“We are proud to announce Valvoline is partnering with Gateway Motorsports Park. Valvoline is an iconic and respected brand in motorsports and the automotive industry with a rich tradition of excellence and winning," said Chris Blair, Gateway Motorsports Park’s Executive Vice President and General Manager.
“Valvoline has a long and storied history in racing at all levels, dating back to the winner of the first race in 1895," said Jamal Muashsher, Valvoline vice president of marketing. “Valvoline is excited to be part of another first by partnering with the Bommarito Automotive Group to support the inaugural Verizon IndyCar Series event at Gateway Motorsports Park."
Locally owned and operated since 2012, Gateway Motorsports Park has grown into a respected, nationally-recognized entertainment facility with diverse events. Gateway Motorsports Park will be one of only two facilities in the United States to host events by all three major sanctioning bodies — INDYCAR, NASCAR and NHRA — in 2017.
Truly an international event, the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline for the first time will bring to Gateway all of the cars and stars of the Indianapolis 500. In addition to America’s best drivers, the race also will draw competitors from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.