For the first time since 2003, IndyCar racing is coming back to the St. Louis area!
Gateway Motorsports Park is slated to host the 17th race in the IndyCar Series in the 2017 season. The race is scheduled for exactly one year from Friday—August 26, 2017.

According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Gateway was one of four finalists to host the race and next year’s contest is the first in a multi-year agreement.

A one-and-one-quarter mile track with capacity for up to 40,000 spectators, Gateway will be one of two tracks hosting events in IndyCar, NASCAR, and the NHRA in 2017.