Drag racing is different from stock car racing because drivers don’t have to face the shame of forgetting to use their turn signal. Take in some head-to-head duels with this GrouponLive deal.
- Tickets to see the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals Sunday eliminations
- When: Sunday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; see the full event schedule here
- Where: Gateway Motorsports Park
- Seating: Nitro seating #2
- Door time: 7:30 a.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
- $99 for a Finish Line Fan-Zone package for one with one parking pass (a $20 value for the pass; a $206 total value)
- $199 for a Finish Line Fan-Zone package for two with one parking pass (a $20 value for the pass; a $383 total value)
- $399 for a Finish Line Fan-Zone package for four with two parking passes (a $40 value for the passes; a $757 total value)<p>
The Finish Line Fan-Zone package includes:
- One seat in the Nitro #2 section, a brand new grandstand located next to the drag tower with views of the starting line (a $62 value per person, plus a $9 fee that only applies to one ticket per package)
- Access to the Sunday Finish Line fan-zone hospitality tent, admission to driver appearances, and free food starting at 9 a.m. (a $115 value per person). The menu includes barbecue pork sandwiches, burgers, brats, lemonade, and more; a cash bar will also be available.<p>
The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn’t reflect student, senior, or military discounts.<p>
NHRA Midwest Nationals Sunday Eliminations
For the second year in a row, the NHRA Midwest Nationals zip into Gateway Motorsports Park to separate the best from the rest in pro stock, nitro, and several other categories. Beginning with pre-race ceremonies at 10 a.m., the grand finale on Sunday, September 29, caps off three full days of competition. Throughout the event, drivers match horsepower with more horsepower during three rounds of eliminations, which include 10,000 horsepower nitro Funny Cars and Top Fuel dragsters that reach speeds of up to 330 miles per hour, followed by finals later in the afternoon. A year ago, this event marked racing’s return to Gateway after a two-year hiatus, packing the venue’s grandstands with more than 40,000 fans and envious sprinters.
10,000 horsepower nitro Funny Cars and Top Fuel dragsters cover 1,000 feet in less than 4 seconds at more than 330 miles per hour.
Gateway Motorsports Park
The original St. Louis Raceway Park was erected in 1967 as a mere 1/8-mile drag strip. Within four years, the strip expanded to a quarter-mile after additional land was made available. Adding dirt ovals and road courses over the years, the facility continued to grow even more, allowing it to finally ride roller coasters and serve as the setting for major races including the CART World Series, NHRA duels, and the NASCAR Nationwide Series. In 2012, following a two-year hiatus that brought all racing operations to a halt, the facility was renamed Gateway Motorsports Park. Seemingly rejuvenated, it once again provides fans and competitors first-class racing experiences. In the future, the park looks to convert into a 20,000-seat amphitheater between racing events in order to host more outdoor concerts.