Gateway Motorsports Park

Address: 700 Raceway Blvd, Madison, Illinois 62060

ARCA Racing Series

38.650833333333 - 90.135277777778Koordinaten: 38 ° 39 '3 " N, 90 ° 8' 7" W

Gateway International Raceway is a race track in Madison, Illinois. At 1.25 -mile oval race of the NASCAR Nationwide Series and Craftsman Truck Series are organized. Go to Gateway International Raceway includes a quarter-mile acceleration route for drag racing National Hot Rod Association. The plant is owned by Dover Motorsports, which is also the Memphis Motorsports Park, Dover International Speedway and Nashville Superspeedway heard.

The first major event at the plant was a race in the Champ Car series on Saturday, May 24 1997 day before the Indianapolis 500, the Indy Racing League. This is a direct conflict should be avoided as the previous year with the competition race U.S. 500. After a few years, the management of the racetrack motor sports fans became increasingly dissatisfied with the utilization, especially since decided to visit the Indianapolis 500. So the race was added to the fall in 2000. A year later it was completely removed from the calendar of the Champ Car series and became a race of the Indy Racing League. After mediocre acceptance of this race was canceled after 2003.

Although the route to modern NASCAR standards is relatively short, this is not ausgegliechen by strong curve peaks. Rather, the course is unique in that the peaks are different in the curves and the curves themselves also have different radii.

In the infield there is an additional road course, which is used by sports car and motorcycle clubs during the summer months. In 1995, a race in the AMA Superbike Championship was held on this course, which was won by the Canadian Miguel Duhamel.

In the near past, the Gateway International Raceway was taken multiple times with the Sprint Cup in conjunction. In public, there is this often the opinion that the route must first be extended for this purpose, since the capacity is limited to only 60,000 seats.

Previous race

Nationwide Series

Craftsman Truck Series


  • NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying: Martin Truex Jr., 33.328 seconds ( 135.022 mph ), 2005
  • NASCAR Nationwide Series race: Carl Edwards, 2:05:54 ( 119.142 mph ), July 29, 2006
  • NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Qualifying: Ted Musgrave, 33.294 seconds ( 135.159 mph ), 2005
  • NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race: Jack Sprague, 1:45:31 ( 113.726 mph ), May 7, 2000


  • NASCAR Nationwide Series - Gateway 250
  • ARCA Racing Series - Shop ' n Save 150