MADISON, Ill. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series will host a NASCAR K&N Pro Series combination race next season on Aug. 24, 2018.
The race, known as the Midwest Melee, will be one of two NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West combination races next year. The other race will once again be held at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa.
The K&N Pro Series’ Midwest Melee – to be held on Coors Light Pole Night for the Verizon IndyCar Series Bommarito Automotive Group 500 – will consist of 150 laps (187.5 miles) with a halftime break. The approximate starting time for the K&N Series race will be 9 p.m.
Practice for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series will take place on Aug. 23 from Noon to 7 p.m. with free spectator admission.
Race day – Aug. 24 – will include practice, qualifying and the 150-lap event.
“Gateway Motorsports Park is excited to host another nationally-televised NASCAR event at our venue and add even more excitement to our St. Louis Speed Fest weekend,” said Chris Blair, executive vice president and general manager of Gateway Motorsports Park. “The addition of an exciting stock car element to the racing activities will make the event weekend even better and will give fans even more incentive to attend both race days of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 weekend.”