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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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Top Fuel Dragster driver Leah Pritchett to greet fans in Collinsville Thursday, will compete this weekend in AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals

  September 25, 2017, St. Louis Region — Leah Pritchett, driver of the Papa John’s Top Fuel Dragster for Don Schumacher Racing, will greet fans at the Papa John’s location on  Belt Line Road in Collinsville, Illinois, from 5-6 p.m. on Thursday. Pritchett, one of the sport’s most popular drivers, then will be joined by the world’s biggest names in ...

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What they’re saying about the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park

September 22, 2017, St. Louis Region — The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will launch its annual invasion of the St. Louis area on September 29-October 1 as Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois, presents the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals. The race weekend weather forecast is calling for partly cloudy with highs in the mid-70s all three days ...

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NHRA at Gateway: The nighttime is the right time

AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals features nighttime qualifying on Friday September 20, 2017, St. Louis Region — The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series makes its annual trek to the St. Louis area on September 29-October 1 as Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois, presents the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals. The intense 10,000-horsepower, 330-mile-per-hour action from the nitro-burning machines ...

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Gateway Motorsports Park’s AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals a make-or-break stop for Top Fuel championship contenders

September 19, St. Louis Region – The AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals — scheduled for September 29 to October 1 at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois — marks the halfway point in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series’ Countdown to the Championship. The event is the third of six races in the six-race NHRA playoffs and can be a ...

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Checkered falls on INDYCAR race, Gateway Motorsports Park throws green flag on fall season of special events

September 11, 2017, St. Louis Region – Following its highly-successful Verizon IndyCar Series event in August, Gateway Motorsports Park will shift into high gear with a fall season of special events. September 12: Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week tour. This legendary six-event series features high-performance street-legal cars that are driven more than 1,000 miles on public roads during a trip ...

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Roadkill Zip-Tie Drags September 15-16 at Gateway Motorsports Park

Lifestyle event has been referred to as “The Grateful Dead of automotive” September 6, 2017, St. Louis Region – Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois will host the Roadkill Zip-Tie Drags on September 15-16. The wildly-popular series with its cult following of devoted fans expanded in 2017 to include St. Louis. Auto enthusiasts will develop their drag racing skills, view ...

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STLRACING.COM WEEKEND TRAVELS with Don Martin

8/31/2017 Last Weekend I had the chance to hit one dirt race and one monster pavement event. The MARS/UMP series had a $5,000 to win Super Late Model Event Russ Wallace Memorial and basically just down the road The Verizon Indy Car Series was at Gateway for the Bommarito 500. Friday at Tri-City Speedway fans saw a stellar field of ...

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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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