OAKS, PA January 14, 2019 . . . School will be in session come the weekend of January 18-20. Again this year the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2019 Racecar & Trade Show will offer show attendees the opportunity to attend a variety of seminars at no cost other than the price of the show admission ticket.

During the three day show taking place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA a number of seminars covering a variety of subjects of interest to those involved in motorsports will take place with experts providing the instructions.

Of special interest are three very new different seminars being conducted by NASCAR Hall of Fame crew chief Ray Evernham, 2019 NASCAR Cup Series rookie of the year Ryan Preece, Greg Hodnett’s late wife Sherry and noted media relations consultant Rolfe Schnur.

There will be something for just about everyone as the schedule below indicates.

MOTORSPORTS 2019 SEMINARS

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Friday, January 18: (Show Hours 2 to 9 p.m.)

4:30 – 5:30 PM: (Room 1) RACING SHOCKS HELP – Presented by NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham and Jeff Ryan of JRi Shocks.

NASCAR Hall of Famer crew chief Ray Evernham recently announced his acquisition of JRi Shocks. JRi Shocks founder, Jeff Ryan, who will continue to play a leading role in the organization as a Partner and Vice President of Engineering, joins Evernham to talk shocks and answer all questions to help racers using any brand of shock.

6:00 – 7:00 PM: (Room 1) THE BASICS OF RACING – Set-up, tire and general maintenance on Street/Pure/Factory Stock and Front Wheel-Drive (asphalt and dirt) “U-car” divisions. Presented by Roy Anderson of Anderson Race Cars.

6:30 -7:15 PM: (Room 2) LEGAL ISSUES IN RACING, and with the Racing Business – Presented by attorney Meri Van Blarcom-Gupko of Wiley, Malehorn, Sirota and Raynes legal firm. A practicing lawyer with an auto racing background, she will answer racing-related legal questions that you may have, such as sponsor liability, insurance and what responsibilities you need to be aware of as a racer and/or track operator. Open to racers and promoters/track managers. (Note: Legal questions will be answered at no charge during the presentation).

Saturday, January 19: (Show Hours 11 Am To 9 P.M.)

1:00 – 2:00 PM: (Room 1): BEING BETTER PREPARED – Sherry Hodnett, the wife of the late driving great Greg Hodnett who was killed in a September Sprint Car crash is holding a one hour discussion to share what she has gone through in recent months in hopes of helping others be better prepare. Sherry believes her bad experiences can help others in the sport avoid the issues she has struggled with since Greg’s death.

1:15 – 2:15 PM: (Room 2): TEN KEYS TO PROFESSIONALISM IN RACING…Hosted by media relations consultant Rolfe Schnur, who works with Brett Hearn, Max McLaughlin, Jack Lehner, Drake Troutman and others.

2:30 – 3:30 PM: (Room 2): DIRT LATE MODEL SET-UPS AND CHASSIS TUNING – Jim Bernheisel, and sons Brandon and Bryan, of Bernheisel Race Components/ Lazer Chassis are experts in dirt Late Model chassis building and driving. They will be sharing their knowledge and offering help in this informative seminar.

2:30 – 3:30 PM: (Room 1): WINNING DIRT MODIFIED/SPORTSMAN PREP – Randy Williamson, of Bicknell Race Cars will outline how one of their winning racecars can be properly prepared for competition. Williamson, who also fields a car for his son and works closely with many other top drivers, will offer an insight on the work needed on the car to first finish before it can finish first. He’ll also be available for questions and answers on all subjects regarding dirt Modified and Sportsman racing and set-up help.

3:45 – 4:45 PM: (Room 2): THE BASICS OF RACE TEAM SPONSORSHIP – Presented by race team Media Relations consultant and motorsports journalist John Snyder. The basics you need from writing proposals and who to send them to will be covered from an expert who has had winning success with many drivers and teams for decades.

3:45 – 4:45 PM (Room 1) Q & A WITH RYAN PREECE – If you got questions regarding an asphalt Modified, 2013 NASCAR Whelen Tour champion Ryan Preece is willing to help. Bring your questions to the seminar room on preparing or setting up your chassis, brakes, tires, etc. and he’s willing to give you his advice.

5:00- 6:00 PM: (Room 2): TAKING PHOTOS AT THE TRACK – For the “amateur” or the person looking to enter the business, this seminar provides “the basics” of racing photography. One attendee will get a chance to take photos at the Ms. Motorsports competition, with the professionals! Hosted by award winning racing photographer Bob Yurko of Area Auto Racing News

5:00- 6:00 PM: (Room 1) SAFETY AT THE SPEEDWAY – Presented by Warren Alston, a veteran racing flagger and official; and by profession an Emergency Medical Services Chief and Occupational Health Technician. The first part of the seminar will cover what safety measures are, or should be, in place at local racetracks. Topics will include Safety Terms, Kinematics of Trauma, Scene Survey in an accident, Rapid Assessment (RPM) and Treatment Priorities. It will be followed by an actual demonstration, with a race car, of the “team approach” to remove an injured driver. A “must attend” for racetrack first responders, but also open to fans and track management/officials.

Motorsports 2019 opens on Friday, January 18 at 2 p.m., then at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday. On Sunday, all children 12 and under are FREE with a parent.

Tickets are available daily at the door one hour before the show opens. To stay informed on the latest show news check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618.

OAKS, PA January 9, 2019 . . . For the seventh year in a row Sunoco Race Fuels and Insinger Performance, major sponsors of the annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2019 Racecar & Trade Show will be showing off with one of the real attention grabber displays during the three day, January 18-20, show taking place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

Insinger Performance is a master distributor of Sunoco Race Fuels. They offer all products from Sunoco found at www.racegas.com. They also are the number 1 supplier of 99.9% Methanol in the northeast US. They service the Racing Industries as well as the Oil & Gas Industry with the purest methanol available.

Insinger Performance was started in 1987 by Bruce Insinger as the Owner and CEO of the company. Bruce has grown the business by creating a network of dealers that extend from Maryland into Canada. Through hard work and customer satisfaction the business, headquartered in Dushore, PA, has grown steadily every year.

Four of their sponsored racing vehicles will be on display during the show that has more than 200 race vehicles filling the more than 200,000 square feet of show space offering just about everything imaginable in motorsports.

Boyertown, PA’s Mike Gular, the T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified champion at Grandview Speedway will have his race car on display. He also won the prestigious STSS Hard Clay finale. Overall, he finished 4th in the North region Short Track Super Series standings, just 18 points off the lead. Mike took these checkered flags while burning Sunoco Race Fuel supplied by Insinger Performance.

Harry Gerb will have his Bristol, PA based H&J Motorsports 1968 Pontiac Firebird 8.50 Index Drag Racer on display. Harry Gerb and his family have been campaigning this championship winning car for years and over that time have earned top notch honors. This undeniable success can be attributed to the Sunoco Fuel they use and the support received by Insinger Performance to keep the team running consistent. H & J have tallied up 4 track championships, collected 3 NHRA “Wallys”, 16 overall wins and multiple #1 qualifying efforts.

The third race car in the display will be the BBY Racing Ford Mustang Boss 302R Endurance car based in Colts Neck, NJ. BBY Racing is a winning endurance race team that fields cars in American Endurance Racing, NASA, SCCA and Champ Car Endurance events. These events are a test of man and machine as they range from 9 to 24 Hours of competition. The team relies on Sunoco Race fuels because of their consistency, extreme performance and quality in these harsh racing conditions. And they rely on Insinger Performance to supply all the teams’ fuel needs across their entire east coast schedule. Team owners Alex and son Eric Rockwell had a very successful 2018. The Mustang on display at Motorsports this year participated in 10 races. The Boss finished with an astonishing record of 6 Wins, 2 – 2nd places, 1 – 3rd place, 5 track records and 3 pole positions.

And the fourth car in the Sunoco Race Fuels/Insinger Performance display area will be the Flying Lizard Racing Team Porsche 997 GT3 RSR #55693062 Vintage Road Race car out of Sonoma, California. They were selected by Porsche Motorsport North America to be their development partner for the 997 GT3 RSR with which they were victorious several times in the American Le Mans Series. The Porsche 997 on display at Motorsports debuted at Sebring in March 2005 running Sunoco Fuel in the tank. In ALMS competition over the next several years, the car never finishing out of the top ten in class and posted a 4th in class-18th overall performance during the 2006 season in France while at the 24hr Le Mans. The car now participates in vintage races still with Sunoco Race Fuel on board. Most recently in September 2018, it ran at the RennSport Reunion at Mazda Raceway in Laguna Seca, CA.

The three day Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2019 show will have NASCAR Hall of Famers Darrell Waltrip and Ray Evernham appearing along with NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Rookie of the Year contender Ryan Preece.

There will be a large number of displays with speedways offering information on their 2019 seasons. Hardcore racing vendors will be a big part of the show and fans will have the opportunity to gain some bargains from vendors offering collectible items. A number of free industry seminars will be offered.

Also sure to be a crowd pleaser will be the “Reading Speedway Reunion.” That event will be dedicated to the memory of the great racing action THAT took place at Pa.’s Reading Fairgrounds Speedway before it closed 40 years ago. Drivers and team members who competed at that track will attend to meet the fans, and there will be a large display of vintage race cars that ran at Reading.

One of the most popular events during the three day show will be and has been the Ms. Motorsports Pageant sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport that will see one woman walk off with a $1,500 cash prize along with a poster deal.

PPB Motorsports 2019 opens on Friday, January 18 at 2 p.m., then at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday. On Sunday, all children 12 and under are FREE with a parent.

Tickets are available daily at the door one hour before the show opens. To stay informed on the latest show news check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618.

A few display spaces and room for race car display remain as the show is on its way to becoming another sold out success.

OAKS, PA January 12, 2019 . . . Dirt Motorsports Hall of Famers Ken Tremont Sr. and Jr. will be making an appearance on Saturday, January 19th at the 34th annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2019 Show Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger. One of Tremont’s famous No. 115 race cars will be on display during the entire show which runs January 18th – 20th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa.

The Tremont’s will appear from 1 to 3 PM at the Coastal 181 display signing copies of the brand-new book on N.Y.’s Lebanon Valley Speedway, “Modifieds Of the Valley.”

The Tremonts, of Averill Park, NY, have campaigned Modifieds for decades and are unquestionably one of the most successful father/son teams in American racing history. Together they have an astounding 324 victories, and a slew of track and series championships.

And, as described in the book, they have accumulated more wins than anyone else on the steep and fast clay banking at Lebanon Valley.

Late last summer Ken Jr. was inducted into the Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame, while Ken Sr. was inducted into the New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame in early November.

Danny Wood, president of the New York State Stock Car Association, will be coming along with the Tremonts, bringing the beautiful No. 115 Tremont Olsen that he campaigns on the vintage circuit.

Coastal 181 will be presenting its lineup of current and historic racing books and DVDs. Featured will be the Lebanon Valley book, an intensive dig into the rich history of the legendary track that has been so central to dirt tracking up and down the East Coast.

Other available publications will include “Hot Shoe,” the Gary Balough memoir with Bones Bourcier; “TOBY” by Lew Boyd; “Modern Thunder,” Dave Argabright’s fabulous new USAC Sprint history, and titles on everyone from Wally Dallenbach to Kramer Williamson and Rags Carter.

See Coastal 181 at Motorsports booths No. 816/817, and visit them online at www.coastal181.com.

OAKS, PA January 11,2019 . . . A major announcement by Lincoln Speedway that is expected to catapult the historic Central PA Speedway to new heights has been scheduled for Friday at 3:00 PM on the PPB Motorsports Show’s Center Stage.

The press conference, which will take place one hour after the opening of the 2019 show in the Oaks, PA Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, will include announcements, followed by a question and answer session from the racing press on hand for the occasion.

Members of the working press intending to cover the event must file for credentials no later than Wednesday, January 16.

Registration may be completed by accessing the motorsportstradeshow.com website.

Friday afternoon PPB Motorsports attendees are encouraged to attend the Lincoln Speedway Press Conference to be the first to hear the exciting news.

Fans will also be able to observe firsthand the interplay between media and Speedway officials, learn the media protocol for asking questions, evaluating the nature of the dialogue and, subsequently, read how writers interpreted the same commentary seen firsthand.

Lincoln Speedway, located in Abbottstown, PA, opened on July 10, 1953 and has operated continuously on a weekly basis.

Originally featuring Flathead Stock Cars, Lincoln replaced Stock Cars with 30 x 90 ‘Bugs’ which subsequently became Sprint cars that are featured today.

Lincoln has hosted World Of Outlaw Sprint events in past years and has been a staple on the PA Speedweek schedule. Most all of Lincoln’s races have been on Saturday nights.

Major improvements over the years at Lincoln have included moving the pit area out of the infield and onto an area behind the backstretch, expansion of concession stands and creation of auxiliary parking areas.

The 34th edition of the Motorsports show covers more than 200,000 square feet of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa with just about everything imaginable in motorsports. More than 200 motorsports vehicles will be on display.

NASCAR Hall of Famers Darrell Waltrip and Ray Evernham will headline the show along with NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year candidate Ryan Preece. Many well-known regional, local and national sports personalities will be on hand.

There will be a large number of displays with speedways offering information on their 2019 seasons. Hardcore racing vendors will be a big part of the show and fans will have the opportunity to gain some bargains from vendors offering collectible items.

A number of free industry seminars will be offered.

One of the most popular events during the three day show has been, and will again be, the Ms. Motorsports Pageant sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport that will see one woman walk off with a $1,500 cash prize along with a poster deal.

Motorsports 2019 opens on Friday, January 18 at 2 p.m., then at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday. On Sunday, all children 12 and under are FREE with a parent.

Tickets are available daily at the door one hour before the show opens. To stay informed on the latest show news check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18th – SHOW HOURS 2 TO 9 PM

1:00 PM: Box Office Opens at A-Hall Entrance only.

1:00 PM: 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 2 PM. This will allow you easy entrance to the show when it is officially opened.

2:00 PM: Show Opens to the public

2:00 – 3:00 PM: AUTOGRAPHS: RAY AND ERIN EVERNHAM (D Hall Evernham Car Display)  NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham and his wife Erin will be greeting fans and signing autographs. Evernham raced in asphalt Modified competition in the northeast before embarking on a career in NASCAR. His ulimate achievements came as a crew for Jeff Gordon on Rick Hendrick’s No. 24 championship team. Erin Crocker Evernham was a successful female Sprint Car driver in the northeast. Erin is the only female winner of a World of Outlaw 410 Sprint car race and the only lady to ever qualify for the Knoxville Nationals (she did that twice). She currently works as an announcer for MRN’s Winged Nation.

3:00 – 5:00 PM: MUD BOSS RACING OPEN PRACTICE (C-Hall R/C Raceway) – Dirt Modified style radio controlled race cars will be practicing for racing later in the day on a speedway set-up at the show.

4:30 – 5:30 PM: READING HIGHLIGHTS (E-Hall Stage) – Video presentation of past racing action at Pa.’s Reading Fairgrounds Speedway which closed 40 years ago.

5:30 – 6:30 PM: READING MEMORIES (E-Hall Stage) – Meet some of the superstars, hear the stories and watch video of the great days of racing at the former Reading, Pa. Fairgrounds on the 40th anniversary of the closing of the speedway. Special guests will include drivers such as Kenny Brightbill, Jimmy Horton, Garry Gollub and more.

6:00 – 9:00 PM: MUD BOSS RACING (C-Hall R/C Raceway) – Dirt Modified style radio controlled race cars will be in action on a speedway set-up at the show. Stop by and watch qualifying races leading up to feature events. Stop by their pit area and watch them work on their cars and prepare their tires as they search for the winning set-up. The scaled down dirt Modifieds will be competing in a national event at the show in Mudboss Sportsman, Mudboss 13.5, Open Modified and 17.5 Sprints. The event is being presented by Rushland R/C Speedway by Torodyne.

7:15 – 8:15 PM: ONE-ON-ONE WITH RAY AND ERIN EVERNHAM  (E Hall Stage) – NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham and his wife Erin will come to the stage to share great moments from their racing career. Evernham raced in asphalt Modified competition in the northeast before embarking on a career in NASCAR. His ulimate achievements came as a crew for Jeff Gordon on Rick Hendrick’s No. 24 championship team. Evernham then brought Dodge back to NASCAR racing after forming his own team with drivers Bill Elliott and Kasey Kahne. Before marrying Ray, Erin Crocker was a successful female Sprint Car driver in the northeast. Erin went full-time with the World of Outlaws where she remains today the only female winner in WoO 410 Sprint car competition and the only lady to ever qualify for the Knoxville Nationals (she did that twice). She currently works as an announcer for MRN’s Winged Nation.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19th – 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.

11:00 AM: Show opens to the public.

11:00 – 1:00 PM: AUTOGRAPHS: RAY AND ERIN EVERNHAM (E Hall Stage) – NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham and his wife Erin  will be greeting fans and signging autographs. Evernham raced in asphalt Modified competition in the northeast before embarking on a career in NASCAR. His ulimate achievements came as a crew for Jeff Gordon on Rick Hendrick’s No. 24 championship team. Erin Crocker Evernham was a successful female Sprint Car driver in the northeast. Erin is the only female winner of a World of Outlaw 410 Sprint car race and the only lady to ever qualify for the Knoxville Nationals (she did that twice). She currently works as an announcer for MRN’s Winged Nation.

11:30 – 12:30 PM: MUD BOSS RACING OPEN PRACTICE (C-Hall R/C Raceway) – Dirt Modified styled radio controlled race cars will be practicing for racing later in the day on a speedway set-up at the show. Racing to begin at 1 PM.

12:30 – 2:30 PM:  MAGIC ACT (Pioneer Pole Buildings Display – 104) – Magician Kevin Shelly will entertain and amaze.

1:00 – 3:00 PM:  AUTOGRAPHS:  RYAN PREECE (TBA) – NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Rooke of the Year candidate Ryan Preece of Berlin, Conn. will be signing autographs. Preece, the 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, tested the waters in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series two years ago and took impressive victories in Iowa and Kentucky. His financial gamble paid off when Joe Gibbs offered him to drive his Toyota’s more often. This past year he added a third victory on the high banks of Bristol, Tenn. Properly showcasing his talents, Preece has signed to drive the No. 47 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for JTG Daugherty Racing in 2019 full-time on the Cup series.

1:00 – 4:00 PM: MUD BOSS RACING (C-Hall R/C Raceway) – Dirt Modified styled radio controlled race cars will be in action on a speedway set-up at the show. Stop by and watch qualifying races leading up to feature events. Stop by their pit area and watch them work on their cars and prepare their tires as they search for the winning set-up.  The scaled down dirt Modifieds will be competing in a national event at the show in Mudboss Sportsman, Mudboss 13.5, Open Modified and 17.5 Sprints. The event is being presented by Rushland R/C Speedway by Torodyne.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – AUTOGRAPHS  (Coastal 181 Booth No. 816): KEN TREMONT SR. & JR. will be signing copies of the  brand-new book “Modifieds Of the Valley” on racing over the years at N.Y.’s Lebanon Valley Speedway. The Tremonts, of Averill Park, NY, have campaigned Modifieds for decades and are unquestionably one of the most successful father/son teams in American racing history. Together they have an astounding 324 victories, and a slew of track and series championships. The  Tremonts will be bringing the beautiful No. 115 Tremont driven Olsen built Modified that will be on display during the entire show.

2:30 – 4:30 PM: AUTOGRAPHS: DARRELL WALTRIP (E Hall Stage) –  Darrell Waltrip is a three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and a three-time NASCAR Cup Series runner-up. Waltrip won 84 NASCAR Cup Series races, including the 1989 Daytona 500, a record five in the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, N.C. and a track and Series record for any driver at Bristol Motor Speedway with 12 (seven consecutive from 1981 to 1984).The man known as “Jaws” took his talents to television broadcasting when he retired and he’s become a favorite on the Fox broadcasts of NASCAR events since his retirement as a driver.

2:00 – 2:45 PM: READING SPEEDWAY REUNION (C-Hall Reunion Area) – Special Autographs of top drivers who competed at the speedway will  be broken up in two sessions. The groups will be announced prior to the show. They will be autographing a collectible poster to be given away free.

3:30 – 4:30 PM:  AUTOGRAPHS (Pioneer Pole Buildings Display – 104) – Drivers present will be dirt Modified standouts Craig Von Dohren, Billy Pauch Jr. & Sr., Kevin Hirthler, Brian Hirthler and Davey Sammons. Sprint cars will be represented by Freddie Rahmer Jr. & Sr. and Brandon Rahmer. Quarter Midget driver Jesse Hirthler and Slingshot ace Brett Bieber will all be a part of this group.

4:00 – 5:00 PM:  MAGIC ACT (Pioneer Pole Buildings Display – 104) – Magician Kevin Shelly will entertain and amaze.

4:00 – 4:45 PM: READING SPEEDWAY REUNION (E-Hall Reunion Area) – Special Autographs of top drivers who competed at the speedway will  be broken up in two sessions. The groups will be announced prior to the show. They will be autographing a collectible poster to be given away free.

4:30 – 5:15 PM: AUTOGRAPH SESSION (Area Auto Racing News booth No. 224) – Top 2018 northeast race winner MATT SHEPPARD will be joined by divisional winners in other divisions signing a special color poster given away free.

5:00 – 9:00 PM: MUD BOSS RACING (C-Hall R/C Raceway) – Dirt Modified styled radio controlled race cars will be in action on a speedway set-up at the show. Stop by and watch qualifying races leading up to feature events. Stop by their pit area and watch them work on their cars and prepare their tires as they search for the winning set-up. The scaled down dirt Modifieds will be competing in a national event at the show in Mudboss Sportsman, Mudboss 13.5, Open Modified and 17.5 Sprints. The event is being presented by Rushland R/C Speedway by Torodyne.

5:30 – 6:00 PM: CELEBRITY MUD BOSS RACE (C-Hall R/C Raceway) – Top drivers from big-car racing will be matched up in celebrity Mudd Boss R/C car races. Drivers to compete will be named prior to the show.

7:00 PM: SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (E Hall Stage) – Several important announcements will be made and awards presented. Among those in the spotlight on stage at this time will be the 2018 Area Auto Racing News Northeast Top Feature Winners.

7:30 PM: MS. MOTORSPORTS COMPETITION sponsored by Aqua-Duck Water Transport  (E Hall Stage)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20th – 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.12:30 – 1:30 PM:  HODNETT FAMILY BENEFIT AUCTION (E- Hall Stage Area) – Over 40 racing items from national and local Sprint car racers will go up for auction to benefit the family of driving great Greg Hodnett who was killed in a crash in September.
Top items included so far are a signed door panel from Kyle Larosn’s NASCAR car, signed piece of Jimmie Johnson’s NASCAR car, a Kasey Kahne Sprint car wing panel, Greg Hodnett race-worn helmet and suit, Hodnett No. 27 wing panel. Auction items will be on display during the show at a D-Hall (front entrance) display. Several items will be available during the show at a silent auction. One of the No. 27 Sprint Cars that Hodnett drove will be on display at the show. A complete listing of items will be available at auctionzip.com after the 1st of the year. Greg’s wife Sherry will be attending the event.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.2:30 – 4:00 PM: MUD BOSS RACING (C-Hall R/C Raceway) – Run What Ya Brung Dirt Modified styled radio controlled race cars will be in action on a speedway set-up at the show. The event is being presented by Rushland R/C Speedway by Torodyne.

OAKS, PA January 2, 2019 . . . The legacy of one of the all-time great Sprint Car racers, Greg Hodnett, will be remembered at the annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2019 Show Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger. One of the Mike Heffner-owned No. 27 Sprint Cars that was driven by Spring Grove, Pa.’s Hodnett will be on display and a special benefit auction for his family will be held.

Hodnett was fatally injured in a Sprint Car accident on September 20.

His Sprint Car and auction items will be on display near the front entrance of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. during the show which runs from Friday, January 18 through Sunday, January 20.

Greg’s wife of 15 years, Sherry, is planning to be at the event to thank fans for their out pouring of support during her difficult time since his passing.

Sherry Hodnett has agreed to do hold a one hour discussion in a seminar room at the show on Saturday starting at 1 pm. to share what she has struggled through since Greg’s death in hopes of helping others be better prepared.

Tribute T-shirts and stickers will be on sale during the show and several collectable items will be selected for silent auctions.

On Sunday, January 20, the auction will take place in the E-Hall Stage area from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. More than 40 racing items from national and local Sprint Car racers will go up for auction, with funds raised benefitting Sherry and the Hodnett family.

The 49-year-old Hodnett, originally from Memphis, Tenn., won more than 250 features covering the World of Outlaws, All Star Circuit of Champions, Pennsylvania Posse and other events. He was also a multi-time champion at a number of tracks.

Several of his own personal items will be part of the auction, including a Hodnett race-worn helmet and driving suit. There will also be a No. 27 wing panel and other items from the race cars he had driven.

Other items already received for the auction include a signed door panel from Kyle Larson’s NASCAR Monster Energy Cup race car, a signed piece of Jimmie Johnson’s Lowe’s NASCAR Cup entry and a Kasey Kahne Sprint Car wing panel. Many more items are expected before the benefit date.

A full list of items will be available at auctionzip.com, and will be on display during the three day show.

More than 200 racecars, representing a variety of divisions in the sport, will be on view during the Motorsports show which has more than 200,000 square feet of display space. And, many top racers and motorsports personalities will be appearing. As usual, all autographs will be free during the three day event.

Headlining the show will be NASCAR Hall of Famers Darrell Waltrip and Ray Evernham along with Ryan Preece who will be looking to capture NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Rookie of the Year honors.

There will be a large number of displays with speedways offering information on their 2019 seasons. Hardcore racing vendors will be a big part of the show and fans will have the opportunity to gain some bargains from vendors offering collectible items.

A number of free industry seminars will be offered.

One of the most popular events during the three day show has been, and will again be, the Ms. Motorsports Pageant sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport that will see one woman walk off with a $1,500 cash prize along with a poster deal.

Motorsports 2019 opens on Friday, January 18 at 2 p.m., then at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday. On Sunday, all children 12 and under are FREE with a parent.

Tickets are available daily at the door one hour before the show opens. To stay informed on the latest show news check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618.

A few display spaces and room for race car display remain as the show is on its way to becoming another sold out success.

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MEDIA NOTE: Requests for media show credentials should be directed to Earl Krause at earl@aarn.com. Thanks for your support.

By HERB ANASTOR
It has taken several years to get this done, but NASCAR Hall of Famer and Fox TV personality Darrell Waltrip will appear at the 34th Annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2019 Race Car and Trade Show (Jan. 18-20) here at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.

Scheduled for an on-stage interview and two-hour autograph session on Saturday afternoon Jan. 19, Waltrip has long-been one of the racing stars that everyone has wanted to see at the show. And with that now being realized, his presence should be one that is long-remembered.

An interesting thing about Waltrip, though, is that some racing fans only know him as a very popular NASCAR TV broadcaster and analyst. But the 71-year-old native of Owensboro, Kentucky, is a lot more than that.

Like a lot of kids growing up in the late 1950s and early 1960s, a Go-Kart was a fun way to spend some time and as a 12-year-old in 1959 Waltrip began his racing career doing just that.
Then he and his father Leroy built a 1936 Chevrolet coupe and took it to the old quarter-mile-dirt Ellis Speedway in nearby Reed where the 17-year-old rookie spun his No. 6 into the third turn’s outside concrete wall on his first lap of practice. And the result was a banged-up radiator, damaged right-front suspension and disheartened young driver.

Waltrip, though, was determined to do a lot better and soon found his winning ways at Ellis on Friday nights. But it was on Saturday nights at the 3/8-mile-asphalt Kentucky Motor Speedway in Whitesville where he really shined as after he changed his car’s setup for that surface he was a regular winner there with the skills and smoothness that he developed racing Go-Karts.

As a result of his good showings, Waltrip got the seat in Harry Pedley’s “Big 100” in KMS Late Model events and in the late 1960s driver/car owner P.B. Crowell encouraged him to move to Franklin, Tennessee, and drive his and Charles Reed’s red and white No. 48 Chevelle Late Model Sportsman at the high-banked 5/8-mile Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville.

Now the competition was tougher and purses were bigger but Waltrip quickly adjusted to the tasks at hand and won a record 67 feature races. Plus, he was a two-time (1970 and 1973) Fairgrounds Speedway Champion in his No. 17 Terminal Transport Chevrolet Chevelle; a car numbered in honor of his favorite driver, fellow NASCAR Hall of Famer David Pearson.

However, another thing happened at Nashville, which boasts of producing more NASCAR National Series drivers than any other track in America. Waltrip was not shy about publicity so that factor became a big help to the track in promoting its events.

At this time, the personable and well-spoken barnstorming short-tracker was earning his living wherever the money and competition was the best. And his first NASCAR Cup Series start was on May 7, 1972, in the Winston 500 at the 2.66-mile Talladega (Alabama) Superspeedway in his two-tone brown No. 95 Terminal Transport 1971 Mercury Cyclone whose chassis had been under the No. 11 Holman-Moody Ford that Mario Andretti used to win the 1967 Daytona 500.

In 1975, though, Waltrip began to run in NASCAR’s Cup Series as a full-time driver and when all was said and done he won 84 races, tied for fourth on the all-time list with NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Allison. And that total includes 43 wins (1981-1986) and three (1981-1982 and 1985) championships driving the various cutting-edge No. 11 Chevrolets and Buicks fielded by NASCAR Hall of Fame driver and car owner Junior Johnson.

But winning series races was not all Waltrip did with the cars Johnson built in the small rural Wilkes County community of Ingle Hollow, North Carolina, for in 1995 he used the white and red No. 11 Budweiser Chevrolet Monte Carlo at the 1.5-mile Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway to win “The Winston” – the inaugural NASCAR All-Star Race.

After his tenure with Johnson, Waltrip went on to drive the orange, yellow and white No. 17 Hendrick Motorsports/Tide Chevrolet to nine wins (1987-1989), including his only Daytona 500 victory in 1989 after which he celebrated in Victory Lane by doing “The Ickey Shuffle.”

He then became a car owner and won five Cup races in his No. 17 Western Auto Chevrolet (1990-1998) before finishing out his career in: the No. 1 Pennzoil Chevrolet of NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Sr. (March-July 1998); Tim Beverly’s No. 35 Tabasco Pontiac (August-November 1998); and; the No. 66 “Big-K” Ford Taurus owned by Travis Carter (1999-2000).

Waltrip also competed in nine NASCAR Truck Series events (2002-2005) then he retired from racing after competing on July 22, 2006, in the Goody’s 250 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race at the half-mile Martinsville (Va.) Speedway where he started 41st and finished 28th on the lead lap in the No. 99 Dodge Charger owned by his younger brother Michael.

Among Darrell’s notable NASCAR Cup Series victories are his record five in the Coca-Cola 500 at Charlotte and his 12 at the high-banked half-mile Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway where he won seven straight times between 1981 and 1984. While his last triumph in NASCAR’s premier series took place in the 1992 Southern 500 at the 1.366-mile Darlington (S.C.) Raceway; his only victory in NASCAR’s oldest superspeedway race at “The Track Too Tough To Tame.”

It is also fair to say that “D.W.” usually knew the quick way around any track where he raced as in 809 Cup Series races (1972-2000) he claimed the pole position 59 times, a mark only bettered by four other drivers – NASCAR Hall of Fame members Richard Petty (123), David Pearson (113), Jeff Gordon (810 and Cale Yarborough (69).

He also raced in what was then NASCAR’s Busch Grand National Series where he won 13 times in 95 starts, a record that includes five victories in the season-opening 300-mile race at Daytona International Speedway with the No. 88 DiGard Chevrolet (1978-1979) and with his own No. 17 DarWal, Inc. Pontiac (1983-1984) and Chevrolet (1989).

He was also the first driver to earn over $10 million in prize money and banked nearly $20 million in his racing career. And he won at least one NASCAR Cup Series race every year between 1975 and 1989.

Named in 1998 as one of NASCAR’s Top 50 Drivers Of All-Time, Darrell also brought a new kind of personality to what had been a mostly-regional Southern sport. Surely, NASCAR had seen its share of interesting racers and down-right characters, but he was brash and frank and not what everyone easily accepted.

On the other hand, he was also identified as NASCAR’s first “total package driver;” a skilled professional Stock Car racer who had his eye on all aspects of the sport, including the usage of the very cooperative media that was always on the lookout for something new and different even if those in power in NASCAR and in the Garage Area were not ready for that arrival.

As a result of Darrell’s outspoken attitude, though, he earned the nickname “Jaws” from Yarborough. But it was also Yarborough who saw something special in the candid racer and later on when the fellow three-time (1976-1978) NASCAR Cup Series Champion and 2012 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee was about to cut back on his own racing schedule with Junior Johnson, he privately advised his former nemesis to look into getting that ride.

Others also were paying attention to the kind of racer that Darrel was as he was smooth and fast and always running at the head of the pack and that kind of performance – as well as winning lots of races – easily made him a popular figure with the fans and the array of new sponsors that had become attracted to NASCAR Stock Car Racing.

Darrell also grew with the sport that he was helping to make grow and his talents on the race track helped him to gain further acceptance among his older rivals who were not used to such a different approach to many things. And as time passed by he became among the most-respected in his craft and fittingly – along with Petty and Earnhardt Sr. – was often consulted by fellow racers and the sanctioning body, itself, on matters affecting the sport and NASCAR.

What came next for Darrell when he retired from racing? Well, he easily transitioned into a TV broadcaster; something he had some previous experience doing even while he was an active racer. This time, though, he would be in the Fox TV booth and the first race that the network would ever telecast was the 2001 Daytona 500.

Ideally, this was a great place for Darrell to start his new career as he knew the track very well and won NASCAR’s biggest race there. But as everyone who saw the broadcast knows, he and the rest of those covering the race – including race announcer Mike Joy and fellow analyst Larry McReynolds – unexpectedly had to deal with the unimaginable.

In the fourth turn on the last lap of the race, an otherwise ordinary three-car tangle ended the life of the much-beloved Dale Earnhardt Sr. And what made this situation even more unbelievable is that the two Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolets that “The Intimidator” had entered in the event – the No. 15 of Michael Waltip and the No. 8 of Dale Earnhardt Jr. – were heading for a 1-2 finish while the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion was holding down the third position in his iconic black and silver No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet.

It was evident that what was playing out on screen was something that tugged both ways at Darrell for while he showed genuine excitement as his younger brother took the 500’s checkered flag, he also expressed considerable concern as he looked from his broadcast location into the fourth turn where the unthinkable had happened to his friend.

In retrospect, broadcaster and world-class racer Darrell Waltrip was one who helped all get through a tragic situation that in many respects caused a major transformation in the sport itself. And his popular efforts TV efforts continue to be part of the NASCAR Racing Scene today.

There are also some other things of note about NASCAR’s 1989-1990 Most Popular Driver.

Darrell’s Christian faith is very important to him and his wife Stevie who have been long-time supporters of Motor Racing Outreach (MRO) which provides spiritual support to racers and their families and they will celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary this coming August 15.

In addition, the father of two daughters – Jessica and Sarah Kaitlyn – has always been an advocate for driver safety and that includes the use of SAFER Barriers [steel and foam energy reduction walls], full-face helmets and head/neck restraining devices.

The former professional short-track racer has also never forgotten those roots; something he proved in 1987 when he returned as a top NASCAR Cup Series racer to what was then-known as the Motor City Complex in Nashville and won the American Speed Association’s prestigious All American 400 in his own No. 17 Tide Chevrolet Camaro.

While on the business side of things he owns Honda, Volvo, Subaru and Buick/GMC automobile dealerships in Franklin, Tennessee.

As far as Darrell’s 2012 entry into the NASCAR Hall of Fame goes, 82 percent of the votes cast were in his favor. And part of what he had to say at his induction says a great deal about him.
“I’ve had a marvelous career . . . [but] this is not about me. It’s not about what I’ve done. It’s not about wins, statistics or anything else.

“Tonight it’s about family; thank the good Lord that they’re all here. It’s about all my friends who came from miles away to be here, and it’s about all the fans that are back there that have supported me all through the years, and it’s about NASCAR and what they’ve been able to do with it sport, and I’m just glad I was able to be a part of it.”
Then, sometime after his induction, Darrell explained a little more about this honor.

“You never know when you retire from one career what the future holds,” he began. “I was known for putting on a helmet and driving a racer car and now I am known for putting on a tie and holding a microphone. I’ve been blessed.

“What make the NASCAR Hall of Fame special is that you are voted into it by your peers. Fifty men go into a room and discuss the work you have done and what you have contributed – what kind of results you have gotten – and they look at a lot of different criteria.

“There are people in that room that you have driven against that don’t necessarily like you, there are media people that didn’t agree with you and there are NASCAR officials that you’ve had disagreements with. But at the end of the day when they say you are Hall-of-Fame material, it’s like icing on a cake.

“You invest; you invest; you invest,” he added. “That’s what a career is; investment. You put in the time; you put in the work; you put in the investment.
“You get the results and hopefully those numbers all add up and people agree you deserve to be in the Hall of Fame. It’s as good as it gets.”

OAKS, PA October 9, 2018 . . . NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham will be a big part of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2019 Trade and Race Car show, the 34th annual edition, taking place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA January 18-20, 2019.

Evernham is best known for his work with Hendrick Motorsports and as crew chief for Jeff Gordon which led the team to three NASCAR Cup Series championships and 47 wins during their time together. However Evernham has also been a NASCAR Cup car owner, a race car driver, author, car builder, father, husband, TV and radio personality and an automotive genius.

During his participation in the show Evernham will take center stage on Friday night to talk about his career in the sport and answer questions from the audience. And there will be a special video that will honor Ray for his induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame earlier this year.

A fact often overlooked is that the media named Ray the greatest crew chief of all time.

Since age 15 Evernham has worked on race cars. He has designed, built and driven some of the most advance cars known to man.

Filling up a large display area of the show will be race cars that have had Ray’s handiwork during his career.

Jeff Gordon’s Dupont No. 24 rookie season car on which Evernham was the crew chief

Bill Elliott’s No. 9 which won the Brickyard 400 with Ray as the crew chief and owner.

Jim Bauma’s No. 19 asphalt Modified which Ray raced at Wall Stadium, New Egypt Speedway and a few other tracks during his race driving days.

And the Tom Park No. 2p dirt Modified which he won his last pavement race at Flemington Speedway with.

At present Ray is able to share his passion for auto racing and reveal the untold stories of the sport through his TV show titled Glory Road on Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2019 Race Car & Trade Show Fueled by Sunoco and Distributed by Insinger Performance, which fills 250,000 square feet of show space with just about everything imaginable in motorsports, includes free seminars, autograph opportunities, a large number of speedway and sanctioning organization displays plus the famous Ms. Motorsports Pageant.

For more information check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com. And for those looking to be a part of the displays quickly filling the show contact Danny@aarn.com or call the show office at 609-888-3618.

JANUARY 19-21

2018

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