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Racing Expo at PRI Trade Show
Nov 29, 2011 - updated Nov 29th, 2011 8:01am
Web posted by Phillip Walker
Raleigh, NC. --
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Raleigh, NC: Piedmont Racing Expo will have a booth at the 25th Annual Performance Racing Industry Show in Orlando, Dec 1-3. The international racing trade show is the first major racing trade show of the winter season. It will be the fourth straight year that Phillip Walker has participated in Orlando, promoting his Piedmont Racing Expo, now in its 26th year. Walker's Piedmont Racing Expo was a winner of the 2011 North Carolina Motorsports Association Industry Award.
Walker along with David Paschall of Raleigh will be joined by Jeff Gilder of RacersReunion.Com in staffing the Piedmont Racing Expo booth # 2741 during the three day racing industry trade show. "We make contacts with many of our vendors and sponsors at PRI and get them lined up to be at our show in Raleigh in January", Walker stated. "We're also seeking sponsorship of the Second Annual Raleigh Fairgrounds Speedway Racers Reunion held on Saturday, January 14, in conjunction with the Racing Expo.
Legendary drivers from the 1950s – 1970s will be returning for the 26th Annual Piedmont Racing Expo and the Second Annual Raleigh Fairgrounds RacersReunion! The Expo will be held on Friday and Saturday, January 13-14, 2012 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC. The RacersReunion will be held in conjunction with the Expo on Saturday, January 14. Former NASCAR Grand National Drivers along with Late Model drivers will be on hand for autographs, photos, and to tell stories about their racing adventures at the famous clay oval located on the fairgrounds property. Last January, former Grand National drivers Gene Hobby from Apex, and Hank Thomas of Winston Salem served as Grand Marshals for the inaugural event.
The Fairgrounds Speedway was a half mile dirt oval where NASCAR Grand National (Now Sprint Cup) and Grand American races were held from 1955 until 1970. Junior Johnson won the first race there and Richard Petty won the last one. Racing continued at the track after 1970 featuring latemodel hotshoes from several states until the late 1970’s.
The Piedmont Racing Expo is open from 1-9pm on Friday, January 13, and from 8am-5pm on Saturday, January 14. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 12-15 and ladies and kids under 12 free. For more info, see www.piedmontracingexpo.com.