at the Augusta Civic Center
Under New Management
- STEPHEN PERRY
RALPH NASON - DAVE
DION - MIKE ROWE
-- The 3 three-time winners of the Oxford 250 --
will be appearing together at the
Mainely Motorsports booth
EXPO wide AUTOGRAPH
Friday from 6-8 PM & Saturday from 3-5 PM
CWES, ACT, PASS, and Late Model
"Outlaw" racer Eddie MacDonald will be on hand at the
Expo with one of his rides and some of his hardware from
his incredible 2009 season.
- 2nd in the Camping
World Series East Points Stanidings
- 2009 Camping World Series East Lincoln Electric/Airgas
Track Championship at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
- Winner of the 1st ACT Invitational at NHMS
- Winner of the 2009 TD Bank Oxford 250
Legendary New England driver Dave
Dion will be travelling north from Florida to attend the
Expo and meet the fans.
Dave will be there from opening on
Friday until closing on Sunday. He doesn't want to miss
any of his fans that want to stop by to say hello, so he
will be there all three days.
Dave's career is detailed in the book
LIFE WIDE OPEN,
Dave Dion: No Holds Barred
written with Dave Moody.
The Sunoco Orange County Chopper created for
a raffle that benefitted the Victory Junction Gang
will be at the New England Racing Fuel booth.
The Maine Vintage Hall Of Fame's Mobile
Expo Seminar Info:
Seminar Sign Ups will also take
place at the
EXPO on Friday and Saturday!
Drawings for Spotter
the end of each spotter seminar, there will be a drawing
a RACING ELECTRONICS
universal in-line push-to-talk button!
the end of the 3rd seminar, there will be a drawing for
RT006-DELUXE SPOTTER HEADSET
which comes complete with noise-cancelling flex boom,
gel ear pads, and the 5-pin HD scanner option installed.
Hosted by: JEFF DICKERSON
- Spotter / Manager for NASCAR star KYLE BUSCH
Hear from one of the best in the business.
Learn how to improve driver and spotter communications,
improve teamwork and raceday operations. Bring the whole
Hosted by: JEFF DICKERSON
- manager for NASCAR star KYLE BUSCH
- client manager and leader of the driver development
program for Motorsports Management International, one of
the largest motorsports representation firms in the U.S.
MMI have secured some of the largest contracts in the
history of motorsports and corporate sponsorship.
Jeff will be hosting a Q&A luncheon to discuss driver
development and driver management as well as ideas and
information on promotional topics.
Bring your driver's resume!
One seminar only - Saturday, January 9th at 12 noon.
Cost is $15.00 per person.
Seating is limited to 75 for this seminar.
Sign Up Sheet HERE
for the Driver Development
PASS Stars Clark,
Rowe, & Fogleman
at Northeast Motorsports Expo
(January 1 2010) The New Year is upon us, and race fans
from all over northern New England will converge on the
Augusta (Maine) Civic Center next weekend for the
Northeast Motorsports Expo, the traditional lid lifter
to the new racing season. The Pro All Stars Series
(PASS) will once again celebrate the New Year in Augusta
with autograph sessions from racers in every division.
One of the many highlights of the January 8-10 event
will be appearances by 2009 PASS North Super Late Model
Champion Johnny Clark and 2009 PASS South and National
Champion Ben Rowe. Clark is celebrating his fourth PASS
North title, while Rowe now has the distinction of being
the only driver to claim all three PASS super late model
A special guest will join Clark and Rowe in Augusta on
Friday and Saturday. PASS South star Jay Fogleman will
make the trip from Durham, North Carolina to meet and
greet northern super late model fans. Fogleman has more
than 100 career wins to his credit and track
championships at Orange County, South Boston and Ace
Speedways. He’s won four times at Martinsville Speedway
and has nine wins in the former Hooters ProCup series.
In 2009 Fogleman finished fifth in the PASS South super
late model standings with three wins, six top five and
nine top ten finishes in his fourteen starts. Fogleman
chased Rowe for the PASS National Championship title as
well, finishing fifth.
PASS officials will be on hand throughout the weekend to
answer questions; rules and schedules for all four PASS
divisions will be available.
The autograph schedule:
Friday, January 8
– 8:00 PM: Jay Fogleman, Ben Rowe, & Johnny Clark
Saturday January 9
PM – 2:00 PM: Jay Fogleman & Steve Legendre
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Ben Rowe & Johnny Clark
Expect a number of additional drivers to join the PASS
Changes Come for the 22nd Annual
There will be a change in the hours of operation, many
new vendors and all areas of motorsports will be
represented in this years North East Motorsports Expo.
Plus, there will be unique displays and seminars that
will leave you feeling enlightened.
2, 2009) - In all successful establishments,
change can be viewed as a good thing. The 22nd Annual
North East Motorports Expo under went a change in hands
in 2009. SP2 Promotions, a dual operation run by Mainely
Motorsport's Steve Perry and Pullen Heavy Industries
owner Scott Pullen, have taken on the task of making the
North East Motorsports Expo an even bigger success in
2010. Basically, the only thing staying the same this
year at the North East Motorsports Expo is the venue.
For the 22nd consecutive year it will be held
Center, in Augusta Maine.
Former owner Tim Attaya led the North East Motorsports
Expo into prosperity over its 21 years of existence.
Over the years, the Expo has generated appearances by
headliners such as; The Intimidator himself Dale
Earnhardt Sr., The King Richard Petty and even 2009
Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year Joey Logano.
The 2010 North East Motorsports Expo
will not accentuate a Sprint Cup Series driver or owner;
it will employ the services of a "behind-the-scenes"
NASCAR star. Behind every driver is a team and support
system that contributes to his success. 2009 Nationwide
Series Champion Kyle Busch could not have achieved
triumph in his career without long time spotter and
manager Jeff Dickerson. Those of you, who are familiar
with Kyle "Rowdy" Busch, know that it's a complex job
managing such a super star and being Busch’s spotter on
top of it should be a job for an army instead of one
man. Dickerson not only spots for Busch in his
Nationwide Series gig, he also spots for him in the
Camping World Truck Series, Sprint Cup series as well as
any Super Late Model event Busch participates in.
Dickerson has graciously agreed to share his knowledge
and expertise in a series of seminars throughout the
weekend of January 8th, 9th and 10th at
the North East Motorsports Expo. The seminars will be
presented by Racing Electronics.
Northeast Motorsports Expo
Changes Hands for 2010
Tim Attaya Passes Torch to Steve
Perry After 21-Year Run
AUGUSTA, Maine (Jan. 2, 2009) - After a
successful 21-year run that brought some of the
biggest names in auto racing to central Maine,
promoter Tim Attaya is turning over the reigns
of his Northeast Motorsports Expo & Trade Show.
Held at the Augusta Civic Center every January
since 1989, the Northeast Motorsports Expo has
become a tradition among northern New England's
racing enthusiasts. Effective at the conclusion
of this year's 21st annual show, the event will
be managed and run by well known and respected
motorsports personality Steve Perry.
Perry, of Windham, Maine, is best known
as the host of "Mainely Motorsports," a weekly
television show on Time Warner Cable that
showcases all forms of motorsports action.
Racing insiders also know Perry from his days as
half of the famed SP2 Motorsports team, for
which Maine racing legend Mike Rowe drove with
great success on the Pro All Stars Series.
Attaya and wife Cathy have been
synonymous with the Augusta show since they
founded it over two decades ago. Unlike other
racing-related shows, Attaya chose to include
all forms of racing vehicles in his event,
bringing in everything from vintage and current
stocks cars, pulling tractors, motocross bikes,
drag cars, snowmobiles and go-karts. If it had
an engine and raced within Maine, New Hampshire
or even Vermont, Attaya welcomed it to the show.
At the official announcement, Attaya
spoke with passion about his "baby," and how
much he enjoyed the show despite the countless
hours of work involved to put it on. He talked
about his choice for a successor and what it
meant to host the unofficial kickoff to each new
year of short track excitement.
"I had three possible buyers for the
show," explained Attaya. "I chose Steve because
I felt he would do the most with it. He's
ambitious, has good ideas and has a good working
knowledge of the sport. I had 21 great years,
thanks to a lot of help from a host of dedicated
sponsors, staff and fans. I wish Steve all the
best in the future and feel confident he will
take the show to new heights."
Attaya says planning for each year’s show
was time-consuming, but also led to many lasting
friendships from people involved in the sport.
The show became a big part of his life, but he
will cherish the memories from those many
weekends in the Civic Center.
"It was very rewarding for me see the
reactions from fans when meeting big-name
drivers. We were lucky to have had some of the
sport’s biggest heroes come up here to Maine.
Fans loved it, and I enjoyed seeing them smile
when getting an autograph or taking a photo."
Perry has been a life-long race fan and
has years of experience in various aspects of
the sport. Just prior to the announcement of
this venture, he spoke about the vision he has
for the show and how he hopes to rejuvenate this
once-prestigious annual gathering.
"I was honored when Tim approached me to
see if I was interested in taking over the
show," Perry said. “I know what he put into it
for 21 years, and he didn't want just anybody at
the helm. I'm excited about this opportunity to
not only continue a great motorsports tradition,
but to bring back the excitement this show once
had by making it attractive to national racers,
their sponsors and of course more fans."
Perry says Attaya's philosophy of
including all forms of racing vehicles and
displays is similar to that of his television
show. That philosophy will not change under the
direction of SP2 Promotions.
"I feel the inclusion of all types of
racing into the show has always worked. It keeps
it interesting for fans and racers from all
those groups. Our goals for the first couple of
years are to enhance the displays, add new
vendors and try to bring in a national star
people will want to come see. It will take time
and money to achieve these goals, but with hard
work to attract new sponsors and build momentum,
I believe we can bring this show back to where
it was during its heyday."
The dates for the 22nd annual Northeast
Motorsports Expo & Trade Show were also
announced here Friday. The show will be held on
Jan. 8-10, 2010. To stay informed throughout
2009 regarding news and plans, visit the show’s
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