Monday, February 4, 2008

Mansfield Motorsports Park Now on MySpace

With tens of millions of members - many of them racing fans - already enrolled, the popular online community now has a new member: Mansfield Motorsports Park. The MMP page has been designed to augment the track’s current website,, by offering fans a chance to interact not only with the track’s staff but also many of the drivers, teams, crew members, and sanctioning bodies that participate at MMP.

“I’ve had a MySpace page for a long time now and have seen just how many people inside the racing world are on there,” said MMP’s public relations manager Charles Krall. “So I figured why not create one for the track? It gives our fans a chance to talk to us, leave us public comments, and even become online friends with some of the biggest names in the sport. There are drivers, crew members, media members, and even other tracks and sanctioning bodies that have MySpace pages, and they are only a couple of clicks away. Say you want to leave a comment for Ron Hornaday, a former Mansfield winner and the defending series champion. That’s a pretty easy one because right now he’s at the top of our friends list. Ron is a big fan of Mansfield, so we just hope you leave him a positive comment!”

The Mansfield Motorsports Park MySpace page will also allow fans to share their experiences at the track. There will be a fan photo section in the photo gallery, and any interesting stories sent in by the fans will be used in the track’s blog.

“We have an e-mail address set up just for fans to send us their pictures,” Krall said. “We want them to send their digital pictures of their experiences here at the track to us at It can be pictures they took of action on the track, getting a drivers autograph, or enjoying themselves in the stands or even tailgating out in the parking lot.

“Another motivation for me to start the page for the track is to help put names to the faces of the people who work here at the track,” Krall continued. “And I am not talking about just myself or even our general manager Bill Conn or our office manager Tammi Moore or the rest of our office staff. I am hoping we get pictures of everyone up there, from the smiling faces you see taking tickets to security to concessions and our maintenance staff. These people all do a fantastic job of making the fans’ experience at Mansfield Motorsports Park what it is, and this is a neat way of allowing them to get some recognition for it.”

The MMP MySpace page can be found at

Tickets for the upcoming Ohio 250 for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series are currently on sale. Fans can log onto to make their purchase, or they can call the track’s ticket office at (419) 525-RACE (7223) or stop in at 100 Crall Road, just across State Route 13 from Mansfield Lahm Airport.