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Gateway Kartplex Presents Extreme Kart Racing in the Edward Jones Dome During STL Auto Show

Gateway Motorsports ParkNASCAR’s Drivin’ for Linemen 200 Winner Cole Custer and NHRA Champion Robert Hight will be onsite to meet fans and sign autographs



  • Get behind the wheel and experience the thrill of high speed, wheel-to-wheel kart racing at the St. Louis Auto Show Karting Experience in the Edward Jones Dome, brought to you by Gateway Kartplex!
  • Drive like a pro and race on the most realistic simulated Gateway Motorsports Park road course that exists – The @iRacing SIM.
  • Visit with 2015 NASCAR #‎DrivinForLinemen200 Champion Cole Custer on Saturday, January 30th.
  • Say hello to Robert Hight who will be our exhibiting neighbor in the AAA Insurance booth.
  • Pick up a copy of our new 2016 Fan Guide including the upcoming season’s racing schedule.


The St. Louis Auto Show is approaching fast, but not as fast as you can go under the dome in a Gateway Kartplex professional kart!


Gateway Motorsports Park and 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.


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.


Race the Gateway Motorsports Park Sim

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.


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.  Cole Custer will be appearing on Saturday to meet fans.


Meet National Champion Funny Car Driver Robert Hight

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 Saturday and Sunday signing autographs, taking selfies with fans and enjoying the love he gets from St. Louis motorsport fans.


Gateway Kartplex

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


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

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