See the cars and stars of the Indy 500!
INDYCAR truly is an international event. In addition to America’s best drivers, the second annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline also draws competitors from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
Last year’s winner, Josef Newgarden, went on to win the 2017 INDYCAR championship.
Tickets for the second annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline may be purchased online at www.gatewaymsp.com or by calling the GMP ticket office at (618) 215-8888. Tickets start at just $35. Kids 15 and under are free (general admission) with a paid adult. Support races include Indy Lights and the Pro Mazda Series. New this year is the addition of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West Monaco Cocktails Gateway Classic presented by the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame on Friday.
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Thursday, August 23
5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Free Fanfest at Ballpark Village in downtown St. Louis. Meet your favorite INDYCAR, Indy Lights, Pro Mazda and NASCAR K&N Pro Series drivers! Firestone and Cardinals mascots! Cars on display! Play games, win prizes! INFO
Friday, August 24
8 a.m. — Parking lots open.
9a.m. — Spectator gates open.
9:15 a.m. — INDYCAR garage open.
9-10 a.m. – Vintage Indy Registry Open Wheel Icons practice.
10:15-11:15 a.m. — NASCAR K&N Pro Series practice.
11:30 a.m.-Noon — Pro Mazda practice.
Noon — Kartplex opens.
12:15-1:15 p.m. — Verizon IndyCar Series practice.
1:30-3 p.m. — NASCAR K&N Pro Series final practice.
3:15-4 p.m. — Indy Lights practice.
4 p.m. — Coors Light Pole Night opening ceremonies.
4:15-5:15 p.m. — INDYCAR Bommarito Automotive Group 500 qualifying.
5:30-6 p.m. — NASCAR K&N Pro Series qualifying.
6:15-7 p.m. — Pro Mazda qualifying.
7:15-7:45 p.m. — Indy Lights qualifying.
8-9 p.m. — Final INDYCAR Bommarito Automotive Group 500 practice.
9 p.m. — NASCAR K&N Pro Series driver introductions.
9:15 p.m. — NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West Monaco Cocktails Gateway Classic presented by West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame.
10 p.m. — Kartplex closed.
Midnight — INDYCAR garage closed.
Saturday, August 25
10 a.m. — Parking lots open.
11 a.m. — Spectator gates open. Kartplex open.
Noon-1 p.m. – Vintage Indy Registry Open Wheel Icons.
2 p.m. — Verizon IndyCar Series garage opens.
2:45-3:30 p.m. — Vintage Indy Registry Open Wheel Icons.
3-7 p.m. — Rumble Before the Roar pre-race party.
3-4 p.m. — INDYCAR Bommarito Automotive Group 500 driver autograph session.
3:45 p.m. — Pro Mazda Championship Presented By Cooper Tires race (55 laps).
4:45 p.m. — Indy Lights Presented By Cooper Tires Series race (60 laps).
6 p.m. — INDYCAR Bommarito Automotive Group 500 warm-ups.
7 p.m. — The show starts at 7 p.m.! Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline (248 laps, 310 miles, 500k).
9:40 p.m. — Post-race fan invasion and track scavenger hunt.
10 p.m. — Kartplex closed.
Schedule is subject to change.
Radio: WBGZ in Alton, Illinois will broadcast the INDYCAR race on 1570 AM and 94.3 FM.
GPS: For better pre-event traffic flow, fans are advised to program their GPS units to this address: 2031 Collinsville Road, Fairmont City, Illinois. This will lead fans to the track’s new three-lane express roadway and expanded parking areas – and will avoid potential front gate traffic.
NEW THIS YEAR
Free fanfest at Ballpark Village in downtown St. Louis on August 23: INFO.
OPEN WHEEL ICONS: More than 20 vintage Indy Cars on display and on the track! INFO.
Rumble Before the Roar — the affordable-yet-ultimate pre-race party: INFO.
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East/West race on Friday: INFO.
Stay in a tiny house at the track: INFO.
St. Louis Speed Festival leads up to race weekend with fun events at many locations: INFO.
Dr. Zhivegas to entertain race fans before, after Bommarito 500: INFO.
Stuff to know before you go! Food trucks! GPS advice! Parking discount! INFO