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St. Louis’s Edward Jones Dome hosting Dirt Late Models and Modifieds

St. Louis’s Edward Jones Dome hosting Dirt Late Models and Modifieds

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Edward Jones Dome will play host to the biggest indoor stock car event in 34 years with December’s Gateway Dirt Nationals, a mega-event for Dirt Late Models and Open-Wheel Modifieds on a temporary oval within the 67,000-seat stadium on the Mississippi River.

The temporary racetrack — a fifth-mile, semi-banked oval on the floor of the massive facility that has hosted a variety of sporting and motorsports events — will host scores of dirt-track racers at the unique event scheduled for Dec. 15-17, 2016, that’s certain to spark the interest of auto racing fans throughout the Midwest and beyond.

“The central location in the heart of some of the healthiest dirt racing in America makes St. Louis perfect,” said Cody Sommer, part of the Gateway Dirt Nationals promotional team. “Not to mention the dome and the America’s Center provide more than adequate space to do such an event. There really is not another place like this.”

The biggest indoor stock car event since a 1982 National Dirt Racing Association race at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich., will feature the largest indoor oval track in America with 800-horsepower stock cars roaring around the temporary dirt track.

The winter event will include three days of racing action at the Edward Jones Dome, part of a 1.7 million square foot convention center and sports complex. Gateway Dirt Nationals practice and qualifying is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 15, followed by a Friday, Dec. 16, racing program made up of $5,000-to-win events for Super Late Models and Open-Wheel Modifieds.

The grand finale Saturday, Dec. 17, will feature a $20,000-to-win event for Super Late Models and a $10,000-to-win event for Open-Wheel Modifieds.

Several announcements regarding the event are expected in the coming months at www.GatewayDirt.com. Follow details on social media via Twitter @GatewayDirt or Facebook.com/GatewayDirt.


About The Gateway Dirt Nationals: The Gateway Dirt Nationals is an indoor stock car race featuring Super Late Models and Open Wheel Modifieds, which is promoted and managed by DBG, a motorsports promotions company. The Gateway Dirt Nationals is held in the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis Missouri and features the largest indoor dirt track in America, with a semi-banked 1/5 mile dirt surface. Hosting a variety of motorsports events, DBG focuses on promoting and developing innovative and unique motorsports events.

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  1. Tim Ehlers Gary Walker Tony Walker Bj Seets

  2. Rolla Bell Sr. We’re going haha

  3. this is awesome. Thanks for the link.

  4. Michael Meyer Erich Maske Todd Groshans

  5. August L. Thomas we should plan for this! Lol

  6. Rick Conoyer Tammy Speiran Shaa Hatcher-Bentley Tracy Stevenson-Keller Michael Barbeau Dylan Cochran WOOOOOO!!!!

  7. Holy smokes! This is going to be amazing!

  8. Yessss yessss yessssssssss!!!!!!

  9. Jerry Cookson Travis Gibson Adam Howser

  10. do we know any thing on tickets yet?

  11. Mary ‘Sackmann’ Eisler

  12. Cody Clark Jerod Ramsey Anthony Lach

  13. Ted Ahrens Jeff Ebeler. Ryan Ebeler

  14. My first thought when the Rams left town. This will be epic.

  15. Count me in on the late model,,,I’ll come race

  16. They should run midgets to

  17. Billy Joe Beard II Billy Smith Jeff Asher Tim Nash

  18. Chris Nicholson Andy Milliken Ryan Kohlhaas Ryan Gauntt Chad Wheeler

  19. yes check this out Josh Wiechens Steven Chaplin fill it with dirt we will be there

  20. Kassidi LaFea Gibbs start saving your money lol

  21. it would be great but I don’t think it will ever happen

    • Yes it will. Tri-City Speedway (IL) Promoter Kevin Gundaker is helping with it.

    • Ya just saw that I watched kevin run at all the tracks around st.Louis and Illinois I just moved to southern missouri about five years ago been going to Westplains Springfield wheatland make it to Trycity and pevely couple time a year for the big races

  22. Justin Anderson Tyler VanToll Austin VanToll