“Dancing with the Stars” runner-up will sign autographs from 1:00-2:00 p.m.
James Hinchcliffe, driver of the No. 5 Arrow Electronics Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda in the Verizon IndyCar Series, will greet fans and sign autographs at the Bommarito Honda dealership from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 24. The Canadian will compete in the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline at Gateway Motorsports Park on August 26.
Bommarito Honda is located at 330 Brookes Drive in Hazelwood, Missouri. For more information, please visit Bommarito.com.
Hinchcliffe is currently competing in his seventh season of Verizon IndyCar Series competition and third consecutive season with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. The “Dancing with the Stars” runner-up has captured one pole position (Indianapolis 500, 2016), 14 podium finishes and five victories (St. Pete, Sao Paolo, Iowa 2013; New Orleans 2015; Long Beach 2017). The 2011 IndyCar Rookie of the Year and Tony Renna Rising Star Award winner is also a fan favorite and was voted IndyCar Favorite Driver of the Year in 2012.
BOMMARITO AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 500 PRESENTED BY VALVOLINE
In addition to America’s best drivers, the inaugural Verizon IndyCar Series Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline also will draw competitors from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
Friday, August 25 — Coors Light Pole Night Showdown
1 p.m. — Parking lots open.
2 p.m. — Spectator gates, paddock and Gateway Kartplex open.
4-5 p.m. — First Verizon IndyCar Series practice.
5:15-6 p.m. — Pro Mazda series practice.
6:30 p.m. — Verizon IndyCar Series Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline qualifying.
7:30-11 p.m. — Music on Coors Light Main Stage.
7:45-8:30 p.m. — Indy Lights series practice.
9-10 p.m. — Verizon IndyCar Series Coors Light Happy Hour final practice.
11 p.m. — Gateway Kartplex closed.
Saturday, August 26 – Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline
10 a.m. — Spectator parking lots open.
11 a.m. — Spectator gates and Gateway Kartplex open.
1-1:30 p.m. — Pro Mazda Championship Presented By Cooper Tires qualifying.
1:45 p.m. — Indy Lights Presented By Cooper Tires qualifying.
3 p.m. — INDYCAR paddock open.
3:30-4:30 p.m. — Verizon IndyCar Series driver autograph session in INDYCAR Fan Village.
4:55 p.m. — Pro Mazda Championship Presented By Cooper Tires race.
6 p.m. — Indy Lights Presented By Cooper Tires race.
7:15 p.m. — Verizon IndyCar Series pit stop competition.
8 p.m. — Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline.
10:30 p.m. (time approximate) — Victory lane celebration.
11:55 p.m. — Gateway Kartplex closed.
Latest update: July 18. Subject to change.
Tickets for the inaugural Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline may be purchased online at www.gatewaymsp.com/indycar/ 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.
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.