600-acre WWTR complex is the area’s largest outdoor entertainment facility

April 6, 2020, St. Louis RegionWorld Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, has been recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of the largest tourist attractions in the St. Louis-Metro East area. The recently-published list included the St. Louis Zoo, Ballpark Village and the Gateway Arch National Park.

WWTR scheduled 330 event days in 2019 and more than 1.1 million visitors attended auto races and other attractions. WWTR 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 — including the Gateway National Golf Links and the Gateway Kartplex (TM) — WWTR is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area.

WWTR has come a long since the dormant track was purchased by Curtis Francois in 2011 and brought back from the brink of extinction. Owner and CEO Francois, along with Executive Vice President and General Manager Chris Blair, extolled the virtues of this Midwest market to the major motorsports sanctioning bodies and convinced INDYCAR, NASCAR and the NHRA to return to the St. Louis-Metro East region.

 

For additional information on World Wide Technology Raceway, please call (618) 215-8888. Follow WWTR on Facebook, 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 and a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue. 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.