2023 Show Schedule
– FRIDAY, JANUARY 20th – 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
5:30 PM: AUTOGRAPHS: (D Hall Tribute Area) – BILLY PAUCH will be signing copies of “The Last Cowboy: The Life And Times of Billy Pauch” and a special show autograph poster along with greeting fans and posing for photos.
6:00 – 6:30 PM: BRUCE LARSON – ONE-ON-ONE WITH THE FANS (D-Hall Stage) – The NHRA Funny Car Championship in 1989, Larson will go to the stage to discuss his Hall of Fame drag racing career and give insight on going down a strip in record speeds. Larson’s famed Funny Car will be on display during the entire event in the “Showcase Race Car” area located directly inside A-Hall. There Larson will be signing autographs off and on during the entire show including a time directly after his speech.
6:30 PM: BILLY PAUCH AND FRIENDS: (D Hall Stage) – BILLY PAUCH will be joined by several of his felllow competitors and friends in a roundtable fun talk about the past. Guest include JIMMY HORTON, FRED RAHMER, BILLY OSMUN, GLENN FITZCHARLES and WADE HENDRICKSON in some fun conversation.
8:00 PM: MS. MOTORSPORTS COMPETITION sponsored by Aqua-Duck Water Transport (D Hall Stage)
-SATURDAY, JANUARY 22th – SHOW HOURS 11 AM – 8 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): THE RAHMERS (Freddie Sr, Freddie Jr and Brandon. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame driver Fred Rahmer Sr. will be signing autographs with his two sons, Freddie and Brandon, top runners today in regional 410 Sprint Car competition! Freddie’s No. 51 Sprint car will also be on display.
12:30 – 1:00: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: (D Hall Stage): BRETT DEYO, race promoter of Del.’s Georgetown and N.Y.’s Fonda and Utica-Rome speedways as well organaizer of the Short Track Super Series will be making a major announcement. Press members, racers and fans are invited to attend.
1:00 – 2:00 PM: 2022 BIG WINNERS: (D Hall Stage) – MATT SHEPPARD, who won a northeast high 42 features in 2022, will be honored on stage with a special painting for his accomplishments. Also recognized will be other divisional leaders including MATT HIRSCHMAN (28 Asphalt Modified wins), ANTHONY MARCI (23 Sprints), KYLE HARDY (12 Super Late Models), and STEPHEN SNYDER (13 Micro Sprints). Drivers who attend will receive a special award, be interviewed on stage and join in a group disucssion while answering questions from the audience. They will then be available to sign a special AARN supplied color poster exclusive to the show. Anthony Marci unfornately will not be on hand, he’ll be away on vacation.
1:00 – 2:00 PM: AUTOGRAPHS (Pioneer Pole Buildings Display – 104): THE PAUCHES – Legendary driver Billy “The Kid” Pauch and the “Kid’s Kid” Billy Pauch Jr., a current top winner in many different classes, will be signing autographs. Billy Jr. will be debuting his new dirt Modified with a retro-paint scheme to honor his father who retired from weekly competition this past season.
1:00 to 2:00 PM: AUTOGRAPHS/ READING REUNION – Stop by relive a great area in racing while metting many former Reading Fairgrounds stars that who once turned laps around the historical 1/2 mile dirt speedway. The following Legends of the Fairgrounds have committed to attend: BOBBY BRAXTON, JR. MIKOSZ, BOB JOHNSON, DARRELL HERMAN, TOM ORTH, ROD BRITENSTEIN, ALAN CARTER, DARRELL HERMAN, BOB LIS, GARY GOLLUB, BRUCE YOUNG, LEE BRISAN and DON GRETH.
2:00 – 3:00 PM: KIDS’ BIG WHEEL RACES sponsored by RAACE Foundation (D- Hall) – Children in three age groups (3-4, 5-6, 7-9) race for prizes and large trophies! Big Wheels are supplied (no one can use their own); and there is no entry fee, or need to pre-enter. Just sign up at the show before 1 PM on Sunday.
2:00 – 3 PM: AUTOGRAPHS (Pioneer Pole Buildings Display – 104): CRAIG VON DOHREN the 2022 NASCAR Northeast Weejkt Racing Region and Grandview Speedway champion will be signing autographs and his new dirt Modified will be on display. He will be joined by fellow dirt Modified racer DAVEY SAMMONS. Joining them will be USAC East Sprint Car series racers JONATHAN and DAVID SWANSON along with TREVOR KOBYLARZ!
2:00 – 3:00 PM: ATQMRA AWARDS PRESENTATION (Display – 209-309): Driver KYLE TARASKA and car owner RUSS BAILEY will be honored as the ATQMRA 3/4 Midget 2022 champions in a special presentation. Stop by the ATQMRA booth and watch the trophy presentations of the top achievers on the outdoor series.
3:00 – 3:30 PM: RYAN PREECE – ONE-ON-ONE WITH THE FANS (D-Hall Stage) – Ryan Preece will go on stage to speak about his full-time return to the NASCAR Cup series driving for Stewart-Haas Racing this season. He’ll discuss the great opportunity he will have driving for them as well as his own efforts on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.
3:30 – 5:00 PM: AUTOGRAPHS: RYAN PREECE – (Display – 111) – Ryan Preece will be signing autographs next to a United Rentals No. 41 NASCAR Cup series Ford Mustang showcar that will be on display during the entire show.
3:00 – 4 PM: AUTOGRAPHS (Pioneer Pole Buildings Display – 104): THE HIRTHLERS: Brian (Modified), Kevin (Sportsman), Jesse (Sportsman) and Kayla (Quarter Midget) will be signing autographs. Joining them will be Sportsman and Sligshot driver BRETT BIEBER along with members of TEAM WARNER RACING.
3:30 – 4:30 PM: BILLY PAUCH ONE-ON-ONE WITH THE FANS (D-Hall Stage) – Billy Pauch will go on stage in an open mic conversation with the fans. Before the floor is open for questions, many of Pauch’s car owners over the years will be introduced and later pose for a group photo.
4:30 PM: AUTOGRAPHS: (D Hall Tribute Area) – BILLY PAUCH will be signing copies of “The Last Cowboy: The Life And Times of Billy Pauch” and a special show autograph poster along with greet fans and posing for photos. Many of his former car owners will also available in the area to signing the poster as well!