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Gresham Motorsports Park
P.O. Box 1007
Jefferson, GA 30549
Or - Please E-mail said letter as an attachment to JClose@RaceGMP.com with GMP Media Credential in the Subject Line.
Please make sure to include any special requirements of your visit in your credential request.
First Day Of Practice For USAR 250 In The Books At Gresham Motorsports Park
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JEFFERSON, GA (March 26, 2010) –The USARacing Pro Cup cars lit up the Gresham Motorsports Park oval in two sessions of practice in anticipation of Saturday’s Racing Electronics USAR 250 Presented By Live Oak Plantation.
Jeff Agnew paced the first practice turning the best lap of the session with an 18.126-second effort (99.305 miles per hour average). J.P. Morgan, who spent most of the first session swapping the top spot with Agnew, clocked in second with an 18.153-second effort.
There were no spins or crashes in Round 1 of USAR practice Friday.
The second session of the day – from 5:45 to 6 p.m. – saw Tom Powers taste the GMP concrete retaining wall in Turn 2 to bring out the yellow flag. Brandon Sweet also spun without contact.
Caleb Holman put down a great lap of 17.883 seconds (100.654 miles per hour average) late in the session to top the second practice while Agnew was runner-up in the final session with a time of 17.949 seconds.
To see a full rundown of Friday’s activities at GMP, click on the Webcast icon in the left red NAV Bar on www.GreshamMotorsportsPark.com.
USAR qualifying is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday and an on-track autograph session is set for 5 p.m. Saturday’s pre-race will feature a Drifting exhibition and the high-flying antics of Dialed In Action Sports, one of the top BMX and Skateboarding stunt teams in the country.
Award winning singer/songwriter and F2 Recording Artist – Ricky Fitzpatrick – will perform the National Anthem with the colors being presented by the Jefferson High School Air Force Junior ROTC.
Adult Grandstand Tickets for Saturday’s USARacing Pro Cup 250 Presented By Live Oak Plantation are just $25. Seniors and Active Military Personnel are $20 while Children 6-12 are $10. Children 5 and under will be admitted free.
And remember – if you have a ticket stub from the GMP March 13 season-opening event, you’ll get $5 off an Adult Grandstand or Trackside Parking general admission ticket courtesy of Jim Gresham and Gresham Motorsports Park.
About Gresham Motorsports Park
Opened as Jefco Speedway with a NASCAR Late Model Sportsman (now Nationwide) race in 1967, Gresham Motorsports Park has served the auto racing community for more than 40 years. The half-mile asphalt oval located just outside Jefferson, GA underwent a complete renovation in 2009. In 2010, the multi-use motorsports facility will host a wide range of Stock Car Racing events including the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, USARacing Pro Cup Series, Super, Pro and Outlaw Late Models, Trucks Street Stocks and US Legends International competition. Additionally, Jackson County’s largest event center will be the site of numerous other events including Drifting and Motorcycle shows, local and regional Craft Shows, Car Shows, Concerts and other community activities. For more information about Gresham Motorsports Park – or to enquire about booking a 2010 event at the facility - please log on to www.GreshamMotorsportsPark.com or contact Dan Elliott at info@GreshamMotorSportsPark.com.
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