WWTR is the first motorsports facility to utilize this technology
AI-based platform will launch with WWTR’s AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals
September 19, 2019, St. Louis Region – World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, today announced a partnership with IdealSeat, a technology company that helps sports teams and venues provide detailed fan experience recommendations and then builds artificial intelligence-based profiles for follow-up through IdealSeat’s Fan Intelligence™ platform.
Now racing fans and first-time visitors to World Wide Technology Raceway will have the ability to input their preferred event package and experience interests online for real-time ticket recommendations that best suit their needs. The technology is the result of using artificial intelligence (AI) to collect and analyze nearly one billion data points about the fans and sports venues. It provides fans and guests the ability to explore areas of the venue that feature family-friendly seating, seating for avid race fans, shaded options and the best food and beverages.
“We are excited be the very first motorsports facility to utilize this exclusive technology to offer enhanced experiences to our fans,” said Chris Blair, WWTR’s Executive Vice President and General Manager. “IdealSeat’s AI technology will enable our guests to create a personalized experience at our facility for maximum entertainment and enjoyment of our major events.”
Fans may now see IdealSeat Fan Intelligence™ recommendations for WWTR live at wwtraceway.idealseat.com.
“Our mission at IdealSeat is to create a better relationship between venues and their fans” said Joel Carben, CEO of IdealSeat. “We believe World Wide Technology Raceway with their focus on providing a world-class fan experience is an ideal partner and are looking forward to growing the racing fan base in St. Louis.”
EIGHTH ANNUAL AAA INSURANCE NHRA MIDWEST NATIONALS
The world’s biggest names in professional drag racing will compete at speeds in excess of 330 miles per hour on WWTR’s drag strip. The event is an important stop during the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship.
Kids 12 and under are free in general admission areas with a paid adult. To purchase tickets, please call (618) 215-8888 or CLICK HERE. Follow WWTR on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
7:30 a.m. – Spectator gates and parking lots open.
8 am. – Sportsman qualifying.
11 a.m. – Midway open.
2:30 p.m. – Pro Mod qualifying.
3:15 p.m. – Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pro Stock (car) qualifying.
4 p.m. – Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying.
5:15 p.m. – Pro Mod qualifying.
6 p.m. — Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pro Stock (car) qualifying.
6:45 p.m. – NHRA Prime Time Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying.
7:45 p.m. – Track closed.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
7 a.m. – Spectator gates and parking lots open.
8 a.m. – Sportsman eliminations begin.
10:15 a.m. – Midway opens.
1 p.m. – Pro Mod qualifying.
1:45 p.m. — Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pro Stock (car) qualifying.
2:30 p.m. — Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying.
3:45 p.m. – Pro Mod qualifying.
4:30 p.m. — Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pro Stock (car) qualifying.
5:15 p.m. — Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying.
8:15 p.m. – Track closed.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
7 a.m. – Parking lots open.
8 a.m. – Spectator gates open.
9 a.m. – Midway open.
10 a.m. – Pre-race ceremonies and SealMaster Track Walk.
11 a.m. – First round of Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car eliminations.
Noon – First round of Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pro Stock (car) eliminations.
12:30 p.m. – First round of Pro Mod eliminations.
1:10 p.m. – Second round of Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car eliminations.
1:40 p.m. – Second round of Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pro Stock (car) eliminations.
2 p.m. – Second round of Pro Mod eliminations.
2:35 p.m. — Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car semi-finals.
2:50 p.m. — Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pro Stock (car) semi-finals.
3 p.m. – Pro Mod semi-finals.
3:05 p.m. – Final rounds of eliminations for Sportsman, Comp, Factory Stock Showdown.
3:25 p.m. – Jr. Dragsters.
3:30 p.m. – Parade of champions.
3:40 p.m. – Final round of Pro Mod eliminations.
3:45 p.m. – Final round of Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pro Stock (car) eliminations.
3:50 p.m. – Final round of Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car eliminations.
4 p.m. – Track closed.
Schedule subject to change.
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 340 acres, Gateway Motorsports Park is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area. World Wide Technology Raceway’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 and a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue. World Wide Technology Raceway 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. 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.
IdealSeat is an AI sales and marketing platform designed to improve the fan experience while helping venues to develop detailed fan profiles through their industry-leading Fan Intelligence platform. IdealSeat customers include the Jacksonville Jaguars in NFL, World Wide Technology Raceway in professional motorsports, as well as teams in the NHL, WNBA, USL and NCAA. IdealSeat is a Stadia Ventures portfolio company. To learn more about IdealSeat, please visit: https://www.idealseat.com.