O'Reilly Chili Bowl live at Pennzoil Motorsports Show

FORT WASHINGTON, PA NOVEMBER 23, 2000 . . . Live auto racing, the U.S.Tobacco/A-Plus Mini Markets Ms Motorsports Pageant along with 275,000 square feet of "everything motorsports" will be featured on Saturday, January 13, as part of the 16th...

FORT WASHINGTON, PA NOVEMBER 23, 2000 . . . Live auto racing, the U.S.Tobacco/A-Plus Mini Markets Ms Motorsports Pageant along with 275,000 square feet of "everything motorsports" will be featured on Saturday, January 13, as part of the 16th annual Pennzoil Motorsports Show.

The three day auto racing trade show and fan expo, presented at the Fort Washington, PA Expo Center, opens at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 12. The checkered flag falls at 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 14. More than 40,000 people are expected to visit the show that features "everything motorsports."

"This could very well be the biggest event we have ever produced as part of the Pennzoil Motorsports Show. The Ms Motorsports Pageant has always attracted a huge crowd and certainly a lot of interest. Now we are going to add live auto racing," said show organizer Len Sammons.

"We are giving show attendees an opportunity to see a live auto racing event, the O'Reilly Chili Bowl Nationals from Tulsa, Oklahoma and the Ms Motorsports Pageant. And it will all be included in the price of one admission ticket."

The O'Reilly Chili Bowl Nationals, featuring midgets, is the biggest "off-season" auto racing attraction in the country. Over the years champions have included Sammy Swindell, Winston Cup ace Dave Blaney and Indy Racing League star Billy Boat. Competitors have included Winston Cup superstar Jeff Gordon, Kenny Schrader, Billy Pauch, 16 time Pennzoil World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser and many others.

Three nights of midget auto racing action make up the O'Reilly Chili Bowl Nationals concluding on Saturday night.

Closed circuit TV, sponsored by Budweiser, will allow Pennzoil Motorsports 2001 attendees to see all the action, live, from Tulsa on Saturday night. And the closed circuit coverage will also include the Thursday and Friday night features.

"We are moving up the starting time of the Ms Motorsports Pageant to 6 p.m. And we will go to the Chili Bowl, via closed circuit TV, as soon as the new Ms Motorsports is announced. The Fort Washington room will have a 10 and 1/2 foot by 14 foot screen in place, courtesy of Budweiser, so that everyone will have a great view of the racing and a great view of the Ms. Motorsports Pageant. And if the racing continues after the show hours, the Fort Washington Room will remain open until the action is finished. Food and refreshments will be available," said Sammons. "We are very excited about this opportunity to be one of the very few locations in the nation where fans can see this great auto racing event on closed circuit TV."

The Pennzoil Motorsports 2001 Show gives attendees the opportunity to see more than 150 motorsports vehicles of all types. And there will be more than 600 exhibit booths featuring everything motorsports.

Ladies are reminded that opportunities to participate in the U.S.Tobacco/A-Plus Mini Markets Ms Motorsports are available by contacting Joe Pratt, show manager, at 609.888.3618. "It would be great if we could figure out a way to show the new Ms. Motorsports to the folks in Tulsa and other locations throughout the country. But the ladies taking part in this Ms. Motorsports Pageant will be in front of a larger audience than in the past and with the big screen TV everyone will have a great view of all on stage activities," said Pratt.

Information on tickets for the show, exhibiting, and the show schedule may be had by telephoning 609.888.3618 or visit the show website at www.aarn.com. And if there is interest in marketing through motorsports at Pennzoil Motorsports 2001 telephone Ernie Saxton Communications, Inc. at 215.752.7797. For those looking for lodging, special show rates for area hotels are available by telephoning Marilyn Saxton at 215.752.2392 or Plaza II Travel at 215.943.0190.

Pennzoil Motorsports 2001 takes place at the Fort Washington Expo Center in Ambler, PA just a short distance off the PA. Turnpike at Exit 26.

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Series Automotive , Midget
Drivers Billy Boat , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Billy Pauch , Dave Blaney