More than 6,000 cars expected for Hot Rod Magazine’s ultimate road trip
June 6, 2017, St. Louis Region – The world-famous Hot Rod Power Tour (http://www.hotrod.com/events/power-tour/) will return to Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois on Wednesday, June 14. The iconic car magazine’s ultimate road trip — now in its 23rd year — will include a car show, drag racing, burn-out contest, kart racing at the Gateway Kartplex and a manufacturers midway.
Spectator admission is free, parking is $10 per vehicle (cash only). The show is scheduled to run from noon to 7 p.m.
When the Hot Rod Power Tour last visited GMP in 2015, it broke records for participants and spectators. An estimated 5,800 cars were expected but more than 6,000 rolled through GMP’s main gates.
“The Hot Rod Power Tour is a tremendous boost to our Metro East communities,“ said Chris Blair, Gateway Motorsports Park Executive Vice President and General Manager. “More than 6,000 cars and close to 20,000 attendees fill local hotels, eat in our restaurants and purchase fuel at area gas stations as they participate in America’s largest rolling car show.
“For Gateway Motorsports Park, it’s a tremendous way to kick off the festivities of our fourth annual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 that will be held on Saturday, June 17. The St. Louis region is a great place if you love automobiles and to have Hot Rod Power Tour and NASCAR visiting our venue in the same week is a win for the local economy.”
Wednesday, June 14
8 a.m.-Noon — Sponsors and vendors set-up.
11:30 a.m. — Registration opens at Gateway Motorsports Park.
Noon-7 p.m. — Show hours and tour arrival.
Noon — HOT ROD Power Tour® Manufacturer’s Midway opens.
Noon-6 p.m. — Dyno Challenge (open to all registered participants).
12:30-4:15 p.m. — Drag strip open for fun runs, sponsored by QA1.
1-6 p.m. — Main stage show; Sponsor and VIP interviews and giveaways at FAST main stage.
2 pm — Lucky Costa of “Hot Rod Garage” at FAST main stage.
4:30 p.m. — Burn-out competition, sponsored by HP Tuners.
6 p.m. — Registration closed.
6-6:30 p.m. — Chevrolet Performance presentation at FAST main stage.
7 p.m. — Show closed.
SPECTATOR TRAFFIC DIRECTIONS: IL 203 to Collinsville Road. At Collinsville Road (next to the BP station) turn right and proceed 1/8-mile to the Gateway Dirtplex entry gate. Turn right onto Bernstein Road (West Loop Road) and follow road under the interstate to the parking sales location, located behind the drag strip tower. All spectator parking will take place in the Orange West parking area. Spectators exiting from I-55/I-70 South (traveling from Collinsville/Edwardsville) will be directed to take Exit 4A and loop under the overpass toward Collinsville Road. (Exit 4B is reserved for event participants only). Spectators exiting from I-55/I-70 North (traveling from St. Louis) will be directed to take Exit 4 and keep right toward Collinsville Road. All spectator drop-offs will take place only at the Collinsville road entry gate. No exceptions. GPS: 700 Raceway Blvd., Madison, Illinois 62060.
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