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browland2010-08-09 10:03:03 +0000 #1
AMA Dragbike Forced to Cancel Memphis Race for 2010

Friday, October 30, 2009

Dover Motorsports Announced today that all operations at Memphis Motorsports Park will cease for the 2010 season. Below is Dover's official release. At this time AMA Dragbike has not made a decision on how the schedule for 2010 will change. Stay tuned for more details.


Release date: October 30, 2009

Contact: Timothy R. Horne

Sr. Vice President - Finance


Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE-Symbol: DVD) announced today that it was ceasing all operations at Memphis Motorsports Park and that it would not be promoting any events in Memphis in 2010.

As previously announced, the Memphis facility had been under an agreement of sale to Gulf Coast Entertainment but Gulf Coast was unable to secure financing.

“This was a difficult decision for us, but one that ultimately was dictated by economics,” said Denis McGlynn, President and CEO of Dover Motorsports. “We greatly appreciate the many years of dedication shown by our Memphis employees and their efforts to make Memphis such a great destination for the racing community – from racing fans and drivers to sponsors, team owners and sanctioning bodies. For all concerned, including the Memphis community, it is truly sad to see Memphis Motorsports Park taken off the racing schedule. NASCAR has approved the realignment of our NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series events from Memphis Motorsports Park to our Nashville and Gateway facilities.”

The realigned events and dates are as follows:

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Nashville Superspeedway

April 2, 2010

(together with NASCAR Nationwide Series event on April 3, 2010)

NASCAR Nationwide Series

Gateway International Raceway

October 23, 2010

An ASA race scheduled for next weekend at Memphis Motorsports Park will still be held at the track.

Ticket refunds for 2010 events will be mailed out to fans in the next few weeks.

The Company is expected to release its earnings for the third quarter on Monday, November 2 and will disclose additional financial details relative to the closure of its Memphis facility shortly.

phreebsd2010-08-09 10:19:23 +0000 #2
sux mayne.

850PoPo2010-08-09 10:19:00 +0000 #3
Heard a buddy of mine speaking about this he wasn't happy about it either
Jcarp44832010-08-09 10:37:38 +0000 #4
Does this include the NHRA Drags too?



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