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Madison, IL

During your next stay in St. Louis, fulfill your need for speed by getting behind the wheel of a 600HP NASCAR race car with Richard Petty Driving Experience at Gateway Motorsports Park. St Louis was once called ‘North America’s Best Sports City’ and the best way to experience the sport of NASCAR is by challenging your friends and family at speeds of up to 140 MPH.

Gateway Motorsports Park is located in Madison, IL, just outside of St. Louis, MO. It is a 1.25 mile oval and was a longtime favorite on the NASCAR Series circuit.

RIDE-ALONG EXPERIENCES: Generally our Ride-Along Experience is offered between 9am to 4pm on most days we are on track at Gateway International Raceway with the exception of Sunday when the Ride-Along Experience is offered between 12pm and 4pm. Check out the track schedule here. Before heading to the track call 1.800.237.3889 to confirm dates/times. Ride-Alongs are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Reservations are not required for Ride-Alongs at Gateway Motorsports Park, except during special events and Race Rides during NASCAR event weekends. Ride-Alongs, given in the form of gift cards, do not expire and are non-refundable. Click here to purchase a Ride-Along today!

DRIVING EXPERIENCES: Driving Experiences require reservations and can be purchased by clicking on the desired Experience button below. Effective 11/30/12 all driving experiences at Daytona International Speedway will utilize right seat instructor format.

Also Junior Ride-Alongs still may be purchased in a form of a gift card which can be used to reserve at a later date or via walk-up at track. All walk-ups are subject to availability and given on a first come first serve basis - make sure you call 1.800.237.3889 for non-reserved ride times before you head to the track. To purchase a gift card click here!

QUESTIONS? Want to know our age requirements, rain policy, or what to wear to the track? Click here for answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions.


For Driving Experiences a Driver Release Fee of $39 will be added at time of checkout. Click here for details.


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