The countdown to the 27th-Annual World Crown 300 is on with just 129 days before the November 12-14 classic takes the green flag.
In case you’re counting, that’s 3,096 hours, 185,760 minutes or 11,145,600 seconds.
However you tick it down, Georgia’s biggest season-ending stock car race is just around the corner.
This year’s stock car racing spectacular – which will conclude with the 300-Lap Super Late Model event - will be held Sunday, November 14.
Also added to this year’s World Crown 300 line-up will be a 125-Lap Pro
Late Model clash on Saturday, November 13.
Additional divisions competing in this year’s three-day festival of speed will be the US Legends International Legends and Bandoleros, Outlaw Late Models, Trucks and Renegade Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and Mini-Cups.
A number of top drivers including Johanna Long, Jason Hogan, Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, Austin Hill, Russell Fleeman, Stephen Naase, Johnny Henderson, Jimmy Weller and Chris Davidson are already entered in the annual 300-lap ‘Crown.’
Meanwhile, Augie Grill and Jimmy Garmon have earned automatic starting positions in the 300-lap Super Late Model portion of the event with SLM race wins earlier this year at GMP. Chase Elliott and David Odell have done the same for the World Crown Pro Late Model 150 clash winning PLM events earlier this season at GMP.
According to Gresham Motorsports Park General Manager Dan Elliott, early registration for the event could be the key to winning one of Stock Car Racing’s biggest weekends.
“We’re offering an incentive to our Super and Pro Late Model teams who register early for the 2010 World Crown 300,” said Elliott. “We’ll be parking transporters, lining up for technical inspection, allowing tire selection and setting the qualifying positions all by the date that we receive a team’s registration form. Having first crack at all those things is going to give the teams who register early a leg up on the competition. Considering how many great cars and drivers we expect for this event, every little bit is going to help.”
The 2010 World Crown 300 weekend will roll off with a two-hour practice on Thursday, November 11. Friday’s action will be highlighted by a full program of US International Legends, Bandoleros and Thunder Cars as well as feature events in the Outlaw Late Model and Renegade Street Stock divisions. Pole position qualifying for Sunday’s Super Late Model World Crown 300 will cap Friday’s on-track activities.
The Pro Late Model division – featuring a total purse of $35,000 - will burn up the GMP half-mile oval in a 125-lap main event on Saturday, November 13. A 75-lap Truck Series main event paying $2,000 to win and $200 to start will also highlight Saturday’s World Crown 300 action.
Rules, registration and W-9 forms for the Super, Pro and Outlaw Late Models, Renegade and Truck divisions are posted in the World Crown section on www.GreshamMotorsportsPark.com.
Please note that approved head and neck restraint systems are mandatory for all divisions.
Four-day reserved seat packages (Rows 11-20) are $65 (no pit pass) while individual reserved seat tickets for the Sunday, November 14 World Crown 300 are $30.
Tickets are available on line at www.GreshamMotorsportsPark.ticketforce.com and at the Gresham Motorsports Park at-track Administrative Offices Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Advance Ticket Phone Orders are also available by calling 706-367-9461 during regular business hours.
VIP Preferred ticket packages for the 2010 World Crown 300 include a reserved seat for all four days of the event with a weekend pit pass for $110. VIP Preferred ticket packages are available by phone only.
Gresham Motorsports Park accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover Card.
The next events at Gresham Motorsports Park are set for Thursday, July 15 and Saturday, July 17.
US Auto Sales will present the Opening Ceremonies for the Dizzy Dean 13-Year-Old Baseball World Series at Gresham Motorsports Park on Thursday evening, July 15.
The Free-Of Charge event will include a Parade of Teams, a racing demonstration on the GMP half-mile oval, games and go karts from Funopolis Family Fun Center, and a huge fireworks show right after dark.
The US Auto Sales World Series Of Speed will cap the weekend activities on Saturday, July 17 at Gresham Motorsports Park. A Championship Racing Association (CRA) 125-Lap Super Late Model feature event will headline the six-division race fest with the Outlaw Late Models, Trucks, Renegades, Mini-Stocks and Mini-Cups also scheduled to compete.
There will also be a special motorcycle thrill show to round out the exciting night of racing action.
Gresham Motorsports Park is located right off I-85 at Exit 140, next to the Jackson County Airport In Jefferson. GA.
For more information about Gresham Motorsports Park, please access www.GreshamMotorsportsPark.com