Motorsports, Racecar and Trade Show Canceled for January

A postponement of the show will avoid the risk of coronavirus in crowds like those seen during previous years (at top)

OAKS PA – The coronavirus pandemic and restrictions on indoor gatherings-in-place in Pennsylvania have prompted the postponement, until 2022, of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports, Racecar, and Trade Show. It had been scheduled for Jan. 22-24 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave.

The decision to hold off until next year was made during the Thanksgiving holiday by event promoter Len Sammons. “Until last week I was optimistic we would be able to find a way” to host the show. “Postponing the event, which has been held annually for more than 30 years, was one of the toughest decisions I have had to make,” Sammons said.

Restrictions introduced Nov. 24 by Gov. Tom Wolf reduced the allowable capacity inside the expo center to just 5 percent its total capacity, or fewer than 500 people.

Title sponsor Pioneer Pole Buildings and owner Bob Greene have already pledged their support for the event in 2022. Sunoco Race Fuels, Aqua Duck Water Transport, and Bob Hilbert Sportswear will all return as show sponsors. Andrea Cap, Ms. Motorsports 2020, also has agreed to keep her crown for an unprecedented second year.

Anyone interested in being added to the mailing list for Motorsports 2022 should send an e-mail with your name, address and phone number to motorsports@aarn.com, or call Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618.

Sammons held out the possibility that, if conditions improved, he might be inclined to stage a smaller show in February or March, although “it wouldn’t be Motorsports,” he noted.

Photo supplied by the Motorsports, Racecar and Trade Show