Thomasville, NC ( Dec 27th ) ASA AC Delco Series Rookie of the Year candidate Ricky Bryant will be on hand , at the Motorsports 2001 show by Pennzoil, on Jan. 12th, 13th,and the 14th as well.

Ricky will be appearing with his # 35 Washington Apples / Acme Pontiac Grand Prix ASA showcar at the Washington Apple area (Spaces 1016 & 1017 ) Ricky will be meeting the fans,and signing autographs on Friday the 12th from 4 PM till 6 PM. On Saturday the 13th Ricky will be at the booth twice. From 12 till 2 PM and from 7 PM till 9 PM, and finally on Sunday from 12 Noon till 3 PM.

A variety of new 2001 postcards, and souvenirs will be given away, and Washington Apples will be sampled. Ricky Bryant & BG Motorsports will compete in the entire 2001 season for primary sponsor Washington Apples.Bryant will be in contention for the prized "Pat Schauer Memorial Rookie of the Year award and the big $ 50,000 check it accompanies.

In 2000 Bryant qualified for all 8 ASA races he attempted while still competing in the NASCAR Dash Series full time. Bryant finished 2nd in the Dash Series with 10 top 5 , and 16 top ten finishes in 18 races. Bryant also captured the Bud Pole at Daytona.

In 2001 Bryant & BG Motorsports hope to also compete in up to 5 races in the Busch Grand National or Craftsman Truck Series late in the year.

In addition to Washington Apples, Acme Supermarkets will be an associate sponsor during the Motorsports 2001 show. Also joining the BG Motorsports team as associate sponsors in 2001 are: PPG Automotive Finishes, Airborn Coatings, and Wellesley Inns& Suites.