OAKS, PA December 19, 2011 . . . As a four time NASCAR Camping World Truck champion, Ron Hornaday’s style earned the nickname “the weapon”. This past season, when he was crashed out of contention for a fifth championship, Hornaday became “the victim”.
Hornaday will appear at the Motorsports 2012 Presented by SEF Small Engine Fuels Race Car and Trade Show for two of the three days that make up the annual show.
Hornaday, who looked like he could have picked up his fifth title until a late season altercation with Kyle Busch at Texas Motor Speedway put him out of the battle, has 51 career victories in the truck series making him the winningest driver in the history of the series.
Motorsports 2012 kicks off on Friday, January 20th and continues through Sunday, January 22nd at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.
The 53 year old racer was named truck series driver of the decade back in 2009.
Hornaday will be on stage for a question and answer session from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday (January 20th) followed by an autograph session from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Show attendees will be able to ask him about his successes as well as on track incident that most likely cost him his fifth truck title.
He will return for a second autograph session from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Area Auto Racing News display area (Booth No. 224).
Hornaday will share the booth with Packman who just recently picked up a Silver Award as Best General Fiction book (Ages 9-12) and Reader’s Favorites gave the book five stars during their recent review.
Packman, a long time auto racing public relations executive, will also sign autographs on Friday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Area Auto Racing News display area.
Hornaday and Packman join other well known figures in the sport including Jimmy Spencer, Chad Knaus, Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins, Doug Wolfgang, John Roberts, Brad Doty, Dave Argabright and others that will be included in fan activities.
Motorsports 2012 offers close to 250,000 square feel of just about everything imaginable in motorsports. More than 200 race vehicles will be on display during the three day show.
The Nazareth Speedway Reunion display will be an attention grabber and drivers who competed at the now shuttered half-mile speedway will be on hand 2-4 p.m. on Saturday for an autograph session.
Always a crowd pleaser is the BPG Racing Ms. Motorsports Pageant that feature a number of young ladies competing for the $1,500 first place money and the opportunity to represent the show at various events during the 2012 season. The Pageant is set for 8 p.m. A-1 Racing Products is providing $500 for the Best In Swimwear chosen by attendees.
Many well known names in the sport often can be found traveling the show aisles to see what is new in the sport and visiting the various displays of area speedways and are usually willing to chat with fans and sign autographs.
Complete details and a full schedule of events can be found at www.aarn.com. Information is also available at 609.888.3618.
Daily admission price for adults is $14 with youngsters 6 thru 12 paying just $5. Under 6 are admitted free and on Metal Fab Family Day (Sunday) youngsters under 12 are admitted free. There is ample free parking convenient to the Expo Center.