Len Sammons Productions has announced new dates for Motorsports 2014 and the Atlantic City Boardwalk Indoor Races. Both events will be held one week earlier than originally planned to avoid scheduling conflicts. The 29th annual Motorsports show will be held Friday through Sunday, January 10-12, 2014 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. Indoor racing will be back inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall for the 12th consecutive year on Friday and Saturday January 24 and 25. The events will be preceded by a practice session on Thursday, January 23.
“The staging of the Super Bowl in New Jersey on the first weekend in February has forced us to rethink our plans,” said event producer Len Sammons. “The casino hotels in Atlantic City expect to derive business from the Super Bowl and as a result, cannot guarantee us a discounted room rate or the availability we desire. This is a consideration that we must take into account for the sake of our competitors and fans.”
In moving the indoor race ahead one week, Sammons has also determined the need to advance forward the dates for the 29th Annual Motorsports Show.
“The way the calendar falls in 2014; there are no date conflicts of any kind with this weekend (January 10-12) and the management of the Expo Center was able to make a swap for us,”? said Sammons. “It is a perfect fit.”
The Motorsports Show, fueled by Sunoco and distributed by Insinger Performance, attracted huge crowds and showcased a near record number of exhibitors in 2013. NASCAR stars Michael Waltrip and Austin and Ty Dillon; along with 1963 Indianapolis 500 winner Parnelli Jones, made well-received appearances.
The NAPA Auto Parts Atlantic City Indoor Race Weekend produced a large field of drivers and highly competitive races in all divisions. Saturday night’s TQ Midget Gamblers Classic was a thriller with Anthony Sesely winning by a narrow margin over Jimmy Blewett after Ted Christopher took a late race flip while battling for the victory.
Exhibitor information will be available shortly for the Motorsports 2014. Information can be obtained for either event by calling 609-888-3618 or at aarn.com.
Source: Ernie Saxton/AARN