(St. Louis, MO) Gateway Motorsports Park, located in Madison, Illinois, just across the Mississippi River from the iconic Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis, will host the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards on Saturday, June 22. The 150-mile race will be held in conjunction with the Gander Outdoors NASCAR Truck Series.
The uniquely-shaped 1.25-mile oval features a tight, banked hairpin turn that serves as turns one and two, a flat sweeping turn that serves as turns three and four, and is one of the most demanding tracks that the ARCA Racing Series competes at throughout the season. The event will be unique in that Gateway Motorsports Park will be the promoter of the NASCAR Gander Mountain Truck Series and Track Enterprises will be the promoter of the ARCA event.
“We wanted to give the fans two great races on the same day and I think we have done that with the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and the Gander Outdoors NASCAR Truck Series,” said Track Enterprises’ Bob Sargent. “It will make for a great Saturday evening of racing in the St. Louis area.”
“Our 2019 promotional campaign promises that ‘Action is the Attraction.” In keeping with the spirit of that theme, we are delivering the ultimate double-header,” added Gateway Motorsports Park Executive Vice President and General Manager Chris Blair. “Fans will be able to take in practice, qualifying and two incredible shows with just one ticket. Our track has delivered some memorable racing in the past and this very special night should be one that everyone will be talking about for years to come.”
There have been seven previous ARCA Racing Series events at Gateway Motorsports Park, dating back to Mark Gibson’s win in the inaugural race in 1997. Ten-time series champion Frank Kimmel won the 2001 race, Ryan Hemphill won in 2004, Joey Miller in 2005, Cale Gale was the winner in 2006, and the late Bryan Clauson won in 2007. After an eleven-year hiatus, the series returned in 2018 and Sheldon Creed scored the victory en route to the series championship.
Ticket renewals for current Gateway Motorsports Park NASCAR ticket buyers will begin on Monday, November 12, and general on-sale ticket purchases will begin on Friday, November 23 at Gatewaymsp.com or Metrotix.com.
As part of the track’s Black Friday and Cyber-Monday special promotions, all online ticket fees will be just $1.
Adult tickets begin at only $40 and Gateway Motorsports Park will offer special packages for early ticket buyers. In keeping with Gateway’s family friendly pricing, all general admission tickets for kids 15 and under are free.
For information on Track Enterprises and its schedule of events for 2019, please visit TrackEnterprises.com. For information on the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, including complete 2019 schedule information, visit ARCARacing.com.
The 2019 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule to date (dates will be added as they are confirmed):
February 9: Daytona International Speedway
March 9: Five Flags Speedway
April 14: Salem Speedway
May 4: Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville
May 19: Toledo Speedway
May 31: Pocono Raceway
June 7: Michigan International Speedway
June 14: Madison International Speedway
June 22: Gateway Motorsports Park
July 19: Iowa Speedway
July 26: Pocono Raceway
August 18: Illinois State Fair
September 14: Salem Speedway