Gateway Dirt Nationals Victory Lane

Gateway Dirt Nationals

This Christmas Story has nothing to do with leg lamps or a BB gun. We are talking about the Gateway Dirt Nationals it was 3 days of racing with over 300 cars fighting their way to that December victory lane.

 

Racing inside The Dome at America’s Center in Saint Louis, MO was truly a sight to be seen.

 

By-the-numbers wrapup:

1,700,000: Approximate square footage at the Dome at America’s Center
1,400,000: Pounds of concrete barrier brought in to house the track
66,000: Capacity at the Dome at America’s Center
20,000: Dollars, Saturday’s winning Late Model purse
7,000: Approximate feet of dirt brought in to complete the indoor track
5,000: Friday’s winner’s purse amount for Late Models
750: Truckloads of dirt brought in to complete the indoor track
722: Minutes of live streaming on Dirtondirt.com’s pay-per-view broadcast during Thursday’s lengthy opening program
590: Approximate time in seconds to complete Friday’s 25-lap Late Model feature
489: Days between victories for Shannon Babb, snapped on Friday
288: Concrete barriers used to house the indoor dirt track
131: Modified car count
97: Late Model car count
53: Age of Scott Bloomquist, Saturday’s feature winner
40: Laps for Saturday’s Late Model Feature
30: Minutes (and 15 seconds) to complete Saturday’s feature
22: Drivers who started the weekend’s $20,000 finale for Late Models
13: Drivers who completed 40 laps in Saturday’s feature
6: States represented among Friday’s heat race winners
3: Days of racing action inside the Dome at America’s Center
1: Starting position for eventual winner Scott Bloomquist during Saturday’s feature
1/5: Size in miles of the temporary dirt oval inside the Dome at America’s Center
0: Car number of Scott Bloomquist, Saturday’s feature winner