Motorsports 2007 presented by VP Racing Fuels, will move to Atlantic City in January, creating a blockbuster off-season weekend for motorsports enthusiasts in the seaside resort town. The 22nd edition of the Motorsports Expo is set for January 12-14 at the plush Atlantic City Convention Center, Len Sammons Productions announced on Monday.
Fort Washington complex prompted Motorsports 2007 show promoter Lenny Sammons to locate a suitable new site. Piggy-backing the show with the Atlantic City Indoor Races, which Len Sammons Productions has also promoted for the last four years, was the logical solution.
Bringing Motorsports 2007 to the Atlantic City Convention Center and moving the Indoor Race to the same weekend will set up a huge weekend for auto racing fans,� said Sammons, who launched the Motorsports show in 1986. �They will be able to make a single trip to an exciting city and take in one of the country's best motorsports shows during the afternoon and witness exciting live auto racing at night.�
Time schedules for Motorsports 2007 and the Atlantic City Indoor Races are still in the planning stages, but the show will occupy the morning and afternoon hours and the racing action will dominate the evenings after the Expo closes on Fri., Jan. 12, and Sat., Jan. 13. The A.C. Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall are separated by only a few city blocks.
51 Sports and 51 Designs will be on hand at Motorsports 2007 with a display booth. Speed51.com founder and SPEED TV personality Bob Dillner will also make an appearance at the show on Sunday, meeting fans from 1-3pm.
The Mid-Winter Motorsports Extravaganza will coincide with the annual Atlantic City Indoor Race at nearby Boardwalk Hall, where Three Quarter Midgets and 600cc Micro-Sprints will battle on January 12-13. The Indoor Race has been moved up one week from its 2006 date to make Atlantic City a Mecca of motorsports activity.
Motorsports 2007 moves to the Atlantic City Convention Center after a successful 12-year run at the Fort Washington (Pa.) Expo Center. The recent sale of the
This move will help take Motorsports 2007 to a new level because the Atlantic City Convention Center is such a superb, professional facility,� said Sammons. �We�re also anticipating record attendance for the Indoor Races because of the interest that will be created by a doubleheader weekend.�
Motorsports 2007 will occupy nearly 300,000 sq. ft. of the A.C. Convention Center, which serves as a gateway to the town. It is not only easily accessible by car but also by train, since a New Jersey Transit rail station is connected to the facility.
The show will retain its popular mix of hard-core manufacturer booths and speedway, race car,
The setting for Motorsports 2007 will be the Atlantic City Convention Center. (ACCC Photo)
51 Sports and 51 Designs will be on hand at the show with their own display. be sure to stop by.
collectibles and interactive displays. Free technical seminars for racers will continue to be offered throughout the event, and fans will have ample opportunities to obtain free autographs from some of the biggest stars in motorsports.
Detailed exhibitor information for Motorsports 2007 will be available soon, but already interest in the show is high.
"We've gotten an overwhelming response from vendors concerning the move to Atlantic City," said show manager Joe Pratt. "Everyone is excited to be part of a show at first-class venue like the Atlantic City Convention Center." Exhibitor info on Motorsports 2007 presented by VP Racing Fuels may be obtained by calling Joe Pratt at 609-888-3618.