June 19, 2018, St. Louis Region – Nadja Kapetanovich of Alton, Illinois will sing the U.S. national anthem prior to the start of Friday’s ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Papa Nicholas 150 at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois. Nadja’s submission was selected over 15 other entries received during last week’s open audition.

Kapetanovich is 11 years old and will be starting 6th grade at Alton Middle School in the fall. She enjoys dance, piano, viola and performing in musicals. Her column, Nadja’s Corner, runs in the Alton Advantage paper. She has appeared in five musicals and recently was nominated for a Best Performance Award from the St. Louis Arts For Life organization for her portrayal of Chip in “Beauty and the Beast” with Alton Little Theater.

ARCA qualifying will take place at 5:30 p.m. CDT Friday. Driver introductions will commence at 7:30 p.m. and the race is scheduled to start at 8 p.m.

The Villa Lighting delivers the Eaton 200 presented by CK Power NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race follows on Saturday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m. CDT. To purchase tickets or obtain additional information, please call Gateway Motorsports Park at (618) 215-8888. Follow GMP on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.

 

SCHEDULE

Friday, June 22

10 a.m. — Spectator gates open.

Noon-1 p.m. — ARCA Papa Nicholas 150 practice.

1:30-2:30 p.m. — Final ARCA Papa Nicholas 150 practice.

2:35-3:25 p.m. — NASCAR Villa Lighting delivers the Eaton 200 presented by CK Power practice.

4:35-5:25 p.m. — Second NASCAR Villa Lighting delivers the Eaton 200 presented by CK Power practice.

5:30-6:30 p.m. — ARCA Papa Nicholas 150 qualifying.

6:35-7:25 p.m. — Final NASCAR Villa Lighting delivers the Eaton 200 presented by CK Power practice.

7:30 p.m. — ARCA Papa Nicholas 150 driver introductions.

8 p.m. — ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Papa Nicholas 150 (120 laps, 150 miles).

 

Saturday, June 23

11:30 a.m. — Parking lots open.

Noon — Spectator gates open, Gateway Kartplex open.

3 p.m. — Rumble Before the Roar opens: $20 pre-race party.

3-3:45 p.m. — NASCAR Villa Lighting delivers the Eaton 200 presented by CK Power autograph session.

3:30-3:45 p.m. — Vintage Indy car hot laps.

4:45-5:30 p.m. — NASCAR Villa Lighting delivers the Eaton 200 presented by CK Power qualifying.

6 p.m. — Vintage Indy car exhibition.

7 p.m. — Last call at Rumble Before the Roar.

7 p.m. — NASCAR Villa Lighting delivers the Eaton 200 presented by CK Power driver introductions.

7:30 p.m. – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Villa Lighting delivers the Eaton 200 presented by CK Power (160 laps, 200 miles). Hashtag: #VillaEaton200

 

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.