Pennzoil Motorsports show kicks off 2001 season

Ft. Washington, PA (January 12, 2001) - Pennzoil Motorsports 2001 opened the doors today, kicking off its three day run at the Ft. Washington Expo Center. The Ft. Washington Expo Center is located just off exit 26 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike...

Ft. Washington, PA (January 12, 2001) - Pennzoil Motorsports 2001 opened the doors today, kicking off its three day run at the Ft. Washington Expo Center. The Ft. Washington Expo Center is located just off exit 26 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Ambler, PA.

Now in its 16th year, the Pennzoil Motorsports Expo continues to draw race fans from all over the northeast and mid-atlantic states. All 270,000 square feet of the exhibit hall are crammed with every type of racing vehicle imaginable, from sleek formula cars to muscular tractor pulling rigs.

One portion of the exhibit hall is geared towards the hard core racer. From fasteners and fire extinguishers, to tool cabinets and transporters, everything needed to stock a fully prepared race shop is available at the show. And if you don't have a race car, they're available too, from shifter karts to dragsters.

Representatives from area and national speedways are represented too. Tracks with displays include Pocono, Nazareth, Richmond, Dover, Martinsville, Watkins Glen, Williams Grove, Lincoln and Port Royal, just to name a few. All the local tracks have schedules available for planning the 2001 racing season.

For the autograph collector, several drivers will be signing throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday's schedule includes Ricky Bryant, Chad Little, Dave Blaney, Matt Kenseth, David Green and Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins. Steve Park and Jerry Nadeau will sign autographs on Sunday afternoon. Champions form local speedways will also be signing autographs on both days.

Pennzoil Motorsports 2001 also offers a wide variety technical seminars for racers. Topics range from hot coating to chassis setup. The Motormax Motorsports Garage Area allows demonstrations to be performed directly on an actual race car.

Pennzoil Motorsports 2001 also allows a fascinating glimpse at the past with displays from the Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club, the Atlantic Coast Old Timers and the Williams Grove Old Timers. The Williams Grove Old Timers, in association with the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing, provide beautiful examples of open wheel racers from the past. Any of the gentlemen working at the vintage car exhibits are more than willing to share the history of the cars on display.

On Saturday night, the U.S. Tobacco Ms. Motorsports pageant takes the stage for the final competition at 8:00 p.m.. Preliminaries are earlier in the day at 1:00 p.m.. Immediately following the Ms. Motorsports competition, a live broadcast of the Chili Bowl midget race will be shown on a huge television screen.

For more information on the show please visit the Area Auto Racing News website at www.aarn.com.

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Series General
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Steve Park , Jerry Nadeau , David Green , Dave Blaney
Teams Williams