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Midget Racing Display, Petty Cars In Oaks Show

Midget Display, Petty Cars Part Of Oaks Show

Richard Petty’s 1970 Plymouth Superbird

OAKS PA – Midget auto racing and its history will play important roles during the Pioneer Pole Buildings’ Motorsports 2015 show, presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Shows, which intends to fill 250,000 square feet of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., between Jan. 23 and 25 (2015).

The show runs Jan. 23 (Friday) from 2-9 p.m.; Jan. 24 (Saturday) from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Jan. 25 (Sunday) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Many former American Racing Drivers Club champions and key figures in the history of the sport will be part of its “75 Years of Midget Racing History” display. It is scheduled to include close to a dozen midgets, representing the sport from the 1930s through latest-style midget race cars.

At least 20 drivers and key people representing the history of midget auto racing are expected to participate. An autograph session is scheduled for Saturday afternoon (Jan. 24) as the show observes its 30th anniversary.

Also being featured are two of the most famous race cars that were part of Richard Petty’s outstanding NASCAR racing career. One is a 1970 Plymouth Superbird, a winged car produced only during the model year, specifically to lure Richard Petty back to Plymouth after having spent a couple of seasons with Ford. The other is a tired but true 1957 Olds convertible given to him by his dad at a dirt track in Columbia SC.

The PPB Motorsports 2015 show offers just about everything imaginable in motorsports, with more than 200 vehicles of all types: stock cars, drag racing, NASCAR, motorcycles, and more. Those who attend can pick up 2015 schedules from their favorite tracks and racing organizations, visit with vendors offering a variety of motorsports items and services, and attend a number of free events during the three-day run.

Free parking is available. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

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