Gateway Motorsports Park Named “Outstanding Facility of the Year”

At Race Track Business Conference


Wilmette, IL (December 7, 2017)

The Race Track Business Conference has awarded the Gateway Motorsports Park the “Outstanding Facility of the Year” award. The plaque was presented by National Speedway Directory and Track Guide at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show.

“It’s an honor to accept this award on behalf of our entire team at Gateway Motorsports Park, said Chris Blair, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Gateway Motorsports Park. “This wasn’t accomplished by one individual, this was an effort by our entire community. Our fans, racers, sponsors and civic leaders have rallied behind our efforts from day one and are a huge part of our success. They make going to work each day fun and we appreciate all they do to make this possible.

“When I first met track owner Curtis Francois in the fall of 2011, said Blair. I knew he was determined to make the rebirth of this venue a success. To see how far his vision has come since re-opening in 2012 is simply amazing. He’s the most active facility owner in all of motorsports and his passion for his track and the St Louis / Metro East region is instilled in our entire organization. We’ve come a long way in five years and we’re going to continue building on that success to see what happens the next five years. “

“The revitalization of Gateway Motorsports Park is amazing. The commitment to the venue and marketplace has been well received by the motorsports industry. An expanding calendar and capacity crowds reflects it premier position. We are pleased to recognize their efforts” said Tim Frost the organizer of the event.

The previous award winners were the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – 2013, NCM Motorsports Park – 2014, Daytona Motor Speedway – 2015, and Charlotte Motor Speedway – 2016.

About Gateway Motorsports Park

Gateway Motorsports Park ( is the home of INDYCAR, NASCAR and NHRA racing in the St. Louis region. Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering more than 340 acres, Gateway Motorsports Park is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area. Gateway Motorsports Park’s facilities include a 1/4-mile drag strip, 1.25-mile superspeedway, 1.6-mile road course, a state-of-the-art Karting facility and a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue.

About Race Track Business Conference

 The annual Race Track Business Conference ( hosted by the National Speedway Directory provides a platform for industry leaders to collaborate, analyze, and conceptualize around the business of motorsports. Shared insights from all forms of racing create dialogue and interaction in a unique intellectual environment.

About Performance Racing Industry

Performance Racing Industry, ( monthly business magazine, is recognized as ”The Voice of Racing Marketplace.” Targeted at the racing trade, PRI connects manufacturers of racing products and technology with the distribution channels of retailers, builders, distributers, and teams. The PRI Show is the world’s largest auto racing trade show.

For additional information, contact:

Chris Blair – (618) 215-8888 –

Timothy W. Frost – (847) 778-9475 –