February 13, 2019, St. Louis Region – Officials at Gateway Motorsports Park’s drag strip in Madison, Illinois, have extended the 2019 NHRA chassis certification due to popular demand. In order to ensure as many racers as possible have the opportunity to have their cars certified, the chassis certification has been extended to a second day: Sunday, March 17.

The second day will be limited to 32 slots, beginning at 8 a.m. Drivers who already are scheduled for Saturday must remain in their current slot. The additional Sunday session is a courtesy extended to those who were unable to get in before the slots filled.

Please email drag strip manager George Whitaker to reserve a Sunday certification slot at: George.Whitaker@gatewaymsp.com. No telephone calls, please.


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About Gateway Motorsports Park

Gateway Motorsports Park is the home of INDYCAR, NASCAR and NHRA racing in the St. Louis region. Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering more than 340 acres, Gateway Motorsports Park is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area. Gateway Motorsports Park’s facilities include a 1/4-mile drag strip, 1.25-mile superspeedway, 1.6-mile road course, a state-of-the-art karting facility and a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue. Gateway Motorsports Park was the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Facility of the Year Award from the Race Track Business Conference and the 2017 Spirit of St. Louis Award from St. Louis Attractions Association.