E-Z-GO 200 (130 Laps) Set for Saturday, Oct. 25 at 1:30 p.m.
E-Z-GO, the world’s largest manufacturer of golf cars and utility vehicles, will be the title sponsor for the Oct. 25th NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The E-Z-GO 200 will feature a 130-lap format on Atlanta Motor Speedway’s 1.54-mile quad-oval track and is slated for a 1:30 p.m. start time on Saturday of the Pep Boys Auto 500 race weekend.
“We are proud and excited to partner with Atlanta Motor Speedway and NASCAR for the E-Z-GO 200,” said Kevin P. Holleran, president of E-Z-GO, which is based in Augusta. “Atlanta Motor Speedway is one of the nation’s premier racing venues and NASCAR is the most popular and admired racing organization in the world.
“This represents a unique opportunity to showcase, to a national audience, the E-Z-GO brand and what goes behind it: the talented people, advanced technology, unmatched manufacturing expertise, and extraordinary service and support that delivers what no other golf car and utility vehicle manufacturer can, ‘Excellence in Motion,’” continued Holleran.
E-Z-GO also sponsors Mike Skinner’s NCTS ride. Skinner won the spring American Commercial Lines 200 NCTS race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2006.
When the trucks hit the track in Atlanta, the E-Z-GO 200 will be one of four remaining races in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series schedule, making the E-Z-GO 200 a critical race in the championship hunt. NCTS veteran Ron Hornady currently holds a 39-point advantage over Johnny Benson, his closest competitor, and is a favorite coming into the E-Z-GO 200 having won in Atlanta in 2005. The only other competitor ranked in the top five in the points standings with a career win in Atlanta is Todd Bodine, who sits fourth in the points, 236 behind Hornady.
In addition to Hornady and Bodine’s wins in Atlanta, Sprint Cup Series regular Kyle Busch has the most prolific history in truck racing at Atlanta, going a perfect three-for-three. If Busch can add a win in the E-Z-GO 200, he will tie the record for most wins at any track and improve his record to four wins in four truck starts at Atlanta.
With the action of the Pep Boys Auto 500 weekend heating up on Friday, Oct. 24, there is just one week remaining to purchase tickets for Hot Shot Qualifying Night, the E-Z-GO 200 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Pep Boys Auto 500 on Sunday, Oct. 26.
Individual tickets to the E-Z-GO 200 are currently on sale starting at $20. Families of four (two adults with two children under 12) can purchase a $30 family special for the E-Z-GO 200.
Tickets are also on sale for Hot Shot Qualifying Night and the Pep Boys Auto 500. Fans can also upgrade any individual ticket for the Pep Boys Auto 500 to a weekend pass for just $39. Tickets are available by calling the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at 877-9-AMS-TIX, 770-946-4211 or by visiting http://www.atlantamotorspeedway.com/.