MAX GRESHAM HAMMER DOWN ON DRIVING CAREER, COLLEGE IN 2011
GRIFFIN, GA (January 26, 2010) -- A budding driving career and a trip to college are on tap for Max Gresham in 2011 according to plans announced today.
Gresham, a 17-year-old Griffin, GA driver, stated he has been accepted and plans to attend Belmont Abby College in Belmont, NC this coming fall. According to Gresham, the suburban Charlotte school offers a bachelor's degree in Business Management with a concentration in Motorsports Management. The four-year degree, designed with a specific focus on the business and management side of the racing industry, is the first of its kind in the country.
"My plan is to get a degree in their Business Administration/Motorsports Management program," stated Gresham, a graduating Senior student at Woodward Academy in College Park, GA. "Belmont Abby is a great school and a lot of my friends in racing have gone through the Business and Motorsports Marketing program there. It's awesome that I can get a degree in a program and area that I really love."
Gresham also noted that the school's proximity to Charlotte was a factor in his college choice. The winner of two NASCAR K&N Pro Series events and an ARCA race in 2010, Gresham will turn 18 on April 30 and hopes to compete in select NASCAR Truck and Nationwide Series events throughout the second half of the 2011 season. He has already announced a five-race ARCA superspeedway program with Venturini Motorsports for 2011.
"It's great that Belmont Abby is close enough to Charlotte so I am able to participate in anything I need to do to advance my driving career," Gresham stated. "All freshmen at Belmont Abby have to live on campus and I am looking forward to that. It will be great meeting new people. I want to have the full Belmont Abby College experience."
Max Gresham will drive the No. 03 Davis Motorsports entry in the 2011 NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown at Toyota Speedway atIrwindale (CA) this Friday and Saturday, January 28-29.
Gresham already has a guaranteed starting spot in the event that will bring together the top NASCAR short track champion and race winning drivers from across North America. The 225-lap NASCAR K&N Pro Series all-star race is broken up into three sections -- two 100-lap segments and a 25-lap dash for cash to the finish.
-source: max gresham PR