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