NHRA DIV. 3 LODRS EVENT AT GATEWAY POSTPONED DUE TO EXCESSIVE HEAT
This weekend's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series All-American Hot Rod Showdown at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill., has been rescheduled due to a multiple-day excessive heat advisory for the St. Louis area. The event has been rescheduled for October 20-22.
Additional details for the new event will be released soon. The $20-per-car load coupons and ticket vouchers, originally valid for July 21-22, will be honored on October 21-22.
From the National Weather Service St. Louis Office: "A major heat wave is expected to unfold on Tuesday and then grip the area through Saturday. Dangerous levels of heat are forecast with the most oppressive conditions occurring Thursday through Saturday when highs will range from 97 to 103 degrees, and afternoon/early evening heat index values will be from 105-113. The St. Louis metro region will experience the most dangerous heat levels throughout the area." (July 17 -- 5:15 a.m. CDT)
Tentative Schedule (subject to change)
Thursday, October 19
Pit Parking and Credential
Test and Tune Conducted by Track (afternoon/evening)
Friday, October 20
Time Trials and Qualifying 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 21
Final Qualifying / Begin Eliminations
Sunday, October 22