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Sep '17
29-01

AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals

ELEVATION
500 feet
RADIO FREQ
107.1 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

Jet Man Minute 12:30 & 2:30 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

3:30 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

4:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

5:00 PM

First Round Follow-Up After Q1

Pro Mod Qualifying Session

6:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

6:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

7:15 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

Nitro School 11:15 AM
Mello Yello Autograph Session 11:45 AM
JFR Q&A at AAA display 12:45 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

Sealmaster Trackwalk 9:30 AM

Race-Day Review

After Track Walk

Pre-Race Ceremony 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

Winner's Circle 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.
Jet Man Minute - It takes a lot of planning to keep these land locked missles on the ground. We will walk you through the entire process from the tuning to the aerodynamics you will get a behind the scene look at these jet powered vehicles at Larsen Motorsports Pit in midway - 12:30 P.M. & 2:00 P.M.
Pro Stock Motorcycle Autograph Session -
Come join Andrew Hines, Eddie Krawiec, Matt Smith, Angie Smith, Scotty Pollacheck, Karen Stoffer, Joey Gladstone, Andie Rawlings and Ryan Oehler for an autograph session at the NHRA Midway Display - 2:15 P.M.
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.
Jet Cars - After Nitro qualifying, stick around to see the spectacular Larsen Motorsports jet dragsters sponsored by Florida Tech and Matrix System. Known for their exciting pre-run flame shows and after burner pops, jet cars are thrust driven vehicles propelled by jet engines.

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 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.
Jet Man Minute
- It takes a lot of planning to keep these land locked missles on the ground. We will walk you through the entire process from the tuning to the aerodynamics you will get a behind the scene look at these jet powered vehicles at Larsen Motorsports Pit in midway - 11:30 A.M.
Mello Yello Autograph Session - At the Mello Yello display featuring Steve Torrence, Tanner Gray, Bo Butner and Joey Gladstone - 11:45 A.M.
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.
Jet Cars
- After Nitro qualifying, stick around to see the spectacular Larsen Motorsports jet dragsters sponsored by Florida Tech and Matrix System. Known for their exciting pre-run flame shows and after burner pops, jet cars are thrust driven vehicles propelled by jet engines.

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.
Jet Man Minute - It takes a lot of planning to keep these land locked missles on the ground. We will walk you through the entire process from the tuning to the aerodynamics you will get a behind the scene look at these jet powered vehicles at Larsen Motorsports Pit in midway - 1:30 P.M. (After E2)
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.

TV Schedule
Date Round Time Channel Airing
Friday, September 29, 2017 NHRA QUALIFYING 6:00 - 7:00 PM ET FS1 LIVE
Saturday, September 30, 2017 NHRA QUALIFYING 4:30 - 5:30 AM ET FS1 RE-AIR
Saturday, September 30, 2017 NHRA QUALIFYING 5:30 - 6:30 AM ET FS1 RE-AIR
Sunday, October 1, 2017 NHRA QUALIFYING 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET FS1 ORIGINAL
Sunday, October 1, 2017 NHRA FINALS 2:00 - 5:00 PM ET FS1 LIVE
Monday, October 2, 2017 NHRA FINALS  Midnight - 3am ET FS1 RE-AIR
Monday, October 2, 2017 NHRA QUALIFYING 7:00 - 8:00 PM ET FS2 RE-AIR
Monday, October 2, 2017 NHRA QUALIFYING  8:00 - 9:00 PM ET FS2 RE-AIR
Monday, October 2, 2017 NHRA FINALS 9:00 PM - Midnight ET FS2 RE-AIR
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 NHRA FINALS 8:00 - 11:00 PM ET FS2 RE-AIR
Thursday, October 5, 2017 NHRA IN 30 8:00 - 8:30 PM ET FS2 ORIGINAL
Thursday, October 12, 2017 NHRA IN 30 12:30 - 1:00 AM ET FS2 RE-AIR
Friday, October 13, 2017 NHRA IN 30 1:30 - 2:00 PM ET FS1 RE-AIR
Saturday, October 14, 2017 NHRA IN 30 7:00 - 7:30 AM ET FS1 RE-AIR
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 NHRA IN 30 5:30 - 6:00 PM ET FS2 RE-AIR
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First Responders

Throughout the 2017 season, the NHRA will pay tribute to the legion of first responders, the heroes who are among the first people to arrive and assist at the scene of an emergency.

NHRA Salutes First Responders will honor medical professionals, law-enforcement officers, firefighters, members of the armed forces, and a number of other professions charged with the safety and well-being of the public, much like the Safety Safari is charged with the safety and well-being of the racing community.

As part of the tribute, first responders will be eligible for discounted tickets to the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals through GovX. Click here to purchase.  

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