113 RACE CARS FILL THE FAIRGROUNDS SQUARE MALL TO OPEN 24TH ANNUAL READING RACING REUNION & CAR SHOW presented by LEE MYLES TRANSMISSION

Date: 2/22/2009 11:21:22 PM

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - -THANK YOU

113 RACE CARS FILL THE FAIRGROUNDS SQUARE MALL  TO OPEN 24TH ANNUAL READING RACING REUNION & CAR SHOW presented by LEE MYLES TRANSMISSION

The 24th Annual NAPA Auto Parts  Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show presented by Lee Myles Transmission officially opened on Sunday at the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA.   One-hundred and thirteen race cars are on display with a variety of divisions represented including Modifieds, Late Models, Micro-sprints, Legends, Sling Shots, Road Runners, Demolition Derby Cars, Sprintsters,  Go Karts, Sprint Cars, Midgets, Quarter Midgets, Junior Dragsters,  SCCA Cars and nineteen restored race cars.     A large crowd walked the show today to view the cars  with the many activities.  

The show opened with a salute to the Generations of Racing introducing such great racing families like Tobias, DeSantis, Derr, Weller, Gollub, Carter, Burkhart and Haus just to name a few.  Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman was present representing Picture Your Dreams along with Miss Thunder on the Hill Skye Michael.

Randy's Raceway HO Track enjoyed  a day of practice offering veteran HO racers and first timers to compete on the Fairgrounds Square Speedway.  If you're looking  to purchase a HO race car, there are plenty on sale at the Randy's Raceway location in the Mall.  Be sure to stop by the Picture Your Dreams location and check out the beautiful photo scenes.  A always popular stop is the Reading Racing Historical Society display located in front of Boscov's.  In the same location, you'll find Author Gary Ludwig offering his book, Tommy Hinnershitz, The Life & Times of an Auto Racing Legend.

The Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show will continue on Monday and continue through Saturday.

On Monday night at 8:30 PM, many of top ARDC Wingless Midget drivers will take part in a Celebrity Bartender Night at Ronies Exeter Café at 9th & Exeter in Reading, PA.    Donations collected will go to the Berks Chapter of the Cancer Foundation. 

Refer to the daily schedule for all the coming activities.

NAPA AUTO PARTS 24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show presented by LEE MYLES TRANSMISSION 
Schedule of Events

Monday, February 23 7 PM  Salute to ARDC   Meet the drivers, owners and crew members  who make this organization so successful.  ARDC began way back in 1939 and are going strong today!  Brent Arndt,   Andrew Hannula, Justin Grosz, PJ Gargiulo, Trevor Kobylazr.
113 Race Cars on Display 
Randy's Raceway HO Track opens for the week long show
SMASHMASTERS Demo Derby Exhibit- - Location:  Center Court in front of Burlington
Reading Racing Historical Society Kicks off Week long Display- -Location:  In front of Boscov's
Author Gary Ludwig to sign his book, Tommy Hinnershitz, The Life & Times of an Auto Racing Legend (appears nightly)

8:30 PM  to 9:30 PM  Celebrity Bartender Night!  Leave the folks of ARDC serve you! (Brent Arndt and others) Ronies Exeter Café  9th & Exeter, Reading, PA   (Full Service Bar & Grill)
Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Tuesday, February 24 7PM Modified Madness Night!  Big block, Small Block, Sportsman Modified Drivers Meet & Greet Doug Hoffman, Craig VonDohren, Kerry Kratz, Mike Gular,  Sportsman Drivers: Ray Woodall Jr.,  Bill Moyer Jr.,  Tom Brennan, Brad Brightbill
Meet Miss Thunder on the Hill Skye Michaels  7 PM to 8 PM
Randy's Raceway Sanction HO Race Night
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celebrity Bartender Night!  Be served by Jeff Strunk, Doug Manmiller and Mike Gular
Salute to Car Owners Rod Breitenstein & Vince Gagliardo
Ronies Exeter Café  9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Wednesday, February 25 7 PM Late Model & Small Car Night!   Meet & Greet drivers from the Late Models, Legends, 600 Modifieds & Micro Sprints.
7 PM to 8 PM  Roundtable Discussion by Pete Knappenberger & Barry Angstadt with panelists Mike Dicely, Brett Arndt and Richie Hartman to discuss the state of 270 Micro Racing to include 600 micros and wingless racing.   The show will be aired on Racers Round Table at a later date.   Meet, Chuck Schutz, Brian Shuey,  Tom and TJ Mayberry, Rodney Kistler  and Frank Polimeda
Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents;  Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman   6 PM to 8 PM
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM  Celebrity Bartender Night!   Be served by special guest bartenders, Chuck Schutz, Rodney Kistler & Others.
Ronies Exeter Cafe 9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
Race ticket giveaway at Ronies  (Ticket giveaways for the World of Outlaw Late Model & Modified Show)

Thursday, February 26 7 PM URC Night & 358 Sprint Night- -URC,  Our Nation's oldest traveling sprint organization plus drivers
358 Sprint Car drivers to Meet & Greet the Fans
Plus: Meet Lance Dewease 410 Sprint Car Driver
Picture Your Dreams Portrait Studio Presents;  Miss Motorsports 2009 Alyssa Sharman   6 PM to 8 PM
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM  Celebrity Bartender Night!  Be served by special guest bartenders including URC Rookie of the Year Brett Schoenly and others.
Ronies Exeter Café  9th & Exeter, Reading, PA
Race ticket giveaway at Ronies

Friday, February 27 7 PM  Annual Legend's Reunion plus Racing Families- - - -A salute to the Generations of Families in Racing!
Don Kreitz Sr & Don Kreitz Jr, MeMe & AJ DeSantis,
Meet:  Billy Pauch Jr., Junior Eckert
8:30 PM to 1 AM  Lee Myles BASH & Racing Movie Party- - Temple Fire Company  Car Show Awards, DJ for  Music & Dancing, Great Racing Movies, Cash Bar.   $10 admission

Saturday, February 28 1 PM  Go-Karts & Quarter Midget Drivers Meet & Greet
Shellhammer's Speedway Day at the Mall
Randy's Raceway Sanctioned HO Race Night    Pennsylvania Tyco Oval Championship
2 PM  Find the Landmarks.  Take a guide walk of the Mall to identify landmarks of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway.
We'll find Victory Lane, each turn, the backstretch and the Flag Stand.   Join us at Center Court.
Mall Hours
Sunday  11 AM to 5 PM
Monday - Saturday  10 AM to 9 PM
Fairgrounds Square Mall- - - 5th Street Highway   Reading, PA
On the original site of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway
30 Years Since The Last Checker Flag At Reading!
 
 


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