Date: 2/3/2009 3:42:28 PM



The 24TH Annual NAPA Auto Parts Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show is planning a busy week at the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA and it all gets underway on Sunday, February 22 and continues through February 28.   Plenty of race cars from the past and present will fill the Fairgrounds Square Mall for this very popular off season racing event that is sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts and Lee Myles Transmission & Auto Care.

Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc and Alpine Building & Post Supply are planning to take part in this event.   A combined display for the Schuylkill County businesses will include handouts, information and giveaway items for show attendees.    "We always enjoy promoting our businesses within the local racing community," said Matt Goehring of Alpine Building & Post Supply. "We welcome the opportunity to be a part of the show. It has been a longstanding off-season tradition for racers in the area."

The PPB Racing No. 8 358-Modified to be driven weekly at Big Diamond Raceway (Forrestville, Pa.) on Fridays and Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, Pa.) on Saturdays will be on display at the show. Pauch Jr., the 21-year-old Frenchtown, N.J., talent, has set plans to attend on Friday evening Feb. 27 and will be available for autographs.

Pauch Jr. was a feature winner for the Bob Greene-owned PPB Racing effort in 2008 at Big Diamond Raceway.   Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. and Alpine Building & Post Supply, based in Schuylkill Haven, Pa., are actively involved in motorsports through team ownership for Billy Pauch Jr., sponsorship support of Billy Pauch Sr., sponsorship of the Big Diamond Raceway Coalcracker 100 weekend and Grandview Speedway's Freedom 76 Cash Dash.

Most recently, the companies announced their collective support of the 'Racing Roundup' - a column dedicated to local auto racing set to debut in The Reading Eagle sports pages beginning March 6. The column will run for 39 consecutive Fridays.

"We greatly appreciate all these two businesses do for our sport, especially their support of the "Racing Roundup" column that will showcase the local short track racing scene", comment  show organizer, Bob Miller.    Please visit their websites for more information.   Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. - and Alpine Building & Post Supply -

Nightly events will highlight the Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show, including the Celebrity Bartender Nights that will take place at Ronies Exeter Cafe at 9th & Exeter Street in Reading, PA.  Celebrity guests will tend bar from 8:30 to 9:30 PM Monday through Thursday nights the week of the show.  See the event schedule for more details.

24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show Tentative Schedule of Events
Sunday, February 22 1 PM
  Racing Families- - - A salute to the generations of families in racing.
Russ & Rusty Delp,  Earl Derr & Josh Weller,  Scotty & Andrew Haus, Barry & Andy Burkhart, Ronnie & Rose Linebach, The Skias Family, Kenny Brightbill & Keith and Brad  and an endless list of others.
Race fans, if you can think of any father and son, grandfather and grandson combinations, please call Donna Miller and we will reach out to the individuals and invite them.   Contact Donna at 443-513-4456.   Thoughts:  Reimert, DeSantis, Braxton, Brightbill, Lotier, Erb, Meitzlers, Horton, Pauch, Cozze.  Plenty of folks to invite, help us make sure we invite them all!
Randy's Raceway HO Track opens for the week long show.
Reading Racing Historical Society Kicks off Week long Display

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

Tuesday, February 24 7 PM Modified Madness Night!  Big block, Small Block, Sportsman Modified Drivers Meet & Greet
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 others
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.
Meet Tom and TJ Mayberry and Frank Polimeda
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM  Celebrity Bartender Night!   Be served by special guest bartenders to be announced.
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- - Our Nation's oldest traveling sprint organization to Meet & Greet the Fans
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!
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

For more information, please contact Donna Miller at 443-513-4456.

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