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Torrence, Capps, Anderson, Tonglet Win at AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park

Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Ron Capps (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock), and LE Tonglet (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were all winners at the 6th annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park. Click here for Round 1 Race Action Click her for Round 2 Race Action Click here for Semi Round Race Action Click here for Final Round ...

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NHRA Gateway Elimination Round Updates

Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Ron Capps (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock), and LE Tonglet (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were all winners at the 6th annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park. Click here for Round 1 Race Action Click her for Round 2 Race Action Click here for Semi Round Race Action Click here for Final Round ...

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Hight, Millican, Anderson, Hines Top NHRA Qualifiers at Gateway

Gateway Motorsports Park & NHRA announced Saturday’s NHRA final day of qualifications was a sell out. This was the fourth event of 2017 to feature a sellout crowd. Those in attendance were treated to near perfect weather conditions. Robert Hight, Clay Millican, Greg Anderson and Andrew Hines captured the top qualifications. This is round three of the NHRA Mello Yello ...

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Saturday NHRA Race Highlights From Sold Out Gateway Motorsports Park

Beautiful fall weather graces the large crowd at Gateway Motorsports Park for the 6th annual AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals. Last night Clay Millican broke a national record with the fastest ET ever recorded in NHRA racing history. Robert Hight dominated both Friday sessions to capture the Funny Car #1 qualifier Friday at the 6th annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway ...

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Saturday Race Info for AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motor Sports Park

WHAT: Sixth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, the 21st of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and the third of six races in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Drivers in four categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – earn points leading to 2017 NHRA Mello Yello ...

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Millican, Hight, Anderson, and Hines Capture Top Spots at Gateway Raceway Park

Clay Millican broke a national record with the fastest ET ever recorded in NHRA racing history. Robert Hight dominated both Friday sessions to capture the Funny Car #1 qualifier Friday at the 6th annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.  Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also top qualifiers. Click here for race action ...

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NHRA Friday Night Racing Has Begun at Gateway Motorsports Park

The first session of NHRA Funny Car has been completed at Gateway Motorsports Park. Click here for race action photos   Funny Car Robert Hight made an electrifying Funny Car pass of 338.60 mph setting a Gateway Motorsports Park track record. This was an obvious the top speed pass for the first session at Gateway. There are 19 Funny Cars ...

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Friday Night Kicks Off AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motor Sports Park – Parking, Schedule, Race Info

AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals features nighttime qualifying on Friday  The intense 10,000-horsepower, 330-mile-per-hour action from the nitro-burning machines that whips diehard fans into a frenzy will multiply exponentially as Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying will take place under the lights with the cars’ explosive header flames in full view. Nitro qualifying will take place at 5 p.m. and ...

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Funny Car Racer Robert Hight Looks To Bounce Back at AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals

MADISON, Ill. – After a brilliant stretch that included wins and broken records, Robert Hight isn’t going to let one hiccup get him down. A second-round loss in Reading on Sunday bounced Hight from the Funny Car points lead in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, but recent history indicates the former world champion will bounce back in impressive fashion. ...

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Jeg Coughlin Jr. looking for sixth Gateway victory at AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals

When you’ve won 76 NHRA trophies, the current mark for six-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr., it’s correct to assume you’ve won multiple races at a number of different racetracks. But even Coughlin has to admit the five trophies he’s won at Gateway Motorsports Park, the site of this weekend’s sixth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, place this facility ...

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Newgarden Wins the IndyCar Race At Gateway Motorsports Park

Josef Newgarden dominated by leading 170 of the 248 laps and won the race after a daring pass with 30 laps to go in the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Presented By Valvoline at Gateway Motorsports Park. Click here for race action photos Scott Dixon came in second and Simon Pagenaud came in third. “Awesome race,” exclaimed Newgarden after jumping out ...

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40,000+ Race Fans Attend The Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Presented by Valvoline At Gateway

“Look at the crowd,” exclaimed John Bommarito, leader of the Bommarito Automotive Group, title sponsor of the race. An estimated crowd of over 40,000 fans packed Gateway Motorsports to witness the return of IndyCar back to St. Louis for the first time since 2003. The weather was perfect but there was a Cardinals game with 40,000 plus fans but that did ...

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Urrutia Wins Indy Lights Race At Gateway Motorsports Park

Santi Urrutia held off Juan Piedrahita to win the Mazda St. Louis Indy Lights Oval Challenge at Gateway Motorsports Park. Colton Herta, son of former Indy drive Bryan Herta, came in third place. Click here for race action photos Juan Piedrahita captured the pole for the Mazda St. Louis Indy Lights Oval Challenge at Gateway Motorsports Park.   For Piedrahita, today’s ...

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Today’s IndyCar Race Day Schedule – Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline

Great weather is expected for today’s inaugural Verizon IndyCar Series Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline. Here is the schedule:   Saturday, August 26 – Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline 10 a.m. — Spectator parking lots open. 11 a.m. — Spectator gates and Gateway Kartplex open. 1-1:30 p.m. — Pro Mazda Championship Presented By Cooper Tires qualifying. 1:45 p.m. — Indy Lights ...

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IndyCar Driver Quotes – From Day One

Quotes from IndyCar drivers from the Bommarito Automotive 500 presented by Valvoline qualifying SIMON PAGENAUD (No. 1 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet): “I wish we could gone out a little later, but nothing I can do about that. The Menards Chevrolet felt very comfortable. I like how the track feels. They did a great job with it. We’ll start fourth, which is ...

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Power Wins Pole for IndyCar Race at Gateway Motorsports Park

Will Power joined an elite group of 50-time Indy car pole winners when he captured the Verizon P1 Award in record fashion this evening at Gateway Motorsports Park. Power will lead the Verizon IndyCar Series field to the green flag to start Saturday night’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline. Driving the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, Power ...

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Kane Wins the Brickyard 400

Kasey Kane Wins the Brickyard 400 ending a three year (102 races) winless streak Cautions were frequent delaying the end of the race to nearly 9 pm ET… Click here for race action photos   Kyle Busch’s quest to be the first driver to win three straight Brickyard 400 ended in a crash with Martin Truex late in the race. ...

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