One of the best seats - and deals - in all of racing, just got a lot better as Gresham Motorsports Park today announced a revised 2014 Trackside Parking policy.
As of the May 31 Stockerama event, fans who purchased a 2014 Annual Trackside Parking Pass will be able to use their reserved spot for all GMP oval track events at no additional cost.
That means the remaining seven Stockerama events as well as the three remaining GMP premiere events - the July 12 Southern Super Series race, the August 9 World Crown 300, and the September 12 Pro Late Model event - are now included in the Annual Season Trackside package.
"When we initially offered our 2014 Annual Trackside Parking Pass program, we didn't include the Stockerama events because many of the spots - especially those on the backstretch - had obstructed viewing of the quarter-mile track," said John Close, GMP general manager. "In all fairness, we didn't think we could charge full price for those spots and still include them in the Annual Trackside Program."
According to Close, conversation with fans in Trackside Parking at the May 3 Larry Fleeman Memorial 100 event led GMP to re-evaluate the program.
"Most fans indicated Trackside Parking was more than just a place to watch a race," Close stated. "They said that while they loved the racing here, Trackside Parking at GMP was a big social experience for them too - a place where they and their friends could get together, grill out, tip a few, and have a great time. A lot of fans, especially those on the back straight, said they didn't care if they couldn't see the entire quarter-mile track. They were all about coming to GMP and having a good time. When we heard that, we knew that we had to adjust the Annual Trackside Parking Program to satisfy what our fans were telling us."
The inclusion of the seven Stockerama events means current 2014 Annual Trackside Parking patrons will get one of the best deals in racing - a total of 10 remaining GMP oval track events - at no additional charge to their original $120 annual fee.
Meanwhile, those still wishing to purchase an Annual Trackside Parking Pass for the 10 remaining 2014 GMP oval track events, will also get a price break according to Close.
"We have a limited number of unsold Trackside Parking spots available that fans will be able to purchase through June 15 for just $150," said Close. "That's $45 off what you would pay if you were to individually purchase a remaining unreserved Trackside Parking spot for each race. We think that's a pretty great deal too."
Fans interested in purchasing a 2014 Annual Trackside Parking Pass should contact GMP ticket manager Glenda Barron at 706-367-9461 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
GMP accepts Master Card, Visa and Discover Card.
All remaining unreserved GMP Trackside Parking spots will continue to be sold on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of show. Trackside Parking for the July 12 Southern Super Series, the World Crown 300 on August 9, and the Pro Late Model event on September 13 will be $30.
Stockerama day of show unreserved Trackside Parking is $15 and again will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
About Gresham Motorsports Park
Gresham Motorsports Park is located east of Atlanta, just off I-85 at Exit 140, in Jefferson, GA.
The sprawling motorsports and event complex - which underwent a multi-million dollar renovation in 2009 - features ¼- and ½-mile paved racing ovals, a 300-foot Street Drag Strip, Drifting Course, 4,000-seat main grandstand and state of the art electronic computer scoring, lighting and sound systems.
Additional information about Gresham Motorsports Park can be obtained at www.racegmp.com.
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