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Feb. 6, 2012

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 Egan Wins Herr's Snack Bowl Thriller

2011 All Star Slingshot National runner-up Simon Egan made some moves that even questioned his driving ability in the last 3 laps of the Herr's Snack Bowl 25,but his handling of the S&S Speedways # 55 in turns 3 & 4 on the final lap gave him about an 8 inch win over Matt Carman that had to be quickly decided by 3 of the Sammons Motorsports scorers and assistant starter.

Simon and Matt were in contending positions for a top 3 run but not winning cars with 3 to go.It took 3 tries to finish the race and each time,the leader was the one paying the price of leading the field as it took three attempts to complete the race.

Polesitter Kurt Bettler brought the Scott Miller Motorsports # 66 to the green and lead the first 2 laps ,but a tire moved by a competitor the lap before,found the field shuffle behind him and in an attempt to miss the tire Anthony Perrego clipped the 66 putting both cars to the rear.RevStar owner Carl Labonte,who started 2nd could not get an outside row restart to his liking and got freight trained sending the Canadian driver back to 12th.The national provisional went to Cody Kline and Cody took the Susan Komen Race For a Cure 59 to the pits with a flat tire.Fast time winner Gary Hieber also went pit side and both drivers could not make repairs in time to rejoin the field.2 laps later would find qualifying winner Ryan Raidline,Mike Butler,Jim Housworth and early race leader Kurt Bettler head off from the racing surface.

Midpack racing was intense with Friday night heat winner Eddie Strada,Ben Whitaker and Mark Sensenig swapping positions every lap with Jesse Hartman joing in after a trip to the rear after being a part of one of the earlier yellows.B Main winners Steve Intravaia in the Dunn Hill 2 Speedway # 9 and Shanwna Ingraham both exited the speedway with minor handling issues and took 17th and 18th respectively.

The first late race restart saw Shannon Smith literally stand on the gas and have the lead heading into turn 1 from her outside row restart spot,but Vern McLaughlin II wanted it more and got the Eccles # 12 into Shannon between turns 1 and 2 causing her to spin the Hamlin Speedway 23. Smith's spin found her at the back of the field with McLaughlin II sent behind her for overly aggressive driving. Brett Bieber, who had stayed in the lead pack and was a race leader before being passed by McLaughlin II was set for his moment to shine but got tapped by Anthony Perrego in a chain reaction start that saw the drivers behind Bieber and Perrego want the lead more than they did with the 18 of Anthony Perrego, who had come back from an early race aggressive driving penalty, getting pushed into Bieber setting up another run to the checkered..

The scene was now set for a last lap sprint finish that elevated Egan, who only 2 restarts earlier was a sixth place runner into the winners' circle. Carman took the Lentini Auto Salvage # 11 to victory lane,only to be notified that he had been beaten by inches with 2011 Herr's Snack Bowl 25 hard luck driver Brandon Azzalina bringing the George VanVarick owned 17G under the checkered for 3rd.

Rounding out the top 5 were Shannon Smith ,who picked up 8 spots in the last 2 restarts and a patient Matt Dealaman in the 07 who earlier in the race got shuffled from 5th to 13th in 1 lap.

Herr's Snack Bowl 25 Slingshot Feature (25 Laps): 1. Simon Egan; 2. Matt Carman; 3. Brandon Azzalina; 4.Shannon Smith; 5. Matt Dealaman; 6. Eddie Strada; 7. Ben Whitaker; 8. Jesse Hartman; 9. Carl Labonte; 10. Mark Sensenig; 11. Vern McLaughlin II; 12. Brett Bieber; 13. Anthony Perrego; 14. Marc Daniels; 15. Jimmy Spellmon; 16. John Bockhorn; 17. Steve Intravaia; 18. Shawna Ingraham; 19. Kurt Bettler; 20. Jim Housworth; 21. Mike Butler; 22. Ryan Raidline; 23. Gary Hieber; 24. Cody Kline.

37 race teams were entered with all in attendance.
Fast Time: Gary Hieber
Heat winners: Eddie Strada,Ryan Raidline
Slingshot B-Main Winners: Shawna Ingraham, Steve Intravaia
Best Appearing Car: Langhorne Motorsports Scrappy's Auto Service # 56.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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BAY STATE RACING STARS REEN, CABRAL SEEK PROVIDENCE, R.I. “COFFEE CUP TROPHY” AT DUNKIN’ DONUTS CENTER; PAST WINNER CHRISTOPHER AND AC WINNER RUDOLPH LOOM LARGE

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - (February 9, 2012) - NASCAR Modified star Glen Reen and reigning NEMA Midget champion Randy Cabral are among the latest entrants for the Providence, R.I. Indoor Auto Races, set for March 10-11, 2012 at Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

Reen, of Wilbraham, scored the biggest win in his driving career in October, 2011 when he won the NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series race at Connecticut’s Thompson International Speedway’s season-ending World Series Of Auto Racing.

Cabral, of Bridgewater, raced his way to his third NEMA (Northeastern Midget Association) Midget driving championship in 2011. It was the tenth consecutive year in which Cabral has been in the top five in NEMA driver standings.

Reen and Cabral are among over forty early entries set to compete for victory in the fourth running of “The Coffee Cup.”

The weekend race meet includes two days of qualifying races and feature events for the powerful TQ (Three Quarter) Midgets and the bullet-like Champ Karts, culminating on Saturday with the running of “The Coffee Cup Classic”, a 40-lap TQ Midget feature, paying $2,000 to its winner.

On Sunday, the feature for TQ Midgets is a first time event, to be run over a 100 lap distance with a planned mid-race break to allow teams to make adjustments and, if possible, to re-enter the race

Ted Christopher, Plainville, Ct., is the defending champion of “The Coffee Cup”, run last year as a 40-lap event. “TC” won the preliminary night TQ Midget feature race at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall one week ago.

On Saturday, March 10, racing begins at 7:00 p.m., one hour after the arena gates swing open.

A “double heats” qualifying procedure assures all competitors a fair opportunity to qualify for the feature race.

On Sunday, March 11, racing begins at 2:00 p.m. preceded by “Fan Fest”, an interactive ‘meet & greet’ autograph signing session and photo opportunity for ticket holders. Qualifying races precede the features this day as well.

In addition to Reen, Cabral and Christropher, the entry Erick Rudolph, Ransomville, N.Y., has attracted attention.

Rudolph won last Saturday night’s Gamblers Classic in Atlantic City, in a dominating drive. Rudolph will be driving the same Mark Lafler-built, Timex Morgan-owned TQ Midget in the Providence events.

Morgan, Rochester, N.Y., will be a teammate of Rudolph as will past NEMA champion Joe Payne Jr., Fairlawn, N.J. A fourth car in this potent team has been entered without a driver.

The North East Midget Association (NEMA), a venerable and popular midget car racing in New England, has pledged the support of many of its top drivers besides champion Cabral.

The Champ Kart entry roster has been spiced by the entry of the Panciocco brothers, Mike and Peter, of Johnston, R.I and by a trio of Stoehrs - Avery of Lakeville, Ma. and sisters Bethany and Kathryn.

The Pancioccos have raced at Seekonk Speedway in its Seekonk Youth Racing Association (SYRA) classes while the Stoehrs are daughters of NEMA brothers Russ and Greg Stoehr.

Racers wishing to join in the TQ Midget action at Dunkin Donuts Center may find entry and rule information available at aarn.com.

Tickets for the Dunkin Donuts Center Indoor Race are on sale at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center box office and through Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com.
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PACKED HOUSE ON HAND FOR A.C. GAMBLERS CLASSIC; RUDOLPH SCORES A DOUBLE IN THREE QUARTER MIDGETS AND 600 MICRO SPRINTS; DALEY REPEATS ‘08 CHAMP KART WIN; EAGAN TOPS IN SLINGSHOT THRILLER

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -February 4 . . . In front of one of the largest crowds in Boardwalk Hall's Gamblers Classic ten year history, Ransomville, N.Y.'s Erick Rudolph dominated the weekend events. After winning the Micro Sprint features Friday and Saturday, Rudolph saved his best effort for last when he overpowered the competition, winning the Gamblers Classic for Three Quarter Midgets.

The race was a three-man affair from the outset. Front row starters Stewart Friesen and Rudolph paced the field and sparred with each other through a series of double file restarts. In one of those instances, Rudolph seemed to gain the upper hand only to have the start called back by officials who added a two position penalty for the infraction.

Undeterred, Rudolph passed Friesen after challenging for the lead for several laps. Friesen seemed destined for a second place finish but a late race tangle with a surging Billy Pauch saw Friesen spin and Pauch penalized.

Rudolph ruled the roost as the laps ran out. The big mover in the last five laps was Ryan Smith, who was trying to put a 600 Micro in the winners circle for the first time. Smith settled for second place after a sterling drive ahead of Jon Gambuti, ninth starter Mike Lichty and sixteenth place starter Tim Buckwalter.

The 20 lap Micro Sprint feature turned upside down on a mid-race tangle in the midst of heavy lapped traffic. Matt Janisch and Lou Cicconi Jr., running first and second, and pulling away from the field, encountered back markers. Janisch collected one of the lapped cars and nearly flipped. Cicconi clipped Janisch's slowing car and reduced speed himself but was able to keep his car running.

Cicconi thus inherited the lead and a clear track while Janisch restarted at the back of the field. Erick Rudolph, Friday night's 600 Micro feature winner, took up the chase as Cicconi held back all challenges. With three laps to go, Cicconi and Rudolph went at it head to head. On the final lap, Rudolph ducked under Cicconi in turn one, made a clean pass off turn two and took the checkered flag. The exacta of Rudolph and Cicconi was the same finish as the previous night.
In the Champ Karts, Chris Daley, 2008 winner, picked his way through a talent-laden field, avoided the pitfalls of lapped traffic and survived a two-lap shootout to win the 25-lap feature.
Heavy hitters Norman Hynes, Daley and Justin Bonsignore cut their way through the pack in pursuit of Brian Sullivan, who had taken command after Andy Nye had problems.
By lap five, Bonsignore and Daley had assumed first and second; and on lap nine, Daley completed his march to the front with a power pass for the lead as Hynes was just a few kart lengths off the pace.
With five laps left, the top three had pulled away from the pack but a caution flag flew with two laps left, setting up a green-white-checkered finish. Daley never wavered in the final lap as Bonsignore held second. Zac Smith made a key last lap move to assume third place at race's end.

Slingshot expert Simon Egan made a crossover move off the last two turns of the final lap that gave him a remarkable win over Matt Carman.

Neither Egan nor Carman seemed to be likely victors as the white flag waved on the first of three attempts at completing the race.

First, Vern McLaughlin tangled with Shannon Smith when she attempted to pass him on the outside. Smith was spun and went to the back of the pack as did McLaughlin, who was penalized for overly aggressive driving. Brett Biever, who had been among the early race leaders, and Anthony Perrego, who had come back from an early race aggressive driving penalty, lost their chances for a late race victory when they tangled.

This set up the last lap sprint finish that elevated Egan, who had first taken the white flag in sixth place, into the winners' circle. Carman was inches behind with Brandon Azzalina third.

Gamblers Classic TQ Midget Feature (40 Laps): 1. Erick Rudolph; 2. Ryan Smith; 3. Jon Gambuti; 4. Mike Lichty; 5. Tim Buckwalter; 6. Billy Pauch Jr.; 7. Matt Janisch; 8. Stewart Friesen; 9. Steve Craig; 10. Pat Bealer; 11. Jonathan Reid; 12. Mike Tidaback; 13. Lou Cicconi Jr.; 14. Mike Fedorcak; 15. Glen Reen; 16. Frank Fischer; 17. Chris deRitis; 18. Johnny Benson Jr.; 19. Ryan Greth; 20. Jonathan McKennedy; 21. Bobby Holmes; 22. Anthony Sesely; 23. BJ MacDonald; 24. Joey Payne; 25. Todd Hoddick; 26. Ted Christopher.

TQ Consolation Winners: Ryan Greth, Billy Pauch
TQ B-Main Winners: Marc Rogers, Jeff Kot.

600cc Micro Sprint Feature (20 Laps): 1.Erick Rudolph; 2. Lou Cicconi Jr., 3. Brett Michalski; 4. Jason Ormsby; 5. Kyle Hieber; 6. Justin Moench; 7. Rob Vivona; 8. Matt Janisch; 9. Steven Bracall; 10. Steve Walters; 11. Mike Dicely; 12. Greg Smith; 13. Johnny Gearhart; 14. Steve Kemery; 15. Mike Fillbrunn; 16. Timmy Neal; 17. Jack Conover Jr., 18. Randy Oswald; 19. Philip Durham; 20. Jimmy Carpenter; 21. Butch Valley Jr., 22; Sierra Weaver; 23. Steve West; 24. Jimmy Weiss.
Micro Sprint B-Main Winner: Greg Smith.

Champ Kart Feature (25 Laps): 1. Chris Daley; 2. Justin Bonsignore; 3. Zac Smith; 4. Todd Crenshaw, 5. Norman Hynes; 6. Glen Meisenhelder; 7. Ryan Kendall; 8. Brandon Rusczek; 9. Danny Bouc; 10 . Nick Hadden; 11. James Hadden; 12. DJ Shaw; 13. Joey Bruning; 14. Kevin Baird; 15. Joey Milza; 16. Eric Zeh; 17. Brian Sullivan; 18. Jonathan Cash; 19. Wayne Baker; 20. Matt Fenn; 21. Andy Nye; 22. Bryan Shields; 23. Bobby Timmons; 24. Brandon Young; 25. Mike Perry; 26. Carl Medeiros Jr., 27. Gavin Soroghan.
Champ Kart B-Main Winners: Gavin Soraghan, Zac Smith, Todd Crenshaw.

Slingshot Feature (25 Laps): 1. Simon Egan; 2. Matt Carman; 3. Brandon Azzalina; 4.Shannon Smith; 5. Matt Dealaman; 6. Eddie Strada; 7. Ben Witaker; 8. Jesse Hartman; 9. Carl Labonte; 10. Mark Sensenig; 11. Vern McLaughlin II; 12. Brett Biever; 13. Anthony Perrego; 14. Marc Daniels; 15. Jimmy Spellmon; 16. John Bockhorn; 17. Steve Intravaia; 18. Shawna Ingraham; 19. Kurt Bettler; 20. Jim Housworth; 21. Mike Butler; 22. Ryan Raidline; 23. Gary Hieber; 24. Cody Kline.
Slingshot B-Main Winners: Shawna Ingraham, Steve Intravaia
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FRIDAY NIGHT THREE QUARTER MIDGET, 600 MICRO SPRINT FEATURES WON BY TED CHRISTOPHER AND ERICK RUDOLPH; FIELD TAKES SHAPE FOR TONIGHT’S (Saturday) 10th ANNUAL GAMBLERS CLASSIC


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. –February 4.….. Ted Christopher of Plainville, Ct., and Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., were the winners of the Friday Atlantic City Indoor Race feature events before an enthusiastic crowd.

Christopher won for the third time in the Boardwalk Hall; he is tied with Joe Payne and Lou Cicconi as two- time Gamblers Classic winners and will have the opportunity Saturday to sweep the 2012 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall Three Quarter Midget events and become the only three-time Gamblers Classic winner.

Rudolph ran away with the 600cc Micro Sprint feature when he took the race lead at the one-third distance and survived several caution flag situations that negated big leads. The win was the first indoors for Rudolph, an accomplished talent on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Racing Series.

In the TQ 30-lap main event, Christopher out dueled Payne in a classic nose-to-tail fight to the finish. Payne had led the early laps of the race before ‘TC’ out muscled Payne on one of the numerous early race, side-by-side restarts.

Finishing a close third was Matt Janisch, Bethlehem, Pa., who started seventh in the race and avoided several accidents in front of him to take the spot ahead of Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa., and ninth starting Rudolph, winner of the earlier 600cc Micro Sprint race thirty minutes earlier.

Lou Cicconi Jr. perennial favorite, was involved in an early race mishap, went to the rear of the field as a penalty and, with no serious damage present, peddled his way home for a solid sixth place effort. Mike Lichty, who had started from thirteenth spot, Glen Reen, Tim Ice, who started nineteenth, and Bobby Holmes rounded out the top ten TQ feature finishers.

In the 600 Micro 20-lapper, once Rudolph was in the clear, the battle royale was for second place with Lou Cicconi taking the spot off the final turn of the last lap of the 20-car, 20-lap tussle. Mike Dicely and Kyle Hieber, who was making his first 600 Micro start indoors, completed the top five.

Rob Vivona, rookie Brett Michalski, Steve Walters, Randy Oswald and Justin Moench rounded out the Micro Sprint ten finishers.

Jason Ormsby rode out a spectacular crash on the first lap of the 600 Micro feature in which he overrode another competitor’s car’s wheel and flipped high in the air. He was not hurt in the wreck that put his car out of commission.

Champ Karts competed in three heat races, setting the front portion of the starting lineup for tomorrow’s feature. Bobby Timmons, Ryan Kendall and Nick Hadden were the winners.

Slingshot heat race winners were Eddie Strada and Ryan Raidline; the remainder of Slingshot qualifying takes place tomorrow prior to their feature event.

TQ Midget time trials saw Joe Payne, Ted Christopher, Jon Gambuti, Todd Hoddick and Erick Rudolph setting the top five fastest times. A pair of non-qualifier heat races for TQs were won by Mike Osite and Paul Lotier, Jr.

Ryan Smith, Ted Christopher, Bobby Holmes and Lou Cicconi, Jr. were the winners of the four Friday TQ-Midget qualifying races.

The busy day of racing served to assemble most of the starting lineups for the Champ Kart and Slingshot feature races Saturday. The two support classes raced in a series of qualifying races Friday to winnow the XXX Champ Kart entries and the XXX Slingshot hopefuls down to who won the Champ Kart heat races and won the Slingshot trial events.

TQ MIDGET FEATURE (30 Laps): 1. Ted Christopher; 2. Joe Payne Jr., 3. Matt Janisch; 4. Ryan Smith; 5. Erick Rudolph; 6. Lou Cicconi Jr., 7. Mike Lichty; 8. Glen Reen; 9. Tim Ice; 10. Bobby Holmes; 11. Shaun Carrig; 12. Tim Buckwalter; 13. Mike Fedorcak; 14. Billy Pauch Jr.; 15. Jon Gambuti; 16. Frank Fischer; 17. Steve Craig; 18. Timex Morgan; 19. Mike Tidaback; 20. Todd Hoddick; 21. Ryan Tidman; 22. Joe Lord Jr.

600 MICRO FEATURE (20 Laps): 1. Erick Rudolph; 2. Lou Cicconi Jr., 3. Matt Janisch; 4. Mike Dicely; 5. Kyle Hieber; 6. Rob Vivona; 7. Brett Michalski; 8. Steve Walters; 9. Randy Oswald; 10. Justin Moench; 11. Jack Conover Jr., 12. Steven Bracall; 13. Steve West; 14. Johnny Gearhart; 15. Sierra Weaver; 16. Philip Durham; 17. Butch Valley Jr., 18. Timmy Neal; 19. Jason Ormsby; 20. Jimmy Weiss.

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RECORD FIELD OF RACE CARS AT A.C. BOARDWALK HALL, PRODUCES HIGH SPEEDS, TIMEX MORGAN FOUR CAR TEAM TOPS CHART, DRIVER TYLER ROSS UNHURT IN WILD MICRO SPRINT CRASH

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. February 3, 2012 . . . After a record 200-plus entries had filed into cavernous pit area of Boardwalk Hall Thursday, a five hour closed-to-the-public test session allowed competitors an opportunity to shake down their cars before racing begins Friday night.

The practice served as a tune-up for the tenth annual Gamblers Classic tonight (February 3) and Saturday (February 4) inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.

The fastest drivers of all, unofficially, were all members of the same team, headed by owner-driver Timex Morgan, Rochester, N.Y. Morgan and his three teammates, Ryan Flores, Mooresville, N.C., Joey Payne Jr., Fairlawn, N.J., and Erick Rudolph, Ransomville, N.Y., were each clocked repeatedly under the nine-second barrier.

“We’re fast,” Payne, a two time Gamblers Classic winner, beamed. “I think I passed everybody on the track in my group.”

Also under the nine-second barrier were Billy Pauch, Frenchtown, N.J., and Tim Buckwalter, Royersford, Pa. Both are past Gamblers Classic support race winners.

Two other two time former Gamblers Classic race winners, Ted Christopher, Plainville, Ct., and Lou Cicconi Jr., Aston, Pa., were not as fast. Cicconi was aboard an all new specially built TQ Midget prepared by Indianapolis car builder Dan Drinan.

Early in the session, Christopher was confident. “There’s still some adjusting to do on the car,” said Christopher. “I can go faster and was two-tenths father than Louie (Cicconi) already,” Christopher added. In the final practice, ‘TC’ clipped an infield tire barrier, bending his left front suspension, ending his night.

Not surprisingly, Cicconi was not as fast as many of his chief rivals, owing to the fact that his new car had never been raced. “We have some work to do,” Cicconi said.

Each of the four classes in competition this weekend – TQ-Midgets, 600cc Micro Sprints, Champ Karts and Slingshots – had the chance to shake down the equipment in four separate, rotating test sessions.

Stewart Friesen, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. dirt track standout, marveled at the amount of time provided and how many paved track specialists coveted the minutes. “These asphalt drivers just love to practice,” laughed Friesen. “Us dirt track guys are lucky to get five minutes during the racing season,” he added.

Friesen opted out of the first of the four planned practices. “I’ll wait until the track takes more rubber,” said Friesen. Unfortunately for the Canadian, his car blew an engine his first time on the track, requiring an engine change.

In the second 600cc Micro Sprint practice, a spectacular crash saw a car driven by Tyler Ross flip numerous times and carom off the outside guardrail at high speed. Ross was uninjured in the wild crash and was actively seeking a replacement car less than an hour after the wreck.

Despite the high level of experience and talent overall, two competitors used the Thursday test to make their very first laps of racing indoors. They are Shawna Ingraham, Brick, N.J., who is driving a Slingshot for the first time, and Chris Laureigh, Lanoka Harbor, N.J., competing in a Champ Kart in his maiden voyage.

Ingraham, recently named Rookie Of The Year at Wall Stadium for her Sportsman stock car season, had had no illusions of instant success. “I just want to have some fun,” said Ingraham, grand-daughter of long time New Jersey stock car patron Don Ling, Sr.

Laureigh’s son Jonathan, 15, was originally scheduled to drive. “When we got here we found out he’s too young, by just a couple of months, to race. So I’m going to drive it,’ said the elder Laureigh, adding that his most recent race was over a decade ago, in a stock car at Wall Stadium.

One of the bigger surprises on the mechanical side of the ledger was the new car being driven Jon Gambuti, Point Pleasant, N.J. While not in and of itself unusual, the car, owned by Colin Martin, Denver, Pa., was a new Drinan-built machine. Martin is the designer of the Spitfire, a TQ design that has two past Gamblers Classic wins to its credit.

“It was time for a change,” said Martin. “That’s what I thought. But the car has been slow. Gambuti wanted me to go back home and get the old car.”

Each car competing in Boardwalk Hall must pass a pre-race technical inspection with dozens of items checked for legality. The most important of these are safety mandates though competition rules compliance is often the most difficult and contentious phase of the certification.

Inspector George McKelvey was pleasantly surprised at the tech results. “This was one of the smoothest inspection years we have had,” said McKelvey.

A collection of twelve Vintage TQ-Midgets from the 60s, 70s and 80s and many of the drivers who raced them in Boardwalk Hall will be on hand over the weekend, signing autographs Friday and driving in an exhibition race following Fan Fest and preceding the start of racing on Saturday.

Tickets are still available for Friday (Feb. 3) and Saturday night’s events either through the Boardwalk Hall box office or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Racing begins at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Feb. 3) and at 7:00 p.m. Saturday. On Saturday, a one-hour Fan Fest meet-and-greet-the-drivers session will take place on the floor of Boardwalk Hall.
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LARRY WIGHT’S INDOOR DEBUT HIGHLY ANTICIPATED; WILL RUN DARREN FORBES’ 600 MICRO SPRINT AT A.C. INDOOR RACES

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 30, 2012 . . . When the phrase “brightest and best” is applied to upstate New York dirt track racing circles, Phoenix, N.Y. teenager Larry Wight’s name is at the top of the list. Wight, 19, is the latest of more than 200 drivers to enter Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall Indoor Races. Nearly thirty 600cc Micro Sprint
teams have committed to participate in the race.

The 10th edition of the event under the direction of Len Sammons and staff is planned for Friday and Saturday nights Feb. 3-4, 2012. College student Wight will be making his first start indoors aboard a 600cc Micro Sprint owned by Darren Forbes of Baldwinsville, N.Y.

The Micro Sprints are one of four classes of car in competition. The lightning-fast TQ (three quarter) Midgets, the aggressively-driven Slingshots and the missile-like Champ Karts are the others.

 “The car is an older chassis but we have raced it only once,” said owner Forbes. “It’s a good car and I am sure Larry will do well with it,” Forbes concluded.

Wight, a winner of 88 outdoor races in his driving career, is part of the highly regarded Baldwinsille, N.Y. based Gypsum Racing Team, that fields or backs half a dozen upstate New York big-block and small-block Modified teams.

The biggest day so far in Wight’s racing career came on September 5, 2010, when he outran Alan Johnson, the winningest driver of all time in big-block DIRTCar history.

The combined driver rosters among the four competition classes is approaching 210, having eclipsed 200 late last week. Wight and Forbes will have two chances to win in Boardwalk Hall; the 600cc Micro Sprints are the only division that will have feature races on both Friday and Saturday nights. Vintage TQ midgets have been added to the weekend of events. Cars will be displayed on Friday, Feb. 3 throughout Boardwalk’s Hall spectator concourse.

A warm-up session is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, Feb. 4. Cars will then be displayed and drivers will be available for autographs and photos during the interactive evening Fanfest session prior to the beginning of racing program. Drivers will hand out full-size souvenir pennants to the first five hundred youngsters during Fanfest as well.
Tickets for the Atlantic City event are on sale now at Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com  and at the event at the Boardwalk Hall box office.
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TWO TIME BOARDWALK HALL WINNER JOEY PAYNE SURVIVED MAJOR WRECK TO WIN AGAIN; OVER 200 ENTERED FOR AC INDOOR RACES; FAN FEST I-POD GIVEAWAYS ADDED TO PRE-RACE FUN

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - (January 26, 2012) - There are three TQ Midget drivers who have savored victory in the coveted Gamblers Classic Indoor race not once, but twice.
Unique among them is Joe Payne, Jr., of Fairlawn, N.J.

The 10th edition of the event known as the Gamblers Classic, run under the direction of Len Sammons and staff, is planned for Friday and Saturday nights Feb. 3-4, 2012.

A winner for the first time in the 2004 Gamblers Classic, Payne survived a catastrophic, life-threatening accident in a summer outdoor, 2006 Midget crash. He then returned to Boardwalk Hall in 2007 to win the Classic a second time.

Payne, a past Three Quarter Midget circuit champion, and expert NEMA Midget and Super modified driver during the summer, is among 80 drivers who will manhandle the powerful TQ (three quarter) Midgets around the tenth-mile Boardwalk Hall track.

“The accident (at Stafford Springs, Ct.) cracked my helmet and bent the left side of the seat straight out,” Payne said. “The seat manufacturer couldn’t believe I had survived when he saw the seat. It took awhile to recover from that one,” admitted Payne.

Three other classes, the mechanical bull-like dirt 600cc Micro-Sprints, the slamming’ Slingshots and the guided missile Champ Karts will be in competition.

Nearly sixty Champ kart teams, three dozen Slingshot specialists, and 32 dirt 600cc Micro Sprint men and machines have paid the entry fee to secure a spot on the roster.
That number is expected to grow as this weekend’s race date approaches. Over two hundred cars have entered to date.

Payne, who also has two second place finishers in the ‘Gamblers’ (2008, 2009), will be driving a 2011 model car built by New York master TQ Midget builder Mike Lafler. Lafler’s cars have a reputation for durability and safety, important considerations for Payne since his accident.

Vintage TQ midgets, an added class for 2012, will be showcased on Friday, Feb. 3 throughout Boardwalk’s Hall spectator concourse with many of their drivers and owners on hand to sign autographs.

Vintage Cars will then be displayed and drivers will be available for autographs and photos during the interactive Saturday evening Fanfest session prior to the beginning of racing program. A controlled exhibition race will follow among the vintage cars and their drivers. These retired drivers will hand out full-size souvenir pennants to the first five hundred youngsters during Fanfest as well.

The Vintage TQ program has been assembled by noted racing engineer Gary Mondschein, who himself was a TQ Midget and full size Midget driver for many years.
The Fan Fest pre-race autograph signing session will also provide opportunities for lucky fans to win valuable prizes.

Through the courtesy of 600cc Micro Sprint car sponsor and entrant JR Michalski Heating &?Air Conditioning of Langhorne, Pa., two lucky young fans will win I-Pods. The free-to-enter drawing will take place at trackside at the conclusion of Fan Fest by the side of Brett Michalski’s 600cc Micro Sprint.

Racers wishing to enter any of the divisions competing in Atlantic City may find entry and rule information available at aarn.com.

Tickets for the Atlantic City event are on sale now at Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com  and at the Boardwalk Hall box office.

Good seats still remain available; tickets purchased in advance will not incur a local Atlantic City $2-per-ticket tax charged the day of the event.
Further information can also be obtained by calling the show office (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at 609-888-3618.

TQ Midget entries are also pouring in for “The Coffee Cup”, the indoor race scheduled for Providence, R.I. on March 10-11, 2012 at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Previous winner Ted Christopher, Billy Pauch Sr., Steve Craig, Frank Fischer, BJ MacDonald and Jonathan Reid are among those who have joined Paul Loiter Jr., who was the first entrant for the March event.

The North East Midget Association (NEMA), a venerable and popular midget car racing in New England, has pledged the support of many of its top drivers.

Racers wishing to join in the TQ Midget action at Dunkin Donuts Center may find entry and rule information available at aarn.com.

Tickets for the Dunkin Donuts Center Indoor Race event are on sale at Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com.
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BIG CROWDS MAKE MOTORSPORTS 2012 A SUCCESS STORY FOR 27TH YEAR

OAKS, PA January 23, 2011 . . . Large crowds jammed the aisles and exhibitors did brisk business at the Motorsports 2012 Presented by SEF Small Engine Fuels Race Car and Trade Show. Racers, fans and promoters filled the three day show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center to see just about everything imaginable in motorsports. Attendance was up considerably over past years for Friday and on the closing day, Sunday. A big crowd filled the Expo on Saturday despite the first winter storm to hit the area this season.

NASCAR Sprint Cup star Matt Kenseth, four time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday, drag racing legend Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins, five time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion crew chief Chad Knaus, former NASCAR star now SPEED TV personality Jimmy Spencer and a host of other well known figures in the sport were on hand to visit with fans and sign autographs.

“Our sales were good this year and every year. We know the market, the people know we are going to be here and give them good prices,” said Jeff Behrent of Behrent’s Performance Warehouse (Florida, NY).

Other vendors, filling more than 600 exhibit areas, shared the same enthusiasm about the show with several already making plans to return with the show takes place again in January, 2013.

No less than 250 race vehicles representing a wide variety of motorsports were won display and enjoyed by the fans.

Attendees also had the opportunity to visit various speedway displays collecting information on the 2012 season that will help them make plans for the events they want to attend.

“We do this show to meet the racing public, get exposure, and give something back to the sport, “ said VP Racing Fuels’ Fred Turza. “The Motorsports show has been excellent for what we are trying to achieve.”

One of the many highlights of the show was the annual BPG Racing Ms Motorsports Pageant won this year by Ms. Samantha Legas. The 20-year-old resident of Savannah, NY picked up $1,500 as the new Ms. Motorsports and will now represent the show through a number of personal appearances at motorsports events throughout 2012. 


“I never expected to win Ms. Motorsports since I never had entered a pageant before,” said Legas. “I enjoy modeling, I enjoy racing and this is an opportunity to do both. I’m really looking forward to it.”

First Runner-up was 21-year-old Kasey Missimer of Bechtelsville, PA representing NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway. Kasey also has the opportunity to be Miss AARN. Should Legas not be able to fulfill her obligations as Ms. Motorsports Kasey would step in.

Second Runner-up honors went to Mindy English of Addison, NY. The Dangerous Wines Swimsuit Winner was Kimmie Trout of Reading, PA.

The MetalFab sponsored Sunday activities included the Little Miss Motorsports Pageant with eight year old Carlee Strunk, daughter of 358 Modified racer Glenn Strunk, of Bechtelsville, PA earning the title. First Runner-up was Brianna Carter of New Egypt, NJ with Second Runner-up honors going to Kylie Murray of Pottstown, PA.

In the Tiny Miss Motorsports Pageant seven year old Samantha Idele of Southampton, NJ walked off with the top prize while First Runner-up honors went to Raclyn Eisenhard who calls Reading, PA home. Second Runner-up was Samantha Grice of Newark, Delaware.

Also on Sunday Joshua Fisher lead Jacob Reinfendifer and Cody West across the finish line in the 7-9 bracket of the Big Wheel racing action. Shane Rothman was tops in the 5-6 year old class with Bryce Smith and Gunnar Zeiner (son of late model racer Zane Zeiner) following. Mia Hirschman, granddaughter of asphalt modified racer Tony Hirschman Sr., won the 3-4 year old feature with Mackenzie Adams and Lainden Hinds finishing second and third.

Best Booth Awards were earned by:

Best In Show: Four Star Lettering
Best Commercial Booth: DMI
Best Quarter Midget Booth: Doylestown Quarter Midgets (Honeybrook)
Best Vintage Club: Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club
Best Speedway Booth: NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway
Best Car Award went to:
Best Stock Car: Matt Jester (BD Media Booth)
Best Open Cockpit Car: Nick Schlauch, Sr. (Lincoln Speedway Booth)
Best Drag Car: Mike Clayboss 1970 Buick (VP Booth)
Best Vintage Stock Car: Frankie Schneider Sedan (Nazareth Reunion)
Best Vintage Open Cockpit Car: “White Phantom” (Flemington Historical)

Plans for the 2013 edition the Motorsports show will be announced shortly. Companies wishing to get on the mailing list to receive 2013 exhibitor information, which will be available in less than a month, can do so by writing to motorsports@aarn.com.  Fans can also join the mailing list by writing to the same address.

“We would love to hear from show attendees/fans/racers with their opinions about the show,” said show producer Len Sammons. “We are always looking for suggestions regarding the show. We think we had a great show this time around but we always feel there is room for improvement.”
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THREE QUARTER MIDGET DRIVER MIKE TIDABACK HAS EXPERIENCED INDOOR RACING EXTREMES; HE IS AMONG FORMER WINNERS IN A.C.

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ…..January 18, 2012 . . . Mike Tidaback knows first hand what it feels like to experience the rush of victory inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.

He also knows what it is like to walk away from a big time crash.

The 10th edition of the event known as the Gamblers Classic, run under the direction of Len Sammons and staff, is planned for Friday and Saturday nights Feb. 3-4, 2012.

In the sixth running of the Indoor racing classic, in 2008, Tidaback, of Little Falls, N.J., rubbed wheels with fellow driver Donnie Adams and, in a battle of wills, won the feature in spectacular style.

Two years later, in the eighth running of the Gamblers Classic, Tidaback was dazed and ablaze after flying through the air following a multi-car, high-speed collision.

Tidaback, a past Three Quarter Midget circuit champion, is among over 70 drivers who will wrestle the powerful TQ (three quarter) Midgets around the tenth-mile Boardwalk Hall track.

Three other classes, the straight-line fast dirt 600cc Micro- Sprints, the tested-tough Slingshots and the lazer-like Champ Karts will be in competition.

Over fifty Champ kart teams, two-and-a-half dozen Slingshot specialists, and a like number of dirt 600cc Micro Sprint men and machines have paid the entry fee to secure a spot on the roster.

That number is expected to grow with just two weeks remaining prior to race time. Overall, more than 200 teams are expected to be vying for starting berths in the four feature races.

Vintage TQ midgets, an added class for 2012, will be showcased on Friday, Feb. 3 throughout Boardwalk’s Hall spectator concourse with many of their drivers and owners on hand to sign autographs.

Cars will then be displayed and drivers will be available for autographs and photos during the interactive evening Fanfest session prior to the beginning of racing program. A controlled exhibition race will follow among the vintage cars and their drivers.

Drivers will hand out full-size souvenir pennants to the first five hundred youngsters during Fanfest as well.

The Vintage TQ program has been assembled by noted racing engineer Gary Mondschein, who himself was a TQ Midget and full size Midget driver for many years.

Racers wishing to enter any of the divisions competing in Atlantic City may find entry and rule information available at aarn.com.

Tickets for the Atlantic City event are on sale now at Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com  and at the Boardwalk Hall box office.

Good seats still remain available; tickets purchased in advance will not incur a local Atlantic City $2-per-ticket tax.

Further information can also be obtained by calling the show office (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at 609-888-3618.

TQ Midget entries are also pouring in for “The Coffee Cup”, the indoor race scheduled for Providence, R.I. on March 10-11, 2012 at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Previous winner Ted Christopher, Billy Pauch Sr., Steve Craig, Frank Fischer, BJ MacDonald and Jonathan Reid are among those who have joined Paul Lotier Jr., who was the first entrant for the March event.

The North East Midget Association (NEMA), a venerable and popular midget car racing in New England, has pledged the support of many of its top drivers.

Racers wishing to join in the TQ Midget action at Dunkin Donuts Center may find entry and rule information available at aarn.com.

Tickets for the Dunkin Donuts Center Indoor Race event are on sale at Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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MOTORSPORTS 2012 IS JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING IMAGINABLE SQUEEZED INTO A 225,000 EXPO CENTER, DISPLAY SPACE SOLD OUT

OAKS, PA January 15, 2012 . . . It’s here!!! Motorsports 2012 Presented by SEF Small Engine Fuels Race Car and Trade Show will get the green flag on Friday, January 20th at 2 p.m. when the doors open and 225,000 square feet of just about everything imaginable is unveiled in the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. It is the 27th annual edition of this huge motorsports show produced by Len Sammons and staff.

“Display space is sold out for the show. We have squeezed in as much about motorsports as we possibly can,” said Sammons. “We are expecting big attendance numbers and the show could possibly be a record breaker.”

The three day show, closing at 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 22nd, gives attendees the opportunity to chat with and collect autographs from some of the biggest names in motorsports. Included will be four time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday, five time NASCAR Sprint Cup championship crew chief Chad Knaus, past NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Matt Kenseth, former NASCAR standout and now SPEED TV personality Jimmy Spencer, drag racing legend “Grumpy”Jenkins, sprint car Hall of Famers Doug Wolfgang and Brad Doty, SPEED TV personality John Roberts and many local and regional racers.

A ticket to the show gives visitors a chance to see more than 250 race vehicles on display and visit hundreds of vendors offering something for everyone.

During the course of the three days there will be:
* A variety of FREE seminars covering a number of subjects that relate to the sport
* Big Wheel racing for the kids (on Metal Fab Sunday). No need to bring a Big Wheel
* The BPG Racing Ms. Motorsports Pageant on Saturday, 8 p.m.
* Little Miss and Tiny Miss Motorsports Pageant on Sunday at 1 p.m.
* Nazareth Speedway Reunion with more than three dozen drivers on hand to sign a special commemorative poster
* A number of book authors offering copies of their book and signing autographs
* Top Northeastern Race Winners Autograph Session with commemorative poster
* DISCOVERY TV’s Russ Newberry of the “Deadliest Catch”
* RAACE Charity Auction
* And so much more

Daily admission to the show for adults is just $14 while youngsters 5 thru 12 pay $5. A three day adult ticket is $30 and youngsters pay $15. However on Metal Fab Sunday admission for youngsters 12 and under is FREE. And there is ample free park convenient to the hall.

A complete show schedule, directions and other information can be found at www.aarn.com.  And if you have specific questions you can call 609.888.3618.
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JEFF HEOTZLER ENTERS AC INDOOR RACES; EIGHT OF NINE PAST GAMBLER CLASSIC WINNERS IN FIELD; DIMENSION DESIGN BONUSES ANNOUNCED

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - (January 11, 2012) - Jeff Heotzler, winner of Atlantic City’s 2005 Gamblers Classic Indoor Race at Boardwalk Hall, is the latest TQ (Three quarter) Midget driver to enter the annual event.

The 10th edition of the event under the direction of Len Sammons and staff is planned for Friday and Saturday nights Feb. 3-4, 2012.

Heotzler, of Wallkill, N.Y., was the winner of a memorable race that was decided in Heotzler’s favor on the final lap.

The lightning-fast TQ (three quarter) Midgets join three other classes of race cars: the out-of-control dirt 600cc Micro-Sprints, the aggressively-driven Slingshots and the missile-like Champ Karts.

Heotzler’s entry confirms eight of the nine previous Gamblers Classic are planning to compete.

Joey Payne (2004, 2007); Lou Cicconi Jr. (2006, 2010); and Ted Christopher (2009, 2011) are two time winners; each is seeking a third Gamblers Classic victory in this year’s race.

Mike Tidaback (2008), like Heotzler, is a solo Gamblers winner; only Andy Mackareth (2003) is not entered and is inactive in the sport.

Heotzler has not raced at Boardwalk Hall in three years; his car was demolished in a 2009 accident at Providence, R.I. but has been repaired for this event.

The driver roster for the four competition classes stands at 73 TQ teams, 54 Champ kart teams, 31 dirt 600cc Micro Sprint cars and drivers, and 27 Slingshots.

That number is expected to grow steadily with two weeks remaining prior to race time. Upward of 200 teams are expected to be vying for starting berths in the four feature races.
TQ Midget entries are wide ranging, having been received from eight states one Canadian province.

Vintage TQ midgets have been added to the weekend of events. Cars will be displayed on Friday, Feb. 3 throughout Boardwalk’s Hall spectator concourse.

A warm-up session is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, Feb. 4. Cars will then be displayed and drivers will be available for autographs and photos during the interactive evening Fanfest session prior to the beginning of racing program. Drivers will hand out full-size souvenir pennants to the first five hundred youngsters during Fanfest as well.

Racers wishing to enter any of the divisions competing in Atlantic City may still do so and can find entry and rule information available at aarn.com.

Tickets for the Atlantic City event are on sale now at Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com  and at the Boardwalk Hall box office. Ticket prices remain the same as the past event. Premium seats sell out quickly.

Further information can also be obtained by calling the show office (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at 609-888-3618.

TQ Midget entries are also pouring in for “The Coffee Cup”, the indoor race scheduled for Providence, R.I. on March 10-11, 2012 at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Early entries include Ryan Tidman, Ted Christopher, Billy Pauch Sr., Steve Craig, Frank Fischer, BJ MacDonald and Jonathan Reid are among those who have joined Paul Lotier Jr., who was the first entrant for the March event.

Racers wishing to join in the TQ Midget action at Dunkin Donuts Center may find entry and rule information available at aarn.com.

Dimension Design (DD), Brodheadsville, Pa., has enhanced both the Atlantic City and Providence races with a cash bonus program for all cars running Dimension Design component parts and sporting DD decals.

The plan is as follows: overall fast qualifier (if a DD eligible car) $100; Gamblers Classic top three finishing DD cars (any position) $100, $75, $50.

The top three Dimension Design finishers in the Providence Indoor race will also receive like bonuses and if a DD eligible car wins both the Atlantic City Gamblers Classic and Providence Coffee Cup that team will earn an additional $250.

Five $100 gift certificates will be distributed throughout the field each weekend.

Dimension Design will once again supply TQ and 600 racers with pit side service at both indoor races.

Tickets for the Dunkin Donuts Center Indoor Race event are on sale at Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com.
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HARD CORE RACERS WILL FIND ONE STOP SHOPPING AT MOTORSPORTS 2012 SHOW

OAKS, PA JANUARY 9, 2012. . . It’s quite possible, literally, to spend a day at the Motorsports 2012 Presented by VP’s SEF Small Engine Fuels Race Car and Trade Show and buy everything needed to put a turn-key race car on the track, maintain it, and tow it to speedway in style.

The three day show, January 20-21-22, covers all of the space available in the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, PA and gives attendees the opportunity to see - and order - just about anything and everything imaginable in motorsports.

The Motorsports 2012 Show will have among its exhibitors, the three major dirt track Modified race car manufacturers, Bicknell Race Cars, Teo Pro, and Troyer Engineering. Would-be buyers will have the rare opportunity to shop and compare, side by side in a controlled setting, the virtues of each chassis and component parts.

Bernheisel Race Cars, the foremost dirt Late Model builder, and RTS, long considered the top Micro Sprint builder in the east will also showcase their newest, fastest, and safest and move innovative race cars and components.

Every race car needs a safe, well engineered seat; three manufacturers, Kirkey, Butlerbuilt and The Joie of Seating will have their newest, tested-tough pieces on view and available for immediate purchase.

Roush-Yates, Speed Equipment Corporation (SEC) and Kriner Racing Engines will be competing for the under-the-hood dollars of racing consumers.

If your sector of the sport requires use of a carburetor, either Avanti or Island Performance can be of service.

Engines need to be cooled and a Calaman Racing Radiators is an essential element for a start-up or established race team. Durable belt drives are fundamental to maximizing performance and Jones Racing Products, an industry leader, will have their full product line on display at the Show.

Power is useless in a race car without getting the torque to the wheels. Racing rear end manufacturers DMI and Winters will be in competition for attention and sales. A KSE steering system is another essential, available at Motorsports 2012. VRP Shocks and Robison Racing Products offer products to enhance handing characteristics and provide a competitive advantage.

Once put in motion, two exhibiting companies, Wilwood and Performance Friction offer the products, backed by race-proven research, to slow the cars down.

No race car will far or fast without quality race fuels and without premium lubricants. VP, Insinger Performance and Viper Venom each offer the fuel to go fast. Joe Gibbs Racing, Brad Penn Lubricants, Lucas Oil and SPL Lubricants each provide the vital fluids needed to reduce friction in highly tuned engines.

And for tires, both American Racer and Hoosier will be on hand at Motorsports, wooing promoters and series organizers as much as competitors to give their brands a try.
Tires need to be mounted. Valken and Keiser, two of the industry leaders in competition wheel engineering, provide race teams options.

The safety conscious racer (and who isn’t?) can choose between Design 500, Hinchman or Velocita for a custom made fire suit.

Most, if not all of the racing specialty equipment on display at Motorsports 2012 is available in quantity throughout the racing season from five different retailer-exhibitors:

 Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Hoffman Brothers Speed & Performance, A1 Racing Products, Pancho’s Speed Parts and Precise Racing Products.

There are other firms at Motorsports to fill a race team’s need for apparel - Bob Hilbert Sportswear, ASI and Awesome Racewear.

Getting to and from the races in style and with reliability is critical, given long distances traveled and loads carried. Trailer manufacturers Gold Rush, Haulmark, Cargo, and Car Mate offer those in the market choices over the spectrum of motorsports budgets.

Exhibiting trailer dealers G. Stone and Atlantic Coast offer additional product lines and opportunities.

Recreational vehicles, a necessary adjunct to a motorsports team on the move, are available for view from Dylan’s RV and Stoltzfus RV.

No team is whole without a professional appearing rig and car. Radical Designs, 4 Star Lettering, Nouse Graphics and Sharp Signs &?Designs each are capable of creating, designing, printing and meeting sensitive customer deadlines.

Area Auto Racing News, a nationally distributed motorsports trade publication, will begin its 50th consecutive year of publication on January 3, 2012. The Trenton, NJ based publication will have limited run 50th Year commemorative t-shirts available at the booth when the ‘Best Of The Best’ are signing autographs and throughout the three days of the show.

A special offer on Area Auto Racing News subscriptions will also be offered.

Young ladies are reminded that there is still time to register to be part of the annual BPG Racing Ms. Motorsports Pageant set for Saturday, January 21st. The winner walks off with $1,500 and other perks plus opportunities for personal appearances representing the Motorsports show.

Tim Hogue can provide those interested with all details on the show and send a complete color brochure that outlines all show details for those wanting to be exhibitors. There are very few display spaces available at this late date.

And it is not too late for race teams to be thinking about having their race car on display at the show. Contact Tim at 609.888.3618.

The annual show, produced by Len Sammons and his staff, is considered by many to be the most successful show of its type on the East Coast.

Information on show tickets, show hours and more can be had at www.aarn.com.  A complete show schedule, changing often as the show dates get closer, is also available at the show website.

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THINGS ARE CHANGING, FOR THE BETTER, AS MOTORSPORTS 2012 IS QUICKLY APPROACHING

OAKS, PA January 6, 2012. . . There is something new being added to the Motorsports 2012 Presented by SEF Small Engine Fuels Race Car and Trade show each day as the opening day moves closer. The three day show, offering just about everything imaginable in motorsports, is set for Friday, January 20th through Sunday, January 22nd at the conveniently located Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

An event that will have fans talking is the Nazareth Speedway Reunion set for Saturday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and featuring many of the famous drivers that raced at the legendary ˝-mile dirt track before it’s closing. A special collector’s poster will be available and drivers such as Buzzie and Wayne Reutimann, Frank Cozze, Tom Hager, Stan Ploski, Charlie Shire, Richie Smith and many others will be on hand to autograph it.

At the very same time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour racers will be at the Racing for Jesus display area to sign autographs. Included will be Ronnie Silk, George Brunnhoelzl III, Todd Szegedy and Andy Seuss. They will also have their modifieds on display.

And there are educational opportunities covering subjects that range from the basics of sponsorship marketing to what shocks should be used on the race car.

Russ Newberry, the deck boss on the Time Bandit from the hit Discovery TV show “The Deadliest Catch” will be signing autographs each day at the Dangerous Wines booth No. 306. Check the show schedule at www.aarn.com  for the latest times.

Dirt track racing legend Buzzie Reutimann along with Wayne Reutimann will be signing autographs and will be happy to sign the book “Paved Track Dirt Track” at the Coastal 181 Booth No. 816 from 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

In addition Joe Miegoc will be available to greet fans and sign his new book Pocono: NASCAR’s Northern Invasion. The former Pocono Record sports editor tells the real story of the success of Pocono Raceway.

A recent addition to the Coastal 181- Reading for Racers display area is the appearance of George Campbell, author of Busch North Scene: The Busch Years of 1987-2007 as well as his previous book, Busch North Scene: A Ten Year Retrospective. Campbell will be appearing from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday and will have books available for purchase.

There will be a great birthday celebration when legendary New Jersey Modified stock car owner John Norcia celebrates his 81st birthday and there will be a display of Norcia owned modifieds with past drivers such as Sammy Beavers, Art Fillbrunn, Billy Osmun and Don Stives planning to be on hand. The current Norcia family Modified, driven by Dan Opdyke at New Egypt, NJ Speedway, will be part of the display.

Fans are invited to check in at www.aarn.com  to get a complete schedule of events for the three day show running from Friday, January 20th thru Sunday, January 22nd.

Headlining the show, the 27th annual edition, will be such standouts as NASCAR Sprint Cup racer Matt Kenseth, five time NASCAR Sprint Cup championship crew chief Chad Knaus, NASCAR Camping World Truck racer Ron Hornaday, former NASCAR standout and now SPEED -TV personality Jimmy Spencer, drag racing legend “Grumpy” Jenkins, sprint car legends Doug Wolfgang and Brad Doty along with a variety of local and regional racing stars.

There are a few exhibit areas available and details can be had by telephoning Tim Hogue at 609.888.3618.

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Promoter: Len Sammons Productions
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VINTAGE TQ MIDGET CARS, FORMER DRIVING GREATS, SET FOR TENTH ANNUAL AC INDOOR RACING EVENTS

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - (January 5, 2012) - Twelve TQ (three quarter) midget cars of the past and many of the same drivers who raced them decades ago are eager to get their wheels turning once again in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. The 10th edition of the event under the direction of Len Sammons and staff is planned for Friday and Saturday nights Feb. 3-4, 2012.

The dozen cars include the former John Wehrle no. 02, to be driven by Johnny Coy Jr.; Jimmy English’s no. 4, to be driven by Jim Maguire; the former Howard Boyd no. 43 to be driven by Hank Rogers Jr.; and Mike Osite’s no. 81 to be driven by Bobby Cicconi.

The Vintage TQ Midgets join four classes of race cars, the powerful TQ (three quarter) Midgets, wild dirt 600cc Micro-Sprints, rugged Slingshots and bullet-like Champ Karts will be in competition.

Other Vintage TQ entries are the John Fick no. 11 with Dick Peterman driving; Gary Mondschein’s no. 10X with its former driver and owner Bruce Kindberg behind the wheel; the former Charlie Smith no. 5 driven by 1960s Midwest favorite Bobby Hamilton; and Art Lawshe, original and current owner and driver of his no. 22.

The driver roster for the four competition classes stands at sixty-eight TQ teams, forty-five Champ kart teams, close to twenty-three dirt 600cc Micro Sprint cars and drivers, and twenty-six Slingshots are pre-entered to date.
That number is expected to grow steadily with three weeks remaining prior to race time. Upward of 200 teams are expected to be vying for starting berths in the four feature races.
Rounding out the Vintage TQ Midget teams are the former Tom DeMasco no. 18 to be driven by Drew Fornoro; the former Fred Brink no. 54 with Paul Weisel driving; the former Bud Piersig no.10 to be driven by Wayne Laucious; and Bill Force’s no. 26 that he will drive.


The Vintage TQ midgets will be displayed on Friday, Feb. 3 throughout Boardwalk’s Hall spectator concourse with many of their drivers and owners on hand to sign autographs.

A warm-up session is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, Feb. 4. Cars will then be displayed and drivers will be available for autographs and photos during the interactive evening Fanfest session prior to the beginning of racing program.

Drivers will hand out full-size souvenir pennants to the first five hundred youngsters during Fanfest as well.

The Vintage TQ program has been assembled by noted racing engineer Gary Mondschein, who himself was a TQ Midget and full size Midget driver for many years.
Racers wishing to enter any of the divisions competing in Atlantic City may find entry and rule information available at aarn.com.

Tickets for the Atlantic City event are on sale now at Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com  and at the Boardwalk Hall box office. Ticket prices remain the same as the past event. Premium seats sell out quickly.

Additional information can also be obtained by calling the show office (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at 609-888-3618.

TQ Midget entries are also pouring in for “The Coffee Cup”, the indoor race scheduled for Providence, R.I. on March 10-11, 2012 at Dunkin Donuts Center. Previous winner Ted Christopher, Billy Pauch Sr., Steve Craig, Frank Fischer, BJ MacDonald and Jonathan Reid are among those who have joined Paul Lotier Jr., who was the first entrant for the March event.

Racers wishing to join in the TQ Midget action at Dunkin Donuts Center may find entry and rule information available at aarn.com.

Tickets for the Dunkin Donuts Center Indoor Race event are on sale at Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com.
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2003 NASCAR SPRINT CUP CHAMPION MATT KENSETH TO TALK WITH FANS AT SIGN AUTOGRAPHS AT MOTORSPORTS 2012 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA December 30, 2011 . . . If you like the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase you will want to thank Matt Kenseth. If you do not like the Chase system for deciding the NASCAR Cup title then you may only wish to ask him his thoughts on the Chase or talk about his plans for 2012 Cup season.

The veteran Cup racer will be part of the Motorsports 2012 Presented by SEF Small Engine Fuels Race Car and Trade Show set for January 20-22, 2012 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

Kenseth ran away with the NASCAR Sprint Cup title in 2003 and is given credit by many as the reason NASCAR went to the Chase format to decide the champion since then.

The veteran Roush Fenway Ford No. 17 driver is coming off a fourth place finish in the chase for the title. He was able to win three Cup races in 2011 including Charlotte’s Bank of America 500. His 21 career Cup victories include a win in the 2009 Daytona 500.

The 28th annual edition of the show will fill all of the more than 225,000 square feet of show space available at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center with more than 600 vendor booths open for business and more than 250 race vehicles on display.

Kenseth will do a one-on-one with show attendees from 3:40 to 4:10 p.m. on Saturday, January 21st and may even be willing to talk about his heated dispute with Brian Vickers which continued through most of the season. Under tops of discussion could be his wife’s injury in a celebrity Bandolero race and his son Ross’ career in the sport. Kenseth was an outstanding short track racer back in his home state of Wisconsin and he is always willing to talk about short track racing.

The popular Cup racer will do an autograph session from 4:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. following his one-on-one session.

Kenseth will be one of many well known names in motorsports that will be appearing during the three day show. Five time NASCAR Sprint Cup championship winning crew chief Chad Knaus will appear along with four time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday, former NASCAR standout and now a SPEED TV personality Jimmy Spencer, legendary sprint car racers Doug Wolfgang and Brad Doty, SPEED broadcaster John Roberts, author and broadcaster Dave Argabright and others.

Many top name local and regional racing talents will also be part of the show.

A very limited amount of display space is still available. For information to be an exhibitor in the show please contact Tim Hogue at 609.888.3618.

The growing schedule of events for the show continues to change and the complete up-to-date schedule can be found at www.aarn.com.

On that very same website directions to the show can be found along with ticket prices, information on exhibiting, show hours and more.

The three day show is considered the largest and most successful show of its type on the East Coast.

Show information is also available at 609.888.3618.
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PAUL LOTIER BUILDS, ENTERS RADICAL TQ MIDGET FOR AC INDOOR RACES; ALSO FIRST ENTRY FOR PROVIDENCE, RI INDOOR RACE

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (December 30, 2011) - Paul Lotier Jr. is an accomplished Indoor Three Quarter Midget driver. At this year’s upcoming Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall Indoor Races, he hopes to become equally respected as a car builder.

The 10th edition of the event under the direction of Len Sammons and staff is planned for Friday and Saturday nights Feb. 3-4, 2012.

Four classes of race cars, blindingly fast TQ (three quarter) Midgets, unpredictable dirt 600cc Micro-Sprints, hard-to-handle Slingshots and agile Champ Karts will be in competition.

Lotier, 26, of Lebanon, Pa., is taking a non-traditional route to Atlantic City. In an age when most TQ midget cars are either mass produced or were built more than a decade ago, Lotier has constructed his TQ himself, from the ground up.

“The car is going to be different,” warns Lotier. “There isn’t going to be anything quite like it out there.”

Lotier started with “a clean sheet of paper” designing the car that will incorporate a radical off-set and a refined independent suspension.

Lotier is among nearly 70 TQ drivers already entered in the Indoor Race. Forty-five Champ kart teams, close to two dozen dirt 600cc Micro Sprint cars and drivers, and 20 Slingshots are pre-entered to date.

That number is expected to grow steadily with four weeks remaining prior to race time. As many as 200 teams are expected to be vying for starting berths in the four feature races.

Building race cars isn’t exactly a stretch for Lotier. He works closely with his brother-in-law Richard Tobias designing, building, developing and promoting Slingshot cars.

In fact, Lotier will personally oversee the progress in the Boardwalk Hall Slingshot events of three cars, to be driven by Matt Carman, Brett Bieber and Shawna Ingraham.
Lotier will use the number 7 on his TQ Midget, the number his father (Paul Sr.) used extensively during his small-block Modified and 410 Sprint car career. His dad has been an integral part of the project design.

Racers wishing to enter any of the divisions competing in Atlantic City may find entry and rule information available at aarn.com.

Tickets for the Atlantic City event are on sale now at Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com  and at the Boardwalk Hall box office. Ticket prices remain the same as the past event. Premium seats sell out quickly.

Further information can also be obtained by calling the show office (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at 609-888-3618.

Lotier is also the first driver to file an official entry for “The Coffee Cup”, the indoor race scheduled for Providence, R.I. on March 10-11, 2012 at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Racers wishing to join Lotier in the TQ Midget action at Dunkin Donuts Center may find entry and rule information available at aarn.com.

Tickets for the Dunkin Donuts Center Indoor Race event are on sale at Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com.
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BIGGEST 2011 NORTHEST RACE WINNERS WILL SIGN SPECIAL POSTER AT MOTORSPORTS 2012 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW


OAKS, PA December 29, 2011. . . ‘The Best of the Best’ - the most prolific winners in northeastern auto racing from 2011 - are coming to the Motorsports 2012 Race Car and Trade Show on Saturday, January 21.

Keith Rocco, Stewart Friesen, Ryan Vanasse, Jessica Miller and Gene Knaub will be part of Motorsports 2012 Presented by VP’s SEF Small Engine Fuels Race Car and Trade Show set for January 20 through January 22nd at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

The five standout drivers will meet and greet fans and sign a commemorative poster on Saturday afternoon at the Area Auto Racing News booth. Then, each will receive formal recognition with presentation of plaques and cash prizes on Saturday evening prior to the Ms. Motorsports pageant.

The three day show, January 20-21-22, covers all of the space available in the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks and gives attendees the opportunity to see just about anything and everything imaginable in motorsports.

Keith Rocco, Wallingford, Ct., is the 2011 winningest asphalt Modified driver and, with 32 feature wins in 2011, the biggest winner overall. He will receive $200, as will the four other class winners, and a special $500 bonus plus a painting for most overall wins.

Stewart Friesen, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., led all dirt Modified drivers in 2011 with 22 wins including his second straight Super Dirt Series win at Syracuse.

Gene Knaub, Mechanicsburg, Pa., won 19 dirt Late Model features en route to a pair of championships at Williams Grove and Lincoln Speedways to lead all other drivers in this class. Knaub also was the winningest dirt Late Model driver in 2010.

Jessica Miller, Sunbury, Pa., won 20 Micro Sprint features to lead all other drivers in that category. Jessica also became the first female division winner since Area Auto News began compiling these records.

Ryan Vanasse, East Providence, R.I., topped the charts among asphalt Late Model drivers by winning eleven times, each of them at Seekonk, Ma., Speedway.

Daryn Pittman, Indianapolis, winner of 14 open cockpit races to lead all other drivers in that category, is racing in Australia over the weekend of January 21-22 and will be unable to attend the signing and presentation ceremony.

Area Auto Racing News, a nationally distributed motorsports trade publication, will begin its 50th consecutive year of publication on January 3, 2012. The Trenton, NJ based publication will have limited run 50th Year commemorative t-shirts available at the booth when the ‘Best Of The Best’ are signing autographs and throughout the three days of the show.

A special deal on Area Auto Racing News subscriptions will also be offered.

Young ladies are reminded that there is still time to register to be part of the annual BPG Racing Ms. Motorsports Pageant set for Saturday, January 21st. The winner walks off with $1,500 and other perks plus opportunities for personal appearances representing the Motorsports show.

Tim Hogue can provide those interested with all details on the show and send a complete color brochure that outlines all show details for those wanting to be exhibitors. There are very few display spaces available at this late date.

And it is not too late for race teams to be thinking about having their race car on display at the show. Contact Tim at 609.888.3618.

The annual show, produced by Len Sammons and his staff, is considered by many to be the most successful show of its type on the East Coast.

Information on show tickets, show hours and more can be had at www.aarn.com.  A complete show schedule, changing often as the show dates get closer, is also available at the show website.

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MOTORSPORTS CANDY STORE AT MOTORSPORTS 2012 SHOW

OAKS, PA December 22, 2011 . . . If you remember what a kid’s candy store is all about then you will understand what Motorsports 2012 Presented by SEF Small Engine Fuels Race Car and Trade Show is like to racers and race fans.

There is, amongst the close to 250,000 square fee of display space just about everything imaginable in motorsports in the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA during the three show days, Friday, January 20th thru Sunday, January 22nd.

Imagine more than 250 racing vehicles on display, more than 600 exhibitor booths offering everything from helmets to trailers and you may even be able to find some candy.

And for collectors there is a large special section just for those who are looking for that rare photo, program book, die cast car or something else of value.

Looking for an education in motorsports? The three day show offers a variety of seminars ( free to show attendees ) covering subjects from finding the elusive sponsorship support to setting up the race car to win.

A ticket to the show offers the holder the opportunity to meet many top names in the sport and collect FREE autographs.

Four-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday will be there along with five time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion crew chief Chad Knaus, former NASCAR standout and now a SPEED -TV personality Jimmy Spencer, SPEED-TV personality John Roberts, sprint car legends Doug Wolfgang and Brad Doty, author and broadcaster Dave Argabright and many local and regional standouts.

On opening night the annual Model Search happens at 8 p.m. with the winner earning $500 and the opportunity to become a company representative for the balance of the show.

The very popular BPG Racing Ms. Motorsports Pageant is set for January 21st at 8 p.m.

Sunday’s Metal Fab Family Day will feature kids racing in Big Wheel competition (with Big Wheels provided by the show promoters), RAACE Foundation Charity Auction, the Little Miss Motorsports competition and more.

Show hours are 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, January 21 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 22. There is ample convenient show parking.

Complete information, including ticket prices and show schedule, is available at www.aarn.com.

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LIGHTING FAST CHAMP KARTS READY TO ATTACK A.C. BOARDWALK HALL; ENTRIES AT 41; ROSTERS SWELL IN ALL CLASSES

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (December 21, 2011) - Among the four classes of competition scheduled to compete in the Indoor Races at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, the blindingly fast Champ Karts require the most precise driving skills.

The 10th edition of the event under the direction of Len Sammons and staff is planned for Friday and Saturday nights Feb. 3-4, 2012. TQ (three quarter) Midgets, dirt 600cc Micro-Sprints and Slingshots join the nimble Champ Karts in competition.

Chris Daley and Norman Hynes, two past winners who have mastered the delicate touch needed to succeed in this game-of-inches and are among the heavy favorites to win again.

Daley, of Pleasant Valley, N.Y., won the 2008 running of the Champ Kart Indoor Race and was a near winner of the 2006 and 2009 races.

Hynes of Lithium, Md., is the defending champion of the lightning fast event. Like Daley, he had other opportunities to win in previous years.

Hynes pumped his fists vigorously when he crossed the finish line under the checkered flag, calling the Boardwalk Hall victory “among my biggest”.

Forty-one Champ Kart teams have pre-registered for the event, joining nearly seventy TQ teams, thirty dirt 600cc Micro Sprint teams and twenty Slingshots.

That number is expected to grow steadily with five weeks remaining prior to race time with 200 teams expected to be vying for starting berths in the four feature races.

Champ Kart drivers entered hail from eleven different states as distant as Maine (1 entry) and North Carolina (2 entries).

Pennsylvania and New Jersey lead all other states with eight drivers each while Massachusetts has seven, New York six, and Connecticut five.

Rhode Island, Virginia, Maryland and New Hampshire have one driver each in the field.

Champ Kart drivers will need to earn starting spots in the 25-lap main event through time trials (the top fifteen lock in to the feature), A series of heat races and B-mains will generate the remaining nine starters to form a twenty-four kart field.

Racers wishing to enter any of the divisions competing in Atlantic City may find entry and rule information available at aarn.com.

Tickets for the Atlantic City event are on sale now at Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com  and at the Boardwalk Hall box office. Ticket prices remain the same as the past event. Premium seats sell out quickly.

Further information can also be obtained by calling the show office (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at 609-888-3618.

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FOUR TIME NASCAR TRUCK SERIES CHAMPION RON HORNADAY MEETING FANS AT MOTORSPORTS 2012


OAKS, PA December 19, 2011 . . . As a four time NASCAR Camping World Truck champion, Ron Hornaday’s style earned the nickname “the weapon”. This past season, when he was crashed out of contention for a fifth championship, Hornaday became “the victim”.

Hornaday will appear at the Motorsports 2012 Presented by SEF Small Engine Fuels Race Car and Trade Show for two of the three days that make up the annual show.

Hornaday, who looked like he could have picked up his fifth title until a late season altercation with Kyle Busch at Texas Motor Speedway put him out of the battle, has 51 career victories in the truck series making him the winningest driver in the history of the series.

Motorsports 2012 kicks off on Friday, January 20th and continues through Sunday, January 22nd at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

The 53 year old racer was named truck series driver of the decade back in 2009.

Hornaday will be on stage for a question and answer session from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday (January 20th) followed by an autograph session from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Show attendees will be able to ask him about his successes as well as on track incident that most likely cost him his fifth truck title.

He will return for a second autograph session from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Area Auto Racing News display area (Booth No. 224).

Hornaday will share the booth with Packman who just recently picked up a Silver Award as Best General Fiction book (Ages 9-12) and Reader’s Favorites gave the book five stars during their recent review.

Packman, a long time auto racing public relations executive, will also sign autographs on Friday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Area Auto Racing News display area.

Hornaday and Packman join other well known figures in the sport including Jimmy Spencer, Chad Knaus, Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins, Doug Wolfgang, John Roberts, Brad Doty, Dave Argabright and others that will be included in fan activities.

Motorsports 2012 offers close to 250,000 square feel of just about everything imaginable in motorsports. More than 200 race vehicles will be on display during the three day show.

The Nazareth Speedway Reunion display will be an attention grabber and drivers who competed at the now shuttered half-mile speedway will be on hand 2-4 p.m. on Saturday for an autograph session.

Always a crowd pleaser is the BPG Racing Ms. Motorsports Pageant that feature a number of young ladies competing for the $1,500 first place money and the opportunity to represent the show at various events during the 2012 season. The Pageant is set for 8 p.m. A-1 Racing Products is providing $500 for the Best In Swimwear chosen by attendees.

Many well known names in the sport often can be found traveling the show aisles to see what is new in the sport and visiting the various displays of area speedways and are usually willing to chat with fans and sign autographs.

Complete details and a full schedule of events can be found at www.aarn.com.  Information is also available at 609.888.3618.

Daily admission price for adults is $14 with youngsters 6 thru 12 paying just $5. Under 6 are admitted free and on Metal Fab Family Day (Sunday) youngsters under 12 are admitted free. There is ample free parking convenient to the Expo Center.
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ERICK RUDOLPH WILL TRAVEL A LONG ROAD TO RACE INDOORS IN ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ December 15, 2011.…The biggest challenge teenage racer Erick Rudolph will face racing in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall is not likely to be on the track. It’s the trip getting there.

The 10th edition of the event under the direction of Len Sammons and staff is planned for Friday and Saturday nights Feb. 3-4, 2012. TQ (three quarter) Midgets, dirt 600cc Micro-Sprints, Slingshots and Champ Karts will be in competition.

Rudolph enjoys racing so much that he will be traveling from Ransomville, N.Y., an eight hour drive each way, to compete in both the TQ Midget and dirt 600cc Micro Sprint races.

In excess of sixty TQ teams and nearly thirty dirt 600cc Micro Sprint teams have entered with that number expected to grow steadily.

“I like to race as much as I can,” said Rudolph, 19. “And it’s been a long winter.”

With rules modifications instituted for this year’s Atlantic City Indoor race, the opportunity for drivers to “double down” - compete in both headline classes - has attracted a large field of entries in both divisions.

Racers wishing to enter any of the divisions competing in Atlantic City may find entry and rule information available at aarn.com.

Rudolph will be exceptionally well prepared in his quest for two wins in two races. Both of his cars were built by Mark Lafler, one of the top car builders in the northeast.
“Indoor racing takes a lot of patience,” said Rudolph, “It’s close quarters racing.”

The third generation race car driver got his first taste of winter indoor racing at Niagara Falls, N.Y., a mecca for the sport in the previous two decades. Rudolph competed in go-kart racing events there.

Tickets for the Atlantic City event are on sale now at Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com  and at the Boardwalk Hall box office. Ticket prices remain the same as the past event. Premium seats sell out quickly.

Further information can also be obtained by calling the show office (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at 609-888-3618.

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JIMMY SPENCER TO APPEAR AT MOTORSPORTS 2012 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA December 15, 2011 . . . Talented, controversial, popular and outspoken all describe former NASCAR racer Jimmy Spencer.

Now a popular member of the SPEED Channel broadcast team the man once known as “Mr. Excitement” when he was racing in NASCAR modified events (twice a champion on that circuit) will be part of the Motorsports 2012 Presented by VP’s SEF Small Engine Fuels Race Car and Trade Show set for January 20 through January 22nd at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

Jimmy Spencer is one of the few drivers to have won a race in all three of NASCAR’s top series: Sprint Cup, the Nationwide Series, and the Camping World Truck Series.
The 54-year-old was the winner of two NASCAR Sprint Cup races during this career, both coming in 1994 when he was driving for the legendary Junior Johnson. His wins came in the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway and the DieHard 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Spencer loves to talk about the good old days of racing and is always willing to offer his opinion on current trends in the sport. His segments on SPEED’s NASCAR Race Hub are very popular with fans.

He may be best known for his altercation with Kurt Busch that got him penalized by NASCAR. That incident has been brought up more often in recent days because of Kurt’s current problems with NASCAR and this departure from Penske Racing.

The former Berwick, PA resident is sure to be a big attraction at the Motorsports 2012 show. He will be greeting fans, talking about racing, and signing autographs on Friday, January 20th. Spencer will do a question and answer session with fans from 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. followed by a 90 minute autograph session. Fans can expect expect to get straight forward answers to any question they may ask of Spencer.

Young ladies are also reminded that there is still time to register to be part of the annual BPG Racing Ms. Motorsports Pageant set for Saturday, January 21st. The winner walks off with $1,500 and other perks plus opportunities for personal appearances representing the Motorsports show.

The three day show, January 20-22nd, covers all of the space available in the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks and gives attendees the opportunity to see just about anything and everything imaginable in motorsports.

Information on the show may be had by visiting www.aarn.com  or telephoning 609.888.3618.

Tim Hogue can provide those interested with all details on the show and send a complete color brochure that outlines all show details for those wanting to be exhibitors. And it is not to early for race teams to be thinking about having their race car on display at the show. Contact Tim at 609.888.3618.

The annual show, produced by Len Sammons and his staff, is considered by many to be the most successful show of its type on the East Coast.

Information on show tickets, show hours and more can be had by checking in at www.aarn.com.
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TINY MISS AND LITTLE MISS MOTORSPORTS PART OF METAL FAB DAY AT MOTORSPORTS 2012 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW ALONG WITH BIG WHEEL RACING AND CHARITY AUCTION

OAKS, PA December 14, 2011 . . . Young ladies ages 4-7 and 8-11 will have the opportunity to win the Tiny Miss Motorsports Pageant and the Little Miss Motorsports Pageant that will be part Sunday’s Family Day sponsored by Metal Fab at the Motorsports 2012 Presented by VP’s SEF Small Engine Fuels Race Car and Trade show. The three day show is set for January 20th through 22nd at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

The 4-7 young ladies will compete for the Tiny Miss Motorsports title while those that are 8-11 will via in the Little Miss Motorsports Pageant. All the young ladies will be able to use the experience gained in these pageants when they are old enough to be part of the BPG Racing Ms Motorsports Pageant that takes place during the same weekend.

Contestants must pre-register and include (1) one color photograph for promotional use. Parents/guardians must sign the entry form giving permission for the young ladies to enter.

Judging for the contestants will take place in one session and all contestants will be judged in sportswear attire. Inappropriate attire will not be allowed. Pageant organizers would like to have the children that are participating to look like children.

Judges will score on personality, poise, and appearance. The young ladies may be asked to introduce themselves on stage and will be interviewed on stage using the information that is provided on their entry form.

The winners will be required to return for the 2013 pageant in order to crown their successors. No child will talk away empty handed.

A complete schedule consisting of meeting time, location and final instructions will be mailed to contestants a few weeks before the show.

Entry forms may be had by telephoning 609.888.3618 or check in at www.aarn.com  and link to Motorsports 2012.

Also part of the closing day of the show, Sunday, January 22, sponsored by Metal Fab, will be the RAACE Kids Big Wheel Races. These events, run in three age classes from 3 to 9 years of age, all provide some great excitement. The winners walk off with some big trophies and there are prizes for all.

As in the case with the pageants there is no entry fee. The big wheels are supplied so there is no need for anyone to bring their own. However participants must enter the show and sign up for the races before 12 noon.

And another important event on Metal Fab Day is the RAACE Foundation Charity Auction when racing collectibles and other items on the final auction block.

The Motorsports show which is organized by Len Sammons Productions and fills all 255,000 square feet of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center with everything motorsports is a must for race fans and racers.

More than 200 racing vehicles representing just about all forms of the sport will be on display throughout the three days.

Show attendees will have the opportunity to meet many local, regional and national motorsports figures and be able to participate in free autograph sessions.

More than 600 exhibit booths offering 400 plus racing dealers, hardcore manufacturers of racing equipment, and more will be part of the huge show considered the biggest and best of its type in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states.

There will be free industry seminars, antique race car displays, stage shows, interviews with major figures in the sport, the BPG Racing Ms. Motorsports Contests, the special Metal Fab sponsored Sunday activities for youngsters and so much more.

Information on exhibiting in the show, booth space is at a premium now, can be had by telephoning Tim Hogue at 609.888.3618.

Daily adult admission for the three day show is $14 while youngsters 6 thru 12 pay just $5 and under 6 are admitted FREE. A three day pass for adults is $30 and for youngsters 6 thru 12 the price is $15. There is ample free parking.

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FIVE TIME SPRINT CUP CHAMPION CREW CHIEF CHAD KNAUS TO BE PART OF MOTORSPORTS 2012 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA December 9, 2011 . . .Chad Knaus, mechanically and tactically the mastermind who guided Jimmie Johnson to five consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup championships, is both composed and combative with his driver and with the media.

Have you ever wondered how he and Jimmie Johnson were able to win five NASCAR Sprint Cup championships in a row? And how Knaus, under pressure, is able to keep his emotions in check--most of the time?

Knaus will answer those questions and others you may have regarding the Hendrick Motorsports Lowes sponsored No. 48 Sprint Cup team on Saturday, January 21st when he appears at the Motorsports 2012 Presented by VP’s SEF Small Engine Fuels Race Car and Trade Show.

The three day show, running January 20th through 22nd at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA, will feature Knaus in a question and answer session from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. followed by a 90 minute autograph session.

Knaus is coming off a season that saw the team’s long running hold on the NASCAR Sprint Cup title come to an end with the team dropping to 6th in the final standings finishing 99 points behind champion Tony Stewart.

During his career in Cup racing the 40 year old native of Rockford, Illinois has more than 50 victories to his credit.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask Knaus about his early years as he helped his dad, John, race against such great talents as Mark Martin, Alan Kulwicki, Dick Trickle and Rusty Wallace at tracks of the Midwest. The father and son combination were able to win a number of short track titles before Chad moved to North Carolina to pursue a position in the big leagues.

Knaus gained much of his experience working with crew chief Ray Evernham and he was a tire changer on the Jeff Gordon Rainbow Warriors crew that won the 1995 and 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup titles.

Chad is also a regular on the SPEED channel and has appeared in a Kobalt Tools by Lowe’s commercials.

Perhaps a little known fact is that he voices the crew chief in NASCAR games which include NASCAR 08 and NASCAR 09 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Knaus’ appearance is expected to be a hugely popular event and will attract a large crowd with many asking some very interesting questions.

The show, now in it’s 28th year, will feature more than 250,000 square feet of just about everything imaginable in motorsports. More than 250 race vehicles will be on display.

Race fans will have the opportunity to learn the 2012 plans of a number of area speedways and racing organizations as many of them will have displays at the show and will feature some of their top drivers and racing equipment.

For those wishing to learn more about the history of the sport there will be a number of vintage car displays.

Many local, regional and national stars of the sport will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs and there is no charge for the autographs once an admission ticket has been purchased.

A popular event during the show is the BPG Racing Ms. Motorsports Pageant and registration is still open.

And there is a huge area that will catch the interest of those with interest in collectibles.

Free industry seminars will be presented covering a variety of topics.

More than 600 display booths will house speed equipment suppliers, part manufacturers, engine builders, trailer manufacturers and suppliers, chassis builders, safety equipment providers, speedway promotions, apparel companies, publishers and much more.

A very limited number of display booths are still available for the show along with opportunities for race teams to show off their race vehicles. For information contact Tim Hogue at 609.888.3618.

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SPEED CHANNEL’S JOHN ROBERTS TO BE A PART OF MOTORSPORTS 2012 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA December 10, 2011 . . . If you watch NASCAR racing on SPEED then you are very familiar with John Roberts.

The popular SPEED Channel broadcaster will be part of the Motorsports 2012 Presented by VP’s SEF Small Engine Fuels Race Car and Trade Show set to take place Friday, January 20th through Sunday, January 22nd at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

Roberts will be on hand to shake hands, chat with fans and sign autographs plus talk about his new book THE GREAT BOOK OF NASCAR LISTS which was authored along with M.B. Roberts. The book, hot off the press, will be available at the Coastal 181 display throughout the weekend. Former NASCAR racer and now SPEED analyst Kyle Petty has written the foreword for the book.

The book shows what all the fuss is about when it comes to NASCAR racing. Included in the book, due to be released as a paperback in January, 2012, is everything from the first and the fastest to the legendary and most outrageous.

Readers will find themselves fixated on lists such as:
* The fifty greatest drivers of all time
* Trophies - the best, the biggest, and most bizarre
* NASCAR’s grand evolving traditions
* Most controversial races
* Car numbers that count
* All-time laps led
* And so much more!

Fans have seen Roberts just about every weekend through the NASCAR racing season and now they will have the opportunity to meet him in person, chat a little, and collect an autograph. Coastal 181 will have a large supply of the books on hand and that will give show attendees the opportunity to purchase a copy of Roberts’ THE GREAT BOOK OF NASCAR LISTS and have it autographed by the popular TV personality.

Roberts will be appearing in the Coastal 181 display area on Sunday, January 22nd.

Of course there will be plenty more for show attendees to see and do throughout the weekend as the show covers more than 250,000 square feel of Expo space and offers just about everything imaginable in motorsports.

More than 250 race vehicles will be on display and more than 600 vendor spaces will be filled with all sorts of items for racers and fans. Vintage race cars will be on display throughout the show. The very popular BPG Racing Ms. Motorsports Pageant will take place and there will free seminars and free autograph sessions with local, regional and national stars of the sport.

Complete details on the show may be had at www.aarn.com or check in at 609.888.3618.

Those looking to be an exhibitor at the show, as NASCAR has just become, can talk with Danny Sammons at 609.888.3618 but space is limited so hurry.

The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center offers thousands of free parking spaces and is conveniently located in Oaks, PA.
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MOTORCYCLE RACERS SHAYNA AND CORY TEXTER TO BE PART OF MOTORSPORTS 2012

OAKS, PA December 5, 2011. . . Imagine so much racing talent in one family.

Shayna and Cory Texter have a long list of accomplishments in AMA dirt track motorcycle racing. Shayna is the first female to win a Grand National race at Knoxville, Iowa which just happens to be where the Sprint Car Hall of Fame is located and her grandfather, Glenn Fitzcharles, is a member of that prestigious Hall.

The duo will be appearing at the Motorsports 2012 presented by VP’s SEF Small Engine Fuels Race Car and Trade Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA January 20-22, 2012. Shayna and Cory, along with their matching Harley Davidson bikes, will be meeting fans and signing autographs in the Bob Hilbert Sportswear booth.

Shayna won the GNC Main Event at Knoxville in 2011 as well as an All-Star Series Main Event at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL. She earned the AMA’s Most Outstanding Performance Award for 2011.

Cory had main event wins at Volusia Speedway Park, Sturgis, SD; Gratz, PA; Circleville, Ohio; Marion, Ohio; Millersburg, Ohio; and four other main event victories. He is the 2011 D6 Open Twins Champion.

Both racers earned the 2010 AMA’s Most Dedicated Rider Award.

Their 2012 schedule includes 18 Grand National events, 7 Hot Shoe races along with a variety of pro-am racing events across the country.

Shayna and Cory carry sponsorship from Herr’s Foods, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Invisible Glass and a number of other businesses. Both have appeared at the show in the past.

Extra duty for Shayna will include serving as a judge for the very popular BPG Racing Ms Motorsports Pageant set for Saturday, January 21st.

Both are looking forward to having the opportunity to chat with fans at the 27th edition of the Motorsports show which is organized by Len Sammons Productions and fills all 255,000 square feet of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center with everything motorsports.

“It is going to be a lot of fun this year at the show. We have been a part of the show the last couple of years and always have a great time,” said Shayna. “ I am also honored to become a judge for the pageant.”

Brother Cory chimed in with, “I am very excited to be at the Motorsports show meeting fans and representing our good friend and sponsor, Bob Hilbert. Bob has been a very big part of our program the last few years. He stepped up when not many people believed in us.”

More than 200 racing vehicles representing just about all forms of the sport will be on display throughout the three days.

Show attendees will have the opportunity to meet many local, regional and national motorsports figures and be able to participate in free autograph sessions.

More than 600 exhibit booths offering 400 plus racing dealers, hardcore manufacturers of racing equipment, and more will be part of the huge show considered the biggest and best of its type in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states.

There will be free industry seminars, antique race car displays, stage shows, interviews with major figures in the sport, the BPG Racing Ms. Motorsports Contests, the special Metal Fab sponsored Sunday activities for youngsters and so much more.

Information on exhibiting in the show, booth space is filling very quickly, can be had by telephoning Tim Hogue at 609.888.3618.

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Boardwalk Hall Champ Christopher Is Poised For Another Gamblers Classic Win

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (November 30, 2011) - Ted Christopher, the 2009 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, who swept to victory in the 2011 Gamblers Classic Indoor auto race at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. is aiming for repeat success with an updated car.

The 10th edition of the event under the direction of Len Sammons and staff is planned for Friday and Saturday nights Feb. 3-4, 2012. TQ (three quarter) Midgets, dirt 600cc  Micro-Sprints, Slingshots and Champ Karts will be in competition.

Christopher, Plainville, Ct., who was blindingly fast last year, has worked diligently on the car making subtle adjustments. “I made some changes to the motor and some chassis changes. Every year I try to do things to make the car better. I lightened up some things but not at the expense of durability,” Christopher said.

Christopher is among over 72 drivers expected to compete in the TQ midget class, the fastest of the four divisions racing at Boardwalk Hall.

Christopher’s entry brings to Boardwalk Hall one of the most accomplished drivers in the sport today. In addition to his NASCAR Modified championship, “TC” is a NASCAR Weekly Racing Series champion, has earned multiple track championships Thompson, Stafford and Waterford, and has competed in NASCAR Sprint Cup events.

His versatility - he has raced in NASCAR’S Sprint Cup &?Nationwide Series, the ISMA? Supermodified Series, and in the 24-hours of Daytona sports car event - is what enabled Chistopher to adapt quickly to Indoor TQ?Midget racing, something he had not done in his career until five years ago.

“If I can get a good car and work on it, I can win with it,” Christohper has said.

Racers wishing to enter any of the divisions competing in Atlantic City should note an early rate discount ends on December 9th. All entry and rule information is available at aarn.com.

Special hotel room rates are available at the show web-site at the Trump Plaza Casino which neighbors Boardwalk Hall. Tickets for the Atlantic City event are on sale now at Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com  and at the Boardwalk Hall box office. Ticket prices remain the same as the past event. Premium seats sell out quickly.

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JIMMY CARPENTER HEADS LIST OF 600 MICRO DRIVERS HEADED FOR ATLANTIC CITY FEB 3-4, 2012

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (November 23, 2011) - Indoor auto racing at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. features four different types of race cars.

The 10th edition of the event under the direction of Len Sammons and staff is planned for Friday and Saturday nights Feb. 3-4, 2012. TQ (three quarter) Midgets, dirt 600cc Micro-Sprints, Slingshots and Champ Karts will be in competition.

Traditionally, it has been the sleek, lightning fast Three-Quarter Midget machines and their drivers that attract the lion’s share of pre-race interest. However, much attention in the past week has revolved around the upright dirt 600cc Micro-Sprints.

Jimmy Carpenter, the Atlantic City Indoor Race’s defending champion of the 600cc Micros, admits the cars are unpredictable to drive. “There’s a different feel to racing on concrete indoors than anything else,” Carpenter admits. “We got lucky last year but will come prepared to win this time.”

“I was surprised last year when I won,” said Jimmy Carpenter, 42 of Manchester, N.J. “And it was an even bigger surprise for me when my good friend Rob Vivona (Staten Island, N.Y.) finished second.”

Carpenter prevailed over a decimated field that was more than halved by several huge crashes and many more minor ones.

Carpenter, who spent the 2011 outdoor season racing winged 305 and wingless 360 Sprints, would like nothing more than to repeat in this year’s 600 Micro feature but knows a that stout field of rivals. Early entries also include Brett Michalski, Penndel, Pa., Ed Wilberg Sr., Newark, Del., Jason Ormsby, Warsaw, Ind., and Greg Smith, Westfield, Mass.

Racers wishing to enter any of the divisions competing in Atlantic City should note an early rate discount ends on December 9th. All entry and rule information is available at aarn.com.

Special hotel room rates are available at the show web-site at the Trump Plaza Casino which neighbors Boardwalk Hall.

Tickets for the Atlantic City event are on sale now at Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com  and at the Boardwalk Hall box office. Ticket prices remain the same as the past event. Premium seats sell out quickly.

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WOLFGANG, DOTY AND ARGABRIGHT TO BE PART OF MOTORSPORTS 2012 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW

OAKS, PA November 23, 2011 . . . A sprint car racing legend, a former sprint racing star turned TV personality and an author/TV broadcaster will be appearing at the Motorsports 2012 Presented by VP’s SEF Small Engine Fuels Race Car and Trade Show set for January 20-22nd at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

Hall of Fame sprint car racer Doug Wolfgang will join Brad Doty and Dave Argabright as the trio meets fans and sign autographs as part of the Coastal 181 display area at the show both on Friday and Saturday.

Wolfgang, winner of 107 World of Outlaws sprint car feature races, will be talking about his “Lone Wolf” book that will be available at the Coastal 181 display. The book, written by Wolfgang and Argabright, covers Doug’s five Knoxville Nationals wins and his long sprint car racing career. Wolfgang will also host a FREE sprint car chassis set-up seminar during the show.

Doty will have copies of his new “Still Wide Open”( second edition) book written with Dave Argabright. It is one of the most inspiring and powerful books in all of motorsports. Doty is a member of the SPEED television crew that covers a number of sprint car racing events.

The third member of the trio is one of the most prolific writers in the motorsports business and is a talented TV broadcaster. Argabright has written books on a number of key people in the industry and is currently finalizing a novel on the sport. He hopes to have that new book available at the show.

All three are looking forward to having the opportunity to chat with fans at the 27th edition of the Motorsports show which is organized by Len Sammons Productions and fills all 255,000 square feet of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center with everything motorsports.

More than 200 racing vehicles representing just about all forms of the sport will be on display throughout the three days.

Show attendees will have the opportunity to meet many local, regional and national motorsports figures and be able to participate in free autograph sessions.

More than 600 exhibit booths offering 400 plus racing dealers, hardcore manufacturers of racing equipment, and more will be part of the huge show considered the biggest and best of its type in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states.

There will be free industry seminars, antique race car displays, stage shows, interviews with major figures in the sport, the BPG Racing Ms. Motorsports Contests, the special Metal Fab sponsored Sunday activities for youngsters and so much more.

Information on exhibiting in the show, booth space is filling very quickly, can be had by telephoning Tim Hogue at 609.888.3618.

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NASCAR STAR JOHNNY BENSON IS IN FOR ATLANTIC CITY INDOOR RACE; TEAMS WITH CICCONI IN NEW DRINAN CAR

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – November 17, 2011…ISMA Supermodified star and past NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck standout Johnny Benson, Jr. is the latest driver to file an entry for the Indoor Auto Racing event to be held at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall in February.

Benson, 48, earned a total of 17 career wins among NASCAR’s three national circuits, including one Sprint Cup triumph, at Rockingham, N.C., in 2002.

Benson has proven to be a quick study throughout his career. In three different series, ASA, NASCAR Nationwide and NASCAR Sprint Cup, Benson has earned Rookie of the Year honors. He subsequently earned ASA and Nationwide Series championships, indicative of his ability to adapt quickly.

Lou Cicconi Jr. is preparing a new Drinan-chassis for Benson to drive. “I raced with Johnny in ISMA the last couple of years. I can see by racing with him that he gets the most out of a car. That’s the kind of driver I want,” Cicconi stated.

Benson’s most recent win came at Seekonk, Mass. on October 2, 2011 in an ISMA Supermodified race; Cicconi trailed him for most of that race.

Though Benson has never raced indoors, Cicconi has no doubt his versatility will make him instantly competitive. Cicconi is also building an identical new Drinan car for himself.

The 10th edition of the event under the direction of Len Sammons and staff is planned for Friday and Saturday nights Feb. 3-4, 2012. TQ (three quarter) Midgets, dirt 600cc Micro-Sprints, Slingshots and Champ Karts will be in competition.

Tickets for the Atlantic City event are on sale now at Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com  and at the Boardwalk Hall box office. Ticket prices remain the same as the past event. Premium seats sell out quickly.

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DOUBLE VALUE OFFER FOR THOSE SEEKING SPONSORSHIP

LANGHORNE, PA November 11, 2011 . . . Need some help with your sponsorship efforts?

If the answer is yes, Ernie Saxton Communications, Inc. may just have the help you need and he is offering that help as a double value special.

Saxton is offering a copy of the book he considers the best available, the Great Money Hunt. The book was written by sponsorship marketing expert Andrew Waite. Over the years he has been able to bring millions in sponsorship to his clients.

The book offers more than 300 pages of helpful information including:

* Setting the budget and deciding on your offer.
* Building a team and sales strategy.
* Pricing
* Making contact.
* Dealing with objections.
* Scripting your calls.
* Learn how companies make their decisions.
* Putting together the proposal.
* Forming a marketing partnership.
* The agreement
* And so much more.
The Great Money Hunt answers all your sponsorship questions and shows you how to go after serious sponsorship in the right way.

The second part of the special offer is a subscription to Saxton’s Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News, a newsletter that has helped so many with their sponsorship efforts and offers helps and news on sponsorship.

Several sponsorship experts are included in each issue of the newsletter that is now in its 27th year of publication.

Both sponsorship marketing tools are available at the very low price of just $99.95 plus $10.00 to cover shipping and handling.

Orders may be placed by telephoning Ernie Saxton Communications, Inc. at 215.752.7797 (major credit cards are accepted). This could be a great Christmas gift for that racer on the Christmas list. Checks/money orders may be made out to ESC, Inc. and mailed to 1448 Hollywood Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047.

Ernie Saxton is considered an expert in motorsports sponsorship. His columns on sponsorship appear in a number of publications and he is available for consultation and sponsorship marketing representation.

Saxton offers more than 40 years experience in the industry.
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DRAG RACING LEGEND “GRUMPY” JENKINS TO VISIT MOTORSPORTS 2012 SHOW

OAKS, PA November 11, 2011 . . . One of the true legends of drag racing, Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins, will make an appearance at the Motorsports 2012 Presented by VP’s Small Engine Fuels Race Car & Trade Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA on Saturday, January 21st.
Jenkins, a native of Malvern, PA, was an outstanding drag racer who became an expert engine builder. He will be touting his new book titled “Grumpy’s Toy” which is a full and complete history of Jenkins’ career to date written by Doug Boyce. The book will be available at the during the three day show. The popular drag racing legend will be meeting fans and signing autographs in the Coastal 181 display area.
Between 1965 and 1975 he drove to victory in thirteen National Hot Rod Association Pro Stock drag racing events.
Once he gave up the driving he turned to building engines using his mechanical engineering skills earned at Cornell University. Over the years he has been inducted a number of motorsports halls of fame, including the Eastern Motorsport Press Association hall, in recognition of his achievements as an engine builder.
Considered the “Father of Pro Stock”, Jenkins built engines were used to win five NHRA Pro Stock championships and three American Hot Rod Association championships.
Often asked about the nickname of “Grumpy” the man of few words had this said about him by The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, “his continual search for improved performance left little time for idle chatter with his racing colleagues.”
A little known fact about Jenkins is that he built the engine used by Donnie Allison to win the pole position in the 1975 Daytona 500.


“We are expecting to make additional announcements regarding appearances by drivers and motorsports personalities in the near future,” said show organizer Len Sammons. “We are expecting this show, the 27th annual, to be the biggest that we have presented.”
The three day show, January 20-22nd, covers all of the space available in the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks and gives attendees the opportunity to see just about anything and everything imaginable in motorsports.
Information on the show may be had by visiting www.aarn.com  or telephoning 609.888.3618.
Tim Hogue can provide those interested with all details on the show and send a complete color brochure that outlines all show details for those wanting to be exhibitors. And it is not to early for race teams to be thinking about having their race car on display at the show. Contact Tim at 609.888.3618.
The annual show, produced by Len Sammons and his staff, is considered by many to be the most successful show of its type on the East Coast.
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FIRST ATLANTIC CITY INDOOR RACE ENTRIES RECEIVED, NEW TRACK LAYOUT TO IMPROVE RACING AND VIEWING


ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - October 27, 2011 . . Registration is underway for Indoor Auto Racing to be held at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall in February. The 10th edition of the event under the direction of Len Sammons and staff is planned for Friday and Saturday nights Feb. 3-4, 2012. TQ (three quarter) Midgets, dirt 600cc Micro-Sprints, Slingshots and Champ Karts.

Competitors and fans will be greeted with an altered track layout for the ‘12 edition.

The entire oval will be shifted inside the hall for better fan sight lines. Competitors will enjoy wider corners and straightaways. The inside of the track’s turns will be marked by tires rather than guardrails. The tires were used successfully at Providence, R.I., for the previous events.

Jonathan Reid of Lockport, N.Y., filed the first TQ Midget entry for the ‘12 A.C. Indoor Race. Reid will drive a No. 9 for noted Western New York owner Harry Macy.
Manchester, N.J.’s Jimmy Carpenter was first to enter the 600cc Micro-Sprint portion of the weekend.

Kurt Bettler of Hellertown, Pa., led the Slingshot contingent, entering his No. 66 first, while Brianna Page of Brick, N.J., was first to enter the Champ Kart portion of the weekend.
Registration forms and race information can be obtained by visiting the Atlantic City Indoor Race page at www.aarn.com.

Tickets for the Atlantic City event are on sale now at Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com  and at the Boardwalk Hall box office. Ticket prices remain the same as the past event. Premium seats sell out quickly.

Tickets and further information can also be obtained by calling the show office (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at 609-888-3618.

Ted Christopher from Plainville, Conn. will be returning to defend the "Gambler’s Classic" title he won this past January in the headline Three-Quarter Midget division.

Christopher, the 2009 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, also won the "Coffee Cup" TQ-Midget feature held inside the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, R.I., to sweep last winter's Indoor Racing Series.

The Providence events will again be held in 2012, on Sat.-Sun. March 10 and 11.

The Three-Quarter Midgets hit speeds upwards of 70 miles per hour while running around a course set-up on the historic landmark Boardwalk Hall concrete floor. Feature events find a minimum of 24 cars taking the green flag providing some hair raising action for fans.

Each year professional race car drivers from many different divisions of the sport; and over 10 different states, compete at the event.

The Champ Kart and Slingshot divisions will also be included in the exciting Atlantic City race weekend. Racing will begin on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Each night will include qualifying races and a feature event for the headline division.

Additional information may also be found on the web at www.aarn.com  or by emailing motorsports@aarn.com.
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Publisher: Ernie Saxton
Contact Info: Email- esaxton144@aol.com 
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LANGHORNE, PA October 14, 2011 . . . The auto racing season is just about over and efforts to attract serious sponsorship support for the 2012 season (and beyond) should be in place.

“In fact if race teams are not already working on their sponsorship for next season they are already running behind,” said Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News publisher Ernie Saxton. “Securing sponsorship has gotten tougher in recent years and the current economic picture is not going to make it any easier so that means you have to start sooner and offer more to attract sponsorship.”

With that in mind Saxton, considered by many to be a motorsports sponsorship authority, is offering a couple of special deals to help racers with their sponsorship efforts.
A “DOING IT RIGHT” sponsorship package is now available that includes a video of an actual Saxton sponsorship seminar (about two hours in length), a Milt Gedo CD on how to create a winning sponsorship proposal, a generic proposal that includes a contract and cover letter, the famous Hodgepodge of Sponsorship Helps and a one year subscription to Saxton’s Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News which is now approaching its 27th year of publication. The price for this special package is just $149.95 plus $10.00 to cover shipping and handling.

In addition Saxton is offering, for those who do not want to take advantage of the “DOING IT RIGHT” sponsorship package, a one year subscription to Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News, the newsletter that has helped so many with their sponsorship efforts and continues to keep readers informed on the latest trends in sponsorship and the latest sponsorship deals. Experts offer feature articles that can assist readers with their sponsorship marketing. For a limited time the newsletter is available for just $29.95 a year (normal price is $59.95). And we will include the latest edition at no additional charge.

Orders can be placed by telephoning Ernie Saxton at 267.934.7286 (cell phone) and have your credit card (Visa or MasterCard ready). Orders can also be sent to ESC, Inc. at 1448 Hollywood Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047.

These special offers are not available on the Saxton website but you are invited to visit www.saxtonsponsormarket.com  for free sponsorship information and other packages that are available. New customers are given a 10% discount when they purchase through the website.

Saxton’s sponsorship articles continue to appear in a variety of media including Late Model Racer and National Dragster.
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Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, R. I.
Event Promoter: Len Sammons Productions
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100 LAP THREE QUARTER MIDGET RACE TOPS WEEKEND AT DUNKIN' DONUTS CENTER

PROVIDENCE, RI September 15, 2011 . . . Indoor Midget Auto Racing will return to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center(Providence, R.I.) in 2012 for two different, exciting days of action on Saturday evening,March 10 and Sunday afternoon, March 11. For the first time ever, the headline Three-Quarter size Midget race cars will be featured in a 100-lap event on Sunday, March 11. This event will feature a halfway pit stop for all cars on lap 50. The red flag will be thrown and teams will be allowed to make repairs and changes to their cars without penalty as long they are done inside of the arena and in front of the crowd.

As an exciting twist, all cars that had been involved in crashes or dropped from the race with mechanical problems in the first half, will be allowed to return to the race at that point and scored only one lap behind! When the second half of the race begins, fans will witness two races. There will, of course, be the race for the lead and top positions at the front of the field. Meanwhile, there will be a second “race within a race” between drivers that are trying to have the first car one lap down. That’s because when a yellow appears in the second half, the first car one-lap behind will get the “Lucky Dog” and get their lost lap back.

Saturday’s program will follow the more traditional indoor race format witnessed by thousands in the past. The headline feature will be a 40-lapper for the TQ-Midgets. Champ Go-karts will share the program with the TQ-Midgets both days. Sunday’s racing will start at 2 p.m., while the initial green on Saturday is at 7 p.m. Each class will run qualifying and heat races along with feature events each day. Last year’s third annual Coffee Cup race was won by former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Ted Christopher of Plainville,  Conn. Christopher, who also triumphed in the indoor TQ-Midget race in Atlantic City, N.J., in 2011, has already confirmed he will be in attendance to defend his title.

Tickets for the Providence event will go on sale on Friday, September 23, at 10 a.m. on line or through Ticketmaster outlets and at the Dunkin’ Donut Center box office. Information on the race is available at www.aarn.com  or by calling (609)-888-3618.
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NOISE MUFFLED FOR ATLANTIC CITY FANS, 600CC MICRO SPRINTS TO RACE IN TWIN 20 FEATURES

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ , August 12, 2011 . . . When Indoor Auto Racing returns to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall for the tenth year on Friday and Saturday, February 3 and 4, 2012, the fans will hear a difference.

In an attempt to reduce the noise level on the headline Three-Quarter Midget race cars, officials will be requiring they use a specific muffler.

“We’ve worked hard over the years to insure the air quality was acceptable to our fans,” said promoter Len Sammons. “Now we’re focusing on the noise level so everyone  can better enjoy the exciting acing.”

Each racer will be required to run the same steel 600/1000cc muffler sold by Beyea Headers for the retail cost of $100. No tampering with or modifying the muffler in any way will be allowed. The mufflers will be available through Beyea starting August 15. The business can be reached at (315)-497-1215 and www.beyeaheaders.com.

Beyea is also contributing $500 to the Len Sammons Jr. Memorial TQ Midget Point Fund, a combined point series between the Atlantic City Gambler's Classic and March's Coffee Cup event at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, R.I.The 600cc Micro-Sprints will return for the second consecutive year to Boardwalk Hall, with their own program. Last year’s inaugural event was won by Jimmy Carpenter.

This year, however, the 600cc Micro-Sprints, built for dirt, will run a 20-lap feature on both Friday and Saturday night. Rules for the 600cc Micro-Sprint race will remain the same as last year with the exception that all cars must have straight front axles. No independent front suspension will be permitted. Only one anti- rollbar will be permitted.
Any Micro-Sprint that enters the 600cc event can not also be used in the TQ-Midget races. In 2012, however, a driver can compete in both divisions.

The Champ Kart and Slingshot divisions will also be included in the exciting Alantic City race weekend. Racing will begin on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.. and at 7 p.m. on Saturday.Each night will include qualifying races and a feature event for the headline division.

Tickets for the Atlantic City event will go on sale on Wednesday, August 17, at Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com  and at the Boardwalk Hall box office. Ticket prices remain the same as the past event. Premium seats sell-out quickly. ickets and further information can also be obtained by calling the show office (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at 609-888-3618.

Additional information may also be found on the web at www.aarn.com  or  by emailing motorsports@aarn.com.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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MOTORSPORTS 2012 PRESENTED BY VP’S SEF SMALL ENGINE FUELS
RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW
Promoter: Len Sammons @ 609.888.3618
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton Communications, Inc.
Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797
Fax: 215.752.1518
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Email: Esaxton144@aol.com
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BPG RACING SPONSORING MS. MOTORSPORTS 2012 PAGEANT NAZARETH SPEEDWAY REUNION TO BE HIGHLIGHT OF SHOW

OAKS, PA August 10, 2011 . . . For the third straight year BPG Racing will be the sponsor of the popular Ms. Motorsports Pageant in 2012 and show management has announced that they will be remembering one of the great short track racing facilities of the past, the Nazareth Speedway.

BPG Racing, one of the most successful dirt track modified racing teams, is owned by successful Blue Bell, PA businessman Chad Sinon. “I am a big believer in giving back to the sport that has given me so much,” said Sinon. “It is something I enjoy doing and it certainly is a fun promotion.”

At present Sinon owns the modified stock cars that are driven by dirt track standout Duane Howard. The team currently is second in the NASCAR 358 modified point standings at Grandview Speedway seeking their second straight title. Sinon has the BPG Racing name associated with a number of events and race teams including the hugely successful BPG Racing Freedom 76 Classic presented at Grandview Speedway in mid-September. The BPG Racing sponsorship has also appeared on a World of Outlaw late model driven by Tim Fuller and on the NASCAR late model of four time Grandview track champion Chuck Schutz.

Ladies are reminded that it is not too early to be submitting entries for the pageant and complete entry info is available at aarn.com.

Show promoter Len Sammons also announced that Nazareth Speedway, a popular dirt track racing facility operated by the late Jerry Fried for many years, will be the center of attention when a Nazareth Reunion is presented.

“We are inviting racers that competed at the track to be part of the show,” said Sammons. “In addition we are looking for race cars from Nazareth’s colorful history and memorabilia for display purposes at the show. We feel there will be a tremendous amount of interest in this one, the track considered the playground of Frankie Schneider and Tom Hager and so many other outstanding dirt track racers.”

Those planning to be part of Motorsports 2012 should be making their show space reservations as soon a possible. Space is filling quickly.

"With the huge success of the show this year, we are anticipating that the 2012 show will be an even bigger success," said show promoter Len Sammons. "We are anticipating that the exhibit space will sell out even earlier than it has in the past."

Getting plans made early gives exhibitors the opportunity to start their promotional plans for the show and start getting the word out that they will be part of Motorsports 2012 Presented by VP’s Small Engine Fuels Race Car & Trade Show.

The three day show covers all of the space available in the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks and gives attendees the opportunity to see just about anything and everything imaginable in motorsports.

Information on the show may be had by visiting www.aarn.com or telephoning 609.888.3618.

Tim Hogue can provide those interested with all details on the show and send a complete color brochure that outlines all show details for those wanting to be exhibitors. And it is not to early for race teams to be thinking about having their race car on display at the show. Contact Tim at 609.888.3618.

The annual show, produced by Len Sammons and his staff, is considered by many to be the most successful show of its type on the East Coast.
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Promoter: Len Sammons Productions
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DATES ANNOUNCED FOR 2012 ATLANTIC CITY BOARDWALK HALL INDOOR RACES, TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 17TH


ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - August 3, 2011 . . . Indoor Auto Racing will return to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall in 2012 for the tenth year under the promotion of Len Sammons.
Sammons has confirmed that the exciting events will be held on Friday and Saturday nights, February 3 and 4, 2012. Ted Christopher from Plainville, Conn. will be returning to defend the "Gambler’s Classic" title he won this past January in the headline Three-Quarter Midget division.

Christopher, the 2009 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, also won the "Coffee Cup" TQ-Midget feature held inside the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, R.I.,  to sweep last winter's Indoor Racing Series. The Providence events will again be held in 2012, on Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11. The Three-Quarter Midgets hit speeds upwards of 70 mph while running around a course set-up on the historic landmark Boardwalk Hall concrete floor.

Feature events find a minimum of 24 cars taking the green flag providing some hair raising action for fans.Each year professional race car drivers from many different divisions of the sport; and over 10 different states, compete at the event.The Champ Kart and Slingshot divisions will also be included in the  exciting Atlantic City race weekend. Racing will begin on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.. and at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Each night will include qualifying races and a feature event for the headline division.

Tickets for the Atlantic City event will go on sale on Wednesday, August 17, at Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com  and at the Boardwalk Hall box office. Ticket prices remain the same as the past event. Premium seats sell-out quickly.Tickets and further information can also be obtained by calling the show office (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at 609-888-3618.

Additional information may also be found on the web at www.aarn.com  or by emailing motorsports@aarn.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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MOTORSPORTS 2012 PRESENTED BY VP’S SEF SMALL ENGINE FUELS
RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW
Promoter: Len Sammons @ 609.888.3618
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton Communications, Inc.
Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797
Fax: 215.752.1518
Cell: 267.934.7286
Email: Esaxton144@aol.com
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DEADLINE TO RENEW SPACE FOR MOTORSPORTS 2012 SHOW IS MAY 31ST

OAKS, PA May 18, 2011 . . . After May 31st it is first come, first served for exhibitors wanting to be part of the Motorsports 2012 Presented by VP’s SEF Small Engine Fuels Race Car & Trade Show. The highly successful three day show, now into its 27th year, is set to take place Friday, January 20th through Sunday, January 22nd at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, PA.

At present exhibitors that were part of the 2011 edition of the show have been given until May 31st to reserve the display space that they had or they are free to choose other available space. After May 31st the show space remaining will be open to all.

Many of the 2011 show exhibitors chose to renew their locations even before the show had been completed because the show had proven to be so successful for them.

Included in the list of 2011 exhibitors that have already renewed are the American Racing Drivers Club, Avanti Performance Products, Awesome Racewear, Design 500, Winters Performance Products and a long list of others.

“If the booth location worked for you last time, “ said show manager Tim Hogue. “It makes perfect sense to want that location back again for the 2012 show. If that space did not produce the results that satisfied you then a new location could very well be the answer.”

Those planning to be part of Motorsports 2012 that were not part of this year’s show should be on the phone early on June 1st so that they get to be one of the first to pick from the exhibitor space that will still be available.

“With the huge success of the show this year, we are anticipating that the 2012 show will be an even bigger success,” said show promoter Len Sammons. “We are anticipating that the exhibit space will sell out even earlier than it has in the past.”

Getting plans made early gives exhibitors the opportunity to start their promotional plans for the show and start getting the word out that they will be part of Motorsports 2012 Presented by VP’s Small Engine Fuels Race Car & Trade Show.

The three day show covers all of the space available in the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks and gives attendees the opportunity to see just about anything and everything imaginable in motorsports.

Information on the show may be had by visiting www.aarn.com  or telephoning 609.888.3618.

Tim Hogue can provide those interested with all details on the show and send a complete color brochure that outlines all show details for those wanting to be exhibitors. And it is not to early for race teams to be thinking about having their race car on display at the show. Contact Tim at 609.888.3618.

The annual show, produced by Len Sammons and his staff, is considered by many to be the most successful show of its type on the East Coast.
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NEWS FROM:
MOTORSPORTS 2012 PRESENTED BY VP’S SEF SMALL ENGINE FUELS
RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW
Promoter: Len Sammons @ 609.888.3618
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton Communications, Inc.
Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797
Fax: 215.752.1518
Cell: 267.934.7286
Email: Esaxton144@aol.com
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NEW MOTORSPORTS 2012 BROCHURE NOW AVAILABLE
2011 Exhibitors Have Until May 15th to Renew Exhibit Space

TRENTON, NJ April 14, 2011 . . . .It is time to give some thought to show business……the Motorsports 2012 Presented by VP’s SEF Small Engine Fuels Race Car and Trade Show that is.
 
The 2011 edition of the show was another huge success and many exhibitors have already made their intentions known regarding their plans for the three day show set for Friday, January 20 thru Sunday, January 22 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.
Exhibitors from Motorsports 2011 have until May 15th to renew their booth space and current exhibitors will have until May 31st to pick new locations or expand their current display area. After May 31st all remaining space will be available on a “first come, first served” basis.

More than 230,000 square feet of the beautiful Greater Philadelphia Expo Center will again be devoted to just about everything imaginable in motorsports.

The 27th edition of the show, the third year at the Expo Center, will offer speedway and racing series displays, hardcore racing vendors, trailer and RV dealers, collectibles and much, much more.

Free seminars will again be a big part of the three day show along with the very popular autograph sessions featuring major names in the sport.

Continuing as a major attraction during the show will be the BPG Racing Ms. Motorsports Pageant that will take place on Saturday at 8 p.m.

“The 2011 edition of the show was a record breaker despite the cold, cold weather,” said promoter Len Sammons. “However records are made to be broken and that is a goal for the 2012 show.”

For the second year in a row the plush Crowne Plaza in King of Prussia, PA will serve as the host hotel and show management has been able to secure the same reasonable $89 (plus tax) room rate. To make reservations telephone 610.265.7500 and ask for the special Motorsports 2012 rate or go on-line at aarn.com and follow the lead to Motorsports hotels and a direct link to the special room rate. The rate is only in place while rooms remain available.

The very popular Saturday night post-show party will again be held at the Crowne and will start at 9 p.m. There will be music and beer specials.

Additional show news will be announced in the months to come.

There are sponsorship opportunities available.

For more information on Motorsports 2012 contact Tim Hogue at 609.888.3618 or tim@aarn.com.
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