Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois, will recognize the more than 500 men and women who are returning to work at the United States Steel Corporation’s plant in Granite City, Illinois, at its annual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday, June 23. Each returning U.S. Steel worker will receive two complementary tickets to the Villa Lighting delivers the Eaton 200 presented by CK Power. They also will be recognized during pre-race ceremonies. The Granite City steel plant is less than five miles from Gateway Motorsports Park.
“This is all about the strength of our community,” said Curtis Francois, President and CEO of Gateway Motorsports Park. “We all are pulling the same rope, together, through the good times and not-so-good times. We were proud to host the Rally at the Raceway fundraiser for the idled workers in 2016 and now we will celebrate their return to work at our NASCAR event.”
U.S. Steel Corp. restarted the Granite City blast furnace in March, recalled 500 employees and may hire an additional 300 workers.
Gateway Motorsports Park’s annual NASCAR weekend will begin on Friday, June 22 with the Papa Nicholas 150 for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. The annual 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.
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.