MADISON, IL — The Premier Street Car Association comes to the St. Louis area this weekend for Heads-Up Hootenanny, an event featuring some of the best straight-up drag racing in the country. It’s the fourth running of the event at World Wide Technology Raceway Park at Gateway as the PSCA continues its relationship with the NHRA-sanctioned drag strip. Also in attendance for the second-straight year is the Mid-West Pro Mod Series.
Kicking off Friday when the gates open at 8 a.m., this year’s Heads-Up Hootenanny is paired up with Gateway’s Super Chevy Show, setting up a drag racing enthusiast’s dream weekend with near-perfect weather conditions. Headlining the race for PSCA is Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5, an eighth-mile class that brings the excitement every time they stage.
Heads-Up Hootenanny isn’t the only PSCA race on the schedule this weekend. Two time zones away at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, MuscleCars at the Strip at Las Vegas is also providing race fans with a slice of Americana and a viewing of PSCA’s small-tire, no-time class.
ST LOUIS – This weekend, to celebrate what makes America great as we remember those no longer with us, the Premier Street Car Association and the Mid-West Pro Mod Series takes over Gateway Motorsports Park just across the river from St. Louis for the return of Heads-Up Hootenanny this Friday and Saturday.
The NHRA-sanctioned drag strip has hosted numerous PSCA events previously and is one of the best-prepped tracks in the country when it comes to the lack of predictability of Pro Mod racing. PSCA President Mel Roth and the PSCA have shattered numerous records at Gateway and doesn’t see that trend stopping this weekend.
“Chris Blair, Curtis Francois, and the amazing drag crew here consistently give us an incredible racing surface,” Roth said. “We’ve been here when the weather conditions are fighting us, trying to take the track away, and the track guys just keep giving us a track that was better than before. That rep goes a long way. The best drag strips attract the best drag racers and when you have the best, people want in on it. We’ve got a 235 guy coming all the way from Copenhagen! That’s what racing at Gateway is about; knowing no matter what happens, our guys are going to be treated like NHRA champions and get the same racing surface they get.”
After inclement weather forced its postponement in April, the Premier Street Car Association returns to Gateway Motorsports Park June 30-July 1 for the second running of Heads-Up Hootenanny. At a track already legendary to both fans and racers for its amazing racing year ’round, drag racing supporters won’t want to miss this amazing event under the lights featuring the cars and stars of the small-tire radial world and the Midwest Pro Mod Association.
Pit gates open at 11 a.m. local time Thursday, June 29 for a VP Racing Fuels-sponsored test session that is scheduled to run 5-11 p.m. with qualifying kicking off Friday at 4 p.m. For the full weekend schedule, click HERE.
TULSA, OK — Eddie Rogers laid down a pass of 3.863 seconds at 190.30 mph to earn the win Saturday night in the Midwest Pro Mod Series show at Tulsa Raceway Park. The Arkansas native earned the victory with a holeshot advantage of .052 seconds over runner-up Jonas Aleshire’s 3.82-second lap at 198.41 mph. The thrilling finale wrapped up an incredible weekend of racing that kicked off with Keith Haney earning top qualifier honors with a pass of 3.756 seconds at 201.64 mph.
“I thought it was great,” Rogers said after his victory. “We had a great turn out of good cars and a nice mix of power combinations. I think the fans enjoy seeing different kinds of cars racing each other. I think (the event) was run very well and if we can make sure one combination doesn’t run away with it, the turn out will be good and there will be some great racing.”
PSCA Heads-up Hootenanny, Mid-West Pro Mod Association and JEGS Super Quick Series triple-header moved to June 30-July 2
Gateway Motorsports Park’s April 21-23 tripleheader weekend – the PSCA Heads-up Hootenanny, NHRA JEGS Super Quick Series and Mid-West Pro Mod Association – has been postponed due to a Thursday-Sunday forecast of cooler temperatures, wind and rain. The event has been moved to Independence Weekend, June 30-July 2.
“The decision to postpone the event was mutually agreed upon by officials from PSCA, the Mid-West Pro Mod Association, NHRA Division 3 and Gateway Motorsports Park,” said Chris Blair, GMP’s Executive Vice President & General Manager.
MADISON, IL — Continuing a relationship entering its fourth year, the Premier Street Car Association is kicking off its St. Louis schedule at Gateway Motorsports Park April 21-22 with Heads-Up Hootenanny. The event, presented by Extreme Brand Products, combines four PSCA heads-up classes including the new Mid West Pro Mod Series with the NHRA Division III JEGS Super Quick Series and Gateway’s regular bracket racing program. The four PSCA heads-up classes are Radial vs. The World, Limited Drag Radial, X275, and MX235.
The weekend kicks off Thursday with an optional eight-hour test and tune 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Gates open Friday at 7 a.m. local time with tech inspection scheduled to start at 9. Test and tune starts at Noon with PSCA and Midwest Pro Mod Series qualifying starting at 5. Pit gates open Saturday at 6 a.m. with Jr. Dragsters opening the day’s program at 8 with time trials. For the entire schedule of events, click HERE.
LAS VEGAS – We’re less than a week away from the biggest doorslammer drag race in the country and the biggest names in the sport are coming. The JEGS Performance Street Car Super Nationals XII is next weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a car count that has to be seen to be believed.
Names like Brett “Big Schwag” Wagner of PassTime, Monster Garage, and Sons of Anarchy; House of Grudge star and multi-time world champ Mike Murillo; and 2015 Drag Week champion Tom Bailey are going to be on hand for this year’s event, along with the top drivers and tuners from all over the world.