Atlanta Motor Speedway Opens Campground Free Of Charge To Hurricane Matthew Evacuees

Atlanta Motor Speedway Opens Campground Free Of Charge To Hurricane Matthew Evacuees

by October 6, 2016 0 comments

HAMPTON, Ga. – Announced on Thursday, evacuees of Hurricane Matthew will be able to seek shelter free of charge at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Located just over 20 miles from Atlanta, the racetrack that’s owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., will have its camper bath house facilities available to evacuees on top of the free parking in the Family Campground that’s in front of the frontstretch. The camper bath house facilities offer evacuees showers with hot water, as well as restrooms. The speedway evens has a white, roadside sign directing evacuees to the campground.

“It’s just the right thing to do,” said Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Director of Marketing and Promotion, Dustin Bixby. “These are our neighbors and they are in need. It’s the least we can do to help someone who may be in need.”

Photo Credit: Atlanta Motor Speedway

Photo Credit: Atlanta Motor Speedway

Hurricane Matthew, which has now reached Category 4 status, is projected to impact Florida and then move on to threaten the coasts of Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina on Saturday. Meteorologists say that Hurricane Matthew could even become a Category 5. Evacuations are well underway in Florida and South Carolina’s Lowcountry and Grand Strand regions.

Click here for more information on directions and what gates to enter at the speedway.

Photo Credit: Wayne Thomas

Hunter Thomas
Hunter Thomas is a journalist who grew up in Darlington, S.C. His first motorsports-based endeavor was working as the Public Relations Director at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, S.C., and his journalism start came while he was freelancing at his hometown newspaper, the News & Press while in college.

Hunter has been working within the NASCAR industry since 2010, and throughout the years, he has done everything from PR/Marketing for drivers and teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to working at Rockingham Speedway. As a journalist, Hunter has covered everything from regional short tracks to NASCAR, ARCA Racing Series, World of Outlaws, Red Bull Global Rallycross, NHRA and much more.

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