700 Raceway Blvd.
Inaugural NHRA Midwest Nationals
Elevation: 455 feet
Tickets: NHRATix.com; 800-884-NHRA (6472)
Radio Frequency: 92.7 FM
Multipurpose Gateway Motorsports Park, in the shadow of the famed St. Louis arch, returns to the Full Throttle schedule after a one-year hiatus with a new event in the Countdown playoffs. The track previously held events in the summer beginning in 1997 that were known for surprise winners.
2011 recap: (no recap; no race in 2011)
How to Get There: Five minutes from downtown St. Louis, the track is on Interstate 55/70 at Exit 4. From St. Louis, take I-70 south to I-55/70 and travel east to Exit 4.
Visitor Information: Southwestern Illinois Tourism and Convention Bureau, 800-442-1488; St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, 314-421-1023