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WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY RACEWAY 2020 SCHEDULE UPDATE
We would like to thank you for your continued support of World Wide Technology Raceway and Gateway Kartplex as we deal with the challenges of the current health emergency. As many of you know, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has extended the stay-at-home order for Illinois residents through April 30, 2020. World Wide Technology Raceway is following the guidelines and orders issued by state and federal officials. As a result, we are postponing all events scheduled for the month of April, 2020. Additionally, some spectator-oriented events scheduled for early-to-mid May have been adjusted.
We currently are working with our partners, track rental clients and sanctioning bodies to develop a new schedule of events once the restrictions are lifted. Our venue hosts more than 300 event days annually and our goal is to resume when permitted, complete as many events as possible and find alternative dates for the events that have been postponed. Since this unprecedented global event is ever-evolving, we will remain fluid with our events and additional 2020 schedule updates will be necessary. Once we have clarity on the situation at hand, we will release an updated schedule.
Events affected by Illinois’ stay-at-home order as of April 1, 2020:
March 20 – Midnight Madness: cancelled
March 28 – Test ‘n’ Tune: cancelled
March 29 – SCCA Solo: cancelled
April 3-4 – American Drag Racing League (ADRL): rescheduled to July 10-11
April 10 – Midnight Madness: postponed
April 11 – Bracket series and Jr. Dragsters: postponed
April 15 – Wide Open Wednesday: postponed
April 17-19 – Bracket SuperStar Series and JEGS Super Quick: postponed
April 24 – Mid-America Heads-Up Series: postponed
April 25 – Bracket Series and Jr. Dragsters: postponed
April 26 – Import Face-off: cancelled (Series will run their second event on Sept. 26, 2020, as originally scheduled)
May 8-9 – Mother Road Rendezvous Nostalgia Drags: postponed
May 14-16 – NMRA Gateway Rumble: rescheduled to May 28-31 in conjunction with NMCA.
April 14 – SCCA PDX: cancelled
April 17-18 – Vintage Indy Icebreaker: postponed
April 24-26 – Porsche Club: postponed
May 1-3 – SCCA Hoosier Racing Tire Super Tour: rescheduled to May 29-31
The status of other May events will be updated based on the current stay-at-home orders in place.
Our staff has been working from home and our facility has been closed since Friday, March 13. We encourage everyone to help in fighting the spread of the virus and we will return to racing sooner if you can follow these guidelines:
- STAY HOME
- WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY
- AVOID TOUCHING YOUR EYES, NOSE AND MOUTH WITH UNWASHED HANDS
- PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING
- CLEAN AND DISINFECT
Please check back with us often as we will be updating the affected dates regularly.
World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois and Illinois South Tourism will present the annual Mother Road Rendezvous nostalgia weekend on DATE TBA. WWTR, located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis, will offer up a rockin’ good time mix of top shelf rockabilly bands, thrilling nostalgia drag racing, a traditional hot rod and custom car show, pin-up girl contest, vintage camper corral, nostalgia vendors and pinstripers on the fabulous midway and a swap meet for old cars and parts.
NOSTALGIA DRAG RACING – The stars of ‘60s and ’70 drags strips across the nation will make a triumphant – and loud – return to the quarter mile. Featured groups include the Nostalgia Gassers, Nostalgia Drag Racing League (NDRL) and the Victory Nostalgia Super Stock Series. Nostalgia drags will take place on Friday and Saturday. Contact George Whitaker for nostalgia drag questions: [email protected]
ROCKABILLY CONCERT – Three top shelf rockabilly bands will perform on the Mid-America Chevy Dealers Stage in the pavilion on the midway. Nashville sends The Royal Hounds and Danny Dean & The Homewreckers. Local favorite Little Rachel & The Rockin’ Fools will open the show. All three groups have played the iconic annual Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender in Las Vegas. Danny Dean plays Saturday; The Royal Hounds and Little Rachel will perform sets on Friday night as well as Saturday.
TRADITIONAL HOT ROD AND CUSTOM CAR SHOW – Open to pre-1969 cars, trucks and motorcycles. Includes everything from hot rods, street rods, rat rods, custom cars, lowriders, choppers, rustbuckets, race cars, VWs and restored stock autos. Best in Show wins the iconic MRR electric guitar award, pinstriped by Dan Johnson of Knucklehead. Car show is co-hosted by the Twisted Rodz Car Club (Illinois) and Decent Boys Car Club (Missouri). All car clubs are welcome. Contact John Bisci to pre-register: [email protected] or (618) 215-8888 ext. 119
PIN-UP GIRL CONTEST – Saturday on the Mid-America Chevy Dealers Stage on the midway. Open to all ladies 18 and older. Costumes must be period correct and true to the pin-up girl genre and in good taste. Cash prizes for first through fifth place. All contestants must be pre-registered. First place also receives the iconic MRR bowling pin trophy, pinstriped by Dan Johnson of Knucklehead. Contact John Bisci to pre-register for the contest: [email protected] or (618) 215-8888 ext. 119
VINTAGE CAMPER CORRAL – Owners of vintage (pre-72) campers are welcome to camp out at the show. They not only will be camping at the track, they will be part of the event, with a reserved area in the car show. Everything from Airstreams to Shastas to Alohas. Camping spaces for vintage campers are free when occupants purchase event tickets. Contact Andrew Curran for camper accommodations: [email protected]
SWAP MEET AREA – For vendors of old cars and old car parts. All wares must be automotive and pre-1969. Find your next project car at our swap meet. Contact Scott Winter to rent swap meet space: [email protected]
Event Twitter: @RendezvousRoad
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RendezvousRoad/
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