Mechanical Skills Tested at EXPO
and Speedway Illustrated Magazine have teamed up to bring a
much-sought-after event to SpeedwayEXPO. Amateurs and fans alike are
invited to participate in the Pit Stop Challenge on Saturday, March
3, at 7:00 PM at SpeedwayEXPO. Teams will perform a simulated pit
stop on an authentic stock car in a race against the clock.
Four-member teams consisting of a jackman, front tire
changer, rear tire changer and a tire carrier will be required to
complete a pre-assigned tire-changing task. Penalties will be
accessed for infractions. The winner will be the team with the
lowest elapsed time and will receive a custom-made specialty trophy.
Pit Stop Challenge rules and application forms are available
Applications will be accepted on the day of the event as well.
Contestants must be at least 18 years old and must register and read
and sign the supplied waiver and release form.
Thanks to Mike Shanley and Team SPC 1, Pit Stop Challengers
will work on a car that was driven in Winston Cup competition by
none other than ’06 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion (and EXPO
celebrity guest) Todd Bodine. The historic No. 94 Monopoly Ford
Thunderbird was built for Bill Elliott and driven in four Cup races
by Bodine after a broken leg at Talladega sidelined Elliott in 1996.
Kids are invited to get in on the action as well. EXPO vendor
Big Daddy’s will offer a pint-sized Pit Stop Challenge. This safe,
fun and exciting event will be on all weekend.
SpeedwayEXPO presented by Town Fair Tire, the Northeast’s
largest motorsports expo, will feature more than three acres of
indoor exhibit space with displays from local and regional race
tracks and vendors of performance parts, accessories and safety
equipment along with a great selection of collectibles and
memorabilia. There will be activities for kids of all ages too, with
pedal car races, R/C racing and more.
NHRA stars Melanie Troxel and Tommy Johnson, Jr. and NASCAR
personalities Kenny Wallace, Clint Bowyer, Todd Bodine, Jeff Hammond
and Mike Joy will make celebrity appearances. There will also be
autograph sessions throughout the weekend with well-known racers
from right here in the Northeast.
SpeedwayEXPO is set for March 2-4 at the Eastern States
Exposition Center in West Springfield, MA. Coupons worth $5 toward
EXPO admission are available at all Town Fair Tire stores. A store
locator can be found on
townfairtire.com. At the door, daily admission for SpeedwayEXPO
is $15 for adults, no charge for children 10 and under.
For complete information, including full event and seminar
schedules and driving directions, log on to
Source Dale Wolbrink/racinpr
February 24, 2007