World Crown 300 Moves To July


JEFFERSON, Ga. — Gresham Motorsports Park announced that that the Beau Slocumb Memorial Presented by US Auto Sales will take place April 6-7 and the 29th annual World Crown 300 will move to July 3-4.

The second annual Beau Slocumb Memorial Presented by US Auto Sales will open up the 2012 race season with Pro Late Models, Outlaw Late Models, Trucks, Sportsman, Renegades and Mini Stocks.

This race event will be comprised of three segments with a purse of $2,500 to the winner of the first 100 laps, $3,000 to the winner of the second segment of 75 laps and $4,500 to the winner of the final 33 laps. The total amount of $10,000 will be given to a driver who wins all three segments, 208 laps, and $1,000 for a single driver to start all three segments.

The World Crown 300 dates were moved to fill a void of large race events for Super Late Models in the middle of the race season.

The World Crown that will now be on July 3rd and 4th, will consist of Super Late Models, trucks, Outlaw Late Models and fireworks. Tuesday night, July 3, will be tech day followed by an open rotating practice for Wednesday’s race events.

Three segments of green flag laps will make up this Super Late Model race event with a purse of $20,000 to a single winner of all three segments. The winner of the first 150 laps will receive $4,000, the second segment winner of 100 laps will earn $6,000 and the winner of the last 50 laps will win $10,000.

In addition to the Beau Slocumb Memorial in April, the Racing Radios 100 Super Late Model race will be in May, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will be returning in June for the Slack Auto Parts 150, the World Crown 300 will be in July, and the CRA Super Series will be returning to close out the GMP race season on September 15 with their competitive series of Super Late Models.

“I am really excited about our schedule change for 2012,” said track General Manager Dan Elliott. “We have big race events that will go all season long giving fans a great race season with a schedule that competitors will like, too.”

The 2013 date for the Beau Slocumb Memorial will be Friday and Saturday, March 29-30. The 2013 date for the World Crown 300 will be Tuesday and Wednesday, July 2nd and 3rd. These annual race events will be listed on the 2013 race schedule.