Nadeau, Park set for Pennzoil show

FORT WASHINGTON, PA DECEMBER 15, 2001. . . Two of the rising young stars on the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit, Steve Park and Jerry Nadeau, will be appearing at Pennzoil Motorsports 2001. The three day show, offering everything...

FORT WASHINGTON, PA DECEMBER 15, 2001. . . Two of the rising young stars on the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit, Steve Park and Jerry Nadeau, will be appearing at Pennzoil Motorsports 2001. The three day show, offering everything motorsports, will take place at the Fort Washington, PA Expo Center starting at 1 p.m. on January 12th and continue until 6 p.m. January 14. More than 600 exhibit booths and 150 display vehicles representing just about all segments of the sport, will cover more than 270,000 square feet of the Expo Center. Steve Park, driver of the Dale Earnhardt owned Pennzoil sponsored Chevrolet, enjoyed his best season in Winston Cup competition during 2000. The New York native won his first Winston Cup race (Watkins Glen), earned two pole positions, and had six top-five finishes. He finished 11th in the final NASCAR Winston Cup standings.

Nadeau, another relative newcomer to Winston Cup, waited until the final race of the season (the NAPA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway) to claim his first career victory. Nadeau, a native of Danbury, CT., drove the Rick Hendrick owned, Michale Holigan sponsored Chevy to a 20th place finish in the final Winston Cup standings.

Park and Nadeau will be joining a large number of other top name racers and personalities as part of the 16th annual edition of the Pennzoil Motorsports Auto Racing Trade Show.

Pennzoil Motorsports continues to be the largest show of its type in the nation and is, again, expected to attract more than 40,000 visitors during its three days.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet many of the their favorite racers and personalities in the sport (on the national and local level) plus add to their autograph collections. All opportunities for autographs are included in the admission price to the show.

New this year will be the closed circuit live coverage of the nationally acclaimed O'Reilly Chili Bowl Nationals ( for midget auto racers) from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Once the popular U.S.Tobacco Aplus Mini Marts Ms Motorsports Pageant is completed on Saturday evening, the huge Budweiser 10'by 14" screen, being used to give attendees a better view of the attractive ladies taking part in the pageant, will be filled with live midget auto racing from the indoor dirt oval at Tulsa.

"There are still some opportunities for ladies to participate in the Ms. Motorsports Pageant. The winner goes home with $1,500, has their picture on the cover of Area Auto Racing News, and earns the opportunity to create a career for themself in the sport. Several of our past winners have turned the victory into a career stepping stone," said show organizer Len Sammons.

Ladies interested in participating in the Ms. Motorsports Pageant may telephone the show office at 609.888.3618.

In addition there are also openings for the Li'l Miss Motorsports Contest and the Big Wheel competition.

Included as part of the show are continuing seminars on a variety of subjects throughout the three days and there are live demonstrations in the MotorMax Garage.

"The show offers something for everybody. It is a mid- winter motorsports happening for the auto racing fan. And even if you are not a fan of the sport, it will give attendees a great opportunity to learn what has made motorsports the fast growing sport in the nation," said show manager Joe Pratt.

Admission is $10.00 per day for adults and $3.00 for children, 6-12. Under 6 admitted free. A special three day ticket for adults is just $25.00 and $9.00 for children. And there is free parking in the areas surrounding the Expo Center.

A complete schedule of events, ticket information, and exhibitor information is available at 609.888.3618 or visit the show website at Ask to be included on the show mailing list.

Discount show rates are available for show attendees at a number of local hotels. Telephone Marilyn Saxton at 215.752.2392 or Plaza II Travel at 215.943-0190.

The Fort Washington Expo Center, home of Pennzoil Motorsports 2001, is located just a short distance from Exit 26 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

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Series Automotive , NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Steve Park , Jerry Nadeau