August 30, 2016, St. Louis Region – If flames are your thing, head to Gateway Motorsports Park’s Dragplex Friday night. The end-of-summer bonfire (we’re burning a car in a safe area) is the theme for the September 2 Midnight Madness Presented By Road Rage Fuel Booster event. The lifestyle happening will feature drifting, street-legal drag racing and music by D.J. Frizzy.
Admission is $15 for spectators and crew members and $25 to race. Spectators ages 12 and under are admitted free. Gates open at 6 p.m. with racing from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Gateway Motorsport Park’s Dragplex offers a safe alternative to illegal street racing. The 2016 season of GMP’s Midnight Madness presented by Road Rage Fuel Booster street legal program will continue through the end of October. Midnight Madness is open to any street-legal (registered, plated) vehicle and any licensed driver or rider. The cost to participate is reasonable and the program’s purpose is to attract illegal street racers to the safer confines of the GMP drag strip in an informal atmosphere. Unlike city streets, the Dragplex offers a clean strip of asphalt, free of oncoming motorists, intersections, curbs, pedestrians, animals and uneven pavement. Another feature is that Midnight Madness participants are racing on the same track used annually by the stars of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series at speeds in excess of 300 miles per hour.
All vehicles must be self-starting and no race cars (i.e. dragsters, Altereds) are allowed. All vehicles must pass a safety inspection before being allowed to compete. All drivers must present a valid driver’s license at the time of tech inspection. Participants 16 and 17 years of age must have a parental consent form completed prior to competition. A fire-and-safety team always is on duty.
SEPTEMBER 2 — MIDNIGHT MADNESS PRESENTED BY ROAD RAGE FUEL BOOSTER
6 p.m. — Gates open, tech inspection begins.
7 p.m. — Racing begins.
8:30 p.m. — Midway activities and entertainment begins.
Midnight — Tech card sales conclude.
11:15 a.m. — Tech inspection concludes.
12:30 a.m. — Last call to staging lanes.
12:40 a.m. — Back of staging lanes close, conclude remaining runs.
1 a.m. — Conclude racing once lanes are emptied.
1:15 a.m. — Pit sweep, facility closed.
Midnight Madness admission and entry fees:
Racer tech card: $25 (car and driver).
Spectator admission or crew pass: $15.
Kids 12 and under: Free.
REMAINING 2016 MIDNIGHT MADNESS PRESENTED BY ROAD RAGE FUEL BOOSTER SCHEDULE AND THEMES
September 30 – OktoberFAST
October 28 – Season finale, Monster Madness Halloween party
To obtain additional information, please call GMP at (618) 215-8888 or visit www.gatewaymsp.com. Follow GMP on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.
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-sanctioned drag strip, 1.25-mile superspeedway, 1.6- mile road course, a state-of-the-art Karting facility and a new 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue.