A solid field of drivers - with more on the way - have indicated they will compete in the May 3 Pro Late Model 100 at Gresham Motorsports Park on Saturday, May 3.
Georgia home state chargers Bubba Pollard (Senoia), Dalton Grindle (Flowery Branch) and Anderson Bowen (Suwanee) have filed entries for the first of four nationally televised events from the Jefferson, GA motorsports complex in 2014.
Meanwhile, out of state drivers including Alabama's J.R. Bolden (Calera) and Hunter Robbins (Shorter), John Hunter Nemechek (Mooresville, NC), Bayley Curry (Driftwood, TX) and Davey Coble (Madison, TN) have also indicated they will be on hand for the 100 all-green-flag lap May 3 Pro Late Model classic.
"It's going to be a lot of fun racing at Gresham this year," said Nemechek, the son of NASCAR star Joe Nemechek. "Gresham is a high-speed track and you are never off the gas very long whether it is in a Pro or Super Late Model car. There's going to be a lot of good racing and you are going to have to use a lot of skill to get around people."
In addition to those listed above, several other drivers including Emilee Riley, Frederick Moore, Colt James, Spencer Davis and Rodney Benefield will have in-car cameras in their entries for the event.
"The field is shaping up nicely," said John Close, general manager at Gresham Motorsports Park. "The ability to race on national television - along with a $4,000 to win purse that still pays $1,000 for 10th and $500 for 15th - is pretty attractive to drivers and teams. We expect a great lineup of cars and, hopefully great weather with a crowd to match, when the Pro cars take the green flag here at GMP on Saturday, May 3."
The race will be a landmark event for the historic Gresham half-mile as it will be the first time a Pro Late Model event will be nationally telecast from the speedway. One of the most exciting pavement divisions in the country, the one-hour taped delayed program of the GMP May 3 race will be syndicated into more than 100 million households across the United States and Puerto Rico when it airs in mid-May.
Additional televised events at GMP this year include the July 12 Southern Super Series 125, the 31st-Annual World Crown 300 on August 9, and a September 13 Pro Late Model 100.
"Being able to race on national television at GMP is going to be pretty cool," Nemechek stated. "Racing on television helps me get noticed as a driver and helps my sponsors as well. It's a great opportunity to show off what you can do. It's a situation where you hope to have a good day and not have anything bad come your way."
All event information - including Rules, Payouts, Registration Forms, Schedules and more - can be found in the Pro Late Model section of www.racegmp.com.
The Saturday, May 3 GMP event will get underway with Pro Late Model qualifying at 5:30 p.m.
An on-track autograph session will follow at 6:10 p.m. with opening ceremonies slated for 6:45 p.m. A pair of 30-lap feature events in the GMP Outlaw Late Model and Truck divisions will follow at 7 p.m. before the GMP Pro Late Model 100 headline event will take the green flag.
Adult grandstand admission is just $20 for this event while Senior/Military individuals are $15 each. Students 13-17 are $10 with children 12 and under are free.
Spectator - and Trackside Parking - gates open on Saturday, May 3 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time. All remaining unreserved Trackside Parking spaces will be available at this time for $30 each.
For more information about this and all the other 2014 events at Gresham Motorsports Park, please access www.racegmp.com
About Gresham Motorsports Park
Gresham Motorsports Park is located east of Atlanta, just off I-85 at Exit 140, in Jefferson, GA.
In 2014, GMP will host 21 racing events including four Pro and Super Late Model events - including the 31st-Annual World Crown 300. Gresham Motorsports Park will also feature eight 'Stockerama' events where six divisions - Outlaw Late Models, Trucks, Mini Stocks, Renegade Street Stocks, Sportsman Stocks and FWD's (Front Wheel Drives) - will compete on both the GMP ½- and ¼-Mile ovals all on one night.
Eight Street Drag/Show N' Shine programs - along with a national Drifting event on Sunday, May 11 - will round out the 2014 Gresham Motorsports Park on track schedule of events.
For more information about the entire 2014 Gresham Motorsports Park racing season - please visit the Schedule page www.racegmp.com.
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