Social-distance regulated private testing will be opening up for race teams at Gresham Motorsports Park in advance of the upcoming Peach State Classic event.
On Thursday, April 20, Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his plan to reopen the economy in the state of Georgia. With the new state regulations that were handed out, Peach State Classic event officials will first open testing in accordance with social distancing regulations currently set forth.
Next week, if drivers want to practice, they’ll be able to reach out via [email protected] and schedule a practice session. Only one car and five crew members will be allowed during the private practice session per day through the end of April.
At this time, the Peach State Classic is still moving forward. However, event officials continue to have discussions with local government to define whether or not the event can take place, and if so, how it can do so.
Starting May 1, event officials will be able to continue with testing. Testing may be opened up to more than one team per day. Event officials are still in communication with local and state government officials to gain more clarification on those regulations.
“This has been a difficult time for all Americans in so many ways, and that includes the entire racing industry,” said Bob Dillner, co-promoter of the Peach State Classic. “First of all, Tim [Bryant] and I hope everyone and their families are staying safe and healthy at this time. With us being able to open up for some social distancing regulated practice sessions, we hope that it allows people a distraction to what is going on and an ability to go out and work in the sport they love so much.”
A backup date for the Peach State Classic is in place if the event in May cannot be held. That weekend is October 23-25, but there is no race date specified as of yet as the NASCAR schedule is not decided upon for the rest of the year.
If you are interested in any aspect of the Peach State Classic, please contact Gresham Motorsports Park at [email protected]. The track is looking for people to work the event, help prior to the event and anyone who may want to have a lucrative sponsorship or advertising package as part of the event.
Fans can also visit racegmp.com/tickets to order their tickets for all of the weekend’s action, as well as trackside parking and camping spots for the weekend.
Fans and teams can keep up with the latest news and updates regarding the Peach State Classic by visiting Gresham Motorsports Park’s internet home at racegmp.com. Fans can also follow @RaceGMP on Twitter, like Gresham Motorsports Park on Facebook or follow @greshammp on Instagram.
-Gresham Motorsports Park Press Release
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