Story By: LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS – OAKS, PA – Legendary car owner Bob Weikert will be remembered in a special tribute to be held at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2024 Show.
The two-day show will be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA, its home since 2010, on Friday, January 19th from 2-9 p.m. and Saturday, January 20 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
After a highly successful Billy Pauch Tribute during the entire January 2023 event, Weikert’s career as a car owner will be featured in a large D-Hall exhibit in 2024. Several of the famed Weikert’s Livestock No. 29 Sprint Cars will be on display and many drivers who drove them will be on hand to meet fans, take part in two stage events and sign autographs. Bob passed away in 2002, but his two sons, Todd and Ike are expected to be on hand for the tribute.
Weikert won over 500 feature events, over a 30-year period as a car owner. He purchased his first Sprint Car in 1971 for driver Richard Lupo who won for him the first two times out. Later that year he forged a long-time relationship with the late Kenny Weld and together, won the 1972 Knoxville Nationals together. During a three-year span, they won over 100 features together. Doug Wolfgang, with mechanics Davey Brown, Sr. and Jr., took Weikert back to the Knoxville Nationals victory lane in 1984 and 1985, just two of 150 victories they had together in less than four years.
List of drivers planning to attend include Keith Kauffman, Richard Lupo, Paul Pitzer, Len Kruatheim, Randy Wolfe, Lance Dewease, Don Kreitz Jr., Dave Ely and Port Royal Speedway promoter Steve O’Neal.
Nearly 200 race cars of all kinds will once again be on display including a Nico Hülkenberg Haas Formula One race car. Many speedways and organizations will use the show to announce their plans for the new season.
Legendary Drag Racer Bruce Larson is bringing to the show a new Shelby Cobra Dragronsnake. Shelby American, Inc. recently authorized the building of five new Shelby Cobras by Legendary G.T. Continuation Cars in Roaring Spring, PA, and each of these cars has a selling price of $750,000. The car that Larson will bring to the show is the first one in this new series.
The orginial Dragonsnake was a special edition of the Shelby Cobra and just eight cars in this line were outfitted with that performance package. The new car has a much-more powerful Ford V-8 engine than Larson’s original car he drag raced in 1963.
Larson will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs both days of the show as will NASCAR legend Ken Schrader. Jimmy Spencer, will be making a guest appearance on Saturday at the show.
Pioneer Pole Buildings, Inc. takes great pride in constructing the highest quality, most structurally sound buildings in the industry. Company representatives will be on hand during the show to answer any questions regarding their services. A fleet of Pioneer sponsored cars will on display.
Legendary car owner Bob Weikert will be remembered in a special tribute located inside the main entrance in D-Hall. Weikert’s career as a car owner will be featured with several of the famed Weikert’s Livestock No. 29 Sprint Cars on display and many past drivers in attendance. The exhibit will also include a 400-foot wall of photos from his career as a car owner.
On Friday night at 8 PM the annual Aqua Duck Water Transport sponsored Ms. Motorsports competition will begin. Last year 24-year-old Lindsey Garl of Reading, PA was choosen the winner over 16 contestants.
The 2024 Ms. Motorsports will again receive $2,500, second $500 and third $250. A fan voted best in bathing suit winner will pick up $500 as well. Immediately following the competition, a special post-event party will be held at the stage area featuring music, food and beer specials.
The popular, free racers seminars will return in the newly enlarged for seminar room. The RAACE Foundation Big-Wheel races, which featured a record amount of entries in 2003, will be held in the stage area on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.
The popular, free racers seminars will return on Friday and Saturday in the newly enlarged for seminar room.
Show hours will run 2-9 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are available at the door beginning one hour before the show opens. Free parking surrounding the Expo Center.