ST. LOUIS — The VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals will feature midget racing in addition to dirt late models and open-wheel modifieds later this year.
Scheduled for Nov. 29-Dec. 1, super late model registration will once again be capped at 150 entries — with those details to be released soon — while the midget and open-wheel modified events will be run using an invitation-only format.
Cody Sommer, the event’s founder and promoter, said the changes to the program are being driven by fans, sponsors and race teams.
“Whatever makes the most sense and whatever is going to make this event the best it can be is what we are always going to try and do,” Sommer said. “When the majority of fans, sponsors and teams speak, we listen.
“The dome is an amazing place and we are all very fortunate to be able to participate in this event. Racing under that roof and in front of that crowd is a spectacle in itself, something that simply cannot be compared to when it comes to other events or venues. We have room to continue to grow this event into the future and this is a move that we feel is going to help us in that process.”
Landon Simon tested a midget, winged sprint car and non-winged sprint car inside The Dome at America’s Center on Dec. 12, just before the most recent running of the Gateway Dirt Nationals.
CREDIT: Gateway Firt Nationals