2022 Show Schedule
– FRIDAY, JANUARY 21th – SHOW HOURS 2 TO 9 PM
1:00 PM: Box Office Opens at A-Hall Entrance only.
1:00 PM: PRE-SHOW EXHIBITS & INFORMATION (A-Hall Entrance Only) – The public is invited to enter the D-Hall Stage Area starting one-hour before the rest of the show opens. You must have a ticket for the show which opens at 2 PM. This will allow you easy entrance to the show when it is officially opened.
2:00 PM: Show Opens to the public
4:30 – 5:30 PM: PENN NATIONAL SPEEDWAY VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS (D-Hall Stage) – Video presentation of past racing action at Pa.’s Penn National Speedway which closed 40 years ago.
4:30 – 5:30 PM: (Room 1) ASPHALT MODIFIEDS BY THE BOOK – MATT HIRSCHMAN, 22-time 2021 winner during another Driver Of The Year season: Driver, car owner and speed shop operater Matt Hirschman will present the proper methods of maintaining, setting up and documenting the work to become a winning asphalt Modified or Sportsman race team. He’ll be available to answer questions and offer driving advice and race planning that can especially benefit the young racer trying to advance in the sport.
6:00 – 7:00 PM: (Room 1) THE BASICS OF RACING – Set-up, tire and general maintenance on Street/Pure/Factory Stock and Front Wheel-Drive (asphalt and dirt) “U-car” divisions. Presented by Roy Anderson of Anderson Race Cars.
7:00 PM: SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (D Hall Stage) – Several important announcements will be made and awards presented. Among those in the spotlight on stage at this time will be the 2021 Area Auto Racing News Northeast Top Feature Winners. Afterwards the drivers will sign autograph posters to the fans at the stage.
8:00 PM: MS. MOTORSPORTS COMPETITION sponsored by Aqua-Duck Water Transport (E Hall Stage)
-SATURDAY, JANUARY 22th – SHOW HOURS 11 AM – 7 PM
10:00 AM: BOX OFFICE OPENS, PRE-SHOW EXHIBITS & INFORMATION (A-Hall Entrance Only) – The public is invited to enter the D-Hall Stage Area starting one-hour before the rest of the show opens. You must have a ticket for the show which opens at 11 AM. This will allow you easy entrance to the show when it is officially opened.
11:00 AM: Show opens to the public.
12:00 – 1:00 PM: AUTOGRAPHS (Pioneer Pole Buildings Display – 104): Billy “The Kid” Pauch and his son Billy Pauch Jr. will be on hand to meet their many fans. The Pauchs are well known across their country for there success in many different divisions of racing including the dirt Modifieds!
12:30 – 1:30 PM (Room 1) DIRT MODIFIED 4 COILS – CHUCK SCHMICK Technical Sales Advisor Behrent’s Performance Warehouse: Suspension Expert Chuck Schmick of Mooresville, NC, formerly with Eibach Springs, will present an information seminar on the advantage of using coil springs; stacking coils; loads vs. rates; linear, progressive, digressive rates; tunning with spring rubbers; tender spring vs. helper spring; compressed vs extended load numbers and coil spring maintenance.Schmick’s the expert and he’s will to share his knowledge and answer questions so come with your pad and pencil and have questions ready.
1:00 – 2:00 PM: AUTOGRAPHS (Pioneer Pole Buildings Display – 104): Hall of Fame driver Fred Rahmer and his two 410 Sprint Car driving sons Freddie Jr. and Brandon will be signing autographs.
1:00 – 2:30 PM: AUTOGRAPHS (Bridgeport Motorsports Park): World of Outlaw driver, Logan Schuchart will be signing autographs in the Bridgeport Motorsports Park display. See the new No. 1s 410 Sprint Car in the unveiled this weekend.
1:00 – 2 PM: PENN NATIONAL MEMORIES (D-Hall Stage) – Meet some of the super stars, hear the stories and watch video of the great days of racing at the former Penn National Speedway.
1:30- 2:30 PM: (Room 2): TAKING PHOTOS AT THE TRACK – Hosted by award-winning racing photographer BOB YURKO of Area Auto Racing News: For the “amateur” or the person looking to enter the business, this seminar provides “the basics” of racing photography.
2:00 – 6 PM: PENN NATIONAL MEMORIES (D-Hall Reunion Display) – Grab photos and get autographs of many of the drivers that competed over the years at the Penn National Speedway. Drivers will be autographing a collectible poster to be given away free to all attendees.
2:00 – 3:00 PM: AUTOGRAPHS (Pioneer Pole Buildings Display – 104): The Hirthler family will gather for autographs and photos. Brothers Kevin and Brian are top runners at the Grandview Speedway. They’ll be joined by Kevin’s children Jesse and Kayla who are just beginning their racing careers.
2:00 – 3:00 PM (Room 1) DIRT SPORTSMAN A TO Z – MATT JANCZUK, 2021 DIRTcar CHAMPION: Oneida, NY Sportsman veteran Matt Janczuk will cover all the basics he used to win 19 features and five championships this year from the work at the race shop to race day changes. Janczuk, a nine-time champion at Utica-Rome Speedway, will cover what he feels is needed for a new race team moving up to get started. He’ll go over his weekly maintenance check-list, touch on motor maintenance, valve springs and oil. He’ll spend time on chassis set-up, shocks and springs. As a successful driver he’ll be able to answer questions on following an ever changing track surface and what tire prep is needed to be successful and save money. Drivers making the move up from small cars or current Sportsman drivers wanting to up their game need to attend with questions in hand for a driver known for helping his fellow competitors!
2:30- 3:30 PM: (Room 2): Race Track/Tour & Series Media Workshop – Hosted by WAYNE HARPER, Lincoln, Pa., Speedway press director: Open discussion between racing writers/photographers and track/series Promoters/Managers and Press Directors as to professionalism, credential usage and pre and post-event coverage. A featured topic will be “Today’s Racing Social Media”, with emphasis on how tracks/organizations are using Facebook, Twitter and related “social media” in publicizing their events; and “credential approval by tracks in the new era of social media.”
3:00 – 4:00 PM: ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION (D-Hall Stage): “RACER – OR JUST A DRIVER?” – Speedway Entertainment, Inc. founder Richard Tobias, Jr. will explain the differences between a ‘racer’ and a ‘driver’, in what should be a spirited Round Table Discussion among special guests Billy “The Kid” Pauch, Billy Pauch, Jr., Fred Rahmer and Mike Mahaney! Each panelist will share their views on differences between those who merely drive race cars and those who are become racers, and what it has taken them to to transition from driver to racer. Is it just consistency – or are there other intangibles? It’s a discussion that promises to be time well spent for aspiring young drivers trying to make their ways in the sport, and for their parents who seek to find the most productive path for their children in the sport!
3:00 – 4:00 PM: AUTOGRAPHS (Pioneer Pole Buildings Display – 104): Dirt Modified driver Davey Sammons will be sighing autographs along with Sprint Car drivers Trevor Kobylarz along with Jonathan and brother David Swanson will join the group.
3:30 – 4:30 PM (Room 1) ENGINE, CARB & INJECTOR MAINTENANCE/ TROUBLESHOOTING – Offered by MARK BITNER of Bitner Automotive in Trenton, NJ: The veteran Modified and Sprint Car racer and engine builder will offer his insight to race teams on maintenance and troubleshooting problems for engines fueled both by carburetors and injectors. Bitner will outline a proper in shop maintenance program for race engines, at the track tuning and trouble shooting tips when issues develop on race night. Don’t lose valuable laps and thousands of dollars trying to solve a nagging missing engine, get some knowledge from Bitner that one day could come in handy on race night.