Motorsports Show Returns Jan. 21-22 to Oaks Center
OAKS PA – The second year of competition for new “Superstar Racing Experience” race cars, also known as “SRX,” is starting 2022 with another introduction to motorsports enthusiasts. It’s being offered Jan. 21 and 22 (2022; Friday and Saturday) during the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave.
An SRX series car will be one of nearly 200 race cars of all kinds on display at the two-day show. Show hours will run Friday from 2-9 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door, and also in advance by phone.
The SRX series represents a collaboration by auto racing legend Tony Stewart, NASCAR Cup Series championship crew chief and car owner Ray Evernham, former NASCAR executive George Pyne, and sports agent Sandy Montag. The series enjoyed its successful first season in 2021 on six half-mile dirt and asphalt short tracks across the country, with Stewart winning the first championship.
Like the International Race of Champions (IROC) racing series that debuted in the early 1970s, SRX features identical cars to make the race purely a test of driver ability. Drivers in the inaugural season included Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves, Marco Andretti, Bill Elliott, Willy T. Ribbs, Doug Coby, Tony Kanaan, and Hallie Deegan.
Some are expected to return this year, and new names will be added. Details on SRX tracks, drivers, and schedules are anticipated to be announced in coming months.
Track, Speedway Announcements Pending
The 37th annual edition of the popular show, dedicated to all forms of motorsports, will be filled with what’s new, what’s old, and what’s happening in the business. Many popular figures in the sport can often be found visiting the show, greeting fans, and signing autographs.
Many speedways and organizations – Pocono Raceway, New Egypt Speedway, Bridgeport Motorsports Park, Delaware International, and others – expect to use the show to announce their plans for the new season. Additionally, a special Penn National Speedway reunion will be held with displayed cars that raced there over the years, and winning drivers signing autographs.
Aqua-Duck Water Transport is returning as sponsor of the always popular Ms. Motorsports Pageant. It is scheduled to be held on Friday in the center’s larger Hall D. Cash prizes will again go to the top three finishers, with the winner receiving $1,500 and a poster deal.
Due to COVID-19 the previously held Little Miss, Big Wheel competition, and the autograph alley, have been canceled for this year’s show. Drivers and special guests will instead sign autographs at booths across the show floors. Several fun activities for children will also be found there.
“The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks continues to be a great location in the center of the northeast motorsports world, right in the suburbs of Philadelphia,” show Producer Len Sammons said. “It’s easy-in and easy-out, with plenty of free parking surrounding the center.