Friday, January 23, 2015

Breitenstein Motorsports #14 BASH (SDS PHOTO)

Come out and help us start the 2015 Racing season, with new Driver Billy Pauch, Jr., with our 10th annual B.M.S. Blast racing party. It will be held on Saturday, March 14th, at 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30), at the Kenhorst Fire Company Ballroom. A $20.00 Donation gets you: A Hot and Cold Buffet, Draft Beer and Soda (Cash Bar available), DJ (Jam on Sounds productions), Chinese Auction, 50/50's, and lots of Door Prizes. For tickets call Jason Breitenstein at, 610-587-7590, Email at, jlb1999@live.com, or Sean Shanoskie at, 610-207-2543. You can also get them from any of the Race team members, or contact us on Facebook. If you would like to get them at the Door, that's fine to, but we usually sell out, so just give us a heads up, and we will hold them at the Door for you.Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you all there.

RANDY BAILEY (SDS PHOTO)


Thursday, January 22, 2015

30TH ANNUAL PPB MOTORSPORTS 2015 SHOW IS BEING PREPARED, ALL OPENS AT 2 P.M. FRIDAY, JANUARY 23



  OAKS, PA  - January 22, 2015 - The aisleways are humming, the loading docks are crammed, and the pace is frenetic from wall to wall inside the giant Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa., as  more than 250 racing vehicles, from drag racing cars to dirt track machines, hundreds of hard parts manufacturers, from engine builders to dzus button purveyors, and dozens of race track promoters and racing series entrepreneurs find their ways to their portion of the 250,000 square feet of show space at  the 30th Anniversary Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show.

  “Move in has been going smoothly,” said Tim Hogue, Motorsports Show Manager.  “Many of our exhibitors have been here for a number of shows, know what to expect, and it seems to flow better every year.” 

 PPB Motorsports 2015 offers attendees the opportunity to meet and collect autographs from national, regional and local racers along with visiting the vast numbers exhibitor displays, seeing a proverbial 'full field' of  race cars on display, attending free seminars and get up close to vintage, historic and classic cars that are on exhibit.

 Midget auto racing has enjoyed a rich history in motorsports and much of that history will be showcased with attendees at this year's Show. 
  Many of the top talents from today and the past in Midget auto racing will be part of a huge autograph session that will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the D-Hall Reunion Area. Past midget racing champions Leigh Earnshaw Jr., Bob Cicconi, Lenny Boyd, Billy Hughes, Hank Rogers Jr., and Lou Cicconi Jr. will join current standouts Steve Buckwalter, Tim Buckwalter, Drew Heistand, and Mares Stellfox.

  In addition to all the attention to Midget auto racing during the three day show, attendees will have the opportunity to meet NASCAR star Joey Logano, NASCAR car owner Tom Baldwin, Steve Park and broadcaster Dick Berggren along with the flock of regional and local standouts. Many speedways and sanctioning organizations will be using the show to alert fans and racers about their plans for 2015 and all sorts of historic, classic and vintage cars will be on view including Richard Petty's famed 1970 Plymouth Superbird, the former Ken Brenn, Sr. 1966 Gerhardt rear-engined Ford Indy car and Rollie Helmling's USAC Midget driven by Jeff Gordon before Gordon embarked on his NASCAR career.   
  The show is set to open at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 23rd, at the huge Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA which offers an abundance of free parking.
  For a complete three day schedule of events check in at www.aarn.com or telephone 609.888.3618.

TODD MARBURGER (DOUG AYRES PHOTO)


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

BRETT GILMORE (SDS PHOTO)


New Show Director Has Big Plans For 30th Annual Reading Race Reunion & Car Show

Reading, PA -  The 30th Annual Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Alliance Association Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show, presented by Weichert Realtors Neighborhood One Action Track USA, will have a new face at the helm when the 2015 edition begins on February 22nd at the Fairgrounds Square Mall.

  Brad Reinert, Marketing Director for the JeffreyHogueRealtor.com Action Track USA on the Kutztown Fairgrounds, takes over for Brett Deyo as the show's director/coordinator. Reinert, who grew up in the shadows of the Reading Fairgrounds half-mile clay oval - where the mall now sits and hosts the annual exhibit of local racing machines and speedways - is anxious to continue the grand tradition of the show while injecting it with some new ideas and activities.

  "Growing up, I lived off the fourth turn of the race track, behind Boscov's. My family worked at the track (for promoter Lindy Vicari) for 30 years, and the Reading Fairgrounds was, quite literally, my playground. I want to keep that memory alive, for my family and for all the families who had the experience of growing up at the fairgrounds like I did," said Reinert.

  With the assistance of some of the staff and management team from Action Track USA, Reinert is working hard to assemble a large fleet of race cars, local speedways, and nightly activities for the week-long show that will run from February 22 - 28. While he is still firming up many details, Reinert is able to divulge some of his plans for the week.

  "Sunday the 22nd, which is my birthday by the way, we'll kick off the show with a presentation at 12:15...and it will take place right on the start/finish line of the former speedway, which is directly in front of the Your Bet store (between the movie theaters and the Subway restaurant). We are asking everyone to celebrate my birthday by bringing a canned good (of non-perishable food) as a donation to the Greater Berks Food Bank. The donation will be in honor of the Reading Fairgrounds Racing Historical Society," stated Reinert.

  Race cars of every shape and size will fill the mall, with the area's dirt and asphalt Modifieds, Late Models, Sprint Cars, Midgets, and SpeedSTR's among the mix, along with racers from the various small car divisions such as Micro-Sprints, Slingshots, Xcel Modifieds, Karts, and Quarter-Midgets.

  Race teams wishing to display their creations can download the show's registration form at www.actiontrackusa.com.  Questions should be directed to Reinert at breinert40@comcast.net or by phone at 610-401-3348. 

  The show will have plenty of interesting and enjoyable activities for both the hardcore and casual motorsports enthusiasts. Reinert has planned some special movie nights at the Cinema; there will be Celebrity Appearances and interviews each night; some very special awards will be presented to local racers throughout the week; there will be a Reading Fairgrounds Trivia game; Gary Silverman racing videos will play each night; Model Car Alley Racing will once again take place; technical round table discussions will focus on the direction of the sport; and there will be a plethora of vendors selling and displaying their race-related merchandise. 

  Local race tracks already on board and set to hand out 2015 schedules at their display include Grandview Speedway, the JeffreyHogueRealtor.com Action Track USA in Kutztown, Linda's Speedway, and Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway, with several additional tracks expected to confirm their attendance with the next few weeks.

  Bob Hilbert Sportswear is designing and producing the 2015 Reading Racing Reunion commemorative tee-shirts and sweatshirts that will be sold at the show.

  The nightly schedule is as follows:

Saturday, February 21 at 9 p.m. - race cars, with the exception of Vintage Cars, will move into the mall.

Sunday, February 22 - the show opens with a presentation, at 12:15 p.m., to the Greater Berks Food Bank. All attendees are encouraged to bring a non-
perishable canned food item as a donation. 

Monday, February 23 - Open Wheel Night with interviews of drivers in the Micro-Sprint, Midget, and Sprint Car divisions. Also: a "must see" award presentation to a very accomplished local driver who began his career at the Reading Fairgrounds.

Tuesday, February 24 - Weichert Realtor Neighborhood One Action Track USA Night, featuring interviews with drivers and the track's promotional team.

Wednesday, February 25 - Modified Madness and Late Model/ Street Stock/ Road Runner Night highlighted by driver interviews from each of these divisions.

Thursday, February 26 - Local track and Race Club Night...updates on the upcoming season and area clubs' young, up-and-coming drivers will be in the spotlight. 

Friday, February 27 - NAPA Old Timers Reunion - interviews with the Legends of the Reading Fairgrounds.

Saturday, February 28 - NAPA and Yuasa Batteries present Tire Changing Competition for Modified, Small Car, and Vintage Car divisions. NOTE: Vintage Car tires will be changed with an old style, manual four-way lug wrench. Best of Show Awards will follow the Tire Changing Competition.
Show ends when mall closes at 9 p.m. Cars will be moved out when mall is closed.

  More details regarding the show will be released as they are confirmed. 

  Reinert is seeking additional marketing partners for the show; businesses or individuals who are interested in becoming a part of this 30th annual event should contact Brad Reinert at the email address or phone number listed above.