OAKS, PA DECEMBER 22, 2021 . . . Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports presented by Sunoco and fueled by Insinger Performance returns to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA on January 21 and 22nd. The 37th annual edition of the popular show dedicated to all forms of motorsports will be filled with what is new, what is old and what is happening in the business of motorsports. Many popular figures in the sport can often be found visiting the show, greeting fans and signing autographs.
One of the must see attractions will be one of the new SRX (Superstar Racing Experience) race cars that will be featured in a second year of competition at a variety of tracks around the nation during 2022.
The series is the brainchild of Tony Stewart, NASCAR Cup Series championship crew chief and car owner Ray Evernham, former NASCAR executive George Pyne and sports agent Sandy Montag. The series enjoyied a successful first season on dirt and asphalt short trracks across the country with Stewart winning the first championship.
Some of the well-known drivers that competed in the inaugural season included Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves, Marco Andretti, Bill Elliott, Willy T. Ribbs, Doug Coby, Tony Kanaan, Hallie Deegan and others. Some are expected to be back for season two with some new names being added.
Races at six different half-mile dirt and asphalt short tracks were 90 minutes long with a “halftime” break so adjustments could be made. It is possible that additional tracks will be included for the new season. Details on tracks, drivers and more will be announced shortly.
Founder Stewart compares SRX to the famous IROC Series of the past which featured identical cars being raced by an all-star cast of drivers. Early in Evernham’s career he was a key member of the IROC staff making him a key part of SRX’s first season.
The SRX car will be one of nearly 200 race cars of all kinds on display at the two day show. Many speedways and organizations will use the show to announce their plans for the new season in Pocono Raceway, New Egypt Speedway, Bridgeport Motorsports Park, Delaware Int’l and many more. A special Penn National Speedway reunion will be held with cars that raced there over the years on display and winning drivers signing autographs.
Aqua-Duck Water Transport is returning as sponsor of the always popular Ms. Motorsports Pageant which will be held on Friday evening this year in the larger D-Hall. Cash prizes will again go to the top three with the winner receiving $1500 and a poster deal. Applications are currently available on-line at the event web-site.
Show hours will run 2-9 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.
A limited amount of exhibit space remains. This information is available on line at motorsportstradeshow.com, by sending an email to Danny Sammons at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the show office at 609-888-3618.
After the show the fun will continue, as it has in the past, at the nearby Crowne Plaza in King of Prussia. A special room rate of $98 is available and reservations can be made by phoning 610.265.7500 and asking for the special rate or using the web-link at motorsportstradeshow.com. A special post-event party will be held on Friday night with a popular DJ and beer specials being offered.
“The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks continues to be a great location in the center of the northeast motorsports world right in the suburbs of Philadelphia,” said Sammons. “It’s easy in and easy out with plenty of Free parking surrounding the Expo Center.
In respect of the current Covid-19 situation there will be no Little Miss, Big Wheel competition or autograph alley at this years show. Drivers and special guests will instead be signing autographs at booths throughout the show. Several fun activities for children will also be found throughout the show.
Show information can be had at the show website www.motorsportstradeshow.com.
– Motorsports Canceled Shirt Available! –
Bob Hilbert Sportswear Keeping The Tradition Alive!
Even though we can’t be together at the 2021 Motorsports show, Bob Hilbert Sportswear has kept the tradition alive and produced a 2021 tee shirt and hoodie. These items will be available to order from our webpage at bobhilbertshop.com. These items can be shipped to you at your home for an additional cost or you can select pick up. We will have a safe pick up location at the Bob Hilbert Sportswear office Located in Boyertown, PA. Ordering deadline will be midnight January 25th.
Our online store is a great opportunity for companies or organizations big and small to sell their merchandise. Not only will it give your group a bigger following but it could raise the much needed funds for your group or organization. First responders Such as Fire, Police and Ems would be a great fit for this program as well as schools, organizations and even businesses. In these days a little support and money could go a long way to help your company or organization.
Bob Hilbert Sportswear is proud to be going into their 49th race season offering the finest in screen printed sportswear along with quality embroidery and promotional products. Racing is where it all began for our company and we continue to stay committed to this sport. You can find us at bobhilbert.com or give us a call at 610.367.6186
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– Fastener Specialties Offering Show Discounts All Week –
Carlisle, PA – Fastener Specialties, provider of high performance racing products to the racing industry for 25 years. serves the needs of car builders, fabricators, and racers, shipping from a fully stocked warehouse via UPS daily. The company laments missing the PPB Motorsports Show for the first time since the inception of their business.
“The show has endured moving locations several times and even getting through a blizzard, but unfortunately the show could not withstand the current restrictions. “We look forward to this show every year to showcase our products to our customers. At the show, customers often refer to us as “the ‘store of racing”, as we have all of the small goods to help them during rebuilding season,” Fastener Specialities’ Gary Koenig said.
To make up some of the difference, Fastener Specialties is offering “Virtual Motorsports Specials” on its website. These specials cover products ranging from Quarter Midgets to Micros to Sprint Cars. Customers can take advantage of these savings by visiting www.fastfasteners.com. Specials will be listed along with a new order form, which makes submitting orders a more streamlined process.. “We appreciate the Sammons family putting on the show every year and we look forward to seeing everyone again at the show in 2022,” Gary Koenig praised.
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– Coastal 181 Launches Two New Books –
Newburyport. MA – “We sure are missing the 2021 Motorsports Show!” Coastal 181 speaks for hundreds of exhibitors in expressing this sentiment. The book seller is an internet-based business but has often remarked that the Motorsports show “is our favorite of the year, where we catch up with friends and colleagues and learn what’s new in Northeast racing.”
Coastal 181 had planned to use the PPB Motorsports 2021 Show as a launch for its latest book “500 on (the INDY) 500.” Written by veteran journalist and Indy 500 aficionado Rich Schaffer, it is very different from any Indy book ever published. It is the race enthusiast’s ultimate chronology, matching insightful, little-known facts with hundreds of rare B&W and color photographs in 280 pages in a hardcover coffee-table format. Check it out coastal181.com.
Coastal was also planning to promote two of its recently released, most popular titles. “The Soul of a Modified,” which captures the incredible tale of the 65 years of the Len Boehler Ole Blue Modifieds, and “RACER,” and the touching biography of one of Pennsylvania’s most beloved racing sons, the late John Andretti.
Also in demand were “Modifieds of The Valley,” about the great New York race track; “Life With Luke” on Jimmy Sills; and “An American Racer: Bobby Marshman and the Indy 500.” These are among over 1,000 titles available through Coastal 181. DVDs are also a big part of Coastal 181’s offerings. Coastal 181’s best-selling DVD was “Blink of An Eye,” a sobering look at the death of Dale Earnhardt through the eyes of Darrell Waltrip, followed by a number of hard-to find movies like “Two-Lane Blacktop” and “Fever Heat,” as well as many of Dale Snyder’s action-packed racing compilations like “The History of Flemington Speedway.”
“We hope the friends we missed seeing this year will stay in touch with us through www.coastal181.com,” expressed Lew Boyd. As well as carrying all of our books and DVDs, the www.coastal181.com website offers all kinds of racing stories and nearly 3,000 “Photos of the Day,” which have been posted since 2007. “We’ll be looking forward to seeing you next January—and you can take that to the bank,” summed Coastal’s Boyd.
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34 Motorsports Planning Open House With Motorsports Show Specials In February
Carlisle, PA - With 20 years’ experience in the racing industry, 34 Motorsports is a racing safety gear specialist. The firm’s specialty in racing safety equipment is spread across the spectrum of the motorsports realm. Quarter Midgets, Karts, Micros, Modifieds, Late Models, Sprint Cars and Drift cars on both dirt and asphalt are served effectively by 34 Motorsports.
34 Motorsports is conveniently located at 3677 Spring Road in Carlisle, PA. Through an on-line store by design, 34 Motorsports offers track side delivery and support. Every weekend of the racing season ’34’ is at a track assisting customers with their safety equipment needs.
The company is the sole authorized dealer for Arai helmets in central Pennsylvania and an authorized dealer for Simpson, Alpinestars, Molecule, PXP, Racing Optics, and Fuze headphones among its many name brand product lines.
In response to the unfortunate cancellation of area shows, 34 Motorsports will be holding an open house on February 5-6, 2021 with many of the ‘Show Specials’ that would have been available at Motorsports 2021 being offered.
For more information. visit www.34motorsports.com and the company Facebook page. 34 Motorsports is a family-owned business, born from a love of racing. That love started when family members began racing Motocross, then Go-Karts. The firm increased is scope, moving from a strictly Kart-oriented business to a racing safety equipment firm. Growth is continuing for the central Pennsylvania based company.
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– Tricky Track Pack’ Is Back –
Pocono Raceway Readies For Second NASCAR Doubleheader
Long Pond, PA – Pocono Raceway will host the 2021 NASCAR Doubleheader Week from Thursday, June 24 – Sunday, June 27. It will feature five NASCAR and ARCA races in three days, including the only NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader scheduled this season and over 1,000 miles of racing action.
While Pocono Raceway misses seeing everyone at the Motorsports Show this year, they still have a way for you to enjoy the 2021 NASCAR events at ‘The Tricky Triangle’ thanks to its annual Motorsports Show Special. The Motorsports Show Special consists of the purchase of an Infield Reserved Camping Site. Purchasers will then receive an additional two free pit passes, an additional two free guest passes and have all fees waived.
Also, kids, ages 12 and under, camp for free. The special includes the following. The Motorsports Show Special provides four free guest passes, four free pit passes, a five day, four night camping stay, complimentary access to infield amenities and entertainment and free grandstand and fan fair access on Friday. A 50.50 payment option is also available.
To learn more about this special offer, visit www.poconoraceway.com/motorsports. In addition to the show special, check out Pocono Raceway’s virtual Motorsports Show with exclusive ticket offers, the chance to enter to win free tickets, deals from several Pocono Mountains properties, 2021 NASCAR Doubleheader Week information and more.
The Motorsports Show Special only available for a limited time. Certain terms, conditions and fees may apply. This exclusive offer is available for a limited time and will not be offered again this year. Aside from its generous limnited time only Motorsports Special, Pocono’s Tricky Track Pack is back for 2021 with a new option. You now have the choice to purchase the Tricky Track Pack and the Tricky Track Pack XL. The Tricky Track Pack: Receive (4) 100-Level Grandstand Tickets, (4) Hot Dogs, (4) Coca-Cola Products and (1) Full Day of Fun all for $125. The All New Tricky Track Pack XL: Receive (6) 100-Level Grandstand Tickets, (6) Hot Dogs, (6) Coca-Cola Products and (1) Full Day of Fun all for $196.
A Tricky Track Pack is available to purchase for both Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27 event days of the 2021 NASCAR Doubleheader Week. Each day consists of two (2) NASCAR races. All events, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Children must be accompanied by an adult ticket holder for gate admission and at all times while on Pocono Raceway property. Certain terms, conditions and fees may apply for ticket purchases. Pocono Raceway reserves the right to determine changes in seat/camping locations or to make changes to seating/camping assignments. Pocono Raceway hopes to see you at ‘The Tricky Triangle’ this summer.
For more information, contact www.poconoraceway.com. NASCAR Doubleheader Schedule June 24, June 27, 2021 Thursday, June 24: Camping Areas Open starting at 12:00 p.m. ET Friday, June 25: General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 ARCA Menards Series Race at 6:00 p.m. ET Saturday, June 26: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at 12:00 p.m. ET and NASCAR Cup Series Race #1 at 3:00 p.m. ET Sunday, June 27: Pocono Green 225 Recycled by J.P. Mascaro & Sons NASCAR Xfinity Race at 12:00 p.m. ET & NASCAR Cup Series Race #2 at 3:30 p.m. ET
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The 78 Series Kit Now Available From Kirkey Racing Fabrication
The 78 Series Kit is an SFI 39.2 certified Late Model deluxe seat from Kirkey Racing Fabrication Inc. Constructed from TIG welded .100” 5052 grade aluminum and features additional MIG welding that provides strength to the over integrity of seat.
The 78 Series Kit is available in six (6) sizes: 14”, 15”, 15-1/2”, 16”, 17”, 18-1/2” and can be used in Northeast DIRT Modifieds.
The 78 Series kit is designed to accommodate all head and neck restraints. Kirkey’s unique billet aluminum connector brackets allow for easy adjustment. The head can rotate downward for additional peripheral vision and the left side of the restraint is angled and shortened to allow efficient entry and exit.
Using progressive high density energy absorbing impact padding, the driver can adjust the head restraint both vertically and laterally. Featuring an 18 degree layback, the 78 Series’ rib and reinforced shoulder supports have extra 1/2” energy absorbing padding directly on seat and the easily removable cover has additional 1/2” energy absorbing padding for extra comfort and protection. The distinctive shoulder support cover design allows an extra 1” shoulder width adjustment. Designed to accommodate all seat belt systems, the lap and sub belt openings have molded rubber grommets to eliminate belt wear. The seat’s contoured elongated bottom adds thigh and hip support.
The 78 Series Kit includes a black cloth cover and rear seat mount (part No. 99210). Optional leg restraints are available on request. (part Nos. 02100, 02200). For more information, contact Kirkey Fabrication, Inc. at email@example.com, call at 1-800-363-4885, or contact your local Kirkey dealer for more information.
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– Since March All Events Postponed –
Stars & Stripes Tools Anxious To Return To Events On The Road
The current Coronavirus Pandemic has hit small business owners, like Tim and Nicole Schnobrich of Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., hard. The Pandemic has all but shut down the events and trade shows that they attend since March of 2020.
“We were sitting in the hotel room in Syracuse, NY waiting to set up for the Motorsports Expo when we got the news that the NY State Fairgrounds were being shutdown.” says owner Tim Schnobrich. “We packed our suitcases and started driving home to Minnesota, not knowing how bad the Coronavirus would hit, or how long it would be until things would get back to some kind of normal.” Since then they have seen most, if not all of their scheduled events cancel or try to reschedule.
“It was frustrating not knowing what was going to happen, but we tried to find the positive in this. We were able to spend more time at home and do some projects that we have wanted to for the last few years” stated Nicole Schnobrich.
Their sales at events for the year were greatly affected but they didn’t worry about it. “We know that when things get back going it will be a strong year. People are anxious to get out and return to some sort of normalcy” states Tim.
Their online sales did increase during this time, but this is just a small portion of their business. “We’ve seen an increase in online orders, so that has kept us a little busy during the down time. One positive thing is, we’ve heard from a lot of customers and friends that we normally see out on the road. Some have called and ordered something and some have just contacted us to check in and see how we were doing” says Tim.
“All in all it has been a slow year. We’ve found some new events to do but they were smaller events or limited crowds. We’re looking forward to getting this behind us and back out on the road to see our customers and friends at the events.
It has been a challenging year for everyone. We are healthy and happy, so we have nothing to complain about.“ Until then, if anybody needs any products from Stars and Stripes Tool, Inc. you can visit their website, www.sastool.com, or call Tim at 612-867-9407 with any questions or orders.
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York County Racing Club Gearing Up For Another Season Of Racing In 2021
The York County Racing Club is gearing up for another great season of racing in Central Pennsylvania. Although we are missing seeing our members at the shows this winter, we can’t wait to see all of you at the track. We know many YCRC members use the indoor shows to renew their annual membership. Don’t forget to renew your membership for 2021. You can find the membership application online at ycrc.org or at the bottom of this article. Make sure you have your membership renewed as we have club nights lined up across Central Pennsylvania.
2021 York County Racing Club Nights: April 24 @ Lincoln Speedway May 8 @ Port Royal Speedway May 21 @ Trail-Way Speedway July 10 @ BAPS Motor Speedway July 30 @ Williams Grove Speedway August 7 @ Lincoln Speedway
YCRC Photo Fundraiser
Loren Carman, has been diligently working on a digital backup of the YCRC photo library. This library represents photos from many photographers who have donated their work to the York County Racing Club. These photos span every decade of dirt track racing in Central Pennsylvania and the surrounding area. The photos have been scanned from slides and prints in their original condition. Carman has the photos available on his website for purchase with all of the profits benefiting the Club. Please go to ycrc.org and check out the link under the YCRC NEWS tab to view the photos.
2021 YCRC Calendars are now available! Calendars are $5.00 each and ship for $2.50. If Interested please message the YCRC Facebook page. 2021 Hall of Fame Inductees Despite not having a banquet in 2021, we are pleased to announce our
2021 YCRC Hall of Fame Inductees. This amazing group will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2022 along with the 2022 Hall of Fame class. Past Driver: Gary Gollub Past Owner/Mechanic: Dick Workman Past Miscellaneous: Tedd Reitz Present Driver: Brian Montieth Present Owner/Mechanic: John Trone Present Miscellaneous: Peggy Baker Kevin Gobrecht Memorial Special Achievement: Promoters of Central PA Speedways Ed Stauffer Memorial Mechanic: Bobby Allen
Founded in 1979, the YCRC has grown to over 3,000 active members, becoming one of the largest of its kind in the country. The club works to support and promote the sport of racing and also runs the Injured Drivers Fund which was created to financially help any YCRC Member Driver, should they suffer an injury and loss of income while racing. YCRC also recognizes the importance of preserving the rich history of the sport. For more information on YCRC please visit ycrc.org.
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Wiz Motorsports Communications Specializes In On-Track Marketing Solutions
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SPONSORSHIP ACQUISITIONS Did you know that Sponsorship is the fastest growing form of marketing in the U.S? Whether you are racer, track or series, we can help you find prospective companies looking to differentiate themselves from their competition. Besides our portfolios, we can offer various services for your needs including consultations and direct sponsorship acquisition. Some of these services include mailing portfolios to prospective marketing partners, fielding phone calls and emails, and attending meetings with potential marketing partners on your behalf.
PUBLIC RELATIONS Looking to keep your team, track or series in the public eye? We can write and distribute the news in a professional manner. Also, we can create and manage your social media outlets.
For more information, contact Mike Wisniewski at MikeWiz1962@yahoo.com or 856-982-5137.
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Lias Tire Looking Forward To A Normal 2021 Season
After suffering an off year in 2020, much like everybody else in the Motorsports industry, American Racer/Lias Tire is hoping to rebound.
In addition to many tracks taking months off due to the ongoing pandemic, American Racer was hit with another obstacle that they were forced to overcome in June when the plant that manufacturers the tires suffered a fire. While no one was injured in the fire. It altered tire production at the plant temporarily.
American Racer/Lias Tire is gearing up for Florida where they will be providing the Short Track Super Series Sunshine Swing field with fresh rubber at the Bubba Raceway Park when practice kicks off on Tuesday night January 26th and runs through Saturday night January 30th.
New for 2021 will be the Short Track Super Series Cajun Region which will see action in Texas and Louisiana. Lias will not be servicing those racers as Texas American Racer distributor Day Motorsports will handle that.
The American Racer Cup will return this season, in 2020 Stewart Friesen earned the Modified title netting him a cool $5,000 for his efforts at the Fonda Speedway while Brian Hirthler, a regular at the Grandview Speedway was the Sportsman champion worth $750. Despite the shortened 2020 season an overall $21,406 was paid out in 2020 for the American Racer Cup in addition to 170 tire certificates. Registration is open now for the 2021 season, the first tire giveaways were held on January 16th. The cost remains at $50 per Modified track and $40 per Sportsman track.
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– DMI & Bulldog Quick Change Rears Going Strong –
Record Business from 2020 Carries Over To 2021
For DMI There’s no slowing down in sight for DMI and Bulldog Quick Change Rears. Just over halfway through January 2021 and the torrid pace continues at Diversified Machine Inc.
This year’s Chili Bowl rush was unlike any other year. The week’s leading up to the event required a lot of overtime and overcoming obstacles to ensure all the great DMI customers had their parts. DMI’s Dave Ely offered, “I do believe a lot of the teams pushed off Chili Bowl preparations until the last possible moment with the uncertainty brought on by COVID. We didn’t think we were in bad shape and next thing we knew we were in the weeds pretty bad. But our guys really stepped up and we got everything done and in people’s hands for Tulsa.”
The reward was another sweep of the A-Main victories for the week capped off by Kyle Larson’s second consecutive Chili Bowl victory. While not sure at the time of press the exact breakdown of Saturday’s main event starting lineup, best indications show it to be very comparable to the last few years where the Baby Bulldog Quick Change Rears had 100% of the field. In addition every main event win over the last many Chili Bowls have come from cars equipped with Baby Bulldogs.
In addition to the flurry of activity surrounding the Chili Bowl, both the dirt Late Model and Modified markets had early January deadlines this year. Teams traveled west to Arizona and New Mexico as well as the World of Outlaws Late Models opening their season this past weekend at Volusia. The early season races contributed to the brisk sales and demand for product.
The WoO Late model season opener concluded with long time Bulldog customer and PA’s own, Kyle Strickler in victory lane. Debuting in 2019, many of the teams in both disciplines are gravitating to the EZ series of Closed Tube Quick Change Rears. Ely stated, “This build season probably better than 80-85% of the closed tube rears we’re building are EZ. When they were released the Northeast DIRT modified market jumped on them but it’s just in the last year or so that the other classes are leaning that direction.”
With this week’s upcoming Sprint Car races and next week’s northeast Dirt Modified races the season will officially be in full swing for everyone. With that, as crazy as it sounds, Diversified will turn some of their attention towards new product development for 2022.
Ely had a lot to say about the time and energy it takes to stay ahead of the competition with the constant development of new products while trying to serve customers during the season. “It’s always a struggle to develop new products while conducting normal business at the level we feel our customers deserve. R&D takes a lot of time from beginning discussion, to the computer screen, breaking into production runs of other components to machine the new parts and ultimately to get them in the hands of a racer to test. But new product development is so important to us and I believe one of the things that sets us apart from our competitors.
We have an aggressive 2021 planned for new products. 2020 and this 2021 build season have been unique. The record months have been great but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel a void from not seeing our friends and customers at trade shows. I knew the fall trade shows were a long shot but I held out a lot of hope that Lenny’s Motorsports Show could happen. It just isn’t going to feel right not being there this week, but it’s driving our desire to have an aggressive number of new components for 2022.
We want to go to the trade shows after all this COVID craziness is over and wow everyone with our new items. I can’t wait to show people what we got!”
ARDC Midgets To Make Return After Three Year Absense in 2021
After three years away the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) Midget series is making a return for the 2021 season. Spearheaded by president Shannon Mausteller, ARDC has an eight race calendar planned for this season before the addition of PA Midget Week which has annually brought in the USAC National Midget series in to take on the local driving talent.
ARDC will push off for the 2021 season on Friday night May 14th at the Big Diamond Speedway, ARDC will make an additional two stops at the Minersville, PA oval on Friday night June 25th and on July 30th.
The Bloomsburg Fairgrounds Speedway which last saw a race held there in 1987 is being rejuvenated for the 2021 season and will host ARDC on Saturday night May 29th and close their season on Saturday October 2nd. Lincoln Speedway which saw the Midgets race in a one-off in July of 2020 will host ARDC on June 5th and July 17th, that one off which was won by Steven Drevicki had a field of 14 cars.
ARDC will also take to the high banks of the Grandview Speedway on Saturday night September 4th. This is all in before the USAC National Midget Tour invades the east coast during the first week of August. Stops for that will include the Grandview Speedway on August 3rd, Action Track USA at Kutztown on the 4th, Bridgeport Motorsports Park the following night on August 5th, the Bloomsburg Fair on August 6th and concludes at the Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway at Lanco on Saturday night August 7th. ARDC had planned for a four race season in 2020 which saw three of them get ousted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The last time that ARDC ran a schedule was in 2017 when they were sanctioned by USAC and were known as the USAC Eastern Midgets. ARDC has been organizing races since the 1940’s. The ARDC Midget website is live at www.ardcmidget.com.
OAKS, PA – As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on indoor gatherings in place in the State of Pennsylvania, the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Racecar and Trade Show fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels has been postponed until 2022.
The decision to postpone the event, which was to be held on January 22, 23 & 24 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, was made over the Thanksgiving holiday by event promoter Len Sammons.
“Postponing the event which has been held annually for over 30 years was one of the toughest decisions I have had to make,” stated Len Sammons.
“Up until last week I was optimistic that we would be able to find a way to host the event. But after the Governor announced his latest restrictions on indoor gatherings it became clear that it wasn’t going to be possible.”
To combat the spread of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf announced a reduction in indoor gatherings at press conference on Tuesday, November 24. The reduction moved the capacity inside the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center to just 5% its total capacity or less than 500 people.
Before the latest reduction Motorsports Show staff was in contact with the Montgomery County Board of Health to develop a safety plan to host the event.
“We were really close to having an approved plan, things would have been different and done with the proper safety measures in place,” stated Sammons.
Title sponsor Pioneer Pole Buildings and owner Bob Greene have already pledged their support for the event in 2022. Likewise Sunoco Race Fuels, Aqua Duck Water Transport and Bob Hilbert Sportswear will all return as show sponsors.
“With the event now just a month and half away, we needed to make a decision so that all our great exhibitors can make plans,” added Len Sammons.
“Unfortunately, right now it’s not possible to host the event in the manner which we would like… or that our attendees and exhibitors have come to expect.”
“While it wouldn’t be Motorsports, if conditions improved I would be open to doing a smaller show in February or March,” concluded Sammons. “I am an optimistic person and keep hoping that things will get better and we can get back to business as usual. When that happens we will be there to help the race tracks, businesses and racers connect.”
Andrea Cap, Ms. Motorsports 2020, has agreed to keep her crown for an unprecented second year. Despite COVID-19 restrictions during the past year, Cap did an outstanding job traveling to as many events as possible. But she missed out on many special trips she’ll now be able to accomplish to represent herself, her crown and event sponsor Aqua Duck Water Transport.
Anyone interested in being added to the mailing list for Motorsports 2022 can email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and phone number or call Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618.
Information will be posted at the show web-site, www.motorsportstradeshow.com when available.
TRENTON, NJ – Dates for the 37th annual Motorsports Racecar and Trade Show and five Indoor Auto Racing Series events have been secured at four different venues for the 2020-2021 off-season. Specfic event information, however, remains on pause by Len Sammons Productions until ever changing COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions become more clear for the three different states that these indoor events are held annually.
“Our hopes is that we can promote all five events, but at this point there is no way of knowing,” said Len Sammons.
The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2021 Presented by Sunoco Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show will return to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA for a 13th consecutive year on Friday January 22nd thru Sunday January 24th.
Organizers await possible social distancing requirement changes to the Motorsports show floor plan for the 220,000 square feet show before being able to commit to sales and location assigments.
The 2020 Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels season finale was postponed by the COVID-19 virus a day before it was scheduled to begin in March in Syracuse, N.Y. That second annual event has now been tenative rescheduled and will kick-off the 2021 Indoor Season at the New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center on Friday and Saturday nights November 20th and 21st.
“Much like other sports held indoors, COVID-19 restrictions remain unclear and ever changing at this point,” said Sammons.
“Obviously the most tenative event would be the first in late November in Syracuse, but we would love to host that event for all the fans and racers so earger to attend earlier this year before it was cancelled at the last minute.”
The Indoor ‘Concrete” Series featuring the TQ Midgets, Champ Karts and Slingshot is scheduled to continue at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. on Friday and Saturday, January 8th and 9th for the sixth consecutive year.
The weekend after the Motorsports show the 19th annual Indoor Auto Racing Series events inside N.J.’s historical Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall are on the calendar. The NAPA Know How weekend in AC will be held January 29 and 30 in 2021.
The only LSP Indoor Series event held on a clay racing surface comes up next on the schedule. The fourth annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals featuring the 600 Micro Sprints is set to return to Trenton, N.J.’s CURE Insurance Arena on February 19 & 20.
The 2021 season finale would then follow back in Syracuse, N.Y. on March 12 – 13.
“The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center opened last week to several small shows, but it had been closed as all the arena’s our Indoor Auto Racing Series events are held, in since late March,” said Sammons.
“Our dates are secured with each venue and host hotel. Our commitment is to hold each event but at this point we cannot make any firm plans. With our first event still four months away, we feel we have plenty of time to wait during these very tormoil times.”
Further Indoor Auto Racing Series information, including advance ticket sales, for each event remains on hold until COVID-19 restrictions become more clear. Check IndoorAutoRacing.com for updates as they become available. All Indoor Series entries from the March 2020 event will role over to the 2021 season.
Those interested in receiving one of the new colorful show brochures when they are printed can drop an email to email@example.com with name, address and phone number or call Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618. Information will also be posted at the show web-site, www.motorsportstradeshow.com when available.
OAKS, PA April 9, 2021 . . .The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2021 Presented by Sunoco Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show will return to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA for a 13th consecutive year a week later than previously announced.
The 37th annual event will be held on Friday January 22nd thru Sunday January 24th thanks in part to a shift in the calendar of other events based off New Year’s Day landing on a weekend.
The new 2021 show date avoids back-to-back weekends with the nearby Allentown, PA PPL Center Indoor Auto Racing Series events and the Motorsports show, both promotions of Len Sammons Productions.
With New Year’s Day on a Friday, the traditional Ironton Telephone sponsored Indoor races headlined by the TQ (Three Quarter) Midgets have moved back to January 8th and 9th in 2021. The new Motorsports date will also avoid conflict for show dealers who attend the Chili Bowl in Tulsa, OK.
The Motorsports show will now return as it had been for many years a week before the annual Indoor Auto Racing Series events inside N.J.’s historical Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall. The NAPA Know How weekend in AC will be held January 29 and 30 in 2021.
Soon to be available is the colorful brochure outlining all the details of the Pioneer PPB Motorsports Trade Show with exciting changes being made to the floor plan.
Exhibitors from this year’s show are invited to renew their space first by May 31st. After that date all remaining available space in the 200,000 square feet of show space will become available on a first come, first serve basis.
Those interested in receiving one of the new colorful show brochures when they are printed can simply drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with name, address and phone number or call Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618. Information will also be posted at the show web-site, www.motorsportstradeshow.com when available.
One of the most popular events during the three day show has been, and will again be, Saturday night’s Ms. Motorsports Pageant sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport. One woman will walk off with a $1,500 cash prize along with the popular poster deal. Sunday will continue to be Kid’s Day at the show.
Many racing facilities and sanctioning bodies will be represented, using the show to announce their 2021 racing plans and schedules. The show will include over 200 race cars of all kinds
A special Motorsports hotel rate, at the Valley Forge Casino, will be available in the coming weeks through a link off the show web-site.
The three day show will feature just about everything imaginable in Motorsports. The 2020 edition of the show drew healthy crowds with former NASCAR talents and now TV personalities Dale Jarrett, a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and Kyle Petty drawing large crowds for autograph sessions.
The Expo Center is a very popular location with show attendees and exhibitors as it is easy to get to from area highways and offers free parking.
Check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com for further information.
OAKS, PA – Three days of motorsports events, contests and business transactions came to a close at 4:00 PM Sunday, January 19 when the 35th Pioneer Pole Buildings 2020 Race Car & Trade Show closed. The show, which had taken two-and-a-half days to build was 90% ‘out the door’ less than two hours afterward.
Three Sunday competitions featured racing’s youth. Crowned Little Ms. Motorsports (ages 8-11) was Madison Hilfiger, 11, of Cresco, PA. She is the daughter of Orange County Fair Speedway 2019 Sportsman champion Grant Hilfiger. Carlyn Singletori, 9 of Aston, PA and Linley Dewease, 10 of Waynesboro, PA were first and seconds runners up.
Crowned Tiny Ms. Motorsports (ages 4-7) was Zoey Klanold, 7 of Mt. Wolfe, PA. Andy Bieber and Hayden Price were runnersup.
Three age groups of Big Wheel Races were also featured. Kaleb Ambrose, Andy Bieber, and Gavin Thompson were the top three in the ages 3-4 bracket, Ryan Valadez, Bryce Pratt and Tyler Jones were the top three in the 5-6 bracket and Jayde Pratt, Paulie Hartwig and Landon McNeil were the top three in the 7-8 age group.
Exhibitors reported increased booth traffic and sales Sunday. ASI Sportswear and Behrent’s Speed Performance Warehouse were observed writing apparel orders and filling last minute parts orders respectively right at the 4:00 show closing time.
Len Sammons Motorsports Productions has established Friday through Sunday, January 15-17, 2021 as the dates for the 36th annual event to be held once again at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19th – SHOW HOURS 11 AM – 4 PM
FAMILY DAY AT THE SHOW – CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE
10:00 AM: BOX OFFICE OPENS, PRE-SHOW EXHIBITS AND INFORMATION (A-Hall Entrance Only): The public is invited
to enter the D-Hall starting one-hour before the rest of the show opens.
10:15 AM: VICTORY LANE CHAPEL – The Racer’s Church, presented by Racing with Jesus Ministries.
11:15 – 9:00 PM: GO-KART RACEWAY OPENS (C Hall Raceway) – Race your racing buddies on an oval track for bragging rights in fast electric go karts. It’s just $10 a race. Tickets are available at the speedway location. You must be at least 12 years old and over 54 inches in height to take the green flag.
12:30 – 1:30 PM: KIDS’ BIG WHEEL RACES sponsored by RAACE Foundation (C- 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 – 3:00 PM: LITTLE MISS MOTORSPORTS (E- Hall Stage Area) – Girls in two age groups (“Tiny” 4-7 and “Little Miss” 8 -11) will compete for two crowns! There is no entry fee. Parents can sign up their daughter up until 11:30 a.m. at the stage area.
OAKS, PA – Andrea Cap of York, PA was named Aqua Duck Water Transport Ms. Motorsports 2020 Saturday night at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2020 Race Car & Trade Show Saturday night. Andrea was crowned her successor, Taylor Fullin. Ms. Cap’s first runner-up was Morgan Rochelle and second runner-up was Casey Robicheau. Ms. Cap was also the Swimwear winner, Ms. Rochelle the Sportswear winner, Ms. Robicheau the Interview winner, Amanda Arms the Ms. Photogenic winner and Rachel Molyneaux was named Ms. Congeniality.
Donna Miller, the pageant organizer since the inception of the Ms. Motorsports competition at the first show in 1986, was saluted for her years of excellence. Donna announced that the 2020 show was her last. Jamie Sammons will be the new pageant coordinator starting in 2021.
Nine exhibitors earned laurels superior appearing race cars and displays. Best Open Cockpit race car was the Bitner Automotive No. 15 Wingless Sprint that was part of the Bitner Automotive Display. Best Modified/ Late Model was awarded to the Mike Gular driven No. 2A that was part of the Bicknell Race Cars booth. Stephane Lafrance’s Trick Race Car Products booth display received laurels for Best Commercial Booth. Stephen Hanes’ one-of-a-kind VW drag race car was acknowledged for Best Drag Race Car.
Also earning awards were the Montgomery County Quarter Midget Club of Phoenixville PA for best Quarter Midget Display, the Atlantic Coast Old Timers Club for best Vintage Club display, and Orange County Fair Speedway for best Speedway display.
Other outstanding exhibitor awards were presented to the Jimmy Horton, Jr. Statewide Hi-Way Safety Kenny Weld No. 3 Modified that Horton drove to 47 wins in the 1978 season. The car was recently restored by DKM’s Eric Mack for Chris Larsen, who recently had acquired the car.
Finally, the Weikert’s Livestock No. 29 410 Sprint, a Ben Cook chassis car that Doug Wolfgang raced in 1987 was saluted as the Best Vintage Open Cockpit car of the show.
Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett met and greeted Motorsports Show attendees for two hours each Saturday afternoon, preceded by lively stage interviews with audience participation.
Area Auto Racing News’ winningest drivers of the 2019 season were acknowledged on stage prior to the Ms. Motorsports pageant. Matt Hirschman, Danny Dietrich, Tom Fearn, Matt Sheppard, Tommy Kunzman were the award winners; Hirschman was present to receive his award on stage while Sheppard received his laurels earlier on Saturday.
Tomorrow, Sunday, January 20 will be dedicated to Kids, with Little Ms. Motorsports and Tiny Ms. Motorsports pageants planned. The formal show events conclude with the annual running of Kids Big Wheels Races, featuring events among three ages groups of youngsters.
Dates for the 2021 Motorsports Show have been announced for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 15, 16, and 17, 2020.
-SATURDAY, JANUARY 18th – SHOW HOURS 11 AM – 9 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.
10:30 – 11:30 PM: AUTOGRAPHS: (D Hall) – Top 2019 northeast race winner MATT SHEPPARD will signing a special color poster given away free. Sheppard, the top dirt Modified winners, will be presented his special awards afterwards on the E-Hall stage. Fans are encouraged to bring the poster to a second autograph session at 6 PM when top divisional winners DANNY DIETRICH (Open Cockpit), MATT HIRSCHMAN (Asphalt Modified) and TOM FEARN (Asphalt Late Model) will sign there names to the poster!
11:00 AM: Show opens to the public.
11:15 – 9:00 PM: GO-KART RACEWAY OPENS: (C Hall Raceway) – Race your racing buddies on an oval track for bragging rights in fast electric go karts. It’s just $10 a race. Tickets are available at the speedway location. You must be at least 12 years old and over 54 inches in height to take the green flag.
12:00 – 1:00 PM: AUTOGRAPHS: LEGENDS OF DELAWARE (Georgetown Speedway Display No. 516) – Drivers who made headlines for decades racing on the dirt in the state of Delaware will be gathered to sign autographs at the display featuring one of the state’s most famous raceways. Those glory days of racing in the first state are now a part of a book authored by Chad Culver entitled “Legends of Delaware Auto Racing.” Drivers signing the newly released book include Delaware’s own RICKY ELLIOTT, CURT MICHAEL, RON KEYS, GARY TRICE and car owner KEN COVEY. Also signing will be Pa. driver KENNY BRIGHTBILL who won on the Syracuse mile for Delaware car owner Eugene Mills and the 2010 Delaware International Speedway Championship. “Legends of Delaware Auto Racing” will also be available at the nearby Coastal 181 booth before and after the signing.
12:30 PM: AWARD PRESENTATION (E-Hall Stage Area): Bruce Insinger from Insinger Performance and Sunoco Race Fuels will be making a special presentation to a local race track for outstanding services and accomplishments.
1:00 – 3:00 PM: AUTOGRAPHS: KYLE PETTY (E-Hall Stage Area) – Former NASCAR Cup racer Kyle Petty, now a popular NBC Sports racing analyst, will chat with show attendees and answer questions followed by a two hour autograph session. The son of seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Richard Petty, Kyle was an eight-time winner in NASCAR Cup competition. He appeared in 829 races, finished in the top five in the NASCAR standings five times. He earned 173 top-ten finishes.
1:30 to 3:00 PM: AUTOGRAPHS/ READING REUNION – Stop by relive a great area in racing while meeting many former Reading Fairgrounds stars including RUSS SMITH, GLENN FRITZCHARLES, JUNIOR MIKOSZ, BOBBY BRAXTON, ROD BREITENSTEIN, RONNIE LEIMBACH, LEE BRISAN, BUTCH GREEN, BRUCE YOUNG, AARON BROMMER, BOB EPPIHIMER, TOMMY LONG, DONN ESKEY, TIM HIGGINS, BOB JOHNSON, RONNIE PECK, DARREL HERMAN, RONNIE KEHL, RUSS LEWIS, TIM SCHELL and BEVERLY STRUNK who once turned laps around the historical 1/2 mile dirt speedway.
4:00 – 6:00 PM: AUTOGRAPHS: DALE JARRETT (E Hall Stage) – Three-time NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 winner Dale Jarrett, now an NBC Sports broadcast team member, will be talking to fans and then signing autographs. Jarrett, the 1999 NASCAR Cup Series champion, was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2014. He will do an interview and answer questions from show attendees before signing free autographs. The 63 year old son of NASCAR legend Ned Jarrett, Dale won the Daytona 500 in 1993, 1996 and 2000. He tallied 32 Cup wins during his 24 years on the Cup circuit including two wins in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis, in 1996 and 1999.
3:00 – 4:00 PM: ORANGE SPEEDWAY REUNION (C-Hall Reunion Area) – Special Autographs of top drivers who competed over the years at the Middletown, N.Y. speedway which celebrated it’s 100th anniversary this year. This group which will include BRETT HEARN, MAT WILLIAMSON, ANTHONY PERREGO, JIMMY HORTON, MIKE GULAR, GARY BALOUGH, JERRY HIGBIE, CODY HIGBIE, TIGHE SCOTT, TOMMY MEIER, RYAN KRACHUN, TYLER DIPPEL, GRANT HILFIGER, TYLER BONIFACE, CRAIG MITCHELL, RICHARD SMITH, SAM MARTZ, SR. and SAM MARTZ, JR., LEROY AMY and ANTHONY FERRAIUOLO, IV.
3:00 – 4:00 PM: AUTOGRAPHS (Pioneer Pole Buildings Display – 104) – Billy Pauch, Billy Pauch Jr., Craig Von Dohren, Davey Sammons, Jonathan and David Swanson, Trevo Kobylarz, Matt and Trent Warner, Brandon Crockford, Christin Bruno, Brian and Kevin Hirthler, Brett Bieber.
6:00 – 7:00 PM: AUTOGRAPH SESSION (Area Auto Racing News booth No. 224) – Top 2018 northeast divisional winners DANNY DIETRICH (Open Cockpit), MATT HIRSCHMAN (Asphalt Modified) and TOM FEARN (Asphalt Late Model) will be signing a special color poster given away free. Those who arrive early can get top northeast winner Matt Sheppard’s autograph on the same poster (Sheppard has to leave early to attend the Land of Legends Speedway banquet to receive his Modified track championship award).
7:00 PM: SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (E Hall Stage) – Several important announcements will be made and awards presented.
7:30 PM: MS. MOTORSPORTS COMPETITION sponsored by Aqua-Duck Water Transport (E Hall Stage)
OAKS, PA January 17, 2020 . . . Matt Sheppard and Mike Mahaney made headlines in different ways on Friday, Day One, of the PPB 2020 Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show in the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.
Sheppard, winner of 35 Dirt Modified features in 2019, shared trade secrets and offered advice on buying used race cars for the more than 80 racers who attended his Q&A seminar.
“I learn more about setups when things go wrong than when things go right,” Sheppard shared. “You remember what not to do.”
Mahaney was the winner of a Celebrity Go Kart race run Friday night. To win, he executed a last turn, last lap pass against Ryan Watt to register the top prize. Eric Kormann was third.
“It was a lot of fun,” Mahaney shared. “The track was pretty slippery and it made for some good racing.”
Day Two of the Motorsports Show will feature guest appearances by NASCAR fan favorites Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett.
Petty, a third generation NASCAR Cup driver prior to retirement, is now one of the top NASCAR TV commentators. He will sign autographs and meet and greet Motorsports attendees from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.
Second generation Cup driver Jarrett is a three-time Daytona 500 winner and one time NASCAR Cup season champion plus being a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame and a TV personality. Jarrett will sign autographs from 4:00 to 6:00 PM Saturday afternoon.
Following the autograph signing sessions by Petty and Jarrett, the stage will be set for the 35th annual Ms. Motorsports Competition, sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport. Fifteen contestants have entered the competition in advance with more expected. At stake is a $1,500 top prize, a poster deal and the opportunity to travel the nation’s speedways as the official representative of the Motorsports Show.
On Sunday, the closing day of the show, three competitions, each centered on the sport’s youth, will be held. The Little Ms. Motorsports pageant and Tiny Ms. Motorsports competition transpire followed by Kids Big Wheel Races, featuring youngsters racing in various age groups with trophies presented to all winners.
The Best In Show awards will be presented to deserving exhibitors on Sunday afternoon as well.
Dates on or about the second weekend in January, 2021 are anticipated to be released in the near future.