HEARN NAMED THE GREATEST DRIVER AT MOTORSPORTS 2013

Date: 1/19/2013 8:13:32 AM

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HEARN NAMED ‘GREATEST DRIVER OF AREA AUTO RACING NEWS’ FIRST 50 YEARS’ AT MOTORSPORTS 2013 SHOW, WALTRIP WOWS FANS

Show continues on Saturday and Sunday at Expo Center

OAKS, PA (January 18, 2013) – The twenty-eighth edition of the Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show’s opening night saw Brett Hearn named as the ‘Greatest Driver Of Area Auto Racing News’ First 50 Years’. The unprecedented and prestigious honor was witnessed by one of the largest Friday night crowds in the history of the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions event. “I am grateful to the fans, the motorsports media, and to Area Auto Racing News for this amazing honor,” said Hearn, 56, of Sussex, N.J., winner of over 800 feature races and 40 track or circuit championships in his career that began in 1975 and has never waned.

NASCAR Sprint Cup team owner and two time Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip answered questions from attendees and signed autographs for his fans Friday night. “Coming to Motorsports is a great time for me. This region has some of the most knowledgeable race fans in the country and it was a pleasure to meet so many of them face to face,” Waltrip said. Hearn’s selection was the culmination of a year long process involving members of the media and race fans alike. The top fifty drivers were first named from over 350 nominees; the top ten were identified in mid-October and a separate vote was then conducted. Hearn was the winner over the late Richie Evans, Billy Pauch, Frankie Schneider, Kenny Brightbill, Fred Rahmer , the late Dick Tobias, Jimmy Horton, Jimmy Horton, Will Cagle and Danny Johnson. Evans and Tobias were represented by their widows, Lynn Evans and Mary Tobias. Frankie Schneider, who had planned on attending , was unable to do so at the last minute for health reasons and was represented by his daughter Diane. “This competition was one of the all-time highlights in Area Auto Racing News’ history,” said AARN publisher Len Sammons. “Each of these great champions are deserving of being named number one.”

The Motorsports 2013, Fueled by Sunoco, Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show continues Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, 1963 Indianapolis 500 champion Parnelli Jones will meet and greet fans and sign copies of his new book ‘As A Matter Of Fact, I Am Parnelli Jones’. Fast rising NASCAR Nationwide Rookie Of The Year Austin Dilllon and his brother, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie Of The Year Ty Dillon will answer fans’ questions in a one-on-one round table discussion, and the top winning drivers throughout the Northeast in 2012 - Stewart Friesen, Pat Cannon, Greg Hodnett, Jimmy Zacharias, John Waters, Wayne Helliwell Jr., and Jessica Miller – will be honored in a special ceremony followed by a group autograph session. The Saturday highlight of the Motorsports 2013 Show is the crowning of the 2013 BPG Racing Ms. Motorports; the pageant begins at 8:00 PM. On Sunday, ‘Metal Fab Family Fun Day’, the Little Ms. Motorsports competition and the Kids Big Wheel Races, annual Motorsports Show traditions, close out the three days of motorsports excitement.

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