FORT WASHINGTON, PA DECEMBER, 1999 . . . One of the most talented and popular drivers in the history of Pennzoil World of Outlaws sprint car racing, Brad Doty, will be appearing at the Pennzoil Motorsports 2000 Auto Racing Trade Show at the Fort Washington, PA Expo Center. The three day show runs from 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 14 thru 6 p.m. Sunday, January 16. Doty, with the assistance of award winning writer Dave Argabright, has penned his autobiography. The book titled "Still Wide Open" covers the life and times of the 42-year- old former sprint car racer. Doty is now a color analyst on TNN's World of Outlaw broadcasts. Twice he has been selected as Media Member of the Year by the National Sprint Car Poll. In July, 1988 his career as a sprint car driver came to an end as the result of a grinding, violent crash at the fast half-mile Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Although he miraculously survived the accident, Doty suffered a spinal injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Doty and Argabright will spend the entire weekend at the 15th annual Pennzoil Motorsports Show. And both will be happy to autograph copies of their new book, Still Wide Open. The book will be on sale at the show. A.J.Foyt, four time winner of the Indianapolis 500 as a driver, will be making his first appearance at Pennzoil Motorsports. And Foyt, who just recently announced that he will field a Pontiac NASCAR Winston Cup team sponsored by Conseco and will have Mike Bliss as his driver, was just recently the recipient of three different honors. The 67- year-old Texan, actually he will be 67 on January 16, was named co-driver of the Century by Associated Press along with Mario Andretti. In addition Foyt was name North American Driver of the Century by ESPN's daily motorsports show "RPM2Night." And on top of that the 250 member Eastern Motorsport Press Association has just named Foyt to their prestigious Hall of Fame. "Super Tex" will be happy to sign autographs and talk about his recent honors and his new Winston Cup team with show attendees. And the 1999 STARS National DirtCar Racing League points runner-up Chub Frank will be part of the Pennzoil Motorsports 2000 Auto Racing Trade Show. Frank will be joining a long list of local and regional racing talents that will be appearing at the show during the three day run. This will be the eighth consecutive appearance at the largest motorsports show of its type in the nation. STARS souvenirs will also be available. Joining Foyt, Doty and Frank will be such well known names in motorsports as Dale Earnhardt Jr., Scott Sharp, Jeremy Mayfield, Sarah Fisher, Davey Hamilton, Steve Park, and a host of others. New names are being added to the appearance list almost on a daily basis. More than 500 exhibit booths will be filled with everything motorsports. And there will be more than 150 different race vehicles, representing every segment of the sport, on display. Seminars will be part of the program throughout the three days. And the MotorMax Extreme Motorsports Garage will be open with a variety of demonstrations throughout the show. Other highlights will be the U.S. Tobacco Ms. Motorsports Contest, Li'l Miss Motorsports and Sunday Big Wheel competition. The show, considered the mid-winter motorsports happening, will fill more than 270,000 square feet of the Fort Washington, PA Expo Center. Admission for the show is $10.00 for adults, $25.00 for a three day pass, and $3.00 for youngsters 6 thru 12. Under six and you are admitted free as long as you are accompanied by a paying adult. Pennzoil Motorsports 2000 will open at 1 p.m. on January 14th and continue until 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 16. The Fort Washington Expo Center is just a very short distance from Exit 26 of the Penna. Turnpike. And there is ample free parking.
Added: 23/12/1999 11:45
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