The 2014 racing season has concluded for the Abbey Price Racing Team. The 9a X-cel 600 Dirt Modified Racing team is done for the Season after a visit to North Carolina last weekend.
The team was able to run a race in the #24 midget pictured above. The weekend was a great learning experience for the team as they get ready for 2015. Two new cars will be in the stable. The Midget once it is completed and a 2015 X-cel 600 Dirt Modified racer. The next few weeks the team will be buys with the Holidays around the corner. This Thanksgiving don’t forget to take time with your friends and family. Other news below.
This weekend at Wall NJ is the Turkey Derby a fun weekend of Pavement Modifieds at the High Bank Pave 1/3 Mile track. Than indoor racing takes place with the Battle of Trenton in December featuring TQ’s and Slingshots. In 2015 is the 30th Anniversary Motorsports show. Abbey and Chip will be in attendance for the show.
DICK BERGGREN TO BE PART OF PPB MOTORSPORTS 2015 RACE CAR AND TRADE SHOW AT GREATER PHILADELPHIA EXPO CENTER, JAN. 23-25 . . . Dr. Dick Berggren has so much knowledge of motorsports, so many experiences and the ability to share all that with fans of the sport. He will be doing just that when he appears at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show set for January 23-25th at the spacious Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.
The former FOX Network NASCAR pit reporter (2001-2012) will be doing an on-stage discussion and taking questions from what is expected to be a large turnout of race fans. In addition the former publisher of the well-respected Speedway Illustrated magazine will sign autographs.
Berggren will be able to talk about his 26 feature wins as a racer (1967-1981), his work as a writer for local newspapers, his time with Stock Car Racing magazine while he was teaching at Emmanuel College and his time with FOX.
Also he will share with everyone the plans for the North East Motor Sports Museum which will be built on property leased from New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Berggren is the president of the Racing History Preservation Group and a driving force behind the planned 10,000 square foot museum.
“The goal of the museum is to cover all aspects of motorsports from this area, not just NASCAR or drag racing but any and all racing that has taken place in the New England area,” said Berggren. More details can be found at www.nemsmuseum.com.
As part of an effort to raise funds for the museum Berggren will also spend time in the Coastal 181 display area and will be happy to sign copies of a new book “A History of Auto Racing in New England.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the show. Part of the proceeds from the book will go to the museum.
The book, including more than 400 photos, is available for just $34.95 plus $6 S&H from Coastal181.com or telephone 877.907.8181. A great Christmas gift idea.
Berggren will be one of many well-known personalities involved with motorsports along with popular competitors that will be part of the three day show that offers just about everything imaginable in motorsports in 250,000 square feet of well-planned show space. More than 200 motorsports vehicles will be on display including a large selection of historic, collectible, classic, vintage and current unique race cars.
Complete details on the show, celebrating its 30th anniversary, can be found at aarn.com.