May 17, 2017 – Ronnie Beach III of Troy, Illinois (pictured here on May 10) again won the final round of High School eliminations Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois. Beach, driving a 1969 GTO, defeated Steven Dugopolski of Hazelwood, Missouri, 11.878 sec. (on a 12.00 dial-in with a .052 reaction time) at 100.20 mph to 18.311 sec. (on a 18.45 dial-in with a .073 reaction time) at 74.60 mph.

Competition in the High School class was considerable as 18 drivers were entered in the competition, necessitating five rounds of eliminations.

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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, the state-of-the-art Gateway Kartplex and a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue.