GATEWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK
RACER INFORMATION SHEET
MICKEY THOMPSON SHOOTOUT SERIES
GATEWAY BRACKET SERIES RACE #2
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FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013
12 – 10 p.m. *Racer Gates Open / Pit Parking
3 -10 p.m. Tech Inspection / Registration
4 p.m. Spectator Gates Open
5 – 6:45 p.m. Mickey Thompson Series Shakedown Session
7 p.m. Mickey Thompson Series Qualifying #1
8:30 p.m. Mickey Thompson Series Qualifying #2
10 p.m. Racer Social Hour
*Teams arriving after 10 p.m. will be stacked in the racer holding lot until gate opening on Saturday
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013
8 a.m. Gates Open / Pit Parking / Tech
9 – 10:45 a.m. Mickey Thompson Series Shakedown Session
(For cars who did not qualify on Friday only)
11 a.m. Mickey Thompson Series Qualifying #3
12:30 p.m. Gateway Bracket Series Time Trials
2 p.m. Optional Mickey Thompson Qualifying Session #4
Gateway Bracket Eliminations following time trials
5 p.m. Mickey Thompson Shootout Eliminations Round 1
Schedule is an approximate estimate and is subject to change for multiple reasons.
Gateway Bracket Racer Information
Gateway Motorsports Park classes to be contested at this event are Super Pro (1/4), Pro (1/4), Sportsman (1/4), Street Motorcycle (1/4), Super Pro Motorcycle (1/4) and two classes of bonus 1/8 mile races. Jr. Dragsters are not scheduled at this event.
Sportsman Racers – Due to a programming error at Bracket Race #1, all Sportsman racers were charged an additional $10 above the normal $40 entry. We will have a credit list at the buyback and all racers will be issued a $10 buyback credit that will apply until such time that they use it. If you make it all year long without losing round 1 then you will not only get your $10 back, but you will get your special award. We apologize for the error.
To make a clarification – Provisional first round bye is based on reaction time from round 1. The provisional bye for each additional round until we ladder (at 8 or less) is based on reaction time. The ladder is based on closest to dial from the round prior to the ladder. We made an error at the first race because of the drama from the timeslip debacle and the guys running the race thinking that they were at a track in another timezone that did it differently.
Schedule – Sunday is held as a potential rain date/make-up date for both the Mickey Thompson Series and the Gateway Bracket Series. One of the reasons we set the program up this year to give a racer some throw out races was in the event that a race had to be rescheduled. Hopefully this isn’t an issue and the entire program is completed as scheduled.
Points – if you want to retain the points you earned at Bracket Race #1 and race #2, you must sign-up for points by the completion of the event this Saturday night. Otherwise those points will be scratched and you will have to start with a zero once you do sign-up. This is the last call for the two race grace period.
Mickey Thompson Racer Information
The open shakedown session on Saturday is for cars that didn’t attempt to qualify on Friday. It is for new arrivals only. We will have an optional 4th round of qualifying on Saturday that may be scrubbed if needed due to incoming weather or incidents on the track that may put us behind schedule. All qualifying will use alternate lanes for each pass except for round #4. The final, optional round of qualifying will be run in pairs only and will be paired in the staging lanes and sent on side-by-side runs.
Again, depending on the schedule, there’s a very good chance that round #4 may be dropped due to weather.
Our mission is to do whatever it takes to complete our program, in a timely manner, on Saturday evening to accommodate the racers and fans who are joining us.
All payouts will take place in the tower and will begin approximately 15 minutes following the conclusion of eliminations. We do not pay out until the race is deemed complete and we’ve had the opportunity to cut the check.
If you are unable to wait until the payout window opens, please drop off a valid W-9 with your mailing address attached. The checks will then be mailed on Monday following the event.
Please make sure your car number and dial-in are properly displayed on the rear window –or- facing toward the back of your car. The clock operator can only see the rear of your car once you pull out from under the tower.
Please listen to the Public Address on 92.7 FM on your radio dial!
Upcoming events (check our schedule online)
May 1 (Wednesday): Wide-Open Wednesday Test ‘n’ Tune , Trophy and Grudge Drags
High School Points Race #1
May 5 (Friday): Midnight Madness #3
May 8 (Wednesday): Wide-Open Wednesday Test ‘n’ Tune, Trophy and Grudge Drags
May 9 (Thursday): Off-Site Activity – Car Show at Menards – We need cars!
May 11 (Saturday): Jr. Dragster Series #2
Bracket Series #3
May 15 (Wednesday): Wide-Open Wednesday Test ‘n’ Tune, Trophy and Grudge Drags
High School Points Race #2
May 17-18-19: Mega Mopar Weekend
May 22 (Wednesday): Wide-Open Wednesday Test ‘n’ Tune, Trophy and Grudge Drags