Illinois Lottery Run for the Money:

The biggest-ever bracket race winner payout could happen at Gateway Motorsports Park!

 

MADISON, Illinois (October 12) – The Illinois Lottery’s slogan is “Anything’s Possible” and a winner at Gateway Motorsports Park’s Oct. 17-18 St. Louis Superbucks Showdown could very well experience the biggest payoff in the history of bracket-style drag racing.

The winner in each day’s final round of Super Pro eliminations could earn a $10,000 payday and the Pro bracket winner faces a potential $5,000 prize.

Super Pro racers who enter the unique Illinois Lottery Run for the Money event have the opportunity to win a prize that could reach hundreds of thousands – if not millions – of dollars. The entry fee for the Illinois Lottery Run for the Money is $20.  The driver who runs closest to his dial-in will receive 50% of the total entry fees collected and $500 worth of Illinois Lottery scratch-off tickets.

The unique event and its lucrative purse is expected to attract racers from a number of states and Canada.

The potential $10,000 Super Pro winner’s payout is based on 150 or more entries competing in the first round of eliminations. Likewise, the Pro winner’s potential payout of $5,000 is based on 150 or more entries competing in the first round of eliminations.

All events will be contested on a 1/8-mile track.

Gateway Motorsports Park is located at 700 Raceway Blvd. in Madison, Illinois. For more information, please call GMP at (618) 215-8888 or visit www.gatewaymsp.com. Follow GMP on Facebook and Twitter.

 

LOUIS SUPERBUCKS SHOWDOWN PRESENTED BY ILLINOIS LOTTERY

Super Pro (Box): Possible $10,000 to win both days.

Pro (No-Box): Possible $5,000 to win both days.

 

Super Pro (Box) – 1/8 mile 

Win (Based on 150 or more first-round entries): $10,000.

Win (Based on 100-149 first-round entries): $7,500.

Win (Based on 1-99 first-round entries): $5,000.

Runner-up: $1,000.

Semi: $250.

Quarters: $150.

Eighths (If more than 65 cars compete in first round): $100.

Entry fee: $100 (Purchase up to 2 class entries per day).

First or second-round buy-backs: $60.

 

Pro (No-Box) – 1/8 mile 

Win (Based on 150 or more first-round entries): $5,000.

Win (Based on 100-149 first-round entries): $3,500.

Win (Based on 1-99 first-round entries): $2,500.

Runner-up: $500.

Semi: $125.

Quarters: $75.

Eighths: $50 (If more than 65 cars compete in first round);

Entry fee: $50 (Purchase up to 2 class entries per day).

First or second-round buybacks: $30.

 

Admission:

Weekend racer wristband: $30 (Purchase race entries at registration booth).

Weekend crew or spectator pass: $30 (Good for all 3 days of racing).

Sunday-only: $20. (Friday or Saturday-only passes will not be sold).

 

SCHEDULE

Friday, Oct. 16 – Time Trial Day

Noon-10 p.m. – Gates open, pit parking, credential sales.

1-9 p.m. – Tech inspection.

3-8:30 p.m. – Time trials.

8-9:30 p.m. – Free hot dog and Kraftig Beer social.

10 p.m. – Gates closed; Begin stacking for Saturday.

 

Saturday, Oct. 17 – No Saturday time trial. Run for the Money followed by eliminations

6:30 a.m. – Gates open, pit parking, credential sales.

7:30 a.m. – Tech inspection.

8:30 a.m. – Illinois Lottery Run for the Money ($20 to enter. 50% payback to closest to the dial-in. Super Pro RFTM winner receives $500 in Illinois Lottery scratch-off tickets).

Eliminations begin immediately following Illinois Lottery Run for the Money:

Super Pro (Box) green tech card entry first round of eliminations.

Super Pro (Box) yellow tech card entry first round of eliminations.

Pro (No-Box) orange tech card entry first round of eliminations.

Super Pro (Box) blue tech card entry first round of eliminations.

Super Pro (Box) red tech card entry first round of eliminations.

Pro (No-Box) purple tech card entry first round of eliminations.

 

Sunday, Oct. 18 – No Sunday time trial. Illinois Lottery Run for the Money followed by eliminations

6:30 a.m. – Gates open, pit parking, credential sales.

7:30 a.m. – Tech inspection.

7:45 a.m. – Racers for Christ chapel service.

8:30 a.m. – Illinois Lottery Run for the Money ($20 to enter. 50% payback to closest to the dial-in. Super Pro RFTM winner receives $500 in Illinois Lottery scratch-off tickets).

Eliminations begin immediately following Illinois Lottery Run for the Money:

Super Pro (Box) green tech card entry first round of eliminations.

Super Pro (Box) yellow tech card entry first round of eliminations.

Pro (No-Box) orange tech card entry first round of eliminations.

Super Pro (Box) blue tech card entry first round of eliminations.

Super Pro (Box) red tech card entry first round of eliminations.

Pro (No-Box) purple tech card entry first round of eliminations.

 

Please note:

All times are subject to change.

All payouts are based on the total number of cars competing in the first round of eliminations.

Buy-backs are optional and at the discretion of the event director.

Up to two (2) entries per car, per class. Only 1 buy-back per entry/tech card color.

No refunds will be issued. A break credit good for 2016 will be issued to any car failing to compete in the first round of eliminations.

Time Trials will be held only on Friday. No time trial runs on Saturday or Sunday.

Racer wristband required for participation in Friday time trials. Each racer wristband purchased will receive vouchers for two (2) free hot dogs and two (2) free beers courtesy of Kraftig Lager and Kraftig Light.

Everyone entering the gate will be required to purchase and sign waiver for either their weekend racer or weekend crew wristband. Tech cards for class entries will be sold at the registration trailer (cash or credit card only).

Buy-backs and Illinois Lottery Run for the Money entry fees will be collected in the staging lane. Cash or credit card only. No checks.

Schedule and format subject to change based on event director’s decision.

All NHRA rules will apply for this event. Gateway Motorsports Park is an NHRA member track.

 

– John Bisci

 

The vision for Gateway Motorsports Park is to create a racing lifestyle that attracts enthusiasts, professionals, amateurs and car lovers by harnessing the energy and passion of the thousands of racing fans in the heart of the Midwest. Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering nearly 200 acres, GMP is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the region, encompassing a ¼-mile NHRA-sanctioned drag strip, 1.25-mile NASCAR oval, 1.6-mile road course, a state-of-the-art Karting facility and a new, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue.

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