Bracket Combo pays guaranteed $10,000 to Saturday winner, $5,000 to Sunday victor

 

July 31, 2020, 1 p.m. CDT, St. Louis Region – The World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, today announced a new event for its NHRA-sanctioned drag strip. The Super September Big Bucks race and NHRA.tv Challenge will take place on September 12-13, 2020. The Bracket Combo winner on September 12 is guaranteed $10,000. The Sunday, September 13 combo winner is guaranteed $5,000.

In addition, the Sunday, September 13 program will feature a $1,000-to-win Motorcycle bracket race as well as a $1,000-to-win quarter-mile bracket combo race. All four weekend race winners will receive the coveted NHRA Wally trophy as part of the NHRA.tv Challenge program offered exclusively by National Hot Rod Association member tracks.

This event was modified following the recent cancellation of the annual UBDRA race.

 

Saturday, September 12

Bracket Combo – 1/8-mile

Win: $10,000 guaranteed, NHRA Wally trophy and Contingency Connection awards.

Runner-up: $2,000.

Semi-finals: $750.

Quarters: $300.

Eighths: $200.

Sixteenths: $100 (8-round race).

Thirty-seconds: $50 (9-round race).

Entry fee: $125.

Buy-back: $85 (buy-backs first or second round if less than 170 entries; first round only if 171-300 entries).

 

Sunday, September 13

Bracket Combo — 1/8-mile

Win: $5,000 guaranteed, NHRA Wally trophy and Contingency Connection awards.

Runner-up: $1,000.

Semi-finals: $400.

Quarters: $200.

Eighths: $100 (if more than 60 cars in first round of eliminations).

Sixteenths: $50 (if more than 80 cars in first round of eliminations).

Single-day entry fee: $105.

Buy-back: $65 (buy-backs first round only if more than 100 cars; buy-backs first or second round if less than 100 cars).

 

Quarter-mile Top Eliminator: Super Pro vs. Pro – Sunday – 1/4-mile

Win: $1,000 guaranteed, NHRA Wally trophy and Contingency Connection awards.

Round 6 win: $300.

Round 5 win: $200.

Round 4 win: $100.

Round 3 win: $50.

Entry fee: $75 if competing in 1/8-mile races; $100 for Sunday-only 1/4-mile.

Buy-back: $40 (first round only if more than 65 cars; first or second round if less than 65).

 

Motorcycle Combo: Pro Bike vs. Street Bike – Sunday – 1/4-mile

Win: $1,000 guaranteed, NHRA Wally trophy and Contingency Connection awards.

Round 6 win: $300.

Round 5 win: $200.

Round 4 win: $100.

Round 3 win: $50.

Entry fee: $75 if competing in 1/8-mile races; $100 for Sunday-only motorcycle 1/4-mile.

Buy-back: $40 (first round only if more than 65 bikes; first or second round if less than 65 bikes).

Street bikes will run against street bikes and Pro Bikes will run against Pro Bikes as long as possible before combining.

 

Special offer on three-race entry: $275 (Saturday and Sunday 1/8-mile races and Sunday 1/4-mile).

 

SCHEDULE

Saturday, September 12

7 a.m. – Gates open.

8 a.m. – Tech inspection.

10 a.m.-1 p.m. – Time trial(s).

2 p.m. – Eliminations.

 

Sunday, September 13

7 a.m. – Gates open.

8 a.m. – Tech inspection.

Time trial: 9 a.m. (for quarter-mile entries, motorcycles and any new eighth-mile arrivals).

10 a.m. – Eliminations.

 

Crew admission fees:

Two-day crew pass: $35.

Sunday-only crew: $20.

12 and under: Free with paid adult.

 

RULES

  • All-run fields.
  • Multiple entries allowed in all races.
  • TruSTART used all classes.
  • Door cars and motorcycles run each other; dragsters vs. dragsters as long as possible. No-Box separate as long as possible.
  • Last-chance lotto for Saturday and Sunday 1/8-mile races (must be purchased prior to start of first round of eliminations). Saturday: $20 for the $10,000-to-win 1/8th-mile race. One winner selected, returns to fourth round of eliminations. Sunday: $10 for the $5,000-to-win 1/8th-mile race. One winner selected, returns to fourth round of eliminations.

 

Contingency Connection awards for all race winners.

Richmond Gear Weekend Warrior Prize Packages awarded to the race winners.

 

For additional information on World Wide Technology Raceway, please call (618) 215-8888. Follow WWTR on Facebook, Parler, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.

 

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.