Gambler’s Classic Indoor Race Returning To Atlantic City
OAKS, PA March 16, 2009 . . . Motorsports 2010, the largest race car and trade show of its type in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region, will leave Atlantic City, N.J., and take place at the new Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. next year.
Show organizer Len Sammons has announced that the 25th anniversary edition of the show, filling all 220,000 square feet of the Expo Center, will open on Friday, January 22 and continue through Sunday, January 24, 2010. The event, having attracted many of the major names in the sport over the years will once again offer just about everything imaginable in motorsports.
Importantly, the Len Sammons Motorsports-produced Gambler’s Classic Indoor Auto racing events will continue to take place at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Those very popular races, featuring the Three- Quarter (TQ) Midgets, will now follow the Motorsports show on the calendar. The races will now be held one week later, on Friday and Saturday nights, January 29 and 30, 2010.
The new Expo Center in Oaks has gained rave reviews from show operators and show attendees since opening just a short time ago. Expo Center management is continuing to make improvements in the facility. More than 4,000 free on-site parking spaces and increased floor space will be available by the end of this summer, in plenty of time for Motorsports 2010.
“We are going full circle with the show,” said event organizer Len Sammons. “When the Motorsports event was started 24 years ago, it was located just five miles up the road from Oaks at the Valley Forge Convention Center. The first show filled less than 50,000 square feet of space, but soon out grew the Valley Forge location. The show then moved to the larger Fort Washington Convention Center, also in Pennsylvania and a short distance away, until it was closed for business development in 2006. The Motorsports show has been held the last three years at N.J.’s Atlantic City Convention Center.
“Now, the new building in Oaks has allowed us to return to our roots in the Philadelphia area, just in time for our 25th anniversary event!”
The show will return to a three-day format with exact hours of operation to be announced. Additional show information will be announced in the near future.
“The news of the show moving back to an area it was held for 21 years should created a lot of excitement,” Sammons said. “The change in venue featuring a more central location should spirit tremendous interest from exhibitors and attendees.”
Exhibitors who participated in the 2009 show will have the first chance to reserve their booth space location for the 25th annual show. The deadline for renewal reservations will be May 15th. An event brochure will be in the mail in the next two weeks to previous exhibitors. It will also be available at the event web-site, aarn.com or by calling the show office at (609)-888-3618.
Len Sammons Productions has also confirmed that after a very successful debut of indoor racing at the Dunkin’ Donuts Arena in Providence, R.I., a date is also being confirmed for a return to that venue. And, a third Indoor Auto Racing event is being considered. Additional information on any Len Sammons promoted events, including Motorsports 2010 and the indoor races, are available at aarn.com, by calling 609-888-3618, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.