September 22, 2018, 4:29 p.m. CDT — NHRA and Gateway Motorsports Park officials announced a sellout for Saturday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals in Madison, Ill. The event held in the shadow of the famous St. Louis Arch draws fans from across Illinois, Missouri, and surrounding states.

“This event has shown three years of impressive growth. It just goes to show that the St. Louis region loves NHRA and NHRA loves the St. Louis region,” said Chris Blair, executive vice president and general manager. “In this day and age of reviewing and critiquing live event attendance it’s great to see another win at Gateway.”

This is the ninth sold-out crowd on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.


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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.