Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Hamilton Jr. Out At Nashville Fairgrounds, Marlin Could Assume Promotional Reins
WTVF-TV in Nashville reported recently that Hamilton’s last three checks to the Metro Board of Fair Commissioners bounced, after a difficult first season where he struggled to attract both cars and fans. He recently cancelled the track’s showcase event, the All-American 400, after being unable to negotiate a mutually agreeable financial arrangement with the sanctioning body for the event, CRA Super Series.
Hamilton’s contract to promote the city owned speedway expired at the end of October, and State Fair Director Buck Dozier said the board is looking for a new promoter to operate the track in 2012.
The Fair Board has asked for potential 2012 promoters to present proposals at a meeting December 6, with a decision expected by the end of the month. Hamilton will reportedly continue to own and operate Highland Rim Speedway, a quarter-mile short track 20 miles north of Nashville.