Control Freaks

Gateway Raceway to reopen

Well St. Louis has been out of a track for over a year now and if you have not heard by now.  It seems that it has finally found a new group of owner’s a group of investors, led by real estate developer and former  professional race car driver Curtis Francois.

Which means were going to be back in action for 2012 in St. louis.  There are rumors of Midnight Madness coming back.  So if your looking for some cheap night action you have a place to go once again.

The tracks website is still down.  But once we hear more on the event’s to come from this year we’ll be sure to let you all know.

Here is some old action from Midnight Madness several years ago from our friend Rion over at RivalHouseGarage.

Midnight Madness is our local monthly night of drifting. Held once a month at Gateway International Raceway, Midnight Madness continues to be one of the largest venues drawing in over 5000 spectators a night and 300+ drivers from all across the St.Louis and surrounding areas.

Activities include:


-Drag racing on the quarter mile with ET’s

-Live music



-Probably some cocaine

-Lots of Budweiser products

-Mustinags….400 MUSTANGS!

Best part about it is, that it’s only $20 for 7 hours of drifting in a safe secure area. Yeah the track is a bit small and layed out with cones and paint, but we have a PA and what else do we need for $20?

Omar and Rob @ Midnight Madnes

Rob’s Toyota Chaser @ Midnight Madness Gateway Raceway 2010 July 23rd

Initial Shakedown
September 19, 2010, 1:06 am
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Some of you may know I’ve been working on making my car RWD for about 1 1/2+ years now. Well over the past 6 or so months I have been very close to being done. I slapped a R200 Long nose rear diff from a 260z in there. A custom Drive shaft and axles then I was on the way. After about 3-4 Axles I finally got one that worked. I was breaking all of them on the Driver side. With a strong enough axle I finally got to do the shakedown.

It went amazingly smooth. The car was handling amazingly considering I have a new suspension and have not tuned it yet. Had to raise the rear of the car a lot more than I liked to though it ended up an inch higher than I had planned because of how big I had to go with the axles.

Here is a pic of me finishing off some tires


2010 Drift Calendar is up!
December 31, 2009, 3:05 am
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Only Midnight madness is posted so far.  Send us a link to all the new events you come across!

And here’s a treat for those who have not seen it yet.


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