GMP To Suspend Thursday Throwdown Street Drag Program
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JEFFERSON, GA (JULY 6, 2014) " Gresham Motorsports Park today announced the suspension of its Thursday Throwdown Street Drag Racing program for the remainder of the 2014 season.
We held events on both Saturdays and Thursdays and while those who did participate had a great time, we just didn t have enough racers or fans to justify continuing the program in its current format, said Gresham Motorsports Park general manager John Close.
That said, suspending Thursday Throwdown is not the end of Drag Racing at GMP, Close continued. We ve already got plans in place to make it " and other activities such at Autocross and Modified Road Course Racing " a part of our Car Club facility rental program. Initial interest has been very encouraging and we re looking forward to hosting local and regional events for clubs or all eras, makes and models of Vintage, Classic, Muscle, Import, Sports Cars and Trucks.
Close also went on to thank the Jackson County Sheriff s Department for partnering with GMP on the Thursday Throwdown program and stated the Jefferson, GA motorsports complex would continue to support the department s safe driving initiatives.
Anything we can do to help local authorities make our streets and highways safer is worth supporting, Close stated. Hopefully, everyone s efforts to discourage street racing will help do just that.
For more information about- or to book a date at Gresham Motorsports Park for your Car Club Event - please contact GMP's Nathaniel Carlisle at 706-367-9461 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
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 300-foot Stoplight-To-Stoplight Drag Strip, Autocross Course options, 4,000-seat main grandstand, a state of the art electronic computer scoring, lighting and sound systems.
Additional information about Gresham Motorsports Park can be obtained by calling 706-367-9461 or at www.racegmp.com.
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