Pennzoil Motorsports update

FORT WASHINGTON, PA JANUARY 5, 2001 . . . There will be non- stop activity at the three day Pennzoil Motorsports 2001 Auto Racing Trade Show set for Fort Washington, PA Expo Center. The show, covering 270,000 square feet and offering everything ...

FORT WASHINGTON, PA JANUARY 5, 2001 . . . There will be non- stop activity at the three day Pennzoil Motorsports 2001 Auto Racing Trade Show set for Fort Washington, PA Expo Center. The show, covering 270,000 square feet and offering everything motorsports, will open at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 12 and continue until 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 14.

"Show attendees will have plenty to keep their attention once they are in the hall. We have more than 600 exhibit booths in place. And there will be 150 motorsports vehicles, representing all forms of the sport, on display. And there will be book signings, autograph sessions, collectable specials, opportunities to meet legends of the sport, the U.S. Tobacco Ms Motorsports Pageant, auctions, Big Wheel competition, live midget racing from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and so much more. For race fans it will be like a kid in a candy store," said event organizer Len Sammons.

"And show attendees will have the chance to meet NASCAR Winston Cup racers Jimmy Spencer, Geoffrey Bodine, Chad Little, Dave Blaney, Steve Park, Raybestos Rookie of the Year Matt Kenseth and Jerry Nadeau. And there may be others added to the show."

Washington Apple sponsored ASA driver Ricky Bryant will be at the show all three days signing autographs. Former Indy car racer and now safety equipment manufacturer Bill Simpson will be signing copies of his new book. Author Monte Dutton will be at the Area Auto Racing News booth signing copies of his new book, "Jeff Gordon The Racer." And the new Davey Allison book from Rising Star Publications will be available at the show.

Danny Johnson, Ted Christopher, Fred Rahmer, Mike Blose, and Mark McFarland, the Northeast's winningest drivers will be doing autographs on Friday, January 12. All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year will be at the Gale's Haulmark Trailer Display on Friday to sign autographs.

Fans will have a chance to be part of a live press conference, 3 p.m. at the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Display. Brian Vickers will make a sponsorship announcement for his team and Danny Sammons will talk about his plans to compete on the Hooters ProCup Tour in 2001.

Friday Night Live will feature TV personality Ralph Sheheen along with Dave Blaney, Speedway Illustrated's Dick Berggren, Ms. Motorsports 2000 Chrissie Weiderhold and others. The stage show starts at 7:30 p.m.

First thing on Saturday, January 13, Chad Little will be in the Gale's Haulmark Trailer Display signing autographs. And sure to attract a huge crowd is the autograph session at the Area Auto Racing News display featuring several of the Top 25 Asphalt Modified Drivers of the 20th Century. Included will be Jimmy Spencer, Geoffrey Bodine, Ted Christopher, Jerry Cook and others.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year Matt Kenseth will be signing autographs in the C&C Ford display area.

The U.S.Tobacco Ms.Motorsports Pageant will include preliminaries at 1 p.m. and finals at 6 p.m. The new Ms. Motorsports will earn $1500 for her efforts. And as soon as the pageant is over the giant BUD screen will be used to show the O'Reilly Chili Bowl Nationals from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

And on Sunday there will be Victory Lane Chapel starting the day. Motorsports Legends will be signing special collector cards available only at the show. And at 1 p.m. Jerry Nadeau and Steve Park will be in Autograph Alley.

Big Wheel races, for youngsters 3 through 9 (three classes), will be run on Sunday and there will be the Little Miss Motorsports Contest.

Throughout the three day show there will be a variety of seminars covering everything from sponsorship to safety. And at the MotorMax Motorsports Garage live demonstrations will feature Pennzoil World of Outlaws star Dale Blaney and Chuck Merrill of Maxim Chassis along with Jim Bernheisel (Dirt Late Models), Jimmy Horton of Olsen Performance Center's will talk about Dirt Modifieds and there will be a variety of other demonstrations.

Attendees are reminded that all autographs are FREE as part of your admission ticket to the show.

Admission for adults is just $10.00 or a three day ticket is available at $25.00. For youngsters 6 thru 12, admission is just $3.00 and for kids, under 6, admission is free. Information on the show is updated regularly at www.aarn.com or telephone 609.888.3618. After January 10 information can be obtained at 215.641.4500 ext. 51. Discount lodging at local hotels is 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, PA Expo Center located just a short distance from Exit 26 of the PA. Turnpike.

-PMS

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Series Automotive , General
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Matt Kenseth , Steve Park , Geoffrey Bodine , Jimmy Spencer , Jerry Nadeau , Chad Little , Mark McFarland , Dave Blaney , Ted Christopher