Well, the Drivin’ for Linemen 200 is back on track with a triumphant return after a four year hiatus. Not only was the race a fantastic success for Gateway Motorsports Park, but for linemen as well. In fact, in the video, meet a young NASCAR who used to be a linemen!
The race was created to draw awareness to Linemen of America.
All linemen were recognized by the U.S. Congress for their work as first-responders in the wake of natural disasters. One of the highlights of the evening was a tribute to the Fallen Linemen.
“Gateway Motorsports Park is honored to be associated with the Fallen Linemen Organization and the International Lineman’s Museum. With the sporadic and dangerous weather we experience here in the Midwest, our fans understand the critical role electrical linemen play in assisting other first responders in their efforts to save lives. Our goal with this event partnership is to recognize these heroes and their families, and pay tribute to the men and women who have sacrificed their lives helping others.”
~ Curtis Francois, CEO and owner of Gateway Motorsports Park