Curtis Francois ’82 Inducted Into St. Louis Hall of Fame
On Thursday, September 14, Curtis Francois ’82 was inducted into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame. Francois is a former professional racecar driver who combined his passion for the sport with his business expertise to purchase tracks of his own. Now, Francois is the CEO of World Wide Technology Raceway, a track located here in St. Louis. For his contributions to the world of racing, Francois was inducted into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame along with other prominent St. Louis names such as former NBA champion David Lee, former tennis pro Justina Bricka, former NFL player Demetrius Johnson, St. Louis City CEO Carolyn Kindle, and former Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte.
Curtis Francois took over as owner and CEO of WWT in 2011. In 2018, Francois received the Innovator Award from the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission for his work at the organization. WWT Raceway has grown significantly since 2011 and now hosts events such as the Illinois 300 NASCAR race in June. WWT Raceway is now the home to INDYCAR, NASCAR, and NHRA racing in the St. Louis region.