For Immediate Release


Saturday, April 27




MADISON, IL – Due to rain and cool conditions, officials from the Mickey Thompson Shootout Series and Gateway Motorsports Park have postponed the event originally scheduled for Saturday, April 27.  The event will now be contested on Sunday, April 28 with a modified format.


“We were very fortunate to complete the first two rounds of qualifying on Friday evening for the Mickey Thompson Shootout Series despite less than favorable conditions in the area,” said Chris Blair, Gateway Motorsports Park Senior Vice President.  “Our crews started early Saturday morning in an effort to save today’s event but it’s obvious that conditions will prevent us from providing ideal racing conditions.”


With a forecast on Sunday of partial clouds and a high of 80 degrees, officials have elected to use the rain date that was originally set-aside for this program.  Racer gates will now open at 7 a.m. with time trials for the Gateway E.T. Bracket series getting underway at 8:30 a.m.


“We don’t typically have a built in rain-date for most of our bracket races,” continued Blair.  “However, with our bracket program running in conjunction with traveling Shootout Series, it provides us with the opportunity to not force a cancellation on our schedule.”


Racers who wish to purchase credentials and park on Saturday can do so until 5 p.m. on Saturday evening.  Racers who arrive after 5 p.m. can stack along with West Road off of Collinsville Road.


For up-to-the-minute event and schedule information, please go the Gateway Motorsports Park Facebook page and track website at



Revised schedule and race format for Sunday, April 28, 2013


7 a.m.: Racer Gates Open and Pit Parking

7:30 a.m.: Tech Inspection for Gateway Brackets and new arrivals for Mickey Thompson Shootout Series

7:30 a.m.: RFC Service

8:15 a.m.: Pro bracket cars called to the staging lanes

8:30 a.m.: Gateway Motorsports Park E.T. Bracket Series Time Trial Session

Run order:  Pro – Super Pro Bike – Super Pro – Sportsman – Street Bike

Mickey Thompson Shootout Series Qualifying #3

Run order:  Real Street – Bad Boy 8.5 – Super Street – Pro Street – Pro Mod

Gateway Motorsports Park E.T. Bracket Series Time Trial #2 (Optional – TBD based on car count)

Mickey Thompson Shootout Series Optional Qualifying #4

E.T. Bracket Round 1 Eliminations

Mickey Thompson Shootout Series Round 1 Eliminations – 8 car fields

Continue eliminations until complete





Classes to be contested

Mickey Thompson Shootout Series – 8 car qualified fields for eliminations

Real Street

Bad Boy 8.5

Super Street

Pro Street

Pro Mod


Gateway Motorsports E.T. Series

Super Pro (1/4)

Pro (1/4)

Super Pro Bike (1/4)

Street Bike (1/4)

Sportsman (1/4)

Electronic 1/8 mile (optional –  non points)

No Box 1/8 mile (optional – non points)