|Date: 2/3/2018 6:14:04 PM|
For Immediate Release
RACING XTRAVANGZA READY TO TAKE CENTER STAGE
By Brad Vores for Racing Xtravaganza
Race fans have been counting down the days for winter to be history and ready for dirt to be flying around Central Pennsylvania.
But before we see dirt, the annual Racing Xtravaganza presented by BAPS Auto Paints show is first up and will take center stage this Saturday and Sunday, February 3-4 at the Utz Arena at the York Expo Center.
Like in years past, Racing Xtravaganza will have a lot to offer all weekend long.
But perhaps the highlight of the 2018 show will be the BAPS Auto Paints $2K to win Cornhole Drivers Challenge.
The Cornhole Challenge will feature 32 drivers that have signed up to compete for BAPS Auto Paints sponsorship. Drivers will compete for $1K to win, however, can win $2K if their race car is on display at the show.
“Each year we try to add new elements to the show for the fans,” stated show owner Scott Gobrecht. “We are really excited to have over 32 drivers competing in the BAPS Auto Paints Cornhole Challenge. We feel this is a feature that will only continue to grow.”
Another new feature to this years show, will be Free RC Racing for fans. Fans can test their driving skills on a radio-controlled racing system that provides exciting 1/18 scale stock car racing.
Back again this year will be the always popular Hickory Falls Family Entertainment Center “Kids Zone” where the future of the sport will be able to spend time entertaining themselves during the show.
“There is no age limit to being a race fan,” Gobrecht added. “That is why we try to have something for kids, teens, parents, and of course our seniors. “Our hope is for race fans of all ages to build strong relationships through the sport of racing. Racing Xtravaganza is a great place to start making those connections.”
Over 130 race vehicles will be on display for fans to get an up close look and two of those vehicles will be on display for the first time ever.
Two newly restored Weikert Livestock Sprint Cars will be on display to bring some nostalgia to the show, of course the cars formerly owned by one of the most decorated sprint car owners in the history of the sport-Bob Weikert.
“The opportunity to showcase not one, but two Weikert Livestock Cars came about through talks with Ike Weikert late last year,” stated Gobrecht. “They worked hard to have the cars ready and we feel extremely honored to have fans view these cars at the show for the first time.”
Driver Meet and Greets and the always popular Miss Racing Xtravaganza Pageant presented by Bricker’s Famous French Fries will take place on the Viper Risk Management Group Main Stage.
Kylie Glatfelter, Miss Racing Xtravaganza 2017 will pass on her crown to a new queen Saturday night to close the show.
Many drivers have signed up for the Meet and Greets all weekend long including Michelle Devilbiss, Joe Moss, Scott Dellinger, Kenny Edkin, Garrett Williamson, Ronnie Grinestaff, Bobby Beard, Chase Billet, Austin Quick, Jim Randy, Brian Carber, Brock Zearfoss, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Adrian Shaffer, Kyle Craker, Billy Nye and John Scarborough along with crew chiefs Scott Zellers, Aaron Long and Jake Hinkle. There will also be a special Meet and Greet with Walt Kline, the original founder of Racing Xtravaganza.
Numerous seminars during the weekend are likely to be standing room only as years past and some of the featured seminars in the Tom Rumsey, Inc. Seminar Room will be York County Racing Club, Sponsorship for your Race Team, PASS/IMCA Sprints, BAPS Motor Speedway, Tour Four Chapel Service, Track Safety and Making Drag Racing Great Again and Eastern Museum of Motor Racing.
The Central PA Blood Mobile will be on hand Sunday with a $10 gift certificate to BAPS Motor Speedway for donors.
Show times are 10am until 9pm on Saturday, February 3 and 10am until 4pm on Sunday, February 4.
Admission will be $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors, $10 for Youth on Saturday but Free on Sunday and Kids 10 and Under admitted Free both days.
Be sure to visit www.racingxtravaganza.com often for all details and “like” Racing Xtravaganza on Facebook for the latest news and details as well.
RACING XTRAVANGANZA SCHEDULE
Saturday, February 3, 2018
10 a.m. Doors open to public
10:30 a.m. BAPS “Finishing First” Cornhole Challenge Kick Off – UTZ Arena
11 a.m. York County Racing Club Seminar – Tom Rumsey, Inc. Seminar Room
11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Kid Zone open – Sponsored by Hickory Falls Family Entertainment Center
11:30 a.m. Driver Meet & Greet with Drag Car Drivers Michelle Devilbliss and Joe Moss – Viper Risk Management Main Stage
1 p.m. Sponsorship Seminar presented by Jeremy Elliott and Kolten Gouse – Tom Rumsey, Inc. Seminar Room
1:30 p.m. Driver Meet & Greet with Super Sportsman Drivers Scott Dellinger, Kenny Edkin and Garrett Williamson – Viper Risk Management Main Stage
3 p.m. Driver Meet & Greet with Late Model Drivers Ronnie Grinestaff, Bobby Beard and Chase Billet – Viper Risk Management Main Stage
3:30 p.m. PASS/IMCA Sprints Seminar – Tom Rumsey, Inc. Seminar Room
4:30 p.m. Driver Meet & Greet with Micro Drivers Austin Quick, Jim Randy and Brian Carber
5 p.m. BAPS Motor Speedway Seminar presented by Kolten Gouse – Tom Rumsey, Inc. Seminar Room
5:30 p.m. Driver Meet & Greet with 410 Sprint Car Drivers Brock Zearfoss, Gerard McIntyre Jr. and Adrian Shaffer – Viper Risk Management Main Stage
6 p.m. Meeting for all Miss Racing Xtravaganza contestants – Green Room
6:15 p.m. Meet & Greet with Walt Kline, the original founder of Racing Xtravaganza – Viper Risk Management Main Stage
7:30 p.m. Miss Racing Xtravaganza Pageant presented by Bricker’s Famous French Fries – Viper Risk Management Main Stage
9 p.m. Doors Close
Sunday, February 4, 2018
10 a.m. Doors open to public
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Central PA Blood Mobile – $10 gift certificate to BAPS Motor Speedway
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Turn Four Chapel Service by Pastor Dave Miller – Tom Rumsey, Inc. Seminar Room
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Kid Zone open – Sponsored by Hickory Falls Family Entertainment Center
11 a.m. Track Safety and Making Drag Racing Great Again Seminar – presented by South Mountain Raceway – Tom Rumsey, Inc. Seminar Room
11:30 a.m. Driver Meet & Greet with PASS/IMCA Drivers Kyle Kraker, Billy Nye, John Scarborough – Viper Risk Management Main Stage
12:30 p.m. Meeting for all Jr. Miss Racing Xtravaganza contestants – Green Room
1 p.m. Jr. Miss Racing Xtravaganza Pageant presented by Bricker’s Famous French Fries – Viper Risk Management Main Stage
1:30 p.m. Eastern Museum of Motor Racing Seminar presented by Lynn Paxton – Tom Rumsey, Inc. Seminar Room
2:30 p.m. BAPS “Finishing First” Cornhole Finals – UTZ Arena
2:30 p.m. Driver Meet & Greet with Crew Chiefs Scott Zellers, Aaron Long and Jake Hinkle – Viper Risk Management Main Stage
3:15 p.m. Awards Presentation and Closing Ceremonies – People’s Choice Award presented by ServiceMaster Clean
4 p.m. Show Closes