Seven events leading up to second annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500

presented by Axalta and Valvoline

 

The weeklong St. Louis Speed Festival will kick off the second annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline (hashtag: #Bommarito500) for the Verizon IndyCar Series at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois. The second annual Speed Festival (#STLSPEEDFESTIVAL), which begins on August 16, will consist of seven festive, fun events leading up to the August 25 INDYCAR race. Additional events may be added in the future.

The festival is modeled after the Indy 500 Festival held prior to the Indianapolis 500 each year.

 

2018 ST. LOUIS SPEED FESTIVAL EVENTS

Thursday, August 16 — Gateway Motorsports Park Night at Busch Stadium. The evening starts at 6 p.m. Come for the race-themed activities, stay for the Cardinals game. For tickets and information, please click HERE.

Friday, August 17 – Anheuser-Busch Biergarten Happy Hour with Victory Lap Amber Lager. Starts at 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Biergarten is located at 1200 Lynch Street in St. Louis, next to the Annheuser-Busch Brewery. CLICK HERE

 

Sunday, August 19 – Cycle the Raceway with Big Shark Bicycle Company St. Louis. Runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eleven competitive bicycle races on the 1.6-mile Circuit of St. Louis road course in the infield of the superspeedway. For more information: bigsharkbike.com.

 

Wednesday, August 22 – Karting for Kids to benefit Children’s Variety. Gateway Kartplex at Gateway Motorsports Park from noon to 5 p.m.

 

Thursday, August 23 – INDYCAR Fanfest at Ballpark Village. Meet your favorite INDYCAR, Indy Lights, Pro Mazda and NASCAR K&N Pro Series drivers before the 500 from 5-7 p.m. CLICK HERE

 

Friday, August 24 — Coors Light Pole Night Showdown with Gateway Classic 150 Presented By The West Coast Stock Car Hall Of Fame for the NASCAR K&N East and West Series. Includes practice and qualifying for the Verizon IndyCar Series, Indy Lights and Pro Mazda Series.

 

Saturday, August 25 – Second annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline Verizon IndyCar Series race. Support races include the Pro Mazda and Indy Lights Series.

 

INDYCAR truly is an international event. In addition to America’s best drivers, the second annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline also draws competitors from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France and Japan.

Tickets for the second annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline may be purchased HERE or by calling the GMP ticket office at (618) 215-8888. Tickets start at just $35. Kids 15 and under are free (general admission) with a paid adult.

 

For more information on Gateway Motorsports Park, please call (618) 215-8888. Follow GMP on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.

 

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.