Posted: Friday, May 2nd 2014 at 2:49am
Gresham to host Larry Fleeman Memorial 100 Saturday
Chase Elliott battles with Russell Fleeman for position during last year's Larry Fleeman Memorial at Gresham Motorsports Park. Elliott would go on to score the win. Photo by Terry Spackman
JEFFERSON - Longtime Georgia racing and Gresham Motorsports Park supporter Larry Fleeman will be honored as the title partner of Saturday's Pro Late Model 100 event at GMP.
The 'Larry Fleeman Memorial 100' marks the third year Fleeman will be on the marquee for a premiere event at the Jefferson, GA speedplant. In 2012 and 2013, GMP honored Fleeman - who passed away on May 2, 2012.
"Larry Fleeman was one of the best friends Georgia auto racing ever had and he was particularly generous in his continual efforts to support Gresham Motorsports Park," said GMP general manager John Close. "Larry also happened to be one of the finest gentlemen anyone could ever meet and while it is unfortunate that he is no longer with us, it's very satisfying to be able to continue to remember Larry and celebrate his life and contributions to our sport through this memorial event."
The Larry Fleeman Memorial 100 will mark the first time a Pro Late Model event will be nationally telecast from Gresham Motorsports Park. One of the most exciting pavement divisions in the country, the one-hour taped delayed program of the Larry Fleeman Memorial 100 will be syndicated into more than 100 million households across the United States and Puerto Rico when it airs in mid-May.
A large field of Pro Late Model cars - including one driven by Larry Fleeman's son Russell - are expected to be on hand when the green flag drops on this year's Larry Fleeman Memorial 100 event.
"I miss my dad every day," stated Russell Fleeman. "He loved racing as much, and sometimes more, than I do. Our family is very happy to work with Gresham Motorsports Park to host an event in memory of my dad. We hope to end the night as the 2014 Larry Fleeman Memorial 100 winner."
Grandstand and Trackside gates for Saturday's Larry Fleeman Memorial 100 Pro Late Model race - which will also feature 30-lap main events in the GMP Outlaw Late Model and Pro Truck Divisions - will open at 4 p.m.
Pro Late Model qualifying is set for 5:30 p.m. with an on-track autograph session will follow at 6:10 p.m.
Opening ceremonies - which will feature Nashville recording artist Shailee Cole singing the National Anthem - are slated for 6:45 p.m. with the first race to follow at 7 p.m.
Link: Gresham Motorsports Park
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