Pennzoil Motorsports Show adds more drivers

FORT WASHINGTON, PA January 10, 2001 . . . NASCAR Winston Cup racer Jeremy Mayfield, a race winner this season, has been added to the star studded array of racers that will be appearing at the Pennzoil Motorsports 2001 Auto Racing Trade Show. The...

FORT WASHINGTON, PA January 10, 2001 . . . NASCAR Winston Cup racer Jeremy Mayfield, a race winner this season, has been added to the star studded array of racers that will be appearing at the Pennzoil Motorsports 2001 Auto Racing Trade Show. The three day show, opening at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 12 will continue until 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 14. More than 40,000 people are expected to visited the 16th annual mid-winter motorsports happening at the Fort Washington, PA Expo Center.

Joining Mayfield will be NASCAR Busch Series star David Green and Chad Little. All three will be making appearances and signing autographs in the Gale's Haulmark Trailer Display. All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year Todd Gracey will join them.

Mayfield will be there on Friday night to sign autographs, while Chad Little will give his pen a workout on Saturday. David Green will be in the Haulmark area on Sunday. In addition Green will be signing autographs in Pennzoil Land along with TNN TV personality Ralph Sheheen and midget racing great Nick Fornoro on Saturday.

Also added to the huge lineup of racing talent making appearances at the show is Winston Cup star Dave Blaney who will be signing autographs in Pennzoil Land on Friday night with his brother, Outlaw sprint racer Dale Blaney. The two Blaneys will also be part of a special FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE program that will include a number of personalities from the sport visiting with host Ralph Sheheen.

Drag racing legend Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins is also a recent addition to the show and will be signing autographs on Friday , Saturday and Sunday.

A host of local racing talents including Fred Rahmer, he won more sprint car races than any other racer this season in the Northeast, will be doing autograph duty at various times during the weekend.

A full schedule of FREE autograph sessions is available at www.aarn.com.

NASCAR Winston Cup talents Jimmy Spencer, Steve Park, Matt Kenseth (at the C&C Ford display), Geoffrey Bodine and Jerry Nadeau will be at the show. Jeret Schroeder, a rising young star in Indianapolis car racing, will be at the Richmond International Speedway booth on Saturday, January 13, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

In addition several of the top 25 asphalt racers of the 20th century will be making appearances during the weekend including Jerry Cook, Ted Christopher, Tony Siscone, Gil Hearne, Rene Charland and others.

The show includes more than 600 exhibit booths loaded with everything motorsports and more than 150 motorsports vehicles of all types. Seminars covering a wide range subjects of a number of live demonstrations in the MotorMax Garage Area will fill the weekend. All seminars and demonstrations are also FREE once attendees have purchased an admission ticket.

On Saturday night, 6 p.m. the finals of the U.S. Tobacco Ms Motorsports Pageant will be presented and each of the young ladies will be seen on the huge BUD screen. As soon as the winner is announced the screen will be filled with live simulcast action from the O'Reilly Auto Parts Chili Bowl Nationals from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

And on Sunday there will be Big Wheel Racing for kids 3 through 9 and a Li'l Miss Motorsports Pageant. In addition a special "Racing and the Internet" seminar will be presented.

Information on the show may be had by telephoning 215.641.4500 Ext. 51. Adult admission is $10.00 and a three day pass is available for just $25.00. Youngsters 6 through 12 are admitted for just $3.00 and kids under 6 get in for FREE.

A limited number of discount room reservations are available at area hotels by telephoning Marilyn Saxton at 215.752.7797. The Fort Washington Expo Center is located just a short distance off the PA Turnpike at Exit 26.

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Series Automotive , General
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Jeremy Mayfield , Steve Park , Geoffrey Bodine , Jimmy Spencer , Jerry Nadeau , Jeret Schroeder , Chad Little , David Green , Dave Blaney , Ted Christopher