Racin' Preview is Set For This Weekend in Maine
Portland Show Brings Life to Off-Season
Racin' Paper PR Report
Local stock car racers get anxious for their upcoming short track seasons as the NASCAR season gets underway each February in Daytona.

Short track fans get their first opportunity to see what’s in store for the 2009 season on the local bullrings at the 15th annual Racin’ Preview 2009 show at the Portland Expo on the weekend following the Daytona 500, Friday and Saturday, February 20-21.

Several stock car racing facilities will be officially represented, and there will be a number of unofficial representatives from various tracks and tours competing throughout Northern New England.

Joining the various local speedways from the tri-state region will be regional touring series like the Pro All Stars Series (PASS), the American-Canadian Tour (ACT), the True Value Modified Racing Series (TVMRS), Sprint Cars of New England (SCONE) and NELCAR Legends, along with representatives from two or three other traveling series.

Racin’ Preview 2009 annually salutes the past in local and regional motorsports and this year the Maine Vintage Race Car Association promises what should be their best-ever display.  More vintage racecars and historic displays than ever are on the agenda, says MVRCA show coordinator Dodo Brockman.

Autograph opportunities abound at Racin’ Preview 2009, and hundreds of door prizes will be handed out, chiefly by show floor host and emcee Bill DaButler.

Doors open at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 20, with the show open until 10:00 p.m.  Saturday Racin’ Preview 2009 hours run from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.  The Portland Expo is located at 239 Park Avenue (U.S. Route 1) in Portland, Maine.  For more information please call 603-447-4251.


Steve Perry's popular Mainely Motorsports television show will be on hand at Racin' Preview 2009 at the Portland Expo to present his first annual 'Mainely Awards,' as chosen by the viewers of his program.

Fourteen categories of 'Mainelys' will be presented at Racin' Preview, including six categories of "Driver of the Year" awards at various levels of oval track competition.

More 'Mainely' categories to be awarded for the 2008 season at Racin' Preview 2009 include Surprise Moment of 2008; Non-Asphalt Short Track Racing Coverage By Mainely Motorsports TV; Favorite Event 2008; Next Generation To Find Stardom; Who You Most Want To See Return To Full Time Competition; Still Getting It Done; Breakthrough Moment 2008 and Favorite Photo.

Perry and other personnel associated with Mainely Motorsports TV will be on hand throughout the weekend show at the Portland Expo. The show airs throughout Maine every Wednesday and Friday night on all Time-Warner cable systems at 8:00 p.m. 

Scenes from the 2008 Racin' Preview.  (51 Photos)