Northeast Motorsports Expo Is Back In 2013

For more information, visit http://www.NortheastMotorsportsExpo.net or E-mail sperry@mainelymotorsportstv.com

AUGUSTA, Maine – New England's longest continuously running motorsports trade show is back to celebrate its 25th anniversary next month.

With track and series displays, industry vendors, driver autograph sessions, seminars and more, the Northeast Motorsports Expo returns to the Augusta Civic Center from Jan. 11-13, 2013. Former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Ricky Craven and Steve Park are both scheduled to make appearances during the weekend.


“We are fortunate to have the continued support of Peter Prescott and his family and employees at Team EJP,” said Expo promoter Steve Perry, owner of the Mainely Motorsports television show, who took over the show for founders Tim and Kathy Attaya in 2009. “I felt honored to be first approached a few years ago by Tim, who called the show his 'baby,' and we continue to add to the Expo's success.”

Craven, a Maine native and two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race winner during his driving career, will participate in the “Passing The Mic” seminar at the Expo. Currently a popular member of ESPN's NASCAR coverage on television, Craven should feel right at home offering his opinion on a variety of topics related to short-track racing today.

Park, who drove for the late Dale Earnhardt, is the only driver to compete in five different NASCAR divisions at New Hampshire Motor Speedway during his career. He will be in the New England Racing Fuel booth to sign autographs and meet with fans during the Expo.

Friday night, January 11, marks perhaps the most exciting night of the entire weekend. Beginning at 7 p.m., show organizers will reveal the Top 25 drivers and personalities in the 25-year history of the Northeast Motorsports Expo as decided by a fan vote.

“I really believe this is going to be our best Expo yet,” Perry said. “We've got a great mix of drivers, industry leaders, displays, seminars and interactive events. There's something for everybody this year.

“A lot of people have stepped up to make this event what it is, and I can't thank them enough. Team EJP, Quirk Auto, Heluva Good!, New England Racing Fuel and Mainely Motorsports have all played large roles in keeping the tradition that is the Northeast Motorsports Expo going.”

In addition to the “Passing The Mic,” which debuted at the Expo in 2012 as a roundtable discussion involving several short-track racing media personalities, there will be several seminars of interest for fans and team members. One of the most highly-anticipated new events is the Last Chance Motorsports Pit Stop Challenge which encourages fans to try their hand at completing an actual pit stop.

The 25th annual Northeast Motorsports Expo kicks off at 5 p.m. On Friday, January 11, and runs through 3 p.m. On Sunday, January 13. For more information, including a detailed schedule, vendor listings, ticket prices, visit www.NortheastMotorsportsExpo.net.





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Fast Track, Hoosier on Board to Support ARCA Touring Series Champions in "Road to Daytona"


For Immediate Release:

Friday, December 14, 2012


(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) - When open testing begins this morning for ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards teams at Daytona International Speedway, drivers in ARCA's "Road to Daytona" program will have Fast Track High Performance Driving School and Hoosier Racing Tire, among others, to thank.


The North Carolina-based Fast Track High Performance Driving School, ARCA's Official Driving School, will provide the cars and support for three 2012 touring series champions: the ARCA CRA Super Series' Johnny VanDoorn, the ARCA Midwest Tour's Jonathan Eilen, and the ARCA Gold Cup Series' Dakota Carlson.


School owner Andy Hillenburg, a two-time ARCA Daytona winner and the 1995 Series champion, will assist each Road to Daytona driver in the test session. The 2012 Daytona test is the second at which Hillenburg's school has assisted the touring series competitors. Last year, the Super Series' Derrick Griffin and the Gold Cup Series' Dennis Strickland drove Fast Track cars in the Daytona test.


Hoosier Racing Tire will provide a set of tires for each driver at the test. The Indiana-based company has been active in the ARCA Racing Series since the 1950s and has acted as the series' official tire supplier since 1995.


Yesterday, officials from Roush Yates Engines and ARCA announced that Roush Yates will supply an ARCA spec restrictor plate engine lease for the weekend's test.


Testing will take place from 9-12 and 1-5 today, Saturday, and Sunday. Over 50 drivers are entered. ARCARacing.com will feature live timing and scoring of each session as teams prepare for the 50th consecutive annual event at Daytona, a tradition dating back to 1964.


The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards has crowned 30 ARCA national champions in 60 seasons since 1953, and has toured over 200 race tracks in 26 states since its inception. The series has tested the abilities of drivers and race teams over the most diverse schedule of stock car racing events in the world, visiting tracks ranging from 0.375 mile to 2.66 miles in length on both paved and dirt surfaces as well as a left- and right-turn road course in its most recent season.


Founded by John and Mildred Marcum in 1953 in Toledo, Ohio, the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is recognized among the leading sanctioning bodies in the country. Having completed its sixth decade after hundreds of thousands of miles of racing, ARCA administers over 100 race events each season in four professional touring series - the ARCA Racing Series, the ARCA CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series, and new in 2013, the ARCA Midwest Tour - in addition to local weekly events at Ohio's Toledo Speedway and Michigan's Flat Rock Speedway.



Griffin Hickman, ARCA


Don Radebaugh, ARCA


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