The ADRL announced on Friday that tickets are now available for purchase for the Gateway Drags IV presented by CarSafe on June 1-2 at Gateway Motorsports Park (GMP). It is the fourth of 10 races on the 2012 ADRL Tour.
With new classes, a World Championship format and expanded family fun midway, there is considerable excitement surrounding the worldâ€™s premier eighth-mile drag racing league as it returns to its home track, Gateway Motorsports Park.
Tickets are $15 per day and $25 for a weekend pass for adults. Children 12-under are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at Gateway Motorsports Park by calling (618) 215-8888 ext. 101 or going to www.adrl.us/schedule/tickets. RV spots are available for $150 (this price does not include gate admission).
With special exhibition jet car runs, driver autograph sessions and much more, fans can expect maximum value from their ticket purchase.
â€œIt is great to be returning to our home track at Gateway Motorsports Park and with more cars than we have ever had before, fans will see non-stop action and the best events the ADRL has ever offered,â€ ADRL Executive Vice President Jeff Fortune said.
â€œWe have always worked hard to provide the best action in drag racing while also remaining the best deal in sports entertainment.â€
Said Curtis Francois, Gateway Motorsports Park Owner and former racecar driver: â€œWe are thrilled to have this event back at Gateway Motorsports Park, right where it belongs. The racing fans in this region have shown incredible support of the trackâ€™s rebirth and this event is a fan favorite!â€
Along with the highly-anticipated and revolutionary new SuperCar Showdown class, all of the ADRLâ€™s professional classes will compete at GMP, including Pro Junior Dragster (PJD), Summit Racing Equipment Top Sportsman (TS), Aeromotive Fuel Systems Pro Modified (PM), Extreme Pro Stock (XPS), Pro Extreme Motorcycle (PXM), Mickey Thompson Extreme 10.5 (XTF), Pro Nitrous (PN) and Pro Extreme (PX), the quickest and fastest full-bodied, doorslammer class in the world.
Racing for the first time anywhere in the world in 2012 is the highly-anticipated SuperCar Showdown. The ADRL SuperCar Showdown will showcase the latest factory-produced, dealership-available automobiles in all-out drag racing with no handicap starts or performance restrictions, adding even more excitement to the ADRLâ€™s fast-paced show.
The ADRL last raced at Gateway Motorsports Park in 2010 and has drawn huge crowds each year it has raced at its home track. The 2012 season also marks the first time the Summit Racing Top Sportsman, Aeromotive Fuel Systems Pro Modified and the SuperCar Showdown have raced at GMP as part of the ADRL.
The gates open at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, with the first round of qualifying on Friday set to begin at 12 p.m. On Saturday, the racing will begin at 12 p.m. with the final qualifying session. The first round of eliminations starts at 3:30 p.m., with special jet car passes and other exhibition runs concluding the evening on Friday and Saturday.
For more information on the ADRL Gateway Drags IV presented by CarSafe, go to http://www.adrl.us/adrl-gateway-drags-iv/.
GATEWAY DRAGS IV PRESENTED BY CARSAFE FACT SHEET
WHAT: The ADRL Gateway Drags IV presented by CarSafe takes place June 1-2 at Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis. It is the fourth race of the 2012 season in the American Drag Racing League (ADRL), and the fourth of 10 races on the 2012 ADRL Tour.
Series includes seven all-professional, eighth-mile drag racing classes: Summit Racing Equipment Top Sportsman (TS), Aeromotive Fuel Systems Pro Modified (PM), Extreme Pro Stock (XPS), Pro Extreme Motorcycle (PXM), Mickey Thompson Extreme 10.5 (XTF), Pro Nitrous (PN) and Pro Extreme (PX), the quickest and fastest full-bodied, doorslammer class in the world.
The ADRLâ€™s revolutionary NEW SuperCar Showdown will also race at this event.
Pro Junior Dragsters (PJD) compete at each race and there will also be special exhibition jet car runs.
WHEN: Friday and Saturday, June 1-2, 2012
WHERE: Gateway Motorsports Park, 700 Raceway Blvd., Madison, IL 62060
SCHEDULE (Subject to change; all times local)
FRIDAY: Gates Open at 10 a.m. Qualifying Round 1 at 12 p.m.; Qualifying Round 2 at 3:30 p.m.; Qualifying Round 3 at 6:30 p.m.; Jet Car at 9:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Gates Open at 10 a.m.; Qualifying Round 4 at 12 p.m.; Eliminations Round 1 at 3:30 p.m.; Jet Car at 9 p.m. Final Eliminations at 9:30 p.m.
TICKETS: On sale at www.adrl.us/schedule/tickets or by calling Gateway Motorsports Park at (618) 215-8888 ext. 101. Discount tickets ($5 off) are also available while they last at area Oâ€™Reilly Auto Parts stores.
Friday Adult $15; Saturday Adult $15; Full Event Pass Adult $25; All Kids 12-Under Free; General Parking $10/day. All tickets include ADRL VIP pit pass.
RV spots are available for $150 (this price does not include gate admission).
(Photos by ADRL/Richards)