Gateway Motorsport Park is located just north of St. Louis, Missouri and has an entire 1/4 acre NHRA-sanctioned indoor speedway, an old NASCAR oval course, a new NASCAR road course, a new starting center, and an indoor park complex that include a kart track, obstacle course, giant slide, and numerous other attractions. The speedway is known for being one of the most challenging tracks in all of the industry. The indoor facility is also extremely popular.
GATES has been around for many years and was started by Ron Foursby and Bill France, who worked out of France's garage during the day and Foursby's shop at night. Foursby used his own money to purchase the equipment necessary to run the facility and France was responsible for hiring all of the drivers who would participate. The facility was originally called The Gateway Motorsports Club and was located in St. Clair County on land owned by Foursby. The club quickly became popular among local racers and later gained the name GATES from an area code that Foursby operated out of.
When GATES first opened, many local businesses would come out to watch the racing, which consisted of several races and several drivers, and even local television crews would fly in to cover the races in some cases. It was during this time that Foursby had the idea for the indoor track and in fact it would be a major influence for many of his future plans.
Today, GATES still operates as a private club and features some of the best NASCAR events around. They also hold regular club meetings and provide a great deal of support for local drivers. There are also several charity events that are hosted at GATES such as the Gateway Car Rodeo that provides free admission to local drivers.
As you can see, Gateway Motorsport Park offers more than just racing for its members; they also offer a huge number of things for the community. Not only are they an excellent source for a great deal of enjoyment, but they also have a significant impact on the community, especially when it comes to local charities.
Whether you're new to motorsport or a veteran, Gateway Motorsport Park is a great place to learn more about this exciting sport. If you're considering joining the club, you'll definitely enjoy all that it has to offer. and will be a great asset to your team when you race there.