Gresham Motorsports Park backed up its promise to make the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East a regular visitor to the half-mile Jefferson, GA oval today announcing the division would stage one of the track’s headline events in 2011.
The Saturday, June 11 race will see the NASCAR K&N cars throw down in a 150-lap main event. The K&N Series marked NASCAR’s return to GMP with an exciting, fender banging battle on August 28 this year with Ty Dillon emerging as the victor in his black No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevy.
The GMP Outlaw Late Models, Mini Stocks and Trucks – all staples on the 2011 Gresham Motorsports Park racing calendar – will also be featured in the June 11 NASCAR K&N race fest.
The GMP NASCAR K&N Pro Series East event will be one of 12 races in eight states during the division’s 25th season of competition Also included on this year’s slate will be events at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C., Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway, Langley (Va.) Speedway, Iowa Speedway, South Boston (VA) Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Dover (Del.) International Speedway.
“NASCAR is excited to announce the 2011 NASCAR K&N Pro Series schedule that includes some of the finest racing facilities the short-track racing community has to offer,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR managing director of racing operations. “We welcome the additions of Richmond, Bowman Gray, Langley and Columbus to a slate that already included historic and successful venues up and down the Eastern Seaboard.”
Meanwhile, Gresham Motorsports Park today also announced its signature event - the 28th-World Crown 300 - would be held Thursday-Sunday, November 10-13.
The speedway also indicated it has set 2011 dates with the Pro All Star Series (PASS) South Super Late Models as part of the track’s World Series of Speed on Saturday, July 16 and the Champion Racing Association (CRA) Super Series Late Models as the headline division for the Second-Annual George Elliott Memorial event on Saturday, September 17.
An open test for all divisions will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2011
Additional Gresham Motorsports Park community events in 2011 will include the American Cancer Society Relay For Life scheduled for Friday-Saturday, June 3-4 and the Georgia Bluesfest, a two-day live music event set for Saturday-Sunday, October 1-2.