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VALLEY FORGE, PA-NASCAR Cup Stewart-Haas Racing Fan Favorite Ryan Preece Meets Fans At Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2023 Show On Day Two, Best Booth Awards Presented, Billy Pauch Car Owners Swap Stories, Memories On Stage; Dates Set For 2024 PPB Motorsports Show
 Oaks, PA (Sat.) – Day Two of the 2023 Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2023 show Saturday featured a guest appearance by NASCAR Cup driver Ryan Preece, the presentation of Best Booth Awards by the newly crowned Aqua Duck Water Transport Ms. Motorsports 2023 Lindsey Garl, and a rousing Roundtable stage discussion among Billy Pauch and many of his former car owners.
Preece signed hundreds of autographs for fans after informing show attendees of his excitement about racing full-time on the NASCAR Cup Circuit for the first time since 2021. Preece signed autographs in front of the United Rentals Stewart Haas Racing Ford Mustang No. 41 he will drive full-time in 2023.
 Ms. Motorsports 2023 began her reign at the Show Saturday, presenting Best Booth Awards to show exhibitors.
 Award winners were SUBLMTD for  Best Commercial Display, Logan Watt for Best Stock Car, Adrianna Delliponto for Best Open Cockpit Car, High Side Hustler for Best Quarter Midget, the Outlaw Micro Stocks/ ALP Enterprises for Best Speedway Club, Bruce Larson’s USA 1 Funny Car for Best Appearing Drag Car, the Liedl L car that was part of the Billy Pauch Tribute Display for Best Vintage Stock Car, and the Kurtis Kraft 1956 Roadster No. 27 for Best Vintage Open Cockpit Car.
 Exhibitors were pleased with show turnouts for both days of this year’s show.
 “We had a lot of interested people at our booths all weekend,” commented Doug Rose, promoter of Bridgeport Motorsports Park and The Action Track At Kutztown. “It was a steady crowd Friday and Saturday was non-stop,” Rose said, noting that his hoarse-sounding voice was from talking to show attendees, not from a cold.
 “Friday was very busy for us and Saturday was solid,” Bulldog Rears/ DMI principal Dave Ely confided. “This is the 12th year for us at the Show and it was a great one. We don’t necessarily do the show to make sales as much as we do to support the concept and meet with our customers. This year we made some new sales,” Ely praised.
 Behrent’s Performance Warehouse’s Jeff Behrent, who had 11 sales staff at his booth, was pleased. “Friday was very good and Saturday was just as good. Lots of traffic, good steady sales,” Behrent summed.
 Bob Hilbert Sportswear staff said that while there were some shirts left by the show’s end, there were none left in the most popular sizes.
 Racing legend Billy Pauch was joined on stage, for the second day of this show, this time by many of his former car owners including Glen Hyneman, D.A. Hanson, George and Marilyn VanVarick, Tony Sesely, Al and Dave DeBlasio and Leon and Joe Liedl, Jr. Stories were swapped among the owners who praised Pauch for his efforts in their equipment while recalling some of the trials and tribulations of their years together.
 The American Three Quarter Midget Racing Association (ATQMRA) used the Motorsports Show to host its annual Awards Banquet Saturday afternoon, with 2022 champion Kyle Taraska among many honored.
 Saturday’s PPB Motorsports Show activity was dedicated to a wide range of seminars.
 Topics include Sprint Car 101 with Jim and Chris Shuttlesworth, engine and fuel system maintenance from VP Racing Fuel’s Fred Turza, Dirt Sportsman team development with five-time 2022 championship-winning crew chef Sam Wescott, racing photography tips from award-winning lensman Bob Yurko, Dirt Modified Four Coil set up tips from Chuck Schmick of Behrent’s Performance Warehouse and formerly of Eibach Springs, and the Basics Of Racing with longtime Motorsports Show presenter Roy Anderson.
 Jim Shuttlesworth was pleased with his turnout. “We had somewhere around 35 people at Our Sprint Car seminar. They listened and asked questions. I think everyone who was there learned some things,” Shuttleworth shared.
 Also on the Saturday schedule was the RAACE foundation Kids Big Wheel Races with a large turnout of youngsters participating in three different age brackets.
 Dates for the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2024 Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks PA have been set by Len Sammons Production for Friday and Saturday, January 19-20, 2024.
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2023
Lindsey Garl Crowned Aqua Duck Ms. Motorsports 2023; Billy Pauch, Bruce Larson Meet & Greet Fans; Ryan Preece To Be ‘In The House’ For Day Two Of PPB Motorsports 2023 At Greater Phila. Expo Center;  Motorsports Saturday To Feature Full Day Of Seminars
  Oaks, PA (Jan. 20) –  Lindsey Garl was crowned Ms. Motorsports 2023 on Friday, Day One of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show in Oaks, PA.  Lindsey, of Reading, PA, was a popular winner among the 16 contestants in the Aqua Duck Water Transport-sponsored competition held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA Friday night.  Aqua Duck Water Transport owner Todd Baer, PPB Motorsports 2023 Show Promoter Len Sammons, and Ms. Motorsports 2022 Morgan Rochelle-Bealer made the presentation to the new winner on stage.
 The 24-year-old mental health advocate races at Shellhammer’s Dirt Track as a Slingshot competitor.  In addition to her crown, the new Ms. Motorsports earned $2,500, and a poster deal worth $1,000.
 Dirt Track racing legend Billy Pauch and Funny Car Drag Racing legend Bruce Larson shared stories from their years behind the wheel with large and enthusiastic crowds Friday. Pauch was joined by fellow racers Jimmy Horton, Sammy Beavers, Fred Rahmer, Glenn Fitzcharles, and Wade Hendrickson on stage where stories were swapped in a lively roundtable discussion.
 “We all raced hard and respected each other, most of the time,” Pauch laughed.
 Pauch will return tomorrow for day two, Saturday, January  21 of the PPB Motorsports Show on stage. He will shre stories with many of his former car owners including Glen Hyneman, Leon and Joseph Liedl Jr., Al and Dave DeBlasio, Tony Sesely, DA Hanson, George and Marilyn Van Varick, Will Brown, Mike Heffner, and Zemco’s Tommy Carl.
 Larson discussed the details of his Hall Of Fame NHRA Funny Car career with a big audience on hand.  He will also return to the Show Saturday to meet and greet fans.
Ryan Preece, recently announced NASCAR Cup full-time driver with Stewart-Haas Racing and their United Rentals No 41 Ford Mustang, will talk on stage at 3 PM about his new 2023 opportunity, his Asphalt Modified plans, then sign autographs from 3:30 to 5 PM next to the SHR United Rentals Ford.
 The winningest drivers of 2022, Matt Sheppard and Matt Hirschman, will be honored Saturday as the Area Auto Racing News winningest Dirt Modified and Asphalt Modified drivers respectively. Both will sign autographs after their presentation ceremonies that begin at 1 PM Saturday.
 The American Three Quarter Midget Racing Association (ATQMRA) will use the Motorsports Show to host its annual Awards Banquet starting at 2 PM at Booth 209-309.
 At the center of Saturday’s PPB Motorsports Show activity are a variety of wide-ranging seminars. Topics include Sprint Car 101 with Jim and Chris Shuttlesworth, engine and fuel system maintenance from VP Racing Fuel’s Fred Turza, Dirt Sportsman team development with five-time 2022 championship-winning crew chef Sam Wescott, race track media relations with Lincoln Speedway media coordinator Wayne Harper, racing photography tips from award-winning lensman Bob Yurko,  Dirt Modified Four Coil set up tips from Chuck Schmick of Behrent’s Performance Warehouse and formerly of Eibach Springs, and the ever popular Basics Of Racing with long time Motorsports Show presenter Roy Anderson.  All seminars are free of charge as part of PPB Motorsports 2023 admission.
 Also on the Saturday schedule is the RAACE foundation Kids Big Wheel Races, competitions in three age brackets for prizes and trophies racing with Big Wheels supplied by the Motorsports staff.
 The PPB Motorsports Show on Saturday, January 21 opens at 11 AM (with a 10 AM early opening for early arrivals to view D-Hall exhibits).
For more information about the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show visit www.motorsportstradeshow.com