The Chrome Horn News



    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 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
Posted:  October 4, 2007

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