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 OAKS, PA January 18, 2019 . . .  The 34th PPB Motorsports Show at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA opened to a large and enthusiastic crowd on Friday, the first day of the three day event.

 In a press conference called by Lincoln Speedway officials and conducted at 3:00 PM, Motorsports attendees learned at the same time the racing media did that Scott Gobrecht, Jerry Parrish and Mike Heffner had become involved as track investors. Don Leiby, who had been an owner of the track for 26 years, has stepped back from his involvement while Alan Kreitzer has reduced his stake.

 One hour later on the Motorsport 2019 Show floor, Matt Hearn of TEO Race Cars unwrapped a new car in his booth owned by Ray Graham and dedicated for the 2019 Super DIRTcar Series. Driver Danny Johnson assisted with the unveiling, which revealed driver Anthony Perrego in the sitting in the cockpit. The two drivers will race TEO Pro Cars owned by Graham as teammates in 2019.

 “Having the Motorsports Show chosen as the occasion to make such important industry announcements is a great honor,” said PPB Motorsports Show Organizer Len Sammons.

 Ten drivers and car owners who were part of the history of the Reading Fairgrounds were on stage Friday night exchanging reminiscences, notably drivers Kenny Brightbill, Gary Gollub, Glenn Fitzcharles and Jimmy Horton and car owners Ronnie Kehl and Ronnie Leinbach.

 NASCAR Hall Of Famer Ray Evernham and wife Erin Crocker Evernham closed out the Day One formal activities at Motorsports with a wide-ranging, humorous and thoroughly enjoyable one-on-one stage show with Motorsports moderator Paul Szmal.

 The PPB Motorsports Show resumes Saturday from 11 AM through 9 PM with guest appearances by Ryan Preece at 1 PM and Darrell Waltrip at 2:30 PM. The Aqua Duck Water Transport Ms. Motorsports Contest, which will crown Ms. Motorsports 2019, starts at 7:30 PM.

 Saturday and Sunday Show attendees are reminded that free courtesy parking lot shuttles run continuously during show hours, minimizing weather inconvenience.

 PPB Motorsports Show Day Three on Sunday, opens at 11 AM and runs through 4 PM. 


OAKS, PA  December 26, 2018 . . . Just a few weeks before he kicks off his quest for the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Rookie of the Year honors Ryan Preece will join Darrell Waltrip and Ray Evernham at the 34th Annual edition of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show Fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance.

The three day show, featuring just about everything imaginable in motorsports, will take place Friday, January 18 through Sunday, January 20 at the hugely popular Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa.

Preece, a graduate of Quarter- Midgets, won the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour title in 2013 after twice being runner-up in the standings. After 22 Modified Tour victories and 76 top-five finishes he took a huge chance and raised money to fund a move to NASCAR’s Xfinity Series.

After competing one year for an underfunded team, Preece risked all his funding on just three events. Driving a Joe Gibbs Toyota, he finished second to teammate Kyle Busch in his first chance in a top running car. After winning in his second effort, Gibbs granted Preece other assignments in one of his cars and he won again on NASCAR’s Xfinity series this past season on the high banks of Bristol in Tennessee.

The 27-year-old, a native of Berlin, Connecticut, recently got his big break to compete full-time next year on the Cup series. He has signed a multi-year deal to replace AJ Allmendinger as the 2019 driver of JTG Daugherty No. 47 Chevy.

“Tommy Lasorda (retired Hall of Fame coach of the Los Angeles Dodgers) says, ‘The difference between impossible and possible lies in a man’s determination,’ and I feel that JTG Daugherty has just that,” said Preece.

“It’s been many years of fighting for opportunities to compete and win races at NASCAR’s highest level, and it is nice to officially say that JTG Daugherty Racing is my new home for 2019,” reflected Preece. “I look forward to not only racing, but working with the team as well to build speed and create a name for myself here.”

Preece, and NASCAR Hall of Famers Darrell Waltrip and Ray Evernham will be crowd pleasers as they sign autographs and are interviewed during the show that will fill the giant Expo Hall.

Evernham will have a number of his very interesting race cars on display during the show. The first NASCAR Cup car that Waltrip ever drove will be at the event as well. Gary Mondschein will also have his always crowd pleasing Vintage Indy Cars as a popular attraction.

More than 200 racecars will be on display during the three days, with many top racers and motorsports personalities appearing. As usual, all autographs will be free.

There will be a large number of displays with speedways offering information on their 2019 seasons. Hardcore racing vendors will be a big part of the show and fans will have the opportunity to gain some bargains from vendors offering collectible items. A number of free industry seminars will be offered.

Also sure to be a crowd pleaser will be the “Reading Speedway Reunion.” That event will be dedicated to the memory of the great racing action that took place at Pa.’s Reading Fairgrounds Speedway before it closed 40 years ago. Drivers and team members who competed at that track will attend to meet the fans, and there will be a large display of vintage race cars that ran at Reading.

One of the most popular events during the three day show has been, and will be, the Ms. Motorsports Pageant sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport that will see one woman walk off with a $1,500 cash prize along with a poster deal.

Motorsports 2019 opens on Friday, January 18 at 2 p.m., then at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday. On Sunday, all children 12 and under are FREE with a parent.

Tickets are available daily at the door one hour before the show opens. To stay informed on the latest show news check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618.

A few display spaces and room for race car display remain as the show is on its way to becoming another sold out success.


-Printed Image / Motorsports FanCards to Deliver to First 500 Fans Hero Card from Juice.Box Motorsports Designs-

Williamson, N.Y. – (August 26, 2018) – The first 500 fans that enter the gate on Friday night August 31 for the Tribute to “Pops” Leaty 75 will receive a commemorative hero card that will be used in lieu of an event program. A unique design in honor of the event and Ryan Preece in competition will be handed out to the lucky recipients as they enter the facility. The card will also carry the potential entry rosters for each division on the back. The design is a collaboration with art work coming from “Juice.Box” Motorsports Designs, based in Elma, N.Y., and printed by the Official Printer of the Race of Champions, Printed Image of Buffalo, New York.

The Race of Champions Tribute to “Pops” Leaty 75 for the Asphalt Modified Series in their only visit of 2018 to the historic Williamson, N.Y., oval. Last season, Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, N.Y., won in both Series appearances at Spencer.

“We’re definitely looking forward to Friday night,” stated Emerling. “It’s going to be a good show. I like Spencer, it’s a challenging race track and it definitely makes you get the elbows up and drive your racecar. The competition in this series is tough and it won’t be any different on Friday night, we hope to see everyone there.”

In addition to Preece and the stars of the Series, multi-time Series champion and five-time and defending Race of Champions 250 winner Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pa., has now cast his intentions of running at Spencer on Friday.

The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series will be joined by the Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series and Lancaster National Speedway Type Street Stocks to fill out the action packed night of racing. Qualifying race winners will be receiving a $50 gift certificate courtesy of F/A Products (www.faproducts.com) in the Street Stock and Modified division.

Due to a contractual term between the track owner and speedway concession provider the food trucks, as originally stated will not be able to take part in the event.

Cavallaro-Neubauer Chevrolet Buick will present victory lane for the Modified race and have vehicles on display with information available in the midway or you can visit; www.cavneub-williamson.com.

Conway Beam Leasing will be presenting the victory lane for the Four Cylinder Dash Series event. Visit www.conwaybeamleasing.com for more information.

The Sodus Microd club will have a display as well a brief demonstration prior to the feature racing action.

The event night is being presented by Rochester Steel Treating Works, Inc. (www.rstwinc.com) and Cavallaro-Neubauer Chevrolet and Buick.

The gates open at 5 pm at Spencer Speedway for fans with racing to follow at 7 pm. General Admission tickets for the event are just $22, with a Senior and Military ticket being $19 (adult $2 coupons are available for the event throughout the region); Children 6-11 years of age are $8 and children 5 and under are free.

Where: Spencer Speedway, Williamson, N.Y.

When: Friday, August 31, 2018. Grandstands open at 5 pm, racing at 7 pm

Directions: The track is located just fifteen minutes east of Rochester, N.Y. at 3020 Route 104, Williamson, N.Y. 14589

What: The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series “Tribute to Pops 75”, Lancaster Speedway Type Street Stocks, Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series.

More Information: www.spencerspeedway.org / www.rocmodifiedseries.com

The Race of Champions is a sanctioning body presenting Modified and Stock Car racing on asphalt and dirt surfaces throughout the Northeast, with events in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey with primary marketing partners Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, US Army, Upstate Automotive Group, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, Jerico Performance, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, PavedTrackDigest.com and Speed51.com. The 68th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2018 at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania and is the second longest consecutive auto-racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500.

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