Statement from Save Our Speedway, Greenville-Pickens Speedway (SC)
Greenville-Pickens Speedway--the asphalt track in Easley, South Carolina--has released a statement alongside Save Our Speedway, the organization behind the efforts to reopen North Wilkesboro Speedway.
The statement is as follows:
We're truly saddened and disappointed to announce that due to circumstances beyond our control, our fight to salvage a 2023 racing season at Greenville-Pickens Speedway has unfortunately come to an end.
Jackie Manley's lawyer advised him not to sign the proposed lease contract he recently received from the owner of the race track without a few minor, yet critical, changes. Despite repeated efforts to negotiate for a few key terms that were necessary to facilitate the 2023 racing season, however, Jackie was told that the lease was offered on a take-it-or-leave-it basis. Based on the advice of Jackie's lawyer, the Save The Speedway team which revived North Wilkesboro, and all of our other trusted advisors, we simply cannot move forward, as the proposed deal could not support the goals of SOS GPS in returning Greenville-Pickens Speedway to its former glory. We wish you could've experienced all that we had planned.
The good news here is that our long-term goal remains the same--and that, of course, is to Save Our Speedway: The Legendary Greenville-Pickens Speedway into the future. The Save The Speedway team from North Wilkesboro also remains committed to helping us in our fight to keep the track alive. If the potential sale of the property goes through, we look forward to working with new ownership to attempt to preserve and revive the racetrack. Stay tuned here for further developments.
We want to thank all our great sponsors, contributors, and everyone who has been generously helping us over the past few months of this campaign. We'll be posting more about all of those individuals and businesses here soon, as well as making other announcements about our upcoming donation to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, future SOS GPS plans, etc.
For more information, visit the track Facebook page here.