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No Guitar for the ARCA Drivers: Mansfield To Replace Nashville

David PhillipsAnalyst IFebruary 22, 2009

Mansfield Motorsports Park in Ohio will play host to an ARCA RE/MAX Series race on June 20, replacing an event previously scheduled for that date at the Music City Motorplex in Nashville, TN.

Motorsports Park to replace Nashville Speedway on the ARCA schedule.

The change in venue was approved by ARCA officials after promoter Joe Mattioli III reached an agreement with Mansfield Motorsports Park owner Mike Dzurilla to run the event at Mansfield.

"We've worked with Joe and the Mattioli family for decades, and this request falls under our guidelines for realigning an event date," said ARCA President Ron Drager.

"Mansfield is a quality facility and we know how Ohio race fans have supported events like the ARCA RE/MAX Series at Toledo Speedway and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Mansfield in the past. We look forward to June 20."

Mansfield Motorsports Park opened in 2002, and hosted NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, ASA, USAR Pro Cup, ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series and numerous other events.

MMP hosted eight racing weekends last season, but track management announced in December 2008 that economic conditions would cause the track to cease operations.

The agreement between Mattioli and Dzurilla assures that there will be racing at Mansfield in 2009.

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