One of the biggest paved short-track Super Late Model races every season - The World Crown 300 at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, GA - will go national In 2014 as the 31st-annual classic will be telecast into more than 80 million homes this fall.
The Saturday, August 9 event will be a two-hour broadcast delivered on taped-delayed basis to multiple network, cable and satellite providers throughout the United States. Included in that group are DISH Network, MAV TV, TUFF TV, Comcast Sports South and Direct TV.
Meanwhile, the on-site action at this year’s ‘Crown’ is sure to be rocking on and off the track throughout the weekend.
The 2014 World Crown festivities get underway on Wednesday, August 6 with the gates opening for campers at Noon Eastern Time.
Race Haulers will enter Friday, August 8 with a four-hour Super Late Model practice to follow from 5-9 p.m. The GMP Trackside Parking and Main Grandstand will be open for fan viewing free of charge.
The Saturday, August 9 World Crown 300 race day activities include -
We are expecting a large field of entries in all divisions as winning the Crown is more important than ever as that story is going to play out to a television audience of millions of people this year.
We’re also sure of a sellout of our Trackside Parking spots – one of the most unique racing/tailgate opportunities anywhere – and hopeful we’ll have a full grandstand where fans will see a great race and act as part of a giant ‘studio audience’ for the subsequent World Crown 300 two-hour television broadcast.
Make sure you’re part of the fun – and the history of being at the first televised World Crown 300 – August, Friday-Saturday, 8-9 – at Gresham Motorsports Park In Jefferson GA.
World Crown History
The inaugural 1983 World Crown 300 held on November 27, 1983, featured an all-star starting lineup that included Jody Ridley, Mark Martin, Freddy Fryar, Darrell Waltrip, Alan Kulwicki, Rusty Wallace, Bob Senneker, Mike Alexander and the ‘Alabama Gang’ – Neil Bonnett, Bobby, Donnie and Davey Allison.
Wisconsin short-track legend Dick Trickle bested them all in the 1983 World Crown 300. Over the years, the biggest names in auto racing have also captured the race with Waltrip, Mike Eddy, Rich Bickle, Rick Crawford, Paul Kelley, Jimmy Garmon, Ronnie Sanders and Justin Wakefield all taking home the title of ‘King Of The Short Tracks.’
Preston Peltier is the defending champion of the event after capturing his first World Crown 300 in the 2013 classic.