MillerCoors to sponsor qualifying for Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline
Verizon IndyCar Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park
August 25 Coors Light Pole Night Showdown is one of seven St. Louis Speed Festival events
June 27, 2017, St. Louis Region — Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois today announced local beer distributor Robert ‘Chick’ Fritz, Inc. and MillerCoors will sponsor qualifying day for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline. The Coors Light Pole Night Showdown will take place on Friday, August 25 on the seventh day of the inaugural St. Louis Speed Festival.
“We welcome Robert ‘Chick’ Fritz Inc. and MillerCoors to Gateway Motorsports Park as an official beer of the inaugural Bommarito Automotive Group 500 on August 26,” said GMP Vice President and General Manager Chris Blair. “We thank them for their support of the Coors Light Pole Night Showdown on August 25, adding to the tremendous buzz for the St. Louis Speed Festival.”
“We are very excited to partner with Gateway Motorsports Park to sponsor the Coors Light Pole Night Showdown,” said Robert ‘Chick’ Fritz of Robert ‘Chick’ Fritz Inc. in Belleville, Illinois. “MillerCoors has had a long association with motorsports and to be a partner with Gateway — and INDYCAR coming to the St. Louis region — is really special. With our official partnership with Gateway, we will provide thousands of thirsty race fans with MillerCoors’ quality brands to enjoy during the 2017 race season.”
2017 ST. LOUIS SPEED FESTIVAL EVENTS
Saturday, August 19 — The Speed Festival begins at Gateway Motorsports Park with the GO! St. Louis Run at the Raceway. Events include a 5k run/walk, one-mile fun run and beer relay. The Run is expected to attract several thousand runners.
Sunday, August 20 — Cycle the Raceway with Big Shark Bicycle and Cars & Coffee St. Louis. GMP will host several hundred cyclists for the Big Shark race as well as a special edition of Cars & Coffee St. Louis that regularly attracts more than 700 cars and thousands of spectators.
Monday, August 21 — Karting for Kids. The Gateway Kartplex will host a corporate karting challenge in which area businesses participate in team competition as a charity fundraiser.
Tuesday, August 22 — The St. Louis Cardinals are hosting an INDYCAR Theme Night presented by Gateway Motorsports at Busch Stadium on August 22. Includes fan giveaways, driver appearances and on-field racing activity between innings.
Wednesday, August 23 — The long-standing American Cancer Society Golf Tournament. Conducted on two courses, including Gateway National, which is adjacent to the speedway.
Thursday, August 24 — INDYCAR Fan Fest will feature driver appearances, a pit stop competition and hauler parade.
Friday, August 25 — Coors Light Pole Night Showdown. Practice and qualifying for the Verizon IndyCar Series, Indy Lights and Pro Mazda Series as well as a post-race concert and festivities at the track and nearby Ballpark Village.
Saturday, August 26 — The St. Louis Speed Festival concludes with the inaugural Verizon IndyCar Series Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline. Support races include the Pro Mazda and Indy Lights Series.
In addition to America’s best drivers, the inaugural Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline also will draw competitors from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
Tickets for the inaugural Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline may be purchased online atwww.gatewaymsp.com/indycar/ or by calling the GMP ticket office at (618) 215-8888. Tickets start at just $35. Kids 15 and under are free (general admission) with a paid adult.