Friday, January 6, 2012
Things are Changing, for the Better, as Motorsports 2012 is Quickly Approaching
OAKS, Pa. -- 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 ½-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.
Ticket prices, show hours, show schedule and other information can be had at www.aarn.com.