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.