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St.Louis Mopar Blast 2022 #2991513
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The date is set for the 2022 St.Louis Mopar Blast at WWT Raceway aka Gateway.

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St. Louis Mopar Blast

It’s finally official. The Blast is back for 2022!! 🥳🥳
This will be a Friday and Saturday event July 8 & 9 2022 at WWT Raceway.
Racing Classes are:
New Hemi cars
Sportsman
Pro
Super Pro
Redeye, Demon Hellcat stock & modified (so get your cars ready)
Swap meet and new parts vendors
More to come


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Re: St.Louis Mopar Blast 2022 [Re: SNK-EYZ] #2991621
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The last time we went there 2015? it was a total disaster getting in and out as well as the parking was so far away one needed to pack a lunch. the swap prices were pretty outrageous as well.
On another note DO NOT stay in nearby Fairview heights, Seems the E St. Louis boys make it a point to hit the hotel / mtel parking lots on a regular basis during the weekends.

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The Mopar Blast didn't exist in 2015. so it wasn't at that event. laugh2

You're complaining about a completely different event.

The first Mopar Blast at Gateway was July of this year. whistling

There was no problem with how far away you had to park since everyone was parked in the drag race pits.

As far as safety at the motels, how is that the events fault?


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Originally Posted by SNK-EYZ
The Mopar Blast didn't exist in 2015. so it wasn't at that event. laugh2

You're complaining about a completely different event.

The first Mopar Blast at Gateway was July of this year. whistling

There was no problem with how far away you had to park since everyone was parked in the drag race pits.

As far as safety at the motels, how is that the events fault?


Then it was another Mopar based event, Pardon Me for being in error Mr. Perfect whistling

I never said the safety at the motels was the event's fault, I just wanted anyone attending to be aware of the problem.
YOU ASSumed that ozbbq

Re: St.Louis Mopar Blast 2022 [Re: TJP] #2991895
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Originally Posted by TJP
Originally Posted by SNK-EYZ
The Mopar Blast didn't exist in 2015. so it wasn't at that event. laugh2

You're complaining about a completely different event.

The first Mopar Blast at Gateway was July of this year. whistling

There was no problem with how far away you had to park since everyone was parked in the drag race pits.

As far as safety at the motels, how is that the events fault?


Then it was another Mopar based event, Pardon Me for being in error Mr. Perfect whistling

I never said the safety at the motels was the event's fault, I just wanted anyone attending to be aware of the problem.
YOU ASSumed that ozbbq


You're the one on here belly aching about how you weren't happy with a completely different event.
Which is what I posted the last time you made the comment about it on the thread talking about the Mopar Blast this last July.


Originally Posted by TJP
We went to one several years back. Spent the first night in Fairview Heights. Looked to be a really nice area with all new hotels, motels, restaurant's, shopping etc. NOT!!!!
A LOT of car break ins at the motels/hotels along with a few mugging's & assaults. One of the staff members at our place ( Drury Inn) got paid back for calling the police and was hospitalized. The police said it's an expected normal occurrence and they were too understaffed to deal with it frown . You would think the businesses would hire off duty officers or something. But no, they claim it's too expensive. NICE!!!!

We were lucky with no problems but didn't stick around for another night of excitement. And no these were not dives' but rather new hotels restaurants etc. The police said it's just a bit too close to Ferguson and E St Louis and the thieves consider it easy pickings.
I'll advise to anyone going and staying overnight to go another 30 or so miles up the road which is what we did the second and third nights. No problems there beer


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You may have gone to an event at Gateway, but it was never the Mopar Blast since this is the first time it will ever be held at Gateway.
Previous years were all held on a Ballpark parking lot in O'Fallon MO and were strictly car show and swap meet events thta had no racing like this one will.

As far as the motels at Fairview Heights, we've stayed at both the Drury Inn and the Econo Lodge several times for Monster Musclecar and other events at and never had a problem.

Even though we're local, we live an hour away from the track and it's easier to spend a night in a motel close to the track than waste 2 hours each day driving back and forth.

There are criminals and thieves even in the wealthiest of neighborhoods.
Fairview Heights isn't considered a bad area by any means, it's mainly retail stores and restaurants.

Don't get me wrong, I hate Illinois but Fairview Heights isn't even remotely a bad area.
You're in a far worse area when you're at the track it's self, that's where you shouldn't feel safe.
They don't put racetracks in "nice" neighborhoods.


Admit it, you just want to complain about an event you don't even attend. ozbbq


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Re: St.Louis Mopar Blast 2022 [Re: SNK-EYZ] #2991909
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As far as hotels go I have always stayed in Collinsville IL which is not to far from the track and have never had a problem with or without my car. It is a nice area with decent hotels and restaurants. I just stayed there a few weeks ago as I was passing through for work.

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At least it'll be warm. biggrin

Re: St.Louis Mopar Blast 2022 [Re: Bad340fish] #2991975
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The morning following the first night we awoke to the Fairview PD all over the parking lot. I 'm going to say at least 20 vehicles had their side windows broken and the interior's rifled through. Fortunately ours wasn't one of them likely because we had left NOTHING in the vehicle. One of the hotel clerks was beaten unconscious while emptying the trash about 2:30 AM due to the perps thinking he noticed them. A guest had also been assaulted when his silent alarm went of and he tried to intervene. Lastly, another guest who was quite upset at the business as his truck and trailer had been nailed. The clerk kept stating they were not responsible and there were signs posted to that effect. The PD had to intervene
as he was not taking no for an answer. They wound up handcuffing him, and stuffed him in the back of a cruiser. He was still in it as we left shruggy
A few of the officers said it was a "NORMAL" weekend and they were to understaffed to do much about it. One commented they even tried having a unit repeatedly circle the area but apparently lookouts would alert the thieves who of course when then hide until the cruiser left the lot and they would resume their activities. He said if your staying here another night leave the doors unlocked, you glove box etc. open and they'll likely leave your car alone. NICE!! He also commented that the perps would hit every motel / Hotel on both sides of the interstate.
We checked out and went another 25-30 miles east (forget the name of the town / exit) and had no further issues.
Maybe they have figured out a solution to the problem (I could think of several at the time) and was quite shocked by everyone's responses' (The Motel and PD)
And the other poster is right, it looks like a nice fairly new retail area with shops, motels, eating, gas etc. But late at night on the weekends it was a hotspot.
Just wanted to give a head's up to anyone attending the event beer

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So something that happened 7 years ago is how you base all your decisions???????????????

We have stayed at two of the motels (Econo Lodge and Days Inn) there during Phil Painter Monster Musclecar Events and NEVER had a problem there either time.


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Maybe they have figured out a solution to the problem (I could think of several at the time) and was quite shocked by everyone's responses' (The Motel and PD)
And the other poster is right, it looks like a nice fairly new retail area with shops, motels, eating, gas etc. But late at night on the weekends it was a hotspot.
Just wanted to give a head's up to anyone attending the event beer


Jeez put your willie back inside and zip up wink I'll block your posts if you block mine then we can resume what were supposed to be here for, helping each other and learning luck

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Originally Posted by TJP
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Maybe they have figured out a solution to the problem (I could think of several at the time) and was quite shocked by everyone's responses' (The Motel and PD)
And the other poster is right, it looks like a nice fairly new retail area with shops, motels, eating, gas etc. But late at night on the weekends it was a hotspot.
Just wanted to give a head's up to anyone attending the event beer


Jeez put your willie back inside and zip up wink I'll block your posts if you block mine then we can resume what were supposed to be here for, helping each other and learning luck


You're not actually helping anyone, you're being negative about attending a Mopar event based on something something that happened 6 years ago that had nothing to do with this event in any way.

There's crime everywhere.

Every time anything is held at WWT aka Gateway you post the dangers of staying in the area.

You're supposed to be a big boy so make decisions for yourself and let others do the same on where they chose to go.


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Any updates ?

I haven't heard anything about the 2022 Blast lately.

Is it safe to assume that it is still a "GO" ?

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Originally Posted by Grizzly69


Any updates ?

I haven't heard anything about the 2022 Blast lately.

Is it safe to assume that it is still a "GO" ?




Yes it's still a go.

https://stlouismoparblast.com/

I got an email from the club saying they had an online pre-registration set up but they didn't share a link.

I literally had just sent him an email asking about a link or info for it.

He responded.

The form is at the bottom of the drag race page or car show page (same form) You can pay online there is a link on the page or on facebook. You could just pay and email us your receipt also, whatever is easy

Car Show.......
https://stlouismoparblast.com/car-show


Drag Racing.....
https://stlouismoparblast.com/drag-racing-class-rules


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Thanks,

Swap Meet ?

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Here's the flyer.
Swap Meet. up

Swapmeet.jpg

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We’re going to head up on Sat. I’ve never been to Gateway and since I live fairly close now we’ll give it a shot. I want to watch the Hellcat classes too since that’s what I hope to be racing in next year.

Dennis

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We got set up in the pits yesterday in the evening.

From what I was told, pre-registrations number for the racers was up from last year.
This is the second year of the event at WWT Raceway/Gateway.

Gates open today at 9 am.


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Finally got the Dart down the track today at the Mopar Blast.
These are the first passes on this engine.

Car number 451

1st pass 11.78 at 115.9

2nd pass 11.80 at 113.89

3rd pass 11.68 at 115.89

I'm pretty happy with it for the first time out.

Mopar Blast 1st pass.jpgMopar Blast 2nd pass.jpgMopar Blast 3rd pass.jpg
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