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  • Danica at Gateway only $5 a ticket

    Gateway is offering $5.00 tickets from their website for next weeks nationwide race.
    this may very well be the last professional race held on the oval
    http://www.gatewayraceway.com/

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    I understand that the track is not that far away from St. Louis, but, they just don't want to go to that neighborhood.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Shrub View Post
      Gateway is offering $5.00 tickets from their website for next weeks nationwide race.
      this may very well be the last professional race held on the oval
      http://www.gatewayraceway.com/
      I guess Dover does OK, but the rest of their tracks are sadly not doing so well attendance wise and therefore money wise.
      Gregg Sebald

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      • #4
        I attended several IndyCar races at Gateway. I liked the track and enjoyed the races and it wasn't a bad drive from Indy. Railbird & I kept leap-froggin' each other driving back from a race there in 2001.
        ​a bad day at the race track beats a good day at work

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        • #5
          Fantastic track, IMO.

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          • #6
            I think she will really struggle with the exit of turn 2. It is the spot that collects many racers. 1&2 are completely different from 3&4. It is a tough track to get a setup right. You pretty much have to commit to one end or the other. (If you have the indyCar PS2 game, try to run this track and see how fast that outside wall appears.) Local media/promotion are concentrating on the Edwards/Keselowski wreck from the summer race. Danica is getting some mention, but is not the focus. This probably will be the last "Major" race at the track. NHRA dropped the drag strip from next year's schedule, and there are no races scheduled for the oval.
            Mess with me and you mess with the whole trailer park.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Seadog View Post
              I guess Dover does OK, but the rest of their tracks are sadly not doing so well attendance wise and therefore money wise.
              Dover overbuilt their grandstands, and honestly I don't know if they've had a sell out since. I last went in 2006 and there were a lot of empty seats then. Huge amounts now. Dover's tracks have all been marred by horrendously selected locations.
              "If your car was a dog, then you had to figure it out and test your own limits. And we didn't go to a wind tunnel – we did it in the first turn at Indianapolis."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Gateway Fan View Post
                NHRA dropped the drag strip from next year's schedule, and there are no races scheduled for the oval.
                wasn't aware of nhra dropping out. St. Louis is becoming a small/ghost town. if it wasn't for the red birds i don't think our city would ever get mentioned in the media. the Rams and Blues sure haven't brought us much positive exposure. now Gateway like downtown St. Louis and the runways at Lambert airport will be sitting vacant showing what st. louis is, a looked over city.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Shrub View Post
                  wasn't aware of nhra dropping out. St. Louis is becoming a small/ghost town. if it wasn't for the red birds i don't think our city would ever get mentioned in the media. the Rams and Blues sure haven't brought us much positive exposure. now Gateway like downtown St. Louis and the runways at Lambert airport will be sitting vacant showing what st. louis is, a looked over city.
                  Just a question. A long time ago I visited St. Louis. Its downtown area reminded me of Detroit. Is there any recovery going on in downtown St. Louis?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by NoviVespa View Post
                    Just a question. A long time ago I visited St. Louis. Its downtown area reminded me of Detroit. Is there any recovery going on in downtown St. Louis?
                    Yes.
                    No man can cause more grief than that one clinging blindly to the vices of his ancestors. - William Faulkner

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by NoviVespa View Post
                      Just a question. A long time ago I visited St. Louis. Its downtown area reminded me of Detroit. Is there any recovery going on in downtown St. Louis?
                      Yes, a firm was recently chosen to redo, update the Arch grounds. Washington Ave. has become a very trendy area with night spots and loft living. Laclede's Landing has a new casino and associated hotels that are drawing positive attention. All of this is within walking distance of the dome. The new Busch Stadium (south end of downtown) has been surrounded by rehabbed properties/hotels. The recession has hurt the area, but luckily most of this was underway or finished before the economy went south.
                      Mess with me and you mess with the whole trailer park.

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                      • #12
                        Gateway shouldn't have been built, like the Cicero Chicago track. In both cases, they were destroyed by ISC choosing to build a track relatively nearby and shut them out of NASCAR races. These were clear anti-trust violations which is a joke that the courts refused to properly act on. There's no open selection process in NASCAR, it's a monopoly. Without NASCAR Cup, these other tracks cannot survive without an almost fool proof business model. Iowa, IRP, have the advantage of being independent and small operations. Gateway and the other Dover tracks were saddled with Dover's huge debt.
                        "If your car was a dog, then you had to figure it out and test your own limits. And we didn't go to a wind tunnel – we did it in the first turn at Indianapolis."

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                        • #13
                          Bad thing is all the big businesses are leaving or left St. Louis. i forget who was going to be the anchor for the projected ball park village that is not going to happen but that company like most every large company, law firm has moved to the county or the city of Clayton or out of Missouri all together. As far as Casinos we are going to have 6 and though they bring in jobs while being built i don't think they are doing anything to help the area. as new ones pop up the older ones lose bussiness. st. louis is a great place to buy a city loft or have your car smashed and grabbed but as far as business goes the city is hurting.

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                          • #14
                            NASCAR over the past decade or so certainly has changed racing in this country, unfortunately not for the better.
                            ​a bad day at the race track beats a good day at work

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Grizzlor View Post
                              Gateway shouldn't have been built, like the Cicero Chicago track. In both cases, they were destroyed by ISC choosing to build a track relatively nearby and shut them out of NASCAR races.
                              Okay, I can buy Chicagoland being relatively close to Cicero, but what is Gateway close to? It's on the other side of the state from Chicago and the only other ISC track nearby is Kansas and well, it's in Kansas. And don't forget, Chicagoland was built with the help of IMS and Dale Coyne, who owned the dragway, IIRC. But that was at the height of the split so they were just trying to kill CART, right? Face it, Chicago was a crappy track in a crappy part of town that offered crappy racing. I know, I went to the first CART race there. And Gateway has hosted NASCAR races, just not Cup.
                              It's a Hoosier thing, you wouldn't understand...

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