31st-Annual World Crown 300 To Highlight 2014 Gresham Motorsports Park Racing Schedule
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JEFFERSON, GA (November 21, 2013) " One of the most prestigious short-track stock car races in the country " the World Crown 300 " will anchor the 2014 half-mile racing schedule at Gresham Motorsports Park.
The 31st-Annual World Crown 300 " originally contested in 1983 " has been scheduled for Saturday, August 9, 2014.
This year s Crown schedule will feature multiple divisions of racing with Saturday s World Crown 300-lap super late model King of the Short Tracks battle the headline event.
The 2014 World Crown 300 will be a Southern Super Series championship point s event and is sure to attract a host of drivers and cars from all over the country.
The World Crown 300 has always been a great event and we re looking forward to continuing that tradition in 2014, stated John Close, GMP general manager. You could create a pretty good stock car racing short-track Hall of Fame with all of the drivers who have won the World Crown 300. And, the list of all-time great short-track racers who haven t won the Crown is even longer. It s extremely tough to win the World Crown 300 and capturing it is a career highlight for any driver.
The storied history of the World Crown 300 at GMP began on Sunday, November 27, 1983 when an all-star starting lineup including Jody Ridley, Mark Martin, Freddy Fryar, Darrell Waltrip, Alan Kulwicki, Rusty Wallace, Bob Senneker, Mike Alexander and the Alabama Gang " Neil Bonnett, Bobby, Donnie and Davey Allison - battled on the Jefferson, GA. half-mile.
Wisconsin short-track legend Dick Trickle bested them all taking home the first-place trophy in the inaugural 1983 event. Since then Waltrip, Mike Eddy, Rich Bickle, Rick Crawford, Paul Kelley, Jimmy Garmon, Freddy Querry, Chris Wimmer, Ronnie Sanders, Justin Wakefield and 2013 champion Preston Peltier are among those who have taken home the title of King of the Short Tracks.
The remainder of the 2014 racing Gresham Motorsports Park schedule featuring a number of new and exciting events will be announced soon.
We ve looked very closely at feedback we ve received from our racers and fans and we re working hard to make many of those comments and suggestions a reality in our 2014 racing schedule, Close stated. We ve gotten some extremely cool ideas that are sure to help make GMP the place to be next year.
Information about event format, rules, competitor registration and tickets for the 2014 World Crown 300 will be released soon.
About Gresham Motorsports Park
Gresham Motorsports Park is located east of Atlanta, just off I-85 at Exit 140, in Jefferson, GA.
The sprawling motorsports and event complex " which underwent a multi-million dollar renovation in 2009 - features - and -mile paved racing ovals, a 4,000-seat main grandstand, and state of the art electronic computer scoring, safety lighting and sound systems.
GMP is currently booking motorsports and festival dates for the 2014 calendar year. To inquire about booking the facility for your group, please call GMP at 706-367-9461.
Additional information about Gresham Motorsports Park can be obtained at www.racegmp.com.
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