OAKS, PA — Motorsports 2013, Fueled By Sunoco and Distributed by Insinger Performance, will be open for business at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 18th. Predictions call for good weather conditions. The show offering just about everything imaginable in motorsports will continue until 4 p.m. Sunday, January 20th.
Two time Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup winner Michael Waltrip will be a big part of opening day activities for the 28th annual edition of the Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show set for the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.
The veteran racer and Sprint Cup car owner is also a popular TV personality on SPEED and Fox. He will be talking with show attendees and signing autographs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on opening day.
In addition to Waltrip, who will be trying for a spot in the 2013 Daytona 500, show attendees will have the opportunity to meet 1963 Indianapolis 500 winner Parnelli Jones as he makes appearances at the show throughout the day on Saturday, January 19th. He will be talking about his highly acclaimed new book that will be available at the Coastal 181 display.
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Bellingham, MA — Derek Robbie, driver of the #27L Pro 4 Modified, announces he has signed on as a driver for RAD RACING (Racing Against Drugs), a branch of the National Center for Prevention and Research Solutions, a South Daytona based organization whose mission is the following:
Reach and educate our nation’s youth by Advocating through motorsports professionals a Drug free, healthy, lifestyle.
Realize a nation of drug free youth by Accelerating their potential using a Coordinated network of dedicated motorsports volunteers who will Inspire and educate, through community involvement, to teach kids to Navigate around life’s obstacles, using teamwork, goal setting and communication skills, which will Guide them to make the right choices to get to the finish line.
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After much consideration, I have decided it is best to cancel racing on the asphalt racing series at Twin State Speedway for 2013. The track is for sale and I will be devoting my time to finding a buyer in time for them to open for the 2013 season. I want to thank all the loyal racers & fans that have supported this great facility throughout the years.
The karting series for 2013 will go on as scheduled. Being leased out to Archie Archambault, 603-428-8584.
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Mooresville, N.C. — Tommy Baldwin Racing is paying homage to its heritage with the announcement that Dave Blaney will drive the No. 7 Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starting at the season-opening Daytona 500.
The number is a tribute to team owner Tommy Baldwin,Jr.'s late father, Tom Baldwin, Sr., who was a beloved NASCAR Modified driver, and sported the number 7NY throughout his career. Working on his father's cars is how Baldwin got his start in racing, and ultimately led him into NASCAR's elite series.
"It is a very special moment today to announce the number 7 on our Chevrolet SS. The number has been in the Baldwin family for a long time and it is going to be pretty special to carry on that legacy in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series."
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