Sep '17
29-01

AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals

ELEVATION
500 feet
RADIO FREQ
92.7 FM
Event Info

Multipurpose Gateway Motorsports Park, in the shadow of the famed St. Louis Gateway Arch, returned to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule in 2012 after a one-year hiatus with a new event in the Countdown to the Championship. The track previously held events in the summer beginning in 1997 that were known for surprise winners.

As always, fans will have the opportunity to interact with their favorite drivers, as Every Ticket's a Pit Pass® at the most powerful and sensory-filled motorsports attraction on the planet! Get direct access to the teams, see firsthand as the highly-skilled mechanics service their hot rods between rounds, and get autographs from your favorite NHRA drivers.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the TICKETS button above or by calling 618-215-8888. Purchase early and save!


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

Schedule
 

Full Racing Schedule

FRIDAY - September 29, 2017

Midway Opens

12:00 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

2:15 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

3:45 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

4:30 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

5:45 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

6:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

7:00 PM

Jet Dragsters

8:15 PM

Secure Track

8:20 PM

 

 

SATURDAY - September 30, 2017

Midway Opens

9:30 AM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

12:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

1:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

2:00 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 1

3:00 PM

Factory Stock Showdown - Round 1

3:30 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

3:45 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

4:30 PM

Secure Track

7:00 PM

 

 

SUNDAY - October 1, 2017

Midway Opens

9:00 AM

Pre-Race Ceremonies

10:00 AM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 1

11:00 AM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 1

12:00 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Round 2

12:20 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 2

12:45 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2

1:15 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Semi-Finals

1:30 PM

Factory Stock Showdown - Round 2

2:00 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:15 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:33 PM

Pro Mod Eliminations - Finals

2:40 PM

Factory Stock Showdown - Finals

3:00 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals

3:30 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Finals

3:37 PM

Secure Event

3:45 PM

 

FAN EVENTS

Friday, September 29th:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 12:00 P.M. until the beginning of the second Nitro qualifying session.
Nitro Qualifying - Catch the action of two sessions of 300 MPH Nitro qualifying. Qualifying rounds are at 4:30 P.M and 7:00 P.M.
First Round Follow Up – Meet announcer Brian Lohnes in the Pits after first round to get the scoop on the hottest story from Round 1.

Saturday, September 30th:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 9:30 A.M. until the beginning of the fourth Nitro qualifying session.                     
Nitro Qualifying - Catch the action of two sessions of 10,000 horsepower Nitro qualifying, the pro drivers last chance to make it into the top 16 for Race Day. Qualifying rounds are at 2:00 P.M. and 4:30 P.M.
Nitro School – Come join Alan Reinhart and Robert Hight at the Auto Club Stage and get schooled on all your Nitro knowledge - 11:15 A.M.
Mello Yello Autograph Session - At the Mello Yello display featuring your favorite NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racers - 11:45 A.M.

Sunday, October 1st:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 9:00 A.M. until the beginning of the third round of Nitro eliminations.
Sealmaster Trackwalk - Join us in walking the track at Gateway Motorsports Park with a few of our special guests.
Race Day Review - Get the inside scoop with Alan Reinhart as he runs down the top stories of the weekend before Pre-Race Ceremonies - 10:00 AM
Pre-Race Ceremonies - Make sure you stick around the Mello Yello FanZone after the trackwalk for our driver introductions.
Race Day - The top 16 qualifiers in each class battle it out head to head for the Wally.
Winners Circle - Stick around after racing is completed as we crown our Mello Yello event champions. Winners Circle will be held at the starting line or in the staging lanes.

 


ALL WEEKEND - Come by our NEW NHRA Midway Display for your chance to win prizes, receive event information and renew your NHRA Membership. If you are already an NHRA Member come hang out in our NEW NHRA Member Hospitality Area.

News
TV Schedule
Date Round Time Channel Airing
Friday, September 29, 2017 QUALIFYING TBD FS1 DELAYED
Saturday, September 30, 2017 QUALIFYING TBD FS1 DELAYED
Sunday, October 1, 2017 FINAL 02:00 PM FS1 LIVE
Entry List