October 11, 2016, St. Louis Region — The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) today announced Gateway Motorsports Park’s 2017 AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals date has been changed to September 29-October 1, 2017.

“Hosting our event on the last weekend of September should provide more enjoyable conditions for our fans,” said Chris Blair, Gateway Motorsports Park’s Executive Vice President and General Manager. “In addition, many of the racers would like the opportunity to attack our racing surface under ideal conditions for shattering records.

The Dodge NHRA Nationals in Reading, Pennsylvania will move up one week to September 21-24. Gateway Motorsports Park’s AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals now becomes the third race in the Countdown to the Championship.