NASCAR’s Drivin’ for Linemen 200 Winner Cole Custer and NHRA Champion Robert Hight will be onsite to meet fans and sign autographs
What: Gateway Motorsports Park and Gateway Kartplex will be going to extremes at the 2016 St. Louis Auto Show. For Gateway Motorsports Park, events at the auto show are all about the fans. Perfectly positioned in the #AftermarketAlley, Gateway Motorsports Park will be featuring extreme kart racing in the dome, hosting fan favorite NASCAR’s Drivin’ for Linemen 200 winner Cole Custer. The display will also feature specialty built vehicles from the NASCAR oval, NHRA drag strip and Kartplex. Fans will also get the opportunity to race the Circuit of St. Louis (Gateway’s road course) through the Gateway’s iRacing Simulator, which is one of the most advanced racing simulators on the market.
Adjacent to the Gateway display will be a special display of NHRA Funny Car Champion Robert Hight’s AAA Insurance Chevrolet Camaro Funny Car. Hight will be on hand at various times throughout the weekend signing autographs.
Experience Extreme Kart Racing in the Dome
For the first time ever, speed freaks can get behind the wheel and experience the thrill of high speed, wheel-to-wheel kart racing at the St. Louis Auto Show Karting Experience. Auto show guests can challenge friends and family on the custom-designed, multi-turn road course on the floor of the dome. Gateway Kartplex will offer the latest GT-5 Gateway Pro Karts in a real racing environment for adventurous drivers age 14 and over for only $15.
Cole Custer on site in the #AftermarketAlley to Sign Autographs, Meet Fans
NASCAR’s rising star and winner of two 2015 Camping World Truck Series races including Gateway Motorsports Park’s Drivin’ for Linemen 200, Cole Custer will be on hand at various times over the weekend to meet fans and sign autographs. Custer was just named as a full-time driver for JR Motorsports’ No 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. In this role, Custer will compete for his first NASCAR National Touring Championship. A full appearance schedule will be posted on www.gatewaymsp.com prior to the event weekend.
The Gateway Motorsports Park (MSP) Kartplex, located inside turns one and two of the NASCAR Speedway, is a nationally-sanctioned kart racing facility for professional and amateur karting as well as individuals and special-events groups. Open in 2015, the Gateway MSP Kartplex includes a ½ mile, purpose-built, 11-turn road course with rental karts and on-site storage for drivers with their own karts. The Kartplex is completely independent from the surrounding racing facilities and can be active while the oval and road course are in use. The Gateway Kartplex is the only professional karting track in the region. www.gatewaykartplex.com
When: Thursday, January 28 – Sunday, January 31, 2016
Where: America’s Center & Edward Jones Dome
701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO
Why: The vision for the new Gateway Motorsports Park is to create a racing lifestyle that attracts enthusiasts, professionals, amateurs and car lovers by harnessing the energy and passion of the thousands of racing fans in the heart of the Midwest.
Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering nearly 200 acres, Gateway is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the region, encompassing a ¼ mile NHRA-sectioned drag strip, 1.25 mile NASCAR Speedway, 1.6 mile road course, a state-of-the-art Karting facility and a new 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue. www.gatewaymsp.com
Susan C. Ryan
SC Ryan Consulting, LLC