St. Louis 250 (th Birthday) Club Race Weekend August 1-3 Info

July 13, 2014

 

 

 

 

“St. Louis 250 (th birthday party)” 
Double Mid-Am Regional – CRE – PDX (all levels) – Club Trials
August 2-3, 2014 – Gateway Motorsports Park
Registration is open for the August 2-3, 2014 Double Mid-Am Regional/Runoffs Qualifier Races, Club Racing Experience, PDX and

Club Trials at Gateway Motorsports Park.  Join us for a weekend of great racing and help us celebrate the city of St. Louis’ 250th anniversary!

YOU CAN REGISTER NOW AND PAY LATER! TELL EVERYONE YOU ARE COMING TO ST. LOUIS TODAY.
Register by July 21st to get $25 off garage rental!
 
See you at the track!

Double Regional

Plenty of seat time with warmup, qualifying and a 21 lap race each day.  At only $350 entry for both days, St. Louis remains one of the best bargains around.
Both races count toward Mid-Am points, runoffs qualification, and the St. Louis STARS series.
Sign up for STARS when you register for the race!

PDX Saturday & Club Trials Sunday

Saturday PDX for all experience levels – timed Club Trials Sunday for intermediate and advanced Drivers
Saturday features two PDX groups, “Novice” and “Intermediate/Advanced” each with four 20 minute sessions and plenty of time between sessions to relax and enjoy your day at the track.
On Sunday you can take it to the next level in Club Trials – like the PDX you know and love but with lap timing as an additional instructional tool.   Learn how fast you’re really going, and how to go faster!
St. Louis Region instructors are among the best in the nation.  Check the St. Louis Region PDX Program website for the full 2014 season schedule.

CLUB RACING EXPERIENCE (CRE)
Wheel to Wheel without all the fuss!

Expired license?  Race car not current? Want to put a crew member in your car?  NO PROBLEM.
CRE is open to newcomers and is also a great chance to get back on the track if you’ve been out of the game for a while.
Your CRE entry includes practice, a qualifying session and a side by side rolling start race in a low pressure, just for fun, no contact environment.
You’ll need
  • a GCR legal race car (belts needn’t be current), maximum ITA/SM performance level
  • an SCCA weekend or annual membership
  • driver’s suit, helmet, gloves, shoes and socks.
  • the ability to drive within your limits
You WON’T need
  • a competition license
  • a current vehicle logbook
  • a physical (you must affirm you are fit to race)
  • a HANS device (though highly recommended)
For all the details please visit
roadracing.stlscca.org
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Driving Gateway
Racing at GIR

Gateway Motorsports Park (formerly Gateway International Raceway) is a 1.65 mile, eight turn track that combines the “big end” of the NASCAR oval together with an infield road course.  The newcomer will find it easy to get oriented, but there are plenty of subtleties to keep the expert challenged lap after lap. The track boasts an excellent surface, good drainage, and easy pit and grid access.
For a turn-by-turn account the Gateway road course please visit A Hot Lap of Gateway by Steven Burkett and Racing at Gateway Motorsport Park by Peter Zekert.

 

Click the Image for a larger version of the track map

GMP Track Map

Working Gateway
F&C at Gateway

Whatever your specialty, St. Louis Region loves all of our volunteer workers.  We promise to treat you right – with plenty of good food and the great Saturday night party you’ve come to expect – but also with a friendly, positive, and well organized environment, excellent facilities and plenty of help.
If you’ve never worked a race before, what’s holding you back?  There’s something for everyone, whether it’s flagging, tech inspections, registration, hospitality or more.  There’s a place for you in St. Louis Region Club Racing, and you can’t ask for a more exciting or rewarding way to spend your weekend.
Contact Club Race Chair Steven Burkett for more information on pitching in, or  register now!

Spectators
Rich Wiese SRF photo by Kevin Pyles

Admission is FREE, and SCCA race weekends are great family-friendly fun!  Meet the drivers and race workers, see lots of cool cars up close, and learn more about SCCA.  Enjoy the great racing – and ask lots of questions!  SCCA is for everyone and we’ll be glad to show you how you can make the leap from spectator to participant.  Whether behind the wheel, behind the scenes, or out on the corner, we’d love to help you become a part of the action!

Contents
Double Regional
PDX and Club Trials
Club Race Experience
Driving Gateway
Working Gateway
Spectator Info
Contacts and Officials

You Need a Vacation
(And we need new radios!)   Enter our raffle to win your choice of a trip to Las Vegas, Cancun or a Carnival Cruise.
All proceeds go toward St. Louis Region SCCA club racing operations and communications equipment.
Only 500 tickets will be sold – help keep our races great!

 

Event hotel
Great accommodations in Collinsville Illinois – just minutes from the track!

Facility Notes for our Racers:
Garages are available for daily rental, for $50/day and you receive light, power, and compressed air – not to mention a roof over your head.   Register by July 21st for $25 off!

Gateway will offer a test day Friday August 1st. Contact the GMP Ticket office at (618) 215-8888 x 101 and leave your name and number to sign up for the test day.

 

VP Race fuel is sold at the track.  Call Heidi at (618) 215-8888 x116 to preorder by July 21st to ensure they have the fuel you need.  Pump gas is available across the street.

 

Absolutely no trailers are allowed through the infield tunnel, vehicles with trailers must wait at the turn three crossover if racing is underway.

 

About the Track

Gateway Motorsports Park is located at the intersection of Illinois Rt.203 and I-55/70 Gateway is easy to get to from just about anywhere.

 

The track facilities are clean, modern, and well maintained.  A tunnel allows paddock access while racing is underway.

 

Fast food, ice and pump gas are available right across the street, and a wide variety of dining, lodging and entertainment options lie 10 minutes to the west in downtown St. Louis or 15 minutes east in Collinsville, IL.

Live Timing and Scoring
Get lap times and positions for this event right on your mobile device with the
Race Monitor App for iPhone, Android and Windows
For more info, visit

Contacts and Officials

REGISTRATION HOTLINE

314 249-6571

registrar@stlscca.org

 

OFFICIALS

 

Race Day Chair: Bob Eichelberger

Asst. Event Chair: Charlene Lain

Chief Instructor – PDX: Bruno Stopke

Chief Instructor – CRE: Chuck Mathis

Registrar:   Sheila Burkett

Tech: Mike Wolf

Course Marshall: Bob Burnham
Flagging/Comm: Mike Byington
Results and Hospitality: Eileen Waters
Grid/Pits: Cesare Venegoni
Pace Car:  Ken and Sue Robertson
Starter: Daryl Tryson
Timing & Scoring: Bryon Prokopf

 

Regional Executive Peter Zekert

Southern Illinois RE Chris Albin

PDX Chair: Charlene Lain

Race Committee Chair Steven Burkett

 

STEWARDS

 

Chief Steward – Ted Haines
Chief Steward – CRE Dan Miklovic

Chief Steward – PDX – Chuck DeProw

Chairman SOM Laurie Sheppard

Safety Steward Skip MacEwen

 

TRACK OPERATIONS

618-215-8893

LINKS

 

 

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