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Memphis Motorsports Park: an update.

The Memphis Motorsports Park may just be the busiest place in all of Shelby County. With 225 events each year from March to November, the motorsports park remains open almost year round. In fact, Jason Rittenberry, the motorsports park's vice president and general manager, believes that this busy schedule is probably the biggest asset of the park.

Although the major venues the motorsports park has to offer and near-capacity crowds at each event would be considered a success by most, Rittenberry believes more can be done and is determined to improve and grow each event and the facilities. Already, Rittenberry has presented his case to Shelby County Mayor A.C. Wharton, and has received Shelby County's support and encouragement.

To improve the motorsports park's facilities, events, and attendance, Rittenberry stresses that partnerships between the county and the local municipalities must be developed, maintained, and nurtured. The park has already developed a strong partnership and benefits from the support of the Shelby County Sherriff's Department, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the City of Memphis Police Department, and the City of Millington Police Department. As Rittenberry notes, without this support, entering and exiting the park during racing events would be a virtual nightmare.

The future looks bright for Memphis Motorsports Park. NASCAR is committed to the facility for the next five years. The Mid-South appears committed to growing with the motorsports park. More importantly, Shelby County has agreed to submit road changes to the Tennessee Department of Transportation as early as January 2005. If approved (which seems likely), then the proposed project will be finished by 2007. In the meantime, Memphis Motorsports Park continues to do what it does best: provide a valuable source of entertainment for racing fans across the nation and be a solid source of economic revenue for the area.

The Memphis Motorsports Park has just released information concerning upcoming events in 2005, The park's exciting racing events are anticipated by local and regional visitors each year. For more information or to order season tickets, call toll-free 1-866-40-SPEED (1-866-407-7333), or go to

JUNE 3-4, 2005

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series O'Reilly Sportsman Championship

JULY 23, 2005

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series O'Reilly 200

AUGUST 19-21,2005

NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals

OCTOBER 21-22, 2005

NASCAR Busch Series Sam's Town 250
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Date:Sep 22, 2004
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