World Wide Technology Raceway
what kind of track is world wide technology raceway?
World Wide Technology Raceway is home to a 1.25-mile oval utilized by the NTT IndyCar Series and the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, as well as a 1.6-mile infield road course used by the SCCA, Porsche Club of America, and other car clubs.
Dover Motorsports owned the facilities, as well as what is now Memphis International Raceway, Dover International Raceway, and the Nashville Superspeedway. After being closed on November 3, 2010, it was announced on September 8, 2011 that St Louis real estate developer and former Indy Lights driver Curtis Francois will reopen the facility.
How big is the World Wide Technology Raceway?
World Wide Technology Raceway is the St. Louis region’s home for INDYCAR, NASCAR, and NHRA racing. WWTR is the area’s largest outdoor entertainment facility, comprising more than 380 acres and located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis.
WWTR has a 1/4-mile drag strip, a 1.25-mile superspeedway, a recently extended 2.0-mile road course, a cutting-edge karting facility, and a 14-acre multi-purpose dirt off-road arena.
In 2019, WWTR purchased Gateway National Golf Links, which is adjacent to the speedway land. WWTR received the Race Track Business Conference’s 2017 Outstanding Facility of the Year Award, as well as the St. Louis Attractions Association’s 2017 Spirit of St. Louis Award. Curtis Francois, owner and CEO, received the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission’s Innovator Award in 2018 for his efforts in resurrecting World Wide Technology Raceway (formerly known as Gateway Motorsports Park).
What are the best seats at World Wide Technology Raceway?
Because of the steep banking, the finest seats are at turns 3 and 4. Drivers must use all of their talents to avoid slipping off the track and colliding with other automobiles. Turns 1 and 2 also have strong banking.
You may prefer seats on the straightaway at the start/finish line if you want to see victors do donuts and celebrate their triumphs.
Is World Wide Technology a road course?
The amenities of WWTR include a 1/4-mile drag strip, a 1.25-mile superspeedway, a 1.6-mile road course, a cutting-edge karting facility, and a 14-acre multi-purpose dirt off-road site.
Who is the owner of World Wide Technology Raceway?
Curtis Francois, owner and CEO of WWTR, is photographed at the Madison track. Years of effort will be rewarded in two weeks when the Enjoy Illinois 300, a NASCAR Cup Series race, is held at the Madison location, which was originally swampland.
How much is parking at World Wide Technology Raceway?
Adults (18 and up) (includes access to pit road until 1 hour prior to the start of the race).
Friday – Practice: $20
Saturday – Qualifying and Race: $40
Kids 17 and under (does not include pit road access due to sanctioning body rules/regulations):
Friday – Practice: $10
Saturday – Qualifying and Race: $20
All paddock pass holders must have an event ticket. Paddock passes are not valid for gate access. Before entering the infield tunnel, paddock passes will be handed at a check-in/redemption center. Infield access will be restricted to paddock pass and pit pass holders.