USARacing Changes Venue For Fourth Race In Championship Series
Greenville to Replace Gresham in October
Series PR Report
Greenville-Pickens Speedway returns to the USARacing Pro Cup Series in a big way in 2010, hosting the fourth race in the Championship Series. The 250-lap event is scheduled for Saturday, October 9 and replaces the date originally scheduled for Gresham (Jefferson, Ga.) Motorsports Park.
Located in Greenville, S.C., the half-mile speedway hosts its first Pro Cup Series event since 2005 and fourth overall. Three different drivers have won each of the three previous races.
Keith Cochran, Media and Public Relations Director for the speedway, said he is happy to host the race. Series tire supplier BFGoodrich is based in Greenville, which Cochran says makes the event a natural fit for all involved.
“It’s jut a win-win for the speedway and the series,” Cochran said. “ This agreement with the USARacing puts the Pro Cup Series back in the Palmetto State and brings this top national touring series home. It demonstrates the importance of the upstate South Carolina marketplace.”
USARacing Pro Cup Series Director Jimmy Wilson echoed Cochran’s comments about the importance of returning to the Greenville area.
“It’s been awhile since we’ve been to Greenville-Pickens (Speedway), but I think it’s really important that we have a presence in South Carolina,” said Jimmy Wilson, USARacing Pro Cup Series Director.
Drivers will go to work alongside “Wall of Fame” champions including, Ralph Earnhardt, Buddy Howard and David Pearson for the first time since April 2005.
The half-mile track at Greenville-Pickens Speedway has hosted many historic short-track races since its opening in 1940. With its low banking and multiple grooves, it is certain to provide fans with a great show.
Pro Cup will go to Greenville in place of Gresham in October.