5th Annual St. Louis Nostalgia Rendezvous
Gateway Motorsports Park, 700 Raceway Blvd, Madison, Illinois 62060
Details: The fifth annual St Louis Nostalgia Rendezvous will take place on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12. This hot-roddin’ ‘n’ rockabilly lifestyle event has become a St. Louis tradition and grows each year.
The event features Butch Patrick (TV’s Eddie Munster), nostalgia drag racing, a traditional ’69-and-older hot rod car show presented by Mirror Finish, Las Vegas headliner rockabilly bands (The Royal Hounds, Thee Swank Bastards and Danny Dean & The Homewreckers), DJ Col. Paco Chaos (WRFL-FM, Lexington, Kentucky), a pin-up girl contest, nostalgia vendors, pinstripers and local broadcasting icon Johnny Rabbitt of KMOX-AM in St. Louis.
Nostalgia drag racing will take place on Friday and Saturday. Nostalgia drags include five Funny Cars, dragsters, Gassers, nostalgia Super Stocks and Pro Stocks. For information on racing classes and more visit http://www.gatewaymsp.com/may-12-st-louis-nostalgia-rendezvous/
Weekend Schedule: Friday, May 11 9 a.m.-9 p.m. — Racer gates open, pit parking. Noon-7 p.m. – Tech inspection. 2 p.m. — Spectator gates open. 3-10 p.m. — Time trials (Pro and Sportsman). 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. — NDRL, VSS and association qualifying. 10 a.m. – Racing concludes.
Saturday, May 12 7 a.m. – Racer and vendor gates open. 8 a.m. — Spectator gates open. 8 a.m. – Tech inspection. 9 a.m. — Time trial (one) for Sportsman and Pro. 10 a.m. — Final NDRL and VSS qualifying. Noon — Nitro Funny Car exhibition. 1 p.m. — NDRL and VSS eliminations begin. 4 p.m. — Nitro Funny Car exhibition. 7 p.m. — All finals rounds of eliminations.
DRAG RACING ENTRY FEES: - Three-day restricted-area crew pass (Thursday-Saturday): $60. (Three-day crew passes sold until 7 p.m. on May 10.) - Two-day restricted-area crew pass (Friday-Saturday): $40. (Two-day crew pass goes on sale at 7 p.m. on May 10 and continues for weekend). - Nostalgia Sportsman Bracket (1/4-mile): $50. - Nostalgia No Box Bracket (1/8-mile): $50. - Nostalgia Drag Racing League (NDRL): $100 (car and driver). - Victory nostalgia Super Stocks (VSS): $100 (car and driver).