The Gateway Dirt Nationals brings $3.1 million to the city of St. Louis
The Gateway Dirt Nationals might be the biggest dirt race in the world from a dollar figure. If it’s not the most attended, it’s close and it will be in the coming years.
Eldora Speedway has a seating capacity of 18,000. The World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte seats anywhere from 14,000 to 20,000 (I’ve heard various numbers). That puts the Gateway Dirt Nationals either 2nd or 3rd on the list.
The Gateway Dirt Nationals is in it’s second year. Both years, they have all but sold out the bottom bowl of seating at The Dome during the Saturday night feature. The bottom portion of The Dome at America’s Center has a seating capacity of 15,000, with the tarps in place in turns 1-2 and 3-4.
“STL Visitors Commission gave me a report today which estimates that Gateway Dirt provides over $3.1 million dollar economic impact in the STL market. Thank you to everyone that supports us and makes it all possible!,” Cody Sommer stated via his personal twitter account.