July 24, 2020, St. Louis Region – World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, today released the revised 2020 schedule for its NHRA-sanctioned drag strip.

WWTR’s premier 2020 event is the October 2-4 AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals for the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The 2020 calendar includes special events for the Mid-West Pro Mod Series, ADRL, NMCA/NMRA, Formula Drift, Midwest Jrs. Series, Street Car Takeover and Import Faceoff. On a local level, WWTR’s drag strip offers Midnight Madness street-legal drag racing and drifting, a class for high school students, and E.T. bracket racing and Jr. Dragsters.

 

World Wide Technology Raceway 2020 drag strip schedule

 

JULY

24 (Friday) – Ranken Technical College presents Midnight Madness fueled by Monster: drag, drifting presented by Mirror Finish and car cruise.

25 (Saturday) – Carl’s 4WD & Performance E.T. Bracket Series and Jr. Dragster Series presented by Ranken Technical College points races No. 4.

26 (Sunday) – SCCA Solo.

29 (Wednesday) – Wide Open Wednesday Race Car Test Night presented by AAA Insurance; NMCA/NMRA testing; High School Class presented by Ranken Technical College race No. 5.

30 (Thursday) – NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl of Drag Racing.

31 (Friday) – NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl of Drag Racing. (Continues to August 1-2)

 

AUGUST

1-2 (Saturday, Sunday) – NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl of Drag Racing.

7 (Friday) – VP Heads-Up Series and Super Index Friday.

8 (Saturday) – Carl’s 4WD & Performance E.T. Bracket Series and Jr. Dragster Series presented by Ranken Technical College points races No. 5.

13 (Thursday) – Professional Test Session (6-11 p.m.)

14 (Friday) – Summer Speed Spectacular Qualifying Night

15 (Saturday) – Summer Speed Spectacular: Mid-West Pro Mod Series, NDRL, PSCA.

19 (Wednesday) – Cruise for the Brews Bike Night. Wide Open Wednesday Race Car Test Night presented by AAA Insurance; High School Class presented by Ranken Technical College race No. 6 (series finale).

21 (Friday) – Ranken Technical College presents Midnight Madness fueled by Monster: drag, drifting presented by Mirror Finish and car cruise.

22 (Saturday) – Carl’s 4WD & Performance E.T. Bracket Series and Jr. Dragster Series presented by Ranken Technical College points races No. 6 (series points finale).

August 23-September 9 – Drag strip closed for INDYCAR-NASCAR event.

 

SEPTEMBER

2 (Wednesday) – Formula Drift move-in.

3 (Thursday) – Formula Drift.

4 (Friday) – Formula Drift.

5 (Saturday) – Formula Drift.

6 (Sunday) – Formula Drift.

7 (Monday) – Gateway Drift, STL Drift Labor Day Classic.

9 (Wednesday) – Hops ‘n’ Hot Rods Cruise Night, Wide Open Wednesday Race Car Test Night presented by AAA Insurance.

11 (Friday) – Ranken Technical College presents Midnight Madness fueled by Monster: drag, drifting presented by Mirror Finish and car cruise.

12 (Saturday) – Super September $10,000 to win Bracket Special; NHRA.TV Challenge

13 (Sunday) – Super September $5,000 to win Bracket Special plus ¼ Mile Top Eliminator; NHRA.TV Challenge

16 (Wednesday) – Cruise for the Brews Bike Night, Wide Open Wednesday Race Car Test Night presented by AAA Insurance, drifting.

18 (Friday) – Street Car Takeover.

19 (Saturday) – Street Car Takeover.

20 (Sunday) – STL Summer Showdown.

25 (Friday) – Ranken Technical College presents Midnight Madness fueled by Monster: drag, drifting presented by Mirror Finish and car cruise.

26 (Saturday) – Need For Speed Car Club (10 a.m.-noon), VP Heads-Up and Super Index Saturday (2-10 p.m.)

27 (Sunday) – Import Face-Off.

 

OCTOBER

2 (Friday) – AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals Friday Night Dynamite.

3 (Saturday) – AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals (Mello Yello Drag Racing Series).

4 (Sunday) – AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals (Mello Yello Drag Racing Series).

8 (Thursday) – Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series test.

9 (Friday) – Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series qualifying and time trials.

10 (Saturday) – Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series final qualifying and eliminations.

11 (Sunday) – Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series conclusion (if needed).

14 (Wednesday) – Cruise for the Brews Bike Night, Wide Open Wednesday Race Car Test Night presented by AAA Insurance.

16 (Friday) – Ranken Technical College presents Midnight Madness fueled by Monster: drag, drifting presented by Mirror Finish and car cruise.

17 (Saturday) – Bracket Special: $10,000-to-win NHRA King of the Track, VP Heads-Up and Super Index Saturday.

18 (Sunday) – Gateway Drift, STL Drift.

20 (Tuesday) – Street Tire Tuesday.

23 (Friday) – ADRL DragStock

24 (Saturday) – ADRL DragStock

25 (Sunday) – TBD

28 (Wednesday) – Hops ‘n’ Hot Rods Car Cruise, Wide Open Wednesday Race Car Test Night presented by AAA Insurance Last Call, drifting.

30 (Friday) – Midwest Jrs. Super Series.

31 (Saturday) – Midwest Jrs. Super Series and Trunk-or-Treat. (Continues to November 1.)

 

NOVEMBER

1 (Sunday) – Midwest Jrs. Super Series.

6 (Friday) – Ranken Technical College presents Midnight Madness fueled by Monster: drag, drifting presented by Mirror Finish and car cruise.

7 (Saturday) – Final Open Test ‘n’ Tune / Gambler Race.

14 (Saturday) – St. Louis Sharks of the Strip no-prep drags winter series; Drift pit.

21 (Saturday) – St. Louis Sharks of the Strip no-prep drags winter series; Drift pit.

 

DECEMBER

5 (Saturday) – St. Louis Sharks of the Strip no-prep drags winter series; Drift pit.

19 (Saturday) – St. Louis Sharks of the Strip no-prep drags winter series; Drift pit.

 

World Wide Technology Raceway has been actively involved with some of motorsports’ leading sanctioning groups to develop standards for conducting live spectator events during the pandemic. In addition, track officials have worked with local, regional and state officials to coordinate reopening plans that have benefitted tracks throughout the industry.

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.