Story By: LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS – OAKS, PA – When the doors open at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2024 show this Friday and Saturday, January 19th and 20th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, the involvement of the title sponsor for the last ten events will be showcased at the front entrance.
Pioneer Pole Buildings (PPB) has been the title sponsor of the Motorsports show since 2014. Their support and sponsorship of local short-track racing on many different levels will become obvious when walking around their spacious display at the show when it opens at 2 PM on Friday and 10 AM on Saturday.
PPB, headquarter in Schuylkill Haven, PA, will be promoting their product line while showcasing a Modified, Sprint Car, Late Model, Micro Sprint and Slingshot they will sponsor this season.
That will include the unveiling of a brand-new No. 1 dirt Modified owned and to be driven by Billy Pauch Jr. this season. Pauch’s famous father, now retired from Modified competition, has anchored the front of the display annually for many years, now it’s his son’s car.
The winningest open cockpit driver in the northeast in 2023, Freddie Rahmer will have his No. 51 410 Sprint Car, a number made famous by his father as well, on display.
Craig Von Dohren’s new No. 30 and Kevin Hirthler’s No. 117 Modifieds will also be a part of the display as well as Jonathan Swanson’s USAC East non-wing Sprint Car,
Showing the range of PPB’s support in racing, Jim Bernheisel’s No. 31 Super Late Model will be on display as well as Brett Bieber’s Slingshot and Micro Sprints to be driven by Matthew and Trent Warner. Davey Sammons’ PPB sponsored No. 79 Modified and Logan Watt’s No. 4w will be located just across the aisle way in the Bob Hilbert Sportswear booth.
Team PPB drivers will also be signing special autograph cards as part of three different groups on Saturday afternoon. Stop by and get an autograph and photo with your favorite driver!
Sprint Car drivers will kick off the autographs on Saturday from 12 noon to 1 AM with the Rahmers: Fred, Freddie and Brandon joined by brothers Jonathan and David Swanson along with Trevor Kobylarz.
The legend Billy “The Kid” Pauch Sr, his son Billy Jr. and grandson Billy III will anchor the 1 to 2 PM group along with Mason Peters, Steve Sterner, Christian Bruno, Jared Umbenhauer, Matthew Warner, Trent Warner, Christian Donati and Logan Watt.
Von Dohren, the winningest driver in the history of the Grandview Speedway and Super Late Model veteran Jim Bernheisel and son Bryan headline the 2:00-3:00 PM group along with Davey Sammons.
The Hirthler family will also be a part of this group. That includes Modified and Sportsman racers Kevin Hirthler and brother Brian. Kevin’s son Jesse (Sportsman) and daughter Kayla (Quarter Midgets) will join them as well.
Pioneer Pole Buildings, Inc. takes great pride in constructing the highest quality, most structurally sound buildings in the industry. All buildings are designed for a 90 MPH minimum wind load. Every Pioneer building is individually designed by their expert engineering department and is built on site. Company representatives will be on hand during the two-day show to answer any questions regarding their services.
The Pioneer sponsored cars will be part of nearly 200 race cars of all kinds on display. Many speedways and organizations will use the show to announce their plans for the new season.
A continuous offering of informative racer seminars will make Motorsports extra important day for racers. Check out the recently released schedule on the show web-site.
Former NASCAR Cup series driver Ken Schrader and Jimmy Spencer will be talk racing on stage during the show and signing autographs. A special tribute to long-time successful Sprint Car owner Bob Weikert will be held during the entire show.
On Friday at 8 PM the Aqua-Duck Water Transport sponsored Ms. Motorsports pageant will be held. Thanks to Aqua-Duck, this year’s winner will again receive $2,500 and the swim suit winner $500.
After the show closes on Friday at 9 PM a post-show party, hosted by Old Milwaukee Beer, will follow to 12 midnight in D-Hall. Bucket of beer specials, a full bar and a range of different food items will be available. A live band and a DJ will offer non-stop music.
The RAACE Foundation sponsored Big Wheel races will be held on Saturday at 3 PM in three ages groups from 3 to 9. No pre-entry is needed, children with their parents must check in at the stage area prior to 1 PM. Big Wheels are supplied.
The show is open on Friday from 2 to 9PM. Saturday hours are 10 to 7 PM. The show box office opens daily one hour prior before the show. A special show area that includes the Bob Weikert Tribute is open for pre-show viewing.
The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks continues to be a great location in the center of the northeast motorsports world right in the suburbs of Philadelphia. It’s easy in and easy out with plenty of Free parking surrounding the Expo Center.