Atlanta Motor Speedway Opens Camping Facilities for Hurricane Matthew Evacuees

October 7, 2016

     HAMPTON, Ga. (Oct. 6, 2016) – Atlanta Motor Speedway will open its campgrounds to evacuees seeking to escape the path of Hurricane Matthew. The Speedway, which is equipped to handle thousands of campers during its annual NASCAR race weekend, will open the Family Campgrounds to evacuees free of charge. 

     Located adjacent to the Family Campground, AMS will also open its camper bath house facilities allowing evacuees free access to hot showers and restroom facilities.

     Those interested in RV or tent camping at Atlanta Motor Speedway should enter the facility at Entrance “A” off Hwy 19/41 at Speedway Boulevard and take the first left at entrance N.  The Family Campgrounds will be on the left.  From I-75 and GA Highway 20, campers should see signs to AMS and follow Lower Woolsey road to Speedway Boulevard.  Turn right on Speedway Boulevard and follow to entrance N.

     For on-site assistance or directions, visit the ticket office/gift store building. Atlanta Motor Speedway is located approximately 25 miles south of Atlanta on Hwy 19/41 and approximately eight miles west of I-75 off of GA Highway 20.

     Atlanta Motor Speedway has a history of providing free camping to evacuees.  In September of 2004, more than 30 families found refuge at AMS after evacuating their homes due to Hurricane Francis.

     NASCAR racing returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway March 3-5, 2017, featuring the Atlanta 250 XFINITY Series and Active Pest Control 200 Camping World Truck Series doubleheader on Saturday, March 4 and the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Cup Series race on Sunday, March 5. For more information or to purchase tickets today, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.

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