JEFFERSON, GA – Prior to the start of the Beau Slocumb Memorial 100 Pro Late Model race Saturday honored the life and memory of Slocumb with the unveiling of the Beau Slocumb Memorial Spotters Tower at Gresham Motorsports Park.
Slocumb, a native of Macon, began his racing career at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Legend Cars before graduating up to the Late Model ranks. In total, Slocumb earned 131 feature wins in Legends and Late Model competition. Slocumb then moved on to ARCA competition, making four starts in 2009. He was able to compete in the 2009 World Crown 300, finishing third.
"Beau Slocumb was a great competitor and friend to everyone in the motorsports community," said Dan Elliott, General Manager at GMP. "We lost a true friend and racer earlier this year when he passed away. We are honored to be able to keep his memory alive by the naming of the Beau Slocumb Memorial Spotters Tower here at Gresham Motorsports Park."
In the spring of 2011, Slocumb lost his epic battle with cancer at the young age of 26. He is survived by his wife Jessica, his parents Burke "Buster" and Jeanne, his brothers Seth and Daniel and his sister Maggie.
"We are so honored that the Gresham's have chosen to dedicate this race and the spotters stand to Beau's memory," said Slocomb's Sister Maggie. "Gresham Motorsports is where Beau began his Late Model career and he never would have made it as far as he did without their support. Beau loved to race at this track back when it was Peach State Speedway and he got to race on it a few times after it became Gresham Motorsports Park."