Rough and Ready Gateway Gets it Right

photos by Stephen Taylor, facts by IndyCar, opinions by Tim Hailey World Wide Technology Raceway—AKA Gateway—is a rough and ready oval, dragstrip, road course and go-kart track rebuilt in the ’90s with tax breaks. It lies between a swamp and landfill, in a notorious Illinois suburban St. Louis area more…

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Arnold, Deck and Lee are Big NHDRO Winners

Doubling up wins on an NHDRO race weekend is a big enough achievement, but doubling up AND securing a championship at the Midwest’s largest all-motorcycle drag racing series is something else all together! But three of the world’s toughest sportsman racers— Joe “Big” Deck, Dustin Lee, and Ron Arnold—did just…

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NHDRO World Finals Coming (Finally) to Gateway

NHDRO reaches its championship crescendo as the Midwest’s largest all-motorcycle drag racing series rolls into World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway in Madison, Illinois—just across the river from downtown St. Louis—on October 19-20. Originally scheduled for June but postponed by rain, the Kenneth R. Schwartz, attorney at law Motorcycle Madness…

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Stoffer Storms Gateway for PSM Win

Karen Stoffer is a meteorological genius. On Friday, she predicted that Tropical Storm Karen and Hurricane Jerry would swamp World Wide Technology Raceway (AKA Gateway) just across the Mississippi from St. Louis during the eighth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals. She was half right, which is pretty strong for…

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Enders ends drought at Gateway

Erica Enders snapped a winless drought that stretched back to early last year by going 6.598 at 208.36 in her Melling Performance/Elite Motorsports Camaro to slip past Matt Hartford’s 6.621 at 207.30 in the Pro Stock Car final round at the NHRA race at Gateway. It gives Enders, who was…

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Smith Takes Pole, Johnson Wins Oscar

Defending NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champ (and Gateway winner) Matt Smith is known for putting on quite a show. I’m told his repertoire at Maple Grove consisted of a display of raw emotion when confronted with race-winning Suzuki performance. But in qualifying at World Wide Technology Raceway, Smith confined his…

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