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Racing Expo Coming to Raleigh
Jan 9, 2013 - updated Jan 9th, 2013 9:54pm
Web posted by Phillip Walker
Raleigh, NC. --
January 7, 2013
Raleigh: The 27th
Piedmont Racing Expo comes to the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, Friday
and Saturday, January 18-19. Event promoter Phillip Walker indicates
that this may be the best Expo in the 27 year history of the event. “We
have the best lineup of racing vendors we’ve ever had plus we’ve got all
the major short-track speedways and regional racing series in the
region represented”, Walker said. Walker and the Piedmont Racing Expo
were honored by the NCMA in 2011 as a Motorsports Industry Award winner.
Expo exhibitor lineup reads like a Who’s Who of short track racing
companies. Companies such as Stacy Puryear Racing Parts, Racing
Electronics, Butlerbuilt Professional Seat Systems, SafeQuip, DRP
Performance, Stock Car Steel, Rapid Red Racing Supply, Gann Race Cars
& Parts, Howell Racing Products, Tri-Star Racing Uniforms, HGR
Trailers, RBR Fabrication, Checkmate Products, Performance Tees,
Graphics Unlimited, Landshark Performance, J&J Race Cars, Mends
Image, Cobra Torches, Renegade Race Fuels, 3-Aces Graphics, and more
suppliers of racing parts and accessories will be on hand for this event
held each January at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC.
addition, many North Carolina speedways and regional racing series will
be on hand to greet race teams with schedules and rules for the 2013
season. Tracks & Series to be represented include: County Line
Speedway, Orange County Speedway, Wake County Speedway, Southern
National Speedway, Clary’s Speedway, Southeast Limited Latemodels,
Southern Ground Pounders, NC Mud Motorsports, East Coast Flatheads, and
the UCAR Clash. Championship race cars and pace cars will also be on
display. For those wishing to pursue a career in motorsports,
Greenville (SC) Technical College will be on hand to showcase their
Carbs, Butlerbuilt Racing Seats, and RacersReunion.com will sponsor the
Third Annual Raleigh Fairgrounds Racers Reunion, held in conjunction
with the Racing Expo. Legendary drivers who raced at the ½ mile dirt
oval on the fairgrounds property from the 1950’s – 1970’s will be
available from 10am-2pm Saturday January 19 for an autograph and photo
session for attendees. Vintage Race Cars will be on display. All
former fairground racers are invited to attend.
mainstay of the Racing Expo, the racer’s auction will take place on
Friday and Saturday as well. Friday’s auction will feature over 500
lots starting at 1pm. Saturday’s auction will have over 700 lots as
well as rolling stock and special items selling starting at 9am.
For more information about the longest running racing trade show and auction in the area, please visit www.piedmontracingexpo.com.
Admission: $10 daily, Youth ages 12-15 $5 daily, No charge for
children under 12 or women. Racing Expo Hours are: 12noon-9pm on Friday
and 8am-5pm on Saturday.