GMP ANNOUNCES WORLD CROWN 300 FORMAT, SCHEDULE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JEFFERSON, GA (June 10, 2014) " Gresham Motorsports Park today announced the format and schedule for the World Crown 300 Super Late Model Stock Car Race.
The 31st-Annual World Crown 300 will be contested on Saturday, August 9, on the Jefferson, GA half"mile oval. The Super Late Model Stock Car Racing classic will be a 300-lap affair with caution flags counting during the first 290 laps. There will be no competition cautions or half-way breaks and the race will feature live pit stops.
It s going to be 300 laps of git after it, said GMP general manager John Close. We polled some of our drivers and fans and they all pretty much said the same thing " they wanted a 300-lap race with no breaks. And, they wanted live pit stops - just like the original 1983 World Crown classic won by the legendary Dick Trickle. Frankly, that sounded pretty good to us.
The 2014 World Crown 300 will officially get underway on Wednesday, August 6 at Noon Eastern Time with the opening of the GMP campground area. Self Contained/Rough Camping is free of charge in GMP designated areas and is not permitted in the Infield Pit or Trackside Parking areas.
Thursday, August 7 will see the first on-track action of the 31st-Annual World Crown 300 with an optional test for all Super Late Models, GMP Outlaw Late Models and GMP Pro Trucks from 5-8:30 p.m.
There will be a second optional test " again from 5-8:30 p.m. - for all Crown entries on Friday, August 8.
Both the Thursday and Friday test sessions are open for free fan viewing from the Gresham Motorsports Park Trackside Parking area.
On Friday, fans will also be admitted free to the 2014 World Crown 300 Pole Qualifying Draw Party from 8:30-10:30 p.m. in the GMP Main Grandstand Concession Area.
The highlight of the party will be the drawing for positions in Saturday s World Crown 300 Super Late Model Qualifying Session. This lottery-style selection process should provide plenty of excitement, as it will also determine the order in which teams will select their tires for Saturday s 300-lap race.
The green flag will fall on the Saturday, August 9 World Crown 300 with the opening of the GMP track gates at 8 a.m. Pit gates will open at 9:15 a.m. with World Crown 300 Super Late Model practice hitting the track from 12:15-2:45 p.m. to be followed by practice and qualifying in the Outlaw Late Model and Truck divisions.
Pit Passes for Saturday s 2014 World Crown 300 event are $35.
Meanwhile, Trackside Parking will open at 1 p.m. while the GMP Main Grandstand will open at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Pole position qualifying for the World Crown 300 will roll off at 5:30 p.m. Fans can meet all the pole winners during an all-division, on-track autograph session before Opening Ceremonies " and the first race of this year s World Crown 300 " rolls off at 7 p.m.
Day of show Adult General Admission for the 2014 World Crown 300 is $30 while Seniors/Military are $25. Students 13-17 are $20.
A $5 advance ticket discount on the Adult General Admission, Senior/Military and Student 13-17 is available until August 1 by calling Gresham Motorsports Park at 706-367-9461.
Gresham Motorsports Park accepts Visa, Master and Discover Cards.
All remaining Unreserved Trackside Parking spots will go on sale on a first-come, first served basis for $30 day of show.
We re expecting a big turnout of cars and fans for this year s World Crown 300, said Close. The race is sanctioned by the Southern Super Series, but the Crown has traditionally drawn entries from all over the country. Why not? It s $15,000 to win, $1,000 to start (32nd). It s also a chance to win a very prestigious race against the best competition. And, it s all going to be seen in a two-hour tape delayed broadcast thanks to GMP s 2014 national television package of events.
We re pretty confident those things are going to draw a great field for this year s World Crown 300.
A full schedule for the 31st-Annual World Crown 300 is posted below " as is an overview of this year s race procedures.
For more information about the World Crown 300 " including a full set of competitor rules " please visit www.racegmp.com.
2014 WORLD CROWN 300 SCHEDULE
Wednesday, August 6-Saturday, August 9
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Noon " Designated Camp Ground Area Opens
No Overnight Camping In GMP Infield Or Trackside Parking Areas
Thursday, August 7, 2014
2:00 pm " Pit Gate Opens " Hauler Parking
5:30 " 8:30 pm " Optional Test - Free Fan Viewing From Trackside Parking
9:00 pm " Facility Closes
No Overnight Camping in GMP Infield Or Trackside Parking Areas
Friday, August 8, 2014
2:00 pm " Pit Gate Opens " Hauler Parking
5:30 " 8:30 pm " Optional Test -Free Fan Viewing From Trackside Parking
8:30 " 10:30 pm " Racer/Fan Party " Main Grandstand Concession / GMP Refueling Station Area 9:15 pm " Qualifying Draw For World Crown 300 " Main Grandstand Area Turn 1
10:30 p.m. " Facility Closes
No Overnight Camping in GMP Infield or Trackside Parking Areas
Saturday, August 9, 2014
8:00 am " Track Gates " Main Office Opens
9:00 am " Pit Ticket Sales Open
9:15 am " Pit Gate Opens " Late Arrival Hauler Parking
9:15 am " Infield Concession Stand Opens
9:30 am " Driver Registration " Transponder Pickup Opens at Infield Tech Building.
9:30 am " Tech Opens for all Divisions (MANDATORY FOR WC 300 SUPER LATE MODELS)
9:30 am " Hoosier Tire Compound open to pick PRACTICE TIRES
10:30 am " Race Tire Selection (12 Total Tires - 4 TIRES PICKED BY QUALIFYING DRAW " 8 REMAINING TIRES PICKED IN REVERSE ORDER)
11:30 am " WC 300 Super Late Model Driver s Meeting (MANDATORY FOR DRIVER, CREW CHIEF and SPOTTER)
12:15 " 2:45 pm " World Crown 300 Practice
1:00 pm " Trackside Gates Open
3:00 pm " 5:00 pm " Tech for World Crown 300 Qualifying (FAILURE TO BE OFF SCALES AND FINISHED BY 5:00 pm = 1 lap TO QUALIFYING " RELEASE OF QUALIFYING TIRES IN TECH LINE)
3:00 pm " 3:30 pm " Round One Practice for GMP Trucks
3:30 pm " 4:00 pm " Round One Practice for Outlaw Late Models
4:00 pm " 4:15 pm " Round Two Practice for GMP Trucks
4:15 pm " 4:30 pm " Round Two Practice for Outlaw Late Models
(Round Two Times are the laps of record for qualifying for Local Divisions)
4:30 pm " GMP Main Grandstand Opens
4:30 pm " Chapel Services at Infield Tech Building
4:45 pm " MANDATORY DRIVER S MEETING FOR ALL LOCAL DIVISIONS
5 pm " GMP Main Grandstand Concession Opens
5:30 pm " WORLD CROWN 300 SUPER LATE MODEL QUALIFYING (Impound Race)
6:20-6:50 pm " Driver Autograph Session Following World Crown 300 Qualifying " Infield Quarter-Mile Area
7:00 pm " Opening Ceremonies
7:15 pm " Feature Events
Trucks " 30 Laps or 30 minutes
Intermission " Bell s Food Store Dash For Cash
Outlaw Late Models " 30 Laps or 30 minutes
Intermission - Papa John s Pizza Eating Contest
Saturday Night Selfie
World Crown 300 Driver Introduction
Start of World Crown 300
*All Times are Tentative and subject to change.
2014 WORLD CROWN 300 EVENT PROCEDURES
Tire Selection " Based off Qualifying Draw.
Qualifying Order " Based off Qualifying Draw
Once a car has taken the white flag, you have an official time.
Race Procedure "
Yellow Flag Laps will count for the first 290 laps. Yellow flags will not count in the final 10 laps.
All Restarts will be Double File
Free Pass In Effect Throughout race until final 10 laps
It will be a 12-tire race.
There will be live pit stops.
You can change 2 or 4 tires on any pit stop.
Only one jack, two air guns permitted
Two Attempts At Green, White, Checkered Flag Finish
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, lighting and sound systems.
GMP is currently booking race and festival dates for the 2014/15 calendars. 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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