SpeedwayEXPO EXPANDS TO
MALLARY COMPLEX IN 2008
A year ago, Speedway Illustrated announced a new
racing exposition. Then, after months of preparation, the first-ever
SpeedwayEXPO was presented to an expectant crowd in early March this
year. By all measures, the event was a resounding triumph.
SpeedwayEXPO had successfully rejuvenated a Northeastern tradition
and brought together short-track and big-league enthusiasts,
drivers, teams and suppliers.
As the ’07 racing season winds down, the magazine’s staff is
hard at work on the 2nd annual SpeedwayEXPO, February 29 - March 2,
2008. According to Karl Fredrickson, the magazine’s editor, “We
threw a party for 7,000 of our friends. This one’s going to be even
bigger and better!”
In 2008 all the excitement of SpeedwayEXPO will be under one
roof. The event has been moved to the Mallary Complex, adjacent to
the two smaller buildings where XPO’07 was held, at the Eastern
States Exposition grounds in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Dick Berggren, Speedway Illustrated’s founder, said,
“The Mallary Complex is one of the Big E’s newest and best
venues—and, with 130,000 square feet, it’s got room for everything,
including the special events and seminars and the autograph
sessions.” With a larger floor and updated amenities, the Mallary
Complex will be a welcome change for exhibitors at SpeedwayEXPO ’08,
and show-goers will no longer have to brave the weather to walk from
one building to another.
A broad mix of tracks from around the Northeast will offer
asphalt and dirt racing with drag racing and other forms of
motorsports. Vendors of performance parts and accessories again will
be one of the main attractions for enthusiasts and racers.
As SpeedwayEXPO ’08 develops, the racing community is invited
to follow its progress online at www.speedwayexpo.com. The site is
the comprehensive source for all show information, and it provides a
look back at the fun and excitement of the ’07 event as well.
Source Dale Wolbrink/SpeedwayEXPO PR
October 4, 2007