WINSTON CUP DRIVER JEREMY MAYFIELD TO BE AT PENNZOIL SHOW
FORT WASHINGTON, PA NOVEMBER 29, 1999 . . . NASCAR Winston Cup driver Jeremy Mayfield, labeled by many as one of the future super talents in motor sports, will be part of the Pennzoil Motorsports 2000 Auto Racing Trade Show. Mayfield will be a featured attraction as part of the Tommy Gale/Haulmark Trailers exhibit area at the Pennzoil Motorsports Mid-Winter Motorsports Extravaganza being staged at the Fort Washington, PA Expo Center, January 14 thru 16th. Mayfield, who was looking to make a run for the Winston Cup title with the Mobil 1 sponsored Ford Taurus entry in 1999, had what could be considered a disappointing season. He dropped from 7th to 11th in the final Winston Cup standings. However he had some impressive outings in the latter part of the season and finished with a strong third place showing in the NAPA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Based on a strong finish to the 1999 season, Mayfield is pumped and looking forward to the new season. All indications are that the Mobil 1 Ford with Mayfield at the wheel will be a strong team in 2000. The popular racer will be at Pennzoil Motorsports 2000 to talk with fans and be part of the popular autograph sessions that prove to be strong attractions for the thousands of fans who turn out for the show each year. Though his Dad, former Grand National talent Tommy Gale passed away recently after a long bout with cancer, Tommy Gale Jr. will be stepping in to run the family business. The Tommy Gale/Haulmark Trailers exhibit area has proved to be a popular gathering spot during the three day show. And this year the Gale/Haulmark area is being expanded. Jeremy Mayfield will be part of the Gale/Haulmark exhibit, looking forward to meeting old and new customers along with potential customers. Mayfield joins an already impressive array of racing talents that will be part of Pennzoil Motorsports 2000. Two time NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be appearing at the show as will Winston Cup racers Bobby Labonte and Steve Park, Pep Boys Indy Racing League racer Scott Goodyear and four time Indy 500 winner (as a driver) A.J. Foyt. Additional announcements regarding appearances by popular racers and sports personalities will continue to be made in the weeks leading up to the 15th annual edition of the very popular show. In addition to appearances by many well known drivers who participate in autograph sessions (at no extra cost to show attendees), there are on-going seminars on a variety of subjects throughout the weekend. In addition live demonstrations on metal fabrication, shocks, fuel injection and more will be part of the MotorMax Extreme Motorsports Garage area. One of the major highlights of the show is the U.S. Tobacco Ms. Motorsports Pageant along with kids participating in Big Wheel competition and very young ladies taking part in the Li'l Miss Motorsports contest. More than 500 exhibit spaces will be filled with "everything motorsports" from collectibles for fans to race car parts for the racer. The show fills more than 275,000 square feet of the Fort Washington Expo Center. For exhibitor and ticket information telephone 609.888.3618 and for discount lodging information (some hotels are close to being sold out ) telephone Marilyn Saxton at 215.752.2392 or Plaza II Travel at 215.943.0190. The Pennzoil Motorsports Auto Racing Trade Show opens to the public at 1 p.m. on January 14 and continues through until 6 p.m. Sunday, January 16. The Fort Washington Expo Center is located just minutes from Exit 26 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.