Oaks, PA — Pine Brook Speedway, the purpose-built race track in northern New Jersey where drivers ranging from World Champion Mario Andretti and NASCAR Hall of Fame member Ray Evernham to current stars “Liquid Lou” Cicconi and “Jersey Jet” Joey Payne cut their racing teeth, will be the focus of this year’s speedway reunion during the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 race car and trade show, presented by Sunoco and fueled by Insinger Performance at the Greater Philadephia Expo Center January 19-20-21.
Each year a different regional track from racing’s past is highlighted at the show, and this year a special display dedicated to Pine Brook will be erected in Hall D of the spacious Expo Center, which will offer more than a quarter million square feet – some six acres – of racing related exhibits over the three day period.
Activities at the Pine Brook display will include interviews and autograph sessions with drivers who raced at the tight and highly-competitive speedway, and attractions will include a lineup of race cars representing the evolution of the machinery through the three decades that the track was in operation.
A special added attraction will be a live television production on Friday evening, January 19, where in a one-hour late-night talk-show format personalities from the track’s history will tell their stories. Among those scheduled to appear on the stage in Hall E are Bob Dini, winner of the very first race at Pine Brook in 1962, brothers Drew and Noki Fornoro, prolific winners at the track through the years, Jack Duffy, who raced at Pine Brook in each of the track’s 28 seasons, Lenny Boyd, a championship driver in TQs, Midgets, and Modifieds, and Johnny Coy, Jr., who raced at Pine Brook against both his father and his brothers.
Music and additional entertainment will be part of the show.
Pine Brook Speedway, originally named Pine Brook Stadium, opened in Montville Township, New Jersey, in 1962, having been built specifically for the open-cockpit TQ Midgets of the American TQ Midget Racing Association. The TQs raced weekly at Pine Brook through the track’s closure at the end of the 1989 racing season, and Micro-Stocks were added to the weekly program in the early 80s.
Pine Brook Speedway, which sat on leased land, closed when the property was earmarked for retail development. A Home Depot occupies the site today.
In addition to the drivers already mentioned, a virtual Who’s Who of racing in the northeast raced at Pine Brook, including early Modified stars Jim Hendrickson and Al DeAngelo, “The Old Master” Frankie Schneider, and Syracuse winner Gary Balough. Pine Brook racers who made it to Indianapolis include Andretti of course, but also Wally Dallenbach, Al Loquasto, Jerry Karl, and others.
But Pine Brook grew its own stars, too. Drivers such as TQ champions Doug Craig, Tony Romit, Larry Michaels, and Jack Bertling became household names in racing on the strength of their Pine Brook successes. Still others, including the innovative Jerry Wall and the outgoing Bob Cicconi, made their mark at Pine Brook before gaining the attention of race fans nationally.
Additional information concerning The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 race car and trade show, presented by Sunoco and fueled by Insinger Performance at the Greater Philadephia Expo Center, can be found at http://www.motorsportstradeshow.com.
OUTLAW SPRINT STANDOUT DAVID GRAVEL AT PPB MOTORSPORTS SHOW, CJB MOTORSPORTS SPRINT CAR AND HAULER READY FOR FAN INSPECTION
OAKS, PA December 28, 2017 . . . David Gravel’s Sprint car racing season went from very good to outstanding in 2017. The rising star of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series kicked off his season with a win in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint car race at Volusia Speedway Park in Barbourville, Florida and then closed it out with a huge win in the in the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at the Dirt Track in Charlotte.
Gravel and his CJB Motorsports team, owned by Chad and Jenn Clemens, will part of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Racecar and Trade Show Presented by Sunoco and Fueled by Insinger Performance at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA January 19-21.
The win at Charlotte put Gravel third in the final World of Outlaw standings. Overall during the season he won 18 WoO features and a total of 20 features. The Connecticut racer, a fast rising star in Sprint car racing, earned 72 top-10 finishes out of 86 races entered. He led a total of 421 laps.
One of the team’s rare disappointments came on Sprint Car racing’s biggest stage. While leading this year’s $150,000 to win Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals the motor blew. The team rebounded quickly by winning the Williams Grove (PA) Speedway National Open to pocket $50,000.
“We obviously still have the goals of winning an Outlaws championship, a Knoxville Nationals title and a Kings Royal. We have identified areas where we can do better,” said Gravel recently
Unique will be the opportunity for show attendees to meet Gravel on Saturday afternoon and collect an autograph while hearing him talk about his great season and plans for 2018 in a casual setting near the team display. CJB Motorsports will have one of their new GoMuddy.com. Big Game Treestands sponsored No. 5 410 Sprint Cars and their hauler on display and will be open for tours. The team will be debuting a new sponsor, Wiekert’s Livestock, who will join C&S Lawn & Landscape, Nyce Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, Bair’s Tree Service, J.R.C. Transportation and Ecynbro Trucking on his year’s race cars.
Gravel will be honored by the Area Auto Racing News on Saturday along with other top Northeast winners. The group will include top Northeast dirt Modified and overall biggest winner Matt Sheppard at the stage prior to the evening’s Oliver Construction sponsored Ms. Motorsports competition at 6:30 p.m. along with overall top winner and top Modified winner Matt Sheppard at the stage prior to the Saturday evening Mr. Motorsports competition.
Gravel, the top 2017 Northeast driver in open cockpit racing, will also be part of a group autograph session at 5 p.m. at the Area Auto Racing News display. Drivers will be signing a special full-color poster depicting all the top divisional winners during the season that will be given away only at the show.
Top winners that are scheduled to be part of the signing include Sheppard who won 41 events, Matt Hirschman (tops in Asphalt Modified wins with 17), Mike Sweeney (winner of 10 Asphalt Late Model victories) and Tyler Warren (top winner in 600 Micro Sprints with 16).
Also headlining the show on Saturday will be three time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart who is now turning his racing efforts to the Sprint cars. Former NASCAR Cup Series crew chief and FOX TV personality Larry MacReynolds will also be part of the Saturday activities.
More than 250 racing vehicles and booth displays will make up the three day show that fills 250,000 square feet of show space.
The show opens on Friday, January 19th at 2 p.m. and closes at 9. Doors open on Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. The box office and D-Hall exhibit area opens one hour earlier each day.
Check out www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618 for further information.
MS MOTORSPORTS PAGEANT IS PPB MOTORSPORTS SHOW HIGHLIGHT; TAYLOR ALBERT REFLECTS ON HER MS MOTORSPORTS REIGN
OAKS, PA October 23, 2017 . . . For the 33rd time, the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Racecar and Trade Show Fueled by Sunoco and Distributed by Insinger Performance will host the Oliver Construction Enterprises Ms. Motorsports Pageant — one of the most anticipated parts of the three-day event that runs from January 19-21, 2018.
On Saturday, January 20 — the second-day of the Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show — Ms. Motorsports 2017, Taylor Albert, will stand on stage before a crowded room at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center and relinquish her crown to one of the many hopefuls competing to be Ms. Motorsports 2018.
“Winning the title and my journey as Ms. Motorsports 2017 has made me love the sport and everything that comes along with it even more,” Albert said.
Entries for the Ms. Motorsports 2018 Pageant are currently being accepted. Ladies between the ages of 18-35 who are outgoing, with a high-level of energy and some knowledge of motorsports are encouraged to enter the competition. No talent or pageant experience is not necessary to compete in the Ms. Motorsports pageant.
Competition segments include interview, sportswear, swimwear, and photo. A panel of judges from the Motorsports industry will score the contestants on personality, poise, appearance, choice of swimwear, choice of sportswear and their swimsuit photo pose with a race car.
In addition to the crown and coveted title of Ms. Motorsports 2018, the winner will receive a cash prize of $1,500 courtesy of Oliver Construction. The winner is also entitled to a poster deal valued at $1,000 in exchange for five mandatory appearances. Judges will determine the winner and award a 1st runner-up ($500 prize) and a 2nd runner-up ($250 prize).
When talking about last year’s competition, Ms. Motorsports 2017 explained that one of the best parts of competing is the relationships developed backstage.
“It’s nice going into that nerve-racking situation and knowing that the other contestants have your back,” said Albert. “It’s a huge confidence booster, and I hope that anyone who may be on the fence about entering the pageant keeps that in mind and enters the competition.”
Entry forms are available at the show’s new website, motorsportstradeshow.com. Contestants are encouraged to enter early so that a photo may be included in the show program used by judges for reference.
“I hope the pageant continues to spark the interest of women in the motorsports industry,” said Albert.
For the fourth year, Oliver Construction Enterprises of Bordentown, New Jersey returns as the title sponsor of the Ms. Motorsports Pageant. Oliver Construction Enterprises is owned by dirt Modified competitor, PJ Oliver.
The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show Fueled by Sunoco and Distributed by Insinger Performance takes place on January 19-21, 2018.
The Oliver Construction Enterprises Ms. Motorsports 2018 pageant takes place on Saturday, January 20 at 8 PM and is free to attend with tickets to the Motorsports Trade Show.
Information about the Ms. Motorsports Pageant and the Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show are available by emailing email@example.com. “Like” Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MotorsportsTradeShow.
OAKS, PA OCTOBER 18, 2017 . . . Continuing with their efforts to keep everyone informed as to the latest news pertaining to the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 presented by Sunoco and fueled by Insinger Performance show a new website, www.motorsportstradeshow.com, is now up and operating.
With the 33rd edition of the popular race car and trade show set to take place January 19-21, 2018, just three months away, there will be much happening in regards to show activities and the new website, designed for easy use will be jam-packed with the latest information as the show dates come closer.
“Those interested in having the latest show information, show hours, ticket info, announcements of added personalities will only have to go to www.motorsportstradeshow.com for updates,” said show promoter Len Sammons. “We are always looking to make it easier for people to stay up-to-date and informed on the show. You’ll also find everything you need to know to exhibit at the event.”
The show is presented at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA and all 250,000 square feet show display space will be filled with just about everything imaginable in motorsports including over 200 race cars of all kinds.
“Exhibitors are encouraged to share their show plans, specials, and announcements with us beforehand so we can build some buzz leading into the event,” said Sammons.
With the Tony Stewart announcement that the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion will be meeting with fans and signing autographs on January 20th (12 noon to 2 p.m.) interest is running high and will continue to grow during the weeks leading up to the show.
“The new website is the first step in introducing a more interactive show where fans and exhibitors have the opportunity to engage outside of the aisle ways,” said website creator Jay Dugan of the Radical Design Group.
Exhibitors and those planning to be exhibitors have all the information they need on the new website to plan their participation.
“The show floor is nearly 75% full,” said Sammons. “Companies looking to exhibit are encouraged to contact show manager Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 for available show space before it’s too late.”
Exhibitors can register for space here
Information is also available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. “Like” Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MotorsportsTradeShow.
Oaks, PA — Tony Stewart, one of the most popular names in auto racing, is set to be part of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Race Car and Trade Show presented by Sunoco and fueled by Insinger Performance come January 2018.
A winner in just about every form of auto racing that he took part in, including NASCAR Cup and IndyCar, during his career Stewart will appear at the popular show on Saturday, January 20, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. The 33rd edition of the show, featuring just about everything imaginable in motorsports, takes place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. on Friday through Sunday, January 19-21, 2018.
Stewart, a three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, retired from NASCAR race driving at the end of the 2016 season. He remains a major part of NASCAR as he and Gene Haas own the four car Stewart-Haas Cup Series team. The Ford entries are currently driven by Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Clint Bowyer and Danica Patrick.
Considered one of the busiest people in the motorsports business Tony now races in Sprint Car events across the nation, operates the hugely popular Eldora, Ohio Speedway and is the owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car organization not to mention a number of other business ventures.
The former NASCAR, Indy Racing League, USAC Triple Crown and IROC champion is always a great interview. He will first speak to show attendees before signing autographs.
Many other well-known local, regional and national motorsports personalities are also expected to appear.
Filling 250,000 square feet of space, the show features hundreds of race cars, speedway exhibits, parts and product displays and more. Many speedways use the three day show to announce their plans for the new season. In addition, there are a number of free seminars offered that cover a variety of subjects relating to the business of motorsports.
The show has also become known for its outstanding show special cash and carry prices on many items especially a long range of safety equipment from seats, to helmets and uniforms.
“The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks is a great location in the center of the northeast racing world,” said Sammons. “It’s easy in and easy out with plenty of free parking surrounding the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. It has become a very popular location with show attendees and exhibitors. We welcome the opportunity to return the show to the Expo Center which continues to improve annually. The new HD Lights were a great addition last year.”
Exhibit space continues to fill quickly indicating the show will be a huge success.
A newly designed website with up to date information on the show was recently launched, motorsportstradeshow.com. The site is dedicated solely to the event and will be a must visit for potential exhibitors and attendees.
Information is also available by calling 609.888.3618 or emailing a request to email@example.com.
2018 PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW BROCHURES ARE AVAILABLE NOW FOR THOSE PLANNING TO BE PART OF THE JAN. 19-21, 2018 SHOW
MAY 6, 2017 . . . Pioneer Pole Buildings and Sunoco Distributed by Insinger Performance will be back as sponsors of the Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show which is set to take place January 19-21, 2018 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. This will be the 33rd year for the northeast’s most popular show.
Exhibitors from the 2017 show are invited to renew, enlarge or move their space to a new location by June 1st. After that date all remaining 250,000 square feet of exhibit space becomes available on a first come, first serve basis. Those who were part of the last show were sent a new colorful 20018 show brochure this past week.
PPB Motorsports 2018 presented by Sunoco will again offer attendees the opportunity to see up close just about everything imaginable in auto racing. And many will be anxious to learn who the headliners will be. That information will be released as the show dates move closer.
Richard Petty, considered the King when it comes to NASCAR, attracted long lines of fans to hear his interview and collect his artistic autograph in January. Another huge attraction was the only American owned Formula One entry owned by Haas Automation.
“With all the attractions we offered, the free autograph opportunities, the appearance of Richard Petty and so much the 2017 show was a big success,” said show promoter Len Sammons. “We are expecting this edition to be even a bigger success. You can bet our staff will be working hard to make it happen. The three day show will again fill all space available in the hall. We are suggesting that those planning to exhibit reserve their space as soon as possible.”
Racers from all over the Northeast pencil in the Motorsports show date so they can talk first hand with manufactures and distributors of products they use. In 2017 all major builders of dirt Modifieds were on hand to exhibit and meet with customers. The show has also become known for its outstanding show special cash and carry prices on many ideas especially a long range of safety equipment from seats, to helmets and uniforms.
“The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks is a great location in the center of the northeast racing world,” said Sammons. “It’s easy in and easy out with plenty of Free parking surrounding the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. It has become a very popular location with show attendees and exhibitors. We welcome the opportunity to return the show to the Expo Center which continues to improve annually. The new HD Lights were a great addition last year.”
Additional details on show plans will be released in the near future.
Again the popular Crowne Plaza will remain as the host hotel. Room reservations can be made at www.aarn.com or telephone 610.265.7500 and mention the special Motorsports 2018 deal of $94 per night. The hugely popular Saturday post-event party, a show tradition, will continue at the Crowne Plaza.
Information on being a part of the 2018 show can be had by visiting the show link at www.aarn.com, dropping an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephoning 609.888.3618. A colorful show brochure giving all exhibitor information is available upon request.
PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS RACE CAR & TRADE SHOW OPENED FRIDAY TO A VERY GOOD CROWD; EXHIBITORS SWELL GREATER PHILA. EXPO CENTER; MAX MCLAUGHLIN WINS CELEB INDOOR KART RACE; RICHARD PETTY AND JEFFREY EARNHARDT SET FOR SATURDAY SHOW APPEARANCES
OAKS, PA January 20, 2017 . . . With a large and enthusiastic crowd in attendance, the 2017 Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show opened at 2:00 p.m., for the first day of a three-day run in the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.
“Our Short Track Super Series and Georgetown Speedway booths were very busy all day,” said Heather Deyo, wife of STSS and Georgetown promoter Brett Deyo. “They were still three deep at our booths when the announcement was made that the show was closing for the day.”
Elsewhere, Hoffman Speed & Performance owner Keith Hoffman, who also is involved in the operation of Bridgeport Speedway, was extremely pleased with the turnout at the show and the business Hoffman Speed did.
“This was one of the best Fridays we have had since we started coming to show many years ago,” Hoffman said. Hoffman further noted that Bridgeport Speedway’s staff was doing a brisk trade in pit licenses, pit parking space sales and even 2016 souvenir merchandise liquidation.
Kevin Olson’s two hour autograph signing of his new book, ‘Cages Are For Monkeys’ kept the USAC star busy signing copies of books being purchased.
“The book is doing well, in its second printing, and I’m happy with the sales at the show so far,” Olson said.
Max McLaughlin was the winner of the Celebrity Go Kart Challenge, conducted at the Motorsports Show Indoor Electric Kart Oval Track. McLaughlin outran Anthony Perrego, Eric Kormann, Ryan Grim, Ryan Godown and DJ Hunt. The six were the qualifiers from a twelve driver celebrity field that ran two heat races.
A rear engine Midget that was designed, built and driven by Jerry Wall, now 82 years of age, was unveiled by Gary Mondschein, the architect of the restoration project while George VanVarick, owner of the car, looked on with pride. The car was campaigned by Wall in the early seventies, won eight times, then was effectively banned by rule changes that specified the route through the chassis the driveshaft was required to take.
“I thought about building the car after driving several Midgets including a mid-engine one,” Wall said. “I spent a year building it and wasn’t sure it would work. But did, too well,” Wall laughed.
The festivities of Day One served as a prelude to Day Two which will feature guest appearances by NASCAR Superstar Richard Petty and second generation NASCAR racer Jeffrey Earnhardt and the day will conclude Saturday night with the annual Ms. Motorsports Pageant.
Ms. Motorsports 2016, Arynne Moody will crown her successor.
The PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show and Len Sammons Motorsports Productions advises those planning on traveling to the Show from New Jersey that the Pennsylvania Turnpike Delaware River Bridge has been closed indefinitely. Attendees should seek alternate Delaware River crossings north or south of the PA Turnpike Bridge.
The vast majority of the hundreds of race cars and exhibitors are in place on the floor of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center as of Thursday night at 8:00 p.m., seventeen hours before tickets go on sale for Day One of the PPB Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show in Oaks, Pa.
The Show runs from Friday, January 20 through Sunday, January 23.
Kevin Olson, noted for his USAC Sprint and Midget race car driver prowess and his outspoken nature, arrived at Philadelphia International Airport at 2:54 p.m., where he was met by Motorsports staffers Phil and Mary Good, who transported Olson back to his hotel room in King Of Prussia, Pa.
Olson will sign copies of his new tell-all book beginning Friday afternoon at the Coastal 181 Publishing Booth.
Second year exhibitor Jerry Higbie, Jr., owner of Hig Fab Chassis in Goshen, N.Y., shared the enthusiasm of most every exhibitor on Thursday set-up day, commenting, “No show in the forecast, you gotta love that.”
Higbie was referring to the 2016 Show which was weather affected. Nevertheless, Higbie was among a huge number of returnees for the 2017 Show. Numerous first time exhibitors including Extreme Energy Solutions of Sparta, N.J. are awaiting public scrutiny over the next three days,
Doors to the Show officially open at 2:00 p.m. Friday with pre-show viewing in the C-Hall section of the Expo Center starting at 1:00 p.m. On Saturday, Show hours are 11:00 a.m. through 9:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday will feature guest appearances by NASCAR Stock Car racing legend Richard Petty and aspiring talent Jeffrey Earnhardt. Saturday night will see the staging of the annual Ms. Motorsports
Pageant that will culminate with the crowning of Ms. Motorsports 2017 by her predecessor, Arynne Moody.
Visit www.aarn.com for a comprehensive schedule of events, exhibitors and days and times of guest appearances. Attendees are reminded that many drivers who are not scheduled for specific appearances are annual visitors to the Motorsports Show.