AMS offers reward for information on thefts

By Jason A. Smith


Authorities at Atlanta Motor Speedway are hoping the public can shed light on alleged criminal activity that occurred at the track earlier this week.

The incident took place between 10 p.m., Wednesday and 7 a.m., Thursday. According to a release issued by the speedway Friday, more than $50,000 worth of equipment was taken from the premises.

The stolen items included three all-terrain vehicles, a 1991 Ford F-150 pickup truck, two Everride Warrior lawn mowers, three landscaping trailers and a number of hand tools.

AMS is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the party or parties responsible in the case. Marcy Scott, director of Marketing and Promotions at the speedway, said she hopes anyone who has information on the theft, will "step forward."

"As a member of the community, we would hope that everyone looks out for their neighbors," she said.

The Henry County Police Department is investigating the thefts. Police Sgt. Rene Swanson said although authorities are not sure how many suspects they should be looking for, it is likely that more than one person is responsible.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Detective Mike Hardy at (770) 288-8254, or AMS Vice president of Events Brandon Hutchison at (770) 707-7851.