Original Story by Mainely Motorsports TV PR
AUGUSTA, Maine – More than a dozen seminars and special events, including a question and answer session with two former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers, marks the quarter-century anniversary of the Northeast Motorsports Expo.
With track and series displays, industry vendors, driver autograph sessions and more, the Northeast Motorsports Expo returns to the Augusta Civic Center from Jan. 11-13, 2013. Ricky Craven and Steve Park – who each have Sprint Cup Series wins on their New England-based resumes – will participate in a “Passing The Mic” seminar at 8 p.m. on the show’s opening night.
“We have a great lineup of events taking place all weekend,” said Expo promoter Steve Perry, owner of the Mainely Motorsports television show. “There’s something for everybody, too – from fans to crew members to drivers. I think this will be our best Expo yet.”
There are two “Passing The Mic” sessions scheduled for this year’s Expo after its debut in 2012. Craven, currently a popular member of ESPN’s NASCAR coverage on television, and Park, the only driver ever to compete in five different NASCAR divisions at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, will provide expertise in “Voices Of Experience” on Friday, Jan. 11. Park will also be on hand at the New England Racing Fuels booth throughout the weekend to sign autographs and meet with fans.
A panel of New England media members will once again participate in “The Media Speaks Out” on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m. Perry, four-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion Andy Santerre, Karl Fredrickson of Speedway Illustrated, Travis Barrett of GWC Motorsports Marketing and Mike Twist of Speed 51 are scheduled to be part of the panel.
One of the most highly-anticipated new events is the Last Chance Motorsports Pit Stop Challenge which encourages fans to try their hand at completing an actual pit stop. Teams will be entered in a race against the clock, with the best teams of the entire weekend squaring off in the finals on Sunday, Jan. 13 at noon.
New to the 2013 Northeast Motorsports Expo are three seminars, including “Grassroots Motorsports Marketing” presented by Texas Roadhouse and the Northeast Mini Stock Tour. There will also be a seminar for spotters and an all-day body shop seminar Saturday presented by Quirk Auto.
“A lot of people have stepped up to make this event what it is, and I can’t thank them enough,” Perry said. “Team EJP, Quirk Auto, Heluva Good!, New England Racing Fuel and Mainely Motorsports have all played large roles in keeping the tradition that is the Northeast Motorsports Expo going.”
The 25th annual Northeast Motorsports Expo kicks off at 5 p.m. On Friday, January 11, and runs through 3 p.m. On Sunday, January 13. For more information, including a detailed schedule of seminars and events, visit * www.NortheastMotorsportsExpo.net*.