Gateway Motorsports Park (formerly Gateway International Raceway) is a race track in Madison, Illinois, USA, just east of St. Louis, Missouri. After being shuttered by former owner Dover Motorsports Inc., on Nov. 3, 2010, it was announced Sept. 8, 2011, that the facility would re-open and host an NHRA Full Throttle Series event Sept. 28-30, 2012. St. Louis real estate developer and former professional racer (INDYCAR Indy Lights) Curtis Francois has signed a one-year lease to run the track.
It hosted a NASCAR Nationwide Series event and a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on a 1.25-mile (2 kilometer) oval, a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) infield Road Course used by SCCA and various car clubs, and also has a quarter-mile drag strip that hosts an annual National Hot Rod Association event. The facilities were owned by Dover Motorsports, a group that also owned what is now Memphis International Raceway, along with Dover International Speedway, and the Nashville Superspeedway.
In 2010 Gateway received a second NASCAR Nationwide Series race due to the closure of Memphis Motorsports Park. The date was the former late fall event at Memphis. This was the last NASCAR event held at Gateway for the foreseeable future, as Dover Motorsports announced it will not seek sanctioning for the three events held at the track in 2010. The track did not make an announcement concerning any of the other events the track holds.The now closed down Nashville Superspeedway would get Gateway's place on the schedule in July, while the October race date will remain vacant. The NHRA did not schedule an event for 2011 at Gateway either.
On November 3, 2010, Dover Motorsports announced that Gateway was officially closing and ceasing all racing operations at the track.On Sept. 8, 2011, the official announcement was made that Gateway would re-open in 2012 and host the 15th Annual NHRA Midwest Nationals Sept. 28-30, 2012, under the leadership of Curtis Francois.
Metallica's Summer Sanitarium Tour made a stop at Gateway on July 3, 2000. Other artists featured at the concert were Korn, Kid Rock, Powerman 5000 & System of a Down.
- NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR
- Camping World Truck Series,
- National Hot Rod Association,
- American Drag Racing League
- Turns 1 & 2 – 11°
- Turns 3 & 4 – 9°
- Straights – 3°