Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois has been awarded for its August IndyCar race. The series returned to Gateway after a hiatus of a dozen years. The success of the event was noticed by the St. Louis Attractions Association, which has awarded the track its 2017 Spirit of St. Louis Award.

Gateway Spokesman John Bisci tells The Big Z the St. Louis Attractions Association considers many events for this award, so receiving it is an honor.

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Gateway Motorsports Park is the home of IndyCar, NASCAR and NHRA racing in the St. Louis region.

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