For Immediate Release

April 18, 2013
DUE TO UNFAVORABLE CONDITIONS – GATEWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK SPRING MEGABUCKS ADJUSTED TO 2-DAY EVENT – PURSE INCREASED TO POSSIBLE $7,500 TO WIN PER DAY FOR SUPER PRO
 
MADISON, ILLINOIS – Officials for Gateway Motorsports Park have adjusted the schedule for the Spring Megabucks Super Pro Showdown and the Spring Mini No Box Battle due to heavy rain, flooding and high winds that are expected to carry over until mid-day Friday.  With a great forecast for sunshine and temperatures in the high 60’s on both Saturday and Sunday, racers will be eligible to compete for a possible $7,500 to win per day in Super Pro.
“We want to provide our racers with the best conditions possible to launch the Megabucks program and today’s weather and the unfavorable forecast throughout the day on Friday was going to create a tremendous challenge,’ said Gateway Motorsports Park Senior Vice President Chris Blair.  “We can’t control the weather but we are trying to create the best possible racing weekend.”
The original Mega Bucks payout would pay $5,000 to win and $2,000 for runner-up in Super Pro for each of the three days if a minimum of 150 entries were received.  The event will now pay $7,500 to win and $3,000 to runner-up based on a minimum of 150 entries.  The Mega Bucks format will offer racers four tech card color choices and a racer can enter the same car one time in each color group (four event entries possible).  The final four cars in each color group will face-off in the final sixteen.
The Pro/Sportsman event purse will remain $1,200 to win as single day entries had been offered for $50 per car.

GATEWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK

WELCOMES YOU TO

SPRING MEGABUCKS

 

Revised Schedule (as of April 19)

 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

7 a.m.:                                   Credential Sales / Pit Parking

7:30 a.m.:                             Tech Inspection / Registration

10 a.m.:                                 Super Pro Time Trial

(Run order:  Gold – Yellow – Blue – Red)

Pro/Sportsman Time Trial

Super Pro Run-for-the-Money – $20 to enter

Pro/Sportsman Run-for-the-Money – $20 to enter

Super Pro Gold Round 1

Super Pro Yellow Round 1

Pro/Sportsman Round 1

Super Pro Blue Round 1

Super Pro Red Round 1

Continue eliminations until complete

 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

7 a.m.:                                   Credential Sales/Pit Parking

8 a.m.:                                   Tech for new arrivals

8:15 a.m.:                             RFC Service

9 a.m.:                                   Super Pro Run-for-the-Money – $20 to enter

Pro/Sportsman Run-for-the-Money – $20 to enter

Super Pro Gold Round 1

Super Pro Yellow Round 1

Pro/Sportsman Round 1

Super Pro Blue Round 1

Super Pro Red Round 1

Continue eliminations until complete

 

Super Pro Purse – Each Day – Based on minimum of 150 Entries

Winner:                                 $7,500

R/U:                                       $3,000

Semi:                                      $750

1/4:                                         $300

1/8:                                         $100

1/16:                                       $50

Entry Fee:                              $175

No buybacks in Super Pro due to the multiple color entry program.

 

 

Pro/Sportsman – Each Day – Based on minimum of 64 Entries 

Winner:                                 $1,200

R/U:                                       $400

Semi:                                      $150

1/4:                                         $75

1/8:                                         $50

 

Entry Fee:                              $50 per day – 1 entry per car / no multiple entries

Buybacks:                              $30 – first or second round buybacks

 

Adult Admission

Weekend Crew:                    $30

Saturday Only:                     $20

Sunday Only:                        $20

 

Kids 12 and under free

 

Schedule subject to change – Bonus races may be added if all goes well.

 

Super Pro racers – The tentative plan is to run each color group down to four or less before combining the four classes.  However, that may be adjusted due to car counts per group to provide the fairest race possible.  Determination will be made following round 1 of eliminations.  Listen to the public address system for up-to-the-minute information.  (Please note that we made a color adjustment on the tech card color due to a change that is taking place in our tech card style).

 

Pro racers – This is our first time running your category along with Megabucks. For this event we are going with a traditional program of one race entry but are providing the opportunity to do first or second round buybacks (you can only buyback once).  We will evaluate the event and make our decision on the fall Megabucks event in the near future.

 

Note to all… Thank you for supporting this weekend’s event.  With the rain, snow and everything else that has been going on it is appreciated.  We also appreciate your patience with last week’s timeslip glitch that inconvenienced a lot of you.  We’re committed to providing you with the best racing experience possible and from time-to-time bumps will be encountered and mistakes will be made.  As time progresses we hope to smooth out the bumps and limit the mistakes.

 

One of our main priorities is to build the October 3-6 MegaBucks event into not just another big event, but make it a HUGE event.  In the days ahead we will be preparing the event promotional materials and will be giving you additional information about what’s to come.