Drag Racing Legends Bruce Larson, USA 1 Funny Car, To Be At Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2023 Show
Oaks, PA – Central Pennsylvania Drag Racing legend Bruce Larson and his famous vintage USA 1 Camaro Funny Car will be part of the 37th annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center on Friday and Saturday, January 21st and 22nd in Oaks, PA.
Larson, who was born in Camp Hill, PA and made Dauphin, PA his racing base, is widely regarded as one of the founding fathers of Drag Racing’s most popular class, Funny Cars, back in the 1960s.
He is enshrined in Garlits’ International Drag Racing Hall of Fame, the Eastern Motorsport Press Association (which also presented him with its Al Holbert Memorial Driver of the Year award) Hall of Fame, the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, and the Super Stock magazine Hall of Fame.
Exhibitor space is filling up quickly for the 37th annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports show.
The hard-core racer section of the show continues to expand. This year the show will find the return of several exhibitors from Canada that could not attend last year including the return of Bicknell Racing Products, Kirkey Seats and Trick Race Products with a larger space than in the past.
Pocono Raceway, an exhibitor since the first ever show, is returning with another big exhibit at the show. They’ll be joined local PA short tracks that include the Kutztown Action Track, Lincoln, BAPS and Mahoning Valley.
Bloomsburg Fair Speedway will be back for a second year with a much larger exhibit. New management at Selinsgrove Speedway has also reserved space in the show.
New Jersey’s Bridgeport Motorspors Park will once again have an expanded display. Expected new management at New Egypt has already expressed interested to be on hand as well. Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway, currently being remodeled, will have updated information at their spot in the show.
This year’s show will feature a special tribute to Billy Pauch Sr. who retired from active competition this year. Billy “The Kid” Pauch will be on hand both days of the show. The tribute will include a stage show will Pauch both days, a special photo wall celebrating his Hall of Fame career and a display of former cars he raced.
For the second year the show will be held over two days, not three, with hours 2-9 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Seminars will again be featured at the show on Friday and Saturday.
The show will again include the Aqua-Duck Water Transport sponsored Ms. Motorsports pageant on Friday night just prior to the show closing at 8 PM. Thanks to Aqua-Duck, this year’s winner will receive $2,500, the swim suit winner will receive $500.
Ms. Motorsports contestants for the show are urged to enter in advance to be involved in pre-show publicity.
Hotel rooms and other show information is available at motorsportstradeshow.com or by calling the show office at 609-888-3618.
Billy Pauch, Sr. Tribute At Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2023
Two-Day Show To Feature All Time Driving Great At The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center January 21st And 22nd.
Oaks, PA – Billy Pauch, Sr., whose time behind the wheel of race cars has spanned six decades with nearly 750 career feature victories, will be in the spotlight at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2023 Show.
A celebration of the career of “Billy The Kid” will be among the featured attractions and displays at the 37th annual Race Car & Trade Show which takes place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA., on Friday and Saturday, January 21-22, 2023.
The Hall of Fame driver was most noted for his accomplishments in dirt Modified and Sprint Car competition. He did, however, shine on pavement as well. His upset victory in the Race of Champions at the then paved Flemington Fairgrounds were among his many achievements and he also made several starts on the NASCAR Truck series.
Pauch will be available during the show for autographs, pose for photos and sign copies of the recently released book, “THE LAST COWBOY: The Life and Times of Billy Pauch” which will be available for sale. Fans will also have the opportunity to reminisce with Pauch during the Show as well as join him and several of his competitors on a Stage Show where questions will be taken from the audience.
The many car owners that Pauch drove for during his 47 years are invited to be included in the celebration. Several of the cars Pauch drove to victory during his career are expected to be the backbone of a lavish exhibit that will also include a 40 foot picture wall of photos from his career.
Exhibit space is selling quickly and an early sell-out is expected. Those interested should contact show manager Dan Sammons at 609-888-3618 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The show layout will return to the same design used since the show moved to the Oaks, PA expo center.
Show hours will run 2-9 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. The show will again include the Aqua-Duck Water Transport sponsored Ms. Motorsports pageant on Friday night just prior to the show closing at 8 PM with this year’s winner receiving $2,500! Applications are available on the show web-site.
The annual RAACE Foundation sponsored Big-Wheel races, not held last year because of Covid, will return to the schedule on Saturday afternoon. Big Wheels are supplied, no pre-registration is needed, and top three in each age group will receive trophies.
The announcement of other special exhibits, autograph guests and seminars will be announcement in the coming weeks. Hotel rooms and other show information is available at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or by calling the show office at 609-888-3618
LESLIE DONEGAN IS CROWNED MS. MOTORSPORTS 2018; TONY STEWART, STEVE KINSER AND LARRY MCREYNOLDS GREET THRONGS OF FANS; TOP AARN 2018 NORTHEASTERN DRIVERS HONORED; ROGER GROVER NAMED JOE PRATT MEMORIAL AWARD WINNER
OAKS, PA Saturday, January 20, 2018 . . . Leslie Donegan was named Ms. Motorsports 2018 Saturday at the PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show. The 23-year old beauty from Macungie, Pa., won the competition over 19 others in the event sponsored by Oliver Construction. The new Ms. Motorsports was crowned by Taylor Albert, the 2017 Ms. Motorsports.
Taylor Fullin, 20, of Danielsville, Pa., was the first runner-up. Amanda Nance, 26, of Ronda, N.C., and Andrea Cap, 27, of York, Pa., were co-second runners-up.
Roger Grover, 57 of Bordentown, N.J., was presented the Joe Pratt Memorial Dedication Award by Show Organizer Len Sammons prior to the beginning of the pageant. Grover has been a Show staff member for the last 33 consecutive Motorsports Show.
“I learned a lot from Joe, who was a friend,” Grover said. “His people skills were amazing and his friendship meant a lot to me.”
Matt Sheppard, David Gravel, Matt Hirschman and Mike Sweeney were presented plaques and cash awards by Area Auto Racing News as the 2018 season’s biggest winners in Dirt Modifieds, Open Cockpit, Asphalt Modified and Asphalt Late Model. Sheppard, additionally, was acknowledged as the biggest winner of 2018 overall among all classes.
“It’s going to be difficult to have the same kind of year this year and I did last,” Sheppard admitted. “But that’s what I am going to try my best to achieve.”
Three-time NASCAR Monster Cup driving champion Tony Stewart, 20-time World Of Outlaws Sprint Car champion Steve Kinser and past NASCAR Crew Chief and current on-air personality Larry McReynolds were kept busy for hours signing autographs and posing for pictures with adoring fans.
Exhibitors were conducting a steady stream of business throughout the day and into the evening of the Show.
“We always do well at this show. This year is one of the best since we have been coming here,” Keith Hoffman, owner of Hoffman Speed Supplies in New Tripoli, Pa. “Friday was good, today was really good.”
ERK Wheel Repair, owned by Eric Kormann, was similarly impressed by the spending habits of the traffic flow.
“I’ve been doing this show for five years as an exhibitor, Kormann offered. “Today has been non-stop people. Some are my customers, but a lot of them just learned about ERK today.”
The third and final day of the PPB Motorsports 2018 Show will be given over to the younger race fans with Kids Big Wheel Racing and the Little Ms. Motorsports pageant. Ms. Motorsports 2018 will crown the Little Ms. winner.
Tickets for Sunday, the final day of the Show, are $15.00 daily with children under 12 admitted free.
Dates for the 2019 Motorsports Show will be announced shortly.
OAKS, PA – At 2:00 PM on Friday, January 19, the 34th PPL Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show officially opened its doors to scores of race fans, who promptly sprinted into the building to take in the sights.
Those sights include over 150 exhibitors and over 250 race cars, ranging from Tony Stewart’s last NASCAR Monster Cup Series car to young Logan Watt’s Quarter Midget. Massive booth exhibits, each with several race cars featured, include Pioneer Pole Buildings, VP Race Fuels and Sunoco Race Fuels along with manufacturers Troyer Race Cars, TEO Pro Race Cars and Bicknell Racing Products.
Guest appearances scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 20 are planned for Tony Stewart, Steve Kinser and Larry McReynolds, along with dozens of regional race drivers and car owners.
The big event of Saturday is the 34th Ms. Motorsports Pageant. Taylor Albert, reigning Ms. Motorsports, will crown her successor. The pageant begins at 7:00 PM.
Motorsports Sunday, Jan. 21, is going to be given over to racing’s youth with Big Wheel Racing and the Little Ms. Motorsports Pageant.
The 34th PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show officially opens Friday, January 19 at 2:00 PM. Featured Friday, beginning at 7:00 PM, is a racing themed reprise of television’s The Tonight Show, starring Dino Oberto, and featuring reflections of the Pine Brook Speedway, which raced from 1962 through the late eighties before it closed.
PPB Motorsports runs from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM Saturday, January 20. The full day will be highlighted by the personal appearances of three time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart, who will sign autographs from 12:00 Noon through 2:00 PM. Also making an appearance will be former NASCAR Crew Chief and current on air personality Larry McReyolds, and The King, Steve Kinser, the all time World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion.
Top northeastern race winners will appear throughout the day to sign autographs. And a gallery of former stars from Pine Brook Speedway will be on hand to swap stories with one another and with fans.
The festivities heat up beginning at 7:30 PM with the staging of the annual Ms. Motorsports Pageant, sponsored by Oliver Construction. Ms. Motorsports 2017, Taylor Albert will crown her successor at the end of the always well-attended event.
The Show’s third and final day, Sunday, January 21, is dedicated to the younger race fans, featuring the Little Ms. Motorsports pageant and Kids Big Wheel Races. Doors on Sunday swing open at 11:00 AM.
Single-day tickets for PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show are $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and under 6 are Free!
For more information about the 2018 PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show, visit www.MOTORSPORTSTRADESHOW.com