May 3, 2018 — Gateway Motorsports Park today released the schedule for its much-anticipated NASCAR K&N Pro Series race on Friday, August 24. Race day will include two sessions of practice, qualifying and the 160-lap Midwest Melee 200 presented by the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame.
This will mark the first time the NASCAR K&N Pro Series will compete on a track larger than one mile in length and – based on recent practice times — the K&N Pro Series cars are expected to run speeds equal to those of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Gateway. The St. Louis-area event is a combination race for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and K&N Pro Series West and drivers will have a unique opportunity to earn $10,000 in bonus money from the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame.
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series event will cap the festivities of the second annual Coors Light Pole Night for the Verizon IndyCar Series Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline. Fans will enjoy a full day of on-track activity, including qualifying for INDYCAR, Pro Mazda Championship Presented By Cooper Tires, Indy Lights Presented By Cooper Tires and the Vintage Indy Registry Open Wheel Icons.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24
8 a.m. — Parking lots open.
9 a.m. — Spectator gates open.
9:15 a.m. – INDYCAR garage opens, Gateway Kartplex opens.
9-10 a.m. – Practice for Vintage Indy Registry Open Wheel Icons.
10:15-11:15 a.m. — NASCAR K&N Pro Series practice.
11:30 a.m.-Noon. — Pro Mazda Championship practice.
12:15-1:15 p.m. – 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 Series qualifying.
5:30-6 p.m. — NASCAR K&N Pro Series qualifying.
6:15-7 p.m. — Pro Mazda Championship qualifying.
7:15-7:45 p.m. — Indy Lights qualifying.
8-9 p.m. — INDYCAR Series final practice.
9 p.m. — NASCAR driver introductions.
9:15 p.m. — NASCAR K&N Pro Series Midwest Melee 200 presented by the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame.
10:55 p.m. — Victory lane ceremonies.
Midnight – INDYCAR Garage and Gateway Kartplex closed.
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Adult spectator tickets start at $30 and kids 15 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult. INDYCAR paddock upgrade passes are available. All Friday tickets are general admission seating.
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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 MotorsportsPark 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.