Racing schedules are often unknowns even one year into the future but Gateway Motorsports Park and partner Bommarito Automotive Group have staked their place on the IndyCar Series calendar through the 2021 season.
The Bommarito Automotive Group 500, first staged in 2017 on Gateway’s 1.25-mile oval, quickly became a fixture on IndyCar’s 17-race schedule with a Saturday night brawl under the lights just east of St. Louis. The race and its title sponsor will return for at least three more seasons.
“The marketing partnership between Gateway Motorsports Park and the Bommarito Automotive Group has made a big impact on our efforts of showcasing professional motorsports in the St. Louis region,” said the track’s owner and CEO Curtis Francois.
Entering the third year of its return to the IndyCar calendar, Gateway stands as one of five ovals set to be visited in 2019 alongside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Iowa Speedway and Pocono Raceway. The venue is also situated in the traditional Midwestern home of Indy car racing.
This year’s edition of the race, scheduled for Aug. 24, will be the 15th round of the championship and the final oval before the series heads west to complete the season at a pair of road courses.