.

All vehicle registrations completed prior to April 23, 2020 will automatically transfer to the new 2020 tour dates. For more information, visit hotrod.com/events.

When: August 23-29, 2020

Where: HOT ROD Power Tour stops will include:

  • KICKOFF on Sunday, Aug. 23: Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio (new date).
  • Monday, Aug. 24: National Trail Raceway, Hebron, Ohio (new date, new venue).
  • Tuesday, Aug. 25: Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis (new date, new venue).
  • Wednesday, Aug. 26: World Wide Technology Raceway, Madison, Ill. (new date).
  • Thursday, Aug. 27: University of Illinois, State Farm Center, Champaign, Ill. (new date).
  • Friday, Aug. 28: Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Davenport, Iowa (new date).
  • FINALE on Saturday, Aug. 29: Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Ill. (new date, new venue).

Media Contact: Rob Quigley at [email protected]  (310) 363-4086

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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.