FORT WASHINGTON, PA JANUARY 7, 2000 . . .Many of the best known names in motorsports will be part of the 15th Anniversary Pennzoil Motorsports 2000 Auto Racing Trade Show. More than 40,000 people are expected for the show which will fill more than 270,000 square feet of the Fort Washington, PA Expo Center. The show, offering nothing but motorsports, will open at 6 p.m. on Friday, Janaury 14 and continue through until 6 p.m. Sunday, January 16. Four time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt will be headlining the show along with NASCAR Winston Cup stars such as Michael Waltrip, Steve Park, Jeremy Mayfield, Chad Little, Geoffrey Bodine plus a special Friday appearance by recently retired Winston Cup legend Ernie Irvan. "The Irvan appearance is unique. He will not be signing autographs but he will be doing one-on-one with his fans. He will talk about the highs and lows of his career. And he will answer questions from fans in the audience. This will be at 4 p.m. on Friday, the day the show opens," said show manager Joe Pratt. "And we are offering Friday Night Live. This is a special evening for show attendees featuring TNN's Ralph Sheheen. There will be a stage show that features Michael Waltrip, Monster Trucker Larry Koester, sprint car legend Brad Doty, Winston Cup journalist Monte Dutton, and the top Northeastern drivers. In addition there will be Gregory's World of Illusion Show with Ms Motorsports (1999) Jennifer Olsen as his assistant." Fifteen time Pennzoil World of Outlaws sprint champion Steve Kinser will be part of the show as will Indy Racing League racers Scott Sharp, Davey Hamilton, 19-year old lady racer Sarah Fisher, Robbie McGehee and Jeret Schroeder. Many of the best known names from the past will be on hand including Kenny Brightbill, Will Cagle, Buzzie Reutimann, Tony Siscone, Lenny Boyd, Walt Olsen, "Iron" Mike Magill and others. More than 500 exhibit booths will be loaded with the latest collectibles, sportswear, racing games, memorabilia. And the Racers' Trade Show section of the show will include hardcore manufacturers, car builders, safety equipment, car haulers, shop equipment and more. And the MotorMax Extreme Motorsports Garage demonstrations will be on-going throughout the three day show. Seminars covering subjects such as sponsorship, building a racing team, racing on Hoosier Tires and more will be presented through the weekend. One of the most popular attractions at the show will be the annual U.S.Tobacco Ms. Motorsports Pageant, preliminaries in the afternoon and finals on Saturday night. In addition there will be Sunday Big Wheel action for the youngsters and the Li'l Miss Motorsports Contest. More than 150 motorsports vehicles of all types will be on display throughout the 270,000 square feet of show area. Admission prices for the show is $10.00 for adults, $25.00 for a three day pass. Children will be admitted for just $3.00 (6-12) and under six will be admitted free with a paying adult. Tickets may be arranged in advance at 609.888.3618 or they may be purchased at the door. Free parking is available. For complete information telephone 609.888.3618 or (after January 13) telephone 215.641.4500 ext. 51. Check the website www.aarn.com for latest show information. Fort Washington Expo Center is located just off the PA Turnpike at Exit 26.
Added: 06/01/2000 11:45
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