Gateway Motorsports Park’s NHRA-sanctioned Dragplex will host a school supplies drive for Madison, Illinois school district students at racing events on August 5-6 (All-American Hot Rod Showdown), August 12 (Midnight Madness Presented By Road Rage Fuel Booster) and August 14 (E.T. Bracket Racing Series).

Donations of all types of school supplies will be accepted at the ticket booths or officials’ tower. All donations will be delivered to the school district offices on August 15 for distribution.

The Madison Community Unit School District No. 12 ( will present its inaugural Back-to-School Parade and Festival on August 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, please contact Interim Madison High School Principal Juan Gardner at (312) 965-3831 or