IT’S A FREE PARTY!

Gateway Motorsports Park will kick off its third annual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ For Linemen 200 Brought To You By Altec with a free fan fest on Friday night.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series garage will be open to the fans from 5-6 p.m.

The “Party at the ‘plex” will run from 6-10 p.m., with $20 kart rides at the Gateway Kartplex. NASCAR drivers Ben Rhodes, Cameron Hayley, John Wes Townley and John Hunter Nemechek have RSVP’d  to race against the fans.

Modern country-rock band STEELE (www.thebandsteele.com) will perform at 8 p.m.

The free fan fest also will include prize drawings and a twilight track walk.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ For Linemen 200 Brought To You By Altec will be joined by the Illinois Lottery Presents ARCA Midwest 50 and the Vatterott College Silver Crown Showdown for USAC open-wheel racers. Spectator gates will open at 8 a.m. Saturday with the NASCAR race slated for 7:30 p.m. The inaugural Climbin’ For Linemen competition will start at 9 a.m. in the speedway’s infield.

To purchase tickets or obtain additional information, please call GMP at (618) 215-8888 or visit www.gatewaymsp.com. Follow GMP on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.

NASCAR DRIVIN’ FOR LINEMEN 200 BROUGHT TO YOU BY ALTEC SCHEDULE

Friday, June 24

5-6 p.m. — NASCAR garages open to the public.

6-10 p.m. — “Party at the ‘plex” at the Gateway Kartplex — Fan fest with performance by country rock band STEELE, kart racing, prizes, entertainment, twilight track walk. NASCAR drivers have been invited to participate.

 

Saturday, June 25

8 a.m. — Spectator gates open.

8:30-9:25 a.m. — First NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice.

9 a.m. — Inaugural Buckingham “Climbin’ For Linemen” competition (infield near Turns 3 and 4).

9:30-10:20 a.m. — First USAC practice.

10:30-11:55 a.m. — Final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice.

12:30 p.m. — USAC qualifying.

1 p.m. — ARCA Midwest Tour practice.

1:45-2:30 p.m. — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver autograph session (infield area).

1:45 p.m. — STEELE performs during driver autograph session.

2:15 p.m. — ARCA Midwest Tour qualifying.

3 p.m. — USAC driver introductions.

3:30 p.m. — Vatterott College Silver Crown Showdown (USAC Silver Crown Series, 60 laps, 75 miles).

4:45 p.m. — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ For Linemen 200 Brought To You By Altec  qualifying (multi-vehicle, three rounds).

6 p.m. — Illinois Lottery Presents ARCA Midwest 50 (40 laps, 50 miles, timed event).

7 p.m. — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ For Linemen 200 Brought To You By Altec driver introductions, followed by national anthem, sung by Bo Steele of STEELE.

7:30 p.m. — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ For Linemen 200 Brought To You By Altec (160 laps, 200 miles).

 

Schedule is subject to change.