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Langdon, Beckman, Laughlin, Savoie Win at AAA Insurance NHRA Midwet Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park

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Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Alex Laughlin (Pro Stocks) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcyles) were all winners at the 5th annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park. Click here for Semi, Final and Post Race Action Click here for 2nd round race action photos Click here for 1st round race action photos  Click ...

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NHRA Gateway Elimination Round Updates

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Racing has begun in the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park. Another warm day and large crowd is on hand.   Click here for Semi, Final and Post Race Action   Click here for 2nd round race action photos Click here for 1st round race action photos  Click here for PRO MODS action Top Fuel Finals Shawn Langdon ...

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NHRA Sunday Preview at Gateway, 84 Year Old to Race in Top Fuel

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Tony Schumacher will face 84 year old, Chris Karamesines in the first round. Yes, Karamesines, is an 84 year old racer and he has never won an NHRA event but will attempt win against all odds on Sunday against one of all-time best Tony Schumacher. Below is a story about Karamesines courtesy of Gateway Motorsports Park: Old school drag racing fans ...

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Hight, Crampton, Gray and Krawiec, NHRA Top Qualifiers at Gateway Motorsports Park

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Robert Hight, Richie Crampton, Shane Gray and Eddie Krawiec all grabbed top spots an the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park. This is round two of the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship and Eliminations will be held at Gateway Sunday starting at 11 am.   Click here for race action photos   Funny Car Robert Hight’s ...

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NHRA Saturday Racing Highlights

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Racing has begun at Gateway Motorsports Park for the 5th annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals. The stands are packed  and weather will be a factor in today’s racing. The track temperatures are 122 degrees, over 20 degrees hotter that Friday’s second session. Keep checking back for updates. Click here for race action photos   Click here for more race ...

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NHRA Saturday Preview at Gateway Motorsports Park

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NHRA Racing is set to begin at Gateway Motorsports Park. Richie Crampton (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car) Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Chip Ellis (Pro Stock Motorcycles will all try to defend their Friday top positions and win the official pole of tomorrow’s AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals.   Saturday Track News: The world’s biggest names in professional drag ...

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Crampton, Hight, Anderson, and Ellis Grab Top Spots at Gateway Raceway Park

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Richie Crampton jumped to the Top Fuel #1 qualifier Friday at the 5th annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.  Robert Hight dominated both Friday sessions to capture Funny Car top qualifier. Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Chip Ellis (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also top qualifiers.  Click here for race action photos   Funny Car Robert Hight powered his dragster to ...

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NHRA Live at Gateway Motorsports Park This Weekend

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WHAT: Fifth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, the 20th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and the second 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 2016 NHRA Mello Yello ...

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Majeski Wins ARCA Super Late Model Race at Gateway Motorsports Park

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Super Late Model Racing Returned to Gateway Motorsports Park with the ARCA Midwest Tour Illinois Lottery 50 Click here for race action photos Race Results: Finish Driver Laps 1 Ty Majeski 40 2 Paul Shafer 40 3 Casey Johnson 40 4 Jason Weinkauf 40 5 Derek Kraus 40 6 Rod Baker 40 7 Jeff Holtz 40 8 Natalie Decker 40 ...

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Christopher Bell Wins 3rd Annual Drivin’ for Lineman 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park

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Christopher Bell, racing for Kyle Busch, won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Gateway Motorsports Park. Click here for race action photos “Dream come true,” said Christopher Bell, the 21 year old, describing his win at Gateway. Bell has now won two races in the NASCAR truck series. This is his first win on asphalt, his first win came at ...

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Tanner Swanson Beats the Rain to Win USAC Silver Crown Race at Gateway Motorsports Park

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Tanner Swanson won the “Vatterott College Silver Crown Showdown by leading the last 33 laps and barely beating the rain that let loose after he was presented his winner trophy. Click here for race action photos Tanner Swanson was also the pole sitter but could only lead the 1st lap when Chris Windom jumped to the lead and held the top ...

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NASCAR Drivers Sound Off – Drivin’ For Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park

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Some of the top contenders in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ For Linemen 200 Brought To You By Altec at Gateway Motorsports Park are weighing on what it will take to land in Domino’s Pizza Victory Lane after racing 200 grueling miles on the 1.25-mile superspeedway. Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Fisher Nuts/Menards Toyota Tundra, has ...

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Saturday Schedule for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Gateway Motorsports Park

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The latest Saturday schedule at Gateway Motorsports Park.   8 a.m. — Spectator gates open. 8:30-9:25 a.m. — First NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice. 9 a.m. — Inaugural Buckingham “Climbin’ For Linemen” competition (infield near Turns 3 and 4). 9:30-10:20 a.m. — First USAC practice. 10:30-11:55 a.m. — Final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice. 12:30 p.m. — USAC qualifying. 1 p.m. — ARCA Midwest Tour ...

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Brown, Worsham, Skillman, Arana Jr. Win at AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park

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Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Del Worsham (Funny Car), Drew Skillman (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were all winners at the 4th annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park. For Antron Brown it was his fourth consecutive win at Gateway Motorsports Park in as many years. He outlast Dave Connolly who was hoping to win ...

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Saturday NHRA Race Action from Gateway Motorsports Park

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Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Gerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) paced the field on Friday night and hoped to hold their lead on Saturday.  Greg Anderson and Jerry Savoie were able to hold on the top spots but Beckman and Dixon could stay on top as Matt Hagen (Funny Car) and Steve ...

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Saturday NHRA Racing has begun at Gateway Motorsports Park

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Race Info: WHAT: Fourth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, the 20th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and the second 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 2015 ...

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NHRA’s Friday Night Lights at AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park

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Funny Car Tim Wilkerson’s first pass on Friday afternoon did not crack the top 12, but he came out flying with his evening pass and became the first car to break into the 3 second mark at Gateway Motorsports Park and set a new track record. Wilkerson from Springfield, IL calls Gateway his home track and he electrified the crowd with his ...

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