News 12 @ 6 Tuesday June 17, 2008
Grovetown, Ga--After going nearly two months without a race and plenty of questions whether or not Gordon Park Speedway would even open this year, the roar of the engines can once again be heard.
After being dark since early may, Chris and William Henry have taken over the track and the races are on. Running a dirt track isn't exactly an easy venture, especially with how tight things are now-a-days. Gordon Park Speedway though is one of those places you hate to see have the doors close, thus chris henry stepping in.
"I didn't want to see the track shutdown" said new promoter Chris Henry. "A lot of dirt tracks have shut down, times are tough, the economy isn't the best in the world right now and it's tough for people to get out and do things. But I want to see the local track stay alive and if there was something I could do about it, I was sure going to try anyway.
"We were very happy to see Gordon Park reopen again and it's a nice facility, it's had a lot of work done to it and it's one of the best facilities in the southeast and you couldn't ask for a better racetrack." added driver Chris Usry
Gordon Park is running Saturday nights with five classes scheduled and other special events during the year.